Having J.J. Abrams as the writer, one of the most-anticipated new series this fall, Fringe, is inevitably in comparisons to his previous works.
An unlikely bond was developed between three individuals who discover unexplained phenomenons and determine to find a slight sense as explanation to them all. FBI agent Olivia Dunham (Anna Torv) and Peter Bishop (Joshua Jackson) must seek the help of Peter's father, the institutionalized scientist Dr. Walter Bishop (John Noble), in solving the science-based mysteries in the new anticipated show "Fringe".
To be premiered on Fox tonight (September 9), "Fringe" is the latest from producer J.J. Abrams (Alias, Lost). Different from his previous productions, Abrams said that this show promises a complex yet still easy-to-follow plot that "Lost" failed to gain after a couple of seasons. For one thing, "Fringe" won't resolve around aliens or cult but rather a series of happenings that has patterns to be solved.
"There are obviously fair comparisons," Abrams commented. "It's definitely federal agents investigating a lot of crazy, scary stuff. But 'Fringe' differentiates itself very quickly in terms of different characters and tone, and the overall story could not be more different."
Two facts to be noted here are: "Fringe" is a reference to Fringe Science that according to Wikipedia is a field of study that departs significantly from mainstream or orthodox theories, and that it looks up to "CSI" rather than "The X-Files".
In the 95 minute opener tonight, Olivia will be sent to investigate the mysterious death of all the passengers and crew of Flight 627. The pilot will also explain how Olivia encounter meeting with Dr. Bishop and his son and how a case can grow to a larger and more shocking truth.