Archive for the ‘Notes’ Category

Dave

Wednesday, April 5th, 2006

The mythology fans are probably howling at the moon, but as character-focused episodes go, we liked it a lot. Probably more than we should. We actually didn’t learn too much new about Hurley, or the island, and the whole Dave plot was one big ruse (practically a direct poke in the eye for the “it’s all someone’s dream” conspiracy theorists). Obviously there are a lot of clues and revelations in store as the season wraps up, so despite the fact that this week’s episode wasn’t particularly enlightening, it was a fun ride. Even if you spoiled yourself silly. (more…)

Lockdown

Wednesday, March 29th, 2006

A new countdown, a lockdown, a creepy map, and a supply drop. A whole lot of meat for the mythology fanatics to chew on this week. On top of the clues, we had Jack showing some cunning, and Henry Gale continue to climb the charts as a great character. (Even if he’s evil.) Jen’s not entirely satisfied, though, expecting a lot more concrete answers to Locke than we got. (more…)

The Whole Truth

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2006

A good episode. Not a barn burner, but still a healthy serving of Lost-y goodness. After the last mythology-rich episode, I guess a story focused entirely on the characters can seem a little flat. But I liked the flashback, wherein at least we learned things we didn’t previously know, and where things are left somewhat ambiguous, rather than sewn up with a big twist. And on the island, the mixed loyalties and keeping of secrets are getting so thick, even our survivors sense that things won’t end well. (The “I’m the last to know” device is getting a little old, though.) I thought Daniel Dae Kim shined in this episode, and that Jin’s character got richer and more complex. Jen, however, was miffed at his early outburst, and suspects it’s a hint of a darker turn. We’ve both always liked Ana Lucia, though, and this episode was a good one for her.

So, is Sun’s baby Jin’s? I say yes, Jen says no. “It’s that look,” says she. A woman’s intuition. Is Henry Gale an Other? Jen and I still say yes — breathtaking preview for next week notwithstanding. (more…)

Got “Lost”?

Wednesday, March 15th, 2006

Even with the repeats, it’s a good month for “Lost” stuff.

The one we’re really looking forward to is the official “Lost” soundtrack, featuring the excellent, distinctly eerie orchestrations of Michael Giacchino. This long-awaited gem is finally less than a week away from shipping. Check out the track titles: “World’s Worst Beach Party,” “Booneral” (and “Shannonigans”), and “Run Like, Um… Hell?” among them.

Due out in April, “Unlocking the Meaning of Lost.” If you’re a “Lost” theory buff (and could do without the cheese factor of some of the other published “Lost” works), this is right up your alley. The authors are Lynnette Porter and David Lavery, who’ve previously written analyses of The Lord of the Rings, Twin Peaks, The X-Files and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. We got an advance copy, and Jen devoured it immediately. Look for a review from her soon!

There are also a couple of “Lost” items up for bid at the “Clothes Off Our Back” charity auction. A bottle of HQ Hpnotiq autographed by the entire cast, and the pair of flip flops that Terry O’Quinn wore to the SAG Awards. The auction runs through March 31.

Finally, even if you missed the Creation Entertainment Sci-Fi Summit this week, they’re always adding new “Lost” merchandise to their online store.

Maternity Leave

Wednesday, March 1st, 2006

A thoroughly excellent episode. An unusual one, too, with no pre-crash flashbacks. Lots of wonderful little links to things that came before, but much more tantalizing were the hints and implications of what’s coming. It was good to see Mr. Eko again, and who knows what he’s up to (cutting down marked trees, and cutting off a chunk of beard). He seems to think Henry Gale is connected to the Others, though, and now I’m even more convinced. Jen has also come around on that point, given that he too has clearly figured out just how to rattle Locke’s cage. (more…)

One of Them

Wednesday, February 15th, 2006

A good episode. One of the stronger this season. Jen definitely thinks it was a good notch above both “Fire + Water” and “The Long Con.” I think it fits well, and now together the sense of direction this season is more clear. (more…)

The Long Con

Wednesday, February 8th, 2006

First impressions? An interesting episode that continues the darker mood of “Fire + Water” with some interesting twists. Almost no clues for the sci-fi theorists, and a lot of emphasis on characters and motives… some of which left us scratching our heads. On the one hand, it made us sit up and say, “Well, now things are getting interesting.” But some of the turns our old friends take — Jack, Locke, Charlie, and of course Sawyer — seemed unusually sharp, at least packed into one episode. (more…)

Early Warning

Tuesday, January 24th, 2006

Aloha, “Transmission” listeners! We’re a day away from our next new episode, but things in our sector of the island have been a little crazy lately. And, on top of this confluence of chaos, it appears that Ryan has even contracted “the sickness.” (Well, at least a really bad flu bug.) We beg your patience and understanding as we muddle through.

Perhaps we’ll be able to put out a “shortwave” episode to at least keep the “LostLine” conversations bubbling. You guys are smarter than we are, anyway!

Next week is a re-run, and while that’s horrible news for “Lost” fans, it’ll hopefully give us extra time to sort things out. We remain utterly humbled and inspired by your support and enthusiasm! Namaste, good luck, and stay ‘Lost’!

Where Are You?

Thursday, November 3rd, 2005

From Norway to North Carolina, Canada to Kansas, our mind boggles at how “Lost” fans are tuning in to our show from around the world. One of our listeners suggested that we set up a Frappr — that’s a “friend mapper” — for “The Transmission.” Show your hometown pride, and help illustrate the global appeal of “Lost.” Add your name, ZIP code or city, and even a photo today!

Enhanced Transmission

Monday, October 17th, 2005

Prompted by listener suggestions, we’re experimenting with “enhanced podcasts,” or AAC files with chapter markers, graphics, and links for chapter-capable players (like iTunes and iPods). This will make it easier to skip between segments in “The Transmission.” If you want to get enhanced versions of our show rather than the original MP3 flavor, use this feed in your podcatcher or aggregator.

Chances are “The (Enhanced) Transmission” will come out the day after the original show. Try it out and let us know what you think… is it worth the wait?