It’s been a while…

Hi everyone! So, it’s been a while since I posted here 🙂 I had an email last week from my webhost telling me the site had been hacked, and unfortunately I didn’t have a recent back up of the look of the website, so I’ve had to give the site a bit of a makeover. A lot of the features the site had are also gone, but I will look at re-adding them over the course of the next few months. I realise not a lot of people visit anymore, but I’d still like to maintain the site and keep it user friendly for anyone who does want to come by and leave a post! 🙂

Hope you’re all well! Namaste! x

Man of Science:Evil Incarnate

Is it just me or does it now, in retrospect, seem like Lost was one big bash session on The Man of Science?  Let’s start at the beginning….like, the real beginning….Adam and Eve. We all know the story.  Eve gets tempted by the Serpent and eats the fruit from the forbidden Tree of Knowledge.  She then recruits her man, Adam, to have a bite as well and the rest is, well, biblical history.  The 2 get banished from the garden and get introduced to pain and suffering.  Their pursuit of knowledge was their downfall.

Let’s see how this story parallels the story of Lost, shall we?  OK!  So we have a mysterious island with a mysterious light at the “heart” of it.  We are told through others in-the-know that the light is “life, death, rebirth”….let’s call the Light the island’s Tree of Knowlegde for the sake of argument.  Going into the Light would result in a fate “worse than death” according to Mother.  What’s worse than death, you ask?  Maybe an eternity of suffering, much like the fate of man once Adam and Eve dropped the proverbial ball by eating from our sacred Tree.  Maybe an existence condemned to never “moving on”, to quote one Christian Shepherd.

Whatever the punishment for gaining that knowledge, it remains clear that Lost looks poorly on those Men of Science who are on constant pursuit of whatever it is they need to satisfy their morbid curiosities.  Our 1st known Man of Science, Adam, AKA Man in Black, didn’t appear to be much of an evil soul.  He seemed…curious…unsatisfied…but not evil.  He wanted to leave the island and decided to leave his Mother and brother in a quest for answers and joined another group of people on the island; smart people who were looking for answers and trying to use the island’s properties for the advancement of man.  The MIB himself referred to these people, his people, as greedy, untrustworthy, manipulative & selfish.  Strange terms to use to describe the very people you would allign yourself, don’t you think?

Flash to a different time on the island….the 1970’s and the arrival of the Dhama Initiative.  Surprise, surprise, another group of scientists looking to tap into the island’s incredible properties.  Again, much of what we learned about the Dharma people doesn’t lead us to believe they were all evil, especially early on (1974).

MORE LOST!

After nearly 4 years I recently re-watched the whole series over the course of about 3 months and saw a lot of things differently this time around. Am I the only one who kind of wants to see more LOST? not in another TV series and definitely not as a movie, but maybe some books that tell us a little more of the story and the island history; maybe even a series of graphic novels?

I like Lucy but I love St Elsewhere

For my Lost friends. A very cool snippet about TV trivia. Not sure if you’ve seen this. If not prepare yourself 🙂

The Show that Ruined Television

And for folks that wished to be in this reality. Cant tell if we’re from the TV gen?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_The_Beverly_Hillbillies,_Petticoat_Junction_and_Green_Acres_episodes

We have to go back and redo Lost

You know, last year Damon Lindelof suggested that ABC might bring back Lost in one form or another. But he wouldn’t have anything to do with it.

I think this sounds like an excellent proposition. What if someone would try to make a proper version of Lost, logical and with a proper ending?

This is what I’m going to hope for from now on!

Actually, to take things a little further, in some 20 years or so, I suspect that our computers are going to be able to produce whatever shows and movies we want to see without too much involvement of short-sighted, commericial networks. Hooray! 🙂

What about this…

How is everyone doing? I’ve been thinking about this one for a while now, I just haven’t wanted to take the time to try and write it out because inevitably I will forget something I wanted to point out. And maybe this idea or some like it have been posted before, if so, I apologize.

Go ahead and laugh. I started making my way through the episodes again. I started with season 2 this time. My first time through, this is where I kind of got lost. Who are The Others? Desmond, Penny, Michael, what the hell?

