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I found "Lost"

It's been sitting on the shelf for two months, safely stored on tape and calling my name, and a few days ago we finally watched the season finale of "Lost". Yes, I know, my willpower is tremendous -- almost as tremendous as the demands on my time. Sadly, I knew much of what had happened by then, although I didn't know the ending because, hey -- there wasn't one.

But never mind that. I had been able to stay away from postings about the show, and so have escaped almost all speculation about What It All Means. So I just wanted to ask those of you hard core fans who have haunted the various web sites and bulletin boards your opinions. Surely I can't be the only person who thought the same thing I did, after seeing the electromagnetic surge and the giant statue foot. I turned to my daughter and yelled,

"It's Atlantis! Duh!"

Am I right?

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adriana_is
Jul. 14th, 2006 04:43 am (UTC)
I tried to follow it, my youngest follows it religiously, but I had trouble keeping track of the who, what, where, when and whys.

So, no help here, sorry.

It's Atlantis? Really??
ozma914
Jul. 14th, 2006 05:34 am (UTC)
Atlantis?
I have no honkin' idea. *grin* It's just that so many fringe fanaticals talk about the strange electromagnetic effects in the Atlantic and connect them with Atlantis, and when you add to that the giant stone foot seen along the shoreline ... it just seemed like a reasonable leap. I guess we'll have to keep waiting ...
myfeetshowit
Jul. 14th, 2006 04:55 am (UTC)
Sorry. Another one of those shows I've never seen. From what I've heard though, I suspect the writers didn't have answers for half the conundrums.
ozma914
Jul. 14th, 2006 05:43 am (UTC)
Actually, I thought they were doing a fairly good job of fitting the little pieces together. Maybe it's just that people have gotten impatient and want their answers -- although in fairness, some stuff that popped up in the first couple of episodes still hasn't been explained.. Some answers finally came at the end of this season but -- as happens in TV these days -- a lot of new questions popped up.

Remember the good old days, when each episode was fully contained and even two-parters were rare? Sometimes I miss that.
myfeetshowit
Jul. 14th, 2006 05:48 am (UTC)
Given the nature of TV shows, here today, Lost tomorrow, there is much to be said for fully-contained shows.

Hard to do with ensemble shows though, and that seems to be the trend (at least, back when I had a telly!).
ozma914
Jul. 15th, 2006 05:00 am (UTC)
The trend remains ensemble shows, continuing plot arcs, and cliffhangers. Which I wouldn't mind so much if the shows weren't so good at grabbing my interest!
oracleholly
Jul. 14th, 2006 05:54 am (UTC)
Now, that's a possibility. Of course, it could be an older civilization (if you've ever read Clive Cussler's Atlantis Found - I recommend it).

I've actually tried after seeing the finale to stay away from speculation sites this summer. I do know that in S3 we'll be with "the Others" and learn more about who they really are, and some about that station we saw at the very end.
ozma914
Jul. 15th, 2006 05:04 am (UTC)
You already know more than I do about S3!

It could be an older civilization, but I figure if the writers go with the ancient civilization thing they'll probably pick Atlantis simple because all the viewers will be familiar with it. Sometimes I think the shows makers keep an eye on the speculation, then deliberately veer away from all favorite theories.
keith5by5
Jul. 14th, 2006 07:13 am (UTC)
Lucky you
Were not even close to the finale in the UK.

BUT I'm still with the purgotary theory.
ozma914
Jul. 15th, 2006 05:19 am (UTC)
Re: Lucky you
Eek -- hope I didn't give away too much of the ending.

I can tell you that almost all theories remain intact; as usual, the "Lost" people are playing their cards close to their chest.
curiouswombat
Jul. 14th, 2006 07:43 am (UTC)
I haven't watched it at all - but have read about it on my FL quite a bit. My personal theory however is probably as good as anyone else's! I believe that the whole series is actually having the various plots and conundrums introduced by a writers team with a set of polyhedral dice going 'if it's a six he falls down a hole, if it's a seven he finds the body of a dead orang-utan, an eight he sets off in the boat, if it's a nine he finds a washed up whisky bottle - etc.'
ozma914
Jul. 15th, 2006 05:21 am (UTC)
Kind of like Dungeons and Dragons, huh? Well, that's as good a theory as any.
cbtreks
Jul. 14th, 2006 07:33 pm (UTC)
Believe it or not, that's a theory I haven't heard yet - I like it! Atlantis it is.
ozma914
Jul. 15th, 2006 05:23 am (UTC)
It fits ... *some* of the details. I don't think there's any one theory that accounts for everything that's happened. They say electromagnetism can do some strange things, but nothing that could account for the polar bear.
cordelianne
Jul. 15th, 2006 03:28 am (UTC)
I admit to losing the love for Lost, so haven't given it much thought. Atlantis seems like a good guess. *g*
ozma914
Jul. 15th, 2006 05:24 am (UTC)
I haven't lost the love yet ... but then, I'm one of those people who's both easy to entertain and hard to lose as a fan. The perfect television audiance member!
jillyh2009
Jul. 15th, 2006 03:59 am (UTC)
My dad said the same thing. We only watched the Lost finale and a few hours later when we were talking about something totaly unrelated he turned to me and said, "It's Atlantis!" I didn't understand at first but it does make sence...

Jill
jillyh2009
Jul. 15th, 2006 04:03 am (UTC)
Oh HeeHee I must have read something wrong cuz you are my dad... this is embaressing...
ozma914
Jul. 15th, 2006 05:27 am (UTC)
Well, at least you weren't posting to some tattoo covered, harley riding, 25 year old boyfriend who I wasn't supposed to know about ...
jillyh2009
Jul. 15th, 2006 04:04 am (UTC)
Yup I saw the post below it from Yuna1881 and my blond roots kicked in heeheehee
ozma914
Jul. 15th, 2006 05:28 am (UTC)
How's he doing, anyway?
ozma914
Jul. 15th, 2006 05:25 am (UTC)
Wow, that's an incredible coincidence! My daughter didn't understand at first, then said it made sense! *evil grin*
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