What's Hot on SlashControl: Fringe - Dream Logic (let's look at that Challenger poster)
by Jane Boursaw, posted Oct 24th 2009 9:05AM
I'm in a serious Fringe withdrawal, having had no episode to watch on Thursday night. So let's revisit "Dream Logic," the episode that aired last week. My favorite scene was near the end where Peter was yanked out of bed by ... I'm going to guess either the Walter from this universe (since we can see him in the photo above) or maybe The Observer.
There were some really great comments on my episode review, and BugKiller noticed that the poster in young Peter's room featured the Challenger Space Shuttle -- the 11th mission in 1984. Says BugKiller: "Challenger blew up during its 10th mission in 1986. This jibes with what Walter said: Earth-2 is about a decade or two ahead of us in terms of technology. It appears as if Earth-2 started their shuttle program earlier than ours, sometime in the 70's, because KENNEDY NEVER DIED on Earth-2, so they probably landed on the moon earlier, too."
BugKiller continues: "So this makes sense as to why they on Earth-2 have better tech: the biggest tech leaps happened because of the Space Program, so if Kennedy never dies, Johnson is probably President for two terms, which means no Nixon to kill Apollo."
It does make sense, and also makes you think of all the possibilities for storylines with this theory. Watch the episode again -- or at least the last few minutes -- and speculate in the comments below.