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TV Series FRINGE - Episode Discussion Thread

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posted on Oct, 1 2008 @ 07:37 PM
After watching the 3rd episode, I still contend that this will be a great series. I really like how they are putting down parallel story lines and intersecting them from time to time.

Let's hear you!


posted on Oct, 2 2008 @ 12:21 AM
After watching this past Sundays episode I am reallt hooked, My question is this: Is the OBSERVER an alien?..I would have to say yes given the facts so far..what do you guys think?

posted on Oct, 2 2008 @ 12:48 AM
reply to post by Dave Rabbit

I completely agree! I also liked the way the writers made Peter Bishop more open-minded after his encounter with the bald man; now he can use his intuition and uncanny general knowledge for use instead of constant skepticism.

About the bald man, I'm going to have to say that I don't believe the bald man is an alien, simply because I bet that's what they want you to think. The way this show is going he could be anything from a man to a cyborg to an alien. It's anybody's guess, but they definitely hint at the fact he isn't from around here: after all, who eats 11 jalapeno peppers on a sandwich without chewing?!

posted on Oct, 2 2008 @ 01:39 AM
the digger.

why would the digger exist?
why does this drug felon want the digger?
why does the would be superhuman or cyborg or alien want it kept safe?

the digger is frequency based.
it amplifies what Is.

just like the alienborgan can read thoughts, the digger reads frequencies.
what a sec, idn't that the same thing?

the device is clearly not "alien" to the alienborgan.

it was like 20 or so years right, since the other one showed up,
and forty eight hours before it reentered the earth.

it is spiraled, like a digger, yet frequency based, so its digging
is most likely frequency based also, always vibrating, always

why would a digger surface?

most likely to receive info, underground is not likely
very transmittable if it is terribly deep.

then from who.

alienborgan informs those who transmit probably.

there is something beneath the earth it digs and comes
to the surface and transmits what it finds and goes back.


posted on Oct, 2 2008 @ 10:09 PM
reply to post by cmd18B

When I was watching him at the beginning of the episode, I kept thinking he looked like the classic Men in Black descriptions. Not the Will Smith MIB, but the old John Keel era accounts.
I was waiting for him to get into a pristine 50's Cadillac and drive off.

posted on Oct, 4 2008 @ 02:01 AM
Saberblade you said it and after reading what you posted I watched it again and he does fit the classic MIB look. I still think he is an alien, especially with those fancy binocs he uses to view the locations and the ability to read thoughts as well as not age. I have to say I really like this show alot and find myself excited for Tuesdays, Anna Torv is hot, I think Im in love with that little

posted on Oct, 15 2008 @ 10:55 AM
Oh man last nights episode was great its playing out more and more like an X- files and I just couldnt be happier, I knew that when she was seeing him ( jon scott) that it was because of that comatosed chamber transversion lol or what ever that was but I'm suprised they didnt bring up that that happening because he is still alive???/

posted on Oct, 15 2008 @ 02:59 PM
Last nights episode was good..Did anybody see the OBSERVER walk out of the elevator before it crashed?..Im wondering if John Scott will actually appear or will he just be an image in her mind..Oh yeah and she is really hot..Me likey

posted on Oct, 15 2008 @ 03:05 PM
I just watched my first episode last night and I am definitely NOT IMPRESSED. I was actually quite disappointed. I predict this show will not last until the end of the season.

posted on Oct, 15 2008 @ 03:18 PM
I think its an awesome show. I have watched every episode bar number 5 (It's only just started in the UK and only on episode 2).

What alot of you seem to be missing is the underlying story:

The Pattern.

It's not a show about random events like the X-Files largely was, it is a sequence of events that are all related in some kind of Uber-conspiracy.

Massive Dynamic are involved somehow, but are they in on the "good guys" side or the others?

I highly recomend reading the Fringepedia. It goes into the random bits and bobs you don't pick up watching the show the first time round.

For example, in the Pilot episode, on the Kayak in the wierd vision thing, there is 1 red circle and 3 green ones. The same sequence appears in the view through the Observers binoculars. They also appear on the man's hat who is trying to recover the beacon.

What do they mean?

You have to keep your eyes peeled and watch out for clues. Then you have to watch the episode again.

It's no good watching one episode once and making up your mind, once you realise how deep they have made this (there is an extensive viral internet thing going on as well with puzzles and clues) you will want more and long for answers.

I watched the first one, then watched the second and after that I was hooked and have watched the first and second one again! You see and notice things the second time round which give you a fuller picture.

This show is going to be something huge.

EDIT: I am currently poised to watch episode 5 online tonight at work, so no spoilers please if you can help it!

