Dear Lost, I know what could have happened to Claire. Please?

11 02 2010

Please, please, please won’t you extend Jeff Kober’s role?  Yes, he was great as a mechanic who was sympathetic to Kate’s handcuffed plight…

Kober as the cool mechanic who helped Kate out of handcuffs in the alternate timeline.

 

but now imagine what he could do with a bigger role. A role perhaps on the island…  as a rogue Other who has been living with Claire all this time, watching over her, showing her how to hunt and set traps. A bad ass with a heart of gold. (Not to say that Claire couldn’t survive on her own but I just really enjoy Jeff Kober in every role I’ve seen him in.  He brings a special something, you know?) 

Or what if I went so far as to say that perhaps Rousseau wasn’t the one who set those traps but used them?  Same with Claire.  What if this they were created by this rogue Other?  What is he split from the Others a long time ago? Before Rousseau ever got to the island? Hey TPtB!  There’s time right?  I looked at Kober’s IMDB page and it looks like he’s available for work.  

Kober as China Beach's Sgt. Evan 'Dodger' Winslow which aired on ABC from 1988 to 1991.

 

Remember Dodger from China Beach? Dodger was a Marine who went a bit rogue in Vietnam after a traumatic fire fight where he lost a lot of men. He goes back out in the field with his platoon though but only to keep his mates alive. A rogue Dodger would be an excellent addition on island crazypants don’t you think? 

Come on producers, add some years, exchange the military issue for some “Other’s” gear and bing bam boom… the most badass other the island has ever seen.  Do it! Do it!  

Until Next Time:  “That douche is my dad.”

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Lost: The Fate of Sawyer in the Alternate Reality…

10 02 2010

Based on compelling evidence… I believe I know what the fate of Sawyer will be in the alternate timeline.

He permanently relocates in LA and becomes an uber successful eye wear model. And like Madonna and Cher, he uses just the one name: Sawyer.





Lost: Question about Mr. Smoke.

6 02 2010

What is the deal with Mr. Smoke? When he comes out of the Statue with Ben first he knocks out Richard who’s reaction just seems odd to me.  And then he yells at everyone, “I am very disappointed!  In all of you!” 

Why on earth would he be so disappointed with that cross section of people, who are both good, bad and middle of the road, some who are even holding guns on him, if he is supposed to be the Man in Black whom we saw at the end of last season sitting near the statue having the the following conversation:

Jacob: I take it you’re here ’cause of the ship.
MIB: I am. How did they find the Island?
Jacob: You’ll have to ask ‘em when they get here.
MIB: I don’t have to ask. You brought them here. Still trying to prove me wrong, aren’t you?
Jacob: You are wrong.
MIB: Am I? They come. They fight. They destroy. They corrupt. It always ends the same.
Jacob: It only ends once. Anything that happens before that is just progress.

Why would Mr. Smoke give a crap if he were the same person who had the above conversation? Most of these people have been fighting, destroying and corrupting. Just as he knew they would. Why would he have expectations to the contrary? After all, he didn’t bring them to the island and have hopes that they’d use their free will to make the right decisions. So why does he have the big frowny face? Is he not who we think?

And if he isn’t, who is he?





From the Mind of JJ Abrams: Ben vs. Ben

3 02 2010

 

Ben Linus of JJ Abrams' Lost

 
I’ve been mulling over the season premiere of Lost for almost 24 hours. And I can say that because I had a really annoying dream about the whole Jack/Kate/Sawyer love triangle thing that we may have to endure for another season. And what I’ve decided to do is leave the hard physics stuff to Sarah Samudre and the overall crazy awesomeness of the ep to John Cabrera and just concentrate on my whole current brain muddle of Locke, MIB, Smokey, Tezcatlipoca, Ben, Smokey, Christian, Jacob, Sayid, Quetzalcoatl ordeal. I’m still mulling things over and may have a post up soon… but I really wanted to put up something that was kinda fun and might relieve some of that crushing pressure on our brains that’s been building since the sudden confused look on Richard’s face. I mean, if he’s confused… we’re all in trouble!
So please, enjoy my list of similarities between the two Bens of the AbramsVerse. It was fun to make, especially considering my deep appreciation for Abrams’ freshman show Felicity. Also, Ben Linus is deliciously wicked… and Ben Covington… well, he’s just delicious.

