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mr. jones and me

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on January 22, 2009 by eyeoftheisland
with an accent from the uk-ish (australia counts in that, no?), this mysterious soldier is certainly not dharma, but perhaps has an affiliation with mr. widmore. he was certainly eager to cut off juliet’s hand though.

the mysterious mr. jones
the mysterious mr. jones

“the rules”

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on January 22, 2009 by eyeoftheisland

it’s the morning after and the boards are, of course, buzzing about last night’s ep.

not time for commentary, but i’ll be pointnig you in the direction of some interesting threads.

“The Rules” on The Fuselage: http://forum.thefuselage.com/showthread.php?t=105507&page=1

Discussion of what rules govern these “skips” in the record of time. john, the 815ers (aka the Left Behinds) and juliet (interesting as she was an “other” at one point”) keep flashing, but richard and the others do not appear to be doing so, although we can’t confirm that they are not.
Here’s a summary post of some of the ideas floating around:
Originally Posted by Cardielost
Here’s the crucial thing to remember so as not to get all confused about time travel: those who are traveling are not becoming who they were or will be at whatever time they land. From their perspective they are simply living out their lives one minute, hour and day at a time. If Sawyer is, say 38 when the island vanishes, once 24 hours from his perspective have passed, he is 38 and a day. It doesn’t matter whether during those 24 hours he went back 20 years or forward twenty years. From the perspective of stationary characters, these intrusions into the past by the travelers are always part of their pasts, but from the perspective of the travelers, they only happen once the jump has been made. Therefore Locke had no idea that he had told Richard about being shot by Ethan, because the jump after which he tells Richard hasn’t happened to him yet. But Richard is stationary, and what he remembers is meeting Locke in the past, not knowing who the hell he is, and then Locke giving him a compass and telling him about being shot in 2004, as well as the rest of their history together.

Cardie

guys, when are we?

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on January 22, 2009 by eyeoftheisland

gah! the first two hours of season 5 have aired and i am still trying to gather up the pieces of my brain from when my head exploded in the first 60 seconds.

it looks like our good friend, dr. marvin candle aka mark wickman aka edgar haliwax AKA (for realzies) dr. pierre chang is back and better than ever. when are we: almost pre-DI; DI when it was a pilot project. before ben and roger workman and dr. goodburger (or whatever his name is). and, apparently, THE FROZEN DONKEY WHEEL (the one that ben turned to move the island) EXISTED BEFORE THE DI DID.

Adds much more mystique to the set of “island antiques” we seem to be collecting: the black smoke door inscribed with hieroglyphics,  the infamous four-toed statue, the rock sculpture that walt was familiar with. whatever history the island has it is long and has many cultural references, so i suppose we’llhave to stay tuned. of course i can’t help but ask who were the first people on the island? that wheel did not put itself there (i think). perhaps one of our only hints are those “adam and eve” bodies that jack found in the caves way back in season 1.

but i digress.

i wanted to drop some comments on the opening “teaser” sequence, which brilliantly, in my opinion, juxtaposed the history of LOST with the thematic issues this season seems to be presenting us with.

— “the broken record”: as you know, more than one season of LOST has begun with the playing of a record. the first being desmond back in the season two premiere with mama cass’ “make your own kind of music”; second with juliet and “downtown.” another “record” episode opening that comes to mind is “cabin fever”, last season’s locke-centric episode that opens with a sequence of his mother, age a5, preparing to go on a date with “him.” as emily pouts and spritzes, she bobs along to buddy holly’s “everyday.”

playing a record has immediate connections with theatrics; an overture a raising of the curtain, “hey the show’s about to start.” the playing of a record in LOST usually connotates some kind of beginning and willie nelson is there to greet us at the start of season 5.

record also makes me think of record; recorded knowledge; documentation; legacy. this episode certainly wants to leave some kind of record for the future, and certainly daniel made an indelible record in desmond’s brain: a memory he had never had before.

dan himself mentions in this episode the theme of the”broken record of time” which has been brought to us literally in the opening. records of course have grooves; the needle has to trace the correct groove to play correctly. any blips and the whole thing becomes warped, twisted, disorted. it is the wheel that has pushed the losties out of their cosmic time-space groove and now they are doomed to skip until someone re-rights the needle. i like the image of the record in this instance also because it is round; you can skip to certain parts, forward or back. you can even flip it over and play the other side.

one more thing about the record: in terms of LOST history, the playing of a record is the inauguration of a new season, and by playing it over and over, the writers are intentionally skipping, repeating the same motif over and over in order to remind us of either: 1. the connectedness of the show’s storylines or 2. even if LOST sounds like a broken record to us, we would probably still keep listening to it.

— the baby: one last point before i roll off to bed (more links and ish tomorrow) is that dr. pierre’s baby must must must be our friend miles straume. it’s too perfect. however, let me point out that this is not the first time this baby has appeared in the LOST-iverse. in hte video “leaked” from comicon chang tells someone to take a crying baby outside before continuing his plea that the DI be reinstated. in both this first episode as well as this clip the baby has been emphasized, so i think we’re pretty safe to bet that he is someone we know and it is probably miles. i’ll post a link to the video below, but listen to the voice of the interjector here. sounds a bit like faraday, non?

happy LOST-ing!

people to focus on

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on January 19, 2009 by eyeoftheisland

besides sawyer and his beautiful abs… here’s a list of five people i think we should be thinking about in the three (3!) days leading up to the big premiere.

as a general FYI, there will be THREE HOURS of a LOST-stravaganza airing wed night: one hour of (you guessed it) recap followed by two (!) new original episodes:

1. because you left — i believe it is jack-centric, but correct me if i am wrong
2. the lie — a hurley-centric episode. there is a teaser clip for that one as well, which i’ll be posting shortly. in the meantime, here’s some food for thought. STUDY UP, 3 DAYS AND COUNTING!

Taking a cue from Doc Jensen, Exhibit A is Mrs. Hawking. Im sure you recognize her namesake, but this old biddy is more than she appears to be. In Flashes Before Your Eyes (remember when Desmond went back into time the FIRST time and ended up naked in the jungle ? I CERTAINLY DO! well she is the lady who was pulling some of ole Desis time-traveling puppet strings)

Taking a cue from Doc Jensen, Exhibit A is Mrs. Hawking. I'm sure you recognize her namesake, but this old biddy is more than she appears to be. In "Flashes Before Your Eyes" (remember when Desmond went back into time the FIRST time and ended up naked in the jungle ? I CERTAINLY DO! well she is the lady who was pulling some of ole Desi's time-traveling puppet strings)

really the creepiest mofo on earth. Great though. He may be working for Widmore now, but hes visited Mr. Locke in the past. In fact he was the one who advised him to go on Walkabout in the first place.

Abbadon: really the creepiest mofo on earth. Great though. He may be working for Widmore now, but he's visited Mr. Locke in the past. In fact he was the one who advised him to go on Walkabout in the first place.

YOUR island? But HOW?

YOUR island? But HOW?

Never ages. Runs with the Others. Looks like he is wearing eyeliner.

Never ages. Runs with the Others. Looks like he is wearing eyeliner.

Now this one is just wishful thinking. I NEED THAT ROUSSEAU FLASHBACK! AND I NEED IT NOW!

Now this one is just wishful thinking. I NEED THAT ROUSSEAU FLASHBACK! AND I NEED IT NOW!