July 18th 2012 marked a pretty important day for the millions of die-hard Fringe fans on the planet.
Today was day 1 of shooting for the 5th season of the hit sci-fi program on the FOX network. While FOX president Kevin Reilley really deserves much of the credit for the little show that could getting a 5th season (MOST networks would have axed it & if it were not for Reilley being a fan of the show himself...maybe Fox would have too?) it really was us, the fans who made it happen more than anything. The twitter hashtags to give the show a face in social media, week after week helped. Of course, so did the idea (that I strongly nudged towards some of the facebook groups out there trying to save the show) of not just contacting network people, but the very advertisers buying commercial time on the show...let them know you were seeing the ads they paid to have on our program. In the end, all of these little things added together and coerced the powers that be to add 1 (albeit shortened) last season of Fringe.
Day 1 started in Stanley Park, I think. I dont know if any filming happened prior to me getting there, but I know from the night before when their trailers passed me going TO Stanley Park, they were going to be in or near there to start shooting.
The scenes they shot there involved a couple interesting spoilers.
1st- Peter & Olivia appear to be married. I actually DID NOT notice this there.. I only noticed this after looking thru my pics at home. Both characters were wearing wedding rings for the shoot. So sometime between now & a few years from now, they appear to have married.
2nd - There are going to apparently be some scenes that are NOT from 2036 as well. This particular scene is maybe 4-6 years in the future. The reason I can assume that is... Peter & Olivia were doing scenes that involved a young Etta (played by a girl who I only heard refered to as "Abigail" - NOTE - her name is Abagail Hardwick). The daughter of Peter & Olivia that we meet in episode 419 as a grown 20something woman, was being filmed today in the park as a 4-6 year old girl.
The scene seemed to involve Peter & Olivia enjoying a picnic before its ruined when Peter sees some Observers & is calling out to Etta to come to him, then eventually Peter & Olivia running out to grab her as a swarm of Observers came stomping thru the field like a plague.
Eventually the scene was completed. I got Anna & Josh to sign autographs as they left, and soon, everyone was off to set up for the next shoot they had at a different location.
I will definitely have more pics later on from this scene, and of course, some more from a scene they did later in the day at a different location that Astrid & Walter were also a part of.
For now, heres a few of The Observers, Peter (Joshua Jackson), Olivia (Anna Torv), Etta (Abigail ??) & of course, a couple Polivia pics. As well as Josh in between takes in a leather jacket.
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