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

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As suggested by wolfx I’ve decided to extend October 2010’s Theory contest til the end of November, so it’ll be the Oct/Nov 2010 Theory contest.

I hope this is ok with everyone. Let me know if you have any ideas for future contests 🙂

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Hey everyone! Here is the subject for this months theory contest. As it’s the month of Halloween I thought I’d come up with a subject that is kinda “spooky” (at least it seemed that way when we were first introduced to it!). Yup, I’m talking about “The Cabin”. (This was also suggested by shephards_flocke last month) 🙂

So, basically, explain the whole story behind the cabin. Who was there the first time Locke and Ben went there? Why/how does it move? Who’s eye did Hurley see? What’s with the ash ring? Is it protecting the outside or inside etc. etc. Loads of things happened with this cabin but when trying to fit the pieces together with what we know about Jacob and MIB, it just doesn’t all add up.

So you have to come up with a theory that explains most of its mystery and tie it all together.

– Enjoy! xx

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I would like to comment that the theories presented in this round were as valid as any other, in my opinion. Great stuff all. I don’t think one could pick and choose a theory just because it is the one (sounds sort of Matrix like doesn’t it?) as opposed to; it feels like it’s a better fit for me. The latter thought probably reflecting an essence of the Lost drama…interpretation, perception and democracy. Why I’m here! No…I am not pushing the Democrats.
Now on a business note, I would like to request my submission be declared void http://www.theoriesonlost.com/2010/09/who-is-the-good-guy-anyway-theories-contest/ wrt this month’s gala as stated in my theory string, not to be confused with String Theory or Big Bang Theory, the TV show not…OK, I stop rambling now. If you want more TV WEB discussion maybe Admin knows where, admins know stuff. In addition, it would be less than honest if I were to say I was worried there was a chance to prevail.
Although, I believe the theory to be valid, it flounders by attacking one of the show’s fundamentals wrt the idea of Good vs Evil. The theory basically says, Good and Evil are interchangeable. And it goes on to say; Good and Evil being unnecessary discrete states why shall they be considered apart. At least that’s what I say now ha..ha. Unintentional as it was, it was an off-the-cuff thought and based on opinion of real reality (can that be said?) inversely related to .. what else, Lost, but in retrospect — morbidly boring TV commentary indeed. Elaborating, ‘not what you call a prime time winning composition’. Yes, I do owe you one after this!.
Besides, not that it is important, I don’t think the producers were on that track. Their version would have been more like Good and Evil are distinct states arrived at by situational events as opposed to preexisting states that require occupancy; a chicken and egg thing, this of course debatable as well.
I will say submissions from this camp for the competition of the month future, will not be consistent with this one’s. ie I intend not to revoke any future offerings (that’s what I say now ha…ha). Didn’t think it was ‘proper’ to ask to delete the particular entry after the amount of elapsed time since submission. There is such a thing called IT Etiquette, you know.
Thanks to Admin for this and the idea of hosting this debate as well as allowing thoughts to be shared, or if you wish me to speak for myself…mine.
Without the series airing anymore, this forum has been a great continuance. Good fun! Hope it goes on and on.
Looking forward to the next Theory of the Month!

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Hey everyone! Thanks to everyone who submitted an theory to the September 2010 Theory Contest. They all were fab! Now it’s time to vote! Use the following form to submit your vote. You are able to vote for yourself, but it’d be nice if you didn’t 🙂

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As a recap, here are the links to the theories:

To keep us watching (Sept comp) by Tas

Flashback…Through the Eyes of a Monster… (9/10 Theory Contest) by A.E.S.

September Theory Contest by Clairespeanutbutter

September Theory Contest [Seth Norris’ Death] by Inquisitor

Sept10 Contest – Seth wouldn’t help get home by waycurious

Sept2010Contest- Standing up to the Monster by bobt

Wrong Place, Wrong Time. Sept. theory contest entry. by Achalli

Who is the good guy anyway – Theories Contest ? by wolfx

Voting is open until 31st October 2010. The Theory Contest for October 2010 will be up in a couple of days! Have fun! x

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Hey everyone! Welcome to the first theory contest! Let’s see how this goes 🙂

So, as it’s September, I thought it would be a good idea to have this months contest be about The Pilot. It’s been nearly 6 whole years since The Pilot and I don’t think we ever got a reasonable answer as to why the pilot of Oceanic 815 was killed by the monster.

