Fringe – TV show review

Fortean TimesThe new TV show from Lost creator JJ Abrams has been touted as the next X-Files, but can Dunham and Bishop ever replace Mulder and Scully?

FBI Special Agents investigating unexplained events? So far, so X-Files. It’s inevitable that Fringe, the new TV show from Lost and Alias creator JJ Abrams, will be compared with the much-loved adventures of Mulder and Scully. But while The X-Files was rooted in the supernatural and the extraterrestrial, Fringe, as its title suggests, concerns itself with fringe science – theoretical research outside of the mainstream that throws up a fascinating range of story possibilities.

Read the full 800-word review in the December 2008 issue of Fortean Times.

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