Saturday, 29 July 2006

LOST LEADS

My blog-friend Cafrine at the ever-entertaining wonky comma is (understandably) trying to understand what the devil is going on in Lost and I dare say she is not alone…

Now this isn’t very comforting (and certainly not original) but there is just an outside chance that NOBODY in the Whole Damn World knows what's going on in Lost - not my Lost-savvy Cafrine (who has enough theories for at least two more seasons) or, possibly, even the writers...

Sorry, forgive me! I do realise that this is a heresy tantamount to saying that the Pope might have doubts about the existence of G*d...

Anyway, as to my own theory…

I believe that when the ‘creators’ finally run out of things to do with this bunch of Lost Guys 'n' Dolls, one of two things will happen:

Either...

Seven (note the mystical number) more castaways will show up who've spent the past 40 years thinking they were on somewhere called Gilligan's Island and, supervised by Locke (who will turn out to have once worked in marine salvage), the survivors will combine their efforts, raise the S S Minnow and finally get the hell out of there...

Or...

Mr Roarke and Tattoo will emerge from the jungle in their crisp white tuxedos and break the Bad News that everyone is actually stranded in a TV Time-Warp but that there is also Good News...

A curious character calling himself The Doctor having just landed in a old-fashioned British police-box (inadvertently squashing an errant polar bear) is willing and able to take them to someplace called ‘The Village’, where someone who used to be known as ‘Number 6’ has now been promoted to ‘Number 1’ and is waiting for them in order to start a new game of chess…


Whatever the outcome, we should none of us ever forget the famous maxim: "Questions are a burden to others, answers a prison for oneself."

6 comments:

Cafrine said...

Oh no! Brian, did you sneak into my brain and steal my theories? That is so weird!

I, actually, live in constant fear that at any moment Gilligan will wander up for camp and start going through the food, or The Professor will wind up in the hatch, trying to work out how the End-of-the-World Computer system works and could get them off the island (which, incidentally, is something I've been waiting for Sayid to do).

Although, it would be hilarious if The Captain and Jack faced off to be leader of the group.

Thanks for the plug!

David Weeks said...

What about taking a cue from the title?
The title tells you what it is all about, no need for theories or confusion.
'Lost' works on several levels: the writers have lost their way and are making it up as they go along hence the strange inconsistencies; the director is lost, because like the wirters he has no idea about the overall arc of the plot, character or meaning of it all; the actors are lost because they, like performers in a soap do not know where they will end up, if at all; the audience is lost because there is no one at the helm who knows what they are meant to be doing.

It survives and continues by sheer bluff that this piece of fiction is somehow deep and meaningful when, in truth, it has about as much real depth as that other over-hyped piece of fiction, "The Da Vinci Code".

Diva of Deception said...

I have to confess that I started watching 'Lost' about two episodes in - and got hooked. Well, hooked until I heard a radio presenter on a phone-in talk about the second series. As I was still in the first half of the first series, the thought of more and more endless episodes depressed me and I left it alone.

Now I feel that might've just been the right decision....

Scrooge said...

I remember Ricardo Montelban from 'The Wrath of Khan' and also from a show about actors in which he described the five stages of an actors' career thus -

Who is Ricardo Montelban ?
Get me Ricardo Montelban !
Get me another Ricardo Montelban !
Get me a younger Ricardo Montelban
Who is Ricardo Montelban ?

This latter gave me much pleasure as I was able to concoct a song with the same title (as part 2)and using those phrases as refrains which my band played for a while to no little amusement

Brian Sibley said...

Very funny, Mr Scrooge! AND very TRUE, too!

Ricardo knew of what he spoke and his observation is, in my experience, as likely to be true, not just of actors, but of musicians, singers, dancers, TV and radio presenters and... er... WRITERS!

I mean, "Who IS Brian Sibley?"

Disbob said...

Ooh, Please sir. Ask me! Ask me!
I know this one he's the orfor of lodes of rely gud buks who ort to have more work.
Can I have a star sir?