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A Giant Virus On Fringe?!

OK, I'm a huge sci-fi fan. I read it, I watch it, sometimes I dream it. But, please! Do they have anyone who got through high school Biology on staff at Fringe?!

So, tonight's episode of Fringe centered around these giant-spiny-slug things that crawl out of their victim's mouth after killing them from the inside (apparently). Then, the resident mad scientist declares that it's a giant virus. Giant protozoa, I could possibly accept. But giant virus that looks like a beige sea cucumber? Not a chance!

Surely there's plenty of science literate talent out there available to consult. So, why didn't anyone at Fringe call them?


I missed it! I'm going to have to watch it first to give an informed opinion, LOL

I couldn't believe it! And they said it repeatedly!

It really bugged me too.
Seriously, how they went from this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Rhinovirus.PNG
to a spiky spastic slug is beyond me.
As soon as he said it I wished I still had my dvr so I could rewind and make sure I heard right.