Fringe is an American science fiction television series created by J. J. Abrams, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci. The series follows a Federal Bureau of Investigation "Fringe Division" team based in Boston, Massachusetts under the supervision of Homeland Security. The team uses unorthodox "fringe" science and FBI investigative techniques to investigate a series of unexplained, often ghastly occurrences, which are related to mysteries surrounding a parallel universe. The show has been described as a hybrid of The X-Files, Altered States, The Twilight Zone and Dark Angel.
The series premiered in North America on September 9, 2008, on the Fox network. The show currently airs Fridays at 9pm EST.
Fringe follows the casework of the Fringe Division, a Joint Federal Task Force supported primarily by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which includes Agent Olivia Dunham; Doctor Walter Bishop, the archetypal mad scientist; and Peter Bishop, Walter's estranged son and jack-of-all-trades. The Fringe Division investigates cases relating to fringe science, ranging from transhumanist experiments gone wrong to the prospect of a destructive technological singularity to a possible collision of two parallel universes. The Fringe Division's work often intersects with advanced biotechnology developed by a company called Massive Dynamic, founded by Walter's former partner, Doctor William Bell. The team is also watched silently by a group of bald, pale men who call themselves "Observers".
Season 1 introduces the Fringe Division as they investigate cases that form "the Pattern", many orchestrated by the bioterrorist organization, ZFT (Zerstörung durch Fortschritte der Technologie, or in English, Destruction through advances in technology). Olivia comes to learn she was a child test subject for Walter years ago for a nootropic drug, Cortexiphan, giving her weak psionic powers. Walter also struggles with adjusting to normal life in Peter's care after living several years in an mental institution, and hides a secret about Peter's past from him.
In Season 2, the occurrences are found to be in conjunction with activities of a parallel universe, which is plagued by singularities occurring at weakened points of their world. The Fringe team deals with more cases that are leading to a "perfect storm" as the parallel universe appears to be at war with the prime one. Walter is forced to tell Peter that he is from the parallel universe, a replacement for his own Peter that died from a genetic disease, and that it is his prior experiments that caused the singularities in the parallel universe.
Season 3 presents episodes that alternate between the two universes. "Walternate", Walter's doppelgänger in the parallel universe, has set events in motion to assemble a doomsday device that reacts only to Peter's biology, sending his Olivia, "Fauxlivia", into the prime universe in Olivia's place to get close to Peter and guide him to find and study additional device components. Olivia, trapped in the parallel universe, is subjected to experimentation by Walternate to explore her Cortexiphan-induced powers. She is able to escape to her own universe using her Cortexiphan abilities and expose Fauxlivia to Peter, but has difficulty coming to emotional grips with Fauxlivia's influence on Peter and her life. The prime universe has also found the parts and assembled their version of the doomsday device, though prior to her return to the parallel universe, Fauxlivia was able to withdraw a key component and hide it from the Fringe team.
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Created by J.J. Abrams, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci. Starring: Anna Torv, John Noble, Joshua Jackson, Lance Reddick.
FRINGE is a mind numbing, time bending and thrilling new television show from J.J. Abrams the creator of Lost and Alias. His involvement alone, made me want to check this show out. However, I only got round to it recently and as soon as I did I was hooked in. I’ve caught up on Season 1 and 2 (all 45 episodes), to make it just in time for the Season 3 premiere on September 23 2010. There were Losties so now I guess there are Fringies!
The show follows the exploits of special agent Olivia Dunham (newcomer Anna Torv who is a real find here), Mad Scientist Walter Bishop, (John Noble who brings a fantastic blend of tongue in cheek humor to the show) and his son, Jack of all trades, Peter Bishop, (played solidly by Joshua Jackson).
This team is part of an FBI “Fringe” Division based in Boston Massachusetts under the supervision of Homeland Security. The team uses unorthodox “Fringe” science and FBI investigative techniques to investigate a series of unexplained, often ghastly occurrences that are happening all over the world.
This show is like a hybrid of The X Files and The Twilight Zone–which I say as a compliment since both shows are classics of the 80s and 90s respectively.
While Fringe has a very definite overall plot which unravels slowly as each episode plays out, what is convenient about this show, is that you do not necessarily have to follow every single episode in sequence in order to know what is going on and enjoy it. Each episode starts with a specific mystery and ends with them solving it. My recommendation of course would be to stick with it through to the end as there are plenty of twists and turns here thus far to keep you on the edge of your seat.
I have to mention, that what kept me watching this show the most is the beautiful Australian actress Anna Torv, who plays the lead role. This is her first major feature and not only does she illuminate the screen–she owns it. I’ll be keeping my eye on her for the duration of Fringe and beyond.
In the meantime, I’m just happy to get my weekly dosage of Fringe. A show that although is not a fully satisfying replacement for Lost just yet–is still thoroughly original and entertaining nevertheless. 4/5 stars.
【集数】第一季20集 第二季23集 第三季已预订（北京时间2010年9月24播出）
【发行公司】20th Century Fox Television
【制片】J.J 艾布拉姆斯(J.J.Abrams)，罗伯特 M. 威廉姆斯(Robert M. Williams)
这部备受瞩目的科幻剧是由FOX电视台的金牌编剧J.J 艾布拉姆斯(J.J Abrams)操刀制作。由他制作的电视剧《迷失》以及电影《苜蓿地》都曾让科幻迷们大饱眼福，相信这一次也不会例外。
故事的开头如同《迷失》一样，始于一架即将出事的飞机。在迫降之后飞机上所有人都死于一种神秘的病毒，FBI以及各方调查组介入调查。但这只是故事的开始，接下来FBI的女特工奥利弗-邓哈姆(Olivia Dunham)和高智商天才彼得-毕舍普(Peter Bishop)将携手面对一系列匪夷所思的可怕现象。为了阻止危机的进一步扩展，他们将寻求彼得早已疏远的父亲的帮助。而他的父亲沃特-毕舍普博士(Dr. Walter Bishop)则一直被精神病院所收留。出院之后，三个人组成的调查小组开始对各种离奇事件进行研究。随着遇到的事情越来越棘手，沃特-毕舍普博士背后不为人知的一面也逐渐浮出水面。片中出现的一个名为巨能(Massive Dynamic)的前沿科技公司也跟沃特-毕舍普博士颇有渊源，它的创始人曾跟他同在一个实验室共事。但巨能公司的诡秘行为却不得不让人怀疑它跟一系列神秘事件脱不开关系，不过偶尔也会为奥利弗等人提供一些帮助，这让它的真正目的变得更加扑朔迷离。到底巨能公司是为了拯救人类不遗余力的正义天使还是妄图将整个地球变为自己可以为所欲为的实验室的幕后黑手？随着奥利弗等人的深入调查，真相将逐渐水落石出。