Fringe - Season 1
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Fringe - Season 1

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Cast: Joshua Jackson, Lance Reddick, John Noble, Kirk Acevedo

     
 
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

Overview

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, Agent Olivia Dunham (Anna Torv), a brilliant scientist, Dr. Walter Bishop (John Noble), who has spent the last 17 years in a mental institution, and the scientist’s sardonic son, Peter (Joshua Jackson) -- 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.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/08/2009
UPC:
0883929075126
Rating:
NR
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Time:
17:08:00
Sales rank:
12,526

Special Features

Uncloak this extraordinary series' secrets via featurettes on its genesis and casting, the reali science behind it and the remarkable visual effects; Fringe: Deciphering the scene sidebars on every episode; Dissected files / unaired scenes and The Massive Undertaking docupods on select episodes; Unusual Side Effects: Gag reel; Roberto Orci's production diary; Gene the cow

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Fringe - Season 1 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 30 reviews.
Koneko_no_Yami More than 1 year ago
The parallels between Fringe and the X-Files are obvious as are the 15 odd years between when the two show were made. Fringe is everything the X-Files wanted to be, but 1990s television wouldn't allow. Our resident FBI agents (Dunham, Francis) are thrown into a weird world of the unexplained, and deal with it. There is nothing like Scully's continuing, unreasonable scepticism (after 5 seasons, you STILL don't think anything weird is going on?!?). This status quo changes, the characters relationships evolve, the weird stuff just keeps getting weirder, and in no way backs down from the weirdness. Fringe also has very good characters, suprisingly good special effects and an intriguing meta-plot. It occasionally suffers from "Monster of the Week" syndrome, but when a character is exposed to the weirdness, they don't get brainwashed, or convienently rendered unconcious, or simply disbelieve it since "that's not possible". This first season was great, and I'm looking forward to season two.
slimikin More than 1 year ago
I've heard a lot of people dismiss Fringe by saying that it's just a rip-off of The X-Files, and as an x-phile, myself, I can certainly see the parallels. There are weird cases with unexplained phenomena. There's a deeper, greater mystery behind those cases. And a man and a woman are investigating them. (Which, honestly, you can hardly count as a parallel, since just about every crime/mystery show out there these days has a man-woman team doing the investigating.) Beyond these similarities, though, Fringe stands on its own. The weird cases fit inside the show's greater mystery in a way that The X-Files monster-of-the-week episodes did not. A parallel universe is the threat, not aliens. And the show works with its premise in imaginative and constantly surprising ways. I love the characters and I'm interested in seeing how they and the storyline develop as the show continues.
TVCriticWannabe More than 1 year ago
This show captures some of the feel and imagination from the X-Files and places things in a new millenium perspective. The acting is solid and the storyline intriguing. And the show is aptly titled - "Fringe" is a good descriptor for the situations and events that define the show from week to week. My only criticism of the series is that the overall plot line does not develop as quickly as I would like, and there are some weeks where the plot line moves forward at all. Nevertheless, it is a highly entertaining show that I hope will continue as a FOX primetime offering for several seasons.
bookworm2421 More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love this tv show! The storyline keeps you on your toes and the science they come up with is completely fascinating! I love going back and watching previous episodes because there is always something new to notice and they never get old!
Mike_from_Minneapolis More than 1 year ago
Interesting science fiction with characters you care about. The show has come together so beautifully, both in the story lines and in character development. John Noble is the best mad scientist as Dr. Walter Bishop. Also, lots of good extras on the DVDs. I love this show!
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I love watching Fringe. There is always something new and seemingly unimaginable in every episode. I pre-ordered the DVD and love that I got it 40% off through Barnes & Noble! Highly recommend getting the Fringe first season DVD set if you like sci-fi!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fun, imaginative show!
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