Wednesday, August 26, 2009

LT292: Island of Misfits


I’ll admit up front that this isn’t thought completely through so here are some loose thoughts…

Isn’t it supposed to be “Jack in a Box”?

Wasn’t there a toy stuck on an island of misfits called “Charlie in a Box”?

So we have John in a box while another John is walking around. How in the world did the Dead John get into the metal box?

Isn’t it supposed to be Dear John instead?

Would this make the new group and keepers of the metal box sort of like timeline protectors as much as Ben and Mrs. Hawking think they are timeline protectors?

Did the flash on Ajira Flight 316 cause a “split” from Dead John to Walking John?
I believe that the John in a Coffin had to be the Walking John, because how (and why) else would Ilena and her group move John from a coffin to a metal box? Does this mean the metal box was on board the plane? Would that be a flashback and a half to see two bodies of John being wheeled into the cargo bay?

Like I said…loose thoughts…


This video is circulating and I’m not sure what to make of it. Check it out here:

First, it is very interesting from the perspective of how everyone looks at each other while first boarding Oceanic Flight 815 (man, have we come a long way or what?).

Second, the idea of another plane crash is intriguing.

Third, unsupported rumors are that this video was shown at Comic Con at the LOST panel.

Fourth, the final seconds of footage is actually from the movie, “Knowing”.

For now, it best to view this with a lot of doubt.


Remember when Boone was going to die from his fall from the Beechcraft airplane? At the time Jack was asking everyone for blood donations to do the transfusions on Boone. I’m re-watching some old episodes and this fact jumps out at me differently then when I first saw it.

In a few seasons Kate is going to offer her blood in a transfusion to save young Ben because as she states it, “I’m a universal donor”.

So where was this helpful attitude when Boone was dying? Maybe Kate wanted or needed Boone to die and kept quiet. Hmmm…


Well, this got me thinking about other characters and how their words and actions might take on a different meaning knowing what we know now. I’m starting on Danielle because there are tons of changes with her now that we know her flashbacks. For example, did she really light the fire to cause the black smoke? There was no black smoke when Alex was taken as she claimed.

You get the idea…I’ll share more as these oddities jump out at me.


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Sunday, August 23, 2009

LT291: Lost Footage…Now Found


ABC was doing some cleaning up in their video vault when they discovered a handful of episodes of an old documentary. The subject of the documentary was the Dharma Initiative Group. It seems the documentary was never aired for various reasons.

ABC will air the four episodes on-line at : Each part will be released about a month apart.

The show’s official title is, “Mysteries of the Universe: The Dharma Initiative”.


A college student near Las Vegas is making plans to attend a costume party in 1978. He goes to a thrift store and picks out a jumpsuit so he can be a janitor. The only thing outstanding about the jumpsuit is that it contains a non-descript Dharma patch. He is photographed in costume at the party which in turn shows up in local newspapers. A few days later, two men appear and question the student.

Nevada is known as a hotbed of extraterrestrial activities. It is the host of the famed Area 51. The military members of Area 51 are known to where similar jumpsuits of various colors denoting their rank. It seems commonplace for staff at the installation to be called away for extended periods of time.

Could Area 51 be linked to this Dharma Group? A Nevada man claims his neighbor, known only as “Phil”, was interviewing for a job out in Michigan with the Dharma Initiative and then suddenly went missing.

Research by the documenter reveals similar missing stories involving the Dharma Initiative can be found in the Portland, Oregon area. Parents of a school teacher named Olivia said their daughter also went through several interviews and strange tests for the Dharma Initiative then one day she just vanished. The parents have never heard from her since.

Olivia’s parents had kept copies of some of the paperwork related to the job interview. On it were question like these:

-- What three words describe you?
-- What animal do you indentify with?
-- Describe your first kiss in three words?
-- Who is your constant?
-- What would you sacrifice to stay alive?
-- What makes you cry?
-- You just stole a sick child’s toy. Why?

What type of organization would use interview techniques often reserved for psychological tests for the criminally insane? Why the secrecy?


The next episode will be aired on September 8.

I enjoyed the expose on the Dharma Initiative for if you recall, their original purpose and mission is probably nothing like what we found in 2004. It never occurred to me to label the Dharma Group as a “secret society”, but it does fit…maybe even the word cult should be used?

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