I was just wondering if anyone had seen it :P I saw it today and I thought it was absolutely amazing! At one part I actually felt like crying. I was like :O Dare I say it, it was just as amazing as the finale of lost :DRead more >
What is this new point system that has just all of a sudden appeared on lostpedia? And why did I get an achievement, the 'stopping by and saying hi' achievement??Read more >
I haven't been on lostpedia long, but I have seen thing in my time here. I have seen people being banned for 'infinite' for posting incorrect information on a page because they thought it was right. And then, I have seen other people be banned for a month for direct vandalism, like changing stuff on pages and deleting stuff. AND NOW THEY HAVE GONE TOO FAR! They have banned somebody for a month for forgetting to sign their posts.
I mean a vandaliser and a forgetful signer get 1 month banned!! And a person who put incorrect info got banned forever!!
Is it just me or does that suck. Who ever the administrators are, I think they need to sort themselves out when it comes to things like this.
No, this isn't a personal attack on the administrators, …Read more >
Sorry if this has been covered in the show, but why haven't the Others moved back to the Barracks once the Island was moved and Keamy's crew were no longer a threat. its been 3 years since Keamy showed up on the Island and they be a lot more comfortable at The Barracks?
Oh yeah, and I am really behind the "Jack is Jacob theory". If Jack is Jacob, that would explain why he wasn't on Jacob's list.Read more >
Ilana, in "The Substitute", said that the Man in Black can't change his form because he's "stuck" as John Locke.
How does that explain how Alex appeared to Ben in "Dead is Dead"?
Though I'm new to the community, I've been coming here for years and have enjoyed all the discussions, debates and information!
I wanted to check if anyone else checked out the auction. It was neat seeing all the memorabilia that was out there and it felt like one "last hurrah" (at least until the DVD comes out: I don't want to check out the epilogue until it "officially" comes out).
So anyone bid on anything or win? I was lucky enough to come away with a few items but felt like a complete fanatic by even bidding in the 1st place. Anyone else feel the same?
Regardless, thanks to all of you for keeping the LOST discussions and theories going!Read more >
There is a couple of questions that I have that I think you could awnser.
1. Faraday told Ellie to bury the bomb in 1954. By 1977 it was buried. Why is that? 2. What are the CONFIRMED rules about time. 3. Why was there a supply drop in 2004? 4. What is the sickness? 5. What are the Rules in the Charles v.s Ben battle? 6. What are the whispers? 7. What was the cause of pregnancy issues on the island? 8. Why did it not kill Sun or Claire? 9. Why is the Island so hard to find and why can u only get there using a specific bareing? 10. SOMEONE PLEASE EXPLAIN ELECTROMAGNETISM AND WHAT IT CAN DO!? WHAY DOES IT HAVE TO DO WITH THE ISLAND!?
When commenting please label your awnsers Theory/Fact.Read more >
Will Kate make it? Will Hugo stop crying? Will Frank magically appear unharmed? Will Ben, Richard and Miles come around? Will Claire become normal? Will Vincent transmorph into Jacob? Will all the dead bodies arise from the graves and become zombies? Will Richard and Ben have their love affair? Will Flocke's man-boobies flop around a little more?
THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE! erm... YOU'RE NOW ENTERING, THE TWILIGHT ZONE! wait, that's wrong too... what the heck is the slogan for Lost?Read more >
Well... anyone else saddened by that episode? Not like boo-hoo so sad, but sad as in let down. I felt like I had the date, had the romantic walk on the beach, the candles, the rose pedals, only to have the door slammed in my face when it was time for the girl to put out! (this list is a group of my opinions and I do understand the judgment I'll receive and people will probably think it's "Blaspheme" but oh well)
a.) the commercials every 5-6 minutes suck balls
b.) it felt like the writers just threw this episode together at the last minute
c.) I'm almost positive we'll never know or figure out the beginning of the island, instead we got the load of crap from "Mother"
d.) MIB made me feel bad for him, Jacob made me feel bad for him and even t…Read more >
We, or most of us anyways, know that Libby gave Desmond the "Elizabeth" to enter the boat race. Well she spoke of her late husband and was crying and everything, just makes me wonder who her husband was and about that whole situation.
I've always wondered if the flashes Dessy saw were a flash sideways or something.Read more >
Rewatching past episodes, Mib stated that Jacob stole his body (or at least I think that's what he said? It was last night and I really don't recall his exact words so correct me if I'm wrong here)
Soooooo what if Christian was the body Jacob stole. We all know MiB has taken the form of Eko's brother (name escapes me atm), Alex, Richard's Wife, Locke, a horse, etc etc etc. He likes taking the forms of other people/things for his own pleasure (or good or whatever) so what if he was mad @ Jacob for taking Christian's body?
