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Sep 27, 2009

Fringe Fumbles – 202

Fringe - 202 Night of Desirable Objects | Fumbles | Posted by Scully

#1 – Lazy Reporter:

Look closely at the newspaper clipping that Amy found at the Hughes house.  If you read it, you can see that it is just 2 or 3 paragraphs rewritten and rearranged to make a full article.  Maybe it’s just me, but if you plan to zoom in on something like that…shouldn’t you take the time to actually write something?  Don’t they realize that we are watching?  Hello out there.  Click at bottom of post for more Fringe Fumbles.

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#2 – Worst Reporter Ever!:

If you look in the top left of the newspaper, you can see the date ‘September 18, 1992′.  But on the tombstones of Eveline Hughes and the baby, the date reads ‘November 1, 1991′.  OK, so  not only can this reporter not write a proper article, but it took him/her 10 months to report the story.  Someone needs to get fired!

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#3 – Astrid Teleports?:

Just before Walter announces to Peter that he is going to urinate in 23 minutes, you can see the shadow moving as Peter is about to enter the frame.  Look at Gene in her pen…all alone.

In the very next frame, the camera shifts, Peter is now visible in the frame.  Look at Gene…look at Astrid…where in the flaming hole did she come from?

This is not a fumble, but it is worth noting that the flowers on Walter’s table are the exact same type of flower used in the Fringe Glyphs. (I believe it is a Gerber Daisy)

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#4 – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle:

Last year, I put up quite a fuss about them reusing the same shots of Harvard over and over again.  There were some extras that were in more scenes than Astrid.  I even joked about the man in the brown jacket being another Observer.  Here are some shots from last season and I swear that every one of them is from a different episode…

So imagine my disappointment this week to see the following shot of Harvard University and the man in the brown jacket…

Come on people…enough already!  I realize that they are in Vancouver now, and taking new shots would probably be costly, but it bugs the hell out of me, just the same.

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#5 – Make-up Malfunctions:

I know this is very nitpicky and I’m sure make-up is one of the hardest things to keep perfect, but I wouldn’t be doing my due diligence if I didn’t point out the many phases of forehead wounds on Olivia.  In their defense, the cheek wound and eyebrow wound stay almost perfect throughout the episode.

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If anyone else had caught a Fringe Fumble…please let me know.

2 Responses to “Fringe Fumbles – 202”

  1. Hayley

    Well spotted with that newspaper thing – your are right – these props guys should earn their money – they just try to cut corners and that must realize it won’t go by unnoticed in this day and age!

    Hayley
    xx

  2. pr3sidentspence

    You know, I work at a university and some people wear the same clothes all the time. :)