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Sep 11, 2008

6 Reasons Why the New Television Program Fringe is Cool

Below you will find the six reasons way I believe the new TV program Fringe, which airs via the Fox Broadcasting Company, is exciting and will not be canceled in the foreseeable future.

1.) Inclusion of a great idea and term: Fringe Science (think the Temporal Cold War from Star Trek: Enterprise.) It’s an infinitely exploitable concept.

2.) The corporation in the show, Massive Dynamic, gives the show scoop, balance and will probably be the nucleus of some interesting technology on the show. Spoiler: We have already seen a cybernetic replacement arm.

3.) A complicated father, Dr. Walter Bishop (John Noble) / son, Peter Bishop (Joshua Jackson) relationship. Both are geniuses but one is insane and an early explorer in Fringe Science.

4.) Great back story for the Bishops and the founder of Massive Dynamic.

5.) Nice mixture of gore and horror. Many X-Files and horror film fans will be attracted to the show because of this reason.

6.) Olivia Dunham (Anna Torv), the main protagonist and star of Fringe, is FULLY hot. She will physically appeal to male and female viewers of the show. J.J. Abrams and the other producers knew what they were doing when they chose her for the Dunham role.

I don’t know about you but I’ll be tuning into Fringe every week. What about you? Do you think the show is interesting and has what it takes to survive?

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  • http://www.7milesdown.com/ trench

    Going to wait till the end of Season 1 before watching this one! Similar to what I did with Terminator. After watching Blade then seeing it canceled, it pissed me off and I refuse to get into debut seasons.

    trenchs last blog post..LL Cool J inspired by 50 cent?

  • http://www.7milesdown.com trench

    Going to wait till the end of Season 1 before watching this one! Similar to what I did with Terminator. After watching Blade then seeing it canceled, it pissed me off and I refuse to get into debut seasons.

    trenchs last blog post..LL Cool J inspired by 50 cent?

  • http://film-book.com/ filmbook

    I hear what your saying Trench. I loved Blade the series as well. Fringe will not get canceled though. It has a broader appeal than Blade did and is on a mainstream television station in a great time slot.

    So you are not watching Sons of Anarchy either?

  • http://film-book.com/ filmbook

    I hear what your saying Trench. I loved Blade the series as well. Fringe will not get canceled though. It has a broader appeal than Blade did and is on a mainstream television station in a great time slot.

    So you are not watching Sons of Anarchy either?

  • harosa

    Well the difference here is that the money spent on this show (10 million on the pilot alone) plus the huge amount of advertising and then by pairing it with House all but guarantees you’ll get one full season’s worth of shows. I love the show so far. It looks like we’ll be getting a lot of stand alone episodes coupled with overall mythology ones, let’s just hope Abrams doesn’t go crazy with those backstory ones like he let ruin Alias and what crippled X-files.

  • harosa

    Well the difference here is that the money spent on this show (10 million on the pilot alone) plus the huge amount of advertising and then by pairing it with House all but guarantees you’ll get one full season’s worth of shows. I love the show so far. It looks like we’ll be getting a lot of stand alone episodes coupled with overall mythology ones, let’s just hope Abrams doesn’t go crazy with those backstory ones like he let ruin Alias and what crippled X-files.

  • http://film-book.com/ filmbook

    I heard about the 10 Million price tag. If Chris Tucker was on the show it would have cost 30 Million :) Pairing it with House was a good idea: Science with Science. When they introduced Massive Dynamic, I thought: Sweet.

    After Season Three of Alias, it just went down hill. I stopped watching. Too much Rembaldi.
    X-Files lost its way as well but at least it didn’t get moronic like Alias.

  • http://film-book.com/ filmbook

    I heard about the 10 Million price tag. If Chris Tucker was on the show it would have cost 30 Million :) Pairing it with House was a good idea: Science with Science. When they introduced Massive Dynamic, I thought: Sweet.

    After Season Three of Alias, it just went down hill. I stopped watching. Too much Rembaldi.
    X-Files lost its way as well but at least it didn’t get moronic like Alias.

  • harosa

    Sons of Anarchy is the s**t. Great companion to The Shield.

  • harosa

    Sons of Anarchy is the s**t. Great companion to The Shield.

  • harosa

    What saved X-files was that even in a bad season there’d be a bunch of cool stand alone episodes that just focused on one case at a time.

  • harosa

    What saved X-files was that even in a bad season there’d be a bunch of cool stand alone episodes that just focused on one case at a time.

  • http://film-book.com/ filmbook

    The Sons of Anarchy is a good show but so was Over There and Thief. Both got axed.
    Love The Shield. That show is why I and a lot of people began watching F/X.
    I missed a lot of the last two seasons of The X-Files because I was in school.

  • http://film-book.com/ filmbook

    The Sons of Anarchy is a good show but so was Over There and Thief. Both got axed.
    Love The Shield. That show is why I and a lot of people began watching F/X.
    I missed a lot of the last two seasons of The X-Files because I was in school.

  • http://reelwhore.com/ Reel Whore

    I just watched the first episode. It’s got potential but I’m not completely sold. Don’t know why exactly. I like Old Bishop and the Fringe science/Massive Dynamic potential you mention is limitless. It definitely feels heavily like X-Files. Maybe once I watch Ep2 I’ll be sold.

