TV Guide Magazine did something recently they've never done before.
They celebrated the 40th anniversary of the famous San Diego Comic Convention by creating a separate 'Comic Con Special TV Guide Magazine' which was supposed to show up at news stands everywhere around July 26th.
I found it by accident at my grocer's on Friday, July 23rd. Interestingly, 4 different covers were created for this auspicious occassion. One of them is our beloved trio of Peter, Olivia, and Walter.
The other three shows honored to have a cover spot include The Big Bang Theory, Smallville, and Vampire Diaries.
If you are a die-hard Fringe fan you will want to pick up this issue. Inside you will find 8 pages of fun, Fringe-y stuff.
The first two pages are basically for Fringe newbies:A Fringe A-Z covering everything from the 'Alterna-Verse' to Zeppelins.
The second two pages are Damian Holbrook's Favorite Ten Season I and II episodes.(Fun, but I would have included 1.02, 1.05, and 1.06, to add a few).
The fifth page features 'Five Questions For The Cast.' It is interesting that they asked Josh Jackson and Anna Torv pretty much the same questions(hmm, appears there's a Star Wars vs. Star Trek rivalry here.) Jasika Nicole and John Noble got slightly different questions. As for Lance Reddick and Blair Brown's questions and answers, one must visit the tvguidemagazine.com link and wade through a bunch of stuff to find those. But for you Fringe fans, I'll add the link below.
The sixth page of the Fringe section is entitled 'Burning Questions,' and I want to warn you that if you are a no-spoilers die-hard you do NOT want to read this page! Brilliant Executive Producer Jeff Pinkner couldn't keep himself from dropping little tidbits of spoilerish stuff here, and I absolutely love it!
The last two pages are 'Secrets of the Set.' This is a rehash of an article that appeared in TV Guide Magazine earlier this year, but it's always fun to re-visit the lab and the crazy props that live there.
All in all, the Comic Con Special edition of TV Guide Magazine with Fringe on the cover is a lot of fun. You'll probably find yourself paging throught it more than once then handing it over to your new Fringe friend recruits. Before you order it check your grocer's first. They were still on display at my grocer's Friday night in Massachusetts.
Link to Lance Reddick and Blair Brown's 'Five Questions For The Cast':
Link to Fringe Cover of Comic Con Special edition of TV Guide Magazine(ebay):