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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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After viewing the pilot, executives at the WB television channel decided not to put the series into production and it was shelved. The pilot only saw the light of day when it was "leaked" onto the Internet and distributed using the Bittorrent protocol (incidentally the first time an unaired pilot television program was released to the public in this way). Despite campaigning from fans, the WB stuck by the decision to pass on the series. 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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My Sundown
Written by Jim Adkins, Zach Lind, Rick Burch and Tom Linton
Performed by Jimmy Eat World
Courtesy of Dreamworks Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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slight but fun
19 December 2005 | by (London UK) – See all my reviews

Not the most original show I've seen mainly because it reminded me very much of Search Control.

Michelle Forbes is always watchable and the other, annoyingly unfamiliar, cast members make a pretty good attempt at taking it seriously. The dialogue is sharp and witty but much of the fun lies in spotting how many movies it's ripping off: Blade Runner and The Matrix to name just two.

It could have done with higher powered cast or at least some familiar faces and a longer running time: I don't recall seeing a 44 minute pilot for this sort of show for years.

All told it's entertaining fun and far worse shows have been made into a series: "Lost" anyone?

It's a pity pilots aren't all exposed to public scrutiny and put to a vote: I think this would have been in with a chance.


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