TPTB have stated on numerous occasions that they planted clues to Lost’s time travel nature early in the show. The best known example of this is the Adam and Eve skeleton’s found in the cave in Season 1.
Well, I think I found another one.
This last weekend I watched the Back to the Future Trilogy and noticed something interesting. Here is a screen shot:
That looks just like the DHARMA van, surely this is no coincidence. Whether this was an intentional time travel clue or just a simple shout out only Darlton can say, but it’s pretty cool either way.
The second video of the Mysteries of the Universe, entitled “A cloud of answered questions…”, is screening at ABC.com.
The video is full of fun little Dharma recruiting tidbits, from interrogating a college student on his choice of a halloween costume to the DI owning Area 51 (another vile vortex?). The video focuses on two recruitment centers of the DI, Area 51 and Portland, Oregon. They even interview Olivia Goodspeed’s father about her disappearance and recruitment into the DI.
A couple of easter eggs even pop up in this 6 minute video. AS the narrator discusses Area 51 you can see LOST printed on the side of an “alien spacecraft”, and one of the “strange questions” that the DI asks for recruitment is “Who is your constant?”
The MU team leaves you with a little gem at the end of the video, “This place setting is serving up mystery.” Check out the full video at abc.com.
Hey people. It has come to my attention that somebody, somewhere, has accused me of stealing Jay & Jack’s video from Nudia.TV and putting it on YouTUBE. That’s a ridiculous accusation, and before it goes too far I want to lay out what really happened.
First of all, the version of the video that was posted here yesterday was always the nudia.tv embed. I assume this is okay, since the Nudia.TV videos offer embedding. It’s a great way to grow the brand for sure.
Next, one of our contributors on TVOvermind.com posted the video as well – but their version came from youtube, this is where it gets dicey. Since the video is not watermarked “Nudia.TV” anywhere on it, he wouldn’t have any idea that they were the source of the video. If I had posted the video it would have been the Nudia.TV source and not the YouTUBE, because I personally know who released the video. He did not. He thought this was something floating around in the wild. So…
The bottom line is that now this accusation is being made: That I took the Nudia.TV video and put it on YouTUBE.
Not true. First of all, the publisher of the youtube video (which can be found here) is named andre, and since he’s had his channel since 2006 I think we can assume he’s legit. Next, while I was definitely aware of the source of the video – I’d recognize Jay’s laugh anywhere – my contributor on TVOvermind was not, and therefore is completely innocent of any sort of impropriety. My fault for assuming he used the same Nudia.TV embed we used here on DocArzt.com, which gives proper credit.
For sure, as we’ve gone on in the past, theft on YouTUBE is rampant. If you are in the vodcast business, you gotta make sure you watermark everything. People complain about how I watermark any exclusive footage I get here, but it is because as soon as I post it the footage is on half a dozen youtube channels and if you don’t visually watermark nobody knows where it came from. I don’t begrudge the people who use the videos, because at the end of the day they may not know who it came from if it is not watermarked, or if the watermarks were cropped out – which happens all the time.
The bottom line is: yes, we did publish the youtube video on TVOvermind, but we did not upload the video to youtube, and at the time it was published the contributor who published it did not know if was from Nudia.TV Of course, as soon as I was aware of this I corrected the citing and put the correct embed in to give Nudia.TV their proper credit. There is no conspiracy here where I was trying to claim I had snagged some exclusive footage, or anything like that. In fact, I didn’t even post it – although to be fair, it’s my site so I’m responsible. The question is, did I act responsibly in fixing the problem? Sure. I feel 100% confident of that. Was it responsible to accuse me of stealing the video and putting it on youtube when you can easily see the name of the person who posted it on youtube, and it is not me? I guess you’ll have to answer that to me.
Well, patience certainly is a virtue as was evident after tonight’s episode of Lost, “Dead is Dead.” After several slow weeks on the side of investigations and easter eggs the writers gave us some great stuff to chew on for the next week or two…ah, who are we kidding, we’ll be chewing on most of this stuff til the end of season 6. As always, clicking on the images below will take you to Sledgeweb’s Lost Stuff where you can view larger images if you so desire. But please remember to comment here at Docs and let us know what your thoughts are on these.
Anubis and Smokey
Smokey’s Lair (aka Temple Catacombs – because I happen to love the word catacombs. Its just such a cool word)
This investigation actually debunks the theory that Sun and Frank returned to an alternate timeline Dharmaville a few episodes ago when they ran into Christian. The risk board in tonight’s episode was sitting in the same place Hurley and Sawyer left it over 3 years before. Once again, whatever happened, happened, and nothing has changed.
Smokey’s Toilet – Ben just has to unclog the crapper, and Smokey comes a runnin’
What Lies in the Shadow of the Statue?
Additional images from Ben’s Judgement can be found here.
