Sunday, June 19, 2005

GF Reviews & E-mails

(NOTE: This thread begins HERE)

Most of you can ignore this post -- I'm putting it up for various suited humans who may wander by. Phone calls continue to be made. If -- BIG IF -- emails and cards need to be sent, we'll definitely take you up on your kind offers for help. That includes the folks from, I think, Scandinavia. Valiant effort with the Babelfish, guys.

Last week totaled out at an extra 10,000 hits to this website, and the website name is NOWHERE ON THE TORRENT -- that's just the people who took the extra effort to seek us out.

Things move slowly out here, but move they do ...

Also, to the couple thousand visitors and two hundred odd emailers and commenters, I'd like to pass on that the cast and director have been told about your enthusiasm. (Except Aimee. But she's young and hip, and will take a while to track down ...) They're all very moved that you've seen the work and responded. Thanks to you all.

I'd also like to remind you that illegal file-sharing is a bad, bad thing, and I in no way encourage it. All references to downloading sites will be immediately deleted from the this website. You, despite your enthusiasm, should be ashamed of yourselves. Ashamed.

Now, for a small sample for the suits (no links, and I think you know why) of responses from your emails, comments, and websites and messageboards around the world:

"one of the smartest and stylish pilots I've seen in all my years of watching the goggle box ... [If] the DVD comes out I'll have link to Amazon and a write-up on the show."

"Thank you. Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank everyone for me, will you. Thank you all so much. Thank you. If you haven't noticed, I cannot stop saying this: thank you."

"... okay, I had tears in my eyes ..."

"When the show made me wipe the constant smile off my face with a wide grin I'd turn to [my girlfriend] and she's grinning too. We both tensed when a trigger was pulled and we both shivered slightly with the line 'You would have missed...' ... [Miranda Zero] never even got a f*cking chance to live, and I'm already quoting her. F*ck us then. F*ck us for putting up with the utter sh*t that spills from TV every second and not DEMANDING better. Because people out there are willing to give it."

"... one of the best 45 minutes of TV I've had the pleasure of watching."

"Just saw the Global Frequency pilot and, simply put it is the best pilot I've ever seen ...Every UK TV forum is buzzing with news of this ... Kudos on making such a brilliant show.

"... Like the best episodes of the X-Files ..."

"Watched it. Watched it again. Watched it a third time ... Simply amazing."

"... Better than possibly all other science fiction shows currently on the air. It has snappy dialog ... It has cool, convincing characters. It has situations you haven't seen before. It has weird science. But what's most cool is that it is all about a paradigm for global action that you can love whether you're red or blue -- ordinary people who are extraordinary in some way who are taking responsibility for fixing things that are broken, regardless of consequences, when the powers that be not only haven't asked them to, but would be pissed off at for trying."

"That was the worst written piece of garbage I have seen in a LONG TIME." (hey, how'd that get in here?)

"How can [anyone] turn down 'Mission Impossible' meets 'The X Files' ?"

"You'll never see this year's best new show ..."

"People have an amazing proclivity to accept and even embrace strange and new ideas. The show is WAY off beat and politically radicalized, and yet comforting and empowering ... It's really a tragedy this didn't work out."

"Moments of utter beauty intermingled with moments of complete horror ... It was even better than the Lost opening episode, which was the best of this year's shows ... I didn't just like this show, I loved it ..."

"I recently had a chance to see the Global Frequency pilot ... I loved it and I bought the entire comic run from Amazon this morning to share with a few friends."

"Just wanted to chime in on how much I loved the Global Frequency pilot ... Absolutely fantastic stuff. Ya'll did a good thing."

"Well, crap. As I finished watching the Global Frequency pilot that recently leaked on the Internet, I had the most bittersweet feeling I've ever had. There are few television shows that I can ever expect to be so original, unexpected and beautifully shot. Even though Global Frequency was one of the best pilots I can remember watching, I was angry and sad when it was over. How could it be possible that I would never see this story develop?"

"So I just wanted to say thank you for giving me even just one episode of a show that is different than anything else on TV. I won't forget it. And now that you've turned me onto the Global Frequency, I've at least got numerous comic stories to enjoy."

"Brilliant. F*cking brilliant."

"This show rocks so much ... Even my non-techie wife loved it.. and that's saying something loud and clear."

"Just finished watching the pilot. Holy f*cking sh*t. That would be the absolute best show on television. It is criminal that that's all we get ... Who can we write to? Who can we call? How can we get this show on the air?"

"WHO. DO. WE. WRITE. ABOUT. THIS?"

