THIS POST IS ABOUT FILMING FOR EPISODE 510 OF "FRINGE". IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO READ OR VIEW ANY POSSIBLE SPOILERS, PLEASE DO NOT CONTINUE.
So, since there is no Fringe tonight because of the American Thanksgiving & I am currently caught up on maintaining the voting on the Best Of TV Awards polls for now (which Fringe is up for plenty of nominations in)...I thought I would squeeze in a little Fringe blogging for you all.
As promised in my last blog post, there were some night shoot pics from Fringe shooting episode 510
I have almost nothing to tell you about what I saw, because it frankly, wasnt much.
We see our heroes heading into a parking garage, then leaving in a van. Thats all there was that we as spectators could see.
The only other thing that can be added to this is, the van is light blue & brown mini-van & I know for a fact it was used by them at at least 1 more shoot.... so we might be seeing this van for a bit.
I apologize if some of the photos seem "bright". They have some extremely large light stands close to the area, and lots of the photos I took simply were too bright to even see, these were honestly the best of the bunch.
Fringe filming for episode 510 -John Noble, Blair Brown, Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson and introducing... Rowan Longworth
THIS BLOG CONTAINGS PHOTOS & DESCRIPTIONS OF SCENES FILMED FOR EPISODE 510 OF "FRINGE". If you DO NOT want to see or read any spoilers, please do not continue.
Last week I found Fringe out & about on their last days of filming episode 510 of the 5th and final season of the cult FOX classic "Fringe".
I went downtown to catch them filming in an area I was familiar with. The crew was set up in a parkway walk thru area that connects W. Hastings St with W. Cordova street at the end of Hornby st. I best know it from being an avid Dead Like Me fan as where the lead character of that show meets her fate with a falling toilet seat.
With director Jeffrey Hunt (his 4th turn at directing a Fringe episode. 414 "The End Of All Things" being his last.) at the helm, they were already in the process of filming when I first arrived on the scene.
The scene I saw filmed on this day consisted of the Fringe team members, in their Observer controlled futuristic New York circa 2036 walking thru a parkway off of W.182nd street (actually W. Hastings St). At the front of the pack was Dr. Walter Bishop (John Noble), a few steps behind him, Olvia Dunham (Anna Torv) walking along with a little bald child (Rowan Longworth), which at the time, I expected to be a larger spoiler than it turned out to be, bringing up the rear quite a ways back was Peter Bishop (Joshua Jackson) and Nina Sharp (Blar Brown) in her motoroized scooter.
The scene was filmed as 1 continuous portion 1st, then they filmed seperate portions, 1st on Walters, then on Olivia & the bald childs, then finally focussing on Peter & Nina.
All around the fugitives, loyalists wandered thru the parkway, while in the background an Observer poster graced a post. A wall of missing people & Resistance posters was off to the side of where they were filming. The only known thing of the scene really was, Walter stops at a Waffle Stick stand to grab 1 of these treats. Funny enough, you dont actually see him bite into 1 of these during filming....yet, I saw a crew member eating one of them later on...so they must have been edible (and btw - looked delcious).
The scene didnt explain much. No dialogue was easily heard. At the time, the big scoop everyone took from this was the unknown boy. Was he an Observer? Was he someone else? I asked a crew member later that evening at a different shoot what the childs name was so I would properly credit him when I wrote this (didnt want another Abagayle Hardwick situation where I didnt know till the episode aired), he told me "Rowan Longworth" & I assumed that would be the 1st anyone would know if the child actors name. Then Fringe scooped me. Rowan made his debut in episode 5x06 and soon, everyone had the name.
Little did we all know, that later the same week we would first see the young up & coming star taking on the role that was seemingly 1st introduced in episode 1X15 "Inner Child"(previously played by Spencer List). by the fact we see these photos of ep 10 filming (and I can confirm he is also been doing ep 11 scenes) that Rowan's character will be vital to the Fringe teams plan to beat the Observers.
