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05 February 2010 @ 08:02 pm

It was something my fellow classmates had a hard time grasping in chemistry, the idea that each side of the equation must be equal or something would go terribly wrong. For Fringe, this balance exists between two universes, and when Newton – the newly re-headed bad guy – attempts to open a doorway to the other universe, the results are disastrous.

The doorway, it seems, allowed a building – and all of its occupants – to travel into our dimension, fusing with the building – and all of its occupants – already in existence in a mishmash of parts and personalities. Through the memory of an old experiment, Walter realizes that he already knows what is going to occur: Something from our universe must travel into the other to re-establish the balance that was thrown off by Newton's experiment.


25 November 2009 @ 08:53 pm

There's an odd trend in fandom that I've had the displeasure of observing that has to be explained before talking about the current season of The Office.

1. During the first season of a show, it can do no wrong and fandom overflows with love and creativity.

2. During the second season a show makes tweaks. Fans begin to question what they saw in the show in the first season. Their creativity is no longer a celebration of what they're watching, but an expression of what they wish they were watching.

3. At some point shortly afterward, fandom sours. Because we all know the guys running the show should totally be following what every single member of fandom wants, even if it makes no sense.

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23 November 2009 @ 07:41 pm

It's no secret that J. J. Abrams, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are fans of anything having to do with time. Abrams is the mastermind behind the hit ABC series, Lost, that has spent the last five seasons zipping through time via flashbacks and flash forwards before introducing actual time travel – and all signs point to more time travel and even imaginary timelines (or alternate realities) in the final season starting February 2010.

With Kurtzman and Orci, the trio's new Star Trek movie this past summer literally re-created the franchise utilizing an alternate reality from which they catapulted the rebirth. They've re-launched an old science fiction staple and done with it something rarely seen – turned it into a mainstream commodity. That people are talking of time travel and time jumps within their favorite series not as some clichéd way around problems, but as a curious and interesting way to push forward through the boundaries of storytelling is not only an exemplary achievement, it's exciting.


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18 September 2009 @ 07:42 pm

Any fan of JJ Abrams can tell you that he has a penchant for creating female leads struggling between two worlds. With 'Felicity' there was Felicity's conflict between becoming the doctor her father expected her to be, and becoming the artist her heart wanted to be.

In 'Alias' there was Sydney's battle between remaining a secret government agent to make the world a better place and becoming a regular woman, wife and mother, to live the life she'd always dreamt of.

On 'Lost' there is Kate's choice between playing into the bad girl fugitive lifestyle she thinks she deserves and being the good and happy family woman she desires to be.

With 'Fringe' there is literally a female lead struggling between two worlds.

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07 September 2009 @ 04:13 pm
(written by staffers Scarlett & Selina)

Hello fellow Supernatural fans! *crickets chirp* Just us then? Well at least there's two of us! The 5th and Final season is looming very close and so we (Scarlett and Selina) decided to join forces to bring you the ultimate HOPES AND FEARS roundup post! Because there is so much to say, we've divided our points into five categories, and we'll address them individually below.

04 September 2009 @ 11:20 am
(originally posted by staff writer Jen)

I know what you’re thinking. Sour taste in the same sentence as UST, a Bones picture... what?! Because really, UST is the most powerful ‘shipping force on TV and when written and acted well, it can be absolute perfection and help hold a show up for years. Trust me, I get it; I believe the hype and my stomach gets all fluttery and I can write an entire post about that time when my ‘ship shared that meaningful glance. Hell, I ‘ship from cast photos before a pilot has even aired (thank you, Stargate Atlantis).

However, for a moment, step with me into madness and try subscribing for a brief moment to what I call the RST Scenario. Yes, Resolved Sexual Tension is a real thing, and I know almost every writer and actor (and fan) will tell you that putting the ‘ship together means death. But honestly. HONESTLY. That has to be my single, biggest grievance with TV ‘ship today.

First, let’s discuss how a UST can die all on its own.

