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(New York Daily News)   Beloved, award-winning long-running sci-fi show ends its run to record ratings. Too bad we're stuck in this universe. Raise a glass of strawberry-flavored death to the series finale of "Fringe" (8 PM EST, FOX)   (nydailynews.com) divider line 200
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2013-01-18 09:15:42 AM
At least they have a shot at some resolution unlike Alphas and several other shows I was foolish enough to get hooked on.
 
2013-01-18 09:21:16 AM
I lost track of that show when their scheduling got all wonky and I didn't have a DVR yet.  Too bad.  I really liked the first two seasons.
 
2013-01-18 09:59:42 AM

Diogenes: I lost track of that show when their scheduling got all wonky and I didn't have a DVR yet.  Too bad.  I really liked the first two seasons.


They're showing it on the Science channel, and it's available on Amazon Prime video.

I'm glad that, for once, Fox stuck with a show that had what might be a small but was still a guaranteed audience.
 
2013-01-18 10:02:06 AM

Diogenes: I lost track of that show when their scheduling got all wonky and I didn't have a DVR yet.  Too bad.  I really liked the first two seasons.


Netflix and Hulu.
 
2013-01-18 10:12:18 AM
I tried to watch the first season, but got annoyed that they felt the need to reiterate the entire plot of the episode every 8-10 minutes, for the benefit of people who were half paying attention, or who were too stupid to "get" what was going on, or something.
 
2013-01-18 10:29:08 AM

Sybarite: At least they have a shot at some resolution unlike Alphas and several other shows I was foolish enough to get hooked on.


...and that's how I found out Alphas was canceled. *runs out of thread crying*
 
2013-01-18 10:38:25 AM

Blues_X: Diogenes: I lost track of that show when their scheduling got all wonky and I didn't have a DVR yet.  Too bad.  I really liked the first two seasons.

They're showing it on the Science channel, and it's available on Amazon Prime video.

I'm glad that, for once, Fox stuck with a show that had what might be a small but was still a guaranteed audience.


hubiestubert: Diogenes: I lost track of that show when their scheduling got all wonky and I didn't have a DVR yet.  Too bad.  I really liked the first two seasons.

Netflix and Hulu.


I may try Netflix.  Even though it's cheap, seems silly when I have OD for so much on CenturyLink Prism.  But Amazon Prime - is that streaming?  I like Amazon.  And I got a screaming tablet for Christmas.
 
2013-01-18 10:43:24 AM

Diogenes: Blues_X: Diogenes: I lost track of that show when their scheduling got all wonky and I didn't have a DVR yet.  Too bad.  I really liked the first two seasons.

They're showing it on the Science channel, and it's available on Amazon Prime video.

I'm glad that, for once, Fox stuck with a show that had what might be a small but was still a guaranteed audience.

hubiestubert: Diogenes: I lost track of that show when their scheduling got all wonky and I didn't have a DVR yet.  Too bad.  I really liked the first two seasons.

Netflix and Hulu.

I may try Netflix.  Even though it's cheap, seems silly when I have OD for so much on CenturyLink Prism.  But Amazon Prime - is that streaming?  I like Amazon.  And I got a screaming tablet for Christmas.


I stream Netflix and it's easy and the library is almost as big as their deliverable discs.
 
2013-01-18 10:49:17 AM

Diogenes: But Amazon Prime - is that streaming?


Yes... if you have an Amazon Prime account, you get a lot of shows & movies for free with it.
 
2013-01-18 11:09:00 AM
What's Fringe?
 
2013-01-18 11:11:13 AM

doglover: What's Fringe?


Sort of like the X-Files. One-off episodes with a larger arc in the beginning, now all arc shows.
 
2013-01-18 11:32:18 AM

vartian: Sybarite: At least they have a shot at some resolution unlike Alphas and several other shows I was foolish enough to get hooked on.

...and that's how I found out Alphas was canceled. *runs out of thread crying*



*plays "The Only Living Boy in New York"*
 
2013-01-18 12:22:01 PM
Flashpoint & Last Resort are also ending next week. I has a sad.
 
2013-01-18 12:38:58 PM

vartian: Sybarite: At least they have a shot at some resolution unlike Alphas and several other shows I was foolish enough to get hooked on.

...and that's how I found out Alphas was canceled. *runs out of thread crying*




WHATTTTT????? NOOOOOOOOOO

/seriously?
 
2013-01-18 12:51:34 PM
Even in this tragic blue universe, "beloved" fits.

/just as big a sad today as when "Friday Night Lights" ended
 
2013-01-18 01:07:33 PM

DanZero: Last Resort


Oh, too bad.  I'm behind, but I have it all recorded on the DVR.  Should I watch the rest of the season?  I think I'm about 4 or 5 episodes in.
 
2013-01-18 01:10:23 PM

Diogenes: DanZero: Last Resort

Oh, too bad.  I'm behind, but I have it all recorded on the DVR.  Should I watch the rest of the season?  I think I'm about 4 or 5 episodes in.


Last nights episode was mad crazy. I have a feeling there's gonna be even more twists next week. I'd keep with it, but I'd agree with many others that this show wasn't built for multiple seasons.
 
2013-01-18 01:30:45 PM

Diogenes: DanZero: Last Resort

Oh, too bad.  I'm behind, but I have it all recorded on the DVR.  Should I watch the rest of the season?  I think I'm about 4 or 5 episodes in.


Still good, but it's really hard to imagine a season 2, let alone a season 3 or 4.
 
2013-01-18 01:34:21 PM

DanZero: Diogenes: DanZero: Last Resort

Oh, too bad.  I'm behind, but I have it all recorded on the DVR.  Should I watch the rest of the season?  I think I'm about 4 or 5 episodes in.

Last nights episode was mad crazy. I have a feeling there's gonna be even more twists next week. I'd keep with it, but I'd agree with many others that this show wasn't built for multiple seasons.


robsul82: Diogenes: DanZero: Last Resort

Oh, too bad.  I'm behind, but I have it all recorded on the DVR.  Should I watch the rest of the season?  I think I'm about 4 or 5 episodes in.

Still good, but it's really hard to imagine a season 2, let alone a season 3 or 4.


Yeah.  Whether that was their plan or not, it would be hard to see how the premise itself could be long-lived.
 
2013-01-18 02:25:22 PM

DanZero: Diogenes: DanZero: Last Resort

Oh, too bad.  I'm behind, but I have it all recorded on the DVR.  Should I watch the rest of the season?  I think I'm about 4 or 5 episodes in.

Last nights episode was mad crazy. I have a feeling there's gonna be even more twists next week. I'd keep with it, but I'd agree with many others that this show wasn't built for multiple seasons.


This, and "We have 18 nukes!" *BOOM* "Now we have 17. Anyone feel lucky?"

We know they're the good guys, but any ad hoc nuclear power making such statements would find a small arsenal raining on their doorstep before they launch their load.
 
2013-01-18 02:32:53 PM
Never watched the show, but I loved watching "Eric the Actor's" head explode

farm4.staticflickr.com
 
2013-01-18 02:48:16 PM

simplicimus: doglover: What's Fringe?

Sort of like the X-Files. One-off episodes with a larger arc in the beginning, now all arc shows.


