Archive for September, 2008

LOST Video : LOST the Sitcom Season 1 Intro

If LOST was on ABC’s TGIFriday lineup. (Not only can he break your neck with his ankles, I hear Sayid does an uncanny impression of Bullwinkle as well. So, look out , Uncle Joey! ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) ( Made for youtube by CinematicESP)

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LOST Thoughts: How Did Juliet Know?


It was bugging me that Juliet knew that Sawyer killed Frank the Shrimp Guy in Australia (as well as Sayid’s past “indiscretions” in his homeland) when I was watching it live back in Season Three.(One of Us). Someone was discussing it recently ( I can’t remember if it was a podcast or a blog. I apologize. Let me know if it was you ๐Ÿ™‚ ) about that they had a lot of info on Jack . Ben had Patchy in the Flame Hatch being able to monitor Juliet’s sister Rachel and her son, Julian (and probably how they got the Red Sox game too ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) But no one knew that Sawyer killed Frank, not even the Australian police. So how could anyone possibly know that he did it?

Then it hit me. Hibbs knew.

Hibbs (played by Robert Patrick) was the conman that Sawyer was set up by in “Outlaws”, Season One. (In fact, I had my theory that he was the real Sawyer. Would have fit too. Oh, well! ๐Ÿ™‚ ) He used James’ thirst for revenge, to “settle a score” with Frank for not paying up ,by telling him the Shrimp Man was the real Sawyer.

Who is Hibbs? What was ” The Tampa Job” ? My guess is that you’ll probably find his name next to Anthony Cooper’s (subset: Florida) in Ben’s rolodex that he keeps in his secret hieroglyphic closet. (Maybe this is some of the stuff he and Juliet would discuss over ham? ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

Now…who’s their “man” in Bozrah?

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LOST Thoughts : Whistles, Fences and Golden Snack Cakes

I’ve been contemplating, from fairly early in the series , how Vincent and Smokey haven’t been seen sniffing around the same Dharma food drop together. Why is that? Is this because they are one in the same? Or of similar “make up” but from different sides?

Locke spent the episode “Tabula Rasa” (Season One) fashioning what turns out to be a dog whistle to summon a “lost” Vincent. Whistles of this kind are known for emitting a pitch that is heard by a dog but not humans. In contrast, a loud whistle blares, much like one that is heard at a factory, alerting the Losties of the “monster” when it makes its first appearance in the Pilot episode. (Rose said later that it sounded familiar and that she was from the Bronx, NY). Is a person/thing “calling” the smoke monster?
Who/what is doing that?

Some have claimed that when you look in the pupil of Jack’s eye in the beginning of the Pilot episode, you can see a reflection of Smokey. Now if this is true, who do we see that is supposed to wake up Jack “because he’s got work to do” according to christianshephard-tChristian? It’s Vincent. In that line of thinking, does Smokey appear first, then Vincent later? Or is Vincent in “monster” form first, then back to a dog, when he approaches Jack?

Then there’s, as Locke calls it, “a sonic weapons fence”. Smokey seems to be adverse to whatever is coursing between the pylons. Is this like one of those invisible pet fences meant to keep the dog/cat from roaming to and from the yard? Does the Island just have a “Super Size Me” one? However,was Patchy’s zapfest just an Others theatrical production? Fake beards..why not fake blood (and with a “Thank You” no less) Was this much like Ben knowing that Locke would inevitably blow up the sub? (But there is always the option that the fence is lethal and Patchy was “on the clock” for the Island, considering the harpoon to the chest/grenade in TTLG, Season Three finale. Oh, LOST….how you taunt us so. *hug*)

And then there is Danielle’s term of Smokey being the ” Island’s security system”. I bet if you hunt around long enough…. you’ll probably find a “Beware of Dog” sign nailed to a coconut tree that got torched during the hatch implosion. ๐Ÿ˜‰