I may be speculating wayyyyyyyy too much here, but oh well.Read more >
Could it be possible that Locke knew the whole time what the island was/is and about everything it had to offer? He landed on the island, looked around dazed and confused, and then started walking around, BUT what if he made a deal with Jacob or MIB from the get go and his wish was to have the use of his legs back?
Radical thinking I know, but heck... it's possible. ANYTHING ON THIS SHOW IS POSSIBLE!Read more >
Ok, so... first time blogger here, but I just had to get my thoughts down on this.
I know I'm not the first one to think of this (or atleast I would assume that I'm not?) but I REALLY think that the creaters of this show grabbed some strange "Thesis" (persay) and rolled with a television show based purely around that thesis.
Ok, let me start at the beginning. My wife never watched Lost prior to season 5, well one day she sat down beside me and started watching an episode and wouldn't stop with the questions. My reply was "Honey... you can't start watching now. You've missed so much and you'd have no idea what is going on." Well, for Valentines day, she bought me season 1 and since then, she's been hooked. She has bought all 5 seasons now…Read more >
I posted this as a response to an excrutiatingly painful emotional goodbye to a TV SHOW. Hope it stirs the pot up a little bit, opens some eyes, puts things into perspective, etc.
Listen people, I like Lost as much as anyone who checks this site every day, watches it consistently when it airs, discusses it, debates it, and makes predictions with it. I love it and it is a great show.
But have some damn self respect. Too many people on this site talk about Lost the way wack-job religious people talk about church/their religion. Or drug addicts whose entire days revolve around anything to do with drugs. Well, psychologists have proven that people (especially in contemporary American society) become as obssessed with material things as drug addi…Read more >
To accept this prediction, you need to be in the party that believes the Losties will travel back in time again before the series ends. Evidence for this, as many of you know, includes things such as Adam and Even themselves, unless you believe Rose and Bernard are already them since the last time shift, and even more convincing evidence is the infamous time-shift-shooting-other-canoe from the perspective of Locke, Juliet, Sawyer, Miles, etc.
So, I for one believe they will travel back in time before the show ends to clear up some of these things...one of them being Adam and Eve's true identities.
Now for the new idea: What if during a time travel incident, some Losties see that it is infact Rose and Bernard whon are Adam and Eve but they a…
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An island with unusually strong magnetic properties. A ship full of slaves. A hatch on an island with a deep tunnel under it, in which a lone man is living, with all his needs catered for. A destiny that cannot be escaped from. A mysterious black horse. A one-eyed man. Any of this sound familiar?
It's quite possible that the makers of LOST have found some or all of these elements in "The Third Kalandar's Tale" (http://classiclit.about.com/library/bl-etexts/arabian/bl-arabian-3kalander.htm), one of the tales from the Arabian Nights, which date back to the Middle Ages.
In this story, the following events occur that should be notable for LOST fans:
One Prince Ajib, son of Khazib is travelling on a ship when it passes by Magnet Mountain, a rock o…Read more >
I'm not sure if this has been discussed much, but it's something I've been wondering about.
Has anyone figured out why it is that the MIB can't take anyone else's form? What is so special about his incarnation as John Locke that makes it impossible for him to take on another guise?Read more >
Just a thought -- if dead people can appear to Hurley, then why not Locke? The real one, I mean.Read more >
So... are we to believe that the smoke monster was released by Noname falling down the hole? Or is it Noname's "soul" or "essence" that takes on the smokey form?Read more >
Did anyone else notice that Richard is dunked into the water three times by Jacob? Taken with the other religious overtones of that episode, I think this is clearly an allusion to baptism. Just something to think about.Read more >
Perhaps everyone else out there is ahead of me on this one, but I still wonder why Christian's body was never found. It seems that the MIB can take the form of people who have died and are connected to the island in some way. In these instances, he does not "inhabit" the body, but appears as a vision, or a hallucination.
That being said, and assuming that Christian is the MIB in disguise, why has his body not turned up?
Also, are we to believe that there are two Locke bodies -- the dead one and the one "inhabited" by the MIB? What is the explanation for that? Also keep in mind that this Locke-version of the MIB is somehow special, as it has been revealed that he now cannot take any other form.
So I guess my questions are as follows:
1. If …Read more >
Am I the only one who liked the way Iliana died? Perhaps I like it because I feel confident that I know why the writers made that decision -- to shake things up a bit.
With everything in the show plodding along to their seemingly predetermined fates, they threw in a wild card -- something to make us think "hmm... is there really some kind of divine plan here?". Also, it keeps us on our toes. It's not exciting if everything is safe and predictable.
