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Can someone explain?…

I’m still relatively new here, and I’ve hear a lot of talk about a multiple timeline theory. I’ve tried to read up on it as best I can, but I can’t find just one post that sums up the theory nicely. I think I understand it, and from what I understand of it, I disagree with it. But I want to make sure that I understand it fully before I post my own theory regarding the timing of the story… Afterall, I don’t want to look like a COMPLETE ass…

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LilBoyBlue42

I'm a 22 year old that just graduated with a Bachelor's in English(Writing) with a minor in Religious Studies. I'm a huge fan of Lost, Flashforward, Battlestar Galactica, and a few other shows.

9 thoughts on “Can someone explain?…

  1. lol….don’t feel stupid about posting anything. we all just vomit any ideas we have here….as for your question, however, that’s tough to answer. there are quite a few theories concerning this approach, and they don’t always agree…

  2. I have the impression that most fans expect that the first few episodes of the last season will contain “flash-sideways” where we get to follow two different realities or time lines before they are somehow merged by course correction. But I guess we’ll see in a few weeks and in the meanwhile we can speculate away all we want!

  3. Unlike you, i KIND OF understand it (after many debates and arguments)
    but (i think) like you, i do not WANT to understand it and i definitely do NOT want it to happen. So my point – i think we are both better off knowing nothing about it haha.

  4. Clearly it is very unlikely that they manage to pull this off without a lot of logical flaws, as in most sci fi stories about time traveling and alternate realities. But it can be enjoyable anyway…

  5. haha, yeah SawyerGirl. You’re right. after recent debates I understand it a bit more, but i still don’t want it to happen…

    and ilieinthesahdow, i absolutely agree. i think that if they do do it, it’ll be enjoyable, but it will be full of problems too…

  6. ilieintheshadowofthestatue.
    i am so glad that someone is acually admitting this will have flaws. Everybody seems adamant that it’s going to be perfect.

  7. Why is there an adamance with some people that it will have flaws of any real relevance?

    I don’t understand how the producers can make a show that you spend hours blogging about, but you don’t trust or respect them enough to think that they’re going to pull off a satisfying conclusion.

    Is it some sort of pre-emptive tall poppy syndrome?

  8. Oh ye of little faith. Whatever the writers do, I think they’ll pull it off really successfully, as they have done so far. On the alt timeline advocates, I was not one until I read a few theories that put some story ideas together really well and they seem to be able to explain lots of unanswered questions in a sci-fi way. Those of you who are just as adamant in the other direction haven’t come up with a holistic theory that covers all the things and questions that need to be addressed, come up with something more than ‘I don’t want it to happen’ and I’m sure most of us will be up to discuss it, like I said, well thought out theories really changed how I thought about stuff –

  9. Thanks everyone for the comments… as far as the “flaws” i think we mostly just mean that it’s impossible for it to be perfect, you can’t please eveyone afterall…
    for instance, I though the battlestar galactica finale was perfect, but i’ve talked to people that didn’t like it, and pointed out things they saw as flaws… it just comes down to perspective…

    and as for the anti-alt timeline theory, i have one. and i’ll post it this weekend when i have a bit more time. I look forward to the discussions!

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