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Thursday, October 13, 2005



(Enlarged view of Dharma logo on wall.)

There's no question that the bunker that M.Rod & the Back-enders are holed up in is a base for a seperate sector of the Dharma Initiative. Now the question is: which sector is it? What's its codename? (The logo isn't giving away too much.) And, most importantly, why is it there? If sector 3 was in place specifically to monitor the electromagnetic anomalies found on a specific part of the island, what purpose does this sector serve?

UPDATE: Definite "DHARMA" and an upright arrow right thurr...
Posted by Lemon-Red, 8:15 AM

9 Comments:

same logo as the shark-tail, right?
Blogger Mr. Babylon, at 7:09 AM  
looks that way...

OK, so here is my wacky-ass ongoing time warp theory, which is probably WAY off-base, but so are any of our guesses, I'm sure, so what the hell....

OK, so, imagine that research into nuclear energy or electromagnetism or whatever produced some type of time/interdimensional portal. This portal opens for 4 minutes or so every 104 minutes. During this time, a person at the computer must enter the temporal coordinates (the numbers) of the island in order to close the portal and reestablish the island's place in space-time. Failing to do so or entering anything other than the correct coordinates will transport the island and its inhabitants to another point in time. However, during those 4 minutes, the portal is open, allowing weird shit to come through, e.g. polar bears, jack's dad's ghost, a soaking wet Walt, a pirate ship full of dynamite, a Nigerian airplane, a Tyrannosaurus Rex, whatever...

OK, so now imagine that when the raft crew left the island, they entered this same portal or whatever, but, not being on the island, they were transferred to another point in time. When they return to the island, they find the survivors of the tail section, who, when the plane broke up, were similarly transported to this same point in time. They think that they are on a different side of the island or whatever, but they are actually at the same place, in the same underground hatch, but 200 years later, or 500 years later, or whenever.

The "Others" in Jack's time are the straggling survivors of whatever incident resulted in the portal in the first place. The "Others" in Michael/Sawyer's time are those scientists that were transported there during the "incident" (e.g. the Degroots) as well as the somewhat feral descendants of the long-ago survivors and Jack and his crew.

OK, so I know this is a load of horseshit, and dorky horseshit at that, but what the hell?
Blogger PaperTrail, at 7:47 AM  
paper trail that is one crazy theory. and by crazy i mean logical as hell.
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Blogger lostscript, at 1:26 PM  
Yea, Papertrail, it's the best theory I've read yet.. I mean for being led along in the dark as we are, it's a good a guess as any.

As for some symbolic hint at where the series is headed, I'd been thinking that the whole venture into the hatch was a bit like Alice going down the rabbit hole. As in, everything's gonna be turned upside-down, inside-out. And now with Jin's assurance that everything will be changing it seems like decent symbolism.

As for the numbers, as they might relate to Pepertrail's take, does anyone have one of those Geographic / Galactic calculator programs? There's some screenshots from some crazy program called the Astrocalculator here:
http://docs.kde.org/stable/en/kdeedu/kstars/tool-calculator.html
Blogger Swindlersfist, at 1:29 PM  
Actually, mr. babylon, i think the shark-tail is the logo of station one, since it has only one horizontal bar in it, as opposed to the logo of the tail-section people (which has a cross = 2 bars) so they probably are at station two.

I agree with you that the people at station one are the two scientists we've seen in the instruction movies making them probably house at station one. Thus they are, in my opinion, the ones who control the shark.

I like papertrail's theory too. It could connect some dots.

But what's the reason then why the 'others' want to capture Walt?
I think it's because he has some kind of control over the portal.
Like do you remember the polar bear incident? A while later there's a zoom-in on the comic book that Walt found. It pictured a polar bear.

I also think that Jin shouting out that things are gonna change could have something to do with what happened the time when Jin and the survivors on the raft were apart.
Blogger before i go deaf, at 4:17 PM  
Deaf -- I think that 2nd, horizontal bar that we're seeing on the wall here might be the word 'Dharma' that we just can't make out. But that's just speculation on my part, obviously. :)
Blogger Lemon-Red, at 7:59 PM  
Nope lemon red, you are right I saw somewhere a snap shot of the second logo and it's a vertical arrow and the word "dharma"... so on the shark... well I gues it's just "dharma" then...
anyways, the "swan" is station 3... the "arrow" could be 1 or any other... It looks like a lot of them were sick in that base... things have tougher for them: could this be a reason why there are so violent and suspicious ?
then again remember the active projects here : http://www.thehansofoundation.org/activeproject.html
each base must have a specific area of reasearch... swan is electromagnetic... what is the arrow's ?? life extention ??
Blogger jonaspeit, at 4:51 AM  
I think the arrow might also have something to do with magnetism, in that it points straight up (north) and looks just like an arrow on a compass.....
Blogger PaperTrail, at 5:11 AM  

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