Am I the only one?Read more >
I was just wondering why it is so important that the two timelines are somehow "at the same time." To me, this is nonsensical, since they are two different timelines, and by definition are not happening "at the same time." Of course there are glimpses of the OT from the FST, but does it make sense to say that they are happening concurrently?Read more >
I have to admit, I think my favourite part of the whole season finale was the opening scene between Jacob and "Esau". Not only did it bring back the classic lost black and white // good vs. evil mythology with a vengeance but I also thought it was the perfect way to introduce a character that has been left in mystery for so long and introduce another character who seems to have been there all along and will most likely become very important next season and the shows final conclusion. And amongst all this was the Black rock! Does it get any better?
You just gotta love this show....=]Read more >
I'm sure alot of you guys are aware of all the buzz around the twitter activity that has been happening recently which seems to be the beginings of a new lost ARG. Personally I have no idea what is going on.
So, what do you all reckon? do you think this is real or just a couple of lost fans having a laugh?
Please make your opinions heard.Read more >
So i've been thinking about this a while guys. In 5x12 Ben stated that the Island has done incredible things in healing people, however in his own words-
"Dead is dead, you don't get to come back from that"
Clearly John is far more important to the Island and its future then it seems. Now after the last episode (5x15) and Locke's shocking plan to kill Jacob, does that mean he intends to take his place to become the others true leader?
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I'm just saying. Just because someone doesn't wave his arm around doesn't mean it's prosthetic. Maybe he's one of those guys who only likes to gesture with his right hand?Read more >
This week's episode takes us deep inside two strange and unsettling worlds...inside Saddam Hussein's Iraq, and inside the brain of a Crazy French Lady. I'm not entirely sure which is creepier.
In this episode, we learn a little more about Sayid. What we really want to learn, of course, is why Sayid, who seems to know everything there is to know about engineering and communications, served loyally in Iraq's Republican Guard, rather than, say, building his own Iraq - you know, out of spare parts that just happened to be lying around - and proclaiming himself president instead. But that information, it must be said, is not forthcoming in this episode. Indeed, despite the fact that "Sayid Jirrah" is clearly Arabic for "MacGyver", we find ou…Read more >
Opinions about Sawyer as a character on Lost come down to two basic positions - he's hot, and he's mean. If conciseness as well as accuracy is our goal, we might boil down a proper description of Sawyer to "nasty", which captures both the hotness-factor and the meanness-factor quite well. In this episode, we get a chance to see Sawyer in all his nasty glory, gettin' nasty with a lady while he attempts to nastily bilk her husband out of a considerable amount of money.
This episode attempts to explain "Why Sawyer Is The Way He Is", which is something that someone sooner or later was going to have to do, as the way he is, it must be admitted, is kinda wack. As Kate observes in this episode, Sawyer seems to want to be hated - you know, kind of…Read more >
In this week's episode, we answer that question which has kept many a Lost fan up at nights - "What is the deal with Charlie?" Past episodes have revealed Charlie to be many things. He is from Britain. He is a bass player in the band Drive Shaft. He is thoroughly annoying. And, he is a junkie strung out most of the time on heroin, which is a bad thing to be on an isolated island in the middle of the South Pacific, as he is running out of his stash...and despite his best efforts towards retrofitting the island's produce, there is nothing, repeat, nothing he can do to give mangos any narcotic properties. So, in this week's episode, we join Charlie as he faces a cold, smackless Universe in "The Moth".
Incidentally, the reason for the symbol…Read more >
The writers of Lost like to demonstrate, whenever possible, that they were the only people not asleep in English class. They're heavy into literary techniques like irony, juxtaposition, symbolism, plagiarism...you know, all the classic techniques. This week's episode title demonstrates such facility with literary devices, as it is a play on words. Sun is the name of one of the characters on the show, so the episode title is, at once, a reference to her and also to the old blues song "House of the Rising Sun" (which is also, by the way, the "Jeopardy" answer to the question "What is the only reason anyone has heard of The Animals?")
As the writers of Lost will tell you, if you'll only sit still for a moment to listen to them, this episode ti…Read more >
One thing about Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse is that they always like to sprinkle in gobs of literary, cultural or religious or philosophical references to the script of any given Lost episode. This they do for one very important reason: to prove that they have read more than the rest of us.
Okay, okay, they're probably also doing it to spark people's interest in literature, culture, history, religion or philosophy, or to talk about big issues raised in works of literature, history, art and aesthetics, theology or ethics. But mostly it's just to mock the rest of us for having taken poor notes in high school English class.
