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Sci-Fi Fringe (2008-13)

Discussion in 'Television & Streaming' started by superintelligentone, Oct 5, 2007.

  1. superintelligentone

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    http://www.variety.com/article/VR111797342...yid=14&cs=1
     
  2. Tim

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    This series doesn't speak of originality. We've had so many different variants of the theme in tvshows, from Psi Factor to The Chronicles, X Files to Threshold that one more can only confuse the viewers?



    Jackson signs to Abrams sci-fi 'Fringe'


    Friday, February 8 2008, 10:38 GMT (05:38 ET)
    By Dave West, Media Correspondent
    [​IMG]Rex Features

    Joshua Jackson has signed up to star in a major new sci-fi drama for Fox.

    A two-hour $10m pilot is in production for Fringe, devised by Lost creator JJ Abrams, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci.

    The show will see Dawson's Creek star Jackson play Peter Bishop, who investigates the paranormal. His team will include his father, scientist Dr Walter Bishop (John Noble), and FBI agent Olivia Warren (Anna Torv). Bishop is a dropout with a high IQ and a large gambling debt.

    It is produced by Warner Brothers TV and Bad Robot. Filming for the pilot, directed by Alex Graves, has begun in Toronto.
     
  3. Alias_Gay

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    Is anyone gonna be watchin this show??? Looks interesting!
     
  4. !r!nab

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    me!!! i will!!! it looks good... :smile:
     
  5. superintelligentone

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    I'm going to watch the first show to see if it is worth watching. It seems like it will be good. :smile:
     
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    it should be a good show ... unfortunately we don't get FOX here in Aruba, so I'll have to wait to see the episodes online ...
     
  7. Kevin

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    So am I the only person who missed this week's premiere of Fringe? :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:
     
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    Fringe Re-Run Offers All Manner Of SF Extras [Fringe]

    Fringe Re-Run Offers All Manner Of SF Extras [Fringe]

    Even if you watched the Fringe premiere on Tuesday, Fox are giving you two reasons to tune into Sunday evening's re-run: Not only will they be showing the first four minutes of next week's episode following the final credits, but they'll also trail the show with a special preview of the remake of The Day The Earth Stood Still - and if both of those reasons aren't enough for you, there'll also be an exclusive preview of November's 24 TV movie for fans of Keifer Sutherland and torture. If there's a better way to spend two hours to finish your weekend that involves watching Fox, I can't wait to learn about it. [Variety]

    (Via io9)
     
  9. Kevin

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    I've got the DVR set to record this Sunday. I've seen the previews already for The Day The Earth Stood Still but it is the pilot of Fringe that I really want to catch.
     
  10. Kevin

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    Re: Joshua Jackson signs to Abrams sci-fi 'Fringe'

    I got to watch the Fringe pilot last night and, I must say, so far I am intrigued.

    It seems to be a cross between The X-Files (e.g.: A secretive association of US Federal agents investigating bizarre cases) and Lost (e.g.: A deep pocketed corporation responsible for said bizarre cases). The scene with the 'shared consciences' reminded me a bit too much of The Cell.

    I'm not sure I cared for how the screen titles were done, with the words 'floating' in the air. It is the same technique that was used in the Jodie Foster film The Panic Room and, while that film used the technique only for the opening credits, it was a bit annoying to see them being used for all screen titles in the show.

    Joshua Jackson was surprisingly good in his character as somebody who really does not want to be there. Anybody expecting some Dawson's Creek moments should look elsewhere.

    As Tim noted above, the premise is not exactly the most original out there but it shows promise. I will be keeping the DVR scheduled to record it this season. :)
     
  11. Mojo

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    I also just got a chance to see it last night. Superb acting, plotting, special effects. Just enough weirdness to draw you in -- not too much so that you spend the whole time saying "WTF"?

    I'll definitely be watching it this season.
     
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  12. Kevin

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    OK, my call is that Peter is a clone of Dr. Bishop.
     
  13. Tim

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    Episode two has aired and the theme of the storyline was most definitely implied horror, with some screen time of things that could never be seen in the past at the time it aired!!

    Some people have been saying this second episode is merely passable, but I thought it was done fine.
     
  14. Kevin

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    Did you catch the scene with Dr. Bishop asking Agent Dunham to not to reveal to Peter his medical background?

    I'm calling it. Clone.
     
  15. Tim

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    nah, I'm going with the Bashir principle, genetic modification of the DNA.
     
  16. Kevin

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    HHHhmm... I didn't think of that angle. That would explain the supposed 199 IQ though.



    OK, we've got one bet down on cloning, one down on genetic engineering.

    Who else wants to place their bets?
     
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    Fringe Goes the Distance as Fox Orders Full Season

    Fringe Goes the Distance as Fox Orders Full Season

    Touting Fringe as this fall's most popular new show for 18-to-49-year-old viewers, Fox is promising a full season of J.J. Abrams' sci-fi series.

    The network announced Thursday that it's ordering nine additional episodes of the FBI-investigating-paranormal-events hybrid after seeing a steady increase in ratings since the show's early September launch. Fringe now attracts 10.7 million viewers weekly, the network says.

    The series debut got mixed reviews from Underwire readers. But Fringe, which stars Anna Torv with John Noble and Joshua Jackson (pictured), has cranked up the freak factor for its most recent three shows.

    A human test subject surgically extracts adrenal glands from his victims in order to keep from aging at lightning speed. A psychic civilian compulsively draws images of catastrophic events before they happen, while an undercover agent has an implanted disk ripped right out of her corpse. This week's show introduces The Observer, a creepy bald guy who pops up in the background to witness one global disaster after another.

    Fringe will skip a couple weeks before returning Oct. 14. Is the show improving? Are you looking forward to more Fringe? And what the hell is going on with "The Pattern?" Comment below.

    (Via Wired)
     
  18. Kevin

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    I'm glad to see this show get at least a full season on the air. It's been a while since there has been any real competition to take over the X-Files type of drama.
     
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    Was the bald guy (without eyebrows) a robot then? Was he left by an alien race to ensure that the subterrenean torpedo kept staying underground (for 17 years at a time?) until it was available for a certain task? Or was he sent back from the future to ensure that the weapon is there for something crucial?

    Good or bad, how could a robot be anything but neutral and merely dedicated to the task. He didn't kill unnecessarily, he used a stun weapon. He didn't torture, except by his lack of ready information.
     
  20. reanimator

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    fringe is freakin' great!
     

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