Lost 5-8-08 Cabin Fever

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  1. philw1776

    philw1776 Active Member

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    I've speculated before that crossing the barrier to/from makes quantum time jumps possibly of unpredictable but usually small duration. When Locke likely 'moves' the Island he'll somehow activate the capability to translate elsewhere and possibly elsewhen by a bit. Not sure there. The Island shields itself from all electromagnetic radiation. Light as a high frequency EM wave is also distorted making spysats ineffective. (We can in the lab today make some objects 'invisible by bending the light from behind them around them and masking the object). Only Desmond's key made the Island briefly unshielded or transmitting.

    Once the Island is moved by Locke, Jack and the remaining O6 won't be able to find it. Nor will evil robber baron Chuck Widmore.

    As I see this series finally playing out, there is hope that Jack & Co. may eventually be able to 'get back', because I'll bet that Ben knows how to do so. I have a feeling that whether or not Jack et. al. do successfully return will be left ambiguous in the final series episode, pissing folks off.
     
  2. philw1776

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    It's disgusting the way we men allow our bodies to be exploited for gratuitous purposes. ;)
     
  3. scheckeNYK

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    Any chance that shifting the island in time would somehow affect its location based on the rotation of the Earth on its axis? I'm not much of a science guy but it seems like there could be something to that if whoever is looking for the island is monitoring from some fixed omniscient position. Maybe even a satellite that doesn't orbit or something weirder.

    Basically think of it like looking at the moon. Imagine you were on day one of the lunar month and see a new moon (hollow). In an instant you shift to day 15 of the lunar month and all of a sudden it is full now. I know this only has bearing on how to moon orbits the Earth, but maybe there is a tie here somehow?
     
  4. betts4

    betts4 I am Spartacus!

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    Hey! I wonder if that's where Locke's 'science' aptitude will come in. Combining faith and science...hmmm....
     
  5. getreal

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    It seemed to me that Locke's science education didn't go past high school. I don't think high school science in 1973 would've taught him much about quantum physics as we know it today. Plus, he resisted science since his earliest days. If anything, he'll probably rely on whatever comes to him naturally, as if pre-destined. And that would tie in with his faith.
     
  6. Rosincrans

    Rosincrans mad north-north-west

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    I think the very specific bearing is to minimize the time distortion. I believe going across the barrier can cause random time shifts depending on the bearing, and that's why the doctor showed up days before he was killed.

    Somehow the radio/phone is not affected, either because it shoots over the barrier, or because it it shoots through the "right hole". Possibly the phones are specially tuned to only talk to signals from their own time period???
     
  7. Alpinemaps

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    Moving the island - I'll throw this out here.

    Do we know for sure whether we've finally passed Dec 26, 2005? The date of the Indonesia earthquake?

    I know there's been speculation that some real life event would affect the island, and people have suspected the earthquake. We've wondered how an Indian Ocean earthquake might effect an island in the Pacific. I suspected it would hide the 815 wreckage for good, but maybe the moving of the island causes the quake?
     
  8. Hunter Green

    Hunter Green Curmudgeon

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    He's also still supposed to see Claire and Aaron getting on a helicopter to lead the island, though maybe that was averted.

    I think if you miss the bearing, you run the risk of odd things happening, like arriving before you left, for instance.
     
  9. cherry ghost

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    Who's the guy above the poster?

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    It's not as if Desmond's visions have all come true the way he saw them. He saw Charlie die a few times before it really happened.
     
  12. robbhimself

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    and charlie would have died like he did in those visions if desmond didn't intervene..
     
  13. Turtleboy

    Turtleboy Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    Didn't we originally think it was Locke's bio-dad, but then later that was called into question when we found out he was just a con-man? Have we ever had any solid confirmation that he was actually his biological father? Because if so, he'd have to be about 75 at this point.
    I think it was already stated, but it wasn't like Richard was trying to determine if Locke was "the One" when he gave him that test. There was no question about that. He was just trying to determine if Locke was ready, and Locke showed that he wasn't. His next chance to show that he was ready was when he was invited to the science camp, and again he wasn't ready. Ultimately, it required him becoming crippled and then healed on the island for him to be truly ready to face his destiny.
    It was most definitely Christian in the cabin earlier in the season when Hurley saw him. This episode confirmed that.


    I didn't see anyone mention this, but I think Matthew Abaddon is Jacob. When Locke asked him why he was just an orderly, he said something like, "I'm much more than just an orderly, and you'll realize that the next time we meet." I was fully expecting it to be Abaddon sitting in the chair in the cabin, but I still think it will be him that's directing Christian.
     
  15. philw1776

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    If so, he's gonna be somewhat pissed at Locke for tossin' a knife into the back of his security girl Naomi.
    Shoulda known that the kid always had a penchant for knives.
     
  16. philw1776

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    Watching the episode I surmised that Richard or somesuch coulda fathered Locke but upon reading this forum I realized that the episode about Locke, his con-man 'dad' and the kidney was one of two LOSTs that I never saw. I'm confused.
     
  17. mqpickles

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    Check out post 15. ;)
     
  18. stellie93

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    Am I remembering wrong--I thought when Ben and Locke first visited Jacob in the cabin and he said, "help me" to Locke that they showed an unclear image of an old man who wasn't Christian and wasn't black. :confused:

    I assumed that since the con-man hunted up Locke and since Locke's mother said he was his father and since then his kidney was a match he must be his biological father. Also Ben made a big deal about Locke killing "his father." What was that about if they knew he was just a random stranger who happened to be a match for a kidney?

    Since Ben is all resigned to losing his leadership role, why doesn't he just answer a few questions and tell Locke everything he knows? ;)
     
  19. wprager

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    When Horace was chopping down the trees, did anyone else get a vibe about Kirk chopping firewood in ST: Generations?
     
  20. philw1776

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    No, but then I'd never watched that show, so maybe that's the reason.
     

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