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|Teleportation. Mind control. Invisibility. Astral projection. Mutation. Reanimation. Phenomena that exist on the Fringe of science unleash their strange powers in this thrilling series, co-created by J.J. Abrams (Lost, Alias), combining the grit of the police procedural with the excitement of the unknown. The story revolves around three unlikely colleagues -- a beautiful young FBI agent(Anna Torv), a brilliant scientist(John Noble) who's spent the last 17 years in a mental institution and the scientist's sardonic son(Joshua Jackson) -- who investigate a series of bizarre deaths and disasters known as "the pattern." Someone is using our world as an experimental lab. And all clues lead to Massive Dynamic, a shadowy global corporation that may be more powerful than any nation.|
"...might be a worthy successor--finally--to "The X-Files." Gillian Flynn, Entertainment Weekly
"Lots of good action and lots of fun to boot. Linda Stasi, New York Post
Editor's NoteThe lines between science-fiction and reality blur as J.J. Abrams, Roberto Orci, and Alex Kurtzman--the team behind STAR TREK and ALIAS--regroup to craft this mind-bending series that begins as an international flight lands at Boston's Logan Airport with every one of the passengers and crew members brutally murdered. When FBI Special Agent Olivia Dunham (Anna Torv) and her partner, Special Agent John Scott (Mark Valley), are called in to investigate, a mysterious, near-fatal mishap prompts Special Agent Dunham to seek out the assistance of famed genius Dr. Walter Bishop (John Noble). Dr. Bishop has a reputation as the next Einstein, but due to the fact that he's been institutionalized for the past 20 years, the only way of contacting him is by going through his estranged son, Peter (Joshua Jackson). Later, Special Agent Dunham's investigation leads her into the lair of unscrupulous corporate schemer Nina Sharp (Blair Brown), who may hold the key that reveals the incident on Flight 627 as a small piece in a much larger, and frighteningly sinister, conspiracy. Only with the assistance of fellow FBI agents Phillip Broyles (Lance Reddick), Charlie Francis (Kirk Acevedo), and Astrid Farnsworth (Jasika Nicole) will Agent Dunham and her partner have any hope of uncovering the twisted truth behind the crime that seemed too strange to be true. This release includes the complete first season of the series.
Fringe - The Complete First Season - Blu-Ray DVD Review
By: Robert M. Barga Blogcritics.org Reviews
Published on: 10/5/2009 12:25 PM
|When The X-Files ended its nine-season stranglehold on the bizarre, it created a vacuum. In this void, hundreds of shows showed up and competed for the market on the strange, the odd, and the otherworldly, simply to recapture the glory days of X-Files. J.J. Abrams, fresh from Star Trek and Lost, decided that it was time to try to fill the emptiness once again. With this in mind, he created Fringe. Fringe is a show that follows FBI agent Olivia Dunham (Anna Torv), a crazy scientist named Walter Bishop (John Noble), and his son, Peter Bishop (Joshua Jackson), who happens to be good at everything. The trio head around the country, finding paranormal and odd activities, and then attempt to solve them. Pretty straightforward, right?...read the full review|
Cast & Crew
|Jeffrey Abrams - Creator|
|Roberto Orci - Creator|
|Alex Kurtzman - Creator|
People's Choice Awards (2009)
|Fringe, Nominee, Favorite New TV Drama|