On February 14, 2012 I shot a set for Fringe. It was episode 18. At the time, I was sure I would see several more Fringe sets to shoot...and while I did come across 3 more sets after this, I never had an opportunity (or desire) to shoot them. I naively believed I had more chances coming...those chances never arose.
So this set of photos, could possibly be the LAST SET of photos I might have from Fringe EVER.
Now personally, I want the show to come back obviously. It is my favorite Vancouver shot series. Ontop of that, the crew during their 3 years here, has been mostly all class with lookie-loos, fans & professionals alike viewing their work.
Do I expect it to be back? YES. This isnt a "Yes, because I want it to" this is a "yes, because FOX & WB will reach an understanding that makes it possible" feeling. It will only be a 13 episode season. I am not naive enough to think they are rolling out a full season order. I also expect FOX to be VERY up front with the shows creators, crew, cast & fans that this will be it, there will be no season 6. But they will give them a 1/2 season to give the show a real send off, a real definitive ending that will resolve as many questions as they can. FOX is getting a lot of flack from fans that they are "screwing over" Fringe repeatedly. I can see the reasoning for this logic, but in reality, I think the people in charge at FOX have actually tried to keep it alive as long as it can.
Truth is Fringe is a thinking mans shows. Its a show you have to pay attention to & has many moving parts. Unfortunately, society doesnt want that from television usually. It is more happy with brainless reality shows. Lets face it, even those of you who watch shows like American Idol or Dancing With the stars will admit, its braindead tv. There is nothing to it, its fluff entertainment. Sadly, this is what sells.
I think its been to FOX's credit they have given Fringe 4 (probably 5) seasons despite lowering ratings. Someone at FOX obviously understands the quality vs quantity dilemma & is willing to back it, despite it being an obvious cash strain.
Getting back on track here... this is the last set of "new" photos I might have if worse case scenario happens & FOX pulls the plug.
I posted a few other photos from this set in this blog post http://canadagraphs.weebly.com/1/post/2012/04/fringe-shooting-a-few-scenes-with-walter-peter-olivia-astringenterr-i-mean-astrid.html of multiple cast photos. This blog is for individual shots..... so enjoy.
Another Fringe set featuring in order....
Jasika Nicole - "Astrid Farnsworth"
Anna Torv - "Olivia Dunham"
John Noble - "Walter Bishop"
Joshua Jackson "Peter Bishop"
and a couple bonus shots of the Waltermobile.
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The annual Comic-Con going on right now in San Diego, California is wrapping today. But this weekend gave us Vancouver hounds a chance to get some of the stars of the local shows on their way down there.
Unfortunately, local productions Human Target, V & Stargate SGU were either not yet filming, or, on summer hiatus during this time, so the stars of these programs didnt head there from Vancouver, but from their home places.
But the stars of Fringe, Smallville, Supernatural, Tower Prep came thru....along with Sanctuary & Psych (neither of which I saw anyone from)
Smallville was sending down 4 of their most notable names. Erica Durance (Lois Lane), Cassidy Freeman (Tess Mercer), Justin Hartley (Green Arrow) & that other guy who is deathfly afraid of krypontite on the show, but even more afraid of cameras & sharpies in person.
Supernatural sent out their main 4 cast, Jensen Ackles (Dean Winchester), Jared Padalacki (Sam Winchester), Jim Beaver (Bobby) & Misha Collins (Castiel).
Fringe was sending their entire starting 6 rotation. Anna Torv (Agent Olivia Dunham), Joshua Jackson (Peter Bishop), John Noble (Walter Bishop), Jasika Nicole (Astrid Farnsworth), Blair Brown (Nina Sharp) & Lance Reddick (Agent Philip Broyles) to the event.
Another local show, Tower Prep was also sending cast members Elise Gatien (CJ... also know to Smallville fans as Speedy) Ryan Pinkston (Gabe Forest), Dyana Liu (Suki Sato) & Drew Van Acker (Ian Archer)
More detailed reports on my interactions with these stars will come when I do more show specific blogs...but for now...heres some teaser pics to keep you amused till I have time for that.
I occasionally argue with inanimate objects, but I usually win. So its all good.