Anyways, I’ve always been a big proponent of that we are seeing cycles, repetitive situations, people, characteristics. I know I ‘ve mentioned that before, some of you may be sick of it. I think that Desmond and Sayid are similar, and that Ilana and Kate, or Danielle and Claire. I just think they are diffeent versions or maybe reincarnations of one another. Locke and Eko maybe as well.

Now on to the button…

Metaphorically, I think the button represents faith. Either press it or don’t. You either take someone’s word for it that you are saving the world or you don’t believe them and don’t press it. I think it is this struggle that we are supposed to debate. And back to the cycles thing, I think this struggle is what has been fought over on the island this entire time. Among other things. But this is the battle referred to I think when MIB and Jacob are on the beach and the line about “they come, they fight, they destroy…”

The battle of faith between pressing the button, harnessing the light and water, trying to leave, etc.

And as far as the characters go, we were told they were brought there for a reason right?

I wonder if they were all brought there each one for their own singular reason. I just finished up the episodes where Michael basically screws everyone to save Walt. I’m thinking that maybe that is Michael’s “curse.”

That Michael will choose being with his son over everything else in the world. And that is why he was brought to the island. And it was proven that he would choose Walt over most things. And since he failed this test during his time on the island, this was why when he wwent back to the city, that one guy told him the island wasn’t through with him yet.

These are some of my thoughts on the tests the Losties had to face and why they were brought there.

Jack – always has to save or rescue.
Kate – has to either steal or run.
Sawyer – to con.
Sayid – will always sacrifice to save a woman.
Desmond – same as Sayid
Charlie – drugs/temptation/willpower
Michael – will always choose Walt

Any others?

I’m thinking in order for them to be finished with the island they need to come to terms with their one weakness.

And then others, maybe like Locke and Rose, were supposed to be there. They had no weakness or whatever to rectify so their business was finished. This is why the island healed them.

Let me know your thoughts.

Is this the end or the beginning?

Obviously not a unique subject matter and having been beaten to death, questions remain about what exactly happened at the end.

However, i will not try to be another flogger of that poor horse. My target is one or singular in goal. It is to do with the Losties or should i say Lostie. The Lostie I refer to is of course, Jack who i would interpret as the main Lostie.

Now, having said what i said i wont rant (i hope) insanely on in my usual manner (as my buddies probably know about). This is to do with not only the end but beginning, which are inseparably linked if one believes the following.

The famous opening scene of Jack’s eye opening serves the purpose of the series beginning and his awaking after being put unconscious in the air crash. The end was dramatically and inversely the same, which in all I very much thought was a well thought out portrayal of the start/end concept.

The one theory many of you folks may believe about the Losties being dead all along seems to fit the model, I just tried to paint. However, would we not be talking Losties, as opposed to Lostie? I wonder how may people believe the adventures of Lost were played out in the theater of Jack’s mind between his eye opening and closing? Elaborate as it is. Or was the series, his life flashing before his eyes as it were, before he died, which may be a one and the same. The whole series in a split second…

I’m not sure if/how this could be debated but I’ve been wrong before, once….maybe…..okay, let’s pretend for the sake of argument..or not 🙂

PS: hopefully this is not a or one of a last entry given the Mayan calendar end’s on Friday, to speak of ends. said in a cautious joking manner.

Do You Agree or Disagree – Finite Number?

What is shaking everybody? This isn’t so much a theory on Lost but it can be applied. Plus I don’t belong to any other forums where ideas and concepts are discussed like here. And you guys are good people. Good people.

Anyways, I watched Fringe this morning when I got home from work. If you aren’t up to speed – a couple episodes ago Peter got his hands on some technology from The Observers. A little device that burrowed into your brain, implanted itself, and as we found out, modified your cerebral cortex. It basically gave them and now him, the ability for more logical thought and calculations.

It gave Peter the ability to “run futures” as one Observer said. Then later Olivia even said the future was all about math, The Observers are just better at math than us.

