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If not LOST, then what?

Posted in Fringe, General Info, Observations, ReThinking LOST with tags , , on December 21, 2010 by Scott Copperman

Once I have a few minutes of free time, this site will change slightly to become the “Things Scott Copperman wonders about LOST and other TV shows” site.

With LOST off the air and no post “new man in charge” content to wonder about, I’m going to diversify the focus of this site so that it can remain active and become much more so.

What shows will I wonder about? Well, FRINGE is one leading candidate. It’s my favorite show on TV right now. Beyond that, we’ll just have to wait and see.

Speaking of Fringe, I went through the whole Olivia in the alternate universe first half of the season expecting to see John Scott. How could John Scott not make some sort of appearance. He’s the reason our Olivia is with the Fringe Team, isn’t he?

Well, I hadn’t realized Mark Valley and Anna Torv were linked romantically off-air. And in early 2010, they divorced after a short marriage.

I’d like to think that he’d still come back to reprise his role, but I can’t say I really blame him or Anna if either would prefer not. I’m pretty sure I’d have a hard time in a similar situation.

Well, that’s what I’ve been wondering. More to come. Stay tuned, and watch for new episodes of ReThinking LOST to be released in early 2011 as well.

Scott Copperman

After a month’s absence, ReThinking LOST is back

Posted in General Info, ReThinking LOST with tags , , , on July 6, 2010 by Scott Copperman

Episode 43 of the ReThinking LOST podcast is now available.

There were multiple reasons for the delay – none less important than the fact that Elton and I had overfilled our ReThinking LOST file storage space on podbean and short of shelling out $100, we had to wait a few weeks for new space to become available.

Please enjoy this “old school” style look at some spoilers that the Dark UFO site decided NOT to share and be sure to keep looking for us to rethink LOST.

-Scott Copperman-

ReThinking the LOST finale

Posted in General Info, ReThinking LOST with tags , , , on May 28, 2010 by Scott Copperman

Unfortunately, there’s been some sort of Mix-Up at podbean and we won’t be able to upload Part 1 of our finale analysis until Tuesday of next week.

I KNOW!

Sorry about that. I hope it’s still relevant and worth your time.

Watch for it.

-Scott Copperman-

ReThinking LOST is a “Point of Entry”

Posted in ReThinking LOST with tags , , , , , on April 26, 2010 by Scott Copperman

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/25/magazine/25FOB-medium-t.html

Many thanks to Virginia Heffernan of the NY Times for recommending the ReThinking LOST podcast in her April 19 article, “‘LOST’ in Translation.”

We’ve very proud and appreciative of this honor.

-Scott Copperman-

The Lesson Learned is Never Give Up on Your Theories

Posted in ReThinking LOST, Theories with tags , , , , , , , , on April 6, 2010 by Scott Copperman

Wow, we may have actually gotten something right!

**Be warned, this entry makes reference to the episode of LOST which aired Tues, April 6 in the USA **

Spoilers for that April 6 episode follow…

If you’re a fan of our ReThinking LOST podcast, and you listened to our preseason 6 prediction show, (I think that’s where it was) then you heard Elton and I discuss the possibility that our Losties might be living in an Alternate Reality post-incident and that it might unravel as one by one they found themselves with the sneaking suspicioin it just didn’t feel right.

Well, that’s starting to look like that might be the case with the Flash Sideways.

(admittedly, I did bail on this theory about 4 episodes ago, but I will happily point out that we did think this was the route it might go back before the season started)

I will also posit that the Flash Sideways are the result of the incident AND consequently the MIB getting set free. I find it interesting that when Desmond touched Penny’s hand, he snapped back to the island. And when he followed Sayid, the was back in the Flash Sideways.

So, when Widmore says all that Desmond and Jin love will be gone, it’s because the Flash Sideways life will result. The MIB is indeed planning to fulfill his promises, by bringing about the Flash Sideways timeline.

Good stuff… my question is “why does Hawking say that Desmond isn’t ready to look for Penny yet?”

-Scott Copperman-

The Locke/Sawyer Loophole

Posted in Observations, Theories, Videos with tags , , , , , on March 26, 2010 by Scott Copperman

At the 8:00 mark of Episode 33 of ReThinking LOST, Elton and I talk about the scene in “The Brig”  when Richard Alpert gives John Locke a file on Sawyer…

I believe this scene is significant for multiple reasons.

  1. Richard’s role has been defined in Ab Aeterno as someone who when Jacob can’t or won’t intervene  can step in on his behalf.
  2. John Locke is being given a “loop hole” in the mandate that he must kill his father.

The whole purpose of having Locke kills his father seems strange. We all thought at the time that it was Ben testing John’s fortitude, but when you watch this scene, it seems like Richard is endorsing the mandate. So… it was Jacob’s will? And his will that Locke make use of this loophole?

Hmmmm…

-Scott Copperman-

A Contest!

Posted in General Info, ReThinking LOST with tags , , , , , , on March 26, 2010 by Scott Copperman

If you listened to episode 32 of ReThinking LOST or any episode since, then you know we’re having a contest where you, yes YOU, can win a t-shirt from the ABC store.