"It's 3AM and I just got done watching the show ... It. Was. Great. I got teary eyed at the end of the show, proud of what I think individuals CAN do when they put their mind to it."

"Watching this reminds me why I write. Thanks."

"... Unspeakably good ... I hate sci-fi TV. Flat-out-f*cking-hate-it. My favorite shows are Entourage and Rescue Me, and I loved it."

"It is a great, great, great, piece of TV. It seems like it had the potential to be loved and adored as much as "Lost," was this last season."

" ... I watched the pilot just now and it makes me really sad how much garbage gets on television, turns people -off- to television, and quality, interesting themes and premises like this one get thrown by the wayside ... done right, the Global Frequency can succeed ... Besides, Aleph is hot."

"I'd pay just to have an mp3 of that ringtone for the Global Frequency phones. How do I get one?" (Note: that tone was actually just a temp)

"The best new show of 2005"

"Wow. Just wow ... Anything I can do. Just... Anything."

"If you want to see the best pilot never turned into a series, check out Global Frequency."

"In today's Metro Newspaper which covers the central belt of Scotland, UK (That's Edinburgh to Glasgow) there's a letter: 'Get on the Global Frequency. More details to follow' signed Agent 483, Edinburgh. ... This newspaper has a circulation of about 1/4 million readers ... It's a daily and is the top daily newspaper read in the Central Belt of Scotland. Looks like someone is trying to get a message out there ..."

"I would certainly pay cash money up front to get a couple more episodes made."


Thanks to you all. Even if nothing comes of this, it's great to know we managed to give you 45 minutes of something you loved, something that got you excited, and at the very least something that may have helped many of you discover the comic book series (and put some coin into the corporate overlords' pockets, hint bloody hint).

53 comments:

Joe said...

"This is the fun part. Welcome to the Global Frequency."

Write Warner Brothers Television, give them the evidence they need to say that the show is something they can sell.

Call your WB affiliate, tell them that you want to know what happened to the show.

E-mail your friends, help them find the show.

Show the video, the more who know the more that can help.

Seed the torrent, help others catch the frequency.

Get the word out, let the world know that we exist.

If you have ideas -- talk about them -- email them -- use them. I'm always game for a new idea ( globalfrequency@gmail.com ) are you?

"I've done unspeakable things but when I formed the
global frequency I made a bet. That ordinary people
could do extraordinary things if given the chance.
And I was right. And it's made everything worth it."

We can do this. This isn't impossible, it's just never been done before.

If Mr. Rogers, Mr. Burnett, and Mr. Ellis (and Mr. Straczynski too) are still interested then let's make a go at it, why not? We've got experts all over the world who are just a phone call away. Let's be creative. Let's change the way television is supposed to work.

-Joe

Joe said...

"This is the fun part. Welcome to the Global Frequency."

Write Warner Brothers Television, give them the evidence they need to say that the show is something they can sell.

Call your WB affiliate, tell them that you want to know what happened to the show.

E-mail your friends, help them find the show.

Show the video, the more who know the more that can help.

(Don't do anything illegal)

Get the word out, let the world know that we exist.

If you have ideas -- talk about them -- email them -- use them. I'm always game for a new idea ( globalfrequency@gmail.com) are you?

"I've done unspeakable things but when I formed the
global frequency I made a bet. That ordinary people
could do extraordinary things if given the chance.
And I was right. And it's made everything worth it."

We can do this. This isn't impossible, it's just never been done before.

If Mr. Rogers, Mr. Burnett, and Mr. Ellis (and Mr. Straczynski too) are still interested then let's make a go at it, why not? We've got experts all over the world who are just a phone call away. Let's be creative. Let's change the way television is supposed to work.

-Joe

Rick Jones said...

I hope that a fire gets lit under somebody, because this show was bloody brilliant.

Anonymous said...

John,

Portentous doings here re: the GF groundswell. As it happens, my Amazon.com-/Microsoft-approved biz plan is designed to solve (i.e., preclude) fiascos like this, by making the networks' selection process as market-driven as possible. Extensive details at Landof.OpportuniTV.com.

Best of luck w/ the good fight,

Frank Ruscica
Founder/CEO
The Opportunity Services Group :: Have Fun to Get Ready

Amandarama said...

Reading through the recap of all those supportive comments was great. The pilot ruled. I really hope you find an outlet for it. It's one of the best pieces of TV I've watched in a while.

Assistant Atlas said...