Which got me thinking. Do you agree or disagree with the following statement or idea? Not the logistics of it which would be mindboggling, but the actual facts or statistics behind it.

It is this: that there actually is a finite number of possible futures?

Like let’s say we did have this machine or our brains that had the capacity to run all possible futures. From every single decision people make and potential outcomes and ripples from them? Like instead of turning left to get to work one day I make a right. And then by me making a right, I cause someone to jam on their brakes which spills their coffee, shorting out their laptop.

So if there was a computer that could run all of those scenarios, and determine probabilities, isn’t there deep down, at the bottom of it all, a finite number of possible outcomes? To everything?

And then let’s say the the world population dwindled down, those possible futures would also decrease making it even easier to narrow them down.

Seems crazy but I’d be interested to hear your thoughts.

Still disappointed.

Hey there folks, long time since I posted anything here. It’s a great site and i miss the forum. I just wanted to say that I am still disappointed with the way the show ended. At the end of the show I thought I was happy with how it all wrapped up but as time passes I feel cheated for all of us. It seems now that it was all made up as they went along. That in and off itself does not bother me. What bothers me is that there was some many ways they could have ended it but they still choose the crappiest one out there. It wasn’t like they had to go with that one to pull in the maximum amount of viewers on the night. There were many better theories and ways to wrap it up posted on this and other sites and they could have all been explained it a two part episode. That fans of that show got kicked in the teeth. As you rewatch the show over the years this becomes more and more evident. They just went for the lowest common denominator ending. Since then anytime I tune into a new show if I think that there is no plausible ending in sight or logic that can apply to an endgame season I will switch right off. We deserved better; we were the fans, the people who made people watch with us, the people who generated newspaper column inches with out theory and discussion forums. We did not get the ending we deserved. It would be nice to hear from some of the old gang again so please (you know who you are) reply to this. Even if only to say hello and let me know your viewing habits now.

We’re back!

Hello everyone! Just to let you know that the site is now back up and running after a short haitus (due to being hacked!).

The site has now been updated and is more secure. You will notice some changes in the way the “Write a Theory” page looks but everything else is pretty much the same.

Also, you can now Register to the site! It’s been so long since registration has been open (due to being hacked a long time ago) but registration is now more secure, so we can get some new Lost fans to join and hopefully join in the discussions 🙂

If you come accross any problems please let me know!

Namaste x

October 2011 Challenge Question!!

Hey All,
I remember, it was a year ago Emz challenged us to write theories based on certain Lost subject matter. So in that same spirit, I want to challenge you with Lost questions, and maybe generate discussion from it.

So today’s challenge question is (answer in the comment section below):
During the entire series of Lost, how many crashes occurred on the Island?

A crash is any vehicle carrying people traveling to the Island which crashes.. I will give you the first two which are totally obvious as examples. Oceanic 815 and Aijira 316. List out all the ones you can think of. Some are debatable, so there isn’t really one absolute right answer. Let’s get a discussion going! -bobt

…go back or create our next version of Lost…?

Another idea… we could create a chain story: written collectively by us. Take a list of who would be interested in writing new mini-episodes/chapters in the Lost world, and then the submission order. For instance, Admin could get us kicked off, and then Bob, A.E.S., Wolfx, etc., and onwards through the list of interested partipants… each of us writing a section (e.g. mini-episode) that is “handed off” from the previous chapter/mini-episode. Perhaps one every two weeks (or maybe one per month, depending on schedules). This way all are involved… length could be up to the writer, it just has to have a beginning and an end that the next writer can pick up from. And of course elements of the mysterious Lost world…

So, just throwing it out there, I’d be willing to do it if we got interest…
Not sure where we would start off… that could be discussed. Is it 30 years later, and Richard is a Catholic priest? For some inexplicable reason he suddenly feels compelled to return to the island? Or perhaps Aaron, now a grown man, having recently been told the truth of his birth by Claire, sets out on a journey to find this mysterious island, to which he is drawn? Coincidences abound… Or it could be something from the past…. anything, really. The first writer would kick it off and we’d go from there.

