Fringe (2008–2013)

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A television drama centered around a female FBI agent who is forced to work with an institutionalized scientist in order to rationalize a brewing storm of unexplained phenomena.

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 Olivia Dunham / ... (100 episodes, 2008-2013)
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 Peter Bishop (100 episodes, 2008-2013)
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 Astrid Farnsworth / ... (100 episodes, 2008-2013)
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 Dr. Walter Bishop / ... (100 episodes, 2008-2013)
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 Phillip Broyles / ... (90 episodes, 2008-2013)
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 Nina Sharp / ... (90 episodes, 2008-2012)
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The FBI teams up with a formerly-institutionalized scientist - who was performing experiments on the fringe of real science - and his son to investigate weird crimes that are seemingly part of a larger pattern, and may be connected with a global company called Massive Dynamic. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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$4,000,000 (estimated)
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In season one the Fringe team has several encounters with a man named David Robert Jones. In the second season they fight a visitor from the alternate universe named Thomas Jerome Newton. "David Robert Jones" is the real name of the singer/actor David Bowie and "Thomas Jerome Newton" is the name of the character he plays in the movie "The Man Who Fell to Earth". See more »

Goofs

Beginning in season one, establishing shots show the teams headquarters to be in a skyscraper which title cards identify as the "Boston Federal Building." However the building shown is actually Hancock Tower, a privately owned office building which is one of the most recognizable landmarks in Boston. The FBI is located in One Center Plaza which is across the street from Homeland Security office located in the John F. Kennedy Federal Building located downtown at Government Center. Both buildings are in direct proximity to Boston City Hall, a city courthouse, police station, local NBC/CW television station and immigration offices. See more »

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Referenced in The Cleveland Show: A Short Story and a Tall Tale (2011) See more »

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With improvement could be Abrams masterpiece!
19 August 2009 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

I have only two words for you, John Noble, John Noble and yes you guessed it, John Noble.

Many people will tell you "its X-files without out the X" but these same people will also say "Lost- why would I watch a show about people on an island".

Fringe brings great story together along with an entertaining cast, John Noble really brings his A-Game and shines through the eccentric and senile Walter Bishop. I would go so far as to say to watch Fringe if only to witness his superb portrayal of the character.

The characters will keep you entertained, the story will keep you on your toes and scientific experiments will blow you away.

This is a show not to be missed!


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