Is there a Dark Tower in LOST’s future? For at least two episodes in a row, LOST has dabbled – albeit subtly – with the device of metafiction. Metafiction ‘devices’ cover a range of possibilities, everything from the characters suddenly acknowledging the audience, to the character randomly acknowledging his portrayer, to an author inserting themselves … Read more
Category: Lost Theories
Doc Jensen digs into the story of Doubting Thomas and the real life of Jeremy Bentham for enlightenment on themes in this week’s episode. Plus: Teases galore, corrections about Narnia, and a new installment of ”Totally Lost”
Well, well, well…by Lost standards, we certainly seem to have had ourselves a pretty straightforward episode in “316.” Even the allusions were simple! John 3:16, the lamppost of Narnia, doubting (but brave!) Thomas the Apostle. And it looked like there were only a few unanswered questions, even having only a few possible explanations. Goodness knows … Read more
I hope that title got your interest? Before John Locke crashed on the Island, his father pushed him out of an eight story window, and in the subsequent fall, Locke broke his back and was paralyzed from the waist down. He was not able to use his legs. Yet, after the crash of flight 815 on … Read more
(Author’s Note: Please pardon your humble author’s tardiness as she fell into a bit of a time-loop herself in trying to make her thoughts about “This Place is Death” semi-coherent in the face of all that’s come before.) Well, that was a cheery name for a cheery episode, wasn’t it? Not that it wasn’t an … Read more
I might be crazy, many people have implied such. But… did it sound like Hurly who was repeating the numbers on french team’s radio? That’s immediately who I thought I heard. Listen for yourself.
The painting that hangs in Mrs. Hawking’s church is called “The Incredulity of Saint Thomas” and it captures the very essence and origin of the term “Doubting Thomas.” Thomas was so skeptical of Christ’s return from the dead, that he wanted to feel his wounds. Could the prominent placement of this painting have meaning for … Read more
Battlestar Galactica fans will recall the Last Supper promo pic produced for season 4.5. Throughout the picture there are clues to BSG’s final yard of story – Davinci Code style. In fact, the empty seat next to Tight with the goblet turned out to betray the identity of the final Cylon. Is there a revelation … Read more
One of the best things about Season 5 so far, in my opinion, is seeing Locke take charge and accept responsibility for saving the island. Everything has lead to John Locke’s arc being that of “The Chosen One” that can bring balance to the force… or has it? As the leader of the others (post-2005 in island-time) he can now do that. Now, let’s look at a timeline of things as to how he became the leader of The Others…
Last week, we got to see how Rousseau and company got to the island in their life raft, and reminisce about the hatch and Claire giving birth to Aaron. All thanks to a little thing called time travel. If time travel is Lost’s new narrative device, like DocArzt suggested, then the historical tour of the … Read more
(Author’s Note: Before reading my piece below, read imfromthepast’s very well-written piece, “Time Travel for Dummies.” Then, read or re-read the Wikipedia article on Predestination Loops you should have read in a previous post of mine. I’ll wait.) Just when you thought things couldn’t get any stranger after “Jughead” and its potentially explosive reveals, the … Read more
Ever since Season 5 began I have been seeing an appalling lack of time travel understanding from the LOST fan community. This came as somewhat of a shock to me, because I was given to the understanding that LOST fans were a rather clever bunch. But it is clear from recent activity in the comments of Lost Blogs … Read more
Every time I read an intricately researched theory on LOST’s time travel element, the ‘constant’ device, and Cuse and Lindelof’s Laws of LOST-time relativity, I imagine this very troubling scene: Carlton and Damon sitting in a dimly lit office, reading those very same theories, muffling sinister self-satisfied guffaws as they realize that we’ve all ‘fallen … Read more
I just recently listened to “Dream Police” again today, after hearing it in episode 2 of this season “The Lie”. Alot of the lyrics relate exactly to what’s going on in the show.
Why do Others need to learn Latin and so very many other things just to be part of that society? Here’s one possible reason.
Hey guys, here is a short list of things that came to mind in 5.03, ‘Jughead’ to spark conversation.
Ye gods, what a long, agonizing wait! Did they have to move the Island so many months into the future in the real world, too? (I know, I know..bitch bitch, moan moan.) But the wait is over at long last, and we have a whole new smorgasbord of Little Things™ for me to look at … Read more
Season 5 has certainly started off with a bang, and it is not lacking in the answers department. We were thrust directly into the result of the island’s “move” and the ripple effect that it has caused. The events were then tagged with a short explanation by Lost’s greatest physicist, Daniel Faraday. But what does … Read more
A new season, our first two episodes, and the journey continues. As in the episode “Because You Left,” I would like to start my first article of season five by talking a trip back in time and revisit one of my last postings in season four. So, shade your eyes, cover your ears, there is … Read more