Archive for July 25th, 2009

The 6th and final season of LOST

Today at ComicCon was “Lost” day. The two writers and the cast showed up in front of 6,500 fans to show teaser clips of Lost’s 6th and final season and (vaguely) answer some fan questions. Here’s a rundown:
– Small clips were shown from a timeline where the 815 crash never happened.
– The writers said that the timeline might have changed.
– But they were quick to also say that if they were to erase 5 seasons of plot that would be a “cheat to the viewers”.
– When asked if there will be flashbacks in season 6, the writers said that the “format will be different”.

Now, put all that together and theorize. Potential spoilers below (although I’ve been wrong before):

I believe that S6 will start off with the Oceanic 815 landing safely in LAX. The story will be split between two parallel universes: our original timeline, and a timeline where the crash never happened. Dead characters like Charlie, and Ana Lucia will be shown alive and well. It’s already confirmed that the Juliet actress will be back for a few episodes, and maybe Shannon & Boone too.

The other timeline will continue just after Jacob’s death. The surviving people from the nuclear detonation (which is what created the split of the timeline), will be transported back to 2007-8. This is what Jacob meant when he said just before he died “they are coming”.

In the other timeline, the heroes will just try to get on with their lives. Until that weird guy named Jacob tells them that things are not how they should have been. They think he’s crazy, even real-Locke thinks so too! But quickly after that the “special” people among the 815 passengers would momentarily cross over to another reality. Maybe through dreams, or other means. This is what will make them think that maybe this Jacob guy might not be so crazy after all.

These cross overs have a unique effect on the other timeline: apparitions and whispers. This is how these are going to be explained.

At the end of the season the two timelines will be merged back. But someone will have to take a decision: do you merge back to a timeline where so many people died, but have found their true self just before they died? At this point we should remember the main point of Lost, which is all about redemption and fate.

I posted the above theory on DarkUFO’s site, the biggest Lost fan site on the internet. There were many comments there from seemingly confused people by the various announcements, but when I wrote the above theory, everyone stopped commenting. There were a few saying that my theory makes sense, but they stopped commenting (so far). I feel like a party pooper. It wasn’t of course intentional, as this was simply a theory of mine. But apparently a theory that made total sense to them. Shows once more that what people want are more mysteries, not answers. It’s the answers that kill a show like this, not the added mysteries. It’s counter-intuitive for many people to realize it though.

Meet Fade, the HV20 photographer

This is the art of Fade from TN, USA. Fade uses the modest (but legendary) 3.1 MP Canon HV20 camcorder to shoot her amazingly artistic and beautiful pictures. I am a huge fan of her art and I had to write this blog post, as a shrine to her art. She’s yet one bright example showing us that you don’t need the best camera to shoot the best photograph or the best video. You just need to have the vision, and the skill. Enjoy.

Finally, a few more nice pictures shot by others with the HV20.