Originally Posted by Chronos
There is a disconnect here that we haven't quite been shown yet. Have you noticed that we've never seen FLocke or MIB ACTUALLY TURN INTO the smoke monster? There have been plenty of CGI effects, including the sea storm scene with the Black Rock and of course Smokey itself. However, we have not seen any transformation.
it may be that the transformation just looks a little to cheap to fit their tastes of what they would deem useable.
most of the effects on lost have not looked horrible, but perhaps doing a transformation of a man into a smoke like form, and it look decent or believable, is just not working out.
perhaps they are holding off on it for just one scene showing this take place.
it could also just be part of their leaving people in the dark to suspend the mystique of the situation for a long as possible.
or they feel that less is more, that they don't have to actually show it happen for people to realize that is the case. (something severely lacking in entertainment today)