NEW SHIRT! NEW SHIRT! THE BEST SHIRT I’VE EVER MADE!!!
There is also a PRINT of this design too!
I wrote this comic right after the Fringe season 2 finale last week, but it was unfortunately preempted by a couple of LOST comics. This is really a shame because part of my job is to relate to you, gentle Fancy Bastard, what I think is worthy of your geeky time, attention and monies. And though the point of deciding between the two series is rendered moot by the completion of one of them (LOST SPOILERS: Everyone dies! No really. Everyone. You, me, everyone eventually dies), Fringe is the one scifi show above all others currently in production that I can say, “IF YOU AREN’T WATCHING IT, YOU SHOULD BE!” It is by far the most satisfying science fiction on TV.
The initial problems I had with Fringe season 1, and the beginning of season 2 is that they had an extraordinary main story arch (there is at least one parallel universe along side ours, one of them has to go for the other to survive and neither side is going down without a fight) which they tended to ignore in favor of “freak of the week” type story lines. This was less a flaw of the writing/direction of Fringe and more of a testament to how badly I personally wanted to know more about the “other side.” I realize now that they stand alone episodes probably made the show more accessible to those just jumping in at any random point in the first season.
Anyway, if you haven’t already, blow through season 1 and get to the tasty story-meats of season 2 as fast as possible. Take consideration to enjoy season one and get to know the characters, but the story doesn’t really start to unfold in a highly satisfactory way until season 2. Honestly, other than Walter (John “Denethor” Noble) most of the characters don’t really find their own identities until the second season. That said, the series is highly enjoyable and manages to do what LOST and BSG always seemed to struggle with. Which is to meld SCIENCE and FICTION in an emotionally and intellectually satisfying way without resorting to magic.
I just realized that I didn’t talk about Leonard Nimoy at all. Oh well. Fringe is great.