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(I've moved on from Doctor Who, don't even watch it anymore as it's turned into complete rubbish)

LOST season finale was exciting eh?

My new personal theory about LOST, which goes against some of the things the creators have said, is that an alien spacecraft is buried at the heart of the island having crashed thousands of years ago. It's technical ability, exotic matter energy, is giving the island all these strange properties (plane flying into it's force field when it's not reset properly, ability to move huge amounts of mass, etc) and that Dharma is just trying to reverse engineer all the amazing properties without knowing what's in the center.

The reason why I now believe this is because I read an interview where the creators said the networks interfered early on and removed all references to the show being "sci-fi" to boost viewership numbers. That's why they said "no time travel" when there now clearly is, years on after the show is secure. I think alien-tech is the next revelation. Maybe the ship, or ship's captain (Jacob) is searching for someone compatible with it's technology like Ben or Locke and keeps getting disappointed as they each have issues that interfere.

The "whispers" may be the trapped energy forms (souls) of the beings (the crew) that were on the ship when it crashed, as they talk among themselves about critical events. One of the whispers decoded gave me that idea when the said "Hurley is special, isn't he?"

The "donkey wheel" room kinda convinced me there is more technology than simply "miracles" going on. And it's not typical technology of earth.

So perhaps the greatest trick of LOST is it gets audiences of 15 million to watch "scifi" by simply hiding the category and making it more of a humanity story.

Then there is the Time Loop Theory.

ps. now I'm just waiting for some (more) of the "whispers" during the finale to be decoded


May. 14th, 2009 10:22 pm (UTC)
After the season 5 finale, I have no doubt now you are on-track. As un-rewarding this explanation may be, it is the only way I can think of to tie together lots of previously unreconcilable events. For example, the Other's inability to bear children due to the immune response Juliet observed makes sense if the Others are not human, but descendants of another species. The smoke monster, the ability to assume the form of (dead) humans, the ability of the island to teleport to another time/place are all compatible with the notion of a superior, alien intelligence. All in all, I am not too optimistic about the way this series is going to end. The only way to rescue the final season away from some lame, hackneyed, sci-fi anti-climax that utilizes a cop-out deus ex machina narrative would be to create a rewarding story line showing how the core characters (the "Losties") each somehow fulfill a greater purpose for the "island" and its indigenous people. If it really turns out they were totally pawns in a game between Jacob and his nemesis (to what end, who knows), the vast majority of the fan base will be truly pissed.


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