Last week, before I broke my camera, I captured a few frames of Josh Jackson (Peter Bishop) and Seth Gabel (Lincoln Lee) on the set of Fringe for season 4 filming.
Gabel was donning his alt-world attire with the leg holster gun as he was heading to set. Jackson was however not in wardrobe yet when I saw him.
Unfortunately, these were the very last shots I would take with my camera before it was broken from dropping it.
Fringe is on FOX Friday nights 9PM eastern & pacific.
To see some pics from filming for this upcoming weeks episode, check out these old blogs of ours... MINOR SPOILERS!!
Joshua Jackson RETURNS to set
Anna Torv & John Noble on set.
Last week the Fox TV show "Fringe" was filming for a few nights in the downtowna rea finally. On my last night of checking out the set, I caught a scene of the lead actors Anna Torv (Olivia Dunham) & John Noble (Dr. Walter Bishop) doing a scene where they run out of a malt shop thru a broken window.
To see video of that scene, check out my last Fringe blog.
Here are some still photos from that night. The shots are grainy and somewhat out of focus because of how dark it was, and to top it off, an unusually bright orange light was being used for the scene as well. This gave all the people the appearance of being pumpkins.
I tried with some of the pics to take the colour down some...with mixed results.
Anyways, heres some of the photos from that night. A couple interesting ones as you see Anna & her double, and John and his double interacting.
MILD SPOILER WARNING - DO NOT CONTINUE IF YOU WANT TO KNOW ABSOLUTELY NOTHING ABOUT THE UPCOMING SEASON!
Below is a couple short videos of scenes shot Wednesday night in downtown Vancouver for Fringe.
The first video shows Walter ( John Noble ) & Olivia ( Anna Torv ) in a malt shop where a pane of glass shatters after people start fleeing, and the pair jump out of the now broken window & flee.
The second video is from a different angle a bit later as they do the scene of them fleeing again, but from a bit closer.
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Monday evening the crew and some cast of the FOX hit show "Fringe" filmed on Jervis St in Vancouver at an apartment building that was used in the past as the home of Fauxlivia from "the other side".
The scenes I saw were primarily John Noble (Walter) and Anna Torv (Olivia) getting out of a truck, walking up to the building, where they stop, have a chat before Olivia places Walter on a bench, then proceeds to go up the stairs, before Walter asks her for something (I believe it to be a cell phone) which she stops to hand him, them goes into the building.
At the end of their evening of filming, Anna stopped to sign autographs and take photos with fans, as well as some fans of Supernatural who were so impressed with him friendly and respectful the crew and cast were that they promised to give the show a chance.
I will have another blog in the next day or so from the Tuesday set of Fringe shooting at the same location...with a LARGER spoiler. A Mighty Ducking big spoiler. So Pacey yourself for that. Wouldnt want you all Petered out by the time I post that.
Below is some of the pics from Mondays shoot. Apologies if some are a bit fuzzy/grainy. My camera was being quite unco-operative with me yesterday.
Since January 24, 2011 my site has hosted a league and playoff tournament to find out my readers favorite Male & Female TV characters.
After almost 6 months, over 29000 playoff votes counted, over 28000 regular season votes counted, plus thosands more that were discarded for various reasons....we have some champions.
144 characters, 80 male, 64 female characters started out with hopes & dreams back then. Early on, it became clear there was 8 or 10 characters whose fans had become quite determined to push their favorites to the top. I guess its no surprise, considering my site talks primarily about Vancouver based shows, most of those characters were from Vancouver shows.
Smallville had 4 characters in Clark Kent, Lois Lane, Oliver Queen & Chloe Sullivan who early on emerged as serious contenders. A twitter campaign by Olivers 1st round opponent thwarted his chance to go far. Clark Kent had an indominable regular season, but once the playoff format of no multiple voting was in place, his support tailed some. Still Clark pushed thru to the mens finals, before finally falling. Chloe managed to hold on till the elite 8 of the womens tourney before she finally gave way to her castmate, Lois Lane....the eventual winner of the womens division & the only undefeated contestant in either side of the tournament.
Supernatural super hunter Dean Winchester looked unstopable early, while the shows other characters like Sam Winchester, Bobby Singer, Castiel & Crowley all started slow, but gained momentum as things rolled along in the regular season. In the playoffs Castiel went out early, losing to eventual finalist Clark Kent in round 2. Crowley would meet the same fate in round 3, losing to Clark Kent. Bobby Singer came within 1 game of knocking off his buddy Dean Winchester in round 3, but eventually gave way to the man who would eventually go on to win the Mens title, Dean.
Fringe lead female character Agent Olivia Dunham looked poised to also take a run at the title in the regular season, as was agent Astrid Farnsworth who won her division in the regular season. Astrid could not continue the success in the playoffs, bowing out in the sweet 16 round of the womens division. The shows male counterparts Peter & Walter Bishop both had strong regular seasons, playoff success didnt follow them as much, with each bowing out before their own division finals. Agent Olivia Dunham pushed thru to the womens final, before eventually being swept by womens champion Lois Lame.
