Last Night On Fringe: The Cure

      Email Post       12/31/2008 09:07:00 AM      

Last night's episode of Fringe is an encore performance (repeat) of The Cure (Fringe Episode #106).
After weeks of being reported missing, a woman with a rare disease resurfaces in suburban Massachusetts and inexplicably causes excruciating pain and subsequent death to those she encounters. As the gruesome scene is investigated, dangerous levels of radiation are detected, and unusual circumstances surrounding the case point to illegal human drug trials and possibly something even more sinister. Meanwhile, Walter obsesses about cotton candy, Peter strikes a bargain with Nina Sharp and a startling piece of Olivia's past is revealed.
The Cure links:
Next week's episode of Fringe will be a repeat of In Which We Meet Mr. Jones (#107), then the following week will be the premiere of the new season of American Idol.

The next new Fringe episode is Bound (#111), which will directly follow American Idol on January 20th.

Happy Birthday Bryan Burk!

      Email Post       12/30/2008 10:29:00 AM      

Happy Birthday to Bryan Burk, who is 40 today!

"Burky" is the Executive Producer of Fringe, and has worked with J.J. Abrams on Alias, Lost, Cloverfield, and the upcoming Star Trek movie.

For other Fringe Birthdays, check out the Fringe Television Birthday Calendar!

* Thanks to hijinx at EvilPuppetMasters!

Happy Birthday Mark Valley!

      Email Post       12/24/2008 12:01:00 AM      

I'M IN UR DREEMZ, GIVIN U CLOOZHappy Birthday* to Mark Valley, who is 44 today (Dec 24th)! Mark plays FBI agent John Scott on Fringe.

I have compiled a list of other Fringe birthdays on my Fringe Birthday calendar. Next up is Jasika Nicole in April. I was able to find most of the main characters, with the exception of Lance Reddick and Chance Kelly. If anyone has the inside scoop on their birthdays, or and other Fringe cast or crew, send me an email and I'll add them to the list!

* Belated

Tonight On Fringe: Power Hungry

      Email Post       12/23/2008 01:18:00 PM      

Tonight's episode of Fringe is an encore performance (repeat) of Power Hungry (Fringe Episode #105).
When it's discovered that a rather simple man has the ability to harness electricity, dangerous and deadly occurrences follow, and our unlikely trio investigates this super-charged oddity. Meanwhile, Olivia has a high-voltage encounter of a different kind when she is rocked by a blast from her past, and Dr. Bishop turns to his feathered friends, enlisting homing pigeons to break the case.
Power Hungry links:
The next two weeks will be repeats as well; next week will be The Cure (#106), and the following week is In Which We Meet Mr. Jones (#107).

The next new Fringe episode is Bound (#111) on January 20th.

(Yes, this post is a little late...)

Fringe: Best Of 2008 Lists

      Email Post       12/18/2008 03:18:00 PM      

Vote for me, or the papaya gets it!Walter Bishop is nominated for Best New TV Character of 2008 over at He's got some pretty stiff competition ahead of him right now: Owen of Grey's Anatomy, Megan of Privileged, and Holly of The Office (BTW, who isn't even on the show anymore - and likely won't be back...). So head on over and vote for Walter, or the papaya gets it!

On, Walter made the Top 10 Shiny New Supporting Characters, coming in at #7.

And Fringe won's reader poll of Best New Fall Show! Congratulations!
has Joshua Jackson on it's TV's 50 Sexiest Men of 2008, at #41

Entertainment Weekly picked Fringe as #7 on their 10 Best TV Shows of 2008

Fringe Sale on iTunes

      Email Post       12/18/2008 12:48:00 PM      

iTunes is have a 99¢ sale on selected TV shows, including Fringe, Survivor, NCIS, Numb3rs, and all the CSIs. For a limited time, episodes are 99¢ each instead of the usual $1.99. You can also buy a season pass of all 22 Fringe episodes for $32.99, which will give you sale the price on the first 10 episodes, but not on the rest of the season.

