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Posted: Fri, 30th Dec 2005, 1:07am

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EDIT: New Pic:


I love films that have hidden images, or just things that only the VERY observant pick up.

This is from episode 3 of Lost.



For those of you who are in America, and have seen Season 2 episodes up to 9. These two are just awesome!

SPOILERS FOR UK VIEWERS

http://mercury.walagata.com/w/tap2/2x04.JPG
http://mercury.walagata.com/w/tap2/2x09.JPG

Cool, heh? biggrin

Feel free to tell us any other hidden things you've found, but PLEASE BE AWARE that people in the UK are only on Season 1, episode 22 atm.

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Posted: Fri, 30th Dec 2005, 1:23am

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I'm certafiably obsessed with Lost, and knew about these, but cool none the less. Actually, me and my friend think we have the whole rest of the series mapped out (or at least a good deal)


You want spoilers that aren't in your face?

http://www.marvincandle.com/

I believe that this site holds EVERY secret in lost.
Posted: Fri, 30th Dec 2005, 1:28am

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I LOVE lost. My uncle has known the creator for years.
Posted: Fri, 30th Dec 2005, 1:30am

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Something else that's cool.

Email jack.shephard@stmartinshosp.org

and you'll get an instant reply! Freaky biggrin

Certainly the best thing on TV for the last few years IMO.
Posted: Fri, 30th Dec 2005, 1:30am

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Thanks for that site Waser.

I worked it out in about 2 seconds, now I've gotta spend ages reading it all biggrin

EDIT: Right, WTF. Strange!

EDIT: All the text has is the same number pattern repeated in different ways of representing it via maths.

4, 8, 15, 16, 23, 42

2^2, 2^3 etc
Posted: Fri, 30th Dec 2005, 1:47am

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4 is D in the Alphabet.
8 is H in the Alphabet.

4, 8, 15, 16, 23, 42

DH... ARMA? biggrin
Posted: Fri, 30th Dec 2005, 1:51am

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I just recently watched season one again (in two sittings. I'm awesome) and after seeing 9 episodes of season two, I picked up a ton. its suprising to see how well planned out this show is.

PS in my opinion, this is the greatest television show ever. No question.
Posted: Fri, 30th Dec 2005, 1:54am

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I've been watching episodes untill 3am for the last few days!

Another thought...

4, 8, 15, 16, 23, 42

-There were 42 origonal survivors.
-There were 4 who joined them in the opening of Season 2.
Does this mean, the numbers 15,8,16 and 23 point to other people on the Island. Are there a total of 108* people on the Island?
-815 is the number of the flight.
*The numbers add up to 108, the time in which but code has to be entered within.
- 6 Numbers, one for each of the 6 stations on the Island. The hatch had the numbers written on it, but I don't remember one of them being bold as an idication that "this is that station"
-42 is "the answer to everything" biggrin
Posted: Fri, 30th Dec 2005, 4:38pm

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I love Lost, but through the whole first season I felt as if the writers were just stringing us along ad didn't actually know how their cliffhangers would resolve. Like the polar bear. Did they ever explain that? I mean, that's just a little too farfetched for how reasoned-out Lost has been.
Posted: Fri, 30th Dec 2005, 5:36pm

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ben3308 wrote:


said something about Lost being farfetched because of a polar bear...
Dude.. seriously... the whole of Lost is..

</me looks at Ben again>

You were being serious?
Posted: Fri, 30th Dec 2005, 5:41pm

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ben3308 wrote:

I love Lost, but through the whole first season I felt as if the writers were just stringing us along ad didn't actually know how their cliffhangers would resolve. Like the polar bear. Did they ever explain that? I mean, that's just a little too farfetched for how reasoned-out Lost has been.
I know exactly what you mean.

I just really hope they think of a satisfying conclusion. The Dharma project is going to be something really strange: Perhaps slightly Matrix-esque. I just think the Dharma "facility" is what's making everything happen.
Posted: Fri, 30th Dec 2005, 6:29pm

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Yeah, it's definately a great show, although a little too "wtf?"-ish for most people. I think Ana-Lucia was a bad addition to the cast, Sawyer already had the badass role covered and Michele Rodriguez is too whiney and all for my likings.

Oh, and the Dharma project freaks me out even more when I think about this everytime.