1. Ben Linus is a child of an abusive, alcoholic Father
Ben Covington was a child of abusive. alcoholic father

2. Ben Linus has blue eyes
Ben Covington has blue eyes

3. Ben Linus has spikey hair
Ben Covington has spikey hair

4. Ben Linus wore coveralls when working for DHARMA before the Purge
Ben Covington wore a uniform when working at Dean & Deluca

5. Ben Linus was the leader of a book club
Ben Covington spent time in a library during finals week

6. Ben Linus sent Goodman off to a certain death assignment after finding out about the affair with Ben’s unrequited love Juliet.
Ben Covington leaked damaging information about Greg’s past cocaine addiction when he learned he shared a kiss with Ben’s unrequited crush Felicity

Ben Covington of JJ Abrams' Felicity

7. Ben Linus shares the island with the Smoke Monster
Ben Covington shared a loft with Meghan Rotundi

8. Ben Linus was the reason that the Lostaways went skipping through time because he moved the island when “Jacob” tells him to.
Ben Covington was the reason that Felicity’s friend Meghan preformed a time travel spell that sent her back in time to pick Noel

9. Ben Linus reunites father and son when he gives Walt back to Michael
Ben Covington reunites father and son when he interns for a Wall Street Broker and ends up babysitting

10. Ben Linus wouldn’t need birth control because the island is like a giant, deadly morning-after pill
Ben Covington watched his ex-girlfriend Julie Emerick on the news talking about the morning-after pill

11. Ben Linus gets beat up at Swan Station because he was acting like a douche
Ben Covington gets beat up at Epstein Bar because he was acting like a douche

12. Ben Linus was in love with a doctor ~ Juliet
Ben Covington was in love with a (future) doctor ~ Felicity

13. Ben Linus watched the activities of Kate, Sawyer, and Jack on video surveillance monitors in the Hydra
Ben Covington watches video footage of Felicity when Sean is making a Docuventary about his friends

14. Ben Linus stole a baby from a French woman and named her Alex
Ben Covington had a baby with an Italian woman and named him Andrew

15. Ben Linus doesn’t get any action with the ladies on the island
Ben Covington gets tons of action with the ladies on the island of Manhattan because he’s totally hot





Lost: Blast Door Map or The Map of Chicomoztoc?

2 02 2010

Below is the map that Locke saw on the back of the Blast Door in the Lost S1 Ep17 episode, Lockdown. The map seems to show the locations of 7 of the DHARMA Stations.

And THIS is a map of Chicomoztoc, the place of seven caves, where the Nahua people lived before they headed to the North in search Aztlan, another theoretical Atlantis. The Nahua became known as the Aztecs. Looks very similar doesn’t it?  Coincidence

Hey!  Is that Locke up there naked and wearing a boar skin? And is it me or does that black shading look a bit like the smoke monster? What’s with that creepy arm?

Until Next Time: “That Douche is my Dad.”





Wonder Woman & Paradise Island/Themyscira

2 02 2010

 

You might be wondering what DC comic Book character Wonder Woman and her home, a lost island to which a band of Amazon women fled in 200 B.C. in order to escape constant harassment at the hands of  the Romans and Greeks has to do with the mysterious island on Lost?  I think plenty.

 

Wow... that upper left photo there might as well be of Kate and Claire!

 

I’m not saying, by any means, that during the series finale of Lost, Wonder Woman will land in her invisible jet, free her Amazonian sisters, who are being held underneath the temple under the guard of the Smoke Monster, and save the day. Though, how cool would that be?  I’m just saying that the creators and writers of lost , who are HUGE fans of comics, (many of them concurrently work on the show AND as comic book writers) may have “borrowed” certain aspects of the island and what it can do. 

As a kid, I was huge into the television show Wonder Woman. I remember pretending to be her and her alter ego “Diana Prince” on the playground in the 3rd grade. I would assign people to attack me and then as soon as I could, do that fancy three times around twirl and suddenly I had an imaginary lasso at my side and was wearing imaginary bullet proof jewelry and kicked the asses of my playground coconspirators. So, when thinking about the Lost Island and the notion that it might be Atlantis or some other mythical utopian island, I started thinking about the fictional islands of our pop culture; the foremost in my mine being Paradise Island closely followed by Fantasy Island and Waponi Wu (from Joe Verses the Volcano). 