So the arc-ness gets better? I am watching through the show and some episodes are so one-off they could be placed anywhere. On netflix, there's an episode #21 from season one that is after the cliffhanger finale, but aired in 2nd season. I realized it was not important enough to watch. I don't like monster-of-the week episodes that don't have any backstory.

I like arc-heavy shows; my favourite was always Babylon 5, which was incomprehensible to anyone starting halfway.

I did notice that the visual quality of the show has taken a bit of a dive in s2 with the move to Vancouver. Since I'm here, it's hard to mistake our climate and building designs for eastcoast USA. There are almost no brick buildings outside of the core of downtown here.

Still, Anna Torv is hot. Why her sister is a totally different ethnicity (Jewish) is confusing.
 
2013-01-18 04:47:39 PM
They better not zoom out and reveal a retarded kid holding a snowglobe.
 
2013-01-18 06:11:00 PM
I like Fringe and have seen every episode but I don't really have any idea what's going on
 
2013-01-18 06:22:06 PM
I'm still waiting of a live action Cowboy Bebop. Firefly showed that it's possible and people want it.

Pull the trigger, Hollywood.
 
2013-01-18 06:49:50 PM
I've saved up 400 mics of 25 so I'm watching the stairs move... was that always green? I can feel my spleen!

/WHOA!!!
 
2013-01-18 07:04:52 PM
Gonna have to go back and watch that, I guess. I initially gave up around the third episode where some guy killed a bunch of people (cops even) with a FRICKEN LASER GUN and no one batted an eye.
 
2013-01-18 07:06:21 PM
Can I be the first to declare "Fringe" fans worse than "Firefly" fans? Can I? Can I? Huh? Huh? Huh?
 
2013-01-18 07:16:57 PM

IlGreven: Can I be the first to declare "Fringe" fans worse than "Firefly" fans? Can I? Can I? Huh? Huh? Huh?


Sure ya can, Champ. No Fark discussion is complete until a designated hater/troll/snob threadshiats on everything in sight.

/That way we can all see just how sophisticated you are.
//We're not worthy.
 
2013-01-18 07:31:03 PM

Sybarite: At least they have a shot at some resolution unlike Alphas and several other shows I was foolish enough to get hooked on.


Goddammnit!
 
2013-01-18 07:38:53 PM
Lost track of when the show was on so missed a bunch.

Enjoyed otherwise.

Olivia? Rowr!
 
2013-01-18 07:40:16 PM

robsul82: Diogenes: DanZero: Last Resort

Oh, too bad.  I'm behind, but I have it all recorded on the DVR.  Should I watch the rest of the season?  I think I'm about 4 or 5 episodes in.

Still good, but it's really hard to imagine a season 2, let alone a season 3 or 4.


If they edited out some of the waste of time scenes and subplots, it could have been an awesome mini-series. It might have had legs for another season or two, but only if the first season ended with some kind of major game change.
 
2013-01-18 07:43:53 PM

doglover: I'm still waiting of a live action Cowboy Bebop. Firefly showed that it's possible and people want it.

Pull the trigger, Hollywood.


There's no human female alive that could do justice to Faye.
 
2013-01-18 07:54:34 PM
So now Anna Torv can focus on her career as a pagan metal singer.
 
2013-01-18 08:00:12 PM

NeoCortex42: robsul82: Diogenes: DanZero: Last Resort

Oh, too bad.  I'm behind, but I have it all recorded on the DVR.  Should I watch the rest of the season?  I think I'm about 4 or 5 episodes in.

Still good, but it's really hard to imagine a season 2, let alone a season 3 or 4.

If they edited out some of the waste of time scenes and subplots, it could have been an awesome mini-series. It might have had legs for another season or two, but only if the first season ended with some kind of major game change.


It sucks when shows are like that. Like Prison Break. He broke out of prison! Awesome.

Now next season... umm.. oh no he's in a different prison! Then a mexican prison!

That show had "24" disease. Have to do the same thing each year but one-up it.
 
2013-01-18 08:00:26 PM
(Fingers crossed) please don't be a clip show!... please don't be a clip show!
 
2013-01-18 08:00:33 PM

IlGreven: Can I be the first to declare "Fringe" fans worse than "Firefly" fans? Can I? Can I? Huh? Huh? Huh?


Sorry, "Community" fans already took that title.
 
2013-01-18 08:06:45 PM
Aww.. was hoping for a new intro.
 
2013-01-18 08:10:15 PM

BronyMedic: They better not zoom out and reveal a retarded kid holding a snowglobe.


Or that they actually died in the plane crash on the first episode.
 
2013-01-18 08:10:38 PM

Sybarite: At least they have a shot at some resolution unlike Alphas and several other shows I was foolish enough to get hooked on.


Gah! I just started watching that!
 
2013-01-18 08:14:30 PM

Oysterman: BronyMedic: They better not zoom out and reveal a retarded kid holding a snowglobe.

Or that they actually died in the plane crash on the first episode.


Good thing Lost didn't do that. That would have sucked.
 
2013-01-18 08:14:32 PM

OtherLittleGuy: IlGreven: Can I be the first to declare "Fringe" fans worse than "Firefly" fans? Can I? Can I? Huh? Huh? Huh?

Sorry, "Community" fans already took that title.


I'm a fan of all three (now at least, having started watching Fringe very recently, like last week, on Netflix - sorry but when it originally came on I couldn't stand the show but I restarted watching it).

I don't think I'm an obnoxious fanboy. I enjoyed Firefly but I think it being a short run is what kept the 'magic' in. If it was longer and everyone was exposed to the characters longer, I think it would've run out of gas eventually. It's only so long that you can accept that somehow there's a solar system with a whole load of habitable planets (it wasn't some galaxy-spanning show, but a single solar system) and yet somehow most of them have people travelling on horseback on them.

Community is a great show that in the 2nd season for the most part, I just got through it (it wasn't as funny as before), and then it improved again in the third season, and hopefully will close on a high note in the 4th.

And Fringe, from what I've watched, goes from compelling arc-based episodes to lame monster-of-the-week episodes. It needed to be a 10-episodes-a-season show to keep the filler down to a minimum.

/I'm also a Supernatural fan, but the show is going downhill faster than Sliders. Wow. It turned into a biatchy bromance.. Every new episode this season that I watch is one where I consider deleting the show from my PVR.
 
2013-01-18 08:14:38 PM
Does anyone else think the boy got caught on purpose?
 
2013-01-18 08:16:08 PM

Oysterman: BronyMedic: They better not zoom out and reveal a retarded kid holding a snowglobe.

Or that they actually died in the plane crash on the first episode.


Pacey wakes up next to Joey, who is watching a Tom Cruise movie. There is a knock on the door, from the apartment next door - 23B.
 
2013-01-18 08:19:35 PM

MadSkillz: /I'm also a Supernatural fan, but the show is going downhill faster than Sliders. Wow. It turned into a biatchy bromance.. Every new episode this season that I watch is one where I consider deleting the show from my PVR.


It is possible for a show to nosedive as quickly as Sliders? I loved that show, but I can never bring myself to even finish the fourth season of it.
 
2013-01-18 08:26:56 PM

Sybarite: At least they have a shot at some resolution unlike Alphas


Oh, what?! This did not make my Friday night.
 
2013-01-18 08:28:25 PM
Something I don't get: The Observers have already shown an ability to go between universes (like observing Walternate working on a cure for Peter). Why not occupy the other side as well?
 
