I’ve been meaning to write this post for a few days now, but didn’t know if I wanted to or not.
Fringe is over… There I’ve said it. The finale aired last week (Friday January 18th, 2013) over two hours and boy, what a dramatic two hours they were.
I became a fan of the show after seeing them film in Queensborough, New Wesminster, BC on a cold and wet day. I had no idea what “BELLY” meant at that time and so asked on Twitter. People told me it was a TV Show called Fringe. I was still none the wiser. So, a quick search on Google and IMDb revealed a lot to me. I was excited to know that it starred John Noble and Leonard Nimoy.
I hadn’t really heard of Anna Torv, Jasika Nicole or Joshua Jackson. I knew who Joshua Jackson was as I had seen him in a few movies, but didn’t know about his Dawson’s Creek past. I’ve never seen an episode of that show. Everybody on the planet has heard of Leonard Nimoy, so I was both excited and intrigued to know what he was doing on
A television drama centered around a female FBI agent who is forced to work with an institutionalized scientist in order to rationalize a brewing storm of unexplained phenomena.
And then knowing that J.J Abrams was behind it made me think it was going to be weird. And of course it was! A wonderful kind of weird mind you. I don’t think that I’ve disliked a single episode in the whole five years that it’s aired. I did wane a bit in season four, but I had been playing catch-up with the first three seasons and watching four episodes a night was becoming draining to say the least, but it’s one of those shows that you can’t stop watching, like a good book you can’t put down.
Being a huge fan of The Lord of the Rings movies, I knew who John Noble was. He played Denethor. Denethor being the second to last ruling Steward of Gondor… You know, the guy who went insane and tried to burn his son alive on a pyre then jumped to his death? Yeah, that one.
Anyhow, back to that cold and wet night and not knowing anything about the show…
They were filming inside an old warehouse on the outskirts of the area and I’d gone to have a look at what was going on. This website didn’t even exist back then, but that night was probably when I started to think about creating it. So, thanks to Fringe, this website exists, maybe. I can’t recall what episode it was that they were filming that night either, so apologies for that.
I have watched every single episode with my family and we all loved the show. My son’s favourite character being Walter of course. He has met John on many occasions when we were lucky enough to see the show getting filmed in and around Vancouver. John has always been good to the fans, as have all of the cast and crew. I remember one time going to watch them film under Burrard bridge and one of the crew very kindly introduced us to Joshua Jackson, who spent a long time talking with us. And then, out of nowhere Anna Torv and Georgina Haig appeared and did the same. Moments like that will be cherished.
Anyhow, on to the title of this post. The Movie…
I know a lot of you want a movie as soon as possible, before Fringe becomes nothing more than a memory, but I think it’s best to wait a few years before doing it. That is, if they’ll do it at all. I think they have left plenty of opportunities for a movie in a few years time.
Don’t forget that there are three prequel books in the works too!
What would the movie be about though? Could it be about Michael and Walter in the future… I can’t see that being much of a movie to be honest, but you never know with J. J. Abrams.
I would like to see a glimpse of that time period though. I’d also like to see the evolution of the Observers too and I’d want to see Etta’s time. There are endless things I want to see.
- Etta growing up
- Michael and Walter in the future
- Evolution of the Observers
- More William Bell
- Septembers story
I don’t think the movie will happen for a long time thinking about it now. J. J. Abrams has been announced as the director of the next Star Wars movie, which should be out in 2015. But after that, who knows.