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Fringe - By J.J. Abrams


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#1 of 439 OFFLINE   Shawn Shultzaberger

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Posted July 11 2008 - 08:59 AM

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I think I'll be watching this.
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#2 of 439 ONLINE   TravisR

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Posted July 11 2008 - 10:22 AM

I'm looking forward to it.

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Posted July 11 2008 - 12:16 PM

The Abrams name is the only reason I'll give it a chance. Before I heard he was involved, I heard "from the writers of the Transformers." That would have driven me away real fast.

#4 of 439 OFFLINE   Lou Sytsma

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Posted July 12 2008 - 12:09 AM

Yes I am curious on the JJ front and the writer's front. This will be a good taste of what these guys are likely to present with the upcoming Trek movie.
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#5 of 439 OFFLINE   Josh Dial

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Posted July 12 2008 - 03:13 AM

Lance Reddick is also in the show, and I really enjoyed his work on "The Wire," and his handful of appearences on LOST.

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Posted August 01 2008 - 05:42 PM

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The Abrams name is the only reason I'll give it a chance. Before I heard he was involved, I heard "from the writers of the Transformers." That would have driven me away real fast.

Although those two writers were some of the main guys behind Alias, and I believe they have been involved with Lost as well. Pretty much, they're JJ's go to guys.

#7 of 439 OFFLINE   Greg_S_H

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Posted August 01 2008 - 07:10 PM

I didn't hear the names in the first trailer I saw. Just, "From the writers of the Transformers." They've obviously done other stuff I've liked, such as Lost, Alias and M:I3. So, maybe it really was Bay's fault.

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Posted August 02 2008 - 02:06 AM

I'll be watching for sure.

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Posted August 02 2008 - 03:38 AM

I ignored the first half of Lost because I doubted JJ Abrahms (despite my love of Alias).

I won't make that mistake with Fringe.

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Posted August 02 2008 - 07:23 AM

I'll certainly check this out (I guess mostly due to Abram's involvement), but I can't say the show looks or sounds that appealing to me. I don't feel much either way regarding the cast. No one particularly stands out as someone I'd watch a show for (though it's cool to see Charlie from The Mighty Ducks and Denethor landing jobs). The lead actress looks pretty but comes off as a bit bland in the photos and interviews I've seen her in. Of course I expect her to do well since I doubt Abrams would've hired someone who wasn't up for it.
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Posted August 02 2008 - 08:09 AM

I predict the cast will grow on you.

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I ignored the first half of Lost because I doubted JJ Abrahms (despite my love of Alias).

Well now I'm curious. Why would you intentionally ignore something created by a person if you liked his previous work?
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Posted August 02 2008 - 02:23 PM

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I ignored the first half of Lost because I doubted JJ Abrahms (despite my love of Alias).

I won't make that mistake with Fringe.


yea whats with that?
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Posted August 04 2008 - 02:32 AM

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Well now I'm curious. Why would you intentionally ignore something created by a person if you liked his previous work?
TV's a very collaborative medium, so if what stood out about Alias was Jennifer Garner or some other actor, it makes sense that someone would be more interested in that person's next project than Abrams's. It's worth remembering that at the time, Abrams' reputation was still mostly dramas like Felicity and thirtysomething than action/adventure; it wouldn't be unreasonable to see Alias as the aberration.
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Posted August 04 2008 - 07:45 AM

The Futon Critic wrote a very favourable review of the pilot and it's getting good buzz on the Internet, so it certainly sounds promising. I haven't been particularly interested in network TV offerings for nearly five years, but I'm looking forward to checking out Fringe and Joss Whedon's Dollhouse.

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Posted September 08 2008 - 03:19 PM

Just a reminder, the show starts Tuesday at 8 PM.

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Posted September 09 2008 - 05:21 AM

The show has a lot of potential. I enjoyed the pilot.
Looking forward to more.

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Posted September 09 2008 - 05:23 AM

I am confused. Isn't tonight the pilot?
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Posted September 09 2008 - 06:00 AM

it was for free ondemand or itunes or both.
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Posted September 09 2008 - 01:57 PM

Wow, I thought this was a great pilot. I knew at the end he'd be questioned, but I thought it'd be Walter again, not Bell. The whole 6 hour after death hint earlier, and the "he's not dead" tombstone in her shared dream or whatever gave that away.

It started out a little cliche, where they say I love you and then immediately after he gets blown up, but the end sort of turned that on its head.

I really liked this and I'll definitely be watching next week.

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Posted September 09 2008 - 03:30 PM

I liked it overall but I wish there was more of the paranormal aspect of the story and less of the Alias-style meleodrama.

I'm definitely watching next week.


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