Fringe Becomes A Comic Again – No Publisher Required (SPOILERS)

The following piece contains some spoilers for last night's episode of Fringe on US television. It hasn't aired yet in the UK, and some won't have seen it, so let;s have plenty of spoiler copy to save the front page.

So anyway, sci-fi drama Fringe, a cross between The X-Files and the Outer Limits, has already been turned into a comic book series from DC. But last night the show itself took a step in that direction by itself.

As the Bishops and the Bellivia gestalt were high on acid, taking a literal "trip" into Olivia's mind to rescue her suppressed personality, taking on a CG rotoscopish animated form enabled the show to create cityscape action scenes, fantasy landscapes and zeppelin trips usually beyond its budget.

Oh, and to bring back Leonard Nimoy as William Bell, even if he's not up to going in front of the cameras… here are a few earlyish screencaps from the episode in question.

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Fringe Becomes A Comic Again – No Publisher Required (SPOILERS)

Of course it's not just Olivia's world that got cartoonified…

Fringe Becomes A Comic Again – No Publisher Required (SPOILERS)

One of Broyles' better scenes…

About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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