Want to Watch The Fringe Tweet-Peat With The Stars?

Published 5 years ago by , Updated September 3rd, 2009 at 7:59 am,

fringe bishop b Want to Watch The Fringe Tweet Peat With The Stars?

This Thursday (9/3/09) night, episode 19 of season 1 of Fringe will be aired.  Yes, it’s a repeat.  But there’s a new twist to this episode.

We’ll be seeing live commentary, behind the scenes bits and viewers questions answered via Twitter from cast and crew scrolling across the bottom of the screen.

Fox is calling it their “Tweet-Peat.”

Those that will be twittering will be Jeff Pinkner & J.H. Wyman who are the executive producers of Fringe and stars Joshua Jackson (who plays Peter Bishop) and John Noble ( who plays Walter Bishop).

The only down side is that the actors will only be tweeting during the Eastern timezone airing while the exec. producers will be tweeting throughout both.

The Fringe Twitter accounts you would look for to participate with are:

This sounds pretty interesting.  I have to wonder just how many people are going to hop on board and how hard it might be to get an question answered!?

Despite some of the obvious programming flaws we tend to note about Fox, this seems like an innovative idea.  Has anyone seen any other scripted drama TV series do this?  I haven’t.

PS:  We have some images from the upcoming season of Fringe if interested.

Source: Fringe Television

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  1. not exactly like this but G4 tv does startrek2.0, ST:TNG 2.0, and lost 2.0 where they play repeats and have a running commentary scrolling on the sides/bottom of the screen they dont have any of the actors but lots of fanboys and trekers commenting and giving inside knowledge.

  2. This is like going to a movie and having the people next to you talk through the show.

    what is wrong with fox?

    I am inclined to ban this TV broadcast and the network.

  3. You can comment to a fox page devoted to this travesty
    http://www.fox.com/blogs/fringe/2009/08/31/tweet-le-dee/comment-page-1/

  4. Well, they tried. I guess you have to give them some form of credit… don’t we?

  5. What an absolute waste of my precious time! I’m looking forward to a Fringe episode I haven’t viewed, only to have the entire show ( so far, at least, absolutely ruined by innocuous, vapid, meaningless drival (sp?) broadcast over half of my TV screen. Get over yourselves, twitter where you’re supposed to, and leave my TV alone. Go Away!

  6. “Well, they tried. I guess you have to give them some form of credit… don’t we?” I’ll give them credit for an incredibly stupid idea that any intelligent person could have …. oh, yeah. Right.

    Never mind.

  7. I find the tweeting to be very distracting. It covers almost half my TV screen and is much more obtrusive than the catch-up commentary on “Lost”. FOX: please stop the tweeting!

  8. YES IS LIKE SOME TALKING, GET THAT CRAP OF THE TV!!!!

  9. No.

  10. You just know Fox programming execs asked themselves “What can we do to appeal to the new, hip “twenty-something” demographic?”. That they came up with this nonsense is utterly embarrassing.

  11. I missed the epi, and from what I’m seeing, I didn’t miss anything but distractions.

    Thanks for weighing in on the issue gang!

  12. We received quite a few emails here last night complaining about the episode. I checked it out for a few minutes and the graphics did indeed take up about 1/3 of the screen.

    They could have done this in a way that wasn’t as flashy with the graphics but still conveyed the conversations – maybe something like a CNN newscrawler at the bottom of the screen.

    Vic

  13. “They could have done this in a way that wasn’t as flashy with the graphics but still conveyed the conversations – maybe something like a CNN newscrawler at the bottom of the screen.”

    How about not destroying the art form instead? Wouldn’t that be even better? Perhaps people should be allowed to write messages on paintings in a gallery. Wouldn’t that be a great idea? Then you could go into the gallery and see what your favorites had to say about the painting!

  14. Um, I’m not saying it was the greatest idea, but people involved with the show participated – so obviously it was OK with them.

    Vic

  15. They deleted my polite but negative comment from the official Fox tweetcast page here:

    http://www.fox.com/blogs/fringe/2009/08/31/tweet-le-dee/comment-page-1/

    Seems like they don’t want anyone rocking the boat.