Fringe Renewed In Time for Leonard Nimoy's Birthday
Fringe Renewed for 4th Season
Fringe will get a fourth season, defying the curse of the Friday Night Death Slot. Isn't it wonderful? Now you won't have to go to the alternate universe to watch Fringe, which is convenient, since you don't have a ShowMe.
Fans can look forward to more Olivia Dunham (and her alternates, Bolivia and Bellivia), as well as more awesome interplay between Walter Bishop and Astrid Farnsworth. More of Phillip Broyles' inhumanly awesome ties and general coolness. More of Peter Bishop moping. More fantastic guest stars.
And, of coures, more random pseudoscience that falls apart under even the slightest scrutiny.
Fox confirmed Fringe's renewal on the Fringe Facebook page. Here's a link to Fringepedia, which enjoys almost as much geeky input as Lostpedia, based on another JJ Abrams creation. For those that have never seen it, Fringe is like a meaner, darker X-Files, except without the sceptics.
Leonard Nimoy's Birthday
Leonard Nimoy, who played probably-mad scientist William Bell on Fringe's first two seasons, turns 80 on March 26. Bell, Walter Bishop's best friend and founder of Massive Dynamic*, was (and is) a major force in both Fringe universes. While William Bell ostensibly died at the end of Season Two, he seems to live on in Agent Dunham's body; Anna Torv's impersonation of Leonard Nimoy is hilarious and creepy.
Born in 1931, Leonard Nimoy is synonymous with Mr. Spock, the Star Trek character that launched a thousand live-long-and-prosper hand signals. Nimoy has retired from acting, or so he says, which means that Zachary Quinto (young Spock in the Star Trek reboot) will be the Spock with whom a new generation of fans will grow up.
(* You have to say "Massive Dynamic" in the Broyles voice for maximum effect)