Last Night on Fringe

      Email Post       12/17/2008 09:50:00 AM      

Last night's episode of Fringe was an encore performance (repeat) of The Arrival (#104). The Arrival marks the discovery of The Observer by Olivia and her team, but he has actually been hiding in every episode so far. You can see screenshots all of his appearances here, or in this Observer mashup video.

The Arrival links:
The next two weeks will be repeats as well; next week will be Power Hungry (105), and the following week is The Cure (106).

The next new Fringe episode is Bound (111) on January 20th.

Last nights episode featured a new trailer for Bound, which you can watch in the Fringe Spoilers section.

Happy Fringemas from Fox!

      Email Post       12/16/2008 03:00:00 PM      

Fox has release a Fringe-tastic version of "The Night Before Christmas", featuring Walter and his recount of the season so far.
'Twas the night before Fringemas, and all through the lab,
are body parts, organs, a corpse on a slab.
The beakers and flasks antiseptically clean,
with holiday chemicals dyed red and green.

The agents are nested all snug in their beds,
hoping for dreams without bursting of heads.
And here I am spiking my eggnog with rye,
recalling the joys of a year just flown by.

A gruesome attack on a jaw-dropping flight,
allowed my escape from the men dressed in white.
We needed to contact the brain trapped within,
a comatose agent with translucent skin.

A woman who wanted a quick one night stand,
gave birth to a baby the size of a man.
And then came the fellow who went half insane,
from the terrible sights in his radio brain.

On Peter, On Astrid, On Charlie, and Gene!
We'll find Mr. Broyles is securing the scene.
To the sight of the blast, then back we repair,
after seeing a capsule and a main without hair.

As dry leaves before the wild hurricane fly,
our magnetic pigeons took to the sky.
We blew up a papaya, just like the girls brain,
and out formula stopped it from happening again.

A man had a parasite wrapped 'round his heart,
a marvelous creature near tore him apart.
An unsolved equation, to my utmost chagrin,
forced my return to the nut house again.

When a Massive Dynamic man fell with a splatter,
Twas poisonous toads at the heart of the matter.
Once more in the dreamscape, Olivia sought,
to commune with her traitorous love, John Scott.

As jolly old Santa used chimneys, not doors,
a man breached vaults thought the walls and the floors.
But leaving no toys, they stole mine instead,
who's secrets I locked in my very own head.

A new year commences with the passing of old,
after 17 years I came back from the cold.
Experiments finished, and new ones begun,
a new little family, complete with my son.

So much has happened, and so much is about to,
and we don't want to locate the pattern without you.
There's madness afoot, so until our next fright,
Merry Fringemas to all, and to all a Fringe night!
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Fringe Symbol / Glyph T-Shirts

      Email Post       12/16/2008 01:30:00 PM      

Just in time for Christmas, I've added some Fringe Symbol / Glyph t-shirts to the FringeTelevision store. They are available in men's and women's tees, hoodies, and organic tees. The original Massive Dynamic design is also still available.

To ensure delivery before Christmas, orders must be placed before December 18, Midnight EST.

Fox Fix: Joshua Jackson Interview

      Email Post       12/16/2008 10:25:00 AM      

Fox Fix has a new interview with Joshua Jackson, who plays Peter Bishop on Fringe. Host Jessica Holmes asks Josh about Peter Bishop's relationship with his father - Walter Bishop, the secrets in his past and present, and his true motivations to stay in The Pattern investigation on Fringe.

Happy Holidays From Massive Dynamic

      Email Post       12/15/2008 01:30:00 PM      

Happy Holidays From Massive Dynamic EmailMassive Dynamic sent out the following holiday card:
from the entire Massive Dynamic family!
We wish you and yours a joyful holiday season,
with peace, prosperity, and progress in the New Year.
We plan to make this one even better than the last.
There doesn't appear to be any hidden messages in the email, and there haven't been any major changes to, so it just looks like a little holiday spirit from William Bell, Nina Sharp, and everyone else over at Massive Dynamic!

If you're not on the Massive Dynamic mailing list, click here to sign up.