Was he a candidate? Was “Smokey” expecting it to be Frank? Was “Smokey” just in a bad mood that day?

Post your theories in the normal way but please make a note in the title or the post itself that it’s a contest entry, and then post a link to it in the comments section of this post 🙂

Have fun! I’m going to enjoy reading your theories!

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Hello everyone,

It’s been a while since I last posted anything here. I’m really pleased that some of you still take the time to post stuff here even after Lost has ended 🙂

I wanted to get your opinion on something. I was thinking that every month we could have a Theory Contest where I select a mystery that was unexplained on the show, and you have to submit a theory to explain it. Then at the end of the month there’s a vote on which theory is the best. Obviously, I’m unable to give away real prizes, it’s more just for fun and a way to keep the site more active.

I know most of you probably don’t want to think about Lost now that it’s over, but I know some of you may enjoy the idea. So, let me know what you think, if you’d be willing to join in etc. If it’s a bad idea feel free to let me know 🙂

Namaste x

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Hey did anyone ever suggest that Jack would be the new smoke monster? Cus it makes sense in a lot of ways.

– MIB was more trustworthy of science as Jack was, where the new leader of the island Hurley is probably more of a faith guy, like Jacob.

– he woke up in the same place, or at least in the same body position, as MIB after entering the light cave thingy.

– in purgatory Kate said she waited for Jack so long, like at the time I took it as she just had to wait her whole life until she died, but maybe she had to wait til however long Jack’s spirit as the smoke monster got off the island as well. It explains why removing the cork made MIB mortal, so he was able to die and pass on. The same has to happen for Jack to pass on perhaps?

– it be pretty cool.

Thinking about this even more, perhaps anybody who enters the light who is not “permitted” like say Desmond was, turns into the smoke monster. But I dont think turning into the smoke monster necessarily means that person is going to be evil or have a grudge against the protector of the island. That gives more reason to why the writers would characterize MIB so much, he had a single, human motivation. Perhaps it wasn’t his destiny or assignment to be against Jacob, he just chose to be.

So maybe while Hurley and Ben were running things, they talked to a very nice and accommodating Smokie Jack and they just had to find Desmond again so they could let Jack pass on. But knowing Jack, perhaps he pushed that off for awhile, and lent Hurley and Ben a hand on the island. I mean, we know smokie can move a lot of shit, plus Jack would be a good leader while Hurley and Ben were off island.

The writers said the show was about the characters, and it was, and all the shit that the Losties went through were result of Jacob’s and MIB’s character. MIB was pissed (who wouldn’t be, his life wasn’t that great, psycho mom and all) so a lot of shit happened. And perhaps Jacob could have easily went over seas and just gave a few people a job application to take over the island, but he and his brother liked to play games, so they did.  they both got a God complex or something. And you know what? Thank goodness cus there wouldn’t have been much of a show if the two of them just hugged it out and got along.

Oh and another thing…

…like the mysterious Mom of Jacob and MIB, she was probably both the protector and the smoke monster. Like why not be both? But then if the same procedure had to happen with the cork being removed to make smokie mortal, how she was killed so easily? My answer, it’s fricken LOST and there was probably a loophole or exception that really doesn’t have much logic behind it, but you just have to go with it.

Like maybe because she was both smokie and the light protector allowed her death to be easier, or honestly the fact she didn’t get first word in, or maybe just because the rules don’t apply to her as much. It’s LOST, if the show ever had a straight set of definitive rules the show would have been called FOUND.

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After scouring online, I found a link to the full 12 min epilogue video on a Spanish website. It answers many questions in a short period of time. A few things answered are…..

What happens to pregnant woman on the island.

Where the Hurley bird came from.

The food drops.

Polar Bears.

Room 23.

What happens with Walt.

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Just some fun questions; I put my answers to start.

