Fringe Discussion: “Alone in the World”

Fringe does its take on the lonely child whose imaginary friend really exists. The real focus remains on Walter, who grows less sane with each week.

7 replies on “Fringe Discussion: “Alone in the World””

  1. Fez says:

    The premise seems quite familiar on this one, but I can’t recall where I’d seen it before. For some reason I’m thinking Stargate SG-1.

    I like how the bits with Peter are progressing, especially with respect to what the observers did or did not do at various points in time.

  2. JD DeLuzio says:

    The general premise has been used many times (though in very different ways). Ray Bradbury’s “Zero Hour” is the earliest take I’ve read/watched– again, with a very different imaginary friend. In the broadest sense, it includes Drop Dead Fred, Trek TOS’s “And the Children Shall Lead,” and there’s a little in common with how Let the Right One In handles the vampire.

  3. Fez says:

    Well I was referring less to the “imaginary friend” and more to the “fungus with a brain that has bonded with a human” part. :-)

    • Fez says:

      I think the SG-1 episode I may be thinking of is Entity, but that was a computer. I could swear another sci-fi show had done this with a fungus before… but the closest thing a search turns up was an SG-U episode about a killer fungus, and that wasn’t it.

  4. Kiersten says:

    Did he stick that thing into his brain?!?!?

    I’ve been so annoyed but I’m glad that Walter knows that he isn’t the only one seeing Peter.

    The Timey Wimey-ness reminds me of some old Doctor Who episodes.. ;)

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