2013-01-18 08:37:37 PM

NeoCortex42: Something I don't get: The Observers have already shown an ability to go between universes (like observing Walternate working on a cure for Peter). Why not occupy the other side as well?


B-side may have been deemed unimportant to whatever their grand design is.
 
2013-01-18 08:42:54 PM

NeoCortex42: Something I don't get: The Observers have already shown an ability to go between universes (like observing Walternate working on a cure for Peter). Why not occupy the other side as well?


I still haven't fully grasped why Walter went through so much trouble recording and hiding an elaborate plan on a video medium that's already dated, only to perform the plan himself once the Observers obtained full control.
 
2013-01-18 08:49:54 PM

NeoCortex42: Something I don't get: The Observers have already shown an ability to go between universes (like observing Walternate working on a cure for Peter). Why not occupy the other side as well?


They don't have Dish.

/"Stop checking out my young ass"
 
2013-01-18 08:50:40 PM

Oysterman: NeoCortex42: Something I don't get: The Observers have already shown an ability to go between universes (like observing Walternate working on a cure for Peter). Why not occupy the other side as well?

I still haven't fully grasped why Walter went through so much trouble recording and hiding an elaborate plan on a video medium that's already dated, only to perform the plan himself once the Observers obtained full control.


Don't worry it's all going according to the vagenda.
 
2013-01-18 08:51:09 PM

OtherLittleGuy: /"Stop checking out my young ass"


older Bolivia is hotter than regular Olivia
 
2013-01-18 08:51:49 PM

The Bestest: OtherLittleGuy: /"Stop checking out my young ass"

older Bolivia is hotter than regular Olivia


Fauxlivia.
 
2013-01-18 08:52:36 PM
old-livia
 
2013-01-18 08:54:05 PM
Linc-old
 
2013-01-18 08:57:06 PM
I thought Lincoln was gonna buy it for sure.
 
2013-01-18 08:57:44 PM

braedan: I thought Lincoln was gonna buy it for sure.


...again
 
2013-01-18 09:01:49 PM

doglover: I'm still waiting of a live action Cowboy Bebop. Firefly showed that it's possible and people want it.

Pull the trigger, Hollywood.


Not Alone
 
2013-01-18 09:04:59 PM
Of all the tech on Fringe, the only one I have a problem with is getting a conversation out of a window.
 
2013-01-18 09:07:43 PM

NeoCortex42: Of all the tech on Fringe, the only one I have a problem with is getting a conversation out of a window.


I dunno.. I can sorta get where they're coming from.. that glass is somehow able to retain a 'sonic memory' of sorts. The concept is not that far out there either.
 
2013-01-18 09:08:18 PM
Fringe, the only show to survive the Friday Night Death Slot. I will miss this show..

Without DVRs I would have never stuck with it. I'm glad I did. The characterization and the all around great story and writing really paid off. Sure it had its missteps along the way, but it was always entertaining from week to week and never failed to keep me hooked. The relationship between Walter, Peter and Olivia was one of the best on TV.

Here's to a great show, may it have a long life in syndication!
 
2013-01-18 09:09:50 PM

Jerseysteve22: Fringe, the only show to survive the Friday Night Death Slot. I will miss this show..

Without DVRs I would have never stuck with it. I'm glad I did. The characterization and the all around great story and writing really paid off. Sure it had its missteps along the way, but it was always entertaining from week to week and never failed to keep me hooked. The relationship between Walter, Peter and Olivia was one of the best on TV.

Here's to a great show, may it have a long life in syndication!


I look forward to whatever work John Noble does in the future. He's already awesome as a host on Dark Matters.
 
2013-01-18 09:11:03 PM
Call me a sap, but I'm hoping for Peter to call Walter "Dad" again.
 
2013-01-18 09:11:22 PM

Jerseysteve22: Here's to a great show, may it have a long life in syndication!


This is largely the reason it even got a 5th season. 100 episodes is sort of a magic number for syndication, and so Warner pretty much agreed to give the 5th season to Fox for free if they renewed it for a 5th and final season.
 
2013-01-18 09:14:01 PM
Broyles, "Just get it done."

Like a boss.
 
2013-01-18 09:14:46 PM
I assume walter will get astrid's name right too
 
2013-01-18 09:15:39 PM

braedan: Call me a sap, but I'm hoping for Peter to call Walter "Dad" again.


I get the feeling Walter will be going with the boy to the future. So we'll get a goodbye scene between Walter and Peter.
 
2013-01-18 09:18:54 PM
I'm glad it's getting a better conclusion than the X Files did. God did that payoff suck.
 
2013-01-18 09:20:06 PM

NeoCortex42: Jerseysteve22: Fringe, the only show to survive the Friday Night Death Slot. I will miss this show..

Without DVRs I would have never stuck with it. I'm glad I did. The characterization and the all around great story and writing really paid off. Sure it had its missteps along the way, but it was always entertaining from week to week and never failed to keep me hooked. The relationship between Walter, Peter and Olivia was one of the best on TV.

Here's to a great show, may it have a long life in syndication!

I look forward to whatever work John Noble does in the future. He's already awesome as a host on Dark Matters.


Yeah he's awesome!

The Bestest: Jerseysteve22: Here's to a great show, may it have a long life in syndication!

This is largely the reason it even got a 5th season. 100 episodes is sort of a magic number for syndication, and so Warner pretty much agreed to give the 5th season to Fox for free if they renewed it for a 5th and final season.


Yeah I read that too. For whatever reason, I'm glad we get a conclusion to the show.
 
2013-01-18 09:21:01 PM

NeoCortex42: braedan: Call me a sap, but I'm hoping for Peter to call Walter "Dad" again.

I get the feeling Walter will be going with the boy to the future. So we'll get a goodbye scene between Walter and Peter.


He's a witch! Burn him!
 
2013-01-18 09:21:19 PM

Jerseysteve22: I'm glad it's getting a better conclusion than the X Files did. God did that payoff suck.


There was no pay-off for the X-Files, just a kick in the balls.
 
2013-01-18 09:23:36 PM
two seconds after walter and the boy go.. he pops back from the future saying he fixed the paradox and was able to come back and hang out with them!
 
2013-01-18 09:27:09 PM
Was there ever any doubt that Walter would nobly sacrifice himself?
 
2013-01-18 09:27:16 PM
I hope Asteroid packs Walter a knapsack full of snacks, drugs & vanilla fudge 8 tracks for his trip.
 
2013-01-18 09:27:35 PM

RaiderFanMikeP: two seconds after walter and the boy go.. he pops back from the future saying he fixed the paradox and was able to come back and hang out with them!


Or a Western Union courier show up at the door with a letter written in 1885.
 
2013-01-18 09:30:11 PM
Doc Brown is gonna show up with Mr. Fusion. That's my bet.

BEST FINALE EVER
 
2013-01-18 09:31:22 PM
Reverse the polarity! That always works.
 
2013-01-18 09:32:30 PM
"because it's cool"
 
2013-01-18 09:33:16 PM
"...Because it's cool."
~Dr. Walter Bishop
 
2013-01-18 09:34:16 PM

The Bestest: "because it's cool"


That line was amazing.
 
