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Old September 12 2009, 02:10 AM   #1
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Fringe

I just bought Fringe on Blu-Ray this week. I had seen the first four episodes before losing track of the series and waiting to see if it would get renewed before diving in. I've re-watched the first four episodes and this is a great series.

The video looks great and the audio is pretty good. There are a ton of special features and I'm going to check them all out when I finish the season.

My only qualm is that you can't individually select episodes. When a disc is loaded, it autoplays the first episode on a disc, and the menu screen only allows selecting special features. Is this a common thing on Blu-Ray or am I doing something wrong?
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Old September 12 2009, 02:40 AM   #2
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I don't have blu-ray, but you have to be doing something wrong.
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Old September 12 2009, 03:23 AM   #3
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Some DVDs and Blu-ray automatically start up instead of going to a menu screen. Not sure why you can't find episode select, but none of the reviews ever brought that up as an issue.

If you hurry up and watch all the episodes, season two begins next week.
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Old September 12 2009, 06:03 AM   #4
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That should be no problem. No responsibilities for me other than a couple of hours of schoolwork.

I feel stupid. I finally found the pop up menu with the episode list.
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Old September 12 2009, 03:10 PM   #5
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I've been beating the drum about Fringe to everybody I know since the debut episode--it's a great show, with superior writing, storytelling and acting. Why it's not already a smash hit is beyond me. The X-Files, remember, was quite low-rated in it's early years, before it was the cult hit that it would become. I think Fringe will have that kind of popularity and staying power....
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Old September 12 2009, 03:25 PM   #6
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Plus it's got that very original concept of a hot female federal agent and her partner investigating pseudo-scientific or supernatural goings-on!


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Old September 12 2009, 04:21 PM   #7
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Love the show, and watched the rerun of the S1's finale this week. Looking forward to the premiere of S2 on Thursday!
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Old September 12 2009, 05:34 PM   #8
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Plus it's got that very original concept of a hot female federal agent and her partner investigating pseudo-scientific or supernatural goings-on!


And also episodic installments with an overall mythology. Never been done!
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Old September 12 2009, 06:45 PM   #9
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I'm gonna miss "Eleventh Hour." The blonde federal agent minding a scientific genius in that one was hotter than Anna Torv.
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Old September 12 2009, 10:33 PM   #10
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I've watched the first 10 episodes in two days. I'm gonna be done Sunday night for sure because I'm addicted. Between this and NCIS it's like TV is brand new to me.
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Old September 12 2009, 10:39 PM   #11
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I'm gonna miss "Eleventh Hour." The blonde federal agent minding a scientific genius in that one was hotter than Anna Torv.
I loved that show too and was really disappointed it didn't get a 2nd season. If it gets a DVD release, I think I'll buy it just on principle.
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Old September 12 2009, 10:48 PM   #12
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That show had decent ratings too. It would have been perfect for Friday nights.
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Old September 12 2009, 11:05 PM   #13
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I bought the first season too. Since I had never seen any of it but friends had recommended it, I bought it blind. And so far I have burned through the first seven episodes and it is looking pretty good. I still have some reservations and most of the characters have yet to really grab me but the mythology is interesting. I am really intrigued to know more about Nina Sharp though. She needs to be on more.

As for the stories, I am not sure I would have stuck with the show if I had been watching while it aired. The first episode that really sucked me in and kept me was "The Arrival". After watching that one I wanted to know more. (I could have cared less about that cylinder though.) I also kind of liked "The Ghost Network" too. "Power Hungry" was fascinating!

Oh and I am playing "Find the Observer". Everyone has told me to watch for him in every episode!

And one last question, does anyone know if the symbols that flash up on screen between acts in the episodes are significant to anything? I know the leaf was on the door readout for the "Morgue" at Massive Dynamics but do the rest of them pop up anywhere? Am I reading to much into this because of my addiction to "Lost"?
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Old September 12 2009, 11:12 PM   #14
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They actually represent letters. The codes can be found on www.fringepedia.net
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Fascinating. I noticed that the dots kept moving and sometimes the glyphs rotated or flipped but I had no idea that they were letters!
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