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Teleportation. Mind control. Invisibility. Astral projection. Mutation. Reanimation. Phenomena that exist on the Fringe of science unleash their strange powers in this thrilling series, co-created by J.J. Abrams (Lost, Alias), combining the grit of the police procedural with the excitement of the unknown. The story revolves around three unlikely colleagues – a beautiful young FBI agent, a brilliant scientist who's spent the last 17 years in a mental institution and the scientist's sardonic son – who investigate a series of bizarre deaths and disasters known as "the pattern." Someone is using our world as an experimental lab. And all clues lead to Massive Dynamic, a shadowy global corporation that may be more powerful than any nation.]]>
The pilot introduces us to the main characters, principally FBI agent Olivia Dunham (Anna Torv, good but not great in the show's central role) and others on the task force brought in to investigate some gross goings-on aboard a jumbo jet (a "self-eradicating, airborne toxin" reduced everyone to blood and bones). Seems this is but one part of "The Pattern," a series of synchronous, similarly shocking events that unfold as the show progresses; in subsequent episodes, lots of people are killed in graphic fashion by all manner of horrors, including scary monsters (slugs as big as a football, teethed parasites that can crush your heart), a gas that freezes a busload of passengers "like insects trapped in amber," people so radioactive they can literally make your brain boil... it goes on. Helping Dunham and the rest of the force figure it all out are scientist Dr. Walter Bishop (an appealing John Noble), who's spent the past 17 years locked up in the loony bin and whose research may be responsible for some of the crimes we witness, and his son-babysitter Peter (Joshua Jackson). As for the "fringe" element, Dr. Bishop and other, less benign geniuses jump-start a dead man's brain, photograph another victim's cornea in order to access the last thing she saw before death, connect Dunham to her boyfriend so she can experience his memories of the incident that left him comatose, use high-frequency vibrations to enable bank robbers to pass through a solid vault wall, and much, much more. As for where and how all of this ends up, let's just that enquiring minds will have to hang in for the long, complicated run.
High-definition bonus features are many and varied; among the best are "Deciphering the Scene" (brief explications of key scenes in every episode) and "The Massive Undertaking" (detailing how certain special effects sequences were pulled off). Exclusively on Blu-ray are expert scene analysis and BD-Live writer-producer commentary. --Sam Graham
Great show, the chemistry of the cast makes this show very enjoyable.Published 3 days ago by jeff amador
I'm wondering am I the only one who suspects that Olivia and her sister are the same actress? I agree that, as has happened too many times in the past, Fox has slowed this show... Read morePublished 4 days ago by Kristeen R. Ewart
If you choose to watch, give it at least a few episodes before you decide if you like it. There is actually some character development. Read morePublished 4 days ago by zolof911
loved I when it was on tv. love it more on Prime. now I can watch without ads. and can see several episodes at a time.Published 6 days ago by Constance J Schick
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|Why does the price keep going up and down for Fringe?||
The lesson here.. buy it when it's at a price you're willing to pay. The price of any item can fluctuate quite a bit. It's the ebb and flow of demand.
May 22, 2010 by R. Whorton | See all 13 posts
|Overpriced. Bought at Costco for $16.99||
costco had them today for 14.99
Jan 18, 2012 by debby19 | See all 3 posts
You simply can't select individual episodes... That's typical of all Warner TV Blu-ray sets. It bugs me, too, but it cannot be helped.
I was hoping they had finally changed that (my set is still in the mail), but it appears they haven't. *sigh*
Sep 10, 2009 by Mr. F | See all 12 posts
|Episode 21 not on DVD - Wiki?||
Accoring to Wikipedia Notes :
Episode number 31, "Unearthed", which aired chronologically after "Grey Matters", was originally an unaired episode from season one, which explains the sudden reappearance of Agent Charlie Francis, who had, at that point in season two, been... Read More
Mar 1, 2010 by kzolady | See all 6 posts
|Fringe on Blu-ray||
Might I interject here and note that while Prison Break was a true Fox title, Fringe is in fact a Warner Brothers Studio title (hence the lossy audio), but it just happens to be aired on the Fox network. So your worries might not be as serious as you thought.
Aug 21, 2009 by Cole Feeser | See all 14 posts
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