TVOD: Fringe Pierces the Veil

At a point when lesser shows begin to bleed away their mojo, Fringe continues to conjure up the numinous counter-reality of a dream within a dream. The move to Vancouver was the missing link here- the cold, hard, soul-dead streets of Manhattan saddled the show with a depressing glaze that inhibited its humanity. The lush haze of Vancouver and those ever-changing skies are a narrative opiate - it feels like the show is finally where it belongs. The show's dynamics are evolving as well- Fringe is less centered on Olivia in favor of the thorny father-son relationship of Walter and Peter, but everyone's acting game has been raised exponentially since season one (even Agent Farnsworth, whose character has been a bit of a cipher heretofore).

The Fringe mytharc really gets under your skin, with its interdimensional war storyline played out in consensus reality. You totally buy it, which is the acid test for any sci-fi with legendary aspirations. And the less Fringe tries to play like The X-Files, the more it feels like it. Particularly that sense of anything-can-happen and that whoa-where-the-hell-did-that-come-from vibe that the TXF's Vancouver years wielded so well. And this standalone-within-the-arc format is really something that the sci-fi soap operas should pay attention to. Well, should have, more like it- most of the them are going or gone. Advice to aspiring showrunners: never-ending serials are for soaps. And they're all dying off too.

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  1. SPOILER ALERT! When Walter was being given the Parallax Test his second answer to 'coffin and candles' was 'Peter'! Peter keeps apologizing for never visiting Walter in the boobyhatch and Walter says two times, 'quite understandable'. That's because Earth-One Peter WAS DEAD! The whole point of going to Earth-Two was to obtain a Dimensional Duplicate of Peter!! Am I the first to postulate this?

  2. That's no spoiler, Ned! That was in the previous season, the finale I think.

  3. Hey Chris.
    Just wanted to pass along this story:
    The iceberg ˆ known as B17B
    twice the size of Manhattan is drifting towards Australia,
    it is now drifting about 1,700 km from Australia's west coast.

  4. Chris,

    You mentioned Vancover BC... here is some interesting information on BC & Symbols. This will blow your mind (what left of any of our minds). Well it seems strange to me at least.

    Building 7 of the World Trade Center coincides with the Province of British Columbia. Building 7 was not hit with a airplane or missile on 911, yet it fell, … to hide the control centre where this attack was being directed from. Now, on a larger scale, the subliminal of that attack has set into motion the events that will transpire within the trance state, and will continue to cause untold misery and death. The name British and the name Columbia, both refer to the water goddess, the moon goddess, that the sins of the earth will one day be cleansed by.

    British Columbia = Britannia Columbe = the Living Water, or the Dove.

    NOTE: HECATE is an ancient Greek Moon goddess!

    HECATE STRAIT is a body of water between the Queen Charlotte Islands and the BC mainland. This is the site of the largest seismic plate Earthquake in Canadian history. (The largest crustal quake was at Forbidden Plateau on Vancouver Island). Queen Charlotte was the consort Queen of England a few centuries ago, and bore the King 14 children. This relates to the city of Ketchikan Alaska, just across from the Queen Charlotte Islands, and as also shown on previous pages, Ketchikan lines up precisely with the inverted Little Dippers NORTH STAR. The Little Dipper is the Little Bear, or Little God, … URSA MINOR, … or USSR MINOR. Alaska used to belong to RUSSIA, … or RUSS = USSR, but was sold to the USA. Russia’s nickname is the BEAR. This BEAR, the Little Dipper, pours out its water, the MILKY WAY, into the Big Dipper, the Big Bear, or URSA MAJOR, which has been shown to be the state of California.

    This all is controlled from Building 7, which coincides with British Columbia, as the Moon Goddess Hecate pours into the Georgia Strait, which literally means ROSE SEA, or RED SEA, and is the body of water in between Vancouver Island and the BC lower mainland.

    Hecate was the Protector of Entrances. Associated with Gates, Walls, Doorways, and … for some strange reason, TORCHES. She was also noted for profiting those involved in GAMES. Of course, the Olympic Games, complete with the Olympic TORCH, are coming to Vancouver on February 12, 2010, the 201st birthday of Abraham Lincoln, the Lion King. Therefore this is all hypnotic suggestion, establishing some form of illusory reality which will in turn initiate some lunatic next stage of the luciferian agenda, which will in turn move on towards the 2012 Olympics in London.

