Questions tagged [fringe]

For questions about "Fringe", a sci-fi drama TV series. It follows a small FBI team as they investigate crimes that involve "fringe-science" and advanced technology.

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Why did “Charlie Francis” appear in the Episode 11 of Season 2 of Fringe?

The character had been killed episodes before and appeared totally unexpectedly in the episode called Unearthed. As the Wikipedia notes: Has this ever been properly explained?
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What is the Alternate Universe's Fringe Division logo derived from?

Something seems very familiar about this logo, but for some reason I can't quite pin it down. Is there a particular organization, real-life historical or fictional, from which this insignia might ...
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Two Timelines, (Almost) Same Event, but Several Years Apart?

In Fringe's season 1, the episode The Transformation (1x13) shows how Marshall Bowman travels on VertusAir flight 718. We witness how he develops some strange symptoms, withdraws into a lavatory and ...
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Why are all observers white males?

Although we don't really see that many observers in Fringe I can't help but notice that they are all white and they are all males. Has the series ever given an explanation for this?
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Is there an in universe explanation as to why the alternate universe is more advanced than ours?

In Fringe, it's revealed that there's an alternate universe that is almost identical to ours only they are more technologically advanced. Is there an explanation as to why the alternate universe is ...
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What exactly are the 'voids' in the Fringe parallel universe?

From what I can tell the primary reason that the other parallel universe is seeking to destroy our universe is because they presume that the voids that appear there are being caused by this universe. ...
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What paradox was Walter Bishop's plan supposed to avert in the series finale of Fringe?

I understand most of Walter's plan to defeat the Observers in the season finale. I even understand why someone must go with Michael to the year 2167, in order to make sure the boy reaches and ...
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Why are there only 2 universes that are visitable?

In Fringe, there is the "Over Here" universe and the "Over there" universe that the characters interact with. Why do only these two universes exist? Dr. Bishop mentioned that there were an unlimited ...
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Do observers revert completely back to normal human form when the implanted technology is removed from their brains? (Fringe universe)

As shown in season 5, where September(Donald)'s implant is removed, he regains hair, emotions, compassion. But if the the implant makes permanent changes to the brain as is told to Peter when he ...
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Why there is a cow in Walter Bishop's Lab?

I started Fringe at season 2 and I noticed a cow in Walter Bishop's Lab. Considering the hassle of keeping a cow in a lab, notably the odour that should be awful, is there any purpose of keeping it? ...
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How could Walter send Peter the letter in the last episode?

THIS QUESTION CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR THOSE WHO HAVE NOT VIEWED THE LAST EPISODE In the last episode of Fringe, Peter finds a tape addressed to him, which was encased in amber. In this tape Walter ...
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What is the amber substance?

Is there any indication what the 'amber substance' is in Fringe, or how it is able to counteract the voids that are created? Note: This was originally part of this question, but was split out into ...
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Why did the Fringe Team's Attack via the Shipping Lane Fail?

In the episode "An Origin Story", the Fringe team attacks the future via a shipping lane, a wormhole to the future. They, apparently, successfully collapse their end of the wormhole, to no effect. The ...
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How come the Observer was unable to stop the assassin?

In August (2x08), an Observer named August is seen kidnapping a girl (Christine Hollis), and he just stands there nonchalantly as a police officer fires at him. In The Firefly (3x10), another Observer ...
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In which universe was “Letters Of Transit” (season 4 ep 19) happening?

"Letters Of Transit" (season 4 ep 19) is a really odd episode. Previous episodes were following a story arc, and suddenly we step forward 20 years in the future and discard the current story. It's ...