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Fringe - anyone else watching?

Is it just me, or were there two Doctor Who references last episode?


1) hand in a jar!
2) character named Astrid (anagram of TARDIS)


And how great is this show? The opening is obviously an homage to XFiles (I think), the characters are already well developed/interesting, and there is a definite sense of humor and quirkiness. Now we have three X-filesy shows (Middleman, Fringe, and Supernatural) each with their own unique spin. Yay!


EDIT _ saw a commercial advertising the season premier for Big Bang Theory!

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mcamason
Sep. 18th, 2008 10:34 am (UTC)
OH GOD! I was hoping you hadn't seen that episode, if only because of the Jules Verne scene.

glad to see you've made it to the other side of it.

I dunno if Astrid is supposed to be a deliberate acronym of TARDIS: it's an established name. Could be, though, as could the hand. I just thought it was to show that Bishop is.... freaaaaaky.
madladyred
Sep. 19th, 2008 12:04 pm (UTC)
You'd think I would have seen that coming, considering their plan, but no. I realize just in time and look away as soon as they start. I'm flakey about those things. Sometimes with mild stuff, (like a close up on the eye) I'm okay, just squirmy and look away. Sometimes with mild stuff and always with violent or not-normal looking stuff I'm bad and occasionally I'm screamy/hyperventalatey.

I love Walter!! I love both the Bishops, actually. :) :) :)

I'm going to think that it wasn't random name choice, as that makes me happy.

Interesting theories on the Fringe site. Obviously the first set of number was Fib. Sequence (1, 2, 3, missing 5, etc) but the second set of numbers someone said was neurological and theories abound as to how it relates to missing medical records... Oh, the Fib Sequence and pi both being short a number triggered some speculation, too. :) :) LOVE the fans. Woot!
mcamason
Sep. 19th, 2008 07:45 pm (UTC)
yeah: I doubt that it's an accident that the fifth decimal place of the pi sequence and the five were omitted. I noticed that the five was gone from the fib sequence, but I didn't catch the "pi" thing: he spoke it correctly to four decimal places, five digits all told, and called it "pi to five places" so maybe they both have a "five" issue similar to king Arthur's. ;)

As Astrid's last name is Farnsworth, I'm thinking less and less that any names are unintenional. I mean, what an awesome and yet inappropriate name to give a lovely young lady engaged in super-science?
madladyred
Sep. 19th, 2008 10:06 pm (UTC)
Three! Three, sir! :)

And thanks for inspiring me to look up Philo Farnsworth. :) I would *never* have caught that.

I cannot wait for the next episode! I loved LOST for similar reasons. :) :) :)
mcamason
Sep. 19th, 2008 07:45 pm (UTC)
Oh, and btw, enjoy your trip this weekend! *waves*
madladyred
Sep. 19th, 2008 10:04 pm (UTC)
thanks!!!!! :)

arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!
magnet5
Sep. 19th, 2008 01:26 pm (UTC)
Saw the first episode, thought it was pretty much a formulaic XFiles clone. I'll see if #2 improves any.
madladyred
Sep. 19th, 2008 09:58 pm (UTC)
Monkeys and I were hooked after the first episode when the cow was watching Sponge Bob.

I have grown extremely attached to Walter and his son. The son seems to have our sense of humor. :)

I also really like the Fed friend (can’t remember his name) for some reason I haven’t figured out yet and the Homeland Security guy just because I’m amazed by his chin. Actually, I really *like* how everyone is playing their characters.

Monkeys added "if I like the characters, I can overlook a lot" :)
magnet5
Sep. 19th, 2008 11:13 pm (UTC)
I wasn't fascinated by them myself, but I totally agree with the sentiment.
disbandedtoastr
Sep. 23rd, 2008 09:54 pm (UTC)
I love it!
I'm glad you wrote about it! I hadn't heard of it but I looked it up on Youtube and it's freaking great!!
I LOVE the characters! I love the quirkyness of the "Dr. Frankenstien" idea, and his son not knowing exactly what kind of person his father is, but now they have to work together with a sassy cop lady.
I can definitely see this as an addition to our BBT/Dr.Who nights!!

Very much COOL!!!
magnet5
Sep. 22nd, 2008 07:09 pm (UTC)
Watched the second ep. Bleah. The characters are humdrum, particularly Olivia and Astrid (Threshold had a way cooler set of heroes, not that it helped any--for that matter Primeval on BBC has a livelier cast), and the stories are recycled X-Files/Strange World/pick your special government unit investigating stuff to secret to tell us.

sarahtoalaska
Sep. 24th, 2008 02:18 am (UTC)
Doesn't matter to me. I LOVED xfiles. Don't really give a fig if it recycles Xfile stuff... just another reason to love the show. Although i feel that anyone who really watched xfiles and gave it a chance for any length of time will certainly see that this show has it's own special charms. :D

Wish I could be around to watch this with everyone.

Edited at 2008-09-24 03:20 am (UTC)
libras_art
Sep. 25th, 2008 01:02 am (UTC)
I thought you didn't like Xfiles enough to watch any of the episodes?
magnet5
Sep. 25th, 2008 01:23 am (UTC)
I have a college friend who spoke about it a lot. And it's hard not to absorb some sense of the show because it was such a big hit.
madladyred
Sep. 25th, 2008 12:09 pm (UTC)
You didn't like the Xfiles? I either didn't know that or forgot that. Now that I think about it, you may have mentioned that when Raven showed me the sunflower/vampire episode. Yeah, if you didn't like Xfiles I could see you not liking Fringe. One of the things I most like about Fringe is how the Bishop's sense of humor reminds me a lot of my favorite Xfiles writer - the guy who wrote Horace Bruckman's Final Repose. LOVE that Xfiles ep. :) :) :) :) Woot!

Ahhhhh, now I want a banana cream pie. :)
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