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Fringe fenzy heats up with pre-reviews

The Battalion offers a spoiler-laden review of this Thursday’s Fringe episode, which focuses on how and why Walter Bishop (John Noble) crossed over to the other universe to kidnap that universe’s Peter Bishop in a scheme to replace his own dead son.

The review gives the episode a 3-out-of-4 favorable rating, so if you don’t want to see spoiler details don’t read the review.

I’m looking forward to the episode and don’t mind spending a few electrons gushing over the show.

Fringe is one of the most imaginable re-imaginings of a hodge-podge of science fiction cliches I have seen in a long time. I think the show is campy, lovable, cool, neo-scientific, and just plain interesting in all sorts of ways.

But I’m tired of playing the Observer Game. I’d like to know more about them without having to squint at every scene trying to see when one appears.

And are they going to bring back Observer Boy? Is that storyline done?

Is it Thursday yet?

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Fringe getting all musical on us

MovieWeb talks with John Noble in a runup to the restart of Fringe‘s second season as the show is coming off hiatus this week.

There are so many spoilers in the article I don’t want to quote any of it, but John has some very interesting things to say about the musical. Apparently everyone is going to sing (except maybe Peter?). I look forward to seeing the episode. I HOPE real life doesn’t intrude on my schedule.

John Noble gets to explore aspects of Walter Bishop that have so far only been glimpsed. We’re going to find out the whole backstory (or at least a huge chunk of it) on Peter, how he came to be in this universe as opposed to that universe.

Fringe will be back in just a few days.

Fringe 2nd Season premier teaser

We interrupt our regularly scheduled blog posting to share the following video with you. IT DOES SPOIL THE SHOW so if you don’t want to know what happens in the 2nd season premier, DO NOT WATCH IT.

Fringe stars Joshua Jackson, John Noble, Anna Torv, and Lance Reddick. Fringe airs on Fox Broadcasting each Thursday at 9:00 PM Eastern Time (and Pacific).

You’re welcome to join our Fringe forum discussion at SF-Fandom.

Fringe fall season about to start

Fringe made the colver of EW as we get ready for the second season. The article quotes Joshua Jackson (Peter Bishop on the show) as saying: “I hope they don’t put us (Peter and Olivia, played by Anna Torv) together. That would be so conventional. What’s interesting about this show is that in many ways, Olivia has the masculine role, and the two guys are the women. She carries the gun, they sit around and talk. I think that’s pretty cool.”

Hm. I wonder if those words will come back to haunt him. Years down the road, things you say and do that seem cool at the time have a way of making you look dated and wussy. I laughed pretty hard when reading that AOL retrospective on the 111 wussiest songs of all time. Yeah, I liked a lot of them and, yeah, they are pretty wussy.

You have to remember the future before it happens when you’re in the entertainment business, or so it seems to me.

Anyway, Anna Torv looks pretty hot on that cover — completely out of character for agent Olivia Dunham, who is supposed to be a no-nonsense Federal agent (not that they cannot look sexy — it’s just not the image of the character they built up in the first season).

The accompanying video covers the cover shoot (can I say that? Well, I did).

Fringe’s season second hits the airwaves on Thursday, September 17, 2009. Please join us in our Fringe Forum Discussion at SF-Fandom.

Here is a little teaser from Fox Broadcasting:

Fringe fans, get ready for “Bound”

Fringe returns to first-run episodes tonight (Tuesday, January 20) with a new episode called “Bound”. Here are a couple of videos I found online.

I have really enjoyed this show. John Noble, who plays the half-crazed but brilliant scientist Walter Bishop (the expert in “fringe science”, from which the show derives its name), steals just about every scene he is in. The other actors are very good, but he outshines the entire ensemble.

This first video focuses on Joshua Jackson (Peter Bishop) and Anna Torv (Agent Olivia Dunham) for the most part.

This video is a clip from a late night show where they set up a great line from John Noble after an exchange between Joshua Jackson and Anna Torv.


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