What did Locke see the first time he met up with “what is knocking down the trees” ? Something beautiful. The second time? Horrifying. But he still wanted to go with it. Makes me wonder about that story he told about his sister Jeannie that “turned” into a dog. A yellow dog. ( Outlaws, Season One) It was a “sign”, or representation, of the afterlife (at least his foster mother thought so). He said ” Well, that would be silly” when asked if he thought the dog was his sister. But he was with, assumably, less receptive listeners (Kate and Sawyer) to his brand of “belief”. Did he just pretend to not believe ? Was the finding of Vincent a two fold task: Get in good with Michael and his “special” son, Walt and reinforce his now energized “faith” in his understanding of the supernatural? Or did John “find” Vincent because he wanted to “keep his enemies closer”? Does the Blast Door map just solidify this?

That’s right…happy, cute puppy = Cerubus. Or is Vincent the anti-Devil Dog, i.e. the Island’s Twinkie? And as we know…Twinkies…live …forever. 8)

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LOST Cartoon Art : Walt’s Dog (Technically Brian’s)

Vincent (played by Madison)

Is he “dark” or is he “light” . Say, gang! Maybe we can get him to “solve the mystery” with a Dharma Initiative Vinnie Snack? (Ehheeheeheeheehee)

Happy LOST Thought of the Day : Michael telling Walt he’ll look for Vincent as soon as it stops raining.

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LOST Thoughts : Adam and Eve Revisited

A little bit ago, I wrote about the options of who could be Adam and Eve in a past LOST Thought , Locke Nickname Origin #1” . On The Tailsection, it was being discussed about the possibilities of who the cave’s original occupants could be. Someone mentioned (at least that is what context I think it was being mentioned. Sorry if I misread) that it could be Christian Shepard and Claire Littleton . This got me thinking that these could be very likely candidates for the “job”. (And that that on most “typical” shows, the two people would be a “romantic” couple. LOST, typically, is anything but. ๐Ÿ™‚ )

After Season 4’s “Cabin Fever” we learn, that for whatever reason, Claire and Christian are “hanging out”. So much so, that she abandons Aaron, leaving him behind with Sawyer and Miles (“Where he’s supposed to be”?) Will she forever be Christian’s “sidekick” in weirdness? And if that is the case, going back to Season One’s “White Rabbit”, Christian (or a very good simulation) is the one who shows Jack where the caves are , along with the water. In the next episode “House of the Rising Sun”, when they go back, they discover “Adam and Eve”. Is this a clue, as well as the empty coffin, that this is Christian’s (and Claire’s ) true “final resting place”?

I don’t know, though. Something’s telling me to keep my money on Frogurt and blue stripped half shirt girl. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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LOST Cartoon Art : He’s Nine…Ten! He’s Ten. (and now, I think he’s 9’10”)

Walter Lloyd (played by Malcolm David Kelly) : If you were thinking about letting him take care of your pet parakeet while you’re away….you might want to call somebody else.

Happy LOST Thought of the Day: Walt grinning at an exhausted “Thumbs Up” Hurley boarding the plane.

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LOST Thoughts (and video): Sawyer Nickname Origin #24

Sawyer is “playing coy” with Jack about having Shannon’s asthma medicine. The doctor finally snaps and belts Sawyer in the jaw while he’s taking a drink. To which, Sawyer exclaims ” Well, it’s about time, cowboy!”