In the words of my good friend AstroJones “Anubis, the Donkey Wheel, and Smokey in one picture? This is better than Playboy!” Okay, I made the Playboy part up – but you get where I’m going. Geek-gasm! Since I know LOST has inspired at least a few of you to become amateur Egyptologists… how about somebody decipher this. Is that a UFO? No, it’s an eyeball – now get serious. (Thanks to Sledgeweb for the pic!)
in my opinion, the etching depicts smokey and the wheel in conflict. The elements face one another from opposite sides. Since we’ve seen what remains of Anubis, and know Smokey is still around we know how that fight – if that is what this depicts – turned out. If this is true, are the ‘original people’ the Egyptians? Or are the others/hostiles interlopers of yet another brand?
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Hey all, Astro here from Sledgeweb’s Lost Stuff again with some investigation images from “He’s Our You.” I hate to say it, but tonight’s episode was a little lite on investigation quality images. There were a couple, such as the new Book Club entry A Separate Reality by Carlos Castaneda as well as young Ben getting shot. So, A Separate Reality, is this just a red herring, or are the writers suggesting that our losties are currently in an alternate reality? As for young Ben, the images show that he was shot in the chest, very near his heart. Seems like it would take a miracle for him to survive. Thank goodness he’s on Reincarnation Island! Click on the images to get a larger view on Sledgeweb’s site. And don’t forget to let us know any thoughts or comments you have below.
Our friends over at Sledgeweb’s Lost Stuff compile screenshots each week of interesting shots, Easter Eggs, and other such mysteries they discovered in the episode. This week we’re providing some thumbnails of some of the images they’ve posted, with direct links back to their site. The images include the Swan model, Smokey in the house with Christian, and the woman behind Sun. Enjoy the images and feel free to let us know what you think about the various images.
Clicking on the images will provide larger versions as well as details and comments.
For some additional, miscellaneous images from Namaste, see the User Requested & Misc Images here.
I came across this interesting video while at work.
Now we know what the Sickness was…
Today, Apple gave a preview of the next iPhone OS to developers. Something quite interesting that I noticed while finding images of the presentation online is a reference to Oceanic Flight 815. Take a look for yourslef. Someone high up within Apple is a fan of Lost!
If any of you would like to find the image for yourself, you can watch the presentation on Apple.com. “Oceanic Flight 815″ appears durring the Copy-and-Paste demonstartion in Mail.app.
Thanks to reader Bobby for pointing this out. As far as I know, no-one else has made this connection. At the very end of the comic con ’08 Pierre Chang film, when Chang is struggling with who we assume to be Faraday, the final thing he says is “LaFleur, what are you doing?”
Remember last episode when Hurley was painting an Egyptian scene? In the season 4 premiere Hurley was seen painting Eskimos, which naturally put forth the idea that Hurley was somehow psychically aware of how Penny had found the island. Has Hurley demonstrated his psychic painting skills – ala Isaac Mendez – yet again? Could be. We got our first full body look at the four-toed-statue, and he certainly looks like he could have been featured in Hurley’s water color.
Life On Mars is the latest series to fall victim to the post-LOST curse. Although, the series was probably a bit too sophisticated for the police-procedural crowd that stumbled into it anyways – and not sci-fi enough for anybody else. ABC has axed the import. A pity, but word has it the series will get a conclusive ending out of the deal. So what do you guys think, does following LOST spell doom for any television show?
The opening to “The Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham” was on par with some of the season premieres as far as the sense of mystery it evoked. Initially it seemed to be taking place somewhere off island, perhaps Mrs. Hawking’s office – more so, it suggested that Ceaser and Ilana maybe coverts working for ‘somebody,’ perhaps an intentional wink to the various fan theories floating around. Ultimately, what the scene did accomplish is a slight indication of when the 316′rs were – roughly. Didn’t notice it? Read on.
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Or… perhaps clawing their way through. A new billboard has popped up in Los Angeles, meaning ABC still has a soft spot for viral marketing in the wake of killing the last ARG – I still consider that more of a mercy killing than a cost saver. Anywho, click the image and discuss the possible meanings.
Source: Inside The Experience
Aside from Jorge Garcia being reduced to ‘cameo’ status in his one brief, and very bright, jailhouse scene, LOST 5.04 “The Little Prince” was overflowing with fan nods, easter eggs, and good old fashioned geek-out moments. Continue on for more discoveries.
Okay people, I’m working on filling in the blanks and finishing the final paragraphs now, but this is some weird stuff.
UPDATE: Erased Slate has completed a transcription of page three, I cleaned up page two a bit.
UPDATE #3: Sledge from lost.cubit.net discovered that the text is lifted from a surveillance report that belongs to an online game. Does this mean ABC will be sending the game’s creators a royalty check? In light of that find, the whole text is reproduced below:
Thompson Investigations, Inc.