[edit on 15/10/08 by stumason]

posted on Oct, 15 2008 @ 03:27 PM
Give me a show I can understand in the time it takes me to watch the darn episode. I will not get trapped by writers and producers who try and figure out a way to make you watch every episode.

posted on Oct, 15 2008 @ 03:36 PM
reply to post by groingrinder

What you're after is a nice simple show then. Fringe isn't simple, so it isn't for you. You have to pay attention, remember what happened in the last episode, piece together the clues. You have to keep you eyes peeled and not just "watch" it, it has layers.

It's no good watching one episode and saying "bah, it's rubbish" without giving any reason whatsoever, as all that does is show you completely missed the point of it all and failed to understand it.

I don't think it is fair for you to rubbish it based on one episode and an admission you don't want anything deep or complicated.

posted on Oct, 15 2008 @ 10:02 PM
Hi There,

This show has picked up fans (and lost some) with each successive episode, and one of the problems is that there is no consistancy in 'strength' of the story line, because the interconnecting story line through each episode varys in degrees. It is the interconnecting story that fails to provide the ambience of 'threat' that the viewer should be perceiving. The presentation of the show somehow distances the viewer from the threat of 'the patterns'.

The acting is not too bad, especially that of John Noble, whom many will remember played the Steward of Gondor in Lord of the Rings. Anna Torv reminds me a lot of Laura Linney, in flexion of voice, but is not weighty enough of an actress to carry Linney's credibility.

I feel the show needs to draw the viewer in more, become a more darker serial, and to somehow convey a more realistic sense of 'threat' to our way of lives. The viewer needs to care more for the characters, so I'm hoping that future episodes bring this to bear.

Nevertheless, I like the show, whereas the X-Files was not something I was too bothered about, I preferred 'Millenium'.

Best wishes

posted on Nov, 11 2008 @ 08:54 PM
reply to post by Dave Rabbit

I only caught a bit of it - i was gutted i missed the rest. I was intrgued by the guy in the lift. Made me wonder though, as i said i didn't catch it all just the beginning but it made me curious though as I am looking into Electromagnetism and i'm trying to find out if the ionisphere affects people sensitive to magnetism - like people with epilepsy - even those who haven't. The reason for this lies behind my own thread here:

Everthing o describe is truth -my mission is to find out the truth about temporal lobe epilepsy - i think its needs greater research.

posted on Nov, 11 2008 @ 09:07 PM
I used to love the X-files. Now I want to see Fringe just from listening to people talk about it.
I havent had TV/cable since 2002 because I spend so much of my time traveling. The cable bill hasn't been worth the few times I get to see it it but now I'm starting to wonder.

posted on Nov, 12 2008 @ 12:32 PM
Fringe, along with other shows, can be watched on the network sites themselves. I didn't care to get involved with Heroes when it first came out, but after a few weeks I kept hearing wonderful things about it. So I went to the website, watched the ones that I had missed which brought me up to date.... and have been hooked ever since.

I started watching Fringe from the beginning and have not been disappointed in the story line so far.


posted on Nov, 12 2008 @ 10:56 PM
reply to post by Dave Rabbit

Hopefully not going off, but I, at first, was excited about 'Fringe'...but lost interest quickly.

Compared to 'Heroes'....which actually started off VERY strong, then
'lost' its way (pun intended).

To summarize: "Fringe" is in its first season; "Heroes" is in its third.

"Fringe" hasn't gotten its 'legs' yet....perhaps it will....

"Heroes" was strong right out of the gate, but stumbled. The producers know this, and are scrambling to fix it....thus is the incredible anomaly that is Hollywood.....

posted on Sep, 8 2009 @ 09:45 AM
Hi all
i know i'm late
i'm only on episode 3 right now

show is GREAT, I love it
i'm hooked

the only thing is I tend to be too analytical sometimes
it disallows me to enjoy the show at times

I just keep wondering while they were questioning the rapist in FBI headquarters and they allowed the mad doctor's son in the room watching the TV, and he just walked into the interrogation room later.
lol, where's the clearance to go to that room, where's the security?????

I still like it though, I just want to turn my brain off while watching it.

but even my brain likes it too at times, like in the first episode when the mad doctor says have two equal brainwave and two people can share information. WOW

posted on Oct, 14 2009 @ 10:13 PM
Have just finished watching the last episode Season 1 here in NZ. Have to admit I'm going to keep on watching. Have noticed if you watch episodes 2 or 3 times you do pick up on things.

Like i only just realised what the headline actually read in the paper on William Bells desk

"Obamas set to move into new white house" I guess some reason the planes never made it to the WTC but one plane made it to the white house.

posted on Oct, 14 2009 @ 10:33 PM
reply to post by greenfruit

Your in for a treat... I wont ruin the next few episodes for you... But in the same spirit... The commercial breaks are short and the storyline is AMAZING!.

Fringe Rules...

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