04 September 2009 @ 01:34 am
(originally posted by staff writer Lucid)

I was brought on board sometime last year toward the middle/end of the season to write on my thoughts in relation to House/Cuddy and managed to pump out two blogs before the end of the year and that finale. I italicized “that” because at the time, I had a little bit of contempt for David Shore and Company that night in May. But now that some time has elapsed and a little under a month is left until the Season 6 premier, I believe it was high time to write something.

I started out this piece with the full intention of addressing spoilers and making a few predictions on the season. Due to some highly controversial stuff floating around in the fandom with regards to the premier, I decided to deviate from my original thought and pose a question to all of you.

02 September 2009 @ 05:13 pm

If you don't like spoilers, walk away right now. If you don't want your entire outlook on the future of Grey's Anatomy darkened and ultimately destroyed, run as fast you can - maybe ignorance really is bliss.

Still here? Okay, then.

Y'all, I have no idea what is wrong with Shonda Rhimes, or ABC Network for that matter. Is it pure greed? Of course it is. Because you can't possibly tell me there is any other reason for the ridiculous news we got today.

E!Online has just reported, buried within an article about Katherine Heigl's leave of absence to make a movie, that Seattle Grace will soon merge with rival hospital Mercy West - thus bringing on tons of new characters from said other hospital and mixing them in with the doctors we already know and love. As if we really need any more newbies, right?

But that's not even the main issue here. This is:

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28 August 2009 @ 01:03 pm
Okay kids, we don't like to gloat about being right, but the time has come yet again.

(Wait, what? We don't like to gloat about being right? That's kind of the entire reason we created this blog in the first place.)

We'll get into how I am the queen of predictions (for today, at least) in just a minute. First, let's do a run-down of just how many times this specific "maybe-spoiler" has backfired in my face without my ever really giving up on it:

Last season, Jesse Spencer was on the red carpet - I think it was the People's Choice Awards, I can't honestly remember - and was asked if there were any plans to give Chase a juicy storyline in the near future. He stated that he didn't know any details because it probably wasn't happening until near the end of the season, but that the producers had promised him a story was in the works and that it involved - here's the keyword - euthanasia. I pushed it to the back of my mind, almost entirely expecting that it was another misleading "foiler" from the lips of that gorgeous man, but later in the season it all started making perfect sense again.

I predicted it as part of his end-of-season arc here, here, and here. Numerous times! Obviously, I was repeatedly proven wrong. I haven't been able to let it go, though, because it's just such a perfect plot for him. Especially since he's always claimed nonchalance about euthanasia and, oh yeah, was in a committed relationship (now marriage) with a woman who performed euthanasia in secret several years ago - which I doubt she's ever told him about. It's too delicious, okay? And I've always felt like it was far too good to simply be something Jesse Spencer made up as a joke. So every time it's felt fitting for an episode/arc involving Chase, I've predicted it there.

Turns out I was wrong, but not really. Therein lies the brilliance.

Today's news from Ausiello TV - and all the goings on about how much I pwned this plot - can be found after the cut:

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24 August 2009 @ 01:09 am
(This entry was written by our long-lost staffer, Jen, back in action and ready to dive back into the game! We've missed Jen, we love Jen, and we think you should, too!)


Maybe you heard of the show; it carried itself through its 13 episode freshman season quietly, had a wee bit of help here and there from the FOX promotions department, and tried its best to make up for its mid-season start as a show that suddenly seemed a little like a copycat, and was thoroughly trounced in numbers by The Mentalist anyway.

But it you’ve been keeping an eye on the TV (and really, why wouldn’t you? Have you seen all the delicious pre-season commercials that have started?), you may have noticed that FOX is making more of an effort to support this little show and give it the attention it rightfully deserves. So if you’ve toyed with the idea of catching up or just adding it to the TiVo list this season, or if you’re already a Liar at heart (okay, I tried. Prepare to see Lie To Me Fan written out a lot), here’s what you need to know:

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