2013-01-18 09:34:36 PM

RaiderFanMikeP: I assume walter will get astrid's name right too


farking witches all over the place.. need a flamethrower
 
2013-01-18 09:39:01 PM
Have we seen those sea-monkeys before?
 
2013-01-18 09:40:54 PM
Wait...if they stop the Observer race from evolving, then the Observers never go back in time, September never prevents Walternate from missing the cure, Walter never crosses over to get Peter.
 
2013-01-18 09:41:40 PM

braedan: Have we seen those sea-monkeys before?


They're either the snake things from Chinatown or the bug things that they guy was using to cure a disease.
 
2013-01-18 09:42:39 PM

Jocundry: Wait...if they stop the Observer race from evolving, then the Observers never go back in time, September never prevents Walternate from missing the cure, Walter never crosses over to get Peter.


And everybody lives, but no Etta. I really hope one of the characters realize this at some point.
 
2013-01-18 09:44:07 PM

Jocundry: Wait...if they stop the Observer race from evolving, then the Observers never go back in time, September never prevents Walternate from missing the cure, Walter never crosses over to get Peter.


Blue-Earth Peter does as a child, Red-Earth Peter never comes "here", never marries Olivia, Eta is never born.
 
2013-01-18 09:44:41 PM
I've come to realize, Mr Broyles....
 
2013-01-18 09:45:15 PM

NeoCortex42: Jocundry: Wait...if they stop the Observer race from evolving, then the Observers never go back in time, September never prevents Walternate from missing the cure, Walter never crosses over to get Peter.

And everybody lives, but no Etta. I really hope one of the characters realize this at some point.


That would be a horribly sad ending.
 
2013-01-18 09:45:57 PM
Yea - fark those loyalists
 
2013-01-18 09:46:19 PM
Ok, this is awesome
 
2013-01-18 09:50:41 PM
THAT IS COOL - MWAHAHAHA!
 
2013-01-18 09:51:52 PM
how did they not plan for Widmark ?

*facepalm*
 
2013-01-18 09:52:05 PM
Walter delivers
 
2013-01-18 09:52:25 PM
Only a few minutes left to wrap this up? Feels like we should have another hour left.
 
2013-01-18 09:53:29 PM

NeoCortex42: Only a few minutes left to wrap this up? Feels like we should have another hour left.


I agree..
 
2013-01-18 09:55:19 PM
Why the *shush*?
 
2013-01-18 09:57:13 PM
I love you, Dad.
 
2013-01-18 09:58:30 PM
nonsense.
 
2013-01-18 09:59:46 PM
wow, what a cop out rip off ending

*thumbs down*
 
2013-01-18 10:02:59 PM
A shot of Pacey's pretty, pretty eyes as the last? I'm okay with this.
 
2013-01-18 10:04:24 PM

Leader O'Cola: how did they not plan for Widmark ?

*facepalm*


As G'Kar would put it, he made a most agreeable *SPLAT*.
 
2013-01-18 10:05:08 PM
Time paradoxes? Eh, Fark it. Just go with the happy ending.

Great finale, aside from the last five minutes or so.
 
2013-01-18 10:06:48 PM
Called the ending at the last commercial break. Still loved it. That was about as good as they could have done it, I think.
 
2013-01-18 10:07:08 PM

braedan: Have we seen those sea-monkeys before?


"Check, please!"
 
2013-01-18 10:09:25 PM
I'd have liked to have seen William Bell at some point, even though he's dead. I just liked him.
 
2013-01-18 10:10:01 PM

braedan: Jerseysteve22: I'm glad it's getting a better conclusion than the X Files did. God did that payoff suck.

There was no pay-off for the X-Files, just a kick in the balls.


And on top of that, they release a movie 4 years before their invasion that was nothing more than a super sized monster of a week episode. The best episode of that show was when Mulder found out what happened to his sister then disappeared. It should have ended there.
 
2013-01-18 10:12:46 PM

Spiralmonkey: I'd have liked to have seen William Bell at some point, even though he's dead. I just liked him.


Seriously. The guy could have at least lent them a hand with the final plans.
 
2013-01-18 10:13:32 PM
Alright that was great. It got dusty in here when Walter saw Gene for the last time and told Astro she had a pretty name. Loved the white tulip at the end.. Felt like it needed another 15 minutes, but still, a great end to a great show.
 
2013-01-18 10:14:01 PM

NeoCortex42: Time paradoxes? Eh, Fark it. Just go with the happy ending.

Great finale, aside from the last five minutes or so.


I didn't think they would end by destroying everything that had ever happened on the show. I guess you could argue that Walternate still missed the cure and Walter still went over to get Peter but this time the ice didn't break or some passerby pulled them out of the lake. Oh and Walter was still willing to let Peter go in the machine.

All the same, I'm ok with the ending. Flawed as all hell as it was.
 
2013-01-18 10:15:30 PM

Diogenes: Blues_X: Diogenes: I lost track of that show when their scheduling got all wonky and I didn't have a DVR yet.  Too bad.  I really liked the first two seasons.

They're showing it on the Science channel, and it's available on Amazon Prime video.

Netflix and Hulu.

I may try Netflix.  Even though it's cheap, seems silly when I have OD for so much on CenturyLink Prism.  But Amazon Prime - is that streaming?  I like Amazon.  And I got a screaming tablet for Christmas.



Amazon prime > & not = to Netflix in every way
 
2013-01-18 10:15:41 PM
Whoa, the ending paradox is starting to kick in. Which reminds me...

Happy New Year

images4.wikia.nocookie.net:
 
2013-01-18 10:17:15 PM

Jocundry: NeoCortex42: Time paradoxes? Eh, Fark it. Just go with the happy ending.

Great finale, aside from the last five minutes or so.

I didn't think they would end by destroying everything that had ever happened on the show. I guess you could argue that Walternate still missed the cure and Walter still went over to get Peter but this time the ice didn't break or some passerby pulled them out of the lake. Oh and Walter was still willing to let Peter go in the machine.

All the same, I'm ok with the ending. Flawed as all hell as it was.


The paradox isn't Peter getting pulled out of the ice. If there were no Observers, Walternate wouldn't have been distracted when he found the cure. Peter would have been cured by Walternate and Walter would have never kidnapped him in the first place.

I'm not going to let it ruin the ending for me, but I really wish Peter or Walter would have pointed it out and at least hand waved some technobabble to dismiss it.
 
2013-01-18 10:19:28 PM
So farking good.  So happy these 5 years paid off that beautifully.
 
2013-01-18 10:19:57 PM
The Glyphs were LOVED and CLOSE
 
2013-01-18 10:20:40 PM

Jocundry: NeoCortex42: Time paradoxes? Eh, Fark it. Just go with the happy ending.

Great finale, aside from the last five minutes or so.

I didn't think they would end by destroying everything that had ever happened on the show. I guess you could argue that Walternate still missed the cure and Walter still went over to get Peter but this time the ice didn't break or some passerby pulled them out of the lake. Oh and Walter was still willing to let Peter go in the machine.

All the same, I'm ok with the ending. Flawed as all hell as it was.


the only possible interpretation is that Michael became god and willed their existence
 
2013-01-18 10:20:59 PM
Glad Olivia got to go TK on Windmark's ass. Michael played the long game with getting caught
 
2013-01-18 10:21:48 PM
Fringe should have ended just before the leap forward to fight the Observers. It was as if somebody hit the plot button reset because they wrote themselves into a corner. Would have made more sense if the Kromaggs walked through a portal gate as the Machine was about ready to switch off.
 
