Lost is now a strictly Science Fiction show.
I understand many viewers, namely the hardcore section, are becoming increasingly disilusioned with the current direction the show is taking. I understand furthermore that this is due to the show starting to discredit the ‘mystical’ or ‘paranormal’ aspects and replacing these with sci-fi based notions. However, I think this makes the show even more appealing and, ironically, MORE ‘mystical’, as simply saying things like, for example, the whispers are ghosts, or something similar, is, in my opinion a much easier and less intriguing way of an explanation than something to do with time paradox complications, remnants of previous ‘times’ etc. On the other hand, they wont want to over complicate it as that would alienate the section of the audience who dont want to think too much. So, I am intrigued as to what they will do regarding these time issues without having to require the reader to open New Scientist magazine every time they finish watching the show.
So, in my opinion EVERYTHING is to do with time now. In Season 3, in Through the Looking Glass, Ben says to Jack “History is repeating itself” and I think he is being quite literal here.
I’ve read the ‘anti-time’ theories and unfortunatley, to me anyway, they dont really explain half as much as the time theories. It seems to me that the posts written that are anti-time are written by fans desperate for it not to become a sci-fi show, and are not actually solving any of the mysteries – which the time theories do so well – especially when discussing things like Walt telling Lock he has work to do etc when he appears to him on top of the ditch in Season 3.
Anyway, I read all the posts no matter what angle they come from, so please dont take offence if you are in the ‘non-time’ camp.