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JAKE 2.0

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Full Name: Jake Foley
Nationality: American
Organization: NSA
Occupation Agent

Creator: Silvio Horta
Time Span: 2003 - 2004

ABOUT THE SERIES

       Jake Foley is an agent with the NSA.
       He will be, soon after we meet him in the first recorded adventure. Initially, however, he is in the IT department responsible for keeping the myriad computer systems on which the government intelligence agency relies on so much. He had twice before tried to get moved to a more active position in the group but both times he was turned down. Which is why our first contact shows him called upon to fix machines in a couple different parts of the large facility.
       Even in his personal life, when a good looking woman he went to college with asks him over to her place on a Saturday, he quickly discovers it is to take a look at her wonky PC, not to spend quality time with her.
       Don't get the idea, though, that this is some Sad Sack being always put down and feeling morose. Foley is a pretty happy guy with friends and a life and a job that he not only enjoys but is also extremely good at. He just would not mind something with a little 'more'. Be careful what you wish for.
       In that initial adventure, he is in a highly restricted laboratory working as requested on yet another malcontent computer when his life changes forever. It is important to remember that while his job is "just IT" and not something glamorous like he would have enjoyed, his security clearance level is through the roof so he can go wherever a computer or network needs mending. Hence his presence in that lab where research of the highest classification was being performed.
       It was there that a very greedy traitor arrived to get the latest data on that project. Unfortunately, Foley was there as well and mayhem ensued and shots were fired by the traitor and a container was pierced and the product of that research released, entering his bloodstream via shrapnel. The contents were nanobots and they went crazy inside him and through technology far beyond me changed him quickly and completely.
       These 'nanites', as they are called, give him superhuman abilities including the power to control nearby technology with his brain. His strength is incredible, his speed almost lightning fast, his senses greatly enhanced.
       Since this technology was done by the NSA, Foley became their newest agent. He got his wish after all, just not at all like he had imagined.

TELEVISION


Number of Episodes:16
First Appearance:2003
Last Appearance:2004
Network:UPN

REGULAR CAST
Christopher GorhamJake Foley [ 1 ]
Keegan Connor TracyDiane Hughes [ 1 ]
Marina BlackSarah Carter [ 1 ]
Philip Anthony-RodriguezKyle Duarte [ 1 ]
Judith ScottDeputy Director Beckett [ 1 ]

     This show did not last very long before its home network, UPN, pulled the plug on it. Out of the 16 episodes listed below, only twelve were actually aired on network. (I take some pleasure in the fact that the network did not survive much longer, either.)
     The unaired 4 episodes were shown in the UK and later the entire series would get re-aired by the Syfy Channel. All 16 would be contained in the DVD box set release.
     According to Wikipedia, there were three more episodes planned but never produced. They were titled: The Fix, Libra, and Nano-A-Nano.


MY COMMENTS

     It will come as no surprise to those who have followed the My Comments of the many series I have entered, I am a tech geek fanatic. This comes because of my day-job as a computer programmer but it reaches far beyond my actual skill level. Throw in the obvious fascination I have for glamorous agents and it is easy to see this is a no-brainer for me to love it.
     Unfortunately, I was in the minority. It seems I often am with such things. I loved the heck out of this series and watched each episode with glee. And then it went away. Not enough people felt like I did.
     Jake is an every-man, albeit tech savvy big time. Then he is enhanced with nanobots and suddenly he is a one-of-kind. He could become the perfect NSA operative - except he is no trained at all. He has the new skills that make him so desirable but he has no experience in using them. That makes things really fun to follow.

GRADE

My Grade: B

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