Hmmm..let’s see. In “Walkabout” , Jack wears a neckerchief. He is a Red Sox fan, therefore must regularly ” Cowboy Up”. His last name is Shepard, another type of herder of animals (different spelling, though) He “rescued” a stray Locke when he got lassoed by the “Island’s Security System” (whether John wanted to be or not ๐Ÿ™‚ ) . He’s a crack shot, bringing he and Kate down from the net they got caught in. And evidently, all the best cowboys have daddy issues. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Here’s a video to The Others Band’s “Caught in a Net” , displaying Jack’s “cowboylike” skills. (Not coming down on one side or the other on The Great Jate/Skate Debate. Just like the song. 8) . )

(Made for youtube by Jennarator13)

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LOST Thoughts: 4 Years Ago Today

Wednesday, September 22, 2004 8 p.m. EST….An airplane crash….a resourceful doctor….a sweet, pregnant girl…a chatty rock star….well-heeled, bickering siblings…a woman holding out hope for her missing husband…an ex Iraqi soldier….a big guy with an even bigger heart…a snarky Southerner…a feminine fugative and the wounded Federal Marshall assigned to bring her back …an eviscerated aviator… a stern husband and his timid wife who can only communicate with each other…an estranged father and his young son, looking for a yellow lab….a mysterious, backgammon playing, orange rind smiling dude…a sinister, invisible jungle creature….a polar bear(?)…and a French woman and her unanswered 16 year old plea for help….

What else could you ask for in a first episode?! Um…NOTHING! Thanks, LOST! ๐Ÿ™‚

If you’d like to see other fans first night Lost thoughts, you can check out DarkUFO

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LOST Thoughts : The Amazing Reappearing Drive Shaft Ring

I was recently listening to Heath from The Lost Revisited podcast reviewing the episode ” The Moth” (Season One). He was bringing up an interesting point about when Charlie started doing drugs. He mentioned about the Season Three episode “Greatest Hits” where Liam gave Charlie the DriveShaft ring, calling Charlie “the only drug free rock star”. Heath was asking where The Moth falls in the timeline, with the diaper wearing /piano selling portion (“Fire+Water”,Season Two) closest to the crash of Oceanic 815.

So, in light of Heath’s observation, I went back to the scene in The Moth where Liam gives Charlie the “pep talk” of if Charlie quits DriveShaft now, what’s he going to do with his life because he is otherwise useless. (I think Liam was my guidance counselor in high school) ๐Ÿ™‚

After the blowup with Liam, Charlie picks up a bag of heroin, and sits looking and at himself, crying and placing his hand across his face. Although we don’t actually watch him take drugs, it is heavily implied that this may have been the beginning of his own addiction. It is here that the DriveShaft ring is seen.

This ring was first given to Charlie when they were on the second tour of Finland (“Greatest Hits” Season Three), also mentioned in the Pilot episode to Kate as they and Jack were in search of the cockpit. But when Liam gives him the ring, Charlie isn’t doing drugs. So, even though the majority of the episode was from the earliest part of the band’s formation, is part of the episode way in the future , just prior to the diaper debacle? Or is this a big mix up on the writers’ part?

Here’s an option : Charlie might have “pestered” Liam early on to let him wear the ring on stage. (Big brother, little brother stuff ๐Ÿ™‚ ) It was clearly a big deal for him to wear it, considering Charlie is a bit of a sentimental guy. It also symbolizes his need to “save” the family with his musical talent that his mom “lovingly” saddled on him when they gave him a piano at Christmas as a young boy ( But no pressure ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) . So, when Liam knew he was slipping in his responsiblities as family “leader”, he made it “official” and gave the ring to Charlie in Finland.

So, where is the DriveShaft ring now (and will Aaron ever have it like Charlie wanted him to) ? Did it get blown up during the Others invasion? Is it stuck in a tire of Hurley’s Dharma Microbus when he ran over Ryan? Did it get wash up with the tide and is now on its third tour of Finland? And who is Dexter Straton, the ring’s namesake? Does he have anything to do with The Black Rock….or with Charles Widmore? Is this why Charlie was named Charlie?

And come to think of it, didn’t Green Lantern have a power ring…the same Green Lantern in Walt’s comic book? Perhaps there’s more to that DriveShaft ring than meets the eye? Was it the ring that was protecting Charlie all this time and he was only truly vulnerable when he removed it?