Anybody else see that cable that went into the ocean from the beach in season 1? I've heard from several places that it is an underwater hatch to test aquatic animals such as sharks, and that the polar bear was put there as a test of the island climate.
Posted: Fri, 30th Dec 2005, 6:31pm

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the polar bear can be explained if you think about it.

SPOILERS POSSIBLY, MAYBE I DUNNO

it's either:
A) A manifestation from walts mind, because he read the comic book, and made the polar bear apear, like the bird in Sydney. or
B) It's there as a test animal from Dharma, because according to the orientation video, the scientists are zoologists (hence the shark with a dharma logo on it).

END LOL SPOILERS
Posted: Sat, 31st Dec 2005, 1:16am

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Waser wrote:

the polar bear can be explained if you think about it.

SPOILERS POSSIBLY, MAYBE I DUNNO

it's either:
A) A manifestation from walts mind, because he read the comic book, and made the polar bear apear, like the bird in Sydney. or
B) It's there as a test animal from Dharma, because according to the orientation video, the scientists are zoologists (hence the shark with a dharma logo on it).

END LOL SPOILERS
Both interesting ideas. There's definitely something about Walkt... because of the flashbacks where he can do weird stuff.
Posted: Sat, 31st Dec 2005, 3:29am

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what is "Lost"?
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It's prbably the most popular TV show on TV right now.
Posted: Sat, 31st Dec 2005, 5:10am

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Serpent wrote:

It's prbably the most popular TV show on TV right now.
Yeah, 'cause its definitely not the most popular TV show in the theatre right now. wink


Redundancy is fun. smile
Posted: Sat, 31st Dec 2005, 5:31am

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You know... I'm going to have to look at that episode and see if I can see that logo on the plane from the first post. That kinda looks fake to me, but that would be mind blowing if it's real.

Edit: Also, if it's real, then the writers of this show are absolutely genius and whatever DHARMA ends up being all about is going to be crazy.

Lost is the best show ever.

Edit 2: The image in the first post has been doctored. The logo on the plane isn't real.
Posted: Sat, 31st Dec 2005, 12:26pm

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Aculag wrote:

You know... I'm going to have to look at that episode and see if I can see that logo on the plane from the first post. That kinda looks fake to me, but that would be mind blowing if it's real.

Edit: Also, if it's real, then the writers of this show are absolutely genius and whatever DHARMA ends up being all about is going to be crazy.

Lost is the best show ever.

Edit 2: The image in the first post has been doctored. The logo on the plane isn't real.
I took those images myself from each episode. I haven't doctored any of them, I only circled things and added the Dharma logo for comparison.
Posted: Sat, 31st Dec 2005, 9:39pm

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From what I understand it's not actually the DHARMA logo, it just looks like it. This is according to a spoiler thread on another forum, so take it for what it's worth.
Posted: Sat, 31st Dec 2005, 9:45pm

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I've only seen lost once. I turned on the tv. Saw a Polar Bear, then I turned it right off and watched some Family Guy instead...

... This topic have made me interested though, I need to borrow my friend's Lost Dvds..
Posted: Sat, 31st Dec 2005, 10:06pm

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Those pictures are awesome!

!!!!SPOILER!!!! (I think)

btw, have you've seen this: Link ?

!!!!END OF SPOILER!!!!

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Posted: Sun, 1st Jan 2006, 1:58am

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Jonne wrote:

Those pictures are awesome!

btw, have you've seen this: http://www.thehansofoundation.org/ ?
What is that?
Posted: Sun, 1st Jan 2006, 1:59am

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Klut wrote:

I've only seen lost once. I turned on the tv. Saw a Polar Bear, then I turned it right off and watched some Family Guy instead...

... This topic have made me interested though, I need to borrow my friend's Lost Dvds..
I thought the same as you, and did the same thing. Watched all of the first season during Christmas and now I'm hooked!
Posted: Sun, 1st Jan 2006, 8:46pm

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I downloaded the first episode from iTunes, and I liked it. I've been wanting to get into it, but I never start watching TV series (or even movies for that matter) in the middle, and buying the whole first season of a show I haven't really seen is kinda expensive...
Posted: Sun, 1st Jan 2006, 10:12pm

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After reading this topic I borrowed my friends and in the past 24 hours I've watched 16 episodes!
Posted: Sun, 1st Jan 2006, 11:00pm

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rogolo wrote:

I downloaded the first episode from iTunes, and I liked it. I've been wanting to get into it, but I never start watching TV series (or even movies for that matter) in the middle, and buying the whole first season of a show I haven't really seen is kinda expensive...
Buy the first few episodes. I don't see why any film-maker wouldn't enjoy it tbh. Just take ACJ for example biggrin
Posted: Mon, 2nd Jan 2006, 12:39am

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It should say imaging?

