Hello, Fringe and Doctor Who lovers out there.
I was watching the Doctor's alternate-universe adventure recently, and I noticed some similarities with Fringe : in both shows, zeppelins and earplugs are a signature of the alternate universe. In both shows, one of the regular's dead relatives is alive in the alt-universe ( Olivia's mom / Rose's dad ). In both cases, one of the regulars, after his double has been killed, remains behind to complete his job, and because he felt unwanted in his home universe anyway ( Lincoln / Mickey ).
So, my question is : did Fringe writers knew about the Who story ? Did they mention it one way or another ? I can imagine my second and third points could just be alt-universes tropes, but the zeppelins puzzle me : are theyan hommage, or just plain coincidence ?
By the way, I enjoy both shows, so let's not turn it into a battle over each show's worth, shall we ? ( Fringe is waaaaaaaaay better with alternate universes, but they had way more episodes to do so ! )