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Old 28-04-2012, 16:18
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Well that is your opinion,

and one that most fans would disagree with.
I care not a jot that my view doesnít coincide with the hive mind even though you seem to want me to fall into line with an alleged majority POV. From what Iíve heard of S4 itís more of the same so no shock that the end is in sight. What a shame that itís going out with a whimper and not a bang.
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Old 28-04-2012, 16:30
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Apparently you do or you wouldn't be getting quite so annoyed about it.

The only problems I have with TV shows is when the quality obviously declines. Most shows can throw any storyline at me and as long as it is explainable in that world I will swallow it and keep enjoying the show.

Fringe is certainly not going out with a whimper as far as I am concerned!
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Old 28-04-2012, 17:24
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Getting cancelled now, or not getting a Season 4 in the first place would be going out with a whimper, getting a half-season run will most definitely give the series a proper 'Bang' of a send-off.

Sorry Straker, but your main problem with S3 was that it 'looked well cheapo' and Olivia's spell with Bell in her head was 'jumping the shark.' Well neither are particularly cogent arguments. Warner may have had to reduce the SFX budget to keep costs low but it's not something I (as a Fringe fan from day 1) have ever noticed coming across on screen.

That's an opinion, but this is a fact: 'Jumping the shark' is a term used to describe a show that's run out of ideas and is just doing anything to keep viewers. This is demonstrably not the case when it comes to Fringe. You may not have liked Anna Torv's performance in those episodes, but that's completely different from 'jumping the shark,'
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Old 28-04-2012, 19:18
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Re jumping the shark; the point is moot as, even before the show aired, the deliberate intention was that it would jump the shark, early, and often.
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Old 28-04-2012, 19:24
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Apparently you do or you wouldn't be getting quite so annoyed about it.

Annoyed? Because you liked it and I didnít? Why would that annoy me? I think youíre projecting there because I criticised a bad season of a show you like.


Getting cancelled now, or not getting a Season 4 in the first place would be going out with a whimper, getting a half-season run will most definitely give the series a proper 'Bang' of a send-off.
Firstly, itís been prematurely curtailed and itís final season is a short one = Whimper. And itís been on the cusp of cancellation forever so itís hardly a surprise it didnít run for ten years.

Sorry Straker, but your main problem with S3 was that it 'looked well cheapo' and Olivia's spell with Bell in her head was 'jumping the shark.' Well neither are particularly cogent arguments.
No, they were just two of the problems I had with it but the two main ones you failed to repeat (because it suited your attempt to trivialise my criticisms) were the constant back and forth between Universes and the foregrounding of what had previously been the background arc story. The whole structure of the show was inverted and for the worse.

That's an opinion, but this is a fact: 'Jumping the shark' is a term used to describe a show that's run out of ideas and is just doing anything to keep viewers. This is demonstrably not the case when it comes to Fringe. You may not have liked Anna Torv's performance in those episodes, but that's completely different from 'jumping the shark,'
The phrase directly refers to the moment in Happy Days so in terms of a parallel mine is more apt than yours as it is (like The Fonzís acrobatics) one totally incongruous thing that can be used as an example of muddle-headed thinking on the part of the writers and creators. In itís larger context it shows theyíre not thinking clearly to imagine such foolishness would sit well within the rest of the episodes where it featured (why not just process Torvís voice in post-production instead of that stupid scratchy piss-poor impersonation of Nimoy?!? It beggars belief they let that pass and go to air). Coming as it did toward the end of that season only served to underline the tediousness of what had gone before. I half expected a Rambaldi device to pop up at some point, which it essentially did.
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Old 28-04-2012, 21:06
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Great news.
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Old 29-04-2012, 10:15
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I for one, against the tide, like Anna's William Bell impression, great effort for an actress already playing two seperate roles.

Well chuffed with the renewal, another 13 episodes is nearly 10 hours more of the best TV since TSCC and there isn't a single episode in all 4 series's I would rather have not watched.
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Old 29-04-2012, 12:29
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My opinion/theory is that the 2036 scenario may yet not transpire, but will make for a rather entertaining diversion until we get reset back to something like 'our' regular universe.

Some will probably scream "Deus Ex Machina" or some crap about reset buttons but there is precedent for this in the series and would not be out of place IMHO.
It's probably like "The Day We Died" on a bigger scale. We see
a negative future and the heroes have to work out a way
for it to avoid happening.
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Old 29-04-2012, 14:13
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As soon as it was announced that Fringe would have a fifth and last season - Fringe Season 1-3 DVD dropped from £47.99 to £19.99

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fringe-Seaso...5704279&sr=1-1 although I am hanging on for Fringe Complete.
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Old 29-04-2012, 19:01
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Fair enough, Straker. I do understand your point of view . It's all cool, people .
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Old 29-04-2012, 22:58
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Lets just hope sky pick the short season 5 up, they dumped the final season of chuck.
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Old 30-04-2012, 12:52
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Just enjoy the ride, place too much expectation on the end and you'll never enjoy it.

For my part I have enjoyed the endings to BSG, Lost and Mass Effect 3.
Wow, talk about low standards



I just about didn't mind Lost. The other two...
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Old 30-04-2012, 18:09
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Lets just hope sky pick the short season 5 up, they dumped the final season of chuck.
It is more likely because they didn't officially show Chuck, as they bought the channel and then just decided to not renew the show. Where as Fringe has always been on Sky 1 and so they had decided the show from the off and therefore has a little more responsibility to this show.
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Old 30-04-2012, 18:49
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I think this is much the best news in that they have a definite end, it's much better than just renewing and not knowing if the next season will be the last.
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