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Monday, June 13, 2005

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.

6 Comments:

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...

By Blogger Jason Sanders, at 11:33 AM  

If one, hypothetically, wanted to see just how available a certain pilot is for downloading, one could also check http://www.torrentspy.com.

By Anonymous Emily, at 11:35 AM  

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.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:24 PM  

You sure 'bout that?

By Blogger Alex Epstein, at 10:29 PM  

yeah, there's definitely a working torrent up at torrentspy...

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:11 AM  

It wasn't there (or wasn't working for me) last time I tried it, but it's working now! Thanks, guys!

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:16 PM  

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