This "disenhanced" episode has a title which is an example of a literary and cultural reference. "White Rabbit" refe…Read more >
In this "disenhanced" episode, we get to know freaky bald guy John Locke a little bit better...his likes, his dislikes, his pet peeves...which 900 number service he prefers...that sort of thing. (Actually, I understand there's one 900 service he really likes - he pays $89.95 an hour to someone who "tells him what he can't do". All right, that one was too easy.)
So here we go in the continuing and apparently interminable series of "disenhanced episodes" - episode 4, entitled "Walkabout". Incidentally, for clarification purposes, a "walkabout" is an activity derived from Australian aboriginal culture, involving the ritual practice of Australian travel agents fleecing tourists from outside Australia, who have been fed some line about self-e…Read more >
Okay, okay, now that I'm actually doing a third one of these, people's reactions are predictably moving from "this is a weird idea" or "kinda funny" towards "what is up with that guy?" That's okay. I'm still having fun doing this, and that's what matters. Okay, that and people not sending me mail, Hurley-style, reading "Dude, this commenting out episodes thing is so played."
Here is the "closed captioned for the humor impaired" version of the third episode of Lost, entitled "Tabula Rasa", which means "seize the day", I think. If I was one of the Others, my Latin would be better. Oh well, never mind me, let's just start with a clean slate. Here's the show.
[Shot of people at the beach sorting through luggage. Claire and redshirts sortin…
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The title of this Disenhanced Episode is "Whatever The Case May Be", a clever pun - a double entendre if you will - which encompasses both our normal use of that phrase and a sly reference to...er...grammatical case. Yeah. Like the nominative, accusative and dative cases. And the ablative, definitely the ablative case - always a personal favorite of mine.
No, wait...that's not it. The reference is to a silver case that Sawyer and Kate find near some dead guy at the bottom of a lagoon with some stuff in it that, for some reason, seems awfully important to Kate. Our first guesses on this score turn out to be wrong (for example, it's not Kate's purse, and her interest in it is not because she's finally run out of tampons). But if we're tem…Read more >
Yes, it's the long-awaited (Who waited? Did you wait? If not, why not?!) Return of the Disenhanced Episodes. I got kind of tired of typing after Episode 10, so I went on "hiatus" for a bit.
But here we are back for Episode 11, also known as The Episode Where Jack Narcs On His Dad To The Federales. This is one of my favorite episodes of Lost as far as pure psychosocial higgledy-piggledy goes.
But let's not jump too far ahead of the action, though. In our last episode, we discovered that Ethan Rom, despite his highly convincing name (who wouldn't believe that a person can be surnamed Read Only Memory?) and despite his equally convincing claim to be from Canada (maybe it stands for Royal Ontario Museum?), is in fact an Evil Other. Followi…Read more >
Okay, a confession to make here. Sometimes, when no one's around, I just like to sit around saying the name of the protagonist of today's episode over and over again, in the authentic Australian accent. It's sort of like "Clayeh" or "Claeh"...I'm not sure really even how to write it. Maybe someone could do an authentic Australian accent International Phonetic Association version of Claire's name? That would really be helpful. I'm only guessing, but there must be some IPA squiggle which you use for that part of the word where native speakers of Australian English would nearly swallow their tongues whilst correctly pronouncing Claire's name. Or how about that way Australians say the word "no"...like it has about five or six vowels in i…Read more >
Okay, I have an idea for a cool thing to do with this Wikiblog thingy.
You know the "Enhanced" episodes with the running commentary at the bottom? I'd like to do a "Disenhanced" episode, where I make comments to the transcripts for the episodes, of a generally mocking nature. Obviously, since I'm posting to a Lost-blog, people should assume that these mocking comments come from someone who loves the show, and is laughing with J. J. Abrams, Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse, not at them.
Okay, so you get the concept? Then let's go!
[Shot of Jack's eye opening, looking up at the bamboo.]
CAPTION: This is Jack Shephard's eye. Pretty strange way to start a TV show, isn't it? Well, this is a pretty strange TV show.
[Overhead shot panning out to …
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Back by semi-popular demand...here is the "disenhanced" version of the second episode, or more properly, the second part of the pilot. (Actually, given what happened where we left things in the story last time, we have to acknowledge that, when the Monster got through with him, there were lots of parts of the pilot. But I digress.)
Without further ado, let's jump right into the action.
[Shot of Kate, Charlie, Jack walking in woods. No rain or clouds. Jack is trying the transceiver.]
JACK: You keep asking if there's anything.
CAPTION: Jack is using the time-honored Rogerian technique of active listening. This is to make Charlie feel valued and listened to, which, of course, he is not. Charlie says "Anything?" Jack says "You…
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Jack: "We don't have time to sort out everybody's God."