All I have to say is that the lot of you better get more work if you can't pull a phoenix with this pilot. Yeah, Internet buzz hasn't ever yanked a pilot onto the airwaves, has it? Well then, isn't it about time that it did?

taz said...

If we're serious about this, then the more organised we are the better.

Can I suggest that we get together on the Global Site board and start some discussion rather than clutter up John's comments section?

If I've missed something and the discussion is going on elsewhere, then please, spread the word.

Otherwise, I hope to see you there.

taz said...

...of course only once I get out of the moderation queue and can actually post :(

Gareth said...

I, er, I mean, my friend saw the pilot and thought it was really good. It's a damn shame this program never got aired, it's much better than most of the crap US imports we get here in the UK. Er, that's what he said anyway. Not me, I'd never download stuff illegally, that's just wrong.

I've turned him in to the police, don't worry.

Rogers said...

See top post for updates.

Vilot Beauregarde said...

It is wrong to pirate. Especially media that will never get seen any other way, like Heat Vision and Jack and of course Global Frequency. The show is fantastic and really could build to a spectacular level. Good luck with the suits.

Haim Gorodzinsky said...

Mark my words,

The sweetness of the sweetness of the brilliance of the creative team who executed such a wonderfully produced piece of television content.

May you merit to be successful in bringing to fruition both the premise and the show itself, as our industrious leader, the keeper of the this blog, already recognizes by mouthing out loud, "This is the fun part. Welcome to the Global Frequency."

Marshall McCluhan must be having a cocktail party upstairs seeing his conceptualizations of media content whose premise is global community produced by corporate interests and abandoned, only to be distributed and reclaimed by the populace-at-large via the only global network in existence that allows any individual to publish to the world in an instant, requesting the further production of said content by said corporate interests.

The layers upon layers of brilliant sparkling metas upon metas leave me only to conclude that:
A. given time, the mass media itself will pick up the story of the hit pilot that never aired and
B. that any multinational media conglomerate worth its balance sheet will pick up a series with so much advance buzz and built-in audience (re-casting and legal ownership issues notwithstanding).

I'd like to furthermore add my own personal thanks and 'job well done' to all those involved in the production of the pilot. If you've taken other gigs, may they serve you well, until which time, you get the call to once again be a member of the 'Global Frequency' team.

Daniel said...

Move to Slovakia or something & produce the show even without the rights ;-)

Anonymous said...

Yes, you are correct there are people from Scandinavia in here, but we don't need babelfish. The percentile of Scandinavian people that speak English is close to a 100%. The Swede or Dane, seen in TV-shows that don't speak English, is an invention of uneducated people.

Anonymous said...

Well, here are some English-speaking Germans as well. (Hejhej till Sverige och Danmark :)). I definitely loved the show, it's brilliant and I hope that the flood of messages you receive will convince WB to rethink their position.

Rogers said...

The percentile of Scandinavian people that speak English is close to a 100%.

Damn, then maybe it's russian? very funky.

Jay said...

Some interesting comparisons to other shows made in those email snippets. My initial impressions were the X-Files meets the Bourne Identity meets Equilibrium. It's hip and stylish enough to appeal to the masses and intriguing enough to keep them hooked. I feel the show leaves viewers with an overall positive feeling about themselves after being presented with the possibility of every day ordinary people being truly important to something big and there's nothing more addicting than feeling good. Best of luck to all involved and I'll be checking for updates on anything we can do to help out!

Jay said...

As a funny aside, what would be really interesting is the media generated if each of us (or even just a few of us that happen to be in influential political positions which would attract the media hounds) that have downloaded the bittorent pilot walked into our respective local police authorities and explained we were there to turn ourselves in for copyright infringement and intellectual property theft committed by illegaly downloading a leaked copy of The Global Frequency pilot. It would be even better if we all did it at the same time. Everything from the confused looks on the faces of our local donut experts to the sheer ridiculousness of such an unprescedented action seems nothing short of hysterical to me.

This is just a funny thought I had and felt like sharing but by no means a recommendation for anything anyone should consider doing.

Anonymous said...

Ah... The Global Frequency hit usenet today thanks to the good people on Efnet... god bless 'em. It was an amazing show. It's sad it won't be released to the general public. I'm glad I got the opportunity to see it. I would have missed it entirely except for the fact someone wisely posted it to usenet. I hope the ground support for the pilot swells so maybe we can all witness in action "ordinary people doing extraordinary things." Just like what's happening with this little pilot on the Internet...

Whose Paranoid said...

Excellent, just excellent.

Daniel said...

Came back hoping to see what had happened... still waiting...

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