Somehow I think this is pointing out something! Certainly a huge clue, and I doubt it's a typo.
Posted: Tue, 3rd Jan 2006, 12:15am

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Dun dun dun!!!
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here's some collective Lost Theories of me and my friends.

SPOILERS

The DeGroots (the scientists who started Dharma and are featured in the orientation video) started their scientific compund on the island, where they study meteorology (why the weather is so funky), zoology (odd animals with dharma tatoos), psychology (why they would take a plane down. just to see what people do, sort of like BF Skinner, who is mentioned in the video), and parapsychology (the whispers and backwards talking walt), and something about magnatism (the the compasses that are defective). Of course, due to the whole oddness of the project, the funding was cut, but the DeGroots, and their scientific team stayed on the island and became the others. There is something off about the island's magnatism, which we think was caused by a meteor. On Danielle's map (which you can find on oceanic's website) there is an arrow pointing to "Le Cratere" which means, what elese but The Crater. Also, on marvincandle.com, if you click on the comma after the number 51, it opens up numerous links to things such as extending life, cryo freezing, a guy who won the noble peace prize for his study with magnetism, and among other things, near earth objects. We think the meteor is causing all the wonky magnetism (some of us also believe that the monster came from the meteor, and "Le Cratere" is its home). Anyway, we also think that the others used a magnet to tear the ship in two. We believe that places like the swan (the other bases) are capable of controling the magnetic waves caused by the meteor. anyway, as for the others themselves, we think they are stealing the kids to prolong their own lives. On marvincandle.com, after you press the comma, there is a sentance written in danish, and it translates to something about stealing kids to prolong life. that's about the gist of some of our theories.

END OF SPOILERS

Cant wait for the season to pick up on Jan 11th smile
Posted: Tue, 3rd Jan 2006, 1:25am

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Waser wrote:

on marvincandle.com, if you click on the comma after the number 51, it opens up numerous links to things such as [...]
Dude, you have no idea how geeky that sounds surprised
Posted: Tue, 3rd Jan 2006, 1:33am

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Thanks for marvincandle... now I won't be able to sleep tonight...

I don't watch Lost, but I'm really curious about this show.

Anyone know morse code? If you click the comma after 51 (as Waser instructed) it takes you to another page, where there are more links hidden in more numbers. Here are some of the morse code messages I found:
Code One
Code Two
And I think this one has morse in it, but all I heard first was some wierd noises...
Code Three

Oh, and here's another link I found...
The Stanford Prison Experiment

EDIT: I almost forgot, on the second page, there's a picture of the freemason's symbol at the bottom, highlight from there to the bottom of the page and read.
Posted: Tue, 3rd Jan 2006, 10:24am

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pooky wrote:



Dude, you have no idea how geeky that sounds surprised
Me a geek? NEVER.
Posted: Thu, 5th Jan 2006, 1:06am

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i have an idea if any of you have got this far i really hope im not spoiling anything so if any of you arnt at this point in the show then dont read this

when walt is taken by the other people in the ocean everybody should look to see if there are any symbols on there boat
Posted: Thu, 5th Jan 2006, 1:48am

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well i clicked on marvin candle then the comma after 51
alright now to get started
click on the second eight on the first number line that takes you somewhere

next click on the seven of the seventeen 3 numbers away from the second eight

next click on the semi collen on the number first 913 on the second number line

now for the scary one click on the six of the 64 after the second 913

there are so many more that if you just drag your mouse across all the numbers you will find them
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What is this "New Pic" of? (Sorry if I missed it.)
Posted: Thu, 5th Jan 2006, 7:17am

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The "Imagining" part of the MRI sign in the first post.
(PSP written)
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That site is crazy, just about every symbol/number has a link to it. But, how do we know that it is a credible site? And that someone didn't just create that for fun?

-Logan
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ben3308 wrote:

(PSP written)
Please tell me you're going to spend the extra time to type that every time you post from your PSP.
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I just finished all of the lost episodes and wow this is good. I can't wait until wednesday.
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Yeah, so Series 2 ended weirdly....

Bit too much going on for my liking...
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On the Dharma Video it said that people who founded the Dharma Init. Studies physiology and were students of Skinner; who did experiments with mice getting them to press a lever in hope of being rewarded with food.

