It's a Revolution-- and it WILL be Televised
Welcome to the Global Frequency, Buffy fans. If you haven't heard, Joss Whedon is now officially on the bandwagon.
In an interview with "In Focus", Joss Whedon urges the Buffy faithful to support [albeit obliquely] the Global Frequency.
Here are Whedon's money quotes from his [very long] interview:
INTERVIEWER: Leaving aside for the moment “Wonder Woman” and “Batman” and “X-Men,” is there a comic-book franchise you’d be especially keen to bring to screen?
JOSS: The only time I ever read a comic and said, “Jesus, that should be on the screen,” I found out that somebody else was already developing it, and it was “Global Frequency.” It should be a TV show. I adore it. [“Global Frequency” creator] Warren Ellis is like a God to me.
[insert cute-meet between Joss and Warren at a comic book store, then:]
INTERVIEWER: I’d love to see a “Global Frequency” series come to be.
JOSS: And I heard good things about the pilot and the script from a bunch of my comic-writer friends and my TV-slash-comic-writer friends. And I don’t know what happened. It just made perfect sense as a show.
Let's repeat this last line and add some context for effect. Joss Whedon, whose Buffy/Angel franchise spawned twelve seasons of television [for the WB, no less] and influenced subsequent shows from "Alias" to "Joan of Arcadia" to "Veronica Mars", thinks Global Frequency makes "perfect sense as a show".
Are you listening, Garth Ancier? David Janollari, are you out there?
Because if you don't start making conciliatory noises regarding GF soon, I'm going to attempt to destroy your entire fall schedule--not that it'll be that hard, considering the new shows on the roster.
And in other GF news, John Rogers, writer of the pilot, reports that there is still the possibility that GF could be coming out in some sort of DVD format. Which is good news. Of course, the ultimate goal here is to get GF back into production for a nice run of episodes, so DON'T STOP EMAILING/CONTACTING PEOPLE ABOUT THE GLOBAL FREQUENCY.
Atlas highly suggests emailing Josef Adalian and Michael Schneider, the two very wonderful TV editors at Variety [the only publication that all of Ho'wood definitely reads]. That's email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org in case you were wondering. Remember to tell them what an amazing story GF is-- an unaired pilot with a global fan base that exists solely thanks to the P2P networks that Ho'wood seems to be so afraid of.
By the by, if you still haven't seen the leaked, mildly-illegal, highly-fun pilot yet, it's REALLY EASY TO DOWNLOAD. All you need is BitTorrent, which you can find here. It's as easy as clicking on the version you need. Once you've downloaded the very legal BitTorrent, you could easily use it to get the pilot from any number of sites, including this one and this one.
You just keep giving me reasons to love you, Joss.