As always, you're welcome to post anonymously, but please identify yourself somehow, so I can distinguish between anonymous posters. Thanks!How long have you been posting Lost theories?Since the premier in 2004. I remember logging onto imdb after the Pilot and speculating that the distress call was solar powered and the monster in the jungle was some kind of giant ape like King Kong. I posted my first stab at a comprehensive theory of the show two months later.
Which of your Lost theories is your favorite?Three Black Swans. Jacob and the Man in Black were debating the fate of humanity on the beach with the Black Rock in the background. Since ancient times, Jacob has brought people to the Island to create miraculous events that postpone our extinction, an exercise the Man in Black finds futile. Jacob hopes to avert our extinction for good by creating the Omega Point, a kind of global consciousness representing the next step in human evolution. Aaron and Ji-Yeon are avatars of this Omega Point -- everything that rises must converge on a LOST wedding between them before 2031.
What episode of Lost made you go, ''Yep. I'm obsessed.''I knew I was truly obsessed after Walkabout. That episode was such a perfect balance of character development and mythological advancement. Locke wiggling his gold-tipped toes in wonder after the crash will always be the defining image of the show for me. It raised so many possibilities -- everything from cloning to resurrection -- capturing my imagination for good.
What character do you relate to the most and why?Locke. I shave my head and don't appreciate people telling me what I can't do. Plus, Locke's narrative arc is so profoundly tragic. I still hold out hope for his redemption in Season 6, but suspect any such redemption will be bittersweet. And that's exactly as it should be...
How have you been spending your hiatus?I've taken the opportunity to write about television besides LOST on my other blog, I Hate My DVR. Despite -- or perhaps because of -- my parents' efforts to limit my consumption, I've been addicted to TV since childhood. So writing about the medium generally was the next logical step now that I've built up some readership via my LOST blog.
Both. Miles is basically correct that the '77ers were always the cause of the Incident. But there are currently two possibilities superimposed like Schrödinger's cat. There's the timeline depicted in Seasons 1-5, which actually depends on the bomb exploding. And there's the alternative where the bomb fails to explode, erasing the timeline we know. Someone -- my guess is Juliet -- will get to choose whether the bomb actually detonates. Ultimately, she will opt to effectuate the future she remembers, rather than reboot it.
Are you PRO time line reboot or ANTI time line reboot?
They're four-dimensional beings capable of transcending spacetime. As Dr. Michio Kaku notes, such 4D beings would be god-like in three dimensions, just as 3D beings are in 2D Flatland.
In 25 words or less: Explain the true significance of Jacob and Man In Black.
LOST is a thoroughly postmodern work, ambiguous and referential like Ulysses and Watchmen. That's what makes all three so much fun to analyze!
In 25 words or less, answer this question: What is Lost?
I'll miss the thrill of discovery most. I've learned so much about so many esoteric subjects I might never have studied but for LOST. Everything from theoretical physics to new age Gnosticism. I still get some of this thrill when other shows reference these subjects. But the sweep of LOST theorizing has been so broad that it's increasingly rare to encounter completely new material. There's nothing quite like reading about something mind blowing -- e.g., the double-slit experiment in quantum mechanics -- for the very first time.
What will you miss most about Lost when it wraps up next May?
Source: Doc Jensen at EW.com
Tuesday, December 08, 2009
Just a heads up to you all everybody that Doc Jensen interviewed me for his column this week over on EW.com. My answers are excerpted below, but be sure to check out the full article for what may be Doc's best theory yet. I know that many of you found Eye M Sick through Doc's columns, and I'm grateful for all his support over the past five(!) years. As the Others would say, ago gratias tibi, Doc!
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