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Aug 11, 2011

Subject: Fringe - Pilot (1x01)

Observers: John Pavlich, Annie Burnaman

Record Date: August 05, 2011, 09:42 PM

Plot Summary: FBI Special Agent, Olivia Dunham (Anna Torv) enlists the help of a mentally unstable but brilliant scientist, Dr. Walter Bishop (John Noble) and his estranged son, Peter (Joshua Jackson) to investigate a series of strange and dangerous "experiments" that fall under the category of "fringe science".

Note: During the recording of this commentary, both Annie and myself were fighting a record-setting heatwave, courtesy of the Texas weather. You may hear the intrusion of fans and central air. Directed by Alex Graves and written by J.J. Abrams & Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci, Annie and I explore the form and function of Fringe's pilot episode. We discuss the cast, the beginnings of a mythology and the engaging aspects of the dramatic narrative and the progression of the action. Remember to listen for the preemptive countdown before starting the episode on your DVD.