Wednesday, September 30, 2009

LT303: Seeing What I Missed


Came across a radical prediction that might interest you… Let me set the stage for you. I mean radical in the way “Dallas” was radical. Wasn’t that the show where at the end we learned it was all one big dream? So something like two years of the show was really a 3 second dream.

This prediction I found offers the same kind of radical prediction: we will discover that everything seen for five seasons really happened in about 23 seconds of time. The basis for this is a book introduced in the show, “The Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge”.

As a reminder, this book is about a man who is being hanged. As they release the trap door, the rope breaks and the man falls into the river below and escapes. The rest of the story is about the man avoiding being recaptured and making his way back home to his lovely wife. He finally makes it home and as he is running towards her, he feels a jolting pain in his neck and sees a bright light flash. Then everything goes black.

See, he never escaped at all. In the split-second between having the trap door release and his neck snapping, his mind imagines everything the book details.

This would be a radical twist, but also allows the writers to explain away any conflicts or contradictions. Will it be a dream as in “Dallas” or something other thing like the trauma that comes with a plane crash? They say one’s entire life flashes before their eyes right before a major threat. Hmmm…


Here is my excuse: it has been a very busy summer! I made the mistake of signing up for 5 college courses during the sunny part of the year and it nearly wiped me out. Anyway, that’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it. And I NEED an excuse for I somehow overlooked the video at Comic Con this past July.

Here it is:

In this one, Hurley is the owner of…well, you just watch it.

And this one:

How can Oceanic claim they have a perfect flying record?

I’m starting to get some ideas from these teasers that were overlooked, so be sure to check back next week on LOST TIDBITS.


I will be at a conference next week so TIDBITS will take a short break.


Sunday, September 27, 2009

LT302: The Arts


I head an interesting theory about LOST being a prison camp. The evidence if one looks for it is there: temple walls, indoctrination rooms, wardens and guards, security fences, work farm, food drops, slave ship, etc. It is not uncommon for prisons to have been used for social experimentation as well.

We do know that Hurley and Libby were mental patients at one time. Add in those who think they see dead people and other strange stuff and we have ourselves a Cuckoo Nest that Jack Nicholson would be at home with!

I’m not sure how to specifically apply this theory since the writer was vague on those details, but the idea made me stop and ponder. Share you ideas!


SAWYER: Your name.

COOPER: A conman goes by many names friend. I've been Alan Seward, Anthony Cooper, Ted MacLaren, Tom Sawyer, Louis Jackson, and Paul...
SAWYER: Tom Sawyer.
COOPER: I was young and Huck Finn was taken. And the ladies loved that one. Made me charming.
SAWYER: Well how about that.
COOPER: How about what?
SAWYER: Sawyer's my name too.

I was going through old episodes and this exchange caught my attention. I decided to look up Huck Finn on Wiki and see what I could learn. Here is a snippet along with my comments in parenthesis:

The main theme of this book, according to author Mark Twain, is the conflict between consciousness and conscience (talk about LOST!). Huck is the son of a vagrant drunkard (Ben’s father). Huck is adopted by the Widow Douglas in return for saving her life (decisions and consequences). The widow attempts to "civilize" the newly rich Huck. Huck is kidnapped by his father but manages to fake his own death and escape to Jackson's Island (did someone say island?), where he coincidentally meets Jim, a slave (like on the Black Rock ship?) of the Widow Douglas's sister, Miss Watson. Jim is running for freedom because he has found out that Miss Watson plans to "sell him South" for eight hundred dollars. The two take a raft down the Mississippi in the hope of finding freedom from slavery for Jim and freedom from his father and controlling foster parent for Huck (the whole father-son theme).

Now I’m convinced that LOST is a retelling of Huckleberry Finn. HA!


Several LOST-related activities continue to be released including some new posters on the Carlton and Damon Polar Bear website.

There are hidden clues for the computer geek to find, but nothing overly revealing to me at this point. I’ll keep you posted if something pops out as a vital clue.


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