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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Fringe Poem: Fringe Season 1 Episode 1, Pilot

There was an international flight from Hamburg to Boston one night
A man who was upset, used a medicinal pen to self inject
Then he began to seize, like a leaf swaying in the breeze
Next came the vomiting, which was quite frightening

But the melting of the faces had to be the worst, jaws dropping off, and skin ready to burst
Soon all the passengers were infected and the inside of the plane was quite hectic
Lots of people running round, others falling down on the ground
Then the Fringe opening credits, that beginning will really draw you in, if you let it

In a motel room we meet Olivia and John,
neither one of them have any clothes on
The love word is said, Olivia just smiles instead
A ringing phone interrupts a post-coital kiss, so for the moment there will be no more naughtiness

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Favorites and Best Ofs - Fringe Season 1 Episode One, Pilot

For every episode I am going to make a list of certain things, just because I think it will be fun. It'll be like my own little Fringe mini-awards.

I am trying to go off memory for this episode so I may have to come back and update it at some point.  But if you actually read my whole recap of the episode it shouldn't surprise you that I'm a little Fringe Piloted out at the moment and while I wouldn't mind watching any other episode, I'm ready to let the Pilot rest for a short while.  I think my DVD player might appreciate it also.

Favorite Peter/Walter moment ... When they are brainstorming about getting the anecdote into John and they both come up with something at the same time and say "Brilliant!"

Favorite Peter/Olivia moment ... The whole scene when Peter brings her coffee for the 1st time and they talk about the fake file and Peter's debt.  Particularly the end when Peter says the house was cheating and Olivia laughs.

Best Ew, Gross moment ... I guess it would have to be at the beginning when peoples faces were melting off.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Fringe Recap - Pilot Episode (101) ... (Part 3)

Just in case you missed the title this is Part 3 of the Pilot episode recap.  You might want to check out parts 1 and 2 first.

Fringe ... Season 1, Episode 1

Olivia apparently recovers from her brush with Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds and dip in the salt water spa-o-visions because now she is front of a computer terminal in the FBI office.  She is using a program to create a rendering of the man she saw while she was interacting with John's memories.  Charlie wants to know how she even knows about this guy and Olivia reminds Charlie that she told him not to ask her that. 

She is satisfied with the image on the screen and someone in the office goes to run it through the records databases to see if they can get any more information about him.  Charlie is concerned about Olivia's well being as it appears that she has not slept, he minces no words and informs her that she looks like crap.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Recap - Fringe Pilot Episode (101) - Part 2

Continued from part 1 so if you are reading this one first you're out of order.

~~~~~ SPOILERS AHEAD ~~~~~

Fringe ... Season 1, Episode 1 (1x01)

The next scene shows a plane flying through the air and then we see Olivia on the phone.  From her end of the conversation we find out that she is talking to Charlie, it sounds like she is getting an update on John.  As she ends the conversation Peter sits down in the seat across from her.  They begin to talk about Peter's father, Walter.  Peter says he knows his father was a chemist who did research for a toothpaste company and at some point there was an accident in the lab, after which Walter was arrested. Peter tells Olivia that he thinks there has to be more to it than Walter working with toothpaste.

Olivia gathers her thoughts for a moment and lets Peter know that his father worked as part of a classified experimental army program under the name of Kelvin Genetics.  He worked on things like mind control, teleportation, astral projection and reanimation.  He was provided an unlimited budget to pursue his research.

Later they arrive at St Claire's Hospital in Essex County, Massachusetts.  Olivia meets with Walter (John Noble) in what looks like an empty cafeteria while Peter waits in the hallway.  They begin talking about John Scott's condition as Walter asks specific questions to Olivia.  He is quite fidgety and lapses off into a conversation about the horrible butterscotch pudding that they have there on Mondays.  When Olivia informs him it is Thursday he brightens and rejoices with "Oh?  That's fantastic news."  We didn't know it at the time, but this was the first of many, many, many, food observations from Walter.  Olivia looks like she is beginning to lose hope when Dr. Bishop starts to tell her that the condition can be reversed.  As she tries to get more information out of him he tells her he knows that his son has to be there if she is there and he would like to see him.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Recap: Fringe Pilot Episode (101) ... Part 1

I can remember when the commercials for Fringe first started coming on I was already drawn to the show.  It seemed like it was going to be so interesting and right up my little love of strange shows alley.  It surely didn't disappoint.  I do wish I would've thought about writing about it as it first came on, that way I could write about it without knowing what was coming.  But having said that, it is kind of cool to watch it from the beginning and see how seemingly meaningless details are really a glaring sign of something that happens later.

 I haven't quite decided what, if any, kind of format to try to follow with these posts so I'm sort of winging it.  I think they are going to be partly an episode recap, some of my thoughts about it, and well, whatever else makes it to the keyboard.


Fringe - Season 1, Episode 1 (1x01)

Even the first few seconds of this show was captivating with the plane flying through the storm.  It's almost like you can feel the electricity in the air and feel the turbulence.  I think the pilot would've been great to see in a theater.  Well all the episodes are like mini-movies with killer effects so any of them would be good in a theater. 

Just the theme song of Fringe brings a smile to my face.  I think The X Files used to do that too.  It's like you know you are about to embark on some crazy ride that is going to make you suspend your powers of disbelief and you are more than willing to take this journey and keep your hands and arms inside the car at all times.

After the horrific opening sequence complete with vomiting face melting people the scene switches to a motel room and we meet Olivia Dunham (Anna Torv) and John Scott (Mark Valley) who have apparently just finished bending the rules of the FBI and the mattress springs of the bed.  John tells Olivia he loves her and I am under the assumption that it must have been the first time for that and although Olivia looks quite pleased at this, she doesn't say the big "L" word back.  And as what is going to become a continuing occurrence in this show, a cell phone rings at an inopportune moment and the two lovers have to go back to their roles as FBI agents.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Season 2 Boxed Set Has Arrived

This weekend I received my Fringe Season 2 box set. I have a system I use for watching the box sets, and even though this is admitting I am a bit geeky I will share it.

1. I watch the whole set through one time just for enjoyment purposes.
2. I watch all the bonus features.
3. I watch the whole set through again, only this time I take notes for what will become future posts on this blog and also possible future designs in my Fringe section for my online store.

I am now on step 3 of the pilot of the 1st season, so hopefully my blog post on that one will be coming soon.

A little tidbit for anyone that is looking for the Fringe Season 1 and 2 box sets - I would recommend looking for them at Walmart online. That is the best price I found.