History Series / Fringe

5th Feb '16 4:36:37 PM BadSplice
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''Fringe'' (August 2008-January 2013) is a Creator/{{FOX}} ScienceFiction TV series created by Creator/JJAbrams and his compatriots Creator/AlexKurtzman and Creator/RobertoOrci. Other J.J. coworkers from ''Series/{{Lost}}'' and ''Series/{{Alias}}'' are involved as well. Conceptually, it is not unlike ''Series/TheXFiles'', with the primary threat being MadScientist terrorists, instead of an AlienInvasion. In practice it is like ''The X-Files'' [[XMeetsY meets]] ''Series/{{CSI}}''. Like J.J.'s other shows, it has a slowly developing MythArc involving an AlternateUniverse, mysterious "Observers," an ActionGirl, and crazy, off-the-wall happenings right from the get-go. It's quite a MindScrew.
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''Fringe'' (August 2008-January 2013) is a Creator/{{FOX}} ScienceFiction TV series created by Creator/JJAbrams and his compatriots Creator/AlexKurtzman and Creator/RobertoOrci. Other J.J. coworkers from ''Series/{{Lost}}'' and ''Series/{{Alias}}'' are involved as well. Conceptually, it is not unlike ''Series/TheXFiles'', with the primary threat being MadScientist terrorists, instead of an AlienInvasion. In practice it is like ''The X-Files'' [[XMeetsY meets]] ''Series/{{CSI}}''. Like J.J.'s other shows, it has a slowly developing MythArc involving an AlternateUniverse, mysterious "Observers," an ActionGirl, and crazy, off-the-wall happenings right from the get-go. It's quite a MindScrew.
24th Jan '16 11:05:24 AM aye_amber
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15th Jan '16 9:25:55 AM Anddrix
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* AbsurdlySpaciousSewer: Subverted in "Unleashed" as they are specifically referred to as "Storm Drains" several times, and only as "Sewers" peripherally, presumably because ViewersAreMorons
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* AbsurdlySpaciousSewer: Subverted in "Unleashed" as they are specifically referred to as "Storm Drains" several times, and only as "Sewers" peripherally, presumably because ViewersAreMoronsperipherally.
29th Dec '15 2:22:56 PM morenohijazo
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* BioData: A couple of times, notably in the first season when ZFT would leave a "calling card" in the DNA of their genetically engineered weapons. ** A similar calling card was later discovered on the Nazi toxin in Season 2, in this case, the image of the seahorse, [[spoiler: a clue that Walter Bishop's father's research had been used to create the toxin]].
20th Dec '15 10:06:47 PM spirasen
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29th Nov '15 9:53:32 AM VioletVisions
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** In "Marionette": [[spoiler:Olivia's slow breakdown over the course of the episode seems a lot like someone's reaction to being raped. She even describes how Fauxlivia has made her unable to live in her house, wear her clothes, or be with the man she loves.]] *** Which is [[DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale particularly infuriating]] because [[spoiler: it's Peter who was ''actually raped'' by Fauxlivia over the last couple of months, and Olivia's self-absorbed complaints about Fauxlivia "taking everything" from her push Peter]] to [[VictimBlaming apologize]] for his own rape in that scene.
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** In "Marionette": [[spoiler:Olivia's slow breakdown over the course of the episode seems a lot like someone's reaction to being raped. She even describes how Fauxlivia has made her unable to live in her house, wear her clothes, or be with the man she loves.]] *** Which is [[DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale particularly infuriating]] because [[spoiler: it's [[spoiler:it's Peter who was ''actually raped'' by Fauxlivia over the last couple of months, and Olivia's self-absorbed complaints about Fauxlivia "taking everything" from her push Peter]] to [[VictimBlaming apologize]] for his own rape in that scene.

* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale: [[spoiler: Fauxlivia, pretending to be Olivia, seduces and keeps having sex with Peter for two months, until Olivia returns from the AlternateUniverse. Peter thought he was having sex with Olivia, who he was just developing feelings for before the switch happened. This is called a BedTrick in this wiki but legally is considered [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rape_by_deception rape by fraud]]. Everyone, including Peter, at least initially acts like it's his fault and like Olivia is the one who's been violated in this situation, as if Fauxlivia "robbed" her of Peter. (In fact, Olivia herself, before she starts blaming Peter, is all "I understand - anything could have happened between me and her boyfriend, if he hadn't been out of town." Apparently nobody on the writing team realized that Olivia's situation would have been very different [[note]]She would have consented to have sex with the boyfriend knowing who she was having sex with.[[/note]], and that Olivia having sex with Fauxlivia's boyfriend without clueing him in would make her a rapist as well.) DoubleStandardRapeSciFi: In the episode "Do Shapeshifters Dream Of Electric Sheep?" the audience is clearly meant to be sympathetic with a shapeshifter who has been living undercover with a wife and son for the last 5 years, developing genuine feelings for them in the process. However, the son is 7 years old, so the implication is that the original man whom the shapeshifter murdered to steal his face and identity was already married to the wife, and the shapeshifter has just been committing [[BedTrick rape by deception]] for years.
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* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale: [[spoiler: Fauxlivia, pretending to be Olivia, seduces and keeps having sex with Peter for two months, until Olivia returns from the AlternateUniverse. Peter thought he was having sex with Olivia, who he was just developing feelings for before the switch happened. This is called a BedTrick in this wiki but legally is considered [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rape_by_deception rape by fraud]]. Everyone, including Peter, at least initially acts like it's his fault and like Olivia is the one who's been violated in this situation, as if Fauxlivia "robbed" her of Peter. (In fact, Olivia herself, before she starts blaming Peter, is all "I understand - anything could have happened between me and her boyfriend, if he hadn't been out of town." Apparently nobody on the writing team realized that Olivia's situation would have been very different [[note]]She would have consented to have sex with the boyfriend knowing who she was having sex with.[[/note]], and that Olivia having sex with Fauxlivia's boyfriend without clueing him in would make her a rapist as well.) DoubleStandardRapeSciFi: )]] *DoubleStandardRapeSciFi: In the episode "Do Shapeshifters Dream Of Electric Sheep?" the audience is clearly meant to be sympathetic with a shapeshifter who has been living undercover with a wife and son for the last 5 years, developing genuine feelings for them in the process. However, the son is 7 years old, so the implication is that the original man whom the shapeshifter murdered to steal his face and identity was already married to the wife, and the shapeshifter has just been committing [[BedTrick rape by deception]] for years.
29th Nov '15 9:49:42 AM VioletVisions
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** In "Marionette": [[spoiler:Olivia's slow breakdown over the course of the episode seems a lot like someone's reaction to being raped. She even describes how Fauxlivia has made her unable to live in her house, wear her clothes, or be with the man she loves.]] *** Which is [[DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale particularly infuriating]] because [[spoiler: it's Peter who was ''actually raped'' by Fauxlivia over the last couple of months, and Olivia's self-absorbed complaints about Fauxlivia "taking everything" from her push Peter]] to [[VictimBlaming apologize]] for his own rape in that scene.

* DoAndroidsDream: Or in this case, "Do Shapeshifters Dream of Electric Sheep?" * DismantledMacGuffin: Walternate's DoomsdayDevice. * DidTheyOrDidntThey: [[spoiler: Completely out of the blue, Nina Sharp kisses Agent Broyles in the Season Two premier.]] This is never explained or even referred to again...although some of their meetings suddenly take on a whole new light. * DisposableSexWorker: A serial killer [[spoiler:who needs pineal gland extract to survive]] targets prostitutes. [[TopTen Sounds familiar]].

