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“Fringe is a story about love strong enough to break the world, and strong enough to heal it.”
That’s the quote inside the Thank You cards given by the Frinegnity team to Fringe cast, crew and others who made a difference to their show. And we should be thanking them. After all, when Fringe was in danger of not being renewed for this fifth and final season, it was Fringenuity who organized thousands of fans around the world to fight for it through Friday night Twitter and Get Glue campaigns. And it worked. On this final Fringe Friday, let’s pay tribute to them. They made an incalculable difference: Annie, @birdandbear; Aimee, @aimeeinchains; Kelly, @fringeship; Emma @dalliel; Cheri @cheribot, and Tas, @tribeoftyrones plus special ops Nikolai, @nikolai3d and Sarah, @sarahproost, and the operatives on location in Vancouver who picked up the Thank You packages and distributed them, getting hugs from crew: Lyn, @runpaceyrun and Michelle.
The Fringe coin inside the Thank You card.
Published August 3rd on Vancouver is Awesome.
A week today, about a hundred Fringe fans from around the world will gather in Vancouver at The Fringe Event to celebrate their TV show and its upcoming fifth and final season Local fans — of which there are many — are welcome to join in on a weekend of Fringe-themed activities: like bowling at Sam’s bowling alley or hiking up to Reiden Lake (at their real locations in North Vancouver) or challenging a true Fringie to a show mythology quiz (Warning: they are walking Fringepedias. Don’t believe me? Ask to be introduced to Vancouver’s own @naddycat).
I had the privilege of meeting some of the event’s key international organizers at Fringe shoots last summer in the West End and Chinatown. They’d come from as far away as Australia, England, Germany and other countries to see their show being filmed on location, spending hours together on set bonding in their love of all things Fringe – except maybe Anna Torv’s alt-universe red-haired doppleganger Fauxlivia, who’d come between the show’s most shipped couple POlivia in season three (fortunately Joshua Jackson’s Peter Bishop and Anna Torv’s Olivia Dunham reunited again in season four and can be seen filming a scene below for upcoming season five in Stanley Park).
The Fringe fandom is like no other: smart, creative and loud (according to showrunner Joel Wyman). But the loudness is really the joining together and amplification of fan power through hugely successful Fringe Friday Twitter and Get Glue campaigns organized by Fringenuity, whose entire team will be attending next weekend. American network FOX even featured Fringenuity’s unique hashtags on their broadcasts of Fringe last season.
Above all, Fringe fans are fun. So don’t miss out on all the red vines and white tulips. The Fringe Event starts Friday evening, August 10th, and runs until midnight Sunday, August 12th, with inside events at the West End’s Coast Plaza Hotel. Fringe fans also care. Tickets cost C$135 but a large chunk of the proceeds will go to Oxfam Canada. Click on Registration for tickets.
Fringe is expected to resume filming of season five next week after an unexpected two-week production shutdown due to cast illness.
#TheyAreComing – Fringe’s season five premiere airs Friday, September 28th, at 9 p.m. on FOX in the U.S. and City-TV in Canada.
When I caught up with nominee Patrick Gilmore’s tweets on Saturday ahead of the Leo Awards gala , I knew I wanted to do a short post about him primping and prepping for his big night. Like his wickedly-funny lead role in puppets and porn mockumentary Sunflower Hour, this read like a debauched twist on the traditional celeb diary:
9:46am – First task today is to lay out my lucky underwear. Granted I get more lucky when I don’t wear underwear, I’m hedging my bets. #Leos [He attached a photo of rows of swim wear/briefs? hanging on racks]
I’m so relieved that tonight is not the start of Fringe Division’s last stand. We have a whole new season of thirteen episodes for that. Instead, Fringe Division only has to face off against this season’s Big Bad, David Robert Jones, to save two worlds in the season four finale Brave New World.
At some point in the two-part finale, we will get to see the full might of Olivia Dunham’s cortexiphan powers, hopefully aimed straight at David Robert Jones. But first she helps Rebecca Mader’s Jessica, a victim of another of Mr. Jones’s experiments. I photographed Anna Torv’s Olivia Dunham saying goodbye to Lost’s Charlotte in downtown Vancouver’s Cathedral Park on Friday, March 23rd.
The following week, I spotted Fringe filming a fight scene between Joshua Jackson’s Peter Bishop and Jared Harris’s David Robert Jones in the pouring rain on the roof of a building in east Vancouver, near the old British Columbia Sugar Refinery. I have not shared these photos until today, but noticed a clip of Anna Torv’s Olivia Dunham with a satellite antenna like the one below in a FOX promo.
This was just one in a week of night shoots for Fringe all over the Vancouver area.
Published June 23, 2011 on Vancouver is Awesome
For reasons I don’t need to explain, I’m no fan of riots, even Twitter riots which are benign with no cars overturned or set on fire. But a Twitter riot is still a mob and a frenzied one at that: spewing F-U tweets at Vancouver-filmed The Killing and capital letter advisories to anyone planning to watch, DON’T DO IT! SAVE YOURSELVES!!! There’s even a web site: f—thekilling.com which says “Dear The Killing: F— you!!! Sincerely, Everyone Who Used to Watch Your Show.”
What set if off? Here come the spoilers. The finale didn’t solve the central mystery and show’s marketed tagline: Who Killed Rosie Larsen? And in a surprise if clumsy twist, it turned detective Stephen Holder, one of the few likable characters, into a seeming villain, who betrayed lead detective Sarah Linden and set up Seattle mayoral candidate Darren Richmond for arrest.
AOL TV critic Maureen Ryan (@MoRyan) pronounced it the “worst finale ever” on Twitter. Really? Ever? She elaborated in her linked review, saying she hated it with the “burning intensity of 10,000 white-hot suns” and held first-time showrunner Veena Sud responsible for not telling viewers who killed Rosie Larsen, turning Holder into a villain and a “number of other stupidly melodramatic, preposterously manipulative things.” She then retroactively called the 13-episode series a “crapfest” and hoped the actors wouldn’t return for a second season. Later she tweeted that it would be smart if AMC withdrew its renewal. It’s stuff like this from many critics as well as countless furious ex-fans which prompted Show Patrol to tweet: “I’m laughing at over-the-top reactions to season finale of [The Killing] as if, um, Veena Sud killed someone. Breathe, folks, breathe.”
Full dislosure: I am not blind to the show’s weaknesses, but won’t join the braying mob. I remain a fan of The Killing, having spent too many hours in real rain watching it film here for four months (while imagining how much worse it was for lead actors Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman being hosed with fake rain from the show’s rain towers). There’s more than a little hometown pride involved, even though this is an American series set in Seattle.