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No X-Files, But It Can Hold Its Own

  • Apr 20, 2009
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Sci-fi geeks worldwide cried like little girls the day that X-Files was ended.

But take heart, Fringe is here.  From JJ Abrams, the maker of Alias and Lost, comes Fringe... a sci-fi/detective drama.

Fringe is named because of the type of detective work it follows, "Fringe Science".  It's the type of science that borderlines crazy.  It's like House--you get all the crazy disesases--but without the disease part. 

The show follows a female main character working for a discreet government agency.  She works with a doctor (who was previously in a mental institution), his smart-alec son, along with a junior detective.

The humor mimics House--dry and witty, especially catered to the geek.  The main character isn't the hottest girl out there, but she'll entertain any geek fantasy.

Lost fans will be weirded out... Benjamin Linus' driver (the black guy) is on the show.  Oh, and Pasey from Dawson's Creek, too.

All in all, it fills up my Tuesday night.  If you have TiVo or a DVR, record it.  It's entertaining and worthwhile.

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FBI Special Agent Olivia Dunham is assigned to investigate the bizarre case of an international flight that landed at Boston's Logan Airport with a load of passengers and crew members who all have died grisly deaths. After another agent, John Scott, is nearly killed during the investigation, Olivia's search for clues takes her to institutionalized genius Dr. Walter Bishop, whose estranged son, Peter, may prove helpful in solving this mystery. After meeting manipulative corporate executive Nina Sharp, however, Olivia and her colleagues begin to realize the riddle of that ghastly flight is only a fragment of an even more shocking truth. Show History: J.J. Abrams, Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, Bryan Burk and Jeff Pinkner are executive producers.

Fringe has been picked up for a second season by FOX.
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DVD Release Date: September 8, 2009
Premiere Date: September 09, 2008
Description: A scifi show that follows FBI Agent Olivia Dunham as she and her crew investigate events due to "The Pattern" and "Fringe Science"
Genre: scifi, Drama, Crime Drama
Studio: Bad Robot, Fox
Original Air Date: September 9th 2008
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