Lost SPOILERS Four-Toed Foot!

Discussion in 'Lost' started by Capn Flukie, Aug 19, 2009.

  1. Ryan8bit

    Ryan8bit Commodore Commodore

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    Apparently they're skipping Apr. 20th between "The Last Recruit" and "The Candidate". My guess is that they did that to put more episodes during May, which is sweeps.
     
  2. 137th Gebirg

    137th Gebirg Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    Has it been discussed anywhere as to why (in last season's finale) Jacob and the MIB were having a pleasant conversation on the beach watching the Black Rock sailing gently in the distance off the coast of the island, with an already ruined statue, only to have us see the Black Rock crashing into the statue during a violent storm on its way to America, landing deep in the jungle in the later episode telling about Richard's origins?

    These two things simply don't mesh up - I'm thinking that the continuity folks were on strike at that time (do continuity specialists strike?) as I can think of no plausible explanation for this, other than some weird temporal anomaly. Any thoughts?
     
  3. Capn Flukie

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    ^ many believe that it wasn't the Black Rock, just another ship on the same route.
     
  4. beneldon

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    Or, maybe it was the Black Rock in the sideways timeline...

    reality... slideways... thingy.
     
  5. Corran Horn

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    In the podcast they basically said that the scene with Jacob and the MIB seeing that sailing ship didn't necessarily have to be the arrival of the Black Rock.
     
  6. 137th Gebirg

    137th Gebirg Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    Heh...methinks there's some retconning going on on the part of the producers. Saying the ship "didn't necessarily have to be the arrival of the Black Rock" is still diametrically opposed to what happened in Richard's episode. The correct statement on their part should be that the ship "must necessarily not be the arrival of the Black Rock".

    The former statement sounds like "Uh...we might have thought it was the Black Rock, 'cause we thought it would be cool to have it floating out there, ominously foreboding as Jacob and MIB talk calmly about whatever and we forgot about that scene when we wrote the crash scene". As it seems to be somewhat difficult to find this island, who were the people on this supposed other ship? Since it's even more difficult to leave the area around the island, where did that other ship go? Is this other ship where the "Others" came from?

    Seems a little too much of a white-wash the other way to me, personally.

    I'd actually buy the flash-sideways explanation, but I don't think they started that by that point as the nuke hadn't gone off yet, which seemed to initiate the split. But, with time travel, who knows?

    Oh! And my mistake on the statue being broken. The scene I'm talking about occurred at the very beginning of "The Incident, Pt. I", and the statue is still intact at this point. Screencaps here.

    Here's a transcript of the dialog I found online. The Black Rock was never mentioned, but the whole thing feels like we're supposed to believe it's the Black Rock, especially since the people on this vessel were apparently summoned by Jacob. This really begs the question then, if this wasn't the Black Rock, who was it?

     
  7. Starbreaker

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    I still don't understand what the big deal with that scene was. There's a ship out in the ocean, and I'm under the impression you can't see the island. A storm happens, and the boat is rocked up onto the island.
     
  8. sidious618

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    No, they pretty much confirmed it was.
     
  9. The Evil Dead

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    A storm happening out of nowhere is like, Lost's most believable event.
     
  10. Hober Mallow

    Hober Mallow Commodore Commodore

    Spoilers in plain site? Or a big joke on fans?

    [​IMG]
     
  11. Alpinemaps

    Alpinemaps Commodore Commodore

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    Well, considering the big 'Zombie Season' in the background? No, it's a joke. They've already said the white board has been erased.
     
  12. 137th Gebirg

    137th Gebirg Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    I'm just curious if that little red-eyed demon is what the MIB actually looks like in his original form. :D
     
  13. Trippy

    Trippy NaNoWriMo Victim Admiral

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    I know what this is now :p
     
  14. propita

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    Anyone think the guy on the left is Josh Holloway's stand-in who finally got camera face time?
     
  15. Corran Horn

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    I think they said it could have gone both ways, no?
     
  16. Woulfe

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    Me too.... It's Ben's "Magic Box" ;)
     
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