The official release date has been announced by Warner Home Video as September 8, 2009. You can pre-order your DVD boxset by clicking on the Amazon ad on the right hand side of the screen, underneath the poll box or the Amazon widget underneath the Archives box.
Featuring a collectible lenticular slipcase, and packed with nearly 6 hours of special features, including featurettes, production diaries, producer and writer commentaries, deleted scenes, gag reel, Blu-Ray exclusive content and much more, this is one release that fans definitely won’t want to miss this fall. . DVD Special Features Include: .
- Evolution: The Genesis of Fringe featurette – The creators of the show discuss how the series unfolded and the qualities that make it so unique .
- Behind the Real Science of Fringe featurette – From teleportation to re-animation, Fringe incorporates recent discoveries in science. Consulting experts and scientists who are the authorities in their field address the areas of science which are the inspiration for the show. .
Every week Fox released a “Scenemaker” video. It takes a look behind the camera and talks with cast and crew. Here is a roundup of those videos for “Fringe” – Season 1. I was unable to find a few of them. If anyone knows a link for the missing ones (that will play in Canada), please let me know.
The noetworks have all released their fall schedule, and I am very concerned. First of all, I will apparently no longer be available to make myself available work on Thursday nights, and second of all, someone is going to lose this contest, and I’m not sure who to vote for. Here is the lineup for Thursday night.
8:00 – 9:00 p.m.
ABC *Flash Forward
NBC *SNL Weekend Update Thursday / Parks and Recreation
CW *The Vampire Diaries . 9:00 – 10:00 p.m.
ABC Grey’s Anatomy
NBC The Office / *Community (moves to 8 p.m. after SNL run) / 30 Rock (after Community moves)
CW Supernatural . 10:00 – 11:00 p.m.
ABC Private Practice
CBS The Mentalist
Fox Local Programming
NBC *The Jay Leno Show
CW Local Programming
The 8:00pm timeslot doesn’t concern me…it’s ‘Bones’ all the way. The 10:00pm timeslot is a little annoying, because I enjoy both ‘Private Practice’ and ‘The Mentalist’. But the 9:00pm timeslot is very perplexing…’Grey’s Anatomy’, ‘CSI’, ‘Fringe’ and ‘Supernatural’ are all on at the same time!
Don’t these execs realize that they have a whole entire week to work with! Do they have to put all the best shows on at the exact same time on the exact same night? They might as well move ‘Criminal Minds’ from Wednesday into the NBC slot, where ‘The Office’ is now, and it will be official…I will only need to turn my television on one night a week! Even if I record three of the other shows, I either have to stay up until 1 o’clock in the morning to watch them all, or I don’t get to watch them until I have some free time on the weekend. How is that fair?
My biggest concern is the CBS lineup…it’s unbeatable as far as the ratings go. Supernatural doesn’t stand a chance against these big hitters, and although ‘Fringe’ has a dedicated fanbase, will they be able to keep up? Let’s just hope one or two of the networks cave in and send their show to a night with less competition, before anything gets cancelled! I guess, until then, I have to bow out from everything other than ‘Fringe’.
O.K. everyone, it’s almost time to start our “Fringe” marathon.
Monday, June 1, 2009, I will be starting with “Looking back at 101 – Pilot”.
I will be continuing the marathon with one “Looking back” post about every five days right up to a few days before the new season starts, so brush the dust off of your TV and start rewatching your episodes.