Wow! Thank you!

A quick thanks to everyone who’s been visiting my blog and leaving comments here and at Digg. You’re awesome! Yesterday this lowly little blog got 35,000 hits! It definitely wouldn’t have been possible without so many people on Digg offering great ideas and comments.

Look for more Lost posts (and posts about other scifi shows) coming soon. ūüôā I’ll also be adding a new page to this blog with a blogroll of links to all my readers who also enjoy writing about Lost, so we can keep discussing ideas back and forth! So stay tuned! You can get updates by email or RSS.

Top 10 *most annoying* Lost moments

Lost is an awesome show. But every now & then I wonder just what the writers were thinking…

10. Nikki & Paulo

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Yes, they were by far the two most annoying characters in television history. I’m glad to see them gone.¬†But, with Patchy resurrecting all the time,¬†Locke cured of paralysis, Rose cured of cancer, and Christian Shepherd sitting around in Jacob’s cabin… Might we see Nikki and Paulo again too? Say it isn’t so! I for one am hoping the immortality theory is not true.

9. Libby’s Death

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Guess I’ll never know why she was stalking Hurley at the mental institution. Great way too create a really compelling mystery and then destroy it.

8. Eko’s “Smoky” Encounter

This left something to be desired. Sure, the morphing of Eko’s brother into Smoky was really cool and helped us realize many of the Losties’ hallucinations were actually Smoky appearances. But the next scenes where Smoky was tossing Eko around like a ragdoll were unfulfilling, to say the least. Sometimes Smoky looks and acts way too much like the water creature on “The Abyss” to be taken seriously.

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7. Hurley’s Diet

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Hurley wouldn’t be the same – or as much fun – if he were skinny. But Hurley really should be losing some weight on the island. He was sneaking Dharma food for awhile, but isn’t that long over?

6. Fake Smoky Appearance

Big goof. Lost viewers everywhere discovered that in the pilot episode, a “smoke monster” was seen hitting the airplane turbine shortly before it exploded. Much speculation ensued about this find. Sadly, the producers later confirmed it was a CGI effect left in the show in error.¬†You can see it here:

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5. Charlie: Death by Stupid

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Charlie’s death was sad. But the saddest part was that it didn’t have to happen. He could have run to the other side of the door and shut it. There was plenty of time.

4. The Lost Experience

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OK, a lot of people will disagree with me on this. Sure, The Lost Experience kept us entertained one summer. But the revelations ended up being very out of place. The solution it offered to Hurley’s numbers was unsatisfying and has never been mentioned on the actual show. Does anyone still believe that was really the answer?

3.¬†Locke’s Bizarre Trust of Ben

Seriously Locke, grow a brain!

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Ben shot him and left him for dead in a mass grave. Ben admitted to gassing all those Dharma people and thus committing mass murder.¬†He’s insane. Yet Locke continues to release him and actually believe him. Utter stupidity. Why does Locke insist on trusting liars?

2. Lack of Curiosity Killed the Cat

How many times have we yelled at our TV screens because Locke didn’t follow up on a mystery when he was with an “other”¬†or Jack seemed to care more about Kate and Sawyer than the smoke monster that was killing people? There were plenty of times the Losties didn’t share vital information with one another or “forgot” to ask Danielle or an Other about a question that was bugging all of us.

Sure, Locke finally asked Ben what the smoke monster was. And Ben said he had no idea. But really Locke, of all the people you could ask, you choose Ben?

1. Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaallllllllllllllllttttttttttttttttttttttt!

Ah yes, it was the fodder of forum humor everywhere: Michael and his ever-present Waaaaallllltttt scream.

Waaaaaalllllltttttt!¬†haunted us in our dreams. Sadly, we saw it again before “Meet Kevin Johnson.” Think the love of Waaaaaaaaaaaalllllllllttttttttt is over? Just run a Google search on Waaaaaaaaaaaaaalt!! and you’ll see we’re all still talking about it:

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Notice the third entry in the picture above. Apparently Waaaaaaaaaalt!!!! translates into any language. No wonder Walt doesn’t want to see Michael anymore.

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Meet Highlander… err Kevin Johnson

“There can be only one.”

Sounds like Highlander, but it’s really the story of Kevin Johnson. Or, more accurately, what Kevin Johnson is supposed to be doing.¬† As always, if you haven’t seen the latest episode of Lost, stop reading now! ūüôā

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Ok! First, let me start with some theories and questions for my readers.

  • Why is Michael immortal? Apparently the Island wants Michael alive. This means the Island has powers in the outside world. It also explains why people like Ben and Locke believe the Island directs them.
  • Are other people immortal? Some.
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    Remember how Jack was kept from jumping off that bridge? Same thing.
  • Is the Island *really* keeping Michael alive? Maybe. However, it could also be a symptom of the “course corrections” that Mrs. Hawking told Desmond about in “Flashes Before Your Eyes.”
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    Remember? The future can’t be changed. Fate can’t be avoided. If you try to do so, the “universe” will course correct you back to your proper fate. I think that’s really what’s happening, and it’s been anthropomorphized by people looking for an “intelligence” behind the corrections.

