Saturday, January 19, 2008

Episode 34 : Catch D.O.C.

Hey kids! (Yes, this is obviously Amanda.) I'm very pleased with this week's episode, mainly because I actually participated. This week, Desmond is drunk (again), Charlie dies (again and again and again...), Kate is less-than-super, Claire is unusually MIA, and Sun is a BAD-ASS. Well, so is Jin. Bad ass, and hilarious. Also, don't miss when Amanda drops one of her biggest theories of the series (hey, that rhymed!) We're on that downward slope toward the season four premiere, and its all pretty much jaw-droppingly amazing from here on out. Be sure to look for our newest episode, The Brig, next TUESDAY. We'll be spreading out our schedule a bit, because we think that the last handful of episodes deserve some one-on-one time. Anyway, I think that the hypothetical episode where we discuss The Brig AND The Man Behind the Curtain would be too large of a file to fit on anyone's iPod - so look for TMBTC's show at our normal day and time on Thursday at 9 p.m. EST. The following week, we'll be bringing you a *Very Special* Lost Flashbacks, as we cover Greatest Hits, and also discuss some of our own PERSONAL "greatest hits." Check the blog (or the podcast...) to make sure that no changes are made to this schedule.

In the meantime, don't forget to vote on our "Who's your favorite Other?" poll, which will end just in time for a special Lost Valentine's Day poll - so get your votes in before February 12!

Episode 34 : Catch D.O.C.


Brandon said...

Fav Other way tough question. Josh i heard on an other podcast maybe jay and jack that there is a helicopter you can eject from the roteres get ejected first then you. But after a little searching i have yet to find one.
Something else some one might be able shed some light on in that new promo photo with the city skyline in the water is that Benry on the far right it must be be it doesnt look like him at all.

Brandon said...

Not right side Left side my bad

The Lost Crackpot said...

I saw cloverfield on 1-18-08, and I have to say, I loved it. Beware, I've heard of people who have actually thrown up because of the handheld camera perspective. It's a love-hate movie though, so just because I loved it does not mean you will. Not a spoiler, but the monster gets a LOT of airtime, so you will definately get to see it. I was kind of look for some lost connections because of what J.J. said, but I don't really remember anything. There are a lot of mysteries, but you don't even think about them, because you feel like you are right there with the characters (you don't get any of them answered though, because of the limited perspective). The main character (Rob) running around the city that is in ruins in his suit and tie kind of reminded me of a pilot episode-esque Jack also. Oh, this also is not a spoiler, but in the last seconds of the movie, pay very close attention to the water...

Hope this helps,

Geeky Tom said...

Crackpot, Did you see the Star Trek trailer? and what did you think?

Great pod cast, you hit it out of the park with the Catch-22 parallels and where they break down. I loved that novel. I never knew that it was considered a Through the Looking Glass for adults…snap! I think you guys were right about the Abraham and Isaac stuff. There are some holes there too, but still very cool.
Some random observations:
1) In Trisha Tanaka is Dead, Charlie is wearing a Bob Dylan Highway 61 T-shirt.
The song goes:
Oh God said to Abraham, "Kill me a son"
Abe says, "Man, you must be puttin' me on"
God say, "No." Abe say, "What ?"
God say, "You can do what you want Abe, but
The next time you see me comin' you better run"
Well Abe says, "Where do you want this killin' done ?"
God says. "Out on Highway 61".
2) In that episode Charlie is both testing and sacrificing himself. He looked death in the face and said "whatever man".
3) Charlie’s statement "Superman can fly around the world in the blink of an eye" kept showing up in Desmond’s flashes. This is no doubt a reference to Superman’s attempt to reverse time/events to save Lois Lane.

That is all.

Eve Phoenix said...

First of all, when I went searching for this site, I put in "The Lost Fleshbacks!" ROFL! Not too sure what that means. Second, Richard is also my favorite Other, followed closely by Ethan, then Tom. Honorable Mention goes to Aldo because I am a big fan of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" and the actor, whose name is Rob McElhenney, helped create it, and is one of the producers and writer.

Josh said...

Wel, my plan to see Cloverfield fell through two days in a row. Since tomorrow(Sunday) I'll be watching Football all day, I've chosen to go see it on Monday.

The people I was going to see it with might not be able to go, so I may make the bold statement of seeing a movie in the thearter alone. Something I have not done since I chose to see Jurassic Park for a 6th time. Yes, that's 6 times. Understand though, movies at the thearter I went cost $6, wasn't 1993 awesome? At the current one they cost $11!! Yes, 2008 is not cool.

I got a few spoilers about the movie by accident, but nothing that ruined anything, it actually made me want to see it more.

About this Episode, how cool was it that Cliff stopped by??

Josh, OUT

jeff said...

I haven't seen Cloverfield yet either, but I plan to see it tomorrow (Sun).

Speaking of characters that run around in a suit and tie, you can't forget about Johnny Mnemonic!

travis said...

If Sun's baby is anyone else's other than Jin's, she wouldn't have been so definite when she found out it happened ON ISLAND??? The question was whether she conceived off or on the island, not the exact moment it was conceived. Besides, ultrasound dating is very inaccurate.

If wish they could've gotten the date better, but I don't think it means Sun was tramping around on island.

Bex said...

A mid-11th Century rabbi and commentator on the Bible (Rashi - probably the most famous biblical commentator), discusses the Akedah (the sacrifice of Isaac) passages in considerable detail. I've been meaning to raise this for some time, but it seems appropriate now.

Rashi posits that Isaac asking where the sheep for slaughter was and Jacob responding about G-d providing it 'my son' (along with comment about them 'walking together') suggests that Isaac worked out what was going on and willingly went to be sacrificed. Which relates back to Charlie in the last episodes of S3 even more directly than perhaps in Catch 22.

There's a fairly straightforward explanation of the Rashi texts here:

Although a Google search on Rashi and Isaac sacrifice can bring up some far more detailed discussions of it all.

As for the actual catch 22 in the episode, I took it to mean that Penny was never going to be the woman found in the parachute. Desmond is damned if he lets Charlie die, because it won't be Penny he finds, and he's damned if he saves Charlie because he'll always hold the belief in himself that he could have reunited with Penny if it hadn't been for his actions. Or something like that.