Friday, April 11, 2008

This week on LOST Unlocked Chris goes over his big theory which holds the answer to life, the universe and everything! We also do a product review on the new puzzle book LOST Mind Games and cover a wee bit o' fan feedback. Kick back and enjoy the show!


At 4/11/2008 1:59 PM, Blogger Weas said...

You guys have no idea how much a celebrity I feel like when you mention me on the podcast :) I'm a mega nerd when it comes to the numbers therefore easy when I wrote the date on Tuesday to bring it up to my fave podcasters!

I really loved the theory, makes a lot of sense! Best theory ever I might even have to say.

FYI-It's pronounced Weez like the first part of Weezer haha. Just a fun nickname I got in high school. But that's another story!

At 4/14/2008 7:09 AM, Blogger ezra_sharkington said...


At 4/14/2008 7:32 AM, Blogger ezra_sharkington said...

Hi Chris and Brian, Hello from cambridgeshire England. just wanted to say that your super big theory was amazing, i just have one question, have you read the book " The invention of Morel" ? it was one of the books sawyer was reading. it sets your theory in stone. If you havent read it the wiki page in the book gives the plot summary as the following.

The fugitive starts a diary after tourists arrive on the desert island where he is hiding. Although he considers their presence a miracle, he is afraid they will turn him in to the authorities. He retreats to the swamps while they take over the museum on top of the hill where he used to live. Through this diary we learn that the fugitive is a writer from Venezuela sentenced to life in prison. He believes he is on the (fictional) island of Villings, a part of the Ellice Islands (now Tuvalu), but is not sure. All he knows is that the island is the focus of a strange disease whose symptoms are similar to radiation poisoning.

Among the tourists is a woman who sees the sunset everyday from the cliff on the west side of the island. He spies on her and while doing so falls in love with her. She and another man, a bearded tennis player called Morel who visits her frequently, speak French among themselves. Morel calls her Faustine. The fugitive decides to approach her, but she doesn't react to him. He assumes she is ignoring him, but his encounters with the other tourists have the same result. Nobody on the island notices him. He points out that the conversations between Faustine and Morel repeat every week and fears he is going crazy.

All of a sudden the tourists vanish. The fugitive returns to the museum to investigate and finds no evidence of people being there during his absence. He attributes the experience to food poisoning, but the tourists reappear that night. They have come out of nowhere and yet they talk as if they have been there for a while. He watches them closely while still avoiding direct contact and notices more strange things. In the aquarium he encounters identical copies of the dead fish he found on his day of arrival. During a day at the pool, he sees the tourists jump to shake off the cold when the heat is unbearable. The strangest thing he notices is the presence of two suns and two moons in the sky.

He comes up with all sort of theories about what is happening on the island, but finds out the truth when Morel tells the tourists he has been recording their actions of the past week with a machine of his invention capable of reproducing reality. He claims the recording will capture their souls, and through looping they will relive that week forever and he will spend eternity with the woman he loves. Although Morel doesn't mention her by name, the fugitive is sure he is talking about Faustine.

After hearing that the people recorded on previous experiments are dead, one of the tourists guesses correctly they will die, too. The meeting ends abruptly as Morel leaves in anger. The fugitive picks up Morel's cue cards and learns the machine keeps running because the wind and tide feed it with an endless supply of kinetic energy. He understands that the phenomena of the two suns and two moons are a consequence of what happens when the recording overlaps reality--one is the real sun and the other one represents the sun's position at recording time. The other strange things that happen on the island have a similar explanation.

He imagines all the possible uses for Morel's invention, including the creation of a second model to resurrect people. Despite this he feels repulsion for the "new kind of photographs" that inhabit the island, but as time goes by he accepts their existence as something better than his own. He learns how to operate the machine and inserts himself into the recording so it looks like he and Faustine are in love, even though she might have slept with Alec and Haynes. This bothers him, but he is confident it won't matter in the eternity they will spend together. At least he is sure she is not Morel's lover.

On the diary's final entry the fugitive describes how he is waiting for his soul to pass onto the recording while dying. He asks a favor to the man who will invent a machine capable of merging souls based on Morel's invention. He wants the inventor to search for them and let him enter Faustine's conscience as an act of mercy.

So your theory about the islands "Black Rock" being able to soak up information from people and play it back to them as reality is pionted out in this book and we all know that the lost guys dont place book in the show for nothing.

Hope you find this a help

Thanks for the podcast

Ps while i like your podcast you need to change you sound effects (BIG TIME) it brings down the show and makes it sound amauter, it cant cost that much to sort it out.

PPS Chris you have a good voice on you, i was impressed

At 4/14/2008 2:50 PM, Blogger Weas said...

I kind of dig the sound effects, makes you guys sound fun :)

At 4/14/2008 4:34 PM, Blogger Lost Unlocked said...