Thoughts?

We have to go back…?

Hey everyone!

Thank you to everyone who still visits, and who still contributes to the site (you know who you are). It’s been 15 months since the finale and I’m still stunned by the amount of visitors this site still gets. You rock!

I had an idea though, something to maybe get the site more active. Does anyone fancy doing a Lost re-watch?

Starting from 22nd September watching one episode a week, then coming to the site to discuss the episode, maybe figure out details we’ve missed etc. We’d have a short break between each season, and over holiday periods etc.

What do you think? Is anyone up for that? I know the finale left some people dissapointed (myself included), but everything up until that point was amazing. Even though after the finale I thought I’d never watch it again, I can’t help but miss it.

If you’re interested, leave a comment 🙂

Namaste x

Yep – still thinking about it

Wow, look at the hustle and bustle of activity here. Hello there Bob. It appears as though you are the only consistent poster here, I come back and check every so often to see if there is anything new.

1) I have begun re-watching season 6 this week.
2) I was/am one of those people who was disappointed in the finale, and the lack of answers provided (to the questions that most interested me.)
3) I believe I liked the time travel aspect and the island mysteries the most.

So as I am watching the episodes I still can’t shake one specific idea or topic about these characters or this show.

Reincarnation. It also bothers me that there probably will never be an answer or resolution to this either but…

So I have had the idea that the characters have always been intertwined and that there was something more there, I believe I may have even created threads in the past about it, or posted to those threads.

One thing that has stuck with me, well everything has, I have watched the damned series like 5x, was that book Jacob was carrying upon touching Locke, something like ‘Everything that Rises must Converge.’ I always imagined this as something, a spirit, aura, person floating upwards towards a conical peak where everyone converges. I never thought out if it was a spiral towards the top, or timelines or whatever, that part wasn’t important. It was more like, all of these reincarnations of people are now meeting near the top, the island, to protect it, destroy it, leave it.

And we have the Rainier-Canton van clue…

Anyways, I think the characters we know are simply reincarnations, or different versions. Perhaps this is how the numbers come into play, another time and discussion maybe. But to be brief and to the point here is what I think:

I think if you look at the characteristics of the people, what they stand for, you can see similarities between them. I also think there are slight physical similarities too but that is not what I base this on, but it helps.

Sayid and Desmond – both have long lost loves that they are almost constantly striving to re-connect with.

Kate, Ilana, and perhaps Juliet – strong independent women, self sufficient.

Walt and Michael (together) and Ben and Roger (together)- both boys were shot by people, both fathers struggled to protect/raise their children.

Claire and Rousseau – babies taken away from each, left alone on the island.

Sawyer and Lapidus – outspoken, strong willed, kind of sarcastic.

I think the list and comparisons could go on and on, Dogen and Jack for example. So there it is, the first theory in a while, let me know what you think. Bob T. Maybe list examples of similarities between characters that you see.

Christian? Richard?

Titus Welliver Joins FX’s New TV Series POWERS

The “Man In Black” is the latest casting addition to the FX Network series, based on the Eisner Award winning comic book series Powers by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming.

The series follows Detective Christian Walker, who was once a hero who has since lost his extraordinary abilities. As he and his partner, Deena Pilgrim, investigate crimes, they uncover the seedy underbelly of the caped set, such as a Superman like character being a sex fiend. The title is creator owned by artist Michael Avon Oeming and writer Brian Michael Bendis, who is widely known for his work in the mainstream Marvel Universe. The pilot will be produced by Sony and F/X with Karen Barragan (Rescue Me) on to co-produce. Justified’s Michael Dinner is expected to direct a script written by Charles Eglee (Dexter; The Walking Dead) who will both serve as executive producers as well.

Welliver joins as Triphammer, described “a genius and a narcissist,” and a mixture of Steve Jobs and Donald Trump. Triphammer is said to be a genius in his own right who has invented technology capable of giving or taking away super powers. It’s reported that if the pilot is picked up by the network that the role will recurring.

