Another Look At The FRINGE Future Intro Sequence – Screencaps & Video

If you tuned into last night’s dramatic Fringe finale, you will have noticed that the usual blue-embellished ‘Over Here’ titles were replaced by a gray-future-themed intro sequence – one that provided insight into the ‘fringe sciences’ of 2026.

It was the latest thematic change-up to the famous Fringe intro. But in case you didn’t catch all of the differences, or you fancy another look – head past the jump for a list of the future fringe sciences, along with screencaps and video.

  • Chaos Structure
  • Dual Maternity
  • Clonal Transplantation

As you would expect, Observers are still very much here.

  • Water
  • Bio Suspension
  • Hope

We may be 15 years in the future, but it seems that good old natural fundamentals like Water and Hope are placed on the same level as technological advancements. The pursuit of water as a scientific goal/theory is easy to understand when the the supply is short. But hope as a scientific inquiry carries a particular poignancy.

Of course, this can work both in terms of doubting the credibility of hope or embracing the evidence of its worth, depending on the context of the term ‘fringe science’ in this future setting. But the notion of hope as a ‘science’ period, well that’s interesting.

The fact that the sequence is gray is also a layered statement.

Here’s the future intro again for your eyes:

For comparison sake, here are all the Fringe intros that have greeted our eyes throughout three seasons of the show:

‘Intro Zero’ (Pilot cut)

Over Here Blue (various)

Retro – 2.15 “Peter” (and 3.15 “Subject 13”)

Alternate Universe Red – “Over There” (and various)

Over Here & Over There (Blue & Red) 3.08 “Entrada”

I haven’t missed any, have I?

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  1. Red licorice says

    Very interesting the presence of the word “hope”, especially at the light of ROCO’s observation (“Fringe observations: 3.21 The last Sam Weiss”) about possible Pandora parallels with Olivia representing hope!!

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  2. Evelyn says

    The “Observers are here” tag in the opening credits of “The Day We Died” are also in the opening credits for at least “Over Here,” “Over There” and “Entrada.” The tag doesn’t seem to be present in the “Pilot” opening credits, nor the retro one in “Peter” and “Subject 13.” I don’t know when that tag started popping up in the credits, and frankly I didn’t notice until I saw the screen shot, but it would be interesting to know.
    Just another thought, does anyone remember it the opening sequence for “Brown Betty” was different?

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    • says

      Evelyn: You’re right, the ‘OAH’ tag wasn’t in the original pilot that aired at comic con (if memory serves), but by the time it aired in September 2008 it was in the revised ‘Blue’ intro. So essentially it was the first-ever “Fringe” easter egg – or ‘easter egg zero’ as I call it. :)

      It is strange that they didn’t insert it in “Peter” or “Subject 13”. Perhaps they thought the sequence moved to slowly to make it worthwhile?

      I don’t recall there being anything special done for the “Brown Betty” intro.

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  3. edgesight says

    Was it just me or was there a slight purple tint? Red and Blue combined. The fading purple would represent both worlds combined but dieing, and the color is fading out of the world.

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