"Fringe has had a good run," I tell myself. "At least it got more of a chance than Firefly." It's a cold comfort to acknowledge that the latest sci-fi series to get punted by Fox had the good fortune to run for more than a season. It's a lot more than some of the other shows the network has started and then stopped over the years. As of tomorrow's finale, Fringe is done and over. I'm likely not alone in being sad to see the show go, but that's not what I'd like to focus on here. What I really want to say is this: Fringe has been a thrilling ride, and it'll be one of those shows that I watch again and again.Read More
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To Boldly Go
Emmy nomination time is tough for a lot of people. For sci-fi/fantasy shows, though, it can be a particularly irritating reminder of how underappreciated their work remains to be. This is something veteran sci-fi icon Leonard Nimoy's had to face for over fifty years. He's being pretty vocal about it, too; the actor's taken to the web to express his disappointment in Hollywood for snubbing Fox sci-fi show Fringe.Read More
And All Was Right With the World
DC's The Source blog has lately been showcasing some variant covers for upcoming comics, all in celebration of the company's 75th anniversary. So, when a redone and recolored cover of the famous first issue cover for Green Lantern/Green Arrow, with the titular characters now Red Lantern and Red Arrow was offered completely without comment, most people assumed it was just another variant. Last night, The Source revealed that the cover was actually one of a series, created for the season finale of the sci-fi show Fringe.
The covers each represent a direction that the DC editorial staff might have taken in an alternate universe; a sort of opposite day revamp of a famous story. Above, case in point: Superman: The Man of Steel Returns. Doesn't quite have the same ring to it as Dark Knight Returns, does it?
We've got all the covers below, to the left of their alternate counterparts.Read More