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Sci Fi Wire: Exclusive Peek Of Fringe Episode 5

      Email Post       8/29/2008 12:23:00 AM      

Sci Fi Wire has an exclusive peek behind the scenes for the filming of Fringe Episode 5.

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Exclusive Peek Behind Fringe

J.J. Abrams (left), creator of Fox's upcoming SF series Fringe, joined cast members Blair Brown (from left), Joshua Jackson and Anna Torv at the show's premiere party in New York on Aug. 25. [spoiler removed]


The scene is actually part of Fox's upcoming SF TV series Fringe. Dunham is actually Australian actress Anna Torv; Peter is Joshua Jackson, and Walter is fellow Aussie John Noble. The garage is real, but it's in New York City, where Fringe is filming on a breezy Aug. 26, which doubles for the show's Boston setting. And SCI FI Wire was able to get an exclusive glimpse behind the scenes of the much-anticipated show and talk with the principals.

[spoiler removed] And all three stars are on set this day, joking easily among themselves between takes before blocking out their movements with episode director Chris Misiano.

Ask them what Fringe is about, however, and you're more likely to get a look of amused exasperation.

"I'm really excited for the show to premiere so then I stop getting asked the question, because ... I never know which way to go," Torv said with a smile. "It's kind of got a bit of everything, I don't think it's genre-specific. I think that it is very science fiction, but more emphasis on the science as opposed to the fiction. There's drama, because your characters are all real, but they're dealing with these ... horrific [scenarios]. So I think there's elements of horror; there's elements of action. There's investigative [stories], there's crime-solving. I mean, it's just all consuming and far-reaching."

From J.J. Abrams and his Star Trek writing team of Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, Fringe centers on FBI agent Olivia Dunham, who finds herself drawn into an investigation of a mysterious aircraft disaster in Boston. Olivia's desperate search for help to save her gravely injured partner leads to brilliant scientist Walter Bishop, who has been institutionalized for the last 17 years. And the only way to question him requires pulling his estranged son, Peter, in to help. The investigation gets weirder and weirder as Olivia discovers that things--and science--are not what they seem.

Torv agreed with Orci's description of the show's theme being "the family you choose." "I do, absolutely," she said. "And I think that as the show progresses, they will need each other more and more and more." But, she added, "The power of three's a fun little number, because ... the dynamic is always going to shift, and you're always going to need one person more than the other. ... I was brought up in a family of three, and there's always two people against one."

The show is currently filming the fifth of its initial 13 episodes. [spoiler removed]

[spoiler removed]

The episode promises Fringe's mix of humor, science, horror and mystery, as well as the interpersonal drama among the three principal characters. "There's some fairly gruesome things that have happened, to be honest with you, and some fairly bizarre things, and I'm not going to tell you any more, because that's to be revealed," Noble said, with a grin. "But I think everyone will find them interesting and just close enough to [reality to] possibly go, 'Oh, my goodness, that's weird.' And I don't want to tell you. I'm not going to tell you any more."

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