I didn’t have to go far in my looking when I started reading about the Paradise Island of DC Comics. My two big deciding factors are included the following:

1. When the Amazons are forced to leave their home city state , Themyscira, they lose favor with the Gods and are turned into immortals and sent to a far off island which they name after their former home Themyscira  (though, was known on the television show as Paradise Island). Here they had to spend their days and nights guarding the doorway to Tartarus which lies underneath the island. I wonder if the Amazons had to push a button every 108 minutes?

2. It seems that regardless of whether the Amazons were looked down upon or in favor with their gods, whenever they get into trouble or their island gets destroyed, Zeus or another of the gods rebuilds and/or relocates it. One such time, Themyscira is moved from the Aegean Sea to the Bermuda Triangle.

Hmmm… this whole ‘Gods moving the island’ thing sounds a bit like the time that Ben turned the donkey Wheel to “move the island” as Godhead Jacob instructed him to do. Then, later or is it earlier? Okay, it was sometime before 1974 during a time skip when Locke was met down near the donkey wheel by Christian, who hangs out with one of the Godheads, (though, I’m not sure at this point which god) and instructed by him to turn the donkey wheel because it was off it’s axis. Those two incidents combined sure sound like it’s the God’s who are the ones deciding when and why to move the island. 

A rebuilt and relocated Themyscira as seen in Wonder Woman (vol. 2) #177 (Feb 2002)

 

So, those are the two big things that stuck out in my mind. If this interests you, please click on the above links for both Themyscira and Tartarus for some interesting Wiki reading and a few more possible Lost connections. Don’t miss the part about wild boar and horses. 

I found the bit about the door to Tartarus being underneath Themyscira to be interesting. In Greek Mythology it is a place that is said to  lie underneath Hades and is basically a, “the hell you make” sort of place. It’s said to be the location where Sisyphus is continually pushing that rock up that mountain. Many have wondered about the Lost island being a place of purgatory or punishment,  sort of hell you make vacationing experience but keep getting negated by the writers, I still think it’s a valid comparison.

So, that is that.  I’m not banking on it being revealed that the Lostaways are on the secret isle of women because, frankly, where are the women?  There are just a bunch of dudes and a few women, running around in the jungle looking like they raided the wardrobe left behind from the Deadwood set.  But I am suggesting that some of the key elements to the island; what it does, why it does, who it does, can be found in the Wonder Woman comics. 

Wow, I’m beginning to think that the TPtB were sitting around one day trading comic books and started talking about their favorite super heroes and bam! The show, Lost was born.  

Oh… and congratulations on making it through an entire summer, fall and half a winter to get to this day.  The day of the Lost S6 premiere.  So excited about this.  And I shall spend my day thinking about Aztec Calenders and donkey wheels.  Just for fun.  

Until Next Time: “That douche is my dad.” 





Lost and the 1980 Marvel Comic Connection

1 02 2010

Last spring, while searching the web on some kind of connection between JJ Abrams and Aztecs, I ran across some information that I didn’t share with anyone. It was a snippet of text taken from a podcast in which JJ Abrams was talking about how much he loved reading old Marvel Comics as a kid. He mentioned the series of comics based on the Gods of various ancient civilizations. (It may have even been Damon Lindelof or Carlton Cuse talking about this… the old memory ain’t what she used to be.) But the connection was there. That is when I found the following:

The Teteoh, first seen in Thor I#300 (October,1980) from left to right: Mictlantecuhtli, Chalchiuhtlique, Xipe Totec, Quetzalcoatl, Tezcatlipoca, Huitzilopchtli, Xochiquetzal, Tlaloc & Xolotl. In Front: Ozomatli.

 

They all possess different superhuman physical attributes and are all immortal. In other words, they cannot be killed. Wonder if there is a loophole to that?  It says here that the only way one of them can be killed is if something would happen to their body that would cause a major portion of his or her molecules to disperse.  I wonder if that includes being burned? I’ll have to look into that a little more.

Oh, and one last thing… it also says that Tlazolteotl, the goddess of sin and witchcraft, leads a tribe of vampire-like female spirits who died during childbirth.  That sounds kind of familiar, doesn’t it?  

Hey, in what language was the Green Lantern and Flash Comic of Hurley’s that Walt later found in Season 1? Oh, yeah, that was Spanish. hmmmm…

For more information on the Teteoh click HERE. I especially recommend reading the information on their origins. 

Until Next Time: “That douche is my dad.”