I’ve been avoiding this for as long as possible. It is bittersweet to be announcing the final Twitter event for Fringe.
So much happened here.
You guys seriously rock. It feels like saying goodbye to treasured comrades after the war is over. Oh sure, there will be reunions and other things to celebrate, but it will never be the same as living through these times as a fan. Our lives will go on and more serious battles will need to be overcome. My challenge to all of you, and my dearest wish, is for everyone to take what we have learned and experienced and use it to do something.
Beautiful. Bold. Amazing. Breathtaking. Creative.
Even if you make life better for one other person, you mean something; you have impact. No one is “insignificant.”
Fringe has shown that superpowers do-not-a-hero-make. Having God-like powers was often a detriment. Ordinary people had the capability to save the world. Their decisions changed destinies.
Simon Foster essentially traded his life for that of Peter Bishop.
A hero died today, sacrificing himself in order to get the Fringe Team resources they need to save our world. Edwin Massey, the Recorder of History, made history. – River Massey, The Recordist
My mother assured him that she would keep a magnet packed up and ready for when he came back for it. Before she died, she made me promise to keep the candle burning. And I did. It wasn’t always easy. At times, we were destitute. There were people who wanted to sell the magnet and the truck. They lost hope. But my mother never did. And neither did I. – Simone, “The Human Kind”
These people made a difference. And so have you.
There were times that I questioned, “Was all of this worth it? Did we really make a difference?” Then I woke up to this on Sunday:
This was all very much a surprise to all of us. We honestly had no clue. From the very bottom of my soul, thank you all for the sentiments expressed here. The sharing of love is the greatest legacy of the fandom.
Thank you Kristin for all of your hard work in making this. It will never be forgotten.
Here’s something for you all:
We’re checking into a run of Fringe coins like the ones produced for the Ambergrams, but of a slightly different design. Details will be posted when finalized.
Fringe and these Twitter campaigns have been so much about HOPE. It keeps raining and raining in life, threatening to drown out all semblance that things are going to get better, no matter how hard we try. Things are so rough for so many people right now, and it makes it immensely difficult to keep any joy in perspective.
Olivia gives her alternate a simple bit of encouragement in Worlds Apart that we thought really got down to the best way to tell Fringe goodbye. The inhabitants of the red-verse had not seen a rainbow for over twenty years because their world was so damaged. Olivia wanted her counterpart to know that things can get better.
Keep looking up. After it rains. Keep looking up.
When life gets you down, and you feel like all hope is gone, remember Fringe, remember what we did together, and…
* Thanks for the suggestion
@eskimoguitarist @ajblois @SurunTunne @shaylie_brown *
You all know the Twitter protocol by now. But there is a HUGE difference to take note of:
On January 18th, Liberty will air at 8 PM EST
This means we will be having our Twitter event ONE HOUR EARLIER, at 7 PM EST.
FOX will be displaying a special hashtag for An Enemy of Fate which airs at 9 PM EST. We do not know what it will be – It is a surprise 🙂
The finale will be simulcast in the UK at 1.10am on Saturday the 19th on Sky One.
From the first trend to the last, this whole experience has been amazing.
We asked for hashtag suggestions for “Liberty” and received a lot of responses.
Marisa Roffman at Give Me Your Remote asked the Fringe cast what they thought the cultural impact of the show would be. For the most part, most felt they could not comment. After all, they had been living the show and really haven’t had a chance to step back and think about it outside of playing these characters for so long. Jasika Nicole mentioned the impact of the Twitter events. 😀 Blair Brown discussed something that I personally feel strongly about: Fringe brought intellectual discussion to the forefront, something that is sorely missing in much of the entertainment world…
This show literally changed lives for the better, and we will never forget them.
I think I shall miss you all… more than I imagined.
See you somewhere over the rainbow.
Fringe will live on in other media. Check out September’s Notebook.
There will also be a series of three Fringe prequel novels coming this summer, considered official canon by Bad Robot.