These were some of my favorites:
Without A Trace
Dana Delany) uniform
John Sacret Young, co-creator of China Beach.
The Closer - Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson's (Kyra Sedgwick) costume
As I started the tour from the beginning, the first item I spotted was this.
spotting the Observer" and looking for clues, figuring out what the glyphs meant were some of the fun, extra things to look forward to in each episode. You can find the glyph alphabet here along with each glyph word for every episode.
Then I went upstairs where all the costumes and props were displayed.
The glass case
- The double-decker car from 2.14 Jacksonville
Astrid showed Walter the car, he remembered what Newton did and what the consequences would be.
- The snow globes from 2.04 Momentum Deferred
Nina used them to demonstrate to Olivia what would happen: "The Pauli Exclusion Principle means that no two objects can occupy the same space at the same time. Doctor Bell was afraid that if the doorway between the two sides was ever opened... that the unavoidable conclusion... only one world would remain."
- The Observer binoculars which appeared throughout the series. Here are a few examples.
1.04 The Arrival
green, green, green, red dots (bottom left).
AUGUST: "They're from somewhere far away."
4.15 A Short Story About Love
September had left them for Peter to find, along with a device that would lead Peter to the beacon.
Re-posting the glass case for easier reference
The original Peter, from this universe (left picture) and (our) Peter from the other universe (right picture) learned coin tricks to assuage their fears while sick.
Peter plays with a coin and Walter recalls aspects about Peter when he was sick as a child and thus remembering what he hid in the safety deposit boxes.
1.20 There Is More Than One Of Everything
September hands Walter a coin: "Do you recognize this?
WALTER: "How did you get that?"
SEPTEMBER: "This coin looks similar to the one you're thinking of. But it is from another place."
WALTER: "You may not remember this. When you were a boy, you were very sick, dying... And sometimes you got scared. And to calm yourself, to forget what you were going through, you took to collecting coins. This one, this was your favorite."
PETER: "You're right. I don't remember any of that."
WALTER: "I do."
3.21 The Last Sam Weiss
Peter is confused after getting injured. He is looking for a pawn shop where he buys a coin.
PETER: "This one."
STORE OWNER: "Silver half dollar."
PETER: "It's my favorite. It always brings me luck."
Walter reminisces about Peter's childhood, looking at keepsakes, among them a coin.
- The last items in the glass case are notes from William Bell to Olivia at their meeting in the alternate universe which we were privy to in 2.04 Momentum Deferred, the symbol on Newton's head and the location of his head. Bell is drawing the symbol.
Moving on to the next item in the exhibit... the "window to the other side"
WALTER: "For the last several years, William and I have been conducting various experiments regarding this other universe. So based on our findings, we developed a window of sorts, a way of looking into this neighboring world."
Walternate finding the cure for Peter but getting distracted by September.
5.12 Liberty, to find out what the other side looks like in order to safely rescue Michael.
This was hanging on the wall behind the display. A warning sign in the alternate universe.
Next up was the typewriter, used by the Shapeshifters and Fauxlivia to communicate with the other side.
2.01 A New Day In The Old Town. A Shapeshifter who came after Olivia used it to receive further instruction.
2.02 Night Of Desirable Objects, Charlie... well the shapeshifter Charlie, used it also to await instruction on how to get information from Olivia.
2.22 Over There, Fauxlivia had been swapped with our Olivia, coming to our side, using the typewriter to inform Walternate that the infiltration was successful.
3.08 Entrada we finally learn its "official" name.
WALTER: "It's a quantum entangled telegraph. It's a machine that could communicate between universes. It's fascinating."
And now I'll get to the most exciting one (for me at least) and trust me if the security guard wouldn't have been standing there I so would have touched it... Walter's costume/coat which was designed by Jenni Gullett.
Walter was released from St. Claire's and sets foot in his lab again.
5.13 An Enemy Of Fate
Walter taking Michael into the future.
Then I walked downstairs and along one wall I found these
There was an exhibit on the main floor and one of the items was this (I'm sure you can guess what show this is from) which also has links to Fringe.
Mark Young had booked a flight to Omaha on Oceanic Air.
Alt-Charlie in 3.03 The Plateau.
4.11 Making Angels
Neil Chung was looking for potential victims while checking their boarding passes. This Lady flying OA (Oceanic Air)
In my excitement of being there at all I forgot to take pictures of the whole LOST exhibit but fear not you can see some of them here and the cool part is you can participate in an auction to benefit the American Cancer Society.
This concludes the tour through the Paley Center. The staff was wonderful and it is for sure worth a trip if you visit L.A.
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And even though this was part of a personal vacation, where ever I am or what ever I do, I always have my eyes open for connections to Fringe.
I took the Metro a lot and the first time... totally had "Nellie the Elephant" song on my mind.
1.17 Bad Dreams
PETER: "You're honestly telling me you've never seen Casablanca?"
2.22 Over There Part 2
The Orpheum was used to cross over to the alternate universe to bring Peter back.
After Olivia escaped from Liberty Island, she came back to the Orpheum. She had hoped to return to our universe but as she arrives, the Orpheum was ambered.Moreau.
4.08 Back To Where You've Never Been
In the new timeline, Peter and Lincoln used the Orpheum to cross to the alternate universe in order to ask for help from Walternate, to assist Peter in returning to his timeline.
Saw this on the way
A mode of transportation in the alternate universe.Huntington Library and found these.
Rosalind Franklin contributed to the discovery of DNA by Watson and Crick.
ARMAND SILVA: "Have you heard of... Watson and Crick?"
JERRY BISSELL: "They're those DNA guys, right?"
glyph alphabet but it was also:
2.13 The Bishop Revival
WALTER: "Das Seepferdchen. The seahorse. I know who created this toxin... They called him "the seahorse" because he was a great swimmer."
PETER: "Okay, good for him. But who is he?"
WALTER: "My father. Doctor Robert Bishop."
4.15 A Short Story About Love,
4.16 Nothing As It Seems,
1.13 The Transformation
5.04 The Bullet That Saved The World.
Fringe has been off the air for about a year and a half now but there are still discoveries to be made.
5.08 The Human Kind (a bit modified):
"FRINGE is alive inside us. And there's nothing that anybody can do about it, because the love that we can share with this show is invulnerable to space and time, even though it's not airing new episodes anymore. And I know that our hearts are broken and that it hurts, But that's what makes us human. We need to hold on to our connection with FRINGE. We cannot let it be erased."
** Acknowledgement and sources: episode screen shots from Fringefiles.com and my screen caps (taken for the purpose of this post only), episode references and transcripts from Fringepedia.net, opening photo credit which is listed as public domain: