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#32250 - 09/23/04 06:42 AM T.V.series LOST
Chris Kavanaugh Offline
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Registered: 02/09/01
Posts: 3824
I suppose I should mention this latest Hollywierd bit of art. A commercial liner hits turbulance over the ocean, breaks in three and plummets to an island with 48 survivors. A M.D. is the main protagonist. We have the obligatory suturing of a wound, a badly crushed leg tourniqueted with a tie ( don't worry, our doctor released it later that night and saved it,) and they are thousands of miles off course and the transponder doesn't work. Oh, theres something really BIG out there that ate the pilot after our hero found him alive in the nose section. It's SURVIVOR meets JURASSIC PARK. Personally, I bet it's Ruppert who ate the pilot <img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

#32251 - 09/23/04 01:38 PM Re: T.V.series LOST

Yeah.. when King Kong/T-Rex or whatever it is became a major plot element, I turned it off and went to bed. Obviously, they could milk this pseudo-mystery (they haven't shown it, whatever it is) for many episodes, but the bottom line is that anything that size (huge, waaayy out of Komodo dragon range) that eats people on a South Pacific island is just going to be unbelievable when they reveal what it's supposed to be... so I see no reason to suspend disbelief until then.

Too bad, it had some potential before they introduced a very silly idea. Next Professor Challenger will show up, then aliens...

#32252 - 09/23/04 03:48 PM Re: T.V.series LOST
Avatar Offline

Registered: 01/05/04
Posts: 49
Loc: USA
Rumor has it that later on they will will find another longtime survior hidden away on that island. His name, as it turns out, is Gilligan. <img src="/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />

#32253 - 09/23/04 04:02 PM Re: T.V.series LOST
Polak187 Offline

Registered: 05/23/02
Posts: 1403
Loc: Brooklyn, New York
damn. I was on duty last night and missed it.


#32254 - 09/23/04 04:05 PM Re: T.V.series LOST

Actually, my first thought was "ok, modern airliner, nobody was allowed on with even a pen knife, so we're going to watch them all die slowly now"... which might have at least had some educational value, if anyone in the audience was astute enough to make the connection. Or maybe there'd be enough ferrous metal in the aircraft to improvise some tools, if they got right on it.. those turbine blades might be promising...

However, I understand that the "next episode" teaser showed guns, so apparently it is going to be like Gilligan's Island- anything that they need for a plot line will just appear.

I'm betting that they devote a lot more time to Mr. T (Rex) and "evil people with guns" than, say... procuring food and water.

I think I'll devote the "TV time" to Father of the Pride instead. <img src="/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />

#32255 - 09/23/04 07:18 PM Re: T.V.series LOST
frenchy Offline

Registered: 12/18/02
Posts: 1320
Loc: France
Next Professor Challenger will show up, then aliens...

well.... I don't know who Pr Challenger is, but what's about aliens ? <img src="/images/graemlins/confused.gif" alt="" />
Everybody knows Pdt Kennedy assassination has been plotted by aliens, so what's unbelievable ?!? <img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

(hey ! don't throw rotten tomatoes on me !I know it's a bad one ! I just had to write it, when Bounty is not there .....) <img src="/images/graemlins/laugh.gif" alt="" />

#32256 - 09/23/04 08:09 PM Re: T.V.series LOST

>>Everybody knows Pdt Kennedy assassination has been plotted by aliens<<

Not such a novel idea.

I know someone who contends that it's not possible to ever know exactly what happened at the Kennedy assassination (and the Lincoln assassination, and other events), because time-travelers have mucked things up so much that there just IS no definite past around those events...

Of course, he also thinks he's the reincarnation of George Patton....

#32257 - 09/23/04 08:47 PM Re: T.V.series LOST
frenchy Offline

Registered: 12/18/02
Posts: 1320
Loc: France
well, I'm sorry to say so, but ....yes, he is obviously wrong !
there can only be one reincarnation at a given time, and I'm Patton's one !
<img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />
(AAMOF, I wanted to be Napoleon's one, but a friend of mine (next cell, down the hall...) already was...)

Edited by frenchy (09/23/04 09:25 PM)

#32258 - 09/24/04 06:21 AM Re: T.V.series LOST
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Registered: 09/19/03
Posts: 256
Loc: brooklyn, ny
i had some hope for this show i admit, maybe a little gritty and darker then typical tv crap.

but the first 20 mins made me want to laugh because it was pretty bad.

first the young handsome doctor (formerly of party of 5 so the women are tuning in guaranteed), runs around saving the plot devices...i mean other characters.

then the brave doc meets cute co-passenger who stiches him up while he becomes vulnerable...how sweet.

and some idiot gets sucked into a turbine and gives us some excitement oooo ahh...lol.

a few minutes after that i left feeling this show was a hopeless cause.

some problems i had with the film:
1. the doc was apparently thrown pretty far from the wreck with not alot of visible signs of damage. (ok maybe it could happen)
2. in crashes with trees other objects arent the wings supposed to snap off so they dont add to the wreck with fuel.
3. the doctor went to be alone to do the stiches etc...what about passing out from shock or removing a piece of shrapnel and bleeding to death before being found? what about the first rule when going out make sure someone knows where your going to be?
4. in the very begining someone is standing RIGHT infront of the turbines, nothing happens but joe shmoe walks by and is further away then the other guy was..and gets sucked right into the turbines.
helpfull note everyone, if encountering wild turbines stand still and dont move and your ok.

whos taking bets on weeks before cancellation i give it 6 episodes tops.
been gone so long im glad to be back

#32259 - 09/24/04 05:35 PM Re: T.V.series LOST
hthomp Offline
Outdorus Fanaticas

Registered: 02/27/01
Posts: 89
Loc: AR
I'll agree with your 6 week estimate.....man, what a stinker!

I too could not take it past about 20 minutes.

Semper Fidelis
USMC '87-'93

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