2013-01-18 10:23:56 PM

Sybarite: At least they have a shot at some resolution unlike Alphas and several other shows I was foolish enough to get hooked on.


Alphas? Bugger. I liked that. I also liked Stargate Universe and Terra Nova, I'm still in mourning for them.
 
2013-01-18 10:24:36 PM

NeoCortex42: Jocundry: NeoCortex42: Time paradoxes? Eh, Fark it. Just go with the happy ending.

Great finale, aside from the last five minutes or so.

I didn't think they would end by destroying everything that had ever happened on the show. I guess you could argue that Walternate still missed the cure and Walter still went over to get Peter but this time the ice didn't break or some passerby pulled them out of the lake. Oh and Walter was still willing to let Peter go in the machine.

All the same, I'm ok with the ending. Flawed as all hell as it was.

The paradox isn't Peter getting pulled out of the ice. If there were no Observers, Walternate wouldn't have been distracted when he found the cure. Peter would have been cured by Walternate and Walter would have never kidnapped him in the first place.

I'm not going to let it ruin the ending for me, but I really wish Peter or Walter would have pointed it out and at least hand waved some technobabble to dismiss it.


I just meant that to get Peter over here took two Observer-led steps: Walternate missing the cure and Walter & Peter being saved from the lake. Both would have to happen somehow without the Observers for the ending to be real.

And yeah, they could have thrown out something about the universe needing Peter and Olivia to be together like how the universe brought Peter back in the fourth season because Peter needed to be there.
 
2013-01-18 10:26:31 PM
I took it as everything happened the same up until the day of the invasion, and then Walter blinked out of existence.

Peter, i sent you a letter.

it contains something of mine.

What letter, Walternate?

i imagine you called me to ask

why would you send such a strange letter?

And when you tried to call, i didn't answer.

so you came to find me at the lab.

But i was not to be found.

I was here one moment

and vanished from the face of the earth the next.

I want you to know i'm fine.

and living many, many years from now.

What is this, Walternate?

You will never see me again.

you will never see me again because it had to be this way

To ensure the future of our humanity.

The boy and i, we will become a paradox.

Nature abhors a paradox.

It has to heal itself.

It does so by deleting me and the boy

At the moment of the invasion.

The boy and i will disappear after 2015.
 
2013-01-18 10:28:43 PM
Anyone notice that the portal opened at 6:02am? A callback to the Season 3 finale
 
2013-01-18 10:29:31 PM
Needed more Oldlivia.
 
2013-01-18 10:30:49 PM
JocundryI just meant that to get Peter over here took two Observer-led steps: Walternate missing the cure and Walter & Peter being saved from the lake. Both would have to happen somehow without the Observers for the ending to be real.

And yeah, they could have thrown out something about the universe needing Peter and Olivia to be together like how the universe brought Peter back in the fourth season because Peter needed to be there.

Okay, you're right.

I also think the white tulip was a pretty cryptic note to leave Peter since Walter made it clear that he never told anybody about that. It would make no sense to Peter at all. Now Olivia and Peter are going to go nuts looking for Walter.

As much as I liked the finale, it seems dangerous to think about it too much.
 
2013-01-18 10:37:21 PM
Serious question - I've never seen the show, and actually know very little about it. Now that most of you have seen the finale, would you recommend that Fringe?

Thanks in advance.

/Got burned by Lost.
//Will cockpunch Abrams if I ever have the chance.
 
2013-01-18 10:39:01 PM

Summer Glau's Love Slave: Serious question - I've never seen the show, and actually know very little about it. Now that most of you have seen the finale, would you recommend that Fringe?

Thanks in advance.

/Got burned by Lost.
//Will cockpunch Abrams if I ever have the chance.


It's worth it just for John Noble alone
 
2013-01-18 10:39:24 PM

Summer Glau's Love Slave: Serious question - I've never seen the show, and actually know very little about it. Now that most of you have seen the finale, would you recommend that Fringe?


Most definitely.
 
2013-01-18 10:40:18 PM
Etta was killed at sandy hook a month later
 
2013-01-18 10:40:58 PM

Summer Glau's Love Slave: Serious question - I've never seen the show, and actually know very little about it. Now that most of you have seen the finale, would you recommend that Fringe?

Thanks in advance.

/Got burned by Lost.
//Will cockpunch Abrams if I ever have the chance.


Absolutely. A lot of people get turned off after seeing the first few eps of season 1. They are admittedly.. not that great, but stick with it. It gets -much- better.
 
2013-01-18 10:41:03 PM

Jerseysteve22: Summer Glau's Love Slave: Serious question - I've never seen the show, and actually know very little about it. Now that most of you have seen the finale, would you recommend that Fringe?

Thanks in advance.

/Got burned by Lost.
//Will cockpunch Abrams if I ever have the chance.

It's worth it just for John Noble alone


Absolutely.

It was a surprisingly consistent show from start to finish.
 
2013-01-18 10:41:59 PM

Summer Glau's Love Slave: Serious question - I've never seen the show, and actually know very little about it. Now that most of you have seen the finale, would you recommend that Fringe?

Thanks in advance.

/Got burned by Lost.
//Will cockpunch Abrams if I ever have the chance.


I'd say yes. It's not perfect, it has some flaws but overall, it is good. The relationships between the main characters are fantastic.
 
2013-01-18 10:43:18 PM
24.media.tumblr.com

Coming in March, y'all.
 
2013-01-18 10:44:29 PM

Spiralmonkey: Terra Nova


I know a lot of people who said that Terra Nova was so bad that it was good. Meh. About the only thing it was good for was as a drinking game. If you took a swig every time there was a retarded hole in the writing, you were guaranteed to be on the floor by the 3rd commercial break.
 
2013-01-18 10:46:24 PM

Summer Glau's Love Slave: Serious question - I've never seen the show, and actually know very little about it. Now that most of you have seen the finale, would you recommend that Fringe?

Thanks in advance.

/Got burned by Lost.
//Will cockpunch Abrams if I ever have the chance.


The alt Universe storyline is great, the characters and their relationships and interactions are excellent. The finale was pretty good. I think this finale makes Season 4 much better.

Spoilers for you, but not everyone else: Everything was the same up until the invasion, the reason why the observers blinking out of existence didn't affect the first 3 seasons was because Peter blinked out of existence at the end of season 3. September never saved him. Everything happened in the new timeline.
 
2013-01-18 10:47:05 PM

Dinjiin: Spiralmonkey: Terra Nova

I know a lot of people who said that Terra Nova was so bad that it was good. Meh. About the only thing it was good for was as a drinking game. If you took a swig every time there was a retarded hole in the writing, you were guaranteed to be on the floor by the 3rd commercial break.


I don't know how you screw up a show about time travel and dinosaurs, but they managed to do it. They managed to find one of the most annoying families in television for main characters. I was actively rooting for the dinosaurs to win.
 
2013-01-18 10:47:47 PM

Dinjiin: Spiralmonkey: Terra Nova

I know a lot of people who said that Terra Nova was so bad that it was good. Meh. About the only thing it was good for was as a drinking game. If you took a swig every time there was a retarded hole in the writing, you were guaranteed to be on the floor by the 3rd commercial break.


