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Fringe Recap

So just before the final *sniff* season of Fringe airs in the States this week, a recap video has emerged which gives new viewers a heads up as to what is going on in the Fringe universe and also refreshes the loyal fans’ minds of what exactly went on (although I doubt we need it!)

 

 

Not long to go until we see the Fringe team back in action.

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Universes of Fringe

Fringe is one of my all time favourite Sci-Fi shows and the fourth season was recently released on DVD and Blu Ray in America (the UK release is scheduled for 24th September) Along with the DVD release an interactive guide has been created to help with all the Universe jumping in season 4. The guide takes the form of a website over at www.universesoffringe.com it has been developed for and by fans of the show.

Fans control this universe as they post their own thoughts, theories and fan art. Conspiracies, Cover-ups, and Observations about the ultimate mysteries at the heart of Fringe are waiting to be discovered.

 


Warner Bros are asking for us, the fans to help shape the guide, by posting images, videos, theories to the website. Check it out over here.

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Fringe Heads For Finish

It looks like the end for Fringe.

Despite fan pleas, the cult favorite appears to be heading towards a wrap.  The final half-season will kick-off in late September, and promises some kind of closure for fans.

Although John Noble’s spell-binding performances were tipped for Emmy recognition, the show didn’t receive any.

“I can’t comprehend it,” said Executive Producer J.H. Wyman, “I’m sitting in the editing room [watching Noble's performance] and going, ‘Wow, this is incredible!’”

Another nail in the coffin for the more traditional sci-fi?  Had the show gone past its best, in your opinion?

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Please support the #FRINGE5 campaign

Do you remember the Where is Peter Bishop?  video that meant a lot to the guys of Fringe? Well as this season is drawing to  close and the possibility of renewal is in question, the blog zonafringe have come up with a campaign entitled #Fringe5.

 

The campaign will involve the making of another video to show the support from the huge fanbase, all they are asking you to do is snap a picture of yourself with #Fringe5 written on your hand and send it to xavimolinaa@gmail.com BEFORE 26th of March. Get your cameras or webcams snapping and get your pictures sent ASAP, lets try and get at least one more season of this show to give the writers ample time to finish of the story they begun.

 

Fringe 5 Campaign

 

FOX renews Fringe; NBC pick up Day One and Heroes

Fringe04b Early news from both networks, as FOX announced a full second season pick-up for Fringe, and NBC gave some early indications of next year’s line up.

Full lineups will wait until the upfronts later this month to be announced.

NBC announced the following:

NBC unveiled today a strong lineup of broad and diverse quality programming for the 2009-2010 television season announcing the pickups of six new series featuring four new dramas including "Trauma," "Parenthood," "Mercy" and the event series "Day One," as well as two new comedies including "Community" and "100 Questions." Four returning series pickups were also announced today including "Heroes," "Southland," "Parks and Recreation" and the addition of six new episodes of "Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday" skewering today’s top stories in live half-hour primetime shows.

The new and returning series will launch next season and the epic event series "Day One" is slated to premiere out of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.

With regards to Day One, NBC announced the following.

In the aftermath of a global event that devastates the world’s infrastructures, a small band of survivors strives to rebuild society and unravel the mysteries of why the event took place and what the future has in store. Told from the point of view of an eclectic group of neighbors in a Van Nuys, California apartment building, this journey of survival will show us that hope is found in the smallest of victories and heroes are born every day.

Nimoy Joins Fringe

NimoyStar Trek veteran Leonard Nimoy has joined the cast of  JJ Abrams’ Fringe, after the two worked together on Star Trek XI.

Nimoy will play the mysterious William Bell, founder of Massive Dynamic and former lab partner of Walter Bishop played by John Noble.

"It was a delight to work with Mr. Nimoy on Star Trek," said Abrams. "The idea that he will play the mysterious, much-referenced William Bell is a thrill. I know I sound like a goofy fan boy, but I can’t help it. Leonard is an icon of the genre and such a wonderful actor. To have him come on board Fringe is a mind-blowing honor."

Nimoy will appear in the season finale with a view to further appearances next season.

Fringe Gets Full Season Pickup From Fox

fringe51 Following some reasonably impressive ratings (this week’s episode scoring a 18-49 demographic-winning 6.2/9), JJ Abrams sci-fi show Fringe has received a full season pickup from FOX.

Originally comissioned for thirteen episodes, the move will see the drama starring Lord of the Rings’ John Noble run for a full twenty-two instalments.

This makes it the first new series from the big four American television networks to receive such a pick-up; surely a show of confidence given the show’s performance.

In other Fringe related trivia, according to Wikipedia, a cow used in the pilot episode had to be replaced in subsequent episodes due to livestock restrictions preventing it from being brought from Canada to the United States. Allegedly, if viewers note the difference in the cow’s appearance, the production team members have said they will paint new cows to match the original.