LOST Rewatch: White Rabbit

The episode begins with the iconic eye, but it is Jack’s eye in a flashback. The phrase “we’ve gotta go back” is used – this time by Boone, referring to a woman (Joanna) who was swimming and ended up drowning. Jack catches a glimpse of the apparition of his father again, this time close enough [Read More...]

LOST Rewatch: Walkabout

This episode began poignantly with a close-up of John Locke’s eye, mirroring the start of the pilot, and hinting at the comparisons and contrasts between the two Johns that would characterize much of the series. A religious focus comes to the fore as boars get into the fuselage to get at the corpses. When Jack [Read More...]

LOST Rewatch: Tabula Rasa

The episode set the pattern of focusing on one character and telling their earlier story in flashbacks. The irony is that the title means “clean slate,” and yet the flashbacks show things that shape who characters are, even on the island. Jack says that it doesn’t matter who we were before, and says, “Three days [Read More...]

LOST Rewatch: Pilot

I have finally started rewatching LOST. There are lots of scenes which I have had in mind throughout the series, such as the iconic one with John Locke talking about backgammon, the strange thing that moves in the forest, the hearing of the message in French that had been repeating for more than 16 years, [Read More...]

Questions Beget Questions

David Hayward's cartoon above illustrates what happens when you tackle a question, thinking that all that will be involved is getting a simple answer. Usually instead what you get is an answer that brings with it many more new questions. Or as a character on LOST famously said, “any answers I give you will simply [Read More...]

LOST 10th Anniversary

I find it very odd that, in the year of the 10th anniversary of the debut of the TV series LOST, the biggest news around the world is a plane that went far off course and disappeared. Tony Rossi shared some thoughts and quotes from the show’s stars about the role of spirituality in the [Read More...]

LOST: Nine Years Ago Today

LOST aired for the first time nine years ago today. People are still talking about it. People still bring it up in conversations with me. Often they were dissatisfied with the ending – and I am surprised that there are people who have completely misunderstood the ending, thinking that “the entire thing was Jack’s dream” [Read More...]

Khaaaaaaaaan!

No, this isn’t a post about Star Trek. It is about something that sounds just like the title of this post: the con, which originally stems from confidence man. And that is worth thinking about. Tobias Buckell linked to an article about research which shows that a pundit’s popularity correlates not with their knowledge or accuracy but [Read More...]

Still Thinking About LOST

Tony Rossi has reposted some of his reflections on the show and its religious themes on the blog Christopher Closeup. Of course, there is a lot of blogging at Exploring Our Matrix about LOST, although, since most of it is from before the move to Patheos, it doesn’t have the convenient tags to help you find [Read More...]

See You In Another Life, Brother

Jeff Carter just recently discovered tht the actor who played Desmond on LOST played Jesus in a movie version of the Gospel of John. And so he made the above poster, which I think may be the first ever mash-up of the Gospel of John and LOST…   [Read more...]

More on What J. J. Abrams’ Star Wars Movie Might Look Like

The news that J. J. Abrams will produce Star Wars Episode VII is producing a fair amount of humor and art, among other kinds of reactions. In addition to the Star Wars/Star Trek connections, some have explored what it might look like in the style of LOST. Others have suggested it might need more cowbell [Read More...]


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