The finale had a guy outrunning a T-Rex AND an explosion -simultaneously-. What more do you WANT, man!?
 
2013-01-18 10:48:39 PM

Jerseysteve22: Spoilers for you, but not everyone else: Everything was the same up until the invasion, the reason why the observers blinking out of existence didn't affect the first 3 seasons was because Peter blinked out of existence at the end of season 3. September never saved him. Everything happened in the new timeline.


Checking out the comment thread at the AV Club, some guy/girl named IndependentThoughtAlarm said much the same -

Remember Astrid's line in (I believe) Novation? "What's an Observer?"
The Observers had very little interaction and impact with the Fringe team in the Peterless timeline, and Peter's existence no longer depends on September saving him from Reiden Lake because that never happened, he was brought back by the POWER OF LOVE (TM).
Only the Observers' interaction with the Fringe Team in Season 4 matter to the reset, and you'd have to go through it all to confirm but it could be negligible to getting to the point of the Invasion/Non-Invasion.
Or course-correction. Y'know, whatever.
 
2013-01-18 10:50:06 PM

Summer Glau's Love Slave: Serious question - I've never seen the show, and actually know very little about it. Now that most of you have seen the finale, would you recommend that Fringe?

Thanks in advance.

/Got burned by Lost.
//Will cockpunch Abrams if I ever have the chance.


The second and third seasons are amazing. The first season is very monster-of-the-week, so it can be hit or miss. The fourth season had a fatal flaw that didn't resolve itself until very late, so it's tough to watch, but still enjoyable. The fifth season wasn't great, but wrapped up very well.
 
2013-01-18 10:50:36 PM

NeoCortex42: JocundryI just meant that to get Peter over here took two Observer-led steps: Walternate missing the cure and Walter & Peter being saved from the lake. Both would have to happen somehow without the Observers for the ending to be real.

And yeah, they could have thrown out something about the universe needing Peter and Olivia to be together like how the universe brought Peter back in the fourth season because Peter needed to be there.

Okay, you're right.

I also think the white tulip was a pretty cryptic note to leave Peter since Walter made it clear that he never told anybody about that. It would make no sense to Peter at all. Now Olivia and Peter are going to go nuts looking for Walter.

As much as I liked the finale, it seems dangerous to think about it too much.


Peter and Olivia should find the tape I guess. If Walter made it in 2016 for them to find, it should still be there because the other timeline has been erased.
 
2013-01-18 10:55:12 PM

robsul82: Jerseysteve22: Spoilers for you, but not everyone else: Everything was the same up until the invasion, the reason why the observers blinking out of existence didn't affect the first 3 seasons was because Peter blinked out of existence at the end of season 3. September never saved him. Everything happened in the new timeline.

Checking out the comment thread at the AV Club, some guy/girl named IndependentThoughtAlarm said much the same -

Remember Astrid's line in (I believe) Novation? "What's an Observer?"
The Observers had very little interaction and impact with the Fringe team in the Peterless timeline, and Peter's existence no longer depends on September saving him from Reiden Lake because that never happened, he was brought back by the POWER OF LOVE (TM).
Only the Observers' interaction with the Fringe Team in Season 4 matter to the reset, and you'd have to go through it all to confirm but it could be negligible to getting to the point of the Invasion/Non-Invasion.
Or course-correction. Y'know, whatever.


It makes the most sense. The only "plot hole" is September wasn't there to interrupt Walternate from finding the cure so no need for Walter to cross over, but I'll just go with "Walter's everything is fine up until the 2015 invasion" reset.

I'll miss the show and their gory openings. I was kinda hoping for a Blue/Red/Yellow/Grey opening title sequence, but oh well.
 
2013-01-18 10:56:19 PM

Jerseysteve22: I was kinda hoping for a Blue/Red/Yellow/Grey opening title sequence, but oh well.


The lack of a special intro for this ep was my biggest disappointment.
 
2013-01-18 10:57:51 PM

The Bestest: Jerseysteve22: I was kinda hoping for a Blue/Red/Yellow/Grey opening title sequence, but oh well.

The lack of a special intro for this ep was my biggest disappointment.


My only disappointment was Peter not glowing to Olivia after she woke up, post-Cortexiphan redosing.
 
2013-01-18 10:58:59 PM

The Bestest: Jerseysteve22: I was kinda hoping for a Blue/Red/Yellow/Grey opening title sequence, but oh well.

The lack of a special intro for this ep was my biggest disappointment.


My favorite is still the 80s opening. It was perfectly done.
 
2013-01-18 10:59:02 PM

robsul82: My only disappointment was Peter not glowing to Olivia after she woke up, post-Cortexiphan redosing.


Why would he? Didn't we just determine that this was new, willed-into-existence Peter?
 
2013-01-18 10:59:35 PM

robsul82: The Bestest: Jerseysteve22: I was kinda hoping for a Blue/Red/Yellow/Grey opening title sequence, but oh well.

The lack of a special intro for this ep was my biggest disappointment.

My only disappointment was Peter not glowing to Olivia after she woke up, post-Cortexiphan redosing.


I thought that's what was kinda happening as she was blinking in and out of the grey universe.

The Bestest: Jerseysteve22: I was kinda hoping for a Blue/Red/Yellow/Grey opening title sequence, but oh well.

The lack of a special intro for this ep was my biggest disappointment.


Yeah I was really hoping for something special for the last episode. That's pretty good if that's our biggest complaint.
 
2013-01-18 11:00:07 PM
I guess they could get away with it under the Officially Season 4 Onwards Counts idea, that Peter doesn't glow because he's not "from" Red Universe anymore - he's not "from" anywhere anymore - but I severely dug that little detail.  Made me squee, sue me.
 
2013-01-18 11:00:38 PM

NeoCortex42: The Bestest: Jerseysteve22: I was kinda hoping for a Blue/Red/Yellow/Grey opening title sequence, but oh well.

The lack of a special intro for this ep was my biggest disappointment.

My favorite is still the 80s opening. It was perfectly done.


My biggest disappointment of the last two seasons was the lack of a "flash back" episode. I was really hoping for one.
 
2013-01-18 11:00:58 PM

The Bestest: robsul82: My only disappointment was Peter not glowing to Olivia after she woke up, post-Cortexiphan redosing.

Why would he? Didn't we just determine that this was new, willed-into-existence Peter?


Damn it, I was too slow with my rethinking!  lol
 
2013-01-18 11:01:20 PM

robsul82: I guess they could get away with it under the Officially Season 4 Onwards Counts idea, that Peter doesn't glow because he's not "from" Red Universe anymore - he's not "from" anywhere anymore - but I severely dug that little detail.  Made me squee, sue me.


A farking ambered cow made me squee
 
2013-01-18 11:02:13 PM

NeoCortex42: My favorite is still the 80s opening. It was perfectly done.


www.allmystery.de
 
2013-01-18 11:02:32 PM
LOL, from Twitter -

"The drawing of the white tulip has officially replaced the 'Bartlet for America' bar napkin as Best TV Doodle of All Time."
 
2013-01-18 11:03:45 PM
I'll miss Fringe and their 3 named bad guys:

David Robert Jones

Thomas Jerome Newton
 
2013-01-18 11:05:33 PM

Dinjiin: Spiralmonkey: Terra Nova

I know a lot of people who said that Terra Nova was so bad that it was good. Meh. About the only thing it was good for was as a drinking game. If you took a swig every time there was a retarded hole in the writing, you were guaranteed to be on the floor by the 3rd commercial break.


