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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
Beyond the typical SciFi in production quality, character development, and plot.Published 1 day ago by Mark E Barrs
Fringe has everything ! It has your imagination going every where! And you can't predict the outcome of it! Read morePublished 2 days ago by l'aquila
I never watched Fringe during it's initial run. I just gave it a shot now because it's available on the Amazon FireStick.
So far it's an amazing show. Read more
A great series. I am going back through the entire series and watching it again. The characters, humor, and their interactions create the base for some great storylines.Published 3 days ago by Ryan
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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
|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
The official site of Blu ray Warner (wbshop.com) talks about several language subtitles (like english SDH, french , spanish...) but they don't appear on the picture on the back cover. If anybody can share info.. Thanks (for french subtitles)
Sep 3, 2009 by J. L. Lefevre | See all 4 posts
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