Aaron Barnhart over at TV Barn received a mysterious package, otherwise known as a press kit from Fox to promote that hottest of fall shows, “Fringe”. Aaron has been kind enough to share the contents of the press kit: Inside he found a letter from creators JJ. Abrams, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, which sarcastically opens with:
“We’re so thrilled that you liked the pilot of FRINGE, which you more than likely downloaded illegally.”
After all, it’s not like Fox had anything to do with the leak..is it. The press kit also contained an audio recording from Fringe character, Phillip Broyles (played by Lance Reddick), which you can listen to below:[audio:fringeaudio.mp3]
As you can hear, Broyles refers to a series of mysterious events all linked to the manipulation of nature – the kid who is returned 10 years after going missing, hasn’t aged a day, the Tsunami seemingly triggered by high pitched frequency, a comatose patient who wakes up to reveal psychic abilities that give him access to real-time top-secret data. These events will all be familiar to those of you who have seen the early scans for the Fringe comic book:
Comic Book spoilers below:
The lines are already blurred – not just between reality and fiction, but between fiction and fiction! What I really like about Broyles’ memo, is his questioning of whether these seemingly separate events are linked through a conscious hand or whether they have occurred through random happenings – design vs coincidence, science vs nature.
Broyles’ mention of the “rapid cell division” case in Argentina and a possible link with Dr. (Walter) Bishop’s most recent case is potentially interesting, as it shows a possible link (“pattern“?) between these seemingly random events. It’s also interesting to hear Broyles say that he’ll be resurrectingWalter’s Bishop’s old projects – can you imagine the crazy-fun places that will take us!?
All in all some pretty interesting stuff. It leaves this Fringe Blogger asking the very question that originally hooked me into the show – is this evidence of someone using science to play God, or is this natures backlash?
*The Fringe comic book is produced by DC and Wildstorm, issue #1 (of 6) goes on sale from August 27. Fringe premieres on FOX 09.09.08