Jasika Nicole, Kirk Acevedo and Anna Torv Are 'So Fresh, So Fox' For Winter

      Email Post       12/12/2008 02:17:00 AM      

It's safe to say that the point of the So Fresh, So Fox: Winter Edition campaign is that FOX is hot, even in the dead of winter. And while the Fringe stars couldn't make the All-Star Photo Shoot (since it was in LA and Fringe is currently shooting in NY), FOX did release these new promo photos of some of our Fringe All-stars.

Jasika Nicole as Astrid<br />FarnsworthKirk Acevedo as Charlie<br />FrancisAnna Torv as Olivia<br />Dunham

Voting For People's Choice Award Extended

      Email Post       12/11/2008 04:29:00 PM      

Voting for the People's Choice Awards has been extended for two categories: Favorite New TV Comedy and Favorite New TV Drama, for which Fringe is nominated. They have winnowed the chaff (Crusoe, Eleventh Hour, Knight Ride, Life On Mars, and Privileged), leaving Fringe up against 90210 and The Mentalist. Voting will continue right up until the show airs on January 7th, 9/8c, so go get your vote on!

People's Choice Awards
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LA Times: Web Surfer's Guide To Fringe

      Email Post       12/10/2008 04:49:00 PM      

The L.A. Times has a great web-surfer's guide to Fringe. The article mentions official viral sites like and, semi-official sites like J.R. Orci's Blog and, and important fan sites like, and of course :), which they describe as:
It's where I go to find out most of what I missed, plus it has great links...
Thanks Andrew!

Click here to read the full article
'Fringe': Web-surfing for 'Fringe'-fanatics
By Andrew Hanson

"Fringe" might have taken a break with an encore presentation of "The Ghost Network," but there's no rest for fanatical Fringehead or devoted Show Trackers. As 'Fringe' reshows a few of its greatest hits over the next few weeks, there are plenty of places online to fill that all-consuming need for new facts and information on the Pattern.

Apply for an internship at Massive Dynamics: "Fringe" exists beyond your 46-inch LCD screen. There's a whole ARG (alternate gaming reality) growing on the Internet. Your best jumping-off points into this other world are the Massive Dynamics official site and ImagineTheImpossibilities. If you're the type that always needed the hint book for that extra edge when it came to puzzles, though, you might need to check out the next site.

War over edits to Astrid's page: Have an hour or six to waste? You might want to dig into Fringepedia. Take a dip in the pool of collective knowledge. Help figure out what the images that lead into or out of each commercial break denote. Meticulously catalog every narcotic Walter professes to take. Or just spell-check every instance of "Fibonacci Sequence." It's fun for everyone. And if a wiki doesn't give you enough opportunity to get into arguments with your fellow posters, you can always take your social issues over to the Fringe Forums.

Delve into your own fringe science: Glowing Monkeys. I'm not sure what this has to do with the show, but it's mentioned on several other "Fringe"-related sites. Plus it's just full of crazy science. Isn't that enough?

Track down any Observers you've missed: The encore episodes make for the perfect time to brush up on your baldy spotting skills, but if you want to go back and check where your keen eyes have failed you, check out this compilation. The Fringe Television site is a great location for tracking all the scavenger hunts going on throughout the series, whether you're looking for Observer spottings, next episode clues, Massive Dynamic posters or whatever. It's where I go to find out most of what I missed, plus it has great links like our last one.

Step into the mind of a writer/supervising producer: Want to see what the powers that be over a "Fringe" see? Pop on over to J.R. Orci's Flickr page. Not only do you get fun facts, like the existence of the Neoclinus Blanchardi or Sarcastic Fringehead, but you also can check out some cool behind-the-scenes peeks at meetings and late-night writing sessions and, of course, the occasional pic of the Hustler store.

Well, those should keep you busy until "Fringe" returns or at least until the holiday slump at your office passes and you have to get back to at least pretending to work. Looks like next week's encore is "The Arrival." Grab a buddy who's never seen the show and relive the exposure of the Observer. Should get him or her hooked. It's the episode that did it for me.