CASE DETAIL REPORT
Client Name(s): Allie Lamar, Walbert Dopelson
Contact: Lamar 234-XXXX, Dopelson 236-XXXX
Case Number: Lamar040326
Hire Date: 01/15/04
Report Date: 02/01/04
Followed the subject for seven days from January 25 through 31, 2004.
Except for one trip to the mailbox, suspect never left 103 Pinecrest Drive, a single-story, wood frame home painted green and yellow. Three times, when subject had not passed a visible window for thirty minutes, subject answered the telephone and replied that Lee Chin did not live there.
The last light was extinguished at 10:05 p.m.
Except for one trip to the mailbox, suspect never left 103 Pinecrest Drive. Two times, when subject had not passed a visible window for thirty minutes, subject answered the telephone and replied that Lee Chin did not and never had lived there.
The last light was extinguished at 11:35 p.m.
Subject left home in yellow Volkswagen Beetle at 8:15 a.m and drove directly to Harvest Restaurant & Grocery, 1112 Van Buren Avenue. I followed suspect through the store as she shopped for food, filling a hand basket. She paid with cash and drove directly home, arriving at 9:27 a.m. Photographs are presented in Attachment A. Attachment A is not available to the public pending legal clearance.
Except for one trip to the mailbox, suspect never left 103 Pinecrest Drive again that day. When subject had not passed a visible window for thirty minutes, subject answered the telephone and replied that Lee Chin was in the shower and would return my call in fifteen minutes. I gave subject the number I keep for such occasions but no message was left.
The last light was extinguished at 11:35 p.m.
Except for three trips to the mailbox, subject never left 103 Pinecrest Drive. When subject had not passed a visible window for thirty minutes, subject answered the telephone and replied that Lee Chin was dead, a victim of suicide.
The last light was extinguished at 12:18 am.
Except for seven trips to the mailbox, subject never left 103 Pinecrest Drive. When subject had not passed a visible window for thirty minutes, subject answered the telephone, claimed I was Melissa f***ing with her, and demanded to know when I mailed her the prints.
The last light was extinguished at 2:30 am.
Subject came out of the house at 8:15 am, set up a camping chair next to the mailbox, and proceeded to pace the front yard until the mail truck arrived at 12:32 p.m. Subject grabbed mail from letter carrier and ran into the house. Photographs are presented in Attachment A. Attachment A is not available to the public pending legal clearance.
Subject left home in yellow Volkswagen Beetle at 1:05 p.m. and drove directly to the health club. She stayed inside for fifty minutes. Subject drove directly home, arriving at 2:40 p.m.
Subject left home in yellow Volkswagen Beetle at 3:10 p.m. and drove directly to Sneed’s ACE Hardware, 1400 University Avenue, arriving at 3:18 p.m. After she had been inside for thirty minutes, I entered the store and was unable to locate subject. After determining that subject’s car was still parked in front, asked the clerk behind the counter if my sister had been in today, describing the subject. Clerk said she had and that she bought three cans of spray paint, one box of rubber gloves, and one tack hammer, paying in cash, before leaving by the rear door. Clerk didn’t remember colors of paint purchased. I checked the aisle and discovered fully stocked shelves with empty spaces in the rows containing the colors black, green, and red although I cannot positively confirm that the cans were stocked as indicated. I asked the store clerk if the register captured the part number of items purchased but he said he hadn’t scanned the cans of spray paint since he knew the price. I left the store by the rear door and checked the area by foot, but was unable to locate subject.
I returned to the store and again questioned the clerk. Clerk reported that subject used store phonebook to look up number for Oxford City Cab, then remained at counter and used her cell phone to have cab pick her up at Abner’s Restaurant, 430 S Lamar, and take her to Animal Clinic of Oxford, 2008 Harris Drive.
Drove various routes to Animal Clinic but did not sight subject. Visited Animal Clinic. Receptionist stated that she had not seen subject. Returned to ACE Hardware to find subject’s car gone.
I called client for instructions and was told to establish surveillance at subject’s home. The client said she would call me if the subject was sighted at the Yoknapatawpha County Conference Center.
Established surveillance on subject’s home. Subject returned home at 1:52 am.
The last light was extinguished at 2:25 am.
Subject never left 103 Pinecrest Drive.
Client called at 9:10 am to inform me of the previous night’s vandalism.
The last light was extinguished at 11:35 p.m.
It is not possible to conclusively determine whether the subject was involved in the vandalism at Yoknapatawpha County Conference Center. Subject did purchase three cans of spray paint, plastic gloves, and a hammer on the day of the vandalism. Subject evaded surveillance for approximately ten hours, during which time the vandalism could have occurred.
LOST maintained it’s tradition of anachronisms last night, hinting that the complex task of manipulating space and time is best done with 8-bit computers and ancient magnetic field plotters. Could the choice of devices also point to the apocalyptic nature of LOST‘s endgame? Next, what could be so important about an island off the coast of Georgia? Only the LOST braintrust knows.