01) Character you loved most? = John Locke
02) Character you hated most? = Ben Linus
03) Character you wish you saw more of? = Charles Widmore
04) Character who is your ideal spouse? = Kate for her looks but Sun for her personality
05) Character you most identify with? = John Locke
06) Favorite Season overall? = Season 2
07) Least favorite Season overall? = Season 5
08) Favorite episode? = “Lockdown” (S2)
09) Least favorite episode? = “Stranger in a Strange Land” (S3)
10) Favorite Season Premiere? = “Man of Science, Man of Faith” (S2)
11) Favorite Season Finale? = “Live Together, Die Alone” (S2)
12) Favorite Season 1 episode? = “Walkabout”
13) Favorite Season 2 episode? = “Lockdown”
14) Favorite Season 3 episode? = “The Man Behind the Curtain”
15) Favorite Season 4 episode? = “Cabin Fever”
16) Favorite Season 5 episode? = “Follow the Leader”
17) Favorite Season 6 episode? = “Ab Aeterno”
18) Biggest cliffhanger? = Locke’s dead body in the coffin and the island “moving”
19) Saddest moment? = Toss-up between Sawyer dropping Juliet and Jin & Sun’s deaths
20) Funniest moment? = Hurley trying to convince Pierre Chang that they are not from the future, saying things like he was born in 1931.
21) Favorite DHARMA station? = The Swan
22) Prefer flash-backs, flash-forwards, or flash-sideways? = Flash-backs
23) If you were a candidate, what number would you be assigned by Jacob? = 9

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The question has been asked many times in many ways. Fans have bombarded the air with accusations that the writers were “winging it” and had no idea where they were going.

I think it’s absolutely absurd to assume that Carlton and Damon knew EXACTLY what was going to happen from day 1. There are so many reasons why it is unfair to so harshly criticize these great writers for not making every detail gfit nicely into place. I’m going to write a larger post soon about internal (within the storyline) reasons for this but I’d like to jsut throw a few external (real-world) reasons out there since I’m kinda bored at work.

First off, when writing a Pilot for a television show, how do you know you’re even going to last? FYI, Carlton didn’t even write for the Pilot. JJ Abrams and Damon did the writing. JJ left after the first few episodes, so half the original writing team was not even there for 99% of the shows lifespan.

The biggest external reason, for me, is that when writing a great story, you sort of have to know how long it’s going to be to appropriately set-up introduction, climax, and resolution; a story arc. You have to know how much time you have to tell the story, which Lost writers DID NOT KNOW until late in the 3rd Season. Writers come and go, directors come and go, hell even ACTORS come and go. The actor who portrayed Mr Eko (sorry, can’t think of the name off the top of my head) wanted out of Hawaii; he hated it. So what are the writers supposed to do? Just let him disappear? By the time Eko died, he had had THREE centric episodes (including “The Cost of Living” when he died). They were clearly hoping to make Mr. Eko a central piece in the story. Actor wanted out, therefore character MUST go.. somehow. They did the best they could with the hand they were dealt. Another character/actor disadvantage was Walt. The entire time on the island through the first four/five seasons is a period of a few months (2004-2005). So a few months on-screen is 4-5 YEARS of real-time. “Walt’s actor” shot through puberty in that time, so how do you explain that on the island? You have to get him off, of course, and meet up with him in the future, if you’re going to ever see him again on the show; which is what they did.

The writers are not perfect and the show was not perfectly written. Damon and Carlton have come out (over time) and said the Egyptian references were “a mistake” because they went for an idea and weren’t able to come back to it in a way that explained it within the rest of the story. They admitted they were not able to come back to smaller things like the outrigger shooting, since doing so would mean lots of extra time explaining it and not being able to explain other things that were more important to the core of the story.

Did the writers know that the Man in Black and Jacob would be the rivalry in the end from the Pilot? No. They DID set-out to tell a story based on certain THEMES, like light versus dark. They knew they wanted, at some point, characters to represent those two sides in the end. The story evolved and unfolded over time, and I for one really loved it.

(more to come! maybe when I’m not looking over my shoulder for my boss..)

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As simple as the title reads. We all love and miss lost. And we all know not every question was answered. Lets create a definitive list of unanswered questions. I’ll start.

Who were the 3 wise men who created the chess game on the computer, and what was the relevance of telling us about them? Was it a religious theme(3 wise men) or was i an inside joke referring to damon, carleton, and JJ?

