ON THE FRINGES OF SCIENCE
One of my husband’s and my favorite show is “Fringe“.
If you haven’t seen it, you’ve missed one of the best shows on television.
True, the series has just concluded (sob, sob); however, thanks to The Science Channel and DVD’s, this groundbreaking show lives on.
What’s so great about this show, is that it introduces unorthodox and kinda out there scientific concepts to the masses. Concepts such as teleportation, mutated killer cold viruses, severely mutated parasites, parallel universes, alternate timelines, shape-shifters, time travel and transgenics, among others are showcased each week.
Some of these concepts have been done before; however, not like this. “Fringe” takes on-the-edge science ideas and pushes them over the cliff taking you on a thrilling bungee jump off the top of the Himalayas. Oh yeah, it’s just that good.
Having watched every episode (some of them repeatedly), I decided to do some research and see how some of these sci-fi concepts are being put to the test in the real world. For the next several weeks, I will share with you what I’ve found.
Shows like “Fringe”, “Through the Wormhole” and “Sci-Fi Science:Physics of the Impossible”, and even “Eureka”, tickle the imagination and take us to new fields of discovery. The ability to learn, research and explore further than we’ve ever gone before is what pushes humanity to new heights. Scientists like Neil deGrasse Tyson, Michio Kaku, Brian Cox and Phil Plait (a.k.a. the Bad Astronomer) make learning about the previously stereotyped science cool.
Come with me through the wormhole to the fringe science currently being researched. Soar with me to new heights, discover new concepts and get ready to have your mind blown, put back together and blown again.
Posted on 01/29/2013, in Lessons in Sci-Fi and tagged Fringe, Parallel universe (fiction), sci-fi, Science Channel, science fiction, Shapeshifting, Speculative Fiction, Television, Time travel, Walter Bishop. Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.