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View Poll Results: Grading
Excellent (J.J. Abrams has done it again) 24 20.51%
Above average (The rule of Gondor is mine! And no other's!) 45 38.46%
Average (This Eddie's not so keen) 38 32.48%
Below average (I don't care what the numbers mean anymore, Abaddon) 4 3.42%
Poor (Pacey should go back to the Creek) 6 5.13%
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Old September 9 2008, 06:58 AM   #1
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Fringe: "Pilot" 9/9 - Grading & Discussion (SPOILERS)

The run time is listed at 95 minutes for those of you who are recording it.

FBI agents Olivia Dunham (Anna Torv) and Peter Bishop (Joshua Jackson) are faced with a rapidly spreading unexplained phenomenon of the threatening kind. In an attempt to stop the spread, they enlist the assistance of Bishop's estranged father, the institutionalized scientist Dr. Walter Bishop (John Noble).



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Old September 9 2008, 08:15 AM   #2
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Re: Fringe: "Pilot" 9/9 - Grading & Discussion (SPOILERS)

I voted excellent. I really enjoyed that episode, it's very reminiscent of the X-Files but not in a rehash kind of way. They already have set-up interesting characters especially "Lady Tetsuo" (you'll understand why )and what she might be up to.
I also enjoyed the "in-picture captions"...
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Old September 9 2008, 09:28 AM   #3
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I'm looking forward to this, if only to see just how similar (or not) it is to X-Files. The pilot sounds really intriguing.
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Old September 9 2008, 09:37 AM   #4
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Re: Fringe: "Pilot" 9/9 - Grading & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Saw the pilot a few months back and thought it was alright, it came off as a very episodic concept though, which really puts me off of shows these days.
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Old September 9 2008, 10:56 AM   #5
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I'd say it was somewhere between Average and Above Average, nothing fantastic, but it has potential
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Old September 9 2008, 12:43 PM   #6
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Re: Fringe: "Pilot" 9/9 - Grading & Discussion (SPOILERS)

I saw the pilot at comic-con, and I really enjoyed it. There are echos of X-Files here, but it's really a different animal.

Anna Torv does a great job, but she needs to work on her accent. It tends to slip from time to time. Our mad scientist is a great character, and feels like a laid back Doc Brown in many scenes.

I could do without the son, but I am hoping they find something constructive for him to do.
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Old September 9 2008, 03:50 PM   #7
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Re: Fringe: "Pilot" 9/9 - Grading & Discussion (SPOILERS)

I watched the pilot back in April or whatever. It held my attention for an hour and a half, so I'm looking forward to the second episode. I actually might rewatch the pilot considering it's probably changed a little bit. I know they were using Lost music during the episode at one point.
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Old September 9 2008, 04:23 PM   #8
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Re: Fringe: "Pilot" 9/9 - Grading & Discussion (SPOILERS)

I voted Above Average, I too saw this at SDCC back in July.
The USA Today article had a comment from someone, Josh Jackson I think, calling it X-Files meets Indy Jones. I say no.

Yes it has shade of X-Files in the pilot. As the series goes on though I can see where it might become more than just shades of it though.

Despite JJ Abrams saying he doesn't want a precedual show ala CSI I think the show is set up to go that route. I'll assume it doesn't take that path in the episodes to come cause JJ, in theory, wouldn't take it that way based on his statments.

I think a better tag line is X-Files meets BONES, at least based on the first episode.
Creepy, out there cases.
Eccentric characters.
Characters who are intense yet knowledgable.
Witty comedy in just the right doses.

Looking forward to rewatching this tonight to see how it holds up upon a second viewing some months removed from my first viewing.
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Old September 10 2008, 01:13 AM   #9
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Re: Fringe: "Pilot" 9/9 - Grading & Discussion (SPOILERS)

"redundancy"

I think I spotted an accent slip

"who says it's terrorism?"

*music builds up like Lost*

all that was missing was the "DUM!" that Lost uses to cut to commericals or end the episode heh
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Old September 10 2008, 01:15 AM   #10
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Am I the only one that hasn't seen this already?
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Old September 10 2008, 01:17 AM   #11
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Re: Fringe: "Pilot" 9/9 - Grading & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Mr. Adventure wrote: View Post
Am I the only one that hasn't seen this already?

Nope, I'm watching it for the first time. Definately a creepy beginning, I'll say that
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Old September 10 2008, 01:18 AM   #12
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Am I the only one that hasn't seen this already?
I'm watching it for first time.

The germans melting was definitely Raiders of the lost ark vibes heh
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Old September 10 2008, 01:29 AM   #13
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I'm watching it for the first time also and so far it's not grabbing me.
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Old September 10 2008, 01:33 AM   #14
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Mr. Adventure wrote: View Post
Am I the only one that hasn't seen this already?
I'll be seeing it for the first time tonight - I'm kinda traditionalist about not watching pilot eps unless the subsequent eps are available either on broadcast or via DVD. What if I like the pilot!?! I hate having to wait!
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Old September 10 2008, 01:35 AM   #15
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John Noble is great. He's really got the brilliant but slightly off-his-rocker scientist down perfectly.
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