Did he think this was his only way of “protecting” Aaron because Charlie knew “danger surrounds this baby”? The ring was “passed” to Aaron prior to Charlie’s impending death. Apparently, this is the ideal way the ring works in the Green Lantern “universe”. (See Wikipedia for more info) And maybe that’s why Liam gave it to Charlie? Liam was talking like he thought he wasn’t going to “make it” because of his habit.

Perhaps that fight between Charlie and Hurley about Superman vs. The Flash in “Catch 22” (Season Three) wasn’t just small talk….but “shop talk”? Or, as hinted at in early season one, does it all lay at the feet (or in the mind) of Taller Ghost Walt? ๐Ÿ˜‰

Happy LOST Thought of the Day: Charlie name-dropping DriveShaft to the priest in the confessional.

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LOST Thoughts (and video): Sawyer Nickname Origin #23

Boone is digging through Sawyer’s Stash O’ Stuff , looking for Shannon’s asthma medicine. James quickly confronts him and asks him what “son” thinks that he’s doing.

“Son”, is most likely, another Southern slang term for a person of the male gender (See Sawyer Nickname Origin #7 ) Although on Lost, there are quite the many daddy issues. Why not one more really freaky one? ๐Ÿ˜‰

Boone thought that Sawyer had Shannon’s inhaler because he saw him reading “Watership Down” (Boone’s book originally)…which lead to Boone’s beating….which lead to making plans to get the meds back….which lead to Sayid talking to Locke about getting hit in the head…which lead to Locke giving Sayid a knife…which lead to Sawyer’s torture ….which lead to “that kiss” which lead to finding out he didn’t really have it…which lead to a fight…which lead to Sayid accidentally stabbing Sawyer in the arm…which lead to Kate tending to Sawyer…which lead to Sawyer “confessing” about the letter….which lead him to be a conman & seek revenge…which lead him to kill the wrong man…which lead him to kill the right man…which lead him to hang out with Locke...which lead him to lure Kate back with hopes of a relationship….which lead him to go on the helicopter (and to jump from the helicopter)…which lead him back to being stuck on the Island ….which most likely, still has that copy of “Watership Down”

The Moral of the Story: Never learn to read. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Uh, oh. Wait a minute. Ed Asner wants to retort.

(rifweb for youtube)

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LOST Video : LOSTWATCH

What happens when “The World’s Most Watched Show” Baywatch (or at least used to be) meets the survivors of Oceanic 815? This delightful video does . ๐Ÿ™‚ (Made for youtube by vipernoj)

( When this was made, vipernoj said that the “Official LOST Companion” said Evi’s character’s name was “Kate Ryan” . Hey, who knows? By the end of the series, maybe it will be. ) ๐Ÿ˜‰

And don’t miss ” A Very Special Episode” with Special Guest Star Henry Ian Cusick as Desmond David
Hume. (“Desmond a lo Baywatch” made by JaviPloKoon for youtube)

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LOST Thoughts: A Lost Attitude Adjustment

I have been hearing/reading about the dismay over certain characters’ “attitudes”, whether it be the grieving process is too quick or “I used to like them, now they are a jerky control freak” ๐Ÿ˜‰ . And I see those things myself. But it got me thinking about why.

Sayid was pretty much inconsolable over Shannon’s death for several episodes. It even drove some of the plot, i.e. Henry’s interrogation and exposer as a fraud. However, that was Season Two and the “endgame” was still unknown. Now, is it just that it takes too long to write about the grief when there is so much more story to tell and not as much time to tell it?

That certainly is a very good possiblity. But here is another one of maybe why Claire seems to be “over” Charlie’s death so quickly? Location…location…location.

