|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 - DVD Review
By: The Masked Movie Snobs Blogcritics.org Reviews
Published on: 9/8/2009 2:39 PM
|J. J. Abrams has had quite a year, with the stunning success of his Star Trek reboot, the continued relevance of Lost, and the survival of his latest show Fringe through its entire first season. Fence-sitters like me who questioned the ability of Fringe to thrive on network TV now have the opportunity to get caught up on that first season through today’s release of the DVD and Blu-Ray box sets....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|
Customer Reviews of Fringe-Complete 1st Season
This show is amazing. I have never seen it on tv, but I decided to order it anyway. I will definitely be ordering all the seasons. There are some really gross special effects, but I love the look of the show. I love Joshua Jackson. The relationship between Peter and Dr. Walter Bishop is hilarious. They really make the show I think.
Fringe: The Best Sci-Fi TV series of the day!1/7/2011
Fringe is just what you need if you are a fan of science and technology. However, this is not based in some futuristic setting, but rather, in the here and now! Taking concepts that are on the fringe of science (dark matter, pyrokenisis, reanimation, telepathy, etc..., this show makes them realities in modern time. The acting is superb and you are immediately drawn into the lives of the characters as they are developed. I have never been hooked into a TV series like this before. I recommend you visit www.thefringepodcast.com and www.thefringereport.com for in depth discussion, podcasts, videos and theories concerning this awesome show. My rating is 5/5 for Fringe. Ryan from Nevada.
Beyond the Fringes of Greatness12/19/2010
Fringe was one of those great shows that has redefined prime time television. Every episode has a new twist of science that will keep you wondering what will happen next from the edge of your seat. It's got a strong cast, and an even stronger group of writers backing it up. I highly recommend it for the science minded person, as well as the action oriented individual. Can't wait to get Season 2.