  5. And I posted this before but it goes with the above #4 commments.

    From the IlluminatiMATRIX...

    TUESDAY - November 17 – 2009 – 6.6 Mag. EQ – South Queen Charlotte Islands

    87 Days before the 2010 Olympics = 8+7=15 DEITY = 1+5=6 = SICKS
    At 7:30 am, a 6.6 mag. earthquake struck the Queen Charlotte Islands. The depth was 10 km., or 6.2 miles.

    7:30 am = 73 = 7+3 = 10 = INTENSITY
    73 coincides with 1 on the 7th clockface = 1+7 = 8 CONTROL


    17 = 1+7 = 8 = CONTROL

    17 coincides with 5 SACRIFICE on the 2nd clockface = 5+2 = 7 = COMPLETION and PERFECTION

    7+8=15 the Deity
    7+8+11=26 = 13+13 = 26 coincides with 2 on the 3rd clockface = 2+3=5 SACRIFICE

    6.6 = SICKS SICKS =
    coinciding with the Swine Flu vaccination program and the flooding of November 16, 2009 throughout much of Vancouver Island and the Pacific Northwest.

    10 kms. deep = INTENSITY – a prelude to the 2010 Olympics and the deepening trance state that is designed to establish the REAL H1N1 Flu pandemic over the next few weeks, (not the fabricated Swine Flu we’re now witnessing), in our illusory reality. All this is illusory, hypnotic suggestion, and real immunity is derived from reconnecting to reality and becoming aware of the manipulation of the Thought Process, and how it uses the CARING SYSTEMS of the world to implant the trance state.

    Magnitude 6.6 quake off Canada’s pacific coast

    Below is an article from AP just released:

    The Associated Press
    Posted: 11/17/2009 09:20:46 AM MST

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia—Seismologists say a earthquake struck off Canada’s pacific coast province of British Columbia.
    The U.S. Geological Survey said Tuesday the 6.6-magnitude quake’s epicenter is 414 miles (666 kilometers) northwest of Vancouver, British Columbia. There were no immediate reports of damage.

    666 kms. = SICKS SICKS SICKS
    Earthquake Details from USGS site with additions by author in italics.

    Tuesday, November 17, 2009 at 15:30:46 UTC
    Tuesday, November 17, 2009 at 07:30:46 AM at epicenter
    Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

    52.080°N, 131.512°W = 52 coincides with 4 on the 5th clockface
    - 131 coincides with 11 on the 11th clockface – 4+5=9
    and 11+11=22 – symbolizing 9 and 11
    - 22 coincides with 10 on the 2nd clockface

    10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program



    260 km (162 miles) SSW (199°) from Prince Rupert, BC, Canada

    319 km (198 miles) WNW (301°) from Port Hardy, BC, Canada

    339 km (211 miles) S (179°) from Metlakatla, AK

    667 km (414 miles – 666 kilometres) WNW (301°) from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

  6. Chris:

  7. Don't know if you've already mentioned this, but a couple things I noticed from Obama's speech:

    Hey spoke of the gnostic "divine spark" within all of us. He also used the Crowleyesque phrase "law of love." Love is the law, love under will!!

  8. I do enjoy Fringe although it seems too much like X-Files at times. Aside from the alternate universe storyline, we've seen most of it before. Even the characterizations are similar--at least in that everyone (except maybe Walter) is always so damn serious. Can Olivia laugh? Did Scully ever laugh? That's more rhetorical, so don't start rattling off episodes and all.

    In the end, I abandoned the X-Files because it simply became too dense, plodding and dull for me. I'm sure I missed some cool stuff, but oh well. I fear Fringe is headed in the same direction.

  9. Some interesting connects between this and the Lone Gunmen episode. I'll try giving Fringe another look, but my past feeling has been with it's nods to the X-Files, that the show plays the notes, but doesn't sound the music.

  10. I am not a fan of the "single serving" episode, I love the over arching themes which progress too slowly. I'd be interested in a Glen Gould style filming. I guess that's like Crash or Magnolia, but I want to travel the globe when I watch t.v. I've seen enough white suburbs.