LOST Whispers

I’ve now watched into season 2 of LOST, up to the first episode I ever saw, if I remember correctly: “The Other 48 Days”. One of the mysteries that becomes more prominent in this season, but has been there from early on, is the whispers. They seem to accompany the movement of the Others, but also the manifestation of the island in the smoke monster or dead and missing individuals.

There have been several attempts to decipher the voices, and transcripts of the results have been posted.

The producers of LOST seem to know that die-hard fans will analyse, dissect, and disseminate information on the tiniest details of the show. And so one wonders whether the fact that the whispers consist of multiple overlapping tracks of voices is in fact significant, or just a means to produce the desired sound. Since the latter seems more likely, one explanation is that these are snippets of timelines and sounds of individuals moving through, around and outside of time. And the overlaps could suggest that, if it isn’t possible to change the future, or the past, it is possible to create alternative, parallel universes where something different happens.

It is a possibility physicists have explored, and it was well overdue for it to be turned into a TV show…

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08014885672703727636 Ken Brown

    if it isn’t possible to change the future, or the past, it is possible to create alternative, parallel universes where something different happens.It is a possibility physicists have explored, and it was well overdue for it to be turned into a TV show…This was actually explored in many different ways on Stargate SG-1, though without the assumption that it is impossible to change the future or the past. In fact, at various times they managed to change just about everything you could imagine: saving alternative versions of themselves, being saved by alternative versions of themselves, nearly destroying alternative universes, getting stuck the past and creating an alternative universe where the stargate program didn’t exist (then convincing the alternative versions of themselves to come back in time and help them fix it), sending notes back to warn themselves about a terrible future timeline, getting stuck in 1969 and trying not to change the future, even getting caught in a time loop that forced them to relive the same 10 hours again and again and again (this was, by the way, one of the best episodes in the entire series: “Window of Opportunity”).Still, these things were mostly stand alone episodes on Stargate, not a continuous exploration, as LOST seems to be attempting.


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