This is the deal(-ee-oh)…

  • you create an audio file (.mp3 or .wav) promoting ReThinking LOST for us to air on our other podcast, An Apotheosis of a Bombast, and possibly other places. It can be up to 30 seconds long.
  • you send it to us at rethinkinglost at gmail dot com
  • we pick our favorite(s) and buy them a LOST t-shirt

Thats it. Simple, eh? All submissions must be received by April 20. We’ll air some of the best, if not all, and choose a winner shortly thereafter.

So, get on it… you’re a creative group. Show us what you’re capable of.

-Scott Copperman-

ReThinking Flash Sideways

Posted in Observations, Some wonderings I don't really believe, Theories with tags , , , , , on February 28, 2010 by Scott Copperman

I’ll admit, so far they seem pointless. Well, not pointless, but unnecessarily long. We get it, life could have turned out differently for the Losties.

So far we’ve seen the first two days or so after the plane lands in LAX over and over again, with an emphasis on Jack, Locke, Kate, and Claire. At this rate, we’re going to have to sit through similar back-up and tell the story flash sideways for Sayid, Hurley, Sawyer, Sun and Jin (the one I’m most intrigued by), and maybe more.

Again, we get it… life is different, more so than simply having landed. I’m ready for it to have a more obvious meaning.

So, what is the point? Well, last night I had the chance to participate in LOSTBlog’s Special Saturday Coffee Talk. I expressed these feelings and as I spoke and listened to others, I could start to see a potential purpose to it all.

LOSTBlog’s Jon said he feels the flash sideways may be the epilogue to the show. I concede that the writers certainly must have a purpose, and I no longer think it’s practical to expect the “timelines” to merge. In fact, I think it’s very important to note that Damon and Carlton have gone out of their way to say this is not an ALTERNATE anything, it’s a flash sideways. And they’ve also used vague terms when describing the apparent connection between the incident and the emergence of this other outcome of flight 815.

Given that the flash forwards and flash backs were both part of the characters, “OUR characters” as some people call them, lives, it seems reasonable to expect that the flash sideways will too. But where does it all fit in? If we were talking about 2006 for Jin or Jack, sure, there’s a whole to fill. But so far, there is no correspondence between the times we’re witnessing in the flash sideways and the gaps created by time travel.

I’ve to theorize this…

the flash sideways are indeed a set of experiences our characters will go through. Jack’s deja vu moments are the result of it being the same Jack we know on island. But, our error is in thinking that the flash sideways are the result of the incident. I suggest that instead they are the result of some event we have yet to see or experience. Something that may happen in the middle or final trimester of the season.

Suppose that Jack and the others are offered a chance (perhaps as a reward or a temptation) to change things in a different way. Through a sacrifice on someone’s part (becoming Adam and Eve?) the losties and key others we’ve seen (Dogen, Ben, Ethan, and ?) get a chance to live life without Jacob’s influence. And that is the life we see in the flash sideways.

This needs to be fleshed out more, but it already reflects a major shift in my thinking about the off island stuff. What do you think?

-Scott Copperman-

Some thoughts and theories (spoiler-free)

Posted in Observations, Some wonderings I don't really believe, Theories with tags , , , , , on February 11, 2010 by Scott Copperman

I’m not sure that this is the route things will go, but here’e are some ideas I have about what MIGHT be going on in LOST.

  1. A body being “claimed” or “infected” is something like what Smith does to programs in the second movie of the Matrix trilogy. The idea would be that the smoke monster is a consciousness capable of embodying multiple forms at one one time. It is one theory that explains how both Christian Shephard and Claire could be in the cabin at the same time, and one that allows for Smokey to be attempting to take over Sayid’s body at the same time as he is in Locke’s.
  2. There are multiple entities on the island looking to claim new bodies. Are these disembodied spirits the whispers?  Are two of them Adam and Eve? In this theory, Christian Shephard and Claire have been claimed/possessed by different souls, possibly neither of them being the smoke monster.  Or, it’s possible that the smoke monster is a collective of consciousnesses. Each identity within the smoke monster collective is capable of posessing a body at some time.
  3. The vaccinations Claire was taking and the drugs she was given by Ethan could come back to play some role in her fate on the island.

Want to hear more ideas and theories or see these ideas fleshed out in more detail?  Be sure to check out the  ReThinking LOST podcast, available on itunes and at http://rethinkinglost.podbean.com .

-Scott Copperman-

ReThinking LOST Episode 022 now available

Posted in Airdates and Show Schedule, ReThinking LOST with tags , , , , , , , on January 18, 2010 by Scott Copperman

You can check out Episode 22 and every episode of ReThinking LOST on Itunes or at our main site: http://rethinkinglost.podbean.com/.

Episode 022 was actually recorded as Episode 023, but after a day full of spoilery tweets on twitter, we decided to invite Anna from the Jacob’s Cabin podcast over and vent. It’s a quicky, but it’s something we wanted to say. Also, you’ll find the new Ep 023 (featuring special guest Ross from the Creeping With Armstrong podcast) is worth the wait.

Enjoy the show.

Scott Copperman

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