Here’s the FringeBloggers clues and eastereggs for 1.19 “The Road Not Taken“.
What Don’t We Do?
Massive Dynamic visual reference. Not hard to spot, although kind of ironic seeing as Susan Pratt was to spend her last moments on a bus covered in a Massive Dynamic ad.
Here’s a video interview with the person casted to play William Bell in Fringe. I’ve placed it behind spoiler tags for obvious reasons, but click through the link below if you want to watch the video:
JJ. Abrams appeared on the Colbert Report the other day to discuss Star Trek. He also mentioned Fringe, which he says is never too late to start watching.
Thanks guyliner22 for the heads-up!
Here’s our Clues and Eastereggs round-up for episode 1.16 “Unleashed”.
Who Blue They Would Die?
After an episode absence, the blue lights reappeared in magnificent glory. The mysterious flashes can fleetingly be seen after the monster flips the activists car off the road. I guess this was a semi-Pattern-event, since it delved into Walter’s past. But don’t forget the blue lights have also appeared during other stand-alone episodes, such as “The No Brainer”, where they were VERY prevalent. What does this mean, you ask? It means that we are yet to understand the full nature of these strange occurrences — although I have a few ideas.
The complete list of this seasons blue flashes are listed here.
The LA Times have a piece on Fringe co-producers, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (aka “Korci”), in which they talk about their partnership in crafting science-fiction productions such as Star Trek and Fringe. In truth it is Fringe-lite but worth a read if you’re a Trek fan, or if you want to gain some insight into what makes them tick as a partnership:
On a leafy hillside on the Universal Studios lot, childhood friends Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman share not just a bungalow but a single desk that sits beneath large letters that spell out “C-O-F-F-E-E” — vintage neon salvaged from an old diner. There, sitting face to face and finishing each other’s sentences, the screenwriters crank out tales of the fantastic for Hollywood, including two of this summer’s biggest popcorn films, “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” and “Star Trek,” as well as Fox’s eerie hit series “Fringe.”
The two met in their senior year at Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences, the Santa Monica private school that lists Amy Pascal, Michael Bay, Jack Black and Gwyneth Paltrow among its alumni, and their great bonding moment was their mutual passion for “sex, lies, and videotape,” the 1989 Steven Soderbergh film that became a signature moment in American independent film. There were, however, no giant robots or photon torpedoes in that Soderbergh script.
“We came from a place of passion for independent films and imagined ourselves writing films like that, but now, for better or worse, we have developed a reputation as guys who write ‘big’ movies,” Kurtzman said. “And I’d really like ‘good’ to also be an adjective that’s used. I don’t think they’re mutually exclusive. You really can do both.”
BBC Radio presenter Chris Moyles has been in LA interviewing famous folk. Among the famous folk he was lucky enough to interview, was none other than the puppet-master, JJ. Abrams himself. Chris and JJ talk about LOST, Cloverfield, Trek and of course, FRINGE. Click below to watch (contains an ever so slight spoiler/hint at what to look out for in future episodes of Fringe)