In my opinion it’s large scale experiment on the survivors (aka subjects) where as they are challenged to type Hurley’s numbers into the consol ever 108 minuets in fear of “something” happening.

The mere fact they don’t know what will happen borders the subjects on the edge of delirium whilst, all long the experiment continues regardless.

The numbers and consol represent the lever only in this experiment there reward is the knowledge of their safety form the unknown threat.

They fear the “threat” is a sickness; as per the sign on the inner hatch door “Quarantine”

Lost Rules.
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Did you notice that the Asian guy who said he was Marvin Candle in the orientation video for "The Swan" went by a different name in the video for "The Pearl"? Also, he has a prosthetic, unmoving arm in the video at "The Swan" station, yet his prosthetics are nowhere to be seen in the video for "The Pearl".

Weird.
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The Pearl part is obviously fake. The Swan something happened to everything in the area when they didn't push the button, it is much more expensive and ellaborate, then lastly, and this is the kicker, the hundreds and hundreds of fully filled notebooks go to nowhere. The place is abbandoned. The Pearl is the fake one. I didn't notice the name change or the prosthetic, nice catches. That leads me to believe something happened with him and maybe even his story back from 1980 (this is set in 2K4 right now) is important to the overall mystery.

By the way, has anyone ever seen a show like this where it has a deep plot with a lot of mysteries that has ended? I just want to know if everything gets explained and how it will all come together.
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http://www.e-axis.com/lost/index.htm#about

Really nice screensaver.... most Windows users who love Lost might wanna have this biggrin
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The season 2 finale was the most incredible thing I have ever seen in television. My friends and I rented out a movie theater to watch it, and I was not dissapointed.
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It was awesome. Some people have said they prefer the season 1 finale but I don't. Last season, all the focus was just on the hatch, but this season there are TONS more questions. Me likes.
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Yes, the season two finale was probably the best television I've ever seen. I'm curious to see what happens next season, and how long they're going to try and stretch this show out.
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I read it was supposed to be 5-6 seasons. For some reason though, I doubt they can keep many fans if the show goes on that long, people seem to be getting restless about all the questions.
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Yeah, from what I understand, when they started out they had the plot outlined for 5 seasons worth, but they can shrink it or expand it depending on ABC's wishes.

I really hope ABC goes for artistic and creative freedom, and let the writers decide when it's over, but I doubt that will happen.
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The season final was very good. It explain some things... the button, the plane crash.... But lunch a lot of other mysteries.

Last thing i hear was they want to do one other season then a movie.... But if ABC put money on the table they will expend the story i am sure...

I like the serie but i find some flashback very dull.

Shadu
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Waser wrote:

The season 2 finale was the most incredible thing I have ever seen in television.

Aculag wrote:

Yes, the season two finale was probably the best television I've ever seen.
You guys really need to watch more classic TV. smile

It had its moment, but felt entirely like 'part one' rather than a decent finale, or even a decent cliffhanger. Left a load of stuff unanswered, but more in a "oops we forgot/ran out of time" kinda way that a deliberate tension fashion.

Yet more dubious special effects from one of the biggest budgeted shows on TV, not sure what's going on there.

Still, it was good to see it up to a decent standard after the appalling middle section of season 2, when it descended into sub-Hardy Boys style juvenile adventuring and illogical and unconvincing character shifts.

The almost utter lack of character development or interest in the second season has made me almost entirely lose interest. The mystery of the island worked brilliantly in the first season, because you had the anchor of the characters to keep the narrative focused. Now, however, they've totally lost the pace with the characters, meaning the whole show feels like it's in freefall. The juggling of characters, mysteries and varying story threads is really very clumsy.

It's back to being entertaining, which is cool. I just find it a shame that what started out as an innovative, exciting, original and risk-taking show in the first season has already become so stale and awkward.
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I disagree. Most of what I've seen seems to have had careful thought gone into it, and character development has worked pretty well. You might think the flashback character development hasn't been so good, but what they've done is make most of the flashbacks relate directly to something a character on the island is going through. They don't stand out so much, but they have been just as interesting. I've been gripped and entertained through every episode.