    Reel Whores last blog post..Cruz Crushin’ – Part 2

  • http://reelwhore.com Reel Whore

    I just watched the first episode. It’s got potential but I’m not completely sold. Don’t know why exactly. I like Old Bishop and the Fringe science/Massive Dynamic potential you mention is limitless. It definitely feels heavily like X-Files. Maybe once I watch Ep2 I’ll be sold.

    Reel Whores last blog post..Cruz Crushin’ – Part 2

  • http://film-book.com/ filmbook

    That outbreak on the plane was great. Saw the preview for ep 2 and I’m watching it now. “Don’t leave me!!!” I’ll let you know what I thought about ep 2 when I finish it.

  • http://film-book.com/ filmbook

    That outbreak on the plane was great. Saw the preview for ep 2 and I’m watching it now. “Don’t leave me!!!” I’ll let you know what I thought about ep 2 when I finish it.

  • Metallicat79

    So I actaully missed the first half the season, i was trying to convince myself that Heroes would eventually become good again and was wrapped up in other shows.
    However about two weeks ago, my wife and i were chanle surfing looking for something descent on, fianlly when found nothing, we saw a the trailer for the episode of Fringe play right before the episode aired, and We both got hooked, I love it. It has that X-Files nostalgi feel to it. Have not missed an episode since. And I Love the short commercial breaks.

  • Metallicat79

    So I actaully missed the first half the season, i was trying to convince myself that Heroes would eventually become good again and was wrapped up in other shows.
    However about two weeks ago, my wife and i were chanle surfing looking for something descent on, fianlly when found nothing, we saw a the trailer for the episode of Fringe play right before the episode aired, and We both got hooked, I love it. It has that X-Files nostalgi feel to it. Have not missed an episode since. And I Love the short commercial breaks.

  • http://film-book.com/ filmbook

    “So I actaully missed the first half the season”
    You’ve got work to do then.

    “i was trying to convince myself that Heroes would eventually become good again”
    Lol. It didn’t.

    I haven’t watched the last episode yet. I have been catching up on the last two eps of lackluster 24 this season.

  • http://film-book.com filmbook

    “So I actaully missed the first half the season”
    You’ve got work to do then.

    “i was trying to convince myself that Heroes would eventually become good again”
    Lol. It didn’t.

    I haven’t watched the last episode yet. I have been catching up on the last two eps of lackluster 24 this season.

  • Metallicat79

    We will catch up when we buy it on DVD.
    Funny thing about Heroes, My wife an I actually only got into in the summer of last year when we borrowed the Forst two season sfrom a friend and watched all the episodes, in preparation for season 3, We were all gung ho, “Heroes is the best show EVER!!” excited, and after about Episode 3, we began to lose interest. Finally we stopped watching, it became so boring and confusing to watch. I watched the Fugitives Season premiere, it has not got any better, still lame ass and boring. All hope is lost. I do not think i will be watching that anymore. Same thing happened With Terminator:TSCC. It got really wierd and stupid on me.

  • Metallicat79

    We will catch up when we buy it on DVD.
    Funny thing about Heroes, My wife an I actually only got into in the summer of last year when we borrowed the Forst two season sfrom a friend and watched all the episodes, in preparation for season 3, We were all gung ho, “Heroes is the best show EVER!!” excited, and after about Episode 3, we began to lose interest. Finally we stopped watching, it became so boring and confusing to watch. I watched the Fugitives Season premiere, it has not got any better, still lame ass and boring. All hope is lost. I do not think i will be watching that anymore. Same thing happened With Terminator:TSCC. It got really wierd and stupid on me.

  • http://film-book.com/ filmbook

    I stopped watching Heroes this season after ep 4 I believe. That crap with Sylar was unbelievable. I love TSCC. It has not gotten weird or stupid to me at all. It has actually gotten more interesting. I have written a whole series of post about the eps. (the latest ep. review: http://film-book.com/terminator-the-sarah-connor-chronicles-ep-12-alpine-fields/) and the new Grindhouse trailer for it and Dollhouse as well (http://film-book.com/dollhouse-terminator-the-sarah-connor-chronicles-grindhouse-trailer/). You may want to check out The Beast. It just started on A&E and it comes on tonight (http://film-book.com/the-beast-series-premiere/ , http://film-book.com/the-beast-ep-1-two-choices/). The show is pretty badass.

  • http://film-book.com filmbook

    I stopped watching Heroes this season after ep 4 I believe. That crap with Sylar was unbelievable. I love TSCC. It has not gotten weird or stupid to me at all. It has actually gotten more interesting. I have written a whole series of post about the eps. (the latest ep. review: http://film-book.com/terminator-the-sarah-connor-chronicles-ep-12-alpine-fields/) and the new Grindhouse trailer for it and Dollhouse as well (http://film-book.com/dollhouse-terminator-the-sarah-connor-chronicles-grindhouse-trailer/). You may want to check out The Beast. It just started on A&E and it comes on tonight (http://film-book.com/the-beast-series-premiere/ , http://film-book.com/the-beast-ep-1-two-choices/). The show is pretty badass.