Fox Fix: Mark Valley Interview

      Email Post       12/10/2008 12:00:00 PM      

Fox Fix has a new interview with Mark Valley, who plays John Scott on Fringe. Host Jessica Holmes asks Mark: Is he alive or is he dead? Did he love Olivia Dunham? Who was he working for? What's the deal with The Observer?

Orci Snapshots: Fringe Set Mockups

      Email Post       12/09/2008 10:23:00 PM      

Fringe supervising producer J.R. Orci posted these photos up on his blog. They are scale models of two Fringe sets: The FBI offices and Walter's Lab.

Walter's Lab

The FBI Offices

Fringe Tonight: The Ghost Network

      Email Post       12/09/2008 04:25:00 PM      

Our unlikely trio investigates a horrific bus incident in which the dead bodies of commuters are frozen inside a bus like insects in amber. Led by the unconventional Dr. Bishop, who requests a piano in the lab to help him process data, the team uncovers a man who has visions of Pattern-related disturbances before they happen, and race to decipher the distraught man's thoughts to prevent another atrocious event from occurring.
Tonight's episode of Fringe is an encore performance (repeat) of The Ghost Network (103). But as the saying goes, if you haven't seen it, it's new to you.

The Ghost Network links:
The next two weeks will be repeats as well; next week will be The Arrival (104), and the following week is Power Hungry (105).

The next new Fringe episode is Bound (111) on January 20th.

Walter's Lab Notes: Fringe 110

      Email Post       12/09/2008 11:38:00 AM      

Walter's Lab Notes from Fringe episode 110 Safe, features the severed hand of the botched bank robber Raul Lugo, a photo of Raul stuck in the safe wall, what looks to be a safe deposit box. In the notes, Walter mentions:
  • Transcendentalists, who believe the spiritual state 'transcends' the physical and empirical
  • Ralph Wald Emerson, who was himself prominent transcendentalist
  • Ernest Rutherford who devised the planetary model of the atom
  • Rutherford's Geiger-Marsden experiment, also known as the Gold Foil experiment, which led to that discovery
  • "Space is ample, east and west, But two cannot go abreast" is a quote from Emerson's The Over-soul
  • Pythagoras, best know for the Pythagorean theorem, believed in something called the "harmony of the spheres", or Musica universalis. He believed that the planets and stars moved according to mathematical equations, which corresponded to musical notes and thus produced a symphony.
- Project 1069 - Exploration 1 -

The Transcendentalists has the right idea, they merely lacked the technological tools. How did Raph Waldo put it? Oh yes;

Nature shows all things formed and bound. The intellect pierces the form, overlaps the wall, detects intrinsic likeness between remote things, and reduces all things into a few principles.

Or in this case, a few particles. Yet those particles fill less than one percent of the space within the atom, virtually all of it contained within the nucleus. The protons and neutrons themselves consist mostly of space between their constituent up and down quarks. Subatomic vibration (of an origin that I cannot fathom) could in principal disturb the energy fields between, allowing the penetration of other particles through the open doors. To break on through to the other side!

Yet just as some small fraction of Rutherford's electrons failed to pierce the gold foil and bounced back instead, some fraction of the particles within the perpetrators' atoms must have collided with particles in the wall -- resulting, of course, in the release of ionizing radiation! It is perfectly obvious, upon reflection: "Space is ample, east and west, But two cannot go abreast." Although that well-endowed Baltimorean woman might beg to differ. Harmony of the spheres indeed! Pythagoras, you dog.

- Cleveland: homeless man with superfluous nipple hidden beneath his grimy coat
- Baltimore: idle ditty whistled by street vendor, every D was just a little flat
- Philadelphia: fabulous crusty cheesesteak sandwich at Beach and Palmer

So many details, yet none that actually matter! Where oh where have my details gone? Lost -- or stolen. I asked the Summoner if I could search for my errant thoughts in his lost and found, be he refused, said I'd find the missing friars in Satan's hindquarters. Curse him! I know the rule: "cannot build phallic puzzles inside the lab." I still know the numbers, too -- well I damn well should, it's a simple second-order recursive algorithm -- but a mnemonic is worthless without its contents. Like a sad coat rack with empty pegs.

