Wednesday, February 3, 2010

LT338: Ashes To Ashes


Rose was flipping through a magazine while waiting for Bernard to return from the bathroom. The magazine is not real but is entitled, “Weekly Woodsmen”. This same prop showed up in season FOUR of the show, Supernatural. The same show where the actor playing Jacob was in. In that show he played the Devil.

When she leans over to welcome back Bernard we catch a glimpse of the back cover. It reads, “The Truth is Out There”. Cue the music for The X-Files.


Speaking of reading…when we see Desmond in the wrong seat on the airplane he is reading a book by Salman Rushie. The book is about the power of the imagination and storytelling.


In that strange nose-dive shot into the ocean and along the bottom we notice the island has sunk (more on that later) if you had sharp eyes you saw this:

Yes, our old Dharma shark from Season 2.


Did you notice the row number for Hurley on board the plane? It was Row 33 sitting across aisle from Sawyer. But we know in the original pilot he was sitting in Row 20. This means that Hugo and James are now in the tail section!


“Are you pulling my leg?” – Boone to wheelchair-bound Locke as he spoke over Frogurt.


Quick review: we first come across ash in LOST when Locke notices it is spread out around Jacob’s cabin the first time Ben leads him to meet Jacob. John asks about and Ben stops over it.

Then we really don’t hear much about it until Illana’s crew arrives to burn down the cabin. One of her crew member points out the presence of ash.

But in LAX episode we get a handful of the stuff blown right into our face. Bram spreads it around himself to protect himself from a very clever opponent. And the Others at the Temple begin to spread it around their compound in anticipation of some smoke.

We know now it is clearly to keep Smokey in his place. This makes two things of good defense against the monster when you include sonar. As time permits I should research what things are sensitive to sound and ash? Before I leave the sound sensitivity, let me tell you I just saw Spiderman 3 where sound defeats Spidey’s nemesis. I think it could be the same thing.

Oh, another thought as I’m writing…could the ash be the ashes of a dead person(s)? Hmmm…I really like this idea.


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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

LT337: LAX - First Impression


7 out of 10. It is difficult when expectations are high to then have them met. On the good side, LOST stayed consistent - consistent by leaving me with more questions than I had two hours ago. On the bad side, it seemed to just be getting crazier. Not that crazy is all that bad, but crazy without purpose can wear out the viewers.

For example, how many predicted Sayid would rise again? Was in the all-dressed in black outfit? Was is simply that we've seen LOST for five years and we have the general pattern down?


You KNOW if I'm having troubles after writing 300+ posts on the show, that a lot of casual observers are going to be thinking, "WHAT?"

It seemed that during the pre-show narrative that it would be difficult to keep a straight face while summarize this adventure. It felt like Hurley sitting at the kitchen table telling his mother the truth and then realizing that even soap opera shows do not have this outlandish twists.

But that is in part why we watch. One of the best things about Star Trek or Stargate is to see what the aliens will look like next week. Well now we have seen it and it looks very much like trouble, and like John Locke (again, who didn't see this coming?).


BEN - I thought when he was introduced to the dead body in the sand that he would have a change of heart and start blabbering what just happened inside. Nice twist to actually show Ben as a tired and tired of being used human.

RICHARD - Oh, oh. Last time he was in chains? I'm thinking Bible as it reminded me of the Devil being placed in the Bottomless Pit chains. And I thought of Juliet bound in that chain that lead her to her multiple deaths. During the commercial break I changed my mind to being bound in chains aboard the Black Rock.

JACOB - What an odd man. Odds are he needed a body and now he has Sayid (the black clothes is to throw us off). Sayid versus John - that should be interesting.

ASIAN LEADER and his SIDE KICK - Did anyone else think "Apocalypse Now"? I was expecting Sheen to slowly rise out of the spring with a knife clenched between his teeth. Odd thing to throw out there about English.

DESMOND - One of the things I liked. For being on screen for about 2 minutes, he proves that less is more.

FLIGHT 815 - I think we are seeing to parallel timelines. The plane ride is where the bomb goes off. The island stuff is where the bomb is immaterial because another time flash moved everyone up about three years.

