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Hmmm . . . A stylish Fox series about two young, attractive people—one male and one female—investigating paranormal mysteries, all somehow linked to a vast conspiracy . . . anyone sensing a “pattern” here? We speak not of The X-Files but of Fringe, a beguiling “jumble of horror, thriller and comedy that is not afraid to reference SpongeBob and Altered States in practically the same scene,” per Mary McNamara of the Los Angeles Times. Aussie lass Anna Torv starring as FBI agent Olivia Dunham; Dawson’s Creek alum Joshua Jackson as her wisecracking partner Peter Bishop; and John Noble—Denethor in Lord of the Rings—as Peter’s dad Walter, a literally mad scientist sprung from an asylum to help with the investigations. TV wunderkind J.J. Abrams (Lost, Alias, Felcity), created, along with Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, his teammates on the upcoming Star Trek film.
Fringe at the Los Angeles Fall Preview Parties
Photos—(cast): Michael Lavine/Fox; (episodic): Ben Mark Holzberg/Fox