Posts tagged Desmond

LOST Video : Desmond Contacts … Sesame Street?!

mswendygravitar8 I think this was a deleted scene of Desmond’s mis-dial before he reached Penny.
I still say they should have tried to shimmy it into ” The Constant”. 😉

(Made for youtube by 2054890 )

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LOST Thoughts : Daniel’s Post Nasal Skip ?

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So far, who among our Losties has had nosebleeds on the Island that haven’t been blown up or shot with a flaming arrow? ( Rose and Bernard, still in question 🙂 )

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If Daniel danielfaraday-t is correct in his theory about time being a factor in that the further in the past and/ or longevity on the Island, the sooner and more severely the symptoms would occur. But where does this place lost-locke-t1Locke and Daniel? Maybe Locke was somehow “blocked” from the affects by being down near the donkey wheel and has now, returned “home”. But that doesn’t explain Daniel.

As we know from this season’s first episode ” Because You Left”, Daniel was on the Island when the Dharma Initiative were constructing the Orchid and filming the Arrow Station video ( Starring Dr. Marvin Candle aka Pierre Chang) . That was in the early 80’s, roughly thirty years ago. And from all indications, Daniel was that crazy man Charlotte saw during her childhood , warning her to never return. My best guess, is that this might have occurred just prior to The Purge, twelve years, now almost thirteen years earlier ( according to Horace Goodspeed).
Daniel was also exposed to heavy doses of electromagnetism/radiation, in both his lab and now, being near “Jughead”, the leaking H bomb in 1954. And yet, he didn’t experience what desmond-tDesmond, Minkowski, etc did on the Freighter ( at least that we’re aware of) .

Is it because he is Ms. Hawking’s son? Is this another form of being “special”? Is Faraday, like some are speculating, similar to richard-t7Richard in being originally even further in the future than even present Island time? Therefore, Daniel is not affected, age-wise or symptom-wise because all this hasn’t “happened” yet for him? Is it because of the “work” he still might have to do?

Hey, who knows? This could all be straightened out after tonight’s episode.

Until then… Daniel should really consider keeping a Little (Time) Travelers Tissue Pack close by. 🙂

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LOST Video : Locke’s Theme (acapella)

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Here is a video of (IMO) an outstanding vocal-only interpretation of the song “Locke’d Out Again” lost-locke-t1

(Made for youtube by RaMatheron)

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LOST Thoughts (and video) : Just Savin’ the World(?)

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Pushing the button…”Just savin’ the world”. desmond-t1

Remembering a bit (and I mean, a very little bit 😉 ) about The Lost Experience, sandwiched between Seasons 2 & 3, there was a “secret” film that was obtained by the ARG hostess, Rachel Blake (i.e. Alvar Hanso’s daughter) . In it, Dr. Thomas Mittlewerk, a fairly high level person in the Hanso Foundation, was giving a clandestined lecture about the “necessity” of about 30% of the world population needed to be eliminated to keep what was composed within the Valenzetti Equation (4,8,15,16,23,42) from destroying the entire planet. According to the mythology, it is believed that if you could alter the sequence somehow, it would stave off “the end of all things”. I’m assuming that Mittlewerk was convinced that the “solution” was through population “downsizing”. Part of his plan was to give tainted vaccines to people in remote portions in Africa. The “logic” being that the mass poisoning would probably go unnoticed by the rest of the “civilized world” (Think Mr. Eko’s lost-eko-t flashbacks….possibly more sinister that even he knew).

Then I started to think about another “method” that might have been employed as well…The button.

Back in the early 1960, a psychologist from Yale University name Stanley Milgram was conducting experiments to see how the average person could be manipulated to do unspeakable acts merely through feeling obligated to submit to authority. He was intriged by the Nazi trials that were still taking place after World War II and wondered how something like that could happen. He decided to do a study on this phenomena. It was called the Milgram experiment.

In the Milgram experiment, the subject is placed in a room with a glass partition with another person on the other side. They are told that the person in the other room is hooked up to wires and will be asked a series of questions. If they get the answer incorrect, the subject must push a button which will subsequentially shock the person behind the glass. They are told that the voltage will increase with each incorrect response. Oh, by the way, the subject is told that the person being “Jeopardized” in the other room, has a heart condition, which could prove fatal. If the subject protests, they are ask to continue politely. With each refusal, the “instructor” will be more urgent in that the subject “must do it for the experiment to work”.

Now, you hope that at some point, the sooner the better, that the subject would refrain, despite the immediate social disaproval from the “instructor”. Some, surprisingly more than Milgram expected, didn’t stop. They just keep pushin’ that button.

So, it got me thinking. What if they were told the opposite? What if someone was told that by pushing a button, they were the sole gatekeeper in the “Saving the World” club ? What would that do to them? To think that what they are doing is so “important” to the survival of the rest of us? Would they be as ready as Jack lost-jack-t2to “Let’s just SEE what gonna happen!” and stop pushing it? Or would they, even at the suggestion, feel obligated to it? What if they were told it was the only great thing they would ever do? Quite a more accessible and appealing motivation…positive reenforcement.

