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Re: Fringe (Season 5 - 2012)
« Reply #30 on: August 24, 2013, 08:48:34 pm »
Finally finished the series... I'm actually trying to remember what the heck happened in the other seasons, I remember wide swaths of storyline and lots of gore (hence the "don't eat while watching Fringe" rule) because the fifth season is so different than the others-- no science experiments and so on.  It's actually what I imagine NBC's Revolution being like.  The black market scene actually made me think of what little Dark Angel I saw.

I enjoyed the series (though probably not as much as, say, the war between parallel universes, which was a TV concept *I* had but they beat me to the punch, but they did a much better than I ever could have) but I can't wrap my head around WHY the Observers took over 2015 in the first place... it's my Red Dawn problem all over again.   Why did they come back, what did they have to gain, and what was the point?  And I'm annoyed whenever we see fascist forces in the future and they dress like Nazis from the 1930s.  Especially here when the Observers are based on the 60s, they're VERY Twilight Zone.

Oh, I've gotta call you out, Chip: the Black Blotter sequence isn't Yellow Submarine, it's Monty Python. You heathen.

There was one scene where Windmere jumps to 2609 and we get to see the future (including the floating title translated which I thought was a brilliant touch) and it reminded me of Enterprise and I kept thinking it's SO weird that these guys would have done a brill job with that series (which also had time travelling invaders, parallel universes, experiments and stuff) but they DID Star Trek and it wasn't barely as interesting as this.  I just thought that was weird.

I also thought it was weird that they had full run of their lab with the lights on and loud equipment and it didn't draw any attention after they aged up that one guard.  Hard to believe that.

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Re: Fringe (Season 5 - 2012)
« Reply #31 on: August 24, 2013, 08:56:24 pm »
Sure, if you look hard enough. Well actually, you don't have to look all that hard, you will find lots of holes. I don't even remember anything about any Yellow Submarine. I am drawing a blank on that. Anyway, I'm gonna have to revisit this as a whole. Even though I loved pretty much everything the entire series had to offer, it was and is a very dense series that casual viewers would not be able to jump into the middle off. No amount of "Previously on Fringe" would fix that. I watched every episode as they aired, but during the summer hiatus, I would forget huge chunks of plot that had happened the previous season. So, I am definitely gearing up for a Fringe Marathon. I just have to wait for the price drop for the Complete Series. As it stands now, it's still out of my price range, even though it's on "sale". Once it gets down to around $70-75 range, that's when I will grab it.
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Re: Fringe (Season 5 - 2012)
« Reply #32 on: August 24, 2013, 08:58:48 pm »
Okay, I got a couple of watches going on for the Complete Series on eBay. Plenty of bids right now, but still relatively cheap. The price will definitely swell as the auction gets closer to ending 4 days from now.
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Re: Fringe (Season 5 - 2012)
« Reply #33 on: August 24, 2013, 09:13:17 pm »
The Futurama ep "Bender's Game" has a great Yellow Submarine tribute animation.

I wanna watch the whole thing again just cause I love Walter Bishop so much (I love that in the first episode he wanted a cow just to watch cartoons with it).  John Noble got to do so much with Walter, he starts as this hurt, scared, lost individual, then you get Walternate who's cold and cruel and you realize just how much range all this actor can bring to the table.  I also just adore Parallel Universe Astrid, she's so cute!  Actually dig all the actors in this, I really do hope that they all do something together again like a romantic comedy or something, they're fun to watch together and so bloody talented.

I have to say one of the things in the series that won me over was the opening sequence, at first I didn't get it, but then we start seeing these alternate versions (I love the VHS-y 80s version) and I "got" what it was supposed to be.

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Re: Fringe (Season 5 - 2012)
« Reply #34 on: August 24, 2013, 09:21:52 pm »
The opening Theme is awesome. FYI, it's done by Andrew Kramer and you can find a boatload of his tutorials here. Whenever I'm looking for something good to try out and learn on After Effects, his site is the first and last place I go to.

Speaking of the gang working together again, John Nobel hinted at Comic Con that the idea that a film is a possibility. Yay!! One last thing, this past year at Comic Con, it didn't feel like the Con of years past. I had seen them every year for the past 3 years at the FOX booth signing autographs and roaming the floors. This year, it felt empty without them. Sigh. I miss my Anna Torv.
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Re: Fringe (Season 5 - 2012)
« Reply #35 on: August 24, 2013, 09:27:14 pm »
I was about to say that I did my own take on the Fringe titles but it had to be stills only since I don't have AE or anything like that.

There's this series on Netflix that Noble did, it was kind of like Beyond Belief and he was doing a total Walternate, and it was all this hooey they were trying to pass off as secret science (stuff like Stalin's monkey soldiers) and the greatest part was John Nobel saying, with some intensity, "he inserted slices of monkey testicles into men's scrotums.  The results are promising."

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Re: Fringe (Season 5 - 2012)
« Reply #36 on: September 07, 2013, 07:21:51 pm »
Oh, and here's the trailer for Dark Matters: Twisted But True.


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Re: Fringe (Season 5 - 2012)
« Reply #37 on: September 07, 2013, 07:26:54 pm »
I've been tracking a few Brand New Complete DVD Sets on eBay the last few weeks. They start off veeeery cheap and as always, a ton of people come in and snipe at the last second, driving the price up big time. They have been selling Brand New around the $50-60 range, which itself is a pretty solid deal when comparing it to Amazon. I'm just waiting for that one auction that I can walk away from it literally stealing it out of the Sellers hand by getting one for $25-30. Now THAT would be an episode worthy of Fringe!!!!!!  ;D
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Re: Fringe (Season 5 - 2012)
« Reply #38 on: September 07, 2013, 07:46:11 pm »
No, the Fringe-worthy ep would be the one where you get all the blu-rays of the series dirt cheap and then jaunt back from the future to yourself after you saw the first episode for the first time, then gave yourself the entire series right then and there.

That's how I would use time travel.  I would cheat and get myself toys ahead of time.  The ultimate early Christmas gift.  Haven't really figured out how to turn that into an interesting movie.

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Re: Fringe (Season 5 - 2012)
« Reply #39 on: September 23, 2013, 09:16:32 pm »
Today's offerings on Teefury-- double shot of Fringe-y goodness.

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Re: Fringe (Season 5 - 2012)
« Reply #40 on: September 23, 2013, 09:25:47 pm »
How many did you buy?
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Re: Fringe (Season 5 - 2012)
« Reply #41 on: September 23, 2013, 09:42:39 pm »
None (I got too many shirts and not enough money) but I figured you might be interested.

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Re: Fringe (Season 5 - 2012)
« Reply #42 on: September 23, 2013, 09:48:06 pm »
My money is going to the box set first. After that, shirts, socks and bed sheets.....all with Anna's image plastered on them.  ;D
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