Sunday, June 28, 2009

LT276: Come Together


Today’s posting is going to be a bit of a ramble as I write while I think. As you know, TIDBITS started a LOST REVIEW section a few weeks back. The idea was to review past episodes and find things that make a whole lot more sense now, then they did back then. The goal was to find a single unifying explanation to all things LOST.

My latest attempt at a theory to explain things with LOST seems to have some promise in the early stages. To verify it, we need to revive the LOST REVIEW and take a peek at some past scenes and see if my theory holds up.

So what is my latest theory? Keep reading…


The Perception Theory is that everything we have seen happened has happen.

Yeah, one of the show’s episode titles is the foundation of my theory.

The idea behind the theory is that what seems out-of-place on the show is not really out-of-place, but a matter of perception.

One way to explain this is with optical illusions. Consider the following popular image:

Is this a picture of two faces or one cup? Gestalt theory says, “our brains makes sense of shapes and symbols putting them together like a jigsaw puzzle, formulating that which isn't there to that which is believable.”

Well if that doesn’t sound like LOST in a nutshell, then my name isn’t Henry Gale.

If we apply my theory to the above image then the answer will be, “It is both a cup and two faces.”


So check back each Wednesday and Sunday as we do our own little rewind of LOST looking for support of my Perception Theory.

We will begin with the original title of the show, “Circle”, and see how this fits in with the Perception Theory.


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