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Imagine the Possibilities

3 Feb 2009, 07:23 UTC
Imagine the Possibilities
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A few weeks ago, I was chatting with one of the writers on the new TV series, Fringe, about what it was like working on a show known for taking wild and wacky flights of fancy when it comes to...A few weeks ago, I was chatting with one of the writers on the new TV series, Fringe, about what it was like working on a show known for taking wild and wacky flights of fancy when it comes to near-future science and technological inventions. Apparently it's never a dull moment, because they never know what to expect from week to week. Quoth the writer: "The showrunner comes in and says, 'I need exploding heads! How can we make that happen?' And we have to figure out a plausible explanation." It's easier said than done, to be sure, but I assured him he has one of the coolest jobs on TV. And he agreed. C'mon -- exploding heads!If you saw the episode that aired a couple of weeks ago, you have some inkling of the explanation they eventually came up with. (If you didn't, I'm certainly not going to spoil it for you.) But honestly, they could have just showed the ...

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