FOX’s First Friday ‘Fringe’ Episode Titled ‘Firefly’ (Get It?)

J.J. Abrams has a good sense of humor despite the news that FOX has moved the Bad Robot-produced Fringe television show from Thursdays to a new Friday-night death slot.

Since the show is already rumored to be in danger of getting canceled, this kind of move could either be really good (lower expectations for ratings) or really bad depending on how many fans migrate over.

The first Fringe episode to air on its new Friday time slot is titled “Firefly” — also the name of Joss Whedon’s short-lived FOX sci-fi series that held that very same time slot.

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Cyber Monday Lightning Deals: Back To The Future, Star Wars: The Clone Wars
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Every day, Amazon offers up “Lightning Deals,” limited quantities of various products for a discounted price for a 4-hour window of time. You have to be on the lookout for these deals and once the item runs out within that four hours, the sale is over. Meaning, if you see something on sale that you want, buy it immediately before it’s gone.

Today being Cyber Monday, Amazon has a load of Lightning Deals coming up today for Movies & TV on DVD and Blu-ray. See list of today’s deals here below, along with more information on how these special deals work.

There’s also TONS of extremely low prices and great deals on DVDs and Blu-rays right now, so visit the CYBER MONDAY DEALS page to see the wide selection, like the Lord Of The Rings DVDs for $3.99 each and Blu-rays for $7.99 each; Harry Potter DVDs for $5.99 each and Blu-rays for $10 each; and much, much more!

Also, Amazon’s Blu-ray box set deal of the week is the Firefly: The Complete Series Blu-ray Edition for only $25 (that’s 72% off the list price of $89.99). This deal is valid only for this week through December 4, 2010.

The Video On Demand deal of the day is Mickey’s Twice Upon A Christmas for only 99 cents for a 48-hour rental. Deal is good for today only.


4:40 a.m. – 8:40 a.m. PST

Dollhouse: Season One
Blu-ray – $9.99

Home Alone Collection
Blu-ray – $14.99

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Geek Peek: Leonard Nimoy In ‘Fringe’
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EW has a sneak peek of the one and only Leonard Nimoy in his guest-starring role on the season finale of Fringe, the series created by Star Trek director JJ Abrams.

In the season finale, which will air on Fox on May 12, 2009, Nimoy will appear as William Bell, the mysterious founder of Massive Dynamic. He’ll also come back to the show next season for at least two episodes.

Nimoy spoke about his Fringe character in an interview with EW:

What’s going to be explored is the story of his relationship with [former lab partner Walter Bishop], what he wants with [special agent Olivia Dunham], what he is intending to do with all this money and power that he has, what are his idiosyncrasies. I think we managed to get some interesting touches into the brief scene with Anna [Torv, who plays Olivia].
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Leonard Nimoy Likes J.J. Abrams; Joins ‘Fringe’
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Entertainment Weekly has revealed that god of geekdom Leonard Nimoy will be joining the cast of the J.J. Abrams sci-fi show, Fringe. Nimoy worked with Abrams very recently, reprising his role as Spock in the newest version of Star Trek set to hit theaters on May 8, 2009.

Mr. Nimoy will be playing the role of William Bell, the former lab partner of Walter Bishop who would go on to become the founder of Massive Dynamic and become a multi-millionaire. Fans of the series will recognize the name as one that has been referred to on the show many times, but has yet to be introduced. The character will look to make his debut in next month’s season finale, which will begin a storyline set for the following season.

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Doom Deliveries: Classified ‘Fringe’ Materials
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The Fall television series is finally upon is, so for the last two or so weeks, I’ve been getting loads of preview material for upcoming shows.

I’ll admit, while I love television I have a major commitment problem. I’ll DVR some stuff, then never get around to watching it; then when it comes on DVD, I’ll feel like it’s too much pressure to bang out a whole season at once. I’m working on these issues, but in the meantime, each season I will try to catch a new series right from the beginning and then watch it in “real time” — this happened for me with NBC’s The Office, SCI FI’s Battlestar Galactica, and NBC’s Heroes. For the 2008 Fall season, the new Fox series Fringe, created by JJ Abrams, is definitely my “real time” show of this season.

I didn’t know too much about Fringe until the other day when a large box and poster tube arrived from Fox’s publicity department. In it were Fringe promo items — lenticular notepad, backpack, t-shirt, poster, and the limited edition 2008 Comic Con comic book — and an envelope from the FBI marked “CONFIDENTIAL.”

Time to get viral! (Photos at right and here below.)

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