Fringe episode 3.11 “Reciprocity” delivered a little update on the First People mythology.
A while back we posted our original First People article. Head past the jump for what we’ve learned since then.
Updated with screencaps of William Bell’s German copy of the First People’s Book.
The First People’s Book
In Fringe episode 3.11 “Reciprocity” we discovered the following additional pieces of information on the First People‘s book:
- Massive Dynamic’s lead scientist, Brandon Fayette tracked down three copies of the First People’s book.
- One was found in a museum, the other two in private collections.
- The owners didn’t want to part with them, but couldn’t resist Massive Dynamic’s bottomless pit of money..
- The books are in three different languages, one of them being Spanish (above) – LA PRIMERA GENTE (The First People).
- One of the other copies appears, from the cover, to be in Hebrew (confirmation needed). We do not get a good look at the third book.
- They are almost literally word for word identical, forgiving for translations.
- The books were written by three different authors.
- They were published within two years of each other.
- Brandon speculates that the First People were a great civilisation who were wiped out by one of Earth’s “six major extinction events”.
- A few years ago (say, 2008) William Bell started a similar search for the First People’s books.
- Edward Markham (“6955kHz”) told Olivia and Peter that the copy he gave them was one of the last. How many more are out there? How many did William Bell get his hands on? Does Walternate have any? What secrets do the books hold that the Fringe team is yet to see?
- Seamus Wiles is the author of the First People’s book that the Fringe team received from Edward Markham. As we know, his name is an anagram for Sam Weiss, who helped both Nina and Olivia in the past. Did Sam write all of the First People’s books under different aliases, or did a group of historians/First People/FP ancestors (or whathaveyou) band together to write the books in different languages, thus keeping the history of the FP alive in all corners of the world?
Updates from 3.12 Concentrate and Ask Again.
William Bell’s German copy of the First People’s Book, discovered in his secret stash by Nina:
To be continued..