So, I obtained this 90 minute pilot episode for the new show by the co-creator of LOST, here’s a synopsis:
Fringe is the fourth TV Series co-created by J. J. Abrams (Felicity, Alias, Lost) and also his fourth collaboration with co-creators Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman (Alias, Mission Impossible III, Star Trek). It is produced by Warner Bros./Bad Robot, and deals with a research scientist named Walter Bishop (who Orci describes as “Frankenstein mixed with Albert Einstein”), his son, and a female FBI agent who brings them back together. The show is being described as a cross between The X-Files, Altered States and The Twilight Zone. Like Abrams’ previous TV shows, it will have an overarching mythology. A two-hour, $10,000,000 pilot is being produced, where Walter is in a mental hospital. Jeff Pinkner will serve as executive producer/showrunner. The Fringe series premiere is scheduled for August 26, 2008 at 8:00 p.m. ET.
I liked it, but it’s no X-Files/LOST. Fans of massive (pun intended, you’ll get it when you see the show) conspiracies will love it, fans of gore and horror and pseudo science will like it, fans of procedural crime shows will hate it (you have enough shows already, so go watch CSI: The moon re-runs or something).