I admit they have unearthed some storylines but then not developed them much further (e.g. Jin and Sun), but I think they will later. The timeframe on the island is only a few weeks or similar, so I think it can be excused. This season has seemed to try to initiate a lot of backstory for future seasons to make them more credible (instead of plotlines out of the blue), and I think they've done this in an exciting and innovative way. The writers are developing a vast and complex concept and 'juggling' is something that I think has come with the territory, and they've done it well.
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Yeah I think what more people need to remember is that this show moves incredibly slow. It's been on for 2 whole seasons now, and only 60 days or so have gone by. There's still a lot left to learn about the characters and the island, and I'm sure we'll learn it all in due time. I like slow moving stuff.
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They also almost lost me with their middle of season 2 but the finale hook me back for a other season ...

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Posted: Mon, 5th Jun 2006, 10:51pm

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I'm with Aculag. The pace of Lost is great for me, and apparently a few others too. I have no problem not knowing. It's like watching Muholland Drive in series form (but makes more sense)

Also Tarn, if you have any other shows to suggest for me to watch, lay them down, because Spaced was gold.
Posted: Tue, 6th Jun 2006, 10:13am

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I think one problem with Lost is that I watched the first season almost back-to-back, as I didn't really hear about the show until it had almost entirely been aired. Watching several episode at a time, back to back, is great fun due to the pacing and continuous nature. However, when you have to watch a single episode a week, as I've done with the second season, it all feels so piecemeal and glacially slow that it can get slightly frustrating.

As for other shows I've personally enjoyed...well, not sure you can top Spaced really. But I'd also highly recommend Firefly and Battlestar Galactica if you're into your scifi, and if you feel like going for a golden oldie check out Babylon 5. The special effects have dated horrendously in places, but it was pretty much the first show to do a long, on-running story (Lost stylee), planned out to be 5 seasons from the very start. In terms of long-term television storytelling, it doesn't get much better.

For something non-sci-fi, you've gotta check out Band of Brothers and I'd also highly recommend a recent BBC show called Bleak House - it's a period drama, but don't let that put you off. Superb stuff.
Posted: Tue, 6th Jun 2006, 10:30pm

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Tarn wrote:

I think one problem with Lost is that I watched the first season almost back-to-back, as I didn't really hear about the show until it had almost entirely been aired.
I did the same thing and I really had no problems with season 2 except for the huge breaks they had. It was annoying.
Posted: Tue, 6th Jun 2006, 11:23pm

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The 4400 is great too, almost as intense as Lost. But I agree, the pacing has been a little slow lately, but I think starting next season, It should pick up. Also, the breaks sucked.
Posted: Wed, 7th Jun 2006, 7:50am

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I hear there's even larger breaks next season. I'm amazed anybody bothers watching TV in the USA, it's so difficult to keep track of.
Posted: Wed, 7th Jun 2006, 10:47pm

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Not if you're keeping track! The third seasons starts in October, and goes I think for 6 weeks, then there's a break until January to debut a new show, then Lost continues without breaks until it's over.

No repeats, either. See? I'm paying attention.
Posted: Fri, 9th Jun 2006, 5:29am

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Aculag wrote:

Not if you're keeping track! The third seasons starts in October, and goes I think for 6 weeks, then there's a break until January to debut a new show, then Lost continues without breaks until it's over.

No repeats, either. See? I'm paying attention.
I believe the new show is 'A House Divided', which Brian Hunt, a loyal member of Atomic Productions is starring in. Hopes that it's good. (But not good enough for him to stiff us for Splinter Cell 3, eh? wink )
Posted: Fri, 9th Jun 2006, 8:59am

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But not good enough for him to stiff us for Splinter Cell 3, eh?
heh im still waiting for the first one to be released. Or have you sc movie up already?
Posted: Fri, 9th Jun 2006, 10:39pm

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wink (Don't forget the wink, now. Winks are good for suprises....)
Posted: Sun, 11th Jun 2006, 2:15am

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It's 4 AM now and since yesterday I've watched both seasons completely through (Yes, I'm a freak and yes, I don't need a lot of sleep) smile

While I do think it's a pretty cool show, I also think it has some Word of Warcraft stuff going on with it - Namely a good looking hull with some things that just lengthen everything unnecessarly. Some parts feel very very tense and thought through, while other parts appear a bit meh.
And it's a bit too abstract in places for my liking too (kinda like the second half of "Even Horizon", where I though the first half was excellent and then went downhill). Nevertheless, the whole premise and some of the character writing is just excellent.

I'm sure I'll enjoy the next season too, once I get around to watch it. I do hope it's going somewhere though.