On Monday, Fringe transformed the area around the Clock Tower at the University of British Columbia into a checkpoint in 2036 — a time when Observer overlords rule the world — for the first day of filming of its second episode in season five. Ahead of the big Clock Tower scene, Anna Torv and Joshua Jackson wrapped a different scene which I’m not uploading photos from and not saying when it takes place. But here’s Torv delighting a Fringe fan (in town for The Fringe Event last weekend) by signing her Fringe fedora from Comic-Con in San Diego. And here’s Jackson making one of his zillion facial expressions. He’s one of the most animated people I’ve ever seen and I’m not alone in saying this.
I didn’t notice any cast in the big checkpoint scene near the Clock Tower, only background performers, but that could have changed in the next setup.
As the Clock Tower scene wrapped, an Observer photobombed a picture.
And as crew cleared away the set, someone herded a group of Observers into a van like kids on a school outing. I will never tire of seeing thirty-odd Observers on set in season five.
Fringies from The Fringe Event caught up with some of the cast at the next scene in Hospital Lane by the UBC Hospital. And then later outside the Sauder School of Business, more met Joshua Jackson heading into set. Tas, who’d come all the way from Russia, couldn’t have been more thrilled, telling Jackson how she would miss seeing Seth Gabel in season five (she’s on Team Tyrone). Here’s hoping for a guest performance or two.
Fringe season five premiere airs Friday, September 28th, on FOX in the U.S. and City-TV in Canada.