No More White Tulips: Goodbye, Fringe (2008-2013)
"Fringe has had a good run," I tell myself. "At least it got more of a chance than Firefly." It's a cold comfort to acknowledge that the latest sci-fi series to get punted by Fox had the good fortune to run for more than a season. It's a lot more than some of the other shows the network has started and then stopped over the years. As of tomorrow's finale, Fringe is done and over. I'm likely not alone in being sad to see the show go, but that's not what I'd like to focus on here. What I really want to say is this: Fringe has been a thrilling ride, and it'll be one of those shows that I watch again and again.Read on...
Fringe Secrets Await You on VinylAuteur of the weird J. J. Abrams has an established penchant for the music in his projects. Simply uttering the words, "you all everybody" to a LOST fan will lead to untold minutes of Drive Shaft impersonations. And in 2009, he arranged for the release of a song on iTunes by the ultimate LOST MacGuffin, Geronimo Jackson. However, TVLine is reporting that Abrams has upped the ante with Fringe, going so far as to produce an entire album by faux 70's rock icons Violet Sedan Chair, having it pressed to vinyl, and secreting into indie record shops across America. Even more teasing is the fact that the albums have allegedly been sitting there for "months." The album, called Seven Suns, is more than just a fun tie-in. Each individual pressing is said to contain unique hints, puzzles, and spoilers for new developments on the show. It may even include a cameo by Back to the Future co-star Christopher Lloyd, who will be portraying Violet Sedan Chair's keyboard player Roscoe Joyce, Walter's musical idol, in an upcoming episode. This rabbit hole seems to go fairly deep, with a passing mention made by Wired (April of 2009), and dozens of forum posts trying to decode the mysterious track names. At this stage, there hardly seems to be any consensus on what it all means. But Fringe fans seem to have taken up the cause with gusto, and will hopefully end up supporting their local record shops in the process! (TVLine via io9, image from Wikipedia)Read on...
You Can Bid on Fringe‘s Alternate Universe DC Comics CoversRemember those alternate universe comic book covers that DC cooked up for a sneaky appearance in an episode of Fringe? No? Well, go look, they were pretty cool. They appeared in this year's Fringe season finale, as alternate versions of some of the most famous DC issues. Meltdown Comics has gotten a hold of one of each of the five fake covers, and is auctioning them off, with all the proceeds going to Autism Speaks.Read on...
Fringe‘s Awesome Alternate Universe Comic Covers, Side-by-Side with the Originals
DC's The Source blog has lately been showcasing some variant covers for upcoming comics, all in celebration of the company's 75th anniversary. So, when a redone and recolored cover of the famous first issue cover for Green Lantern/Green Arrow, with the titular characters now Red Lantern and Red Arrow was offered completely without comment, most people assumed it was just another variant. Last night, The Source revealed that the cover was actually one of a series, created for the season finale of the sci-fi show Fringe.
The covers each represent a direction that the DC editorial staff might have taken in an alternate universe; a sort of opposite day revamp of a famous story. Above, case in point: Superman: The Man of Steel Returns. Doesn't quite have the same ring to it as Dark Knight Returns, does it?
We've got all the covers below, to the left of their alternate counterparts.Read on...