“Fringe” benefits.

September 10, 2008 at 4:53 pm 1 comment

I checked out the new J.J. Abrams show, Fringe last night and I really liked it. I didn’t think it would be all that great, but I think they pulled it off. It’s a little too X-Files at this point, but I’m hoping they can be pretty original later on in the show. Justin commented on how the show may lean more on science over the supernatural. X-Files was always much more sci-fi/supernatural-leaning in terms of its approach to storytelling and mythos. This show feels more science fiction with the emphasis on the science. Particularly, fringe science. 

It has a big-budget and cinematic feel to it. Plus, the location titles are really cool. I tried to find more screencaps of them, but I could only find this one so far from the fan-site Fringe Easter Eggs ala the Lost Easter Eggs screencap site by Dark UFO.

The really cool thing about this show is that they are already planting clues and visual treats within the scenes. The screencap above contains an image of a pen and a rose and already people are speculating what that might be referencing. Also, the website www.glowingmonkeys.com was shown on a sticker in the same scene (it’s cropped out of the image above). It seems sort-of related to the show judging from some of the blog posts concerning robot limbs, etc.


Lookin' good Pacey.

Lookin' good Pacey.

I also really liked the promo materials (Joshua Jackson featured at left) and the weird images shown right before commercial breaks. These images are very interesting and hopefully will be brought into the story line soon. We already know the leaf is being featured from the very last shot.  














Here are a smattering of the images/icons used prior to commercial breaks and in promo materials. 


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  • 1. adayinthelyfe  |  September 11, 2008 at 2:57 am

    Alright, you’ve convinced me – I’m getting in on this one now, so I won’t be totally out of the loop, a la “Lost”


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