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Old April 27 2012, 09:35 AM   #31
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Re: Fox renews Fringe!

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Does this mean people can stop complaining about Firefly?
Yes, but they will never be forgiven for FreakyLinks.
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Old April 27 2012, 09:42 AM   #32
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sweet... best news i've heard today

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Old April 27 2012, 11:10 AM   #33
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Good, it's still my second-favorite science fiction show currently in production (following Doctor Who).

(Not that this is saying much... SF on TV and especially good SF on TV has become something of rarity these days. So I appreciate anything that isn't completely garbage. Like Fringe.)
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Old April 27 2012, 11:22 AM   #34
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Old April 27 2012, 12:06 PM   #35
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Does this mean people can stop complaining about Firefly?
That should've stopped after Fox renewed Dollhouse a few years ago.
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Old April 27 2012, 04:33 PM   #36
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Yeah! More fringe, always a good thing!
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Old April 27 2012, 05:01 PM   #37
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Glad. Surprised but glad. More Fringe is a good thing. Though I have the sneaking suspicion that an end in the Fringeverse will be no end at all.
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Old April 27 2012, 05:21 PM   #38
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Well, I'm glad it's renewed. I'm glad that FOX is giving them the chance to finish telling the story instead of chopping it with no real conclusion. I'm doing a little happy dance in my chair....

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Old April 27 2012, 05:26 PM   #39
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They'll keep mucking with timelines and parallel realities until they finally hit on a stable universe. Alas, Peter, Olivia, and Walter will find themselves nothing more than actors playing characters in a show at the end of its run and they'll all move on with wistful half memories of other realities and occasional invitations to conventions.
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Old April 27 2012, 06:44 PM   #40
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Well, I'm glad it's renewed. I'm glad that FOX is giving them the chance to finish telling the story instead of chopping it with no real conclusion.
I used to feel that way but after a slew of really disappointing crappy endings I've now moved into the camp thinking that a cancellation is a good thing for a tv show these days allowing it to avoid the weak endings so many shows have--The X-Files, LOST, nBSG, Heroes etc.

I'd much rather be left thinking that the writers had a plan but never got to carry it out because of cancellation rather than realizing that the writers actually had no idea what they were doing despite all the promises to the contrary.

DS9 is the only series I can think of that actually had a solid final season and pulled together a series worth of pieces together in a smart satisfying way--where even if it was done on the fly it made sense ultimately in how it all came together.
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Old April 27 2012, 07:07 PM   #41
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So very happy to hear this news. It's too bad that Alcatraz will most likely be cancelled, but if it means that we get Fringe for one last season I'm not going to complain.



Yeah, I'll go with that sentiment. I had hoped that both shows would get a renewal, but if I have to choose one, I'll go with Fringe... I have more invested in it, I suppose. I know I'm in the minority where Alcatraz is concerned, but I was getting hooked on it.

So, let's hope that with 13 eps after the May 11 finale, they can craft a truly satisfying ending for this show. I'm guessing that S5 will have more to do with the future as shown last week.

Just my .02 worth.
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Old April 27 2012, 07:50 PM   #42
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Well we still dont know Alcatraz's fate yet, but the odds are not very good right now.
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Old April 27 2012, 09:49 PM   #43
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I would have been very happy about it - until this last episode with the future containing the bizarro nazi-wannabe Observers. Some have speculated that this future timeline will continue throughout the season, alternating between current and future episodes. Ugh.
This whole season has been setting up the future timeline, so yeah, it will continue. The casting sheet for Etta specified that the character would be recurring if the show continued into a fifth year.
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DS9 is the only series I can think of that actually had a solid final season and pulled together a series worth of pieces together in a smart satisfying way--where even if it was done on the fly it made sense ultimately in how it all came together.


I can think of one other show, and that's the one that DS9 was always compared to - Babylon 5. Both had great arcs with an apparent end in mind, and the execution of the larger percentage of their episodes was top-notch. I'd rank both shows in my top five.
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Old April 27 2012, 10:17 PM   #45
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DS9 is the only series I can think of that actually had a solid final season and pulled together a series worth of pieces together in a smart satisfying way--where even if it was done on the fly it made sense ultimately in how it all came together.


I can think of one other show, and that's the one that DS9 was always compared to - Babylon 5. Both had great arcs with an apparent end in mind, and the execution of the larger percentage of their episodes was top-notch. I'd rank both shows in my top five.
I definitely agree with you about Babylon 5 - that show was fantastic. Though I never watched it when i was younger I got into it about a year ago and watched the entire thing, absolutely fantastic storytelling. I haven't watched DS9 in its entirety, but from what I have seen it is some great storytelling, and I did enjoy the finale.

Though Voyager will always be my favourite Trek series I can understand why people say that it left threads hanging, because the television series did. I read the novels that take place post-Endgame and I feel like a lot of those threads were tied up there.


But back to Fringe, I'm just hoping that this final season is enough to wrap Fringe up properly so that there are no loose ends (like I mentioned with the Voyager finale).
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