Friday, March 14, 2008

LT1: The First Lost Tidbits Newsletter

It was the beginning of Season 2 when the first Lost Tidbits was offered. Walt had just appeared dripping wet in the jungle to give Shannon and Sayid an important reverse. While the content is dated, we want to post the issues in the order they were originally mailed. And I found it amusing to flashback and see the things we thought at the time might be critical clues. This is where it began...


Hurley: Was it a dinosaur?
Jack: It wasn't a dinosaur.
Hurley: You say you didn't see it.
Jack: I didn't.
Hurley: So how do you know it wasn't a dinosaur?
Jack: Because dinosaurs are extinct.
Hurley: Oh, yeah.


Sources say that when Shannon saw dripping wet Walt in the jungle, it was a dream/hallucination.

Walt said backwards, “Push the button. Don’t push the button. Bad.”


The song Desmond started playing on the turn table was by Mama Cass and entitled, “Make Your Own Music”. Mama’s daughter recently was interviewed after the song was featured in the show. She pointed out a real life Lost connection: her husband went to high school with Flight 815’s doomed pilot!


The breaks in the video was due to Desmond watching it so many times and having to splice it. The most critical phase, sources say, is “Don’t use the computer for anything…” The next words are to be very critical.

Locke and Mr. Eko will make interesting discoveries when they watch the tape.

It is interesting to note that TWO actors are credited as Dr. Candle on IMDB for the episode, “Orientation”.


The books featured on the show might contain some clues. “A Wrinkle in Time” is one of those books. A review of the book reads:

“Everyone in town thinks Meg Murry is volatile and dull-witted, and that her younger brother, Charles Wallace, is dumb. People are also saying that their physicist father has run off and left their brilliant scientist mother. Spurred on by these rumors and an unearthly stranger, the tesseract-touting Mrs Whatsit, Meg and Charles Wallace and their new friend Calvin O'Keefe embark on a perilous quest through space to find their father. In doing so, they must travel behind the shadow of an evil power that is darkening the cosmos, one planet at a time. This is no superhero tale, nor is it science fiction, although it shares elements of both. The travelers must rely on their individual and collective strengths, delving deep within themselves to find answers.”

A tesseract, you say? Described as this:

“The tesseract is mentioned in the children's fantasy novel A Wrinkle In Time, by Madeleine L'Engle, as a way of introducing the concept of higher dimensions, but the treatment is extremely vague. In that book she uses the tesseract as a portal, a doorway which you can pass through and emerge far away from the starting point, as if the two distant points were brought together at one intersection (at the tesseract doorway) by the folding of space, enabling near-instantaneous transportation.”


Jack’s dad
Monster security system
Oh where, oh where, has our Desmond gone
Claire’s kidnapping
What put Locke in a wheelchair
Toy plane is so important to Kate…why?
Why was Kate wandering in Australia?
Black Rock – storyline and how did it get so far inland
Boone’s transmission on the Beechcraft
Danielle’s scratches
Where did Nadia go?
The Others
Why hasn’t Locke and Sawyer ever spoke to each other?
Claire’s baby – the psychic, the black eyes, etc
What happens if you don’t push the button?
What happened to Kelvin?
What is the bright light source that shoots out of the hatch?
No footprints on the ground and Eko keeps looking up?
What became of Sarah?
Memory loss of Claire and Charlie
Where does that cable Sayid found go?
What are the injections?
Didn’t Danielle give Sayid an injection as well?
Shannon’s father or husband?
Why did Hurley go the mental ward?
Reason for telling us the shower smelled of sulfur?
What is “the sickness”?
What tell us about the concrete in the bunker?
The magnetic key
Is there something about Danielle’s crew losing an arm?
The mural on the hatch wall
Jin’s watch
Who is Hanso?
What ability does Walt have?
Is Walt using his ability on the Others?
Why is Kate’s mom so afraid of her?
Polar bears?
Vincent’s role
Boone and Shannon did what?
The numbers


When Boone was in the Beechcraft the radio transmission went like this:

RADIO: Is someone there?

BOONE: Hello! Hello! Can you hear me?

RADIO: Repeat your transmission, please?

BOONE: Hello, we’re survivors of the crash of Oceanic 815.

RADIO: Hello…[we’re] survivors of Oceanic 815…

Some debate exists on whether the words “we are” is heard in the final transmission. Writers for the show have stated that the static was placed there on purpose. Was this the Tailies talking to “our” survivors?


Theory: the animals got there because of a prior shipwreck with animals on board.

Support: An Burroughs sci-fi story where this happened. In the story, mutineers take over the ship and another group of passengers on a passing boat. The name of the lead mutineer is DeGroot! In the story, DeGroot is described as Dutch – same as Hanso founder.


Everyone has a connection to another main character…except Claire.


Check out this site a map of all the places mentioned in Lost so far…


Ok, he is way to sure about things. How come a regional sales manager for a box company knows so much? Sure, he lived a lonely life and maybe spent it reading, but geesh!

Here is some observable and odd behavior:

He lied about being the “man” to Desmond for an obvious guess…so he doesn’t know everything
He seemed very sure about being dragged into the hole
His legs failed for some reason when at the plane with Boone
He knew it was going to rain in exactly 1 minute

Is daddy Mr. Hanso?



Notice the TWO faces – one white, one black (same colors as Connect 4). Feathers on its head? Some claim a Masonic symbol. Notice the “eye” as well which is a Masonic symbol (and on our money).

Hash marks.

108 in the sun, and again below to the left. 42 is also present.

Several people “stick figures” – 13 at my count. One looks “smaller” than others, and perhaps one more really little person. Two more on the right side…next to each other and one is on its head.

Fish – I count six.

The word “out”.

Waves, a big arrow.

The word “sick”. An “M” nearby. And “eye” above the letter. “I am sick”? Near is a fish. Fisheye? 42 fisheyes am sick?

Is that a test tube with red stuff inside in the bottom right hand corner?

Couple of houses – simple houses…one roof is dark, the other light.


The lines around the Dharma symbols match a chart that explains the Buddhism system
Buddha has 108 names
A band existed called “108” which played hard rock songs with lyrics promoting Krishna


Distance between earth and sun is 108 times the sun’s diameter.
Distance between earth and moon is 108 times the moon’s diameter.
Sun’s diameter is 108 times the earth’s diameter.
The magic square has a 1:8 ratio with its perimeter numbers and is considered a good luck charm.
The magic square center, middle and corners all create the shape of the swastika, a lucky symbol in Huddist culture.
108 degrees of a circle is known as the Golden Section.
Every angle in a pentagon is 108 degrees.
3’s seem to correlate strongly with 108. 3, 6, 9, 12…
The first 9 multiples of 3 each 108 (0,3,6,9,12,15,18,21,24)
The first non-trivial numbers, 2 and 3, when multiplied by themselves equal 108 (2x2x3x3x3)
The concept in the last two points is that this displays “counterparts”. Polar opposites of even and odd, yin and yang, male and femal


Find the picture of the Dharma swan logo. Look at it carefully. Notice anything spelled wrong?

The “R” is backwards!

Ok, so you don’t have to search:

Russian language uses a backwards “R”. Reading the rest in Russian this word “Dharma” would be:


Translated to English it reads:

“Bottom of the pit/hole”


1 comment:

MDJ said...

I once read a book called The Tesseract by Alex Garland (author of The Beach). This book defines tesseract as a reduction of a four-dimensional cube to a three-dimensional one: "We can see the thing unraveled, but not the thing itself."