by Kate Stanhope (Source)
For the Fringe team, meeting their alternate selves in the series’ second season finale was only the beginning. The tug-of-war between this world and the other world will be even further explored as Season 3 deals with the themes of duality, duplicity and the road not taken. “We want to see how our universe would have evolved had different choices been made along the way,” executive producer J.H. Wyman said at the series’ Comic-Con panel Saturday. “People are really interested in possibilities and choices that you’ve made or could have made that would take your life in a very different direction.” So now that viewers will be spending more time in the alternate universe, we thought we’d make a handy guide to navigating that world with clues and teases from the cast.
1. Don’t underestimate the other universe: John Noble tells TVGuide.com that the alternate universe will play a bigger role this season. Episodes will alternate between showcasing primarily the other world and our world, but with a small hook from the opposite place. Additionally, producers said this season will go back and forth between mythology-heavy episodes and myth-alone episodes with cases.
2. Don’t assume you have Nolivia all figured out: She may be very much in love with her boyfriend, but her mission is to keep an eye on Peter and Walter and she’s sticking to it. “I think Nolivia and Peter are a more natural personality match than our Olivia and alternate Peter … they just have sort of a more animal understanding of each other,” Joshua Jackson said. “I think they’re almost going to get along too well and then the inevitable wrecking comes and it will tear everything up again.”
3. Which means … Olivia is not to be underestimated: First off, don’t expect to stay in confinement for very long, according to Anna Torv. Exclusive new footage from Season 3 not only previewed a steamy kiss between Nolivia and Peter, but a big brawl between the two Olivias. “I always think our Olivia really wants to kind of be the best, whereas [alternate] Olivia just wants to win,” Torv said. “That’s the swagger to her and the earnestness to Olivia.” (Torv’s biggest complaint about her alternate self? “It’s exhausting getting the wig on and off.”)
4. Don’t expect to see Peter over there anytime soon: Besides the fact that it’s impossible, Joshua Jackson says he’s been able to appreciate the show in a new way thanks to his lack of screen time over there. Plus, Peter has plenty of his own emotional baggage to deal with this year. “He’s in a really bewildered state,” Jackson said. “He doesn’t know who to trust or where to go.”
5. Alternate Broyles is not to be trusted … maybe: Lance Reddick has no doubt his character has “enormous respect” for Walternate, but maybe that’s not enough. “At the same time, Broyles is a bit of a maverick, so I guess we’ll see just how that loyalty plays out.”
6. Nina is ready to cut loose in the other world: Viewers will get to see much more than just alternate Nina’s arm this year, Blair Brown said. “If she’s about control in this world, she’s about a lack of control in that world,” Brown said, who also added there is still a lot to discover this year about Nina and Peter’s relationship.
7. And more alternate Astrid!: Alternate Astrid will appear heavily in the first episodes of the new season, according to Jasika Nicole, who describes the other Astrid has machine-like. “Astrid doesn’t have the emotional communication in the alternative universe which she does in this one,” she said. “She’s kind of a loner.”
8. Fans of that world (and this one!) may not have seen the last of William Bell just yet: Despite Leonard Nimoy’s retirement after Season 2, the producers think there’s a possibility he could return. “Should we be able to convince him to come out of retirement, we have another story to tell,” executive producer Jeff Pinker said.
Fringe returns to Fox on Thursday, Sept. 23 at 9/8c.
(Additional reporting by Natalie Abrams)
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Fringe was awarded TWO Saturn Awards by The Academy of Science Fiction Fantasy & Horror Films , which honors the best in Science-Fiction TV and Film.
Anna Torv won for Best Actress In Television, and Leonard Nimoy won for Best Guest Starring Role In Television.
Fringe was nominated for four awards, including Best Actor In Television and Best Network Series. Last year, Fringe was only nominated for two awards, but did not win any.
BTW, unlike the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences or the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, which gives out Oscars and Emmys respectively, membership to the ASFFHF is open to the public.
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Watch and enjoy Anna Torv (Oliva) on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on 11/24/08:
…in addition to be part of JJ’s Fringe Lance Reddick is also a Lostie as well:
As for J.J. Abrams’s other conspiracy-laced hit, Reddick – who plays Matthew Abbadon, a creepy figure who’s supposedly a lawyer – just finished filming an episode of Lost in Hawaii.
Any hints? “I was with Terry O’Quinn throughout the entire episode,” says Reddick, referring to the actor who plays enigmatic island leader John Locke.
Asked whether he’s a good guy or a villain on the show, Reddick says, “This show is so secretive that the only thing I can say is that, whatever may happen in the show, Abbadon definitely thinks he’s a good guy. He’s convinced that he’s on the side of the angels.”
Source: PEOPLE Magazine
It’s also Kirk Acevedo (Agent Charlie Francis) with be 34th birthday tomorrow. Happy Birthday!
The episode revolves around FBI agent Olivia and her team when facing an extraordinary bank robberies. It shows how Olivia, Dr. Walter Bishop, and Peter are shocked to find one of the suspects inexplicably trapped inside a vault wall as if it is solidified around him. As the investigation goes further, the thieves ambush one of the trio.
Sure, he’d heard about the scathing reviews for Glitter. So Fringe star Lance Reddick didn’t know what to expect from Mariah Carey when they filmed the indie flick Tennessee.
But after their first scene – in which he shoves her up against a wall and grabs her face – the actor was pleasantly surprised.
“She pulled it off,” Reddick, acclaimed for his acting chops on HBO’s The Wire, tells PEOPLE. “She really took it seriously. She was committed to proving that she could do this.”
In the movie due out in January, Carey plays a waitress named Krystal, who tries to escape her abusive husband, portrayed by Reddick, by going on a road trip with two brothers.
Says the actor: “I saw all the subtlety in her work, and it’s really beautiful.”
Adding that Carey is “very sweet” in person, Reddick says, “After this, I think she’s going to have a film career, if she wants one. She is good.”
Also good? The success of Reddick’s FOX show, Fringe, where he plays a no-nonsense Homeland Security officer.
But, says Reddick, “We goof around a lot,” noting that Dawson’s Creek alum Joshua Jackson is a a big jokester.
Source: PEOPLE Magazine