But what if pushing that button wasn’t savin’ the world? In fact, what if, unknown to them…that they were slowly killing it? What if by pushing that ( Execute ) button, they were actually causing people to perish? That Mittlewerk’s ..well…”work”…was being carried out through them every 108 minutes? Could it possibly be through The Tempest releasing gas, not on the island, but throughout the world in small doses? (With the Purge being a reverse, killing the island inhabitants of the Dharma Initiatives by ” The Hostiles” ) In his mind, and possibly many others in the Hanso Foundation, were “saving the world” by doing what they thought would be for “the greater good”. That man could hold back Armeggedon, and yet ,ironically at the same time, ushering it in with their murderous actions.

And if this is what is happening, could it mean that Ben ben-t13 just might be one of the “good guys” after all ?

Ben telling the truth? That might be an even more mind-blowing prospect than the whole “button pushing” thing! 😉

Here is a terrific video about the D.I. (Made by campetin for youtube)

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LOST Thoughts : Oh, the Constant Theorizing

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Last season, we were treated to the concept of constants. desmond-t1Desmond and danielfaraday-t Daniel …seemingly, ben-t13Ben and Widmore…perhaps lost-jack-t2 Jack and lost-locke-t1Locke and Aaron and claire-tClaire. Now, another possible “team” has come to mind : Michaellost-michael-t1 and lost-jin-t Jin.

Michael and Jin were very antagonistic to each other from minute one. They had their share of fist fights and “misunderstandings” 🙂 . However, they eventually became very close friends. But was it more than that? Did they “need” each other, according to ” The Rules”? Were they each other’s “constant”?

Jin’s devotion to Michael was strong. He had risked his life on several occasions for his friend. This steadfastness even interfered with his marital relationship with Sunsun-t. So, when Jin wouldn’t leave the freighter when it was packed with explosives, was it because of something more than “loyalty” (especially considering Michael’s “indiscretion” of murdering Ana Lucia and Libby) ? And is this why, if they are both dead, that they met their demise simultaneously? (And thinking along those lines, were Ana and Libby each other’s constant?)

Considering this poses another question: Do constants have to be in reciprocating “pairs”? Now, Daniel wrote in his book that Des is his constant. And we assume that Penny is Desmond’s constant. But, if “they all have to go back” , maybe Daniel is Desmond’s constant too (or perhaps his only constant) ? Maybe Mrs. Hawking is right about Desmond not marrying Penny and that the only great thing that he will ever do is push that button (and “saving the world”). That would be heartbreaking, because I love their relationship. But if this is the case, the “death” of Des&Pen may be another “sacrifice that the Island demanded”. 😦

So, if constants or ” Our Mutual Friends” 😉 is how it works, are all the Losties “paired up” for survival? And, out of necessity, can they switch constants? Can you have multiple constants…or does that defeat the purpose and urgency of being a constant? What happens if you lose your constant? If you do, is there a constant “warrantee” that you can replace the one you have if something goes wrong? And if you do become a constant, do you have to invest in 80’s skinny ties (or being a lady, perhaps aerobic workout headbands)? 😉

So many questions…so many more questions coming in January. 🙂

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LOST Thoughts : Happy Birthday, Sawyer?

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LOST is filled with lines spoken that are peculiar…ambiguous…potentially rife with multi-meaning. IMO, one of the oddest bits of dialog comes from the Season One episode ” White Rabbit”.

It “looks” like Sawyer had been hoarding what was left of the water from Flight 815. Kate lost-kate-t1 and Sayid lost-sayid-t1 decide to lay low for a while then follow Sawyer because” a rat will always lead you to its hole”. Sure enough, Sawyer goes to a frond covered suitcase, buried in the jungle , containing some disaster “discoveries” ( but no water) . He is confronted first by Kate. They have a slight altercation and she lands on top of him. To which, Sawyer exclaims ” I made this birthday wish four years ago”.

Right off the bat, I’m thinking Sawyer’s just being Sawyer with one of his famous “snappy one liners’. But then it just seemed even more awkward than the situation that they just found themselves in. It was a pretty bizarre thing to say to a “stranger” ? And four years ago? Why four?

We find out toward the end of the first season in the Hurleyrific lost-hurley-t< episode ” Numbers”, that four (along with 8,15,16,23 and 42) is a significant number. But it also is a significant period of time. Life altering things happened to some of the characters “four years ago”, such as Lockelost-locke-t1< becoming paralyzed and Sun sun-t and Jin lost-jin-t getting married (any others, please let me know 🙂 )

When I watched ” Through the Looking Glass” for the first time, for a minute, I thought that Jack lost-jack-t1 and Kate knew each other prior to being on the Island. But we soon learn about the “twist” of their post Island meeting.

Will there be a “twist” that reveals that Kate and Sawyer actually did know each other before they crashed? Did something happen between Sawyer and Kate four years earlier, maybe they just aren’t fully “conscious” of it? Is Sawyer having “flashes” of the past, much likedesmond-t1Desmond…or even danielfaraday-t Daniel Faraday? If he is, I think the writers, much like the character, are keeping it “close to the chest” , like when Sawyer tried to not talk to Sayid about The Whispers 🙂 .

Eh, it’s “food for thought” …. possibly in the form of some very moldy birthday cake. 😉

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LOST Poll : LOST Merchandise

Despite LOST being the mega worldwide hit that it is, I believe that those “in charge” are not seizing the opportunity for the abundant bounty that is merchandising royalties. In other words….I want more stuff to buy with LOST on it 😉 ( Probably have to go in Desmond’s ” Way Back Machine” to answer this…or in my case, not… geeky kid that I still am 🙂 )

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