With Fringe, Nothing is Impossible
By: Linda Poon
Not all good things have to come to an end.
FOX may be wrapping up the final season of Fringe within the next few months, but that doesn’t mean it’s all over for the avid fans of strange mutants, alternate universes and—everyone’s favorite—Walter Bishop’s questionable experiments. Starting Nov. 20 at 8 p.m., the phenomena behind one of TV’s most popular sci-fi dramas will get a reboot as Fringe is reborn on the Science Channel.
All the excitement surrounding the series’ bizarre take on forensic science gets us talking once again about the kind of science that doesn’t fit neatly under the conventional definition. But before you dismiss theories like time traveling, dream sharing and telekinesis as only existing in the realm of sci-fi, take another look at them. As bizarre as fringe science may seem, it may not be completely out of this world, especially given how advanced technology has become.
If you go behind the scenes with us on our new short-form series Science of Fringe, which will air along with the show, you'll see that theories like reanimation aren't completely unrealistic. While bringing back the dead may just be one of Dr. Bishop’s more ambitious experiments, he’s not the only "mad" scientist out there who’s done research on it and thinks that it may be closer to reality than we think.
Still not buying it?
Take, for example, one of Fringe’s biggest themes—parallel universes, or better yet, traveling between the parallel universes. At some point in the future, universe-hopping may not only be something that Walternate does to bring back his son. For those who challenge the existence of an alternate universe, hear it from the renowned Dr. Michio Kaku, who will be lending his expertise on the Science of Fringe, as he explains the physics behind such a seemingly unthinkable feat.
As they say in the science community, nothing is impossible.