Sanctuary lead character Dr. Helen Magnus had a slow start & only barely got into the playoffs with a losing record none the less...but once there, she proved to be a formidable opponent as her fanbase caught on to the game & pushed her to the final 4 of the womens tournament before losing to eventual champ Lois Lane.
Stargate Universe had many challengers in the playoffs. But playoff success was limited for the SGU crew. With all the contestants, including 3 regular season division champs in Eli Wallace, Dr. Dale Volker & Vanessa James, from the now cancelled show bowing out by the sweet 16 draw of each side.
There was some success for shows not from the 604.
The Big Bang Theory had 3 male playoff contestants, with Dr. Sheldon Cooper, Raj Koothrappali & Howard Wolowitz all making it. None however found a terribly successful playoff formula. However, lead female Penny made it to the final 4 on the womens side & even had a 2-0 series lead before falling to Agent Olivia Dunham.
How I Met Your Mother had 3 division champs in the regular season. Robin Scherbatsky, & Lily Aldrin on the womens side. Both however fell in the womens sweet 16 round. On the mens side, Legen..wait for it...DARY ladies man Barney Stinson made it to the mens final 4 before falling to Clark Kent.
The Simpsons mastermind Homer Simpson made the mens final 4 finals before bowing out to eventual champion Dean Winchester.
Several other challengers like Richard Castle from Castle, Dr. Gregory House of House, Daphne Powell from No Ordinary Family, Penelope Garcia of Criminal Minds, Seeley Booth from Bones & Turanga Leela from Futurama also flirted with some playoff success before leaving in the elite 8 rounds of their respective genders.
In the end. Dean Winchester from Supernatural won the mens tournament over Clark Kent of Smallville, while Clarks main squeeze, Lois Lane defeated Agent Olivia Dunham from Fringe for the womens title.
So congratulations to your 2011 favorite TV character winners
Mens- DEAN WINCHESTER (Jensen Ackles) "Supernatural"
Womens- LOIS LANE (Erica Durance) Smallville
Some leftover S2 and S3 Fringe photos. Josh Jackson John Noble Anna Torv Seth Gabel and even Diane Kruger
Over the past 2 seasons of Fringe I have taken a lot of sets of photos...but for 1 reason or another, sometimes, they dont immediately make it to my blogs.
So, over the past couple seasons I have a few pics, some I couldnt post because of computer problems which resulted in them getting buried under newer sets from other projects, some I was asked not to post immediately, such as the Josh Jackson pics with Diane Kruger. Others, simply I didnt think there was enough pics to make a good blog at the time. Even a couple more, I didnt realize had Seth Gabel in the pic at the time, as it was well before Lincoln Lee became a more central character. Theres also the pic I took of AN Observer, which turned out to not be THE Observer (Michael Cerveris). At the time the idea that there was more than 1 Observer had not been shown yet, so I wasnt aware there were multiple other Observers...till 2 mins later when 2 other Oberservers walked by me that day. Theres even a couple photos with that I just cropped me or my friends out of, like the Jasika Nicole, Anna Torv & John Noble posed pics.
So enjoy Fringe fans. Season 4 starts filming in Vancouver on July 14th.... hopefully this occupies you till then.
Fringe films a few scenes for season 3 finale. Josh Jackson and Anna Torv on set. With Emily Meade and Brad Dourif
Earlier this month, the cult FOX TV hit "Fringe" filmed some of their last scenes in downtown Vancouver for season 3.
I am sure if you are any type of fan you have seen or heard about the very epic spoilers that came out from filming a bit before that & I am not at this time going to speculate on what I think they mean... but I do have theories.
Instead, I am simply going to post the photos from this evening of filming & give what few details I could put together from it.
There was two sets of scenes this evening. Some inside the historic Oprheum Theatre (you may recognize it as the place that season 2 ended in). The scenes were from what I heard from extras & crew were to do with an explosion/bomb going off at the symphony. On set for those scenes (may not actually be in all or any scenes... were just seen on set) Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Emily Meade & Brad Dourif....as well as many extras in some very well done make up/special fx. The scenes appear to be set in the alt-world, as I saw several members in "Fringe unit" gear.
The later scene, which the public did see included a landscape of scattered debris, including part of the Orpheum sign laying on the ground burning as burned out cars filled the street, Torv & Jackson arrive & walk up towards the disaster zone. Josh was wearing an army style jacket with the name plate "Bishop" on it & a "Fringe" badge around his neck. My impression of the way both characters were dressed is this is to potray them in the future at some point as both Torv & Jackson had different hairsyles than the way they usually have them when playing Agent Olivia Dunham (or Fauxlivia either) and Peter Bishop.
I am not certain....but I did notice a telling spoiler in the pics I took. I wont speculate on it anymore till I have a chance to confirm what I saw. I tried avoiding posting pics involving this potential spoiler.
Anyways, below is a few pics from the day
Well, as I said, there was more Fringe pics to add.