On the Season Two Extra’s Disc 7, there is a section called ” Secrets of the Hatch”. In it, Damon Lindelof describes why peoples attitudes and drives have “amped up”. Lindelof talks about how the hatch has a โ€œJeckle and Hydeโ€ quality. They designed it so โ€ You are one person outside of the hatch and once you get inside of it you become another person. It forces other aspects of your personality to manifest, just by virtue of what you have to do there.โ€He talks about how the hatch affects Jack, when Sayid is beating up Henry Gale, in how far is he willing to go just to test his own inner struggle with โ€œfaithโ€ and โ€œreasonโ€.

โ€œThe hatch brings out the worst in you. The hatch in many ways represented โ€˜The devil has arrived on the island and is going to give you exactly what you want.โ€ โ€œIt is a Faustian sort of deal because when you make a deal with the devil, (Ex: Locke wanting a purpose) itโ€™s doesnโ€™t turn out how youโ€™d thought it would be. And now youโ€™ve got to deal with it. โ€

So, this led me to considering that New Otherton might have a different “quality” to it as well. Claire was grieving , as was everyone else before they reached Ben’s Bungalows . Claire was the obvious choice to focus attention on because of her and Charlie’s budding relationship. But if you look a little closer, it seems like everyone pretty much “forgot” about Charlie. They’re all drinking coffee on the porch, watching Xanadu and playing Risk.

Oh, the Losties are still on guard. But I think that it might be an instance of “ignorance is domestic bliss”. I mean, who can ever forget Jack’s famous football spike in Season 3. ( I know it was for “diversionary tactics”. But “when in Rome” … ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

It almost has a sedative quality, like their own “field of poppies” perhaps? It’s as if something has to “snap you out of it”. Be it a emotional “slap” , like between Kate and Sawyer . Or if you need something more “caffeinated”,like a band of mercinaries knocking on your pastel painted door with a rocket launcher. ๐Ÿ™‚ (Now that the Hatch and New Otherton are “gone” , wonder where the next “adjustment” will come from?)

Then there is always the concept that Shannon was taken so tragically and without warning, driven by fear and confusion. Charlie, on the other hand, knowingly gave his life to make sure that his friends were rescued. And maybe that being the case, helped them all “cope” a little bit easier.

But then again, this is LOST . You’ll probably be hearing me saying ” I was wrong” well before this series is through. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Lost Thoughts (and video) : Sawyer’s “Book Report”

As Kate is walking along the beach, carrying bananas back to the camp, she stumbles upon a pile of clothes and a book.
She soon finds out that they belong to Sawyer, as he emerges from the ocean. Ever the ready critic, Sawyer gives the instant book report that has become the namesake for this very site. ” It’s about bunnies!” ๐Ÿ™‚

The book he was refering to is, of course, Watership Down by Richard Adams (originally Boone’s copy that he was reading on the plane).

I could attempt to tell you about what little I “know” about Watership Down but to quote John Locke ” Well now, that would be silly” ๐Ÿ˜‰
Instead, Sparknotes has a very nice and elaborate summary of the book.

And here’s a fun Lost video mixed with some “Watership Down” narration.

Made by nightdancer342 for youtube)

In my first post on this site, I explain why I chose ” It’s About Bunnies” for the name of the site and what I take away from its meaning. But since I’m now hitting “Confidence Man” searching for nicknames, I thought it was worth the friendly reminder. ๐Ÿ™‚

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LOST Thoughts (and video): Sawyer Nickname Origin #22

As Sawyer and Kate are waiting for Sayid and Boone’s bottle rockets to go off ( the later’s actually launched by Shannon ), she is comparing how much of a “better” man Jack is than Sawyer. This is when he lets loose the fact that how it’s a shame we’ll truly never know all the virtues of “St. Jack” since he’s trapped (and assumed dead) in a cave-in.

saint (according to dictionary.com )
โ€“noun 1. any of certain persons of exceptional holiness of life, formally recognized as such by the Christian Church, esp. by canonization.
2. a person of great holiness, virtue, or benevolence.
3. a founder, sponsor, or patron, as of a movement or organization.
4. (in certain religious groups) a designation applied by the members to themselves.
โ€“verb (used with object) 5. to enroll formally among the saints recognized by the Church.
6. to give the name of saint to; reckon as a saint.

