Fringe was out at UBC back in Mid-August to film scnes for season 5. It was the 2nd time in about 4 days I had come across their set.
1st thing I noticed was the Observer posters on the clock tower. As I got closer I saw a police state looking check point guarded building which is believed to be Harvard University as I was told by those there.
I never actually saw any filming with cast that day, but I did run into Anna Torv (Olivia), John Noble (Walter & Jasika Nicole (Astro..err..Astrid) after their days were wrapped.
On set, I saw Georgina Haig (Etta) & Joshua Jackson (Peter) arrive to a later shoot. Georgina and Joshua both had markings under their eyes like those of loyalists, Joshua was even dressed up as 1 of The Observers loyalist soldiers.
Tonight, season 5, episode 2 airs on FOX. Check your local listings for the time in your area.
Fringe Season 5 gets back to work after unexpected hiatus - Josh Jackson, Jasika Nicole, Georgina Haig and JOHN NOBLE seen on set.
A couple weeks ago, I ran into Fringe on location, shooting the 1st episode since they took an unplanned 2 week hiatus to let John Noble overcome a sleeping disorder he had.
This location was at the Terminal City Ironworks building, which practically every production has used at some point.
It was also the day that the 1st ever Fringe fan event www.thefringeevent.com was starting, so many of the fans who had flown in for it, also made it to the set...and I can say, might have been the most well behaved bunch of fans I've ever encountered on a set.
I managed to get autographs throughout the day from Josh Jackson, Jasika Nicole, Georgina Haig & John Noble on this day.
John Noble, took the time to chat with the fans & assured us all that he was finally ok & ready to get back to work. He also answered my question about the fan made "get well soon" video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuazM2QLqV0 that was done for him by fans. He said he saw it, and was impressed by the outpouring of support.
Jasika also chatted with the group for a bit.
I saw Josh before the group formed, so I am not sure if he later came over & chatted with them, but he was his typical friendly self when I saw him. Georgina was seemingly shocked someone wanted her autograph, but still came over to sign & was pleasant in the interaction.
As far as the scene, not much I can say since it was all done indoors. Josh, Jasika seemed to have earlier scenes, and John & Georgina seemed to join in a couple hours later.
Heres a few pics of the cast on set that day... I will have a few more from another shoot a few days later eventually, but with a big travel week for me coming up next week, I have a lot of work to do right now prepping for that...so it might not be for a couple weeks or a month.
THIS POST MAY CONTAIN NOTABLE OR MILD SPOILERS. If you do not want to read or see spoilers of any kind...do not continue.
If you have already read my previous blog in this section, you are aware that on day 1 of shooting for the 5th & final season of Fringe, I caught up to the cast & crew on multiple occasions that day.
The earlier shoot, with Anna Torv, Josh Jackson & the girl who is playing the young Henrietta (only heard referred to as "Abigail") wrapped up in the mid-afternoon & some of the cast moved on to a 2nd scene over in False Creek.
The second scene had Josh Jackson, John Noble, Jasika Nicole aaaaaand Georgina Haig (adult Etta) doing a scene where the group drives up to a war zone looking area. Etta is driving a ratty looking tin van as the Fringe team, now without the resources of their era at their disposal, ride along with her.
The group shows up to a destination. As they get out Walter looks across the van to the drivers side & looks upset/annoyed/angry about something that you dont see since it is just a green screen there. The other members join him & walk forward. Soon Peter sees a large wall covered with spray painted Observers on it (a fact I didnt notice till a fan pointed it out to me). Peter runs up onto the car & peers over the barbed wire covered fence. Astrid eventually joins him up there & there is this funny moment (to me at least) where Astrid cant even see over the fence.... I wonder what conversation if any is had between the characters at that time.
There wasnt much else done on that location in the time I was there.... they MIGHT have filmed longer with other scenes, but I dont know.
In either case.... here are the 2nd set of pics from day 1 of shooting for FRINGE with Peter (Josh Jackson), Walter (John Noble), Astrid (Jasika Nicole) & Henrietta "Etta" (Georgina Haig) working on this scene.
Plus, I am going to for a second hijack my own post just to make some of you Fringe fans out there aware of an event you might not have heard of yet (and if any cast ever read this... hey, try to free up your schedule for them) August 10th to 12 in Vancouver, BC there is the 1st unofficial mid-scale sized Fringe fan event planned called "The Fringe Event" http://www.thefringeevent.com/ Tickets are a tad pricey, but it has lots of fascinating features planned...and fingers crossed, hopefully a cast member or two will grace them with their appearance. Might I also say at this time, I think it was TERRIBLE of Warner Bros. to DENY this group permission to show an episode of Fringe on the big screen. Terrible, archaic thinking, disrespectful decision to a fanbase that actually ASKED you thru the proper channels & is doing all this for charity.
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