If, hypothetically, you were trying to download a certain pilot on which they pulled the plug, you could search using Google and the name of the show you were looking for plus "filetype:torrent". But the Googlebot doesn't update fast enough. So you might try ISOHunt
, which searches the global frequency of torrent sites. (You might call ISOHunt a sort of global frequency pilot.) And you would find four torrents... of which, supposing you fired up Bittorrent
, you'd discover two are working.
Hypothetically speaking, of course.
UPDATE: Emily reminds me that one functioning torrent could be on Torrent Spy
, though it may not be the fastest one; and Jason points out that the whole thing might be on Usenet at alt.binaries.multimedia, accessible through Mininova
if your news feed doesn't carry it. They have a free trial offer of 3GB. But you have to give your credit card info. Which might make you nervous, as downloading an unaired pilot may not be kosher.
I've heard that www.mininova.com is quite reliable because of their file review system. This helps get rid of the fakes... They might have a pilot there that was cancelled... and there might be a reliable torrent there without any fakes messing up the operation...
If one, hypothetically, wanted to see just how available a certain pilot is for downloading, one could also check http://www.torrentspy.com.
Sadly, there doesn't seem to be anyone seeding the whole thing anymore. I've got 98% of it, but am only uploading at this point... I can't download.
You sure 'bout that?
yeah, there's definitely a working torrent up at torrentspy...
It wasn't there (or wasn't working for me) last time I tried it, but it's working now! Thanks, guys!
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