Archive for Season 6

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-

Claire and Aaron

Posted in Observations, Some wonderings I don't really believe, Theories with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 27, 2010 by Scott Copperman

Most of us assume Claire died, and was “claimed” or “infected.”

She feverently wants her baby back (I always think of the Chili’s “I want my baby back, baby back…” song when I type that). Why?

I mean, duh, it’s her baby. But, she calmly left the baby in the first place, she didn’t seem concerned back when she was with Christian in the cabin, and she’s not OLD Claire, she’s been changed. Why is the baby so important…

I have two theories:

  1. (25%) At first, she was with Christian Shephard, and Christian was an agent of Jacob (as he claimed at times). Christian calmed her, assured her it was okay for the baby to be with the Losties (or Others), but then after some sort of falling out, Claire sided with Smokey and now feels that is no longer acceptable.
  2. (75%) Claire is possessed by an entity who has a connection to the ENTITY WHO POSSESSED AARON! Yes, baby Aaron did die on the island, only to be claimed when Jin gave Claire the urchin. Infected Claire wants the infected baby back.

In all honesty, I don’t particularly believe either of these, but it’s a “whoa, maybe…” kind of thing.

Be sure to check out ReThinking The Lighthouse, our most recent episode of ReThinking LOST – available on itunes and at http://rethinkinglost.podbean.com.

-Scott Copperman-

LOST Parody Song

Posted in Videos with tags , , on January 28, 2010 by Scott Copperman

Pretty clever.

-Scott Copperman-

The State of the Union hullabaloo

Posted in Airdates and Show Schedule with tags , , , , on January 9, 2010 by Scott Copperman

This is exactly why I started this blog.

About 48 hours ago , I first started seeing the #NoStateofUnionFeb2 hashtag on twitter. The big fear sweeping through the internet was that President Obama might hold his State of the Union address on February 2, the scheduled opening date for the final season of LOST.

By the time you read this, it’s old news. Again, exactly why I started this blog. I did hope to get a reaction and “two cents worth” in before the matter was resolved, but I knew there was no way it would remain a lingering and relevant issue until we recorded our next episode of ReThinking LOST, let alone released it.

Personally, I think people are crazy if they want the President of the United States to factor what’s on television into his decisions. I fully expect his opponents to rip him to shreds (if they haven’t started to already) for giving in to Disney and possibly Fox (Amerian Idol starts its season on the reported alternate date for the State of the Union, January 26).

I’m not saying the President DID defer to those organizations, but it certainly doesn’t look good. And, unfortunately, it’s got an appearance that’s easily spun that way.

I love LOST. I want to see it start as soon as possible (although deferring it another week would’ve meant it lasted a week longer too, right?).

My issue with all this was four-fold:

  1. Many people claimed it was unfair to ABC who had spent so much on advertising – feh, they got tons of free advertising over the last 48 hours and will continue to get more in today’s paper. Trust me, if anyone didn’t know before when the first episode of Season 6 was airing, they know now. And if … if… they felt they had to move the show’s start date… they would have AGAIN gotten tons of free publicity about the move and (based on the press coverage today) tons of support for their willingness to adapt.
  2. Many of the people who spoke out on this issue are typically silent on other more significant issues. Not all… some people do many great things. And, to be honest, a lot of us don’t. We keep quiet unless an issue affects us directly. And even then, sometimes we’re more affected by the fact our favorite actor’s son is in a car accident than our cousin in Topeka. Not everyone’s like that, but one of the things that irks me about the internet in general is that it fosters that skewed sense of where to invest your efforts. This isn’t making much sense, so I’ll just summarize this “point 2” by saying a lot of people got involved in this debate than were involved in issues I would consider more meaningful.
  3. As I stated above, I can’t believe people were encouraging the President to allow his decisions to be influenced by what’s on TV.  A friend of mine pointed out that the Presidential Inauguration was rescheduled once for the Super Bowl, but I would contend that it different matter in many ways. First of all, there was the precedent of it having been moved from Jan 20 at least 5 times prior because the date fell on a Sunday. Not because of football, but to avoid potential religious conflicts. And, the ceremony was moved… not the actual inauguration (in this instance, although we had been President-less for 24 hours after many of the other reschedulings).  And… the decision was criticized. This seemed to have an expectation that the President should defer.
  4. Finally, I felt this was given far too much attention in general. I’m a fan of the show. I want to see the show. I would’ve been irritated to not be able to watch the show, and even more annoyed if I had worked for ABC or some other group which had to work around a Feb 2 State of the Union address. But, this was hardly news. Purple section of the USA Today? Sure. Entertainment Weekly editorial or even article? Sure. But, this story creeped closer and closer to the front page and the front line of the media. It was a question asked of the White House press secretary.

So anyway, it’s all moot.

To quote USA Today, “LOST wins out over State of the Union” and Scott took too long to write about the hullabaloo in his blog designed to allow him to comment on issues that might become irrelevant by the time he recorded ReThinking LOST.

And just to clarify, I’m perfectly happy that LOST will be airing in less than a month. I’ll be watching on February 2nd, and I tip my hat to those of you who ensured there would be no confusion as to which date it all would begin. I just thought the whole thing was a bit silly.

Scott Copperman