"Fringe" has taken so many twists and turns over four years, it's anybody's guess how the series will end for good this season. One thing's for sure: we'll glimpse more of the future.
"Last season, we got a taste of what to expect," "Fringe" star Anna Torv told CNN Geek Out. "2036, here we come!"
We briefly met Peter and Olivia's grown-up child in 2036. What did Aussie Torv think of her TV daughter?
“She’s really sweet. And she’s Australian, so that totally works."
Of course, it's bittersweet when any show is coming to an end, and it becomes all the more real when there's a final San Diego Comic-Con panel to see it off. But Torv is looking on the bright side.
"We’re fortunate that we can end the show knowing that we’re ending the show," she said.
"Our writers are going to be able to do it justice, serving the viewers and serving us as well, because we’ve put a lot in. And we can make it count, knowing we can finish the game."
In 1969, William Shatner thought his iconic show's run was over.
“I finished ‘Star Trek’ late one night and everybody said goodbye and off I went, saying, ‘That’s the end of that show.' It was just a good show and that was the end of it."
Little did he know that the fans had other ideas; they wouldn't let the show fade into obscurity. "Star Trek" conventions began in earnest.
As the years went by, Shatner wondered what motivated these fans to go to conventions year after year, so he embarked on a sociological, anthropological study of "Star Trek" fandom that became a book and then a film called "Get a Life!" The works are based on a famous "Saturday Night Live" sketch in which Shatner went off on a tirade against "Star Trek" fans. The documentary is set to premiere on Epix on July 28.
The Eisner Awards, held every year during San Diego Comic-Con, are the highest honor anyone in the comic book industry can receive.
Not only are the best works of the year honored, but the ceremony also gives out lifetime achievement and posthumous awards. (For example, Katsuhiro Otomo, the creator of "Akira" received Hall of Fame recognition this year.) The awards are named for late cartoonist Will Eisner.
This year's ceremony was a showcase for the wide variety of recent comic book work. It included a few tearful speeches, a few awards presented by "Game of Thrones" creator George R.R. Martin, and a Russell Brand-esque turn by Jonathan Ross at one point during the evening.
Here are some of the big winners from Friday night's show:
In Joss Whedon's case, it's not Walt Disney World, but San Diego Comic-Con, where he was ubiquitous this year. Whedon hit up the parties (social media lit up with tales about his dancing prowess) and spoke on several panels, even getting mentioned In a panel for the web series "Husbands," on which he will guest star.
Whedon was a perennial presence at the mega-convention, hyping TV’s "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Firefly," among others, for many years prior to his box office success.
Whedon wasn't at the convention to tout the success of "The Avengers," though. His first panel celebrated the 10th anniversary of "Firefly," – in conjunction with an upcoming special on the Science Channel – and his second was to discuss the continuing adventures of "Buffy" in comic book form.
Lately, though, Whedon has been pondering his post-"Avengers" plans.
“I’ve just been trying to be with my family and trying to figure out who I am and what to do next," he told CNN Geek Out at Comic-Con. "It’s kind of an exciting time right now but it’s an exciting time of me waiting to make sure I don’t get so excited that I do the wrong thing."
There were certainly some big movies being promoted at San Diego Comic-Con this year, but the glitz of the big screen seemed no match for the momentum of the small screen. Television has gained a huge foothold at the annual event.
‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘The Walking Dead’ and ‘Big Bang Theory’ panels got star treatment in the main presentation area, Hall H. "Fringe" and "Doctor Who" also held panels on the biggest stage at Comic-Con.
Two of the most eye-catching "wrapped" buildings near the convention center this year featured ads for "Revolution," NBC's much-hyped fall offering, and the upcoming Syfy TV series/video game "Defiance."
Sunday's final panel for "Fringe," which enters its last season on Fox in the fall, was a memorable event: Producers of the series put together a montage to thank fans for their efforts in keeping the show on the air.
Cast members Anna Torv, Jasika Nicole and Lance Reddick struggled not to tear up as they recalled their most memorable scenes.
"The thing that holds 'Fringe' together is the power of love," star John Noble summed up. FULL POST