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Global Frequency (2005)

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The Global Frequency is an independent, illegal, covert intelligence agency determined to prevent international politics from undermining the security of the global community. Led by the ... See full summary »

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The Global Frequency is an independent, illegal, covert intelligence agency determined to prevent international politics from undermining the security of the global community. Led by the former NSA agent Miranda Zero, GF is everywhere and nowhere - and it's mankind's best defense against everything that occurs outside our peripheral vision. This marvel of brains and machinery is hacked into every satellite, mainframe, cell phone and database across the globe. With the help of her central command dispatcher, the feisty but brilliant Aleph, Zero is just a phone call away from tapping anyone anywhere to volunteer their skills to help save the world. GF's newest "recruit," suspended cop Sean Flynn, is paired with introverted Kate Finch, a mastermind of the scientific inner workings of the covert network. Written by CaptainStigmata

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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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Sometimes referred to as 'the most popular show that never aired.' 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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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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