Lost - "The End" 5/23 series finale (spoilers)

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  1. Jun 4, 2010 #1141 of 1949
    DevdogAZ

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    I think you're just pissed the sideways didn't turn out to be caused by the bomb (broken universe) like you were expecting all along. You were blindsided by the explanation because you weren't expecting it. That doesn't make it less valid overall, it only makes it less compelling for you, because of your personal expectations.

    How would they have "earned purgatory?" That's a ridiculous statement. They adequately tied up the Island storyline, and gave us a full explanation for what the sidewaysverse was. I don't see what extra information people were looking for (unless it's answers to mostly irrelevant questions from previous seasons).
    All the character actions in the FSW were simply to keep viewers from guessing what the ultimate explanation for the FSW was. You can't read anything into what happened to them. The writers simply set it up (starting on 815, most characters leading similar lives) to throw us off the purgatory track. I don't have any problem with that. It made the revelation at the end more interesting.
     
  2. Jun 4, 2010 #1142 of 1949
    Waldorf

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    Oh, that's lame... I didn't think subscription/premium channels were as susceptible to ratings as networks due to their model? I wonder why they didn't finish out the season.

    Sorry, back to your regularly scheduled Lost denominations and interpretations. :)
     
  3. Jun 4, 2010 #1143 of 1949
    TAsunder

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    That's fine, but it is at odds with what he wrote, unless I don't understand what he was getting at in his post. Seems to me that he is saying the exact opposite...
     
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    ronsch

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    You know this has been bothering me during the course of this entire thread but I kept forgetting to post something about it. I never interpreted the Sideways transition noise as the Ajira's engine sound. I just thought it was something different, although similar, than what they used from the flash backs and flash forwards to distinguish them from each other.
     
  5. Jun 4, 2010 #1145 of 1949
    Church AV Guy

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    Actually, they were eventually all on Univeral HD or one of those channels, where I got a chance to see them all in beautiful HD. I think Sci-Fi tried to show them, but the ratings were so bad they quit, just like with Charlie Jade.
     
  6. Jun 4, 2010 #1146 of 1949
    gchance

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    I saw the whole series on HDNet. Fabulous show, I went into it knowing it was only one season. It had some amazing potential.

    Greg
     
  7. Jun 4, 2010 #1147 of 1949
    jkeegan

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    I'd only heard about the idea here, then when I watched it again the other night and saw Ajira flying away, I had to admit it's the same sound. Definitely distinctly different than the forwards and backwards, and it definitely sounds like a plane.
     
  8. Jun 4, 2010 #1148 of 1949
    stellie93

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    Maybe this is a nit pick, but we keep throwing around the word purgatory, when I don't think that is what it was. I'm not Catholic and I don't know much about it, but purgatory implies that you are working your way toward something. This was just a "waiting room" and it didn't seem to make any difference what you did there. Everyone went on to the next step regardless.

    In fact, Ben behaved very well in the sideways, but stayed behind, while Sayid murdered people but it was fine. Unless they're not all going to the same place. ;)

    It seems weird to me that none of the actors except Jin have a new series lined up. Or do they and I haven't heard about it? I would think writers would be fighting over them now while their popularity is high. Or maybe no one wants to write the next show that will invariably suck compared to Lost.
     
  9. Jun 5, 2010 #1149 of 1949
    ronsch

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    You mean like Juliet on V ?:)
     
  10. Jun 5, 2010 #1150 of 1949
    Rob Helmerichs

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    I wonder if, after six years of what must have been a grueling schedule, some of them aren't happy to be unemployed for a little while?

    If they have half a brain in their body, they won't need to work!
     
  11. Jun 5, 2010 #1151 of 1949
    danterner

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    I recall hearing (don't recall where) that Evangeline Lilly said that she wasn't planning on continuing to pursue an acting career post-LOST.

    EDIT: Found a link. Also talks about Matthew Fox's plans.
     
  12. Jun 5, 2010 #1152 of 1949
    Alpinemaps

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    This isn't my original idea (heard it on Jay and Jack), but thought it was good, didn't see it discussed (but, maybe I'm smeeking...I haven't read the entire thread), and wanted to share.

    So, we have the Oceanic 6. And Ajira 316 goes and crashes. You'd have to assume the media had a field day when they looked over the passenger log, and discovered that 5 of the Oceanic 6 were on that flight.

    Ajira 316 shows up again. And on that flight is only one of the Oceanic 6. The others are dead. But...who are these other 4 people (Frank being the pilot shouldn't be a question). You've got two people (Sawyer and Claire) that were supposed to have died in the Oceanic crash. Yet, here they are. And then you've got Miles and Richard, who weren't on the original Ajira 316 manifest. Miles at least had a life previously. Richard? Maybe, maybe not. Who is this mysterious man that may not have any traceable history 'in the real world'?

    Could be an interesting story to discover what happened in the aftermath of Ajira 316 reappearing.
     
  13. Jun 5, 2010 #1153 of 1949
    gchance

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    She was saying that originally, but the past few weeks I've heard of her new movie project.

    Greg
     
  14. Jun 5, 2010 #1154 of 1949
    wprager

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    Or Charlie on Flashforward. Oh, wait, strike that.
     
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    jkeegan

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    jkeegan

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    Speaking of computer text adventure games, has everyone heard that there's a documentary coming out on them? (not mine, and I'm not in this, so it's not a shameless plug or anything, although I do know the guy who's writing it since I was in the BBS Documentary that he did)..

    It's called Get Lamp.

    Actually now that I think about it I think it'd have been cool if instead of a computer chess game in Patchy's room, it was a text adventure. Eh, maybe not.. the explicit mention of chess was good.
     
  18. Jun 5, 2010 #1158 of 1949
    betts4

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    That too. :)

    Terry O'Quinn has stated in local news articles here in Baltimore that he is taking a break but ultimately would love to do some live stage performances or tv or a movie....well, you get the idea. We WILL be seeing him again.
     
  19. Jun 5, 2010 #1159 of 1949
    jlb

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    There's a question asked by the author in that link:

    I don't know about anyone else, but I am ok seeing Evi in her old things. Like this:

    [​IMG]
     
  20. Jun 6, 2010 #1160 of 1949
    Fool Me Twice

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    I hate it when they airbrush out her freckles, though. I like the freckles.
     

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