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Fringe! And a TV question...

I'm currently hard at work on a Secret Project of (Temporary) Secretness, but I wanted to resurface for a quick note...

First, in honor of Fringe's return for the fall television season, Fringe Science: Parallel Universes, White Tulips, and Mad Scientists (2011), which includes my essay "In Search of Fringe's Literary Ancestors," is on sale for 99 cents in Kindle format through September 23. Here it is!

Cover for Fringe Science

Speaking of the fall season, which new programs do you intend to "audition"? We plan to give Revolution, Last Resort, and 666 Park Avenue a try. Each looks promising: here's hoping one or more delivers! (I've already seen the Elementary pilot, and I definitely will not be going back for seconds.)

What about you?

Walter: Hello, I'm Dr. Walter Bishop. This is test subject number six.
Peter: What happened to subjects one through five?
Walter: I believe the university settled with them out of court. They probably never had to work again. Not that they could.
- "Unearthed," Fringe


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Gray Rinehart
Sep. 15th, 2012 02:27 pm (UTC)
Hey, I found your blog! Way to be all mysterious, with the "Secret Project of (Temporary) Secretness."

I've been interested in the trailers for Revolution (which S.M. Stirling told me seems to owe something to his books), but whether I get to watch any of it remains to be seen.

Best to you and yours,
Sep. 19th, 2012 04:33 pm (UTC)
Hello there, my friend! It's great to hear from you.

Ah, the Secret Project is almost completed, and then it won't be a secret any longer! I can't wait. It's SF-tastic, I'm thrilled to say.

Hey, you aren't on Goodreads, are you?

I'd understood that Revolution was inspired by Stirling's work, which makes me hopeful. Any word on if he's happy with it?

I hope our paths cross soon, and that all's well in your neck of the woods!
Sep. 15th, 2012 03:49 pm (UTC)
Nashville, Malibu Country, and maybe Revolution.

Congrats on the new publication!
Sep. 19th, 2012 04:39 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :)

I was interested in Nashville, because I really liked Connie Britton in American Horror Story, but I suspect I'd be driven mad with scenery-watching and such. We lived in Nashville for seventeen years (through 2007). I could identify so many of the settings in the trailer, it wasn't funny. That speaks very well for the show, though; the creators obviously are going for local authenticity with the filming locations!
Sep. 15th, 2012 07:41 pm (UTC)
TODS is going to watch Revolution and Last Resort and we're both going to give Neighbors a try (I'm wondering how similar it will be to The Coneheads).

We've seen two episodes of Go On--the second one wasn't as awesome as the first, but still pretty good. I think we'll keep watching New Girl,which is like the little girl with the curl, but I giving up on Two Broke Girls.

We TiVo'd all the episodes of Once Upon a Time last year and are finally working through them. I'm kinda "meh" on the whole thing, but TODS is teaching a course on philosophy of mythology in the spring, so he wants to keep up with that (and Grimm, too, of course, which he watches regularly). He's waiting for Fringe and Walking Dead to start up again, and we're both eager for Person of Interest (for which we have to thank you for turning us on to).

And I'm hoping Castle will be better this season. Too much angst in the fluff last season, IMNSHO!

Of course we have to give Elementary a try, but I haven't heard a single good thing about it.

We're currently rewatching the complete DVD set of Barney Miller--when we're done with that, we'll try to catch up with the new Doctor Who.

[And we're totally nabbing that Fringe collection for the Kindle - thanks for the heads-up!]
Sep. 19th, 2012 04:41 pm (UTC)
Sounds like you've got some great things lined up! The new Doctor Who is fantastic. And two weeks ago, Rupert Graves guest starred (*happy sigh*), and there was a mini-Harry Potter reunion, too, with Mark Williams and David Bradley. Great fun!

Oh, and thanks! :) Hope you enjoy the collection.
Sep. 16th, 2012 02:11 am (UTC)
Okay, you got me curious, so I rented the premiere ep. I've never seen the show, etc. VERY interesting. Sort of an updated XF vibe, in a way?

Off to rent another ep. I've got aaaaalll the way to April 2013 until my main squeeze returns. *grin*
Sep. 19th, 2012 04:45 pm (UTC)
It definitely takes its cue from The X-Files, which I love about it. The first half a dozen episodes are misleading in a way, though, because almost immediately the show shifts away from the mere "monster of the week" formula and follows a long and complex arc (again, not unlike The X-Files, although it's in a very different direction - still strongly SF).

LOL! You can be caught up with all the seasons by April 2013!

Hope you enjoy!
Abbie [wordpress.com]
Sep. 16th, 2012 04:27 am (UTC)
Secrets, secrets are no fun; secrets, secrets hurt someone! :P

I'm not planning on following any new TV shows (I've just been discovering a few that are on their 3rd or 4th season), but let me know if Revolution is good, decent, or ridiculous. That's the only new one I'm aware of because of all the ads they showed during the Olympics.
Sep. 19th, 2012 04:49 pm (UTC)
ROFLOL! No hurting, I hope! I'm just waiting for things to be official. I may be able to talk about it as early as next week. I'm ridiculously tickled about it.

I'll let you know about Revolution! It's based on some of S.M. Stirling's work, so I'm optimistic.
Sep. 16th, 2012 04:43 pm (UTC)
I'll be happy when Fringe starts up again! Your post reminded me to set the DVR - thanks!
Sep. 19th, 2012 04:49 pm (UTC)
Yay! Not long now!
Sep. 23rd, 2012 12:11 am (UTC)
I'm planning to give Elementary a couple of episodes to break in, but I wasn't at all impressed by the pilot.
Sep. 24th, 2012 11:22 pm (UTC)
I plan on trying out Revolution and seeing how it is and I will look into Elementary.

I am glad Fringe is returning.
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