[Origin: bef. 1000; ME (n. and v.) < OF (n.) < L sฤnctus sacred, adj. use of ptp. of sancฤซre to consecrate, equiv. to sanc- (akin to sacer sacred) + -tus ptp. suffix; r. OE sanct < L, as above]

โ€”Related forms
saintless, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1)
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, ยฉ Random House, Inc. 2006. .

Now, I’m assuming that Sawyer was refering to definition # 2 of someone of great “virtue” … someone who is “good”. (However, Jack has experienced a miracle, as have other Losties, and I suspect many more folks will before this tale is done.)
But as we know, “good” is an interesting term on the Island.

Kate tells Jack she can never be as “good” as him and to Sawyer/”Wayne” (her father) that she can never be “good” because of her paternity.

Sawyer tells Charlie , after he asks how Sawyer came up with the plan to take the guns, that he’s never done a “good” thing in his life.

Ben informs an inquisitive Mr. Dawson in the Season 2 finale ” We’re the “good guys”, Michael!” (meaning the “Others” ) .

Are those who are “good” comprising of one of the two ultimate groups that Locke tells Walt about while playing backgammon? And where does Dr. Shephard side, being “good” ? Are the people on the Island actually one big group ( The Losties, The Others, The Freighter Four) that will be fighting together, instead of each other, in the supreme showdown in Season 6 ( lovable ragtag bunch that they are? ) ๐Ÿ˜‰

So are they the “good guys”? Or have they all actually playing from the dark side all along (either knowingly or unawares)?

Here’s a quick video of the Lost promo from Great Britain that was for Season One ( Zille88 on youtube). Hmmmm…. very interesting ….

Happy LOST Thought of the Day : Sawyer gets his first pair of glasses. 8)

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LOST Thoughts (and video) : Sawyer Nickname Origin # 21

Kate , Boone and Sayid are attempting to triagulate Danielle’s signal from her looping distress call. Sawyer wants to “help” ( which in the end, he actually does) . Sayid asks Sawyer to put the islandmade antenna up a tree to which Sawyer replies “OK, Boss”.

(From dictionary.com)
boss /bษ”s, bษ’s/
โ€“noun 1. a person who employs or superintends workers; manager.
2. a politician who controls the party organization, as in a particular district.
3. a person who makes decisions, exercises authority, dominates, etc.: My grandfather was the boss in his family.
โ€“verb (used with object) 4. to be master of or over; manage; direct; control.
5. to order about, esp. in an arrogant manner.
โ€“verb (used without object) 6. to be boss.
7. to be too domineering and authoritative.
โ€“adjective 8. chief; master.
9. Slang. first-rate.

[Origin: 1640โ€“50, Americanism; < D baas master, foreman]

โ€”Synonyms 1. supervisor, head, foreman, chief, superintendent, administrator, overseer.
Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1)
Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1)Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, ยฉ Random House, Inc. 2006.

Sawyer also uses this nickname for Pickett and the warden at the prison he was in in Florida (Every Man for Himself, Season Three). It is also a little homage to the Paul Newman classic ” Cool Hand Luke”. ( And I was sure that someone was going to bet Sawyer that he couldn’t eat 50 fish bisquits ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) .

Wikipedia has a hearty list of famous “Bosses” in various “fields” . But here’s a little Lost fan video that celebrates the show that brought us one of TV’s biggest ” Bosses” ever, ” Dukes of Hazzard” ‘s own Boss Hogg (played by Sorrell Booke). ” Go you Lost boys! Go!”


(made for youtube by XxDeadfallxX )

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LOST Cartoon Art : He’s Your Constant, Daniel.

