Actually, live about a week ago, but I wanted to see what kind of traffic having 2 episodes up would generate before I put a link to it up here. So, now that things have reached more of a steady state, let’s see if I can generate another traffic spike by telling everyone to go download Episode 2 now!
This one involved some of what I consider to be clever writing. It also includes a flashback. Sue me.
Notice the subtle variations of the cover art… I’m so awesome at graphic design.
(Or, the technologist in me wonders, can Android and Sprint save Fringe?)
The answer, were I to answer the question, is of course: Yes. But then, if I were answering this particular question, I wouldn’t actually be asking this particular question, because the question of Fringe being canceled would not even exist. But the real answer? Well, despite the Friday Night Death Knell, I’ve noted a few little plugs (okay, maybe they’re more like hair plugs that you can’t really help but notice and just overlook because you know you’re not supposed to notice) in some recent episodes of Fringe.
(Thanks for the Qik Pix)
Obviously I hope that these little bits ‘o sponsorship from Sprint are bringing in enough money to continue production of Fringe, but the realist in me knows that it’s probably not. Fringe doesn’t strike me as a “cheap” show to make (what with all the special effects and large supporting cast). You would think at this point that JJ Abrams could pretty much do whatever he wants, but even a man with his record is constrained by the limits of the industry.
I would try to get involved in some sort of Save Fringe campaign (I’m sure there’s already at least one), but I’m not sure that’s ever actually worked (at least not for two of the best shows ever: Firefly and Arrested Development), so I’m going to devote my time instead to just
blogging about lamenting it I guess.
This is pretty cool. (Probably want to click through, since I’m sure it looks better at a larger size)
I just saw today that Fringe has been moved to Fridays when it returns from the holiday break. Sound the Death Knell.
Usually I watch Fringe on Hulu, so I don’t really know what day it’s on, but I happen to know that FOX also had Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles and Dollhouse on Fridays, and both of those were cut off after their second season just when they were starting to find their groove. I’d say that Fringe also found it’s groove in the second season, and while it was allowed to continue into a third, the ratings on Wikipedia indicate its only got half as many viewers this season as it did in the first season. I’m afraid in the land of non-pay TV, that means it’s dunzo. Unfortunately for me, TV By The Numbers agrees that TV shows on Fridays are more like to be canceled (and they give Fringe two frowny faces with respect to being canceled).
I guess on the bright side, it means I’ll have an extra 45 minutes of writing time per week.