The non-science of Fringe: A New Day in the Old Town

Fringe: Season 2: Episode 1: “A New Day in the Old Town”

Peter and Walter in a typical cross-purposed conversation.

Peter and Walter in a typical cross-purposed conversation.

Olivia is back, and apparently has interdimensional amnesia (couldn’t Nina have just reminded here where she went?). The usual impossibilities aside, this episode was refreshingly easy to watch.

This episode is debunked at Popular Mechanics and Polite Dissent, and you can read more about it at Fox, IMDb and the A.V. Club.

Random thoughts

Ordinarily, I might comment that people can’t change their bone structure like that – but now that we have the catch-all explanation, “it’s another dimension, stupid!” I can’t.

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