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* DoAndroidsDream: Or DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale: [[spoiler: Fauxlivia, pretending to be Olivia, seduces and keeps having sex with Peter for two months, until Olivia returns from the AlternateUniverse. Peter thought he was having sex with Olivia, who he was just developing feelings for before the switch happened. This is called a BedTrick in this case, wiki but legally is considered [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rape_by_deception rape by fraud]]. Everyone, including Peter, at least initially acts like it's his fault and like Olivia is the one who's been violated in this situation, as if Fauxlivia "robbed" her of Peter. (In fact, Olivia herself, before she starts blaming Peter, is all "I understand - anything could have happened between me and her boyfriend, if he hadn't been out of town." Apparently nobody on the writing team realized that Olivia's situation would have been very different [[note]]She would have consented to have sex with the boyfriend knowing who she was having sex with.[[/note]], and that Olivia having sex with Fauxlivia's boyfriend without clueing him in would make her a rapist as well.) DoubleStandardRapeSciFi: In the episode "Do Shapeshifters Dream of Of Electric Sheep?" Sheep?" the audience is clearly meant to be sympathetic with a shapeshifter who has been living undercover with a wife and son for the last 5 years, developing genuine feelings for them in the process. However, the son is 7 years old, so the implication is that the original man whom the shapeshifter murdered to steal his face and identity was already married to the wife, and the shapeshifter has just been committing [[BedTrick rape by deception]] for years. * DismantledMacGuffin: Walternate's DoomsdayDevice. * DidTheyOrDidntThey: [[spoiler: Completely out of the blue, Nina Sharp kisses Agent Broyles in the Season Two premier.]] This is never explained or even referred to again...although some of their meetings suddenly take on a whole new light. * DisposableSexWorker: A serial killer [[spoiler:who needs pineal gland extract to survive]] targets prostitutes. [[TopTen Sounds familiar]].
19th Nov '15 4:33:34 PM nombretomado
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* TonightSomeoneDies: "The Day We Died". The producers hinted on that and also announced that they will introduce a rookie FBI agent. The promo for the episode featured a coffin. And it's also [[SpoilerTitle named]] "The Day We Died". In the middle of the episode [[spoiler: Olivia]] got shot by [[spoiler: Walternate]], but that's okay, because it was in the BadFuture. What really counts is that[[spoiler: Peter apparently got entirely erased from reality and only the Observers know that he existed at all.]] The rookie FBI agent turns out to be [[spoiler: [[AllGrownUp Future!Ella.]]]]
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* TonightSomeoneDies: "The Day We Died". The producers hinted on that and also announced that they will introduce a rookie FBI agent. The promo for the episode featured a coffin. And it's also [[SpoilerTitle named]] "The Day We Died". In the middle of the episode [[spoiler: Olivia]] got shot by [[spoiler: Walternate]], but that's okay, because it was in the BadFuture. What really counts is that[[spoiler: Peter apparently got entirely erased from reality and only the Observers know that he existed at all.]] The rookie FBI agent turns out to be [[spoiler: [[AllGrownUp [[SheIsAllGrownUp Future!Ella.]]]]
3rd Nov '15 3:38:56 PM nombretomado
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** Many DCComics properties are slightly different - GreenLantern and ComicBook/GreenArrow are Red Lantern and Red Arrow, ComicBook/JonahHex is a member of ComicBook/JusticeLeagueInternational instead of Guy Gardner, {{Superman}} died in ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'' instead of ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} and, apparently, ''ComicBook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns'' and ''TheDeathOfSuperman'' have switched their main stars, becoming ''The Man of Steel Returns'' And ''The Death of Batman''.
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** Many DCComics properties are slightly different - GreenLantern and ComicBook/GreenArrow are Red Lantern and Red Arrow, ComicBook/JonahHex is a member of ComicBook/JusticeLeagueInternational instead of Guy Gardner, {{Superman}} died in ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'' instead of ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} and, apparently, ''ComicBook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns'' and ''TheDeathOfSuperman'' ''ComicBook/TheDeathOfSuperman'' have switched their main stars, becoming ''The Man of Steel Returns'' And ''The Death of Batman''.
25th Oct '15 7:46:26 PM StarSword
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* BlackTieInfiltration: One episode involves one by Olivia and a man who, because of experiments performed on him as a child, can read minds, attending such an event in order to snuff out the Villain of the Week before they can commit more assassinations.
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