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02-27-2008, 03:14 PM
I posted a theory last year about the movie contact and it's relation to lost. Well, it seems to be true. In the movie contact, Jodie Foster tries to contact people in the heavens using a drop ball machine. To the outside public, Jodies drop to less that 2 minutes but the tape recorded over 6 hours of static. This would explain the time difference in the rocket leaving the ship versus getting to the island.
Tell me what you think.
02-28-2008, 01:11 AM
I've seen the movie and I follow your logic. I think this could tie in, but I have to ask where does this theory place the island? After all in the film she was leaving the Solar System.
02-28-2008, 01:25 AM
So are you saying that the writers are going to tie the plot of Lost into the plot of Contact? That would be completely bizarre, I don't think there's any way a popular TV show would make a plot connection with a random sci-fi movie from the mid-90's, the majority of viewers would be left dumbfounded. I'm not trying to blast your logic here, I think you're right in seeing a connection, but I just think you're looking at it a little too literally
With that said, the connection that I see is in the theory of wormholes. When the craft containing Jodie Foster's character in Contact drops into the center of the machine it enters a worm hole which brings her to another part of the universe, bypassing the laws of space and time. This is the kind of phenomenon we have seen with Daniel's time dilation experiment and the idea that you cannot reach the island by normal means. The creators have said that time travel will be an issue this season, and you can be sure that wormholes are involved. That's the only connection I see between Contact in Lost, what else did you have in mind?
02-28-2008, 02:44 AM
i mentioned this movie and lost last weekend on one of the threads.....i think the connection is there in re to time diff and worm holes.....when jodie foster is in the capsule and is ready to pass thru the thingamajig they built...u see a change in the environment betwn the capsule and the water......this i mentioned reminds me of what the heli might pass thru (looks like storm but is it )......i think that the writers are in their 30's and 40's and maybe 50's....they very well may have collected various ideas from many sci fi shows, books and movies...i don't think there is more connection than that though:)
02-28-2008, 03:17 PM
Thanks for your response. I think that you are correct in thinking that the writers have borrowed things from other movies. In the flash forward to the next episode, the helicopter appeared to be headed into a storm. It does seem to remind me of when Jodie's capsule droped, the atmosphere changed.
Thanks again guys!!!!!!
03-03-2008, 11:51 AM
More like 2 earth seconds but 18 hours of static.
Also lets not forget the imaginary time ( time in the storm itself), time delay expirement, and the mind travel thing.
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