Christopher Lloyd enters the world of 'Fringe'
January 21st, 2011
06:22 PM ET

Christopher Lloyd enters the world of 'Fringe'

For "Fringe's" first episode in its new Friday timeslot, you know they have to do something big. Not only do the mysterious Observers return, but the legendary Christopher Lloyd joins the cast as a rock musician idolized by John Noble's Walter Bishop.

Lloyd's character finds out the real reason his band broke up, and since this is "Fringe," you know there's going to be a very bizarre reason for it. “I was very excited for this role. My character is going through an experience he never expected to happen to him, and he’s adjusting to that,” he told reporters on Thursday, adding that he felt that he was welcomed in as a part of the ensemble cast.

For Noble's part, he was excited to have Lloyd as his musical hero. "“He’s one of my heroes anyway, so when Christopher came on, it was a dream come true," he said. "We had an amazing time together these two old guys, just reminiscing."

Noble teased the fact that we haven't seen the last of "Walter-nate" or the alternate world. "We’ll give you a little more background as to why [Walter-nate] is like he is. We spend a few more episodes back in the alternate universe," he said.

It also turns out that Noble is as fascinated by the Observers as the fans are: “It’s really interesting to have them back in trying to repair the damage and put things right. At the end of the episode, the Observer says something incredibly telling, that just shows how much danger and drama there is ahead."

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  1. Jeff

    Fringe is one of the better shows on TV right now but you can't just jump in to the middle of it. The series as a whole is telling a story so if you're interested in watching, you owe it to yourself to get the DVDs or stream it off Netflix from the begining.

    Extremely well written, cast and acted, this show is far better than the X-Files. John Noble is superb as Walter and the main reason I watch. I hope it goes on for many more seasons.

    January 24, 2011 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
  2. fringefanatic

    I loved X-files too, but Fringe is better than X-files imo.

    January 24, 2011 at 2:38 am | Report abuse |
  3. Jam

    I dont get this show and i loved xfiles maybe ill check it out on dvd someday

    January 24, 2011 at 12:00 am | Report abuse |
  4. fringefanatic

    got to love walter. And christopher lloyd was awesome. 🙂

    January 23, 2011 at 11:24 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Gilda

    Friday Fringe appears to have gotten ratings 12% higher than they had for the last new show they aired last year, and this was after moving to Fridays.

    I'm pleased as all get-out to get my weekly dose of Walter back!

    January 23, 2011 at 6:42 am | Report abuse |
  6. banasy

    Christopher Lloyd had been on the fringe for years...this role seems tailer-made for him!

    January 22, 2011 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  7. alpha orca

    twin peaks made an appearance last night too ... Dr. Jacoby's glasses.

    January 22, 2011 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Vitaliy

    whoa. Does anyone get the metaphor? Lloyd's character is a "rockstar" that Dr. Walter bishop looks up in he looks up to another fringe scientist (Doc from Back to the Future)

    January 22, 2011 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Rob

    So wait, this was just a guest appearance right? Because from the wording it comes off like Mr. Lloyd might be in more episodes, which would be odd since it seems as his role in the story was wrapped up.

    January 22, 2011 at 9:35 am | Report abuse |
  10. rusty can

    with Christopher Lloyd, I'm already hooked

    January 22, 2011 at 7:07 am | Report abuse |
  11. x1670

    Yeah x files is back on telivision.

    January 21, 2011 at 8:06 pm | Report abuse |

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