SPOILERS INCLUDED.- If you dont want to know any details of the episode...DO NOT READ ON!!!!!!
I had promised a photog not to post any pics from this set for a day.... Soooo, now that the day is passed...I can do them.
I know some of you have seen a couple pics from off in the distance of this scene already...but here are some more, probably more close up pics...with some details of the scene.
So, below, pics of Olivia & Peter KISSING.
Here is what I know of yesterdays shots.
First scenes earlier in the day were of our world Olivia, in the alternate world. She still has her reddish brown locks over there. Not much I can say about it other than she was at a park. Not sure what the scene was about, except, it was alternate world scenes.
The later scenes were in our world. There they started with scenes of Walter & Olivternate, who is sporting the trademark blonde locks of Torv's, sitting on some steps while Walter ate.
There was then a scene with Olivternate, Peter & Walter infront of steps. Peter starts at the top of the stairs & walks down to meet up with the pair who are already at the bottom. Some dialogue is exchanged, and Walter leaves with his little bagged lunch.
This leads up to the big scene of the night.
With Walter gone, Olivternate & Peter share a fairly lengthy soft kiss probably 2-4 seconds long, at the base of the steps & walk away arms wrapped around each other.
Funny side story- last year, that was the same place I first found Fringe filming...and wouldnt you know it. A kiss was had there too. At that time, it was Nina Sharp kissing Agent Broyles on the cheek.
I guess thats the official Fringe make out place.
ok, so now you know what we all know.....heres a few pics of the main scene.
Last year I was pretty pumped when I heard the popular FOX TV sci-fi show Fringe was moving its production for season 2 out here to Vancouver. I had just gotten into the show weeks earlier & was thrilled about the news that 1 of my new favorite shows was going to be coming here.
Of course I went out & hounded the cast a few times, getting all the regular cast (Torv, Jackson, Noble, Lance Reddick, Blair Brown & Jasika Nicole) over the span of the season. I was pretty excited to get all of them, as well as special guest star Leonard Nimoy on multiple occasions. One person I missed however, was Kirk Acevedo. That brings me to season 3.
Yesterday I caught the Fringe crew & cast out at 2 different locations a few blocks apart.
First was a scene in a park where Agent Olivia Dunham was sporting her reddish brown alternate world locks for a scene. I was asked by the crew not to shoot the scene, so I didnt. Instead opting to take a few shots of Anna while she was walking back from a take.
A couple hours later, it was over to the vancouver Art Gallery for their 2nd shoot of the day. This one was in the real world, as "Olivternate" who is sporting Torvs natural blonde hair, shot scenes with Peter & Walter (Jackson & Noble).
I am not going to say what was shot in the scenes specifically. I will be doing another blog later this week with another set of photos that will give more details. I held back on posting some pics, as a courtesy to another photog who was submitting specific pics from the scene to his agency. So I told him I would hold off posting those for 24-48 hrs, so you'll just have to wait for the rest of the set.
For now however, here is the Fringe cast on set yesterday...with a special surprise appearance by Kirk Acevedo, who wasnt shooting. He just happened to be there at the time. I managed to get him to sign 2 items as well...inching me 1 step closer to completing a cast signed item. Now I just need Mark Valley.
All toll, I got 12 autographs from the cast yesterday....which topped off a pretty good day that I had prior to that with other non-Fringe related celebs.
ADDED JULY 15TH- I have had a few questions about the baby seen here, as it is also seen in other photos where Joshua is holding the child as well. I can assure you all, the baby IS NOT in the scenes. It is merely a newborn of a cast/crew member that the cast & crew were fascinated with.
Anna was in both scenes that I saw being done that day. So there was plenty of time to shoot her. It was a breath of fresh air going for this show after enduring the paranoid ridiculousness of the Twilight cast & crew of the past while. I was allowed to shoot the scenes and them on their time between scenes without even so much as a stern finger wagging. As opposed to the Eclipse set which puts up ridiculous amounts of screens in hopes of blocking people from even seeing a glimpse of the action, let alone shooting it.
Below is a variety of pics from the earlier scene with Lance, and her later scene with Joshua, as well as a few of her just hanging out, knitting. For some reason, I dont think of young & attractive females as knitters. So it seemed odd to me. So I took some pics of it.
Funny enough, the 1 pic I asked her if I could take it, was one of the least sharp ones of the bunch, the last pic. I got her to sign a few photos for myself, as well my friend got a couple & her brother, who was the one that got us into the show got 1 for himself. I asked Anna how Mark was doing (aka- "John Scott" in season 1 & her real life husband). She said fine & reminded me of something I knew, but had forgotten...he has a new show of his own thats being shot here, Human Target. So I will have to take a venture out to find that set someday.
It took me forever to trim this down to the pile I chose. I could have theoretically posted a 100 pics of her, but a lot of them would have been even more repetitive than some of them seem now. Ideally, I like to go with 10-20 pics in a blog, but sometimes you just cant fit it into that range. So here it is.
The Anna Torv collection. 44 pics.
I occasionally argue with inanimate objects, but I usually win. So its all good.