Desmond David Hume (played by Henry Ian Cusick)

Likes: Penny Widmore, Charles Dickens, Mama Cass, Celtic, a good snowman joke

Dislikes: Charles Widmore, nose bleeds, cricket bats, accidentally crashing planes, not knowing where he is (or is that when?)

Happy LOST Thought of the Day: Desmond & Penny’s eight year old phone call

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LOST Video: The Lost A-Team

Too funny! Not sure if I entirely agree with the casting. But I think Josh Holloway may possibly have been made from the spliced DNA of Dirk Benedict. ๐Ÿ˜‰


(Made for youtube by KRONJOB)

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LOST Thoughts : LOST and Fringe

Last night, we watched the premiere episode of JJ Abrams new show ” Fringe”. (IMO) It was excellent. Humor, action and “the creep factor”. Many familiar LOST faces working behind the scenes (Bryan Burk, Michael Bonvillian, Michael Giacchino) and “on stage” with Lance Reddick ( Matthew Abbadon).

Of course, I had to search for Lost parallels and there were a few. A missing arm, corporate conspiracy, airline disaster (biological, in this case), passenger 108, character named Walter (Walt), an Agent Dawson mentioned, a secretary named Danielle. Any others that you can think of, please let me know, in comments or email me at bunnieshatch@aol.com.

Wayne Henderson who does Wayne’s Take on Lost podcast has a new podcast that he started a few months ago called Wayne’s Take on Fringe. If you are starting to get into Fringe and like podcasts , I’m believe, WTOF would make a fun addition to watching the show.

I will be rewatching the repeat telecast on Sunday night, September 14 on Fox. If you haven’t checked it out, it is definately worth a look.

Speaking of rewatching (or watching for the first time), I saw on a commercial last night that starting Monday, September 15th, the SciFi Channel will be showing Lost , from the Pilot episode on , at 7pm EST.

* Just read on Lostaway Bonnie ‘s Lost blog at Lost@about.com
that G4 Channel will be showing Lost Enhanced episodes, like they do with the old Star Trek episodes. You can “hop” on over to her site for more details. ๐Ÿ™‚

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LOST Thoughts: Only Children and Desmond’s Brothers

I’ve been noticing (unless we just have not met them yet. The game can change at ANY time.) that the majority of the Losties/Others/etc. are “only children”. A few have one other sibling. Just got me wondering if there is any significance to that “fact”? Were they “manufactured” in a top secret government lab, who’s mission is to saturate the earth with outrageously beautiful , angst ridden people? Or is it just a whole lot easier to write for fewer characters amongst the multitude that is the Lost “family tree” ? ๐Ÿ˜‰

Here’s the breakdown from what , I believe, we’ve been given so far (Let me know if I missed any ๐Ÿ™‚ ).

Jack : Only child in “nuclear family”. Half sister (Claire) from an affair.
Kate: Only child
Sawyer: Only child
Locke: between Emily Locke & Anthony Cooper, only child, possible “immaculate conception” (?) Had several foster home “siblings”.
Charlie: Older brother, Liam. Liam has one daughter, Megan
Claire: Only child of single mom. Half brother Jack
<Hurley: brother, Diego
<Michael: Only child

Walt: Only child of Michael and Susan (deceased)

Sayid: Only child
Jin: Only child, mother prostitute, possible other half siblings, paternity questionable
Sun: Only child
Boone: Only child, step sister Shannon (“no blood relation”)
Shannon: Only child, step brother Boone (“no blood relation”)
Nikki : N/A
Paulo: N/A
Aaron: Only child to single mom, Claire
Ji Yeon: Only child of Sun & Jin (according to Juliet)
Arzt: N/A
Rose: ?
Bernard: possible relative, Dr. Nadler (Through the Looking Glass, Season Three)
Frogurt: ?
Ana Lucia: only child
Libby: ?

Mr. Eko: Younger brother ,Yemi

Cindy: ?
Emma: Younger brother, Zack
Zack: Older sister, Emma

Danielle: ?
Alex: Only child
Karl: ?

