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Global Frequency (2005)

Detective Sean Flynn and scientist Kate Finch are the latest recruits of The Global Frequency, a secret rogue spy agency that handles threats to global security. They must find a man who's somehow been melting people with his mind.

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Suspended police detective Sean Flynn is having a bad day. However, things get interesting when he finds a half-dissolved corpse by accident and decides to pick up a ringing cellphone next to the dead man. Over the phone, he is introduced to The Global Frequency, a subject of a popular conspiracy theory that claims that GF is a secret rogue intelligence agency that answers to no one. It turns out that this is quite true when it's no nonsense boss, former NSA agent and martial arts expert Miranda Zero, introduces herself to Sean and asks for his help. Her agency's sole goal is to protect the world from global threats that are too scary for the general public to know anything about, so GF operates on a strict need to know basis. Whenever someone who's deemed trustworthy is close and can help with the case, they are immediately contacted by GF's no. 2 and Miranda's right hand woman Aleph, who works as the organization's operator. Now it's Sean's chance to help. His natural detective ...

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There are rumors of a conspiracy called the Global Frequency. A group of spies, experts, and ordinary people... They save us from threats that no one else sees or understands. The Global Frequency is real.


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Based on the popular DC/Wildstorm comic of the same name See more »

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When the guards riddle the back wall of the elevator with bullets, the metal around "bullet holes" is bent inward, toward the shooters, making it clear that the "bullet holes" were punched from the other side using squibs. See more »

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Written by Jim Adkins, Zach Lind, Rick Burch and Tom Linton
Performed by Jimmy Eat World
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Died before its time
21 July 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

For those who don't know the background story, this pilot episode was never meant for public eyes. It was dropped by the network, as many other series are, after only the pilot episode was produced. However, a DVD screener of this show somehow made it out of the studio, and was uploaded to the Internet. It has now been downloaded millions of times and continues to be downloaded a full year after its initial appearance. Just search for it on the torrent sites.

It diminishes the enjoyment of a show somewhat to know there will never be another episode. That being said, this was an outstanding pilot.

The special effects were extremely good for a pilot. When I think back to other pilot episodes for similar series such as X-Files, The Collector, and Supernatural, I'm amazed those shows ever got out of the gate. Global Frequency makes a much better first impression.

While not deviating too much from the comics, the show needed a more familiar base. So much of the pilot is spent introducing Sean Flynn, a police officer suspended from the force, who accidentally stumbles upon this secret network by finding one of their phones. Sean is decent, but not a very bright guy, so all of the science fiction elements of the show require translation into layman terms. This would have ensured a broader appeal than just comic book geeks.

What I found to be a real departure, and a refreshing change, was the fact that Miranda Zero--a woman--runs the show. Action/adventure shows (particularly those touching on science fiction) rarely feature a female lead. Tilting the scales even further, the two other starring characters, Kate Finch and Aleph, are both women.

Taken for what it is, it's certainly not science fiction's finest hour. But it's easily as good an hour of entertainment as anything on TV these days. The fact that you're not even supposed to see it makes it even more appealing.


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