Charlie: "Really? Last I heard we were positively made of time."
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So now we know that some variant of The Others have been on The Island at least fifty years prior to the crash of Oceanic 815. We have reason to presume they have been on The Island even further back than that, but fifty years ago was when The Others first got wind that John Locke was going to eventually visit The Island and even become Their Leader. Now we know why some of The Others have been anticipating John's arrival; essentially because John visited them and told them he was coming, and that Jacob sent him. Talk about prophecy fulfilling itself! So this means the group of people we erroneously refer to …
For the Jay & Jack podcast about "the Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham" they postulated that a "Kate on the Rocks" might be a mixed drink consisting of whiskey on ice with a dash of sweet & sour. I'd garnish it with something that might represent freckles, like nutmeg or cinnamon, but some might think that over the top. The thing is though, you could take drinks that already exist and make them Lost drinks, by changing the garnish.
Just off the top of my head, a Hurley could be a Tequila Fizz (Tequila, Lemon juice, Grenadine, Egg white, and Ginger ale) garnished with two olives, a pineapple wedge, and a golf tee - maybe cherries after that if there's still room. You should have to eat the garnishes to get to the drink. A Cursed Hurley could…Read more >
I've been rewatching the last episode about Richard, and I think that I just realized something. The island may actually be some kind of representation of the Greek version of hell. Remember how they said that you had to cross the river Styx to get there? There was like a boatman who would ferry people across. That is kind of like the ocean surrounding the island. There isn't someone who ferries them across, however there is some kind of invisible barrier around the island, and you have to travel at just the right trajectory in order to make it there. Not to mention the fact that Jacob is often the one who "brings" people there.
Anyway as I was watching the show, I realized that Jacob never actually denies the allegation that he is th…Read more >
Does anyone else remember the other time one of the LOST characters described the island as a cork? I think that it was Daniel Faraday that said that the island sat on a large quantity of electromagnetic energy, and that the island acted as a cork, keeping it all trapped. If it ever got out, it could be disastrous, even leading to the destruction of the world.
When the DI drilled into the Swan site it started to release some of that energy, which led to the incident (I know that a lot of people think that the incident was the Jughead explosion, but that hasn't been revealed yet). So the end result was that someone in the Swan station had to always push the button in order to keep the energy trapped, thus saving the world. Desmond eventu…Read more >
Did the other Island (the one they took Sawyer, Kate & Jack to) move with the flashes as well. Also, is there any signifigance to this island anymore. Like, how is that not the safest place to be? If there isn't any smoke monster on that island and there isn't infection on it, why aren't they getting the hell over there? Just a thought, please rip it to pieces.Read more >
What if Jacob & MiB are 2 sides of the same person. Let's be truthful, we're not sure what they originally look like. We can assume what we saw in the 1800's were their original forms, but there is no way to truely tell. So maybe Jacob is recruiting just one person to replace them both.
Possibly a person who has had both mindsets before (free-will & destiny) who he can split into 2 personalities all together. Just a thought.Read more >
If Locke, Reyes, Ford, Jarah, Shephard & Kwon are the final Candidates and are the most important people on the island. Then why weren't they on "Others" lists at the beginning of the show?
And if that is the case they what was the purpose of those lists' in the first place?Read more >
Alright, I've heard a few people mention that the alternate timeline began when Jacob was killed. I've been thinking about this and if that is true, then could the flash-sideways timeline be what would happen if Jacob never "pushed" anyone towards the island.
I mean, Jacob has aparently been doing this for a long time. Who's to say he didn't have an effect on poeple in the "Losties" lives before they were ever in the picture. What I'm getting at is, maybe Jacob met Lockes' father at some point in the past and set in motion him being pushed to the island. Perhaps, that is why he became a Con Man, causeing Sawyers parents to get into that argument, which caused Sawyer to need a pen to write that letter which is right where Jacob new he would …Read more >
Ok, I'm just sitting at work and thinking about Lost tonight and had a mild revelation. First off, I'm on board with the thought that Christian is not MiB in any capacity. My main reason for this is that he was in Jacob's cabin whilst there was still ash around it. With that being said; in the episode where Ben takes Locke to the cabin and puts on the show pretending to talk to Jacob, Locke hears someone say "help me!". Both Locke and Ben assumed it was Jacob which is why Ben shot Locke for it.
However, from the first night of that episode I have said it was Christian who was sitting in the chair that Locke saw. You could just tell it was his silhoette. So was it Christian that was asking for help? Or was it Jacob? If it was Jacob why would…Read more >