Yahweh or No Way

Stephen Colbert is always entertaining, and his new segment “Yahweh or No Way” is no exception. The clip below touches on one subject mentioned here very recently, and is worth watching all the way to the end:

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In other news, scientists have been exploring our matrix, while the “LOST brain trust” explains why each episode contains a bit of cherry pie. Here’s a taste:

Based on everything you’ve seen up to this point, we know that Ben and Widmore don’t get along with each other and that Widmore wants to control the island and believes that Ben has taken the island away from him. You don’t understand the context of that. You don’t know what their past is or their relationship. So if you’re going to look at it as, there’s a Ben side and Widmore side, I’d say, “Well, then what side are the Oceanic 6 on? Our castaways — are they on their own side?”

Basically, the only two sides that matter in any grand, epic storytelling are good and evil. Who are the good guys and who are the bad guys? And for so long, Ben Linus has been identifying himself as a good guy, but we’ve been seeing him engage in behaviors that would lead us to believe that that is not entirely the truth. The only question that matters is, what is ultimately a force of good and what is ultimately a force of evil, and what side of it are our characters going to end up on? Will some go one way and some go the other?

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04570106602777322387 The Celtic Chimp

    James, I’m starting to think you need help for your lost addiction. :PLostaholics Anonymous?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14247799389009268470 James Pate

    Have we ever learned why Widmore wants the island? Is it to establish some sort of exotic zoo or theme park? I actually think I read that somewhere! If that’s the case, I wonder why he wants to kill everyone on the island.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02561146722461747647 James F. McGrath

    LOST could be a sort of prequel to Jurassic Park. But then the island gets taken over by people who are ‘special’, “Heroes” you might even say. While there they discover that the island had previously been inhabited by time lords from Gallifrey.We could combine all the sci-fi shows into one! :)