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Upcoming shows starring some of our favourite Losties

If you’re missing Ben, Hurley and Richard. Fear not! For they will soon be on our screens again! Albeit in three different shows.

Michael Emerson will be appearing in Person of Interest. The show is rumoured to debut on 22nd September 2011 (coincidence?). Mr. Finch (Michael Emerson) is a mysterious billionaire who has developed a computer program that predicts future crime victims. Finch hires Reese (Jim Caviezel), a former CIA agent presumed to be dead, to help stop those crimes, using Finch’s resources and tech savvy and Reese’s skills and knowledge.

Jorge Garcia will be appearing in Alcatraz. It is currently planned as a midseason replacement to air on Mondays at 9 pm in 2012 (according to Wikipedia). Alcatraz follows Rebecca Madsen, a police officer (Sarah Jones), and Dr. Diego Soto (Jorge Garcia), a “hippy geek” who is the world’s foremost expert on Alcatraz. Both will investigate the reappearance of 302 wardens and prisoners of Alcatraz in modern day, after their mysterious disappearance fifty years ago.

Nestor Carbonell will be appearing in Ringer. It will premiere on 13th September 2011.Twin sisters Bridget and Siobhan (Sarah Michelle Gellar) have been at odds and find that their lives are both unraveling at the same rate. Bridget is on the run from the mob and in order to survive she takes over Siobhan’s life after she mysteriously disappears. She soon discovers her estranged sister’s life isn’t as mundane as she had once thought. Nestor Carbonell plays Victor Machado, an FBI agent whose job it is to keep Bridget safe.

Terry O’Quinn will also be appearing in season two of Hawaii 5-0 with former Lost star Daniel Dae Kim!

Are you looking forward to seeing them on screen again?

Comic-Con Alcatraz Review: J.J. Abrams strikes gold again

Source: http://www.slashfilm.com/comic-con-alcatraz-review/

Welcome to another J.J. Abrams-produced mystery island show. Alcatraz was one of several new TV series premiered at San Diego Comic-Con Wednesday night, and it was by far the standout.

The series centers around a mysterious event in 1963 that made 302 Alcatraz prisoners and guards vanish without any explanation. For some reason we don’t yet know, a prisoner named Jack Sylvane (Jeffrey Pierce) appears in present day Alcatraz and makes his way to San Francisco to seek payback from those who’ve done him wrong. It’s up to a spunky young police officer (Sarah Jones), assisted by a geeky Alcatraz expert (Jorge Garcia), to stop Sylvane, all the while dealing with a mysterious federal agent (Sam Neill) who clearly knows more about the Alcatraz disappearances than he lets on.

Alcatraz shares elements of other Abrams-produced shows like Lost and Fringe, and it’s also reminiscent of the under-appreciated USA show The 4400. But the show does more than just retread familiar territory. By the end of the pilot episode the Comic-Con audience was clearly wanting more from yet another J.J. Abrams mystery box.

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Comic-Con: What We Thought of J.J. Abrams’ Alcatraz

Source: http://uk.tv.ign.com/articles/118/1182448p1.html.

The pilot for FOX’s new J.J. Abrams/Elizabeth Sarnoff (Lost) series Alcatraz screened at the San Diego Comic-Con in Ballroom 20 on Wednesday night and there was no way that IGN wasn’t going to stop by to check out what could be the newest “new Lost” series since the last time they tried to make a “new Lost” series.

Alcatraz is good, but not great. The episode doesn’t really pick up until the last third, and the rest of it, unfortunately, is spent showing us what we already know the premise to be. We know the show is about a group of prisoners that mysteriously vanished from Alcatraz 50 years ago so some of the suspenseful scenes – most specifically the opening scene – don’t have that much “umph” because it’s all stuff we knew heading into the show. After the initial flashback to The Rock and the discovery of a bunch of empty prison cells, we then follow Detective Rebecca Madsen (Sarah Jones) and Diego Soto (Jorge Garcia) as they investigate the death of a former federal agent. Sam Neill then steps in as a blunt, crotchety FBI agent with the very “FBI Agent” name, Emerson Hauser.