It had dinosaurs and explosions. Dinosaurs and explosions! What else do you want at the end of a long working day but some takeaway and a few dinosaurs?
 
2013-01-18 11:06:13 PM

Jerseysteve22: robsul82: I guess they could get away with it under the Officially Season 4 Onwards Counts idea, that Peter doesn't glow because he's not "from" Red Universe anymore - he's not "from" anywhere anymore - but I severely dug that little detail.  Made me squee, sue me.

A farking ambered cow made me squee


No shiat.  A Goddamned cow made me watch the rest of the scene in blurvision.  This friggin' show, I tell you, lol...
 
2013-01-18 11:07:10 PM

robsul82: Jerseysteve22: robsul82: I guess they could get away with it under the Officially Season 4 Onwards Counts idea, that Peter doesn't glow because he's not "from" Red Universe anymore - he's not "from" anywhere anymore - but I severely dug that little detail.  Made me squee, sue me.

A farking ambered cow made me squee

No shiat.  A Goddamned cow made me watch the rest of the scene in blurvision.  This friggin' show, I tell you, lol...


So Walter was farking with Astrid for 5 seasons. U mad, Astro?
 
2013-01-18 11:07:44 PM
No pics of the hot ginger on the show???

Probably explains why it's being canceled.
 
2013-01-18 11:08:19 PM

Jerseysteve22: I'll miss Fringe and their 3 named bad guys:

David Robert Jones

Thomas Jerome Newton


Well he's got a new album out so maybe didn't have the time.
 
2013-01-18 11:08:24 PM
U mad Astro:?

vinayvasan.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-01-18 11:13:01 PM

fatalvenom: No pics of the hot ginger on the show???

Probably explains why it's being canceled.


Ginger? You must be new.

//click Beth Riesgraf.
 
2013-01-18 11:14:34 PM
i11.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-18 11:15:10 PM
Deleting "Fringe" from the Series Manager of my DVR...yep, that hurt as bad as having to do the same for "Friday Night Lights" two years ago.
 
2013-01-18 11:21:27 PM

robsul82: Deleting "Fringe" from the Series Manager of my DVR...yep, that hurt as bad as having to do the same for "Friday Night Lights" two years ago.


i3.ytimg.com :(
 
2013-01-18 11:27:03 PM
Cheer up Fringe fans! We still have the next season of Revolution to look forwa.. guys? Where's everyone going?
 
2013-01-18 11:32:48 PM

The Bestest: Cheer up Fringe fans! We still have the next season of Revolution to look forwa.. guys? Where's everyone going?


I ain't watching that shiat
 
2013-01-18 11:36:50 PM

robsul82: [24.media.tumblr.com image 500x591]

Coming in March, y'all.


It's a cookbook.
 
2013-01-18 11:39:11 PM

robsul82: So farking good.  So happy these 5 years paid off that beautifully.


i307.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-18 11:43:16 PM

Jerseysteve22: The Bestest: Cheer up Fringe fans! We still have the next season of Revolution to look forwa.. guys? Where's everyone going?

I ain't watching that shiat


You have wisdom. The show started off so well, and then it turned to shiat at the speed of light.

/IMHO
//Which is worth every penny that you paid.
 
2013-01-18 11:46:25 PM

Summer Glau's Love Slave: Jerseysteve22: The Bestest: Cheer up Fringe fans! We still have the next season of Revolution to look forwa.. guys? Where's everyone going?

I ain't watching that shiat

You have wisdom. The show started off so well, and then it turned to shiat at the speed of light.

/IMHO
//Which is worth every penny that you paid.


I DVRed the first episode. After that, I just let them pile up before I deleted them for space. I had no desire to wade into that swamp of shiat.
 
2013-01-18 11:48:00 PM

Summer Glau's Love Slave: Jerseysteve22: The Bestest: Cheer up Fringe fans! We still have the next season of Revolution to look forwa.. guys? Where's everyone going?

I ain't watching that shiat

You have wisdom. The show started off so well, and then it turned to shiat at the speed of light.

/IMHO
//Which is worth every penny that you paid.


It had a cool premise for a mini series, but I saw the direction it would go by the end of the first episode. First class ticket to shiattown
 
2013-01-18 11:48:44 PM

The Bestest: Cheer up Fringe fans! We still have the next season of Revolution to look forwa.. guys? Where's everyone going?


Ugh...I watch it, but it's a timewaster more than anything else.  Nothing like this, that's for damn sure.
 
2013-01-18 11:51:51 PM
I watch it for the trainwreck factor and that I have a hard time turning away from a show I start no matter how bad it is.
It still befuddles me that NBC renewed it.
 
2013-01-18 11:52:13 PM

fatalvenom: No pics of the hot ginger on the show???

Probably explains why it's being canceled.


seriable.com
 
2013-01-18 11:53:09 PM

braedan: [seriable.com image 600x345]


Nina's hot, I don't care what any of you say.
 
2013-01-18 11:59:06 PM

The Bestest: braedan: [seriable.com image 600x345]

Nina's hot, I don't care what any of you say.


scifi4me.files.wordpress.com
...Not Sure If Serious...
 
2013-01-18 11:59:25 PM

The Bestest: and that I have a hard time turning away from a show I start no matter how bad it is.


That too, I also have that problem, lol...that's why I can tell you what the titular event on "The Event" actually was.
 
2013-01-19 12:29:43 AM

robsul82: The Bestest: and that I have a hard time turning away from a show I start no matter how bad it is.

That too, I also have that problem, lol...that's why I can tell you what the titular event on "The Event" actually was.


Okay, I'll bite.
 
2013-01-19 12:30:24 AM
I hated the first few episodes where Walter blames Peter for leaving.  WTF kind of father doesn't look for his kid?   And why was Olivia not looking instead of fighting.  Any parent would put the priority on finding the daughte then fighting the bad guys but the show makes Peter look like a coward for looking for his kid instead of resisting.   WTF?
 
2013-01-19 12:32:41 AM
i915.photobucket.com

Wikipedia and Wikipedia from The Other Side (Encyclocom) appear to have merged into an Event level abomination.
 
2013-01-19 12:38:32 AM
I just mean tha Walter, a guy who started the whole mess trying to save an alternate universe son, suddenly has an issue when that same son gives up everything to find his own daughter.
 
2013-01-19 12:46:11 AM

thamike: [i915.photobucket.com image 850x315]

Wikipedia and Wikipedia from The Other Side (Encyclocom) appear to have merged into an Event level abomination.


Holy red vines, if you're gonna review a finale start drinking during, not three hours before.
 
2013-01-19 12:46:39 AM
The best way to end the showis with me balls deep in the alternate-universe redhead Olivia. Represent !
 
2013-01-19 12:47:59 AM

Browncoat: Okay, I'll bite.


Pulling an alien planet into Earth's orbit.
 
2013-01-19 12:50:59 AM

The Bestest: I watch it for the trainwreck factor and that I have a hard time turning away from a show I start no matter how bad it is.
It still befuddles me that NBC renewed it.