Fringe Dwellers Podcast: Episode 13

      Email Post       12/09/2008 10:18:00 AM      

Part 1 - The Dreamscape: Jen and Adele reunite to talk about their differing opinions on Dreamscape, their shared Nina feelings, and how scary butterflies really can be.

Part 2 - Safe: Jen and Adele discuss the tenth episode, Safe. They wrap thier minds around wall sandwiches, Mr Jones' return, Loeb's motivations and the manifestation of John's memories in Olivia.

Show notes are available at the Fringe Dwellers homepage.

Part 1 - The Dreamscape:

Part 2 - Safe:

You can also subscribe to the Fringe Dwellers podcast on iTunes.

If you have a comment or question for Adele & Jen, you can email them at You can also leave a voicemail for them at (206) 333-0072, or reach them on Twitter as fringedwellers, or Facebook as Gene the Cow Worshippers

For more Fringe podcasts, check out the Fringe Podcast Network.

Fringe Nominated For WGA Awards

      Email Post       12/09/2008 09:33:00 AM      

The nominations keep piling on... this time from the Writers Guild of America (yes, that WGA...).

Fringe was nominated for two WGA 2009 Awards:

Fringe, Written by JJ Abrams, Jason Cahill, Julia Cho, David H. Goodman, Felicia Henderson, Brad Caleb Kane, Alex Kurtzman, Darin Morgan, J.R. Orci, Roberto Orci, Jeff Pinkner, Zack Whedon; Fox

Also nominated: Breaking Bad, In Treatment, Life on Mars, True Blood
BEST LONG FORM – ORIGINAL (over one hour – one or two parts, one or two airing times)

“Pilot” (Fringe), Written by JJ Abrams & Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci; Fox

Also nominated: An American Crime, Recount
The 2009 Writers Guild Awards takes place on February 7, 2009, in Los Angeles and New York.

Vote For Fringe: Best New Fall Show 2008

      Email Post       12/05/2008 09:01:00 AM has a Best of 2008 poll, and Fringe has been nominated for Best New Fall Show 2008. Currently Fringe is in a neck and neck race with True Blood (90210 and The Mentalist in a very very distant 3rd and 4th place.) It doesn't say how long the voting period last, but make sure to vote early, and often!

Also, Don't forget Fringe was also nominated for a People's Choice Award, and there is only two days left to vote.

People's Choice Awards
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Fringe Scenemaker 110: Safe

      Email Post       12/04/2008 01:24:00 PM      

Scenemaker is a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Fringe. This episode shows the making of the Olivia kidnapping scene in Safe.

You can watch previous episode's scenemaker videos here.

The Observer: Catch Him If You Can

      Email Post       12/04/2008 10:07:00 AM      

Fox has released a series of videos, confirming the hidden location of The Observer in each Fringe episode, with the exception of The Observer-centric episode The Arrival, and his recent appearance in Safe. I have compiled all the videos together into this one clip, but you can also watch them individually in the FOX YouTube channel.

We have been tracking the Observer since the beginning in our Screencaps section, along with other Easter Eggs, including hidden Massive Dynamic logos, and the Next Episode Clues (clues hidden in each episode which foreshadow what will happen in the next episode.)

Fringe Episode 110: Safe

      Email Post       12/02/2008 08:45:00 PM      

While investigating a series of bank robberies, Olivia, Walter and Peter are shocked to find one of the suspects inexplicably trapped inside a vault wall as if it solidified around him. Walter realizes that the high-tech thieves have figured out a way to defy the law of physics and that, much to his dismay, the crooks are after something of his. As the ongoing investigation unfolds and the mystery deepens, the perilous situation climaxes when a member of the trio is ambushed.

Dr. Bishop vs. Dr. House

      Email Post       12/02/2008 01:58:00 AM      

This amusing clip features Dr. Walter Bishop from Fringe, and Dr. Gregory House from House.

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