Ben: Only child, mother died at his birth
Juliet: sister Rachel (Rachel has one son, Julian)

Richard: ?
mikhail-t Mikhail: ?
Bea?
Ethan: ?
Goodwin?
Tom:?
Harper:?
Horace:?
Olivia:?
Annie: ?
Ethan:?
Danny: ?
Colleen: ?
Roger “Workman” Linus: ?
Pierre Chang: Identical twins? triplets? clones?….unknown
Daniel : ?
Charlotte: two younger sisters (Thanks, Heather! 8) )
Miles: ?
Frank: ?
Seth (The Pilot) : ?
Christian Shephard : ?
Margo Shephard: ?
Sarah Shephard: ?
Anthony Cooper: ?
Mr. Kwon: ?
The Paces: ?
Mr. & Mrs. Paik: ?
David Reyes: ?
Carmen Reyes:?
Charles Widmore: ?
Penny Widmore: ?
Vincent: No litter information ๐Ÿ˜‰

But then there’s Desmond.

Desmond makes mention to Charles Widmore in “Flashes Before Your Eyes” (Season 3),that he didn’t finish college “Because I had to look after my three brothers after my father….(after he what?! Died? Lost his job? Disappeared for the Island? Joined the circus?)”. To quote comedian Jerry Seinfeld , ” Who aaare these people?”

This reminded me of the book that Locke gave to “Henry Gale” in the armory, “ The Brothers Karamazov” by Fyodor Dostoevsky . (Link: SparkNotes)

It’s about four brothers of a uncaring and distasteful father, Fyodor Pavlovich Karamazov, and how his greed, lust and cruelty affects the family. (Anthony Cooper kept a picture of him in his wallet ๐Ÿ™‚ ) .

Alexie : The kind hearted third brother, a man of faith who tried to take care of his brothers and becomes a monk later in life.

Dmitri : The oldest brother who has “anger issues” and is in constant pursuit of spirtual enlightenment.

Ivan: The second son, who will deal only with “logic” and who’s hatred towards his father & God, leads him down a path of madness and * (spoiler)………murder.

Pavel Fyodorovich Smerdyakov: probable half brother of these three from their father, Fyodor Pavlovich Karamazov. He struggles with epilesy, is on the “nasty” side and has adopted his father’s lecherous lifestyle. He is the catalyst for Ivan’s, and the novel’s, tragic turn.

Hmmm…. I wonder if any of the people on Lost match these descriptions ๐Ÿ˜‰ (And possibly what could be in store for them) ? And who is “Daddy Dearest”, the “father figure” that has controlled and tainted (or attempted to) their destinies? Maybe , in light of Jack/Claire, we’ll find out more of these Losties aren’t “only children” after all, brotha!

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LOST Thoughts: Shannon Nickname #1

Oops! Sorry I missed this while watching “Walkabout” (Season One). It’s Shannon Rutherford and her first nickname for her brother (?) Boone Carlisle.

Rose is sitting off alone and slightly rocking back and forth. Boone, out of a bit of concern about her,tells Shannon how “someone” should talk to her ( of course, that usually means “someone ELSE” ), she shoots back at him , ” I elect you, Captain America”.

Marvel Comics, the character’s originator, has a great synopsis about C.A. But , very basically, he was an underweight art student who decides to enlist in the army. He becomes a guinea pig in a military experiment by taking doses of a special serum and zapped with “vitarays” to become a “super soldier”. This hightens the maximum human levels his physical strength and reflexes. From there, with his superness , he went around “doing good” & giving the Nazis and The Red Skull, their architect of menace, an extremely hard time.

Jack , reluctantly, is the “someone” that eventually talks to Rose about her “dead” husband , Bernard.
Don’t worry , Boone. You’ve still got “work to do”…..(unfortuately, it’s as “the sacrifice that the Island demanded” ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ) .

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