JULIET - That's one way to right off a character. Look, we all thought she was dead - they could have just gone with that. The whole goodbye setup and scene was contrived, poorly pulled off and just too bloody for me to feel too sad.

MILES - The word? Did I hear that right?

HURLEY - Always can count on Hugo. He helped every scene that he was in...except waiting so long to get Sayid to the Temple. Pick it up, Lardo!

SMOKEY - Really, John? I like seeing you like that. Bram didn't last long, but it did give us one critical piece of information that needs explored in coming days: The Ash.


I did enjoy the cliffhanger: I want to go home. Nice. Is that another planet? Heaven? Something tells me two sons were banished to this mystical place and told to fight it out using humans as the pawns. Now we see how teachers feel when their pay is attached to student test scores! HA!

It really does seem we are heading towards the Twilight Zone. Hard to debate that when the opening scene has underwater shots of Atlantis...or Mu...or...


Ok, that's my first impression.


Monday, February 1, 2010

LT336: Double Dipping


This is the second post of the day, so be sure to look back as chatter is picking up big time.

This latest updates is an email from ABC which reads:

After five amazing seasons that have had people around the world hooked, the season premiere is almost here! This final season will answer all of your questions, and you'll finally learn the fate of Jack, Kate, Sawyer, Locke, and all of the other Oceanic 815 survivors. The television event of the year begins tomorrow at 87c on ABC.And if you can't wait another minute and want to be ready for the premiere, take a five minute break and catch up on all five seasons in the newly-released "LOST Untangled: 5 Seasons in 5 Minutes". Relive the epic story as told through this unique and humorous recap.Click Here to See the Video Now!

It's the beginning of the end!

LOST: THE FINAL SEASON Premiere EventTuesday at 87c on ABC


LT335: Number 4


As you know, I am not a fan of spoilers, but this qualifies as a promo since it was shown to the world! I'm talking about the first FOUR minutes of Season 6.

If you want to watch it, you can find it here:


This past Sunday, ABC showed a second promo. That can be seen here:

This site actually has a couple of interesting articles like burning questions for this season.


If you don't have tingles, questions and excitement after that, then you simply are not LOST enough!

Keep checking back for more updates as we countdown to the premier!


Sunday, January 31, 2010

LT334: Ready, Seth, Go


Two days! Can you believe it? Tuesday, February 2. Check your local schedule for the proper start time. 7 pm here in the Central Time Zone.

We will begin with a recap show called “LOST: The Final Chapter”.

Then we get a two-hour premier entitled, “LAX”.


A TIDBITS reader writes me that Set – the guy who fought with Horus in battles referred by Thoth – is also spelled “Seth”.

Seth is the god of storms, the desert and chaos. Yes, we have our classic good versus evil confrontation. This indicates the Man in Black may be named Seth. Which is a bit interesting because the pilot of Oceanic Flight 815 was Seth as well. And in a recent post on TIDBITS we mentioned Noah and his role in saving the human race and it so happens that he has a son named Seth.

The reader also pointed me to a website that went into a lot more detail. It shows how the Egyptian god Set (or Seth) can be linked to the devil. In this reading it mentions that Egyptians would put their hands on the head of live goat and confess their sins. Then they would release the goat into the wilderness. Wonder what PETA would say about that?

Anyway, this tradition was passed along to the Israelites as well which we discover in the book of Leviticus which reads, “And Aaron shall ... lay both his hands upon the head of the live goat, and confess over him all the iniquities of the children of Israel... and shall send him away.... into the wilderness.”

Wait a minute…who? Aaron? Yes, Aaron was the priest of the Israelites and he did the confessing for the society. He is the replacement leader for Moses and related as family although the exact relationship escapes me. Family ties. Seth ties. Hmmm…

Oh and did you know the birthplace of most Egyptian gods is Mount Sinai? This is the same place mentioned in the Bible years later where Moses died. When Horus’ daddy died, he was buried here as well. Then three days later he was resurrected and ascended to Heaven to become the judge.


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