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Do Shapeshifters Dream of Electric Sheep? 

When the American Senator James Van Horn has a serious car accident, he immediately goes to surgery; however Newton invades the hospital and abducts him shooting the staff. There is a ... See full summary »

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Kenneth Fink (as Ken Fink)

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J.J. Abrams (created by), Alex Kurtzman (created by) | 3 more credits »
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Anna Torv ... Alternate Olivia Dunham
Joshua Jackson ... Peter Bishop
Lance Reddick ... Phillip Broyles
Blair Brown ... Nina Sharp
Jasika Nicole ... Astrid Farnsworth
John Noble ... Dr. Walter Bishop
Shannon Cochran ... Patricia Van Horn
Marcus Giamatti ... Ray Duffy
Gerard Plunkett ... Senator James Van Horn
Sebastian Roché ... Thomas Jerome Newton
Dean Atwal Dean Atwal ... Scientist
Mittita Barber ... Hostess
Chelsea Bourdages Chelsea Bourdages ... Young Woman
Erica Carroll ... FBI Newbie
Nikolas Filipovic ... Nate Duffy
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When the American Senator James Van Horn has a serious car accident, he immediately goes to surgery; however Newton invades the hospital and abducts him shooting the staff. There is a shootout with Broyles and Newton shoots Van Horn in the eye. The Fringe Division finds that the senator is a shapeshifter and they take his body to Walter's laboratory. He finds that it is possible to revive the shapeshifter and recover his data disc. But the alternate Olivia calls Newton and he sends the shapeshifter Ray to the hospital to retrieve the disc. When he returns home, Newton orders him to kill his family. However Ray is connected to his wife and son and refuses to follow the order. What will happen? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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When Walter uses his thumbprint to grant Peter access, he says "Ownership has it's privileges." This is a take off of the old American Express tagline "Membership has its privileges." See more »

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Dr. Walter Bishop: Oh, in the right light, your hair looks like strands of lemon diamonds.
Peter Bishop: He self-medicated this morning.
Peter Bishop: Don't worry. I do some of my finest work self-medicated.
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Connections

Features Forbidden Planet (1956) See more »

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Fringe Main Title Theme
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Written and Performed by J.J. Abrams
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A Homage to Blade Runner
10 March 2017 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

When the American Senator James Van Horn has a serious car accident, he immediately goes to surgery; however Newton invades the hospital and abducts him shooting the staff. There is a shootout with Broyles and Newton shoots Van Horn in the eye. The Fringe Division finds that the senator is a shapeshifter and they take his body to Walter's laboratory. He finds that it is possible to revive the shapeshifter and recover his data disc. But the alternate Olivia calls Newton and he sends the shapeshifter Ray to the hospital to retrieve the disc. When he returns home, Newton orders him to kill his family. However Ray is connected to his wife and son and refuses to follow the order. What will happen?

"Do Shapeshifters Dream of Electric Sheep?" is a homage to "Blade Runner" that was adapted from Phillip K. Dick's novel "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?". Like the androids, the shapeshifters develop real feelings for their families after many years infiltrated and posing as human. Olivia from the alternate universe is a cold person and a killer. Poor Peter! My vote is nine.

Title (Brazil): "Do Shapeshifters Dream of Electric Sheep?"


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