  • So who is the four-toed statue? Don’t you see the connection?
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    The statue could be ancient island natives’ way of anthropomorphizing the island’s course corrections and other strange events. Kind of like people used to think the Sun was a deity. This could also be the purpose of the Temple.
  • Why can some people travel off the island? So far, we know the following people can travel off-island: Ben, Mr. Friendly, Richard Alpert, and the Oceanic Six. I don’t think this refers to their having any type of special power. It refers to who Ben lets travel off island.
  • Who staged the wreckage? Ben or Whidmore? You decide. Each party is blaming the other.¬†
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    My money’s on Ben. He gassed all the Dharma people once upon a time and the Freighties disabled the poisonous gas.
  • So Ben’s coordinates were right?! Looks like it. Ben told Michael to head off at 325 degrees. Faraday suggested 305. Desmond suffered side effects and Michael didn’t.
  • Who was shooting at Alex? I believe Ben somehow “communicated” to the Temple people to kill Carl and Danielle, just as he communicated to Harper (or Smokey). He was putting Alex in a trap, per usual.
  • So no one is truly immortal? There’s an alternate theory that, once on the island, you’re immortal *off* island but still very mortal on the island (if they catch a disease or a bullet while on the island). This would explain why Ben was dying of a spinal tumor but Rose and Locke were cured. It’s a stretch though.
  • So why doesn’t Richard Alpert ever age? Beats me.
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  • Ok, if Mr. Friendly is real, then who was Libby? Good one. Michael was obviously hallucinating at that point, much like Hurley did off island and everyone does on island. It’s part of the sickness and continues even off island. Note that hallucinations always cause guilt and are always accusatory. Examples: Libby with Michael, Charlie with Hurley, Jack’s dad, Eko’s brother, Harper with Juliet…

 Random notes:
– Did anyone else think Mr. Friendly was Smokey at first?
– My theory about Michael traveling back in time was wrong. Woops!
– Danielle is gone and that really pisses me off.
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I loved her as Delynn on Babylon 5, and I’m really going to miss this character too. All that build up and still so many unanswered questions about her… Of course, there’s a *slim* hope that no one on the island can really die. Or that maybe she’s immortal like good ol’ Patchy. We shall see.

I’d love to hear your thoughts too!

Lost: A birth and a death

Don’t read this if you haven’t seen the latest episode!

*SPOILER ALERT********************************

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The ending was AWESOME and put a different spin on the entire hour. Here’s my take:

* Jin is still on the island in Sun’s flash forward. They have to say he’s dead as part of the “big lie” Jack talked about. Remember, Jack said in court that 8 people survived the crash, and we all know it was more than that.

* Ben is connected. He can stage a crash site, get millions at the drop of a hat, and know everything that’s happening, even when up. I believe Ben’s connections come from the Island natives (aka Richard and crew).

* Charles Whidmore “is” Dharma, I do believe. Ben killed his people; now it’s payback time.

* The freighter sickness has to be the same one Danielle’s crew had. What are the implications of this?

* Michael is now working for Ben on the freighter. When Ben sent Michael off, he told him to head out on a bearing of 325. Faraday told the pilot to use a bearing of 305. Ben is sneaky, so I’m betting his instructions messed up Michael or Walt’s timeline/health and now Ben is using that to control them.

Those are all my quick thoughts. Let me know what you think!

Kill Ben: Volume 1

Everyone’s out to get Ben. Or at least – they should be! (Caution: Spoilers from Lost’s “The Other Woman” below!)

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Tonight we learned that Bill, err Ben, tried to kill every living person on the island – again. So my question is… Why on earth is Ben still alive?!

Would you trust this face?

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Ben is like that sleazy politician that you want to believe in because he’s in your party and can quote Bible verses. He’s like the candidate who smiles and chats you up, while secretly texting his hitman to take you out later.

I’m entertained watching Ben and would like to learn more about his character (such as how he knows about everything going on the island, even though he’s locked up!) But someday, someone has to take Ben out. Who will it be?¬†

My¬†money’s on Vincent. ūüėČ

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(Edited to add: I just saw a great theory about who Juliet looks like and why Ben is so interested in her. You can find it in this blog post at Seat42f. Check out the portrait behind Ben in the picture…)

Breaking the Lost Numbers Code: A huge clue to 4 8 15 16 23 42

With tonight’s Lost episode merely hours away, it’s a good time to look at a HUGE clue last week’s “The Constant” gave us. We’re on the verge of finally understanding the mystery behind¬† 4 8 15 16 23 42.

Did you catch the numbers in Faraday’s notebook? If not, here it is again.

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The page says: ‚ÄúSet the machine to 2.342.‚ÄĚ This was part of an explicit instruction on how Faraday could send his rat’s “mind” into the future. So, the last four numbers are coordinates for time travel (at least as far as Faraday’s machine works.) It seems logical that the earlier numbers in the set are also part of the coordinates.

Perhaps the numbers are spacetime coordinates, helping¬†people¬†get to the island without side effects. Or perhaps they are coordinates for creating a time travel/time loop that the island is caught in (I’ll broach this theory in a future post.)

If the numbers entail a type of spacetime coordinate for the island, this could be why they were once broadcast on a continual loop from the island’s radio station. Perhaps those that understood the meaning of the coordinates (i.e. DHARMA), could use the numbers to get to the island safe & sound.

Numbers Stations

On an interesting note, mysterious stations that broadcast numbers are not unique to the Lost universe. In fact, they’re a current mystery today. Check out this intriguing article on Wikipedia. Here’s a quick recap:

Numbers stations are shortwave radio stations of uncertain origin. They generally broadcast voices reading streams of numbers, words, letters (sometimes using a radio alphabet), tunes or morse code. The voices that can be heard on these stations are often mechanically generated. They are in a wide variety of languages, and the voices are usually women’s, though sometimes men’s or children’s voices are used. Evidence supports popular assumptions that the broadcasts are channels of communication used to send messages to spies.”

The description illustrates the island’s numbers station broadcasts perfectly. This is why I believe the broadcast was a set of coordinates or instructions designed only to be understood by people involved with DHARMA. Either the numbers are coordinates for reaching the island, or they are part of a mathematical equation for achieving a type of time travel directly related to the island itself.

I’d love to hear your thoughts on this theory!

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