That show explains the problem with NBC at its most basic level.

cdn-7.nflximg.com

Doesn't play to a core audience!  Everybody looks weird!  WTF is even happening?  Who are these people?  i PEAKED IN HIGH SCHOOL! I JUST CAN'T GET INTO IT.

www.geekrest.com

WTF is this gay sh*t?

www.wired.com


Whew!   Finally, a show where even the ugly are too pretty to live and everybody is mediocre.  Plus we got a couple of actors from shows we would have cancelled midseason.  Oh, NBC, you've done it again!
 
2013-01-19 12:51:53 AM
OK, another thing that bothered me about the finale.. Lincoln acting like he had regrets.
Dude, you got the hot one!
 
2013-01-19 12:52:50 AM

elvindeath: The best way to end the showis with me balls deep in the alternate-universe redhead Olivia. Represent !


Oblivia?  She sucks.  Talk about overcompensation disorder.
 
2013-01-19 12:55:07 AM

The Bestest: OK, another thing that bothered me about the finale.. Lincoln acting like he had regrets.
Dude, you got the hot one!


It's the same chick in a stripper wig, dude.
 
2013-01-19 12:57:44 AM

thamike: It's the same chick in a stripper wig, dude.


Nah man, it's about personality.
Olivia is so wooden and brooding. The other one is more outgoing and fun.
 
2013-01-19 12:59:43 AM

The Bestest: Browncoat: Okay, I'll bite.

Pulling an alien planet into Earth's orbit.


As one of the aliens said in what turned out to be the series finale -

This isn't over yet. As far as I know Sophia is still bringing our people here. You should know that our people were here before. We were here first. This place was our home before it was yours. But my people believed that if we stayed here something would happen. We call it the event.  It's a rebirth - a new step. We'll change, we'll evolve, but your people won't survive it.

The planet being pulled into Earth's orbit wasn't itself "the event," it was the next step in evolution for the alien race that somehow mankind wouldn't survive.
 
2013-01-19 01:04:30 AM

The Bestest: thamike: It's the same chick in a stripper wig, dude.

Nah man, it's about personality.
Olivia is so wooden and brooding. The other one is more outgoing and fun.


Holy balls.  It's not a deep show or anything, but you really missed something there.
 
2013-01-19 01:52:13 AM

braedan: The Bestest: braedan: [seriable.com image 600x345]

Nina's hot, I don't care what any of you say.

[scifi4me.files.wordpress.com image 594x396]
...Not Sure If Serious...


Blair Brown in the 1980 movie Altered States
 
2013-01-19 02:21:34 AM

The Bestest: NeoCortex42: Something I don't get: The Observers have already shown an ability to go between universes (like observing Walternate working on a cure for Peter). Why not occupy the other side as well?

B-side may have been deemed unimportant to whatever their grand design is.


A better answer to that question would have been that The Observers actually originated in the alternate universe, which would have neatly explained how they could rewrite the history of the 21st century without endangering their own origin in the 22nd.
 
2013-01-19 03:32:50 AM
I knew Walter had mailed the white tulip to Peter from the instant it was revealed that Walter was going with Michael into the future but I still got all misty at the end.
 
2013-01-19 07:36:40 AM
Excellent finale. I'll miss you Fringe. Glad there was a Gene appearance.
 
2013-01-19 10:05:51 AM

Mad_Radhu: The Bestest: NeoCortex42: Something I don't get: The Observers have already shown an ability to go between universes (like observing Walternate working on a cure for Peter). Why not occupy the other side as well?

B-side may have been deemed unimportant to whatever their grand design is.

A better answer to that question would have been that The Observers actually originated in the alternate universe, which would have neatly explained how they could rewrite the history of the 21st century without endangering their own origin in the 22nd.


But then re-writing the future wouldn't have eliminated the invasion, unless that bridge also crossed dimensions.
 
2013-01-19 11:33:22 AM

braedan: fatalvenom: No pics of the hot ginger on the show???

Probably explains why it's being canceled.

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What a cutie when she was on The Rockford Files.

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2013-01-19 01:32:34 PM

Spiralmonkey: It had dinosaurs and explosions. Dinosaurs and explosions! What else do you want at the end of a long working day but some takeaway and a few dinosaurs?


I was upset that the dinosaurs had failed to consume the leading family in that series. As others noted, you know they picked a bad cast when you cheer for their demise.
 
2013-01-19 01:34:31 PM

NeoCortex42: Mad_Radhu: The Bestest: NeoCortex42: Something I don't get: The Observers have already shown an ability to go between universes (like observing Walternate working on a cure for Peter). Why not occupy the other side as well?

B-side may have been deemed unimportant to whatever their grand design is.

A better answer to that question would have been that The Observers actually originated in the alternate universe, which would have neatly explained how they could rewrite the history of the 21st century without endangering their own origin in the 22nd.

But then re-writing the future wouldn't have eliminated the invasion, unless that bridge also crossed dimensions.


Yeah, they would definitely have had to re-write the ending to make it work, but it would have neatly removed the paradoxes from the Observer invasion storyline and also explained why they left Over There alone. It also would have given the alternates an even bigger role in the resolution of the story, which I think would have been a good thing.
 
2013-01-19 01:38:52 PM

Mad_Radhu: and also explained why they left Over There alone


IIRC, The Observers left the Red Universe alone because they became much more rigidly militaristic following their 9/11 with their show me cards, complete lack of personal privacy, etc., so their world was much more "safe" and stable.  We didn't, and we were heading toward a path where we blew up the world, so they took us over to save us from ourselves.
 
2013-01-19 08:08:52 PM

robsul82: Mad_Radhu: and also explained why they left Over There alone

IIRC, The Observers left the Red Universe alone because they became much more rigidly militaristic following their 9/11 with their show me cards, complete lack of personal privacy, etc., so their world was much more "safe" and stable.  We didn't, and we were heading toward a path where we blew up the world, so they took us over to save us from ourselves.


9/11 failed in the Red Universe.  The militaristic security measures were all due to inter-universal breaches caused by Walter.  The reason the Observers picked the Blue Universe was that it was not only still intact, but less prepared for attack.
 
2013-01-19 08:24:26 PM

thamike: robsul82: Mad_Radhu: and also explained why they left Over There alone

IIRC, The Observers left the Red Universe alone because they became much more rigidly militaristic following their 9/11 with their show me cards, complete lack of personal privacy, etc., so their world was much more "safe" and stable.  We didn't, and we were heading toward a path where we blew up the world, so they took us over to save us from ourselves.

9/11 failed in the Red Universe.  The militaristic security measures were all due to inter-universal breaches caused by Walter.  The reason the Observers picked the Blue Universe was that it was not only still intact, but less prepared for attack.


9/11 didn't fail. The target was simply different. Instead of the towers, the White House was destroyed.
 
2013-01-20 09:58:05 AM

NeoCortex42: 9/11 didn't fail. The target was simply different. Instead of the towers, the White House was destroyed.


Pentagon and White House. That's about 2,000 less dead civilians.  I think.  I guess we'll never know since 9/11 was never even a minor plot point on Fringe.  The militarization of the Fringe department in the Amber Universe was never attributed to 9/11 because it had nothing to do with 9/11 and everything to do with their universe falling apart (which started happening in the 80s--hence the dramatic technological advancement in surveillance and security)--as the show has made abundantly clear.  I was just trying to clean all the 9/11 out of robsul82's head.
 
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