What are the rules of time travel in the J.J. Abrams Universe?

This week, we return to the Star Trek universe that J.J. Abrams rebooted using time travel. And meanwhile, Abrams is adapting Stephen King's book 11/22/63. So it's a great time to ask: How does time travel work in the Abrams-verse? If you're in a J.J. Abrams story and you build a time machine, what should you expect… » 5/14/13 11:20am 5/14/13 11:20am

New Trailer for Almost Human, the Robot Cop Show from the Fringe Guys

We don't just miss Fringe because of its insane worldbuilding and over-the-top science fictional ideas — we also miss the characters and their quirky, intense relationships. And the good news? Almost Human, from Fringe's J.J. Abrams and J.H. Wyman, looks like it has that in spades. » 5/13/13 7:05pm 5/13/13 7:05pm

New sci-fi TV series feature teen aliens, android cops and Alfonso…

Big sci-fi TV news: Alfonso Cuarón's Believe, J.J. Abrams' new Fringe-esque cop drama and two other new sexy science fiction series have been given the greenlight. From high concept to teen drama, there are four new TV series steeped in sci-fi that could be airing in your homes next year. Here's a run down on what we… » 1/28/13 9:10am 1/28/13 9:10am

So now we know what Fringe was really about, all this time

The producers of Fringe promised a couple years ago that there was a meaning to the show that they hadn't fully shared with us, which we would understand when we saw the final episode. And after last night's final showdown with the Observers, that meaning seems pretty clear: Fringe was a show about fatherhood, and the… » 1/19/13 3:00pm 1/19/13 3:00pm

Fringe has a whole new lease on life

The most recent season of Fringe was polarizing, to say the least — the whole storyline where Peter Bishop was erased from time often felt like a long shaggy-dog story, aimed at throwing one last obstacle in the path of Peter and Olivia's true love. But the good news is, Fringe is back a week from today, and it's the… » 9/21/12 3:35pm 9/21/12 3:35pm

A New Android Cop Show, From the Makers of Fringe

Could there be dueling police dramas about robots a year from now? Just a few weeks ago, NBC picked up a show about cops and robots from Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles' Josh Friedman. And now, Fox has ordered a pilot for a show about android cops from J.J. Abrams and J.H. Wyman, one of two showrunners on … » 9/06/12 1:20pm 9/06/12 1:20pm

Fringe Season Four: A Decent Jumping-on Point for New Viewers

It's finally coming back! Fringe, the show that started as a bland X-Files clone and became a quirkily brilliant epic about interdimensional war, is finally on its way back to your television screens on Friday. » 9/21/11 3:22pm 9/21/11 3:22pm

What to Expect From Fringe Season 4: "The show has a meaning that we…

Fringe returns for a miraculous fourth season next month, and we'll finally get to discover just what kind of world(s) our characters are living in now. » 8/09/11 1:00pm 8/09/11 1:00pm

Fringe finally sums up the central paradox of Walter Bishop, the gentle…

In another universe, much like our own, last night's episode of Fringe probably served as the series finale, given how close the show came to cancellation. And in many ways, this would have been a fitting end to the series. » 5/07/11 7:00am 5/07/11 7:00am

Fringe gives us a series of Earth(s)-shattering decisions!

Wow. Fringe's war between universes turned bloody last night. Both Walters decided to make some major sacrifices, and both Olivias faced some tough choices. Fringe is once again an epic drama. Spoilers ahead... » 4/23/11 7:00am 4/23/11 7:00am

Fringe gives us the mother of all creep-outs

Now that Fringe is miraculously renewed for a fourth phenomenal season, the show is back to blowing our minds. I counted four clever misdirections in last night's episode. » 3/26/11 7:00am 3/26/11 7:00am

Anna Torv's greatest acting challenge yet, on last Friday's Fringe

Here's the scene where Anna Torv really proves what a versatile actor she is — first she registers a ton of different emotions as Peter shows her his secret. And then she turns into a whole new person. » 3/14/11 3:55pm 3/14/11 3:55pm

Walter Bishop's Day Care Center of Horrors

Last night's Fringe episode may have pulled off something that's never been done before: a lengthy flashback about events that nobody remembers. We weren't delving into the memories of any particular character, because they've all blotted it from their minds. » 2/26/11 7:00am 2/26/11 7:00am

Fringe gives us the most important love triangle in two universes

Fringe doesn't do anything normally, so it makes sense that television's best freak show would do love triangles in a skewed, horrifying fashion. Last night, we learned a lot more about the show's central romantic dilemma... and it all spelled more heartache for Olivia Dunham. » 2/05/11 7:00am 2/05/11 7:00am

Walter's challenges are just beginning, judging from tomorrow's Fringe…

We've seen tomorrow night's all-new episode of Fringe, and we're happy to say the show's continuing its winning streak. John Noble is still bringing the finest comic timing and raw pain to television, and Anna Torv's never been better. » 1/20/11 2:08pm 1/20/11 2:08pm

Betrayals, standoffs and bonesaws: Watch the "movie" trailer for…

It all comes to a head in Thursday's new episode of Fringe. Watch the episode's exciting fake-movie trailer — approved for audiences in both universes — below. This is going to be intense. » 11/30/10 3:20pm 11/30/10 3:20pm

Lance Reddick hints he'll play an even bigger role in Fringe season…

We just barely started getting to know the second Broyles, from Fringe's alternate universe, but Lance Reddick hints we'll be seeing a lot more of him. And both Broyleses could be playing a major role this season. Spoilers ahead... » 8/04/10 5:04pm 8/04/10 5:04pm