Sun, 11 September 2011
Subject: Fringe - The Ghost Network (1x03)
Record Date: August 19, 2011, 12:06 AM
Plot Summary: Following a strange, apparent terrorist attack on a bus, Olivia and the Bishops find a man who foresees future disasters before they happen.
Note: Please welcome another Fringe Fanatic to the podcast, Aimee Long. The three of us talk about dropped subplots, the sexiness of "Angry Peter", finding implants and discovering hidden easter eggs within a given episode. Remember to listen for the preemptive countdown before starting the episode on your DVD. Blu-ray screen capture thanks to Ariane.
Fri, 19 August 2011
Subject: Fringe - The Same Old Story (1x02)
Record Date: August 12, 2011, 09:12 PM
Plot Summary: Olivia and the Bishops are called to action after a woman is impregnated and then gives birth to a full-grown, old man, all within a matter of minutes.
Note: Annie and I discuss the occasional importance of an "info dump", dropped story arcs and forced others. Also of note, it wasn't until after the recording that we both realized the identity of the final shot. Remember to listen for the preemptive countdown before starting the episode on your DVD. Blu-ray screen capture thanks to Ariane and the Fringe Media Photo Gallery.
Thu, 11 August 2011
Subject: Fringe - Pilot (1x01)
Record Date: August 05, 2011, 09:42 PM
Plot Summary: FBI Special Agent, Olivia Dunham (Anna Torv) enlists the help of a mentally unstable but brilliant scientist, Dr. Walter Bishop (John Noble) and his estranged son, Peter (Joshua Jackson) to investigate a series of strange and dangerous "experiments" that fall under the category of "fringe science".
Note: During the recording of this commentary, both Annie and myself were fighting a record-setting heatwave, courtesy of the Texas weather. You may hear the intrusion of fans and central air. Directed by Alex Graves and written by J.J. Abrams & Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci, Annie and I explore the form and function of Fringe's pilot episode. We discuss the cast, the beginnings of a mythology and the engaging aspects of the dramatic narrative and the progression of the action. Remember to listen for the preemptive countdown before starting the episode on your DVD.