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Fringe (Season 1) 

Fringe follows the casework of the Fringe Division, a Joint Federal Task Force supported primarily by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) based in Boston, Massachusetts under the supervision of Homeland Security. The Fringe team includes Agent Olivia Dunham; Dr. Walter Bishop, the archetypal mad scientist; and Peter Bishop, Walter’s estranged son and jack-of-all-trades. They are supported by Phillip Broyles, the force’s director, and Agent Astrid Farnsworth, who assists Walter in laboratory research. The Fringe Division investigates cases relating to fringe science, ranging from transhumanist experiments gone wrong to the prospect of a destructive technological singularity to a possible collision of two parallel universes. The Fringe Division’s work often intersects with advanced biotechnology developed by a company called Massive Dynamic, founded by Walter’s former partner, Dr. William Bell and run by their common friend, Nina Sharp. The team is also watched silently by a group of bald, pale men who are called ”Observers”. Teleportation, mind control, astral projection, invisibility, precognition, spontaneous combustion, reanimation: these are among the peripheral sciences--or ”pseudo-sciences,” as one skeptic puts it--examined during the first season of Fringe. Along with the weird science, the series features a multi-agency task force investigating related acts of terrorism that may very well add up to a threat of unimaginable global proportions; people who are exactly what they appear to be (i.e., insane) and others who are anything but; plot twists galore; family drama, interpersonal relationships, corporate evil, cop chases... The pilot introduces us to the main characters, principally FBI agent Olivia Dunham and others on the task force brought in to investigate some gross goings-on aboard a jumbo jet (a ”self-eradicating, airborne toxin” reduced everyone to blood and bones). Seems this is but one part of ”The Pattern,” a series of synchronous, similarly shocking events that unfold as the show progresses; in subsequent episodes, lots of people are killed in graphic fashion by all manner of horrors, including scary monsters (slugs as big as a football, teethed parasites that can crush your heart), a gas that freezes a busload of passengers ”like insects trapped in amber,” people so radioactive they can literally make your brain boil… it goes on. Helping Dunham and the rest of the force figure it all out are scientist Dr. Walter Bishop, who’s spent the past 17 years locked up in the loony bin and whose research may be responsible for some of the crimes we witness, and his son-babysitter Peter. As for the ”fringe” element, Dr. Bishop and other, less benign geniuses jump-start a dead man’s brain, photograph another victim’s cornea in order to access the last thing she saw before death, connect Dunham to her boyfriend so she can experience his memories of the incident that left him comatose, use high-frequency vibrations to enable bank robbers to pass through a solid vault wall, and much, much more. Season 1 introduces the Fringe Division as they investigate cases that form ”the Pattern”, many orchestrated by an international network of rogue scientists, known as ZFT (Zerstörung durch Fortschritte der Technologie, or in English, Destruction through advances in technology), who are preparing for a doomsday event. Olivia comes to learn she was a child test subject for Walter years ago for a nootropic drug, Cortexiphan, giving her weak psionic abilities. Walter also struggles with adjusting to normal life in Peter’s care after living several years in a mental institution, and hides a secret about Peter’s past from him. Episodes: Disc 1 Pilot The Same Old Story Disc 2 The Ghost Network The Arrival Power Hungry Disc 3 The Cure In Which We Meet Mr. Jones The Equation Disc 4 The Dreamscape Safe Bound Disc 5 The No-Brainer The Transformation Ability Disc 6 Inner Child Unleashed Bad Dreams Disc 7 Midnight The Road Not Taken There’s More Than One Of Everything

Released:
2008
Formats:
HD DVD
Genres:
Drama, Sci-Fi

Movie Details

Disc Details

  • Barcode:
    5051895040560
  • Length:
    1038 min.
  • Size:
  • Discs:
    7
  • Digital Copy:
  • BD Live:
  • Packaging:
    Thick Snap Case
  • Region:
    2
  • Country:
    Finland
  • Resolution:
  • Ratio:
  • Original Ratio:
    1.78:1
  • Codec:
  • Type:
    TV

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