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An F.B.I. agent is forced to work with an institutionalized scientist and his son in order to rationalize a brewing storm of unexplained phenomena.
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Series cast summary:
Anna Torv ...  Olivia Dunham / ... 100 episodes, 2008-2013
Joshua Jackson ...  Peter Bishop 100 episodes, 2008-2013
Jasika Nicole ...  Astrid Farnsworth / ... 100 episodes, 2008-2013
John Noble ...  Dr. Walter Bishop / ... 100 episodes, 2008-2013
Lance Reddick ...  Phillip Broyles / ... 90 episodes, 2008-2013
Blair Brown ...  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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English

Release Date:

9 September 2008 (USA) See more »

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British Columbia, Canada See more »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

Unlike other actors who've gone bald for their characters (such as Michael Rosenbaum's decision to shave his head to play Lex Luthor in Smallville (2001)) Michael Cerveris, who plays "The Observer", was already shaved bald before being cast. He first shaved his head in 1993 while playing Tommy in the Broadway musical "The Who's Tommy", because he wore a wig in that show, and found it more comfortable to put the wig over a shaved head. However, Cerveris does have eyebrows. The Fringe (2008) Make-up Artists only make it appear that he does not. See more »

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Whenever a shapeshifter is wounded they are shown to bleed "mercury." However, mercury is not sticky. It would not be stuck to the bodies or clothing around the wounds, nor stain the gloves of the investigators. It would simply spill onto the ground. See more »

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What's with all the hate?
3 October 2009 | by Calypso0132See all my reviews

I had started watching Fringe when it aired in my country, and at first, I didn't really find it particularly interesting. However, I decided to persevere with it, and I'm very glad I did. This show is not perfect, but it's definitely not as bad as all these reviews tend to make out. With each episode (so far), I find myself more deeply immersed in the plot, more involved with the characters, and I can't wait until the next one airs. A lot of these other reviews say it's worse than 'Lost' - which isn't true. I tried watching Lost, for the entire first season, but I found myself completely bored, with no real plot line to follow. The opposite is true with Fringe. Each episode has two plots - One, the overall plot of the series, and two, the plot of the individual episode, such as the investigation. This is common practice, but Fringe makes it.. fresher.

All in all, don't make any decisions on whether to watch this or not based off reviews on here. There's a lot of controversy - some hate it, some love it - just watch it for a while and judge it for yourself. I personally don't like the first 10 or so episodes, so I recommend you at least for a bit after that. They honestly do get better. 9/10


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