Simply credited in the episode as "Child Observer" the questions on whether Rowan is playing a Young September have filled many discussion boards. I am going to go out on a hunch and say it isnt. My feeling is, the physical differences between Rowan and Michael Cerveris (the cleft chin being most notable) would be a fairly notable oversight for the fringe casting team if this was the case.... of course, perhaps I am wrong? Afterall, who is to say Observers genetics are the same as you & I.
Below - photos of the day shoot, I will have some of the evening shoot later on starring John, Josh & Anna.
As I stated in my last blog post, I caught up to Fringe quite afew times in late September.
A few days after catching them twice in a few days for ep 506, I caught them again only a few days later for 507.
On set this particular day was Anna Torv (Olivia Dunham), John Noble (Dr. Walter Bishop), Jasika Nicole (Astrid Farnsworth) & the rarely seen Blair Brown (Nina Sharp). This was the 1st time I had seen Blair Brown in over a year anywhere, and only the 2nd time EVER (the other being in 2009) that I had seen her on a Fringe set.
The scenes seem to consist of the now silver haired Nina of 2036 rolling down a dock in her scooter, the landscape is covered in Observer posters hanging from lamp posts as Astrid, Walter & Olivia notice. Olivia goes over to her & chats with her, while the other 2 stay back. A little later they did other scenes where Nina was going onto a walkway in her scooter.
After the set of scenes that the 4 of them wrapped, I was happy to be able to get autographs from three of the 4, especially Blair, who like I said, I rarely see. The only denial was from Jasika Nicole, who in the last year has gone from amazingly pleasant to cocky & borderline rude. In the span of a minute, she denied 3 different people, 2 of which were people she was meeting for the 1st time. In the last year, this has been her usual response when asked for autographs "not today", the 1 and only time I DID see her sign this year was a day where a bunch of out of town fans were at the set during a Fringe Fan event that was going on here. Every other time, in the last year, she has gone out of her way to ignore, or deny, requests. She is going to be in for a shock when the show finally ends, and her ability to land a new job doesnt happen immediately. Guess she thinks shes made it now & doesnt have to sign, which is odd, as her more experienced cast mates are all great with interacting with fans.
There hasnt been a lot of Blair this season so far, as the story has focused mostly on the teams search for Walters plan to defeat the Observers. Just like Philip Broyles, who we only recently saw finally meet up with the team, Nina has been mostly relegated to guest star status this year.
Here are the photos from this days shoot, back in September.
Fringe photos - late Sept of John Noble filming ep 506 "Through The Looking Glass and What Walter Found There" & a few Joshua Jackson & Anna Torv pics
THIS BLOG CONTAINS DESCRIPTIONS & PHOTOS FOR SCENES FILMED FOR EPISODE 506 OF FRINGE. If you do not want to read or see possible spoilers for this episode... DO NOT CONTINUE READING OR VIEWING THE PHOTOS BELOW!
Back in September I caught Fringe out & about a few times late in the month.
My 1st such finding I caught them in the gastown area filming inside a building. On set that day, I saw John Noble, Jasika Nicole, Joshua Jackson, Anna Torv & guest star Zak Santiago. Unfortunately, the only shots from this set are of the cast outside the building during breaks. At the time, I did not know what episode it was for, but finding the set 4 days later, I now know, it was for 506.
A few days later the Fringe crew was in the West End of the downtown core on Davie Street. The location happened to be just around the corner from the spot that I last season broke the news of Joshua Jackson 1st being at set.
This time, the mad scientist extraordinairre was front & centre of the scenes being shot, as I found Dr. Walter Bishop (John Noble) doing scenes where he seems to be walking thru NYC doing, who knows what.
1st scene had him walking by an area where homeless people seemed to be camping with a fire in a garbage tin going to keep them warm.
A bit later I caught another scene where Walter is walking along videotaping himself. He starts the scene off wiping off his lips after eating something (maybe a doughnut?) and then proceeds to walk along talking into the camera, as if dictating a message to someone thru a video.
These scenes were definitely for episode 506 "Through The Looking Glass and What Walter Found There".
Below are photos from both sets. The 1st batch from the latter shoot, the 2nd batch from the earlier shoot.
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.
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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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