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These two seemed to be so important in the story. I thought there mysterious ways would play a bigger part by the end, but it turns out they were rather pointless! Bit of a let down I think!
I mean, Widmore….why/how didhe know or at least understand that Desmond needed to go inside that electro ring thing sending him to the sidewaysville! Yeah the cop out is Jacob told him but he seemed to know much more and his death was pointless end to the character! He told MIB what he wanted to know but he apparently knew there was an afterlife so why did he fear pennies death from MIB????
Hawkins again is a leg down, all mysterious but no explanation of why, couldn’t been so much better for these two characters

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I still think Jacob has bad intentions >:(

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For those of you who have seen my posts/comments, you should know I’m a finale-defender and try to see the positive in all the show had to offer. However, I have agreed with many of you that there were several loose-ends and plot-holes. I for one believe there is no requirement set on the writers to sew-up every detail, though consistency throughout the story is a good thing. With that said, my post-Lost mission is to analyze the story and route-out various connections and methods perhaps missed upon first view, to see if there are answers already within the story to explain certain uncertainties. Now to my question!!..

Desmond spoke to Eloise Hawking several times in time-flashing and consciousness-flashing. Eloise seemed to have foreknowledge in 1996 and was also conscious of her real life in the flash-sideways purgatory. In a way, she seems to have the same abilities as Desmond but more advanced and honed. Question is.. how did Eloise acquire these abilities?

**PLEASE** Only serious thoughts on the issue and no “there is no answer cuz Lost sucks” comments, please. Thank you!

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Hey everyone,

Just to let you know that after recent feedback, I have created a forum-based site for you to talk about your favourite TV Shows. If I’ve missed any off please let me know.

Hope you enjoy x

http://forum.tvuncut.net

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Following my theory titled : MIB was not the first Smokey…
In that theory I suggested that the story has happened over and over which is why we have been given Egyptian references to demonstrate that the story has been going for many many thousands of years.
It just came to me, the quote Jacob made – It always ends the same!
Was another clue from the writers.
Which I believe was a clue to answering why there were skeletons at the source! It always leads to someone having to replace the cork and save the world – thus each period in history, the story it always ends the same!

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In reading Lostpedia’s article on “The Source”/”Heart of the Island”, I see that it was noticed that a cuneiform script writing is found on the stone cork as well as the surrounding infrastructure. The cuneiform script in question was used by various civilizations throughout time, ranging from about 5000BCE – 1000BCE.

This is a very interesting revelation as it goes to prove what I’ve been thinking and trying to say in different ways over recent weeks in regards to all the loose ends the writers have left us with.

Surely it seemed like a huge plot-hole to place Jacob and MIB’s origins in 43AD when we’ve already seen Egyptian heiroglyphics throughout the series scattered about the Island. I felt somewhat confused or bothered by such a misstep, but I didn’t let it bother me. Learning about the cuneiform writing on the cork gives me renewed faith about the whole thing because it points to the everlasting nature of the Island. There are people there, there were people there, and there have always been people there. As long as man has walked the Earth, he has sought the Island. Jacob wasn’t the first protector. Mother wasn’t either. Hugo wasn’t the last. The story we were shown was about the people on the Island, and in a detailed sense the Island itself, but I think the Island is the constant in this story. The people, everyone of them, are the variables. The Island remains and is constant.

This is why we see skeletons in the Source Chamber as well. It’s not a slap in the face, as other posts on this site claim. It’s a testament to the fact that the Island will not and can not be summed up in a story, at least the story that is being told. The Island has always been there and there have been countless numbers of people finding it and dying on it.

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Hey Everyone,

This is just a general question about whether or not I should create a site for another show now that Lost is over. Would anyone be interested if I did? What show would you like it to be about?

I know a few people mentioned that if I did a site for Fringe they’d be interested, and I love Fringe so I’d have no problem doing that, but I just wanted to get an idea of who might be interested etc.

Suggest any show… I may create a site that is a combination of shows. I just want to get an idea before I go ahead and do something 🙂

Also, Alternate Lost Endings has a few posts up now so be sure to check them out if you like Lost Fan Fiction.

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