Wow! Cool input ezra_sharkington! I did not know the plot of this book until you posted it. It does seem similar to my theory. I wonder how much of this book the writers will incorporate into Lost - it could also be a mislead! You never know. I'm going to have to watch - The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996), which shares some of the elements of the book you mentioned.

Per the sound effects, what exactly are you referring to? The Intro music? The cheesy organ sounds? The bumpers? The aftershow? We're always up for some improvements and variety. But too much change might scare weas away - ;).


At 4/15/2008 9:30 AM, Blogger ezra_sharkington said...

Hi chris Re the sound effects i just mean the organ stuff, when i listen on my ipod the sound is set at a nice level and then you drop in a radom blast of the really really loud organ it almost welds my ears to my brain.LOL. the intro is cool its just that organ, reminds me of old people LOL.

I drive a lorry up and down the country so i listen to most of the lost pod casts and you two make me laugh, it makes my job alot less boring.

Keep up the good work guys you do a great job.

At 4/16/2008 10:33 PM, Blogger silvey said...

hey all- just returned from disney honeymoon. abc really needs to add some LOST experience to perhaps MGM down there. much better than high school musical pep rally! anyway the only LOST items i saw were the Sun and Mr. Eko action figures. not even the good characters like Locke or Sawyer. Now I'm off to catch up on my LOST UNLOCKED.- silvey

At 4/17/2008 10:18 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reallly enjoyed your theory. As I have always been a big fan of the magnetite element, remember the frog video I told you about... Anyway, when I get my theory complete I will let you know bout it. A community next to were I grew up was called MAGNETIC CITY in the late 1800's to the early 1900's. There are still places you can stand where your watch will go backward etc. Also Planes have crashed into the mountains in this area as the gages of planes sometimes do not operate over this area. For the record, BEST POST SHOW EVER!!!! Brian I know you found out about CHOCOLATE RAIN from Leo! I about drove off the road from laughing so hard. From now on LOST in 15 Must be done in the style of chocolate rain, it is a prerequisite.
Chris, your honkin theory has parallels to mine, although mine starts further back pre-hanso to an ancient culture, and may involve richard being a priest. Thats all I am saying thus far.

At 4/17/2008 10:36 AM, Blogger ezra_sharkington said...

Hello again, i just wanted to add a couple of things to your big
theory, firstly about the swan station, we know from the orientation
video that they started inputting the numbers into the computer after
the "incident" to discharge the electromagnetism, so if like in your
theory the island had soaked up (or the dharma guys gave) the island
so much information that it became self aware and started to cause
problems than the swan station discharging the electromagnetism may
have been dharmas way of clearing the islands memory to stop it
becoming self aware and knocking its (metaphorical) legs out from
underneath it to keep it under control.

secondly about the whispers, if the island has the ability to soak up
electromagnetic information then maybe the whispers are white noise.
did you ever see the film? were if you record in an empty room for a
long time the tape will soak up echos from the dead. HHHMMMM "BLACK
ROCK" "WHITE NOISE" also its worth pointing out that when they were
casting for lost they originally wanted Michael Keaton (who was the
lead in White noise) to play the role of jack.......

also about the books if you get a chance read the "THIRD POLICEMAN" if
you haven't got time just read the wiki page on it, just make sure you
have some pain killers for you sore head after.

At 4/17/2008 6:29 PM, Blogger Dave said...

You asked a few weeks ago whether or not the Others had actually killed any of the Losties.

Ethan killed Steve, or was it Scot, in the episode that Ethan was trying to get Claire back.

Ethan left Charlie for dead (intent) hanging from a tree. Jack and the Island brought him back to life.

Ben and the Hostiles gassed the entire Island.

Mickael grenaded Charlie, which resulted in Charlie's death.

At 4/18/2008 6:09 AM, Blogger volinter said...

Hi Chris and Brian. I'm a lost fan from germany and since season 4 a regular listener to your podcast. You do a great job and i love to listen to you. Keep up your amazing work.
Your theory is very interesting and kept my thinking. It's very obvious that electromagnetism is a strong phenomenon on the island. (Just remember Des. turning the failsafe key, sky is turning purple and then all of a sudden he's able to foreseen events of 'the future' or the "constant")
Anyway this far, i'm not sure what to think about the island/black rock soaking up information etc.
There are two major ways to understand lost: You can try to cover all strange things and events in a (semi)scientific way. Or you can just call them a miracle/mystic/supernatural. While the first is far more interesting and exiting, the 2nd is the more easier way. I think Losts mysteries are going to be both. Some you can cover with science (like the strange barrier around the island) others are supernatural (f.e. the black somke/jackob).
Nevertheless i realy like this theory. I wounder how you explain the appearance of charlie to hurley off the island. And what do you think about the circle of grey ash around jackobs cabin.
So far some of my first thoughts. I have to listen to your theory again, perhaps i've missed something.

At 4/21/2008 2:24 AM, Blogger MoltenPanther said...

Maybe Hurley has blackrock residue somehow either in him or with him. :)


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