Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Did The Others Use Time Travel To Compile Their Dossiers?


From another listener on Lost Unlocked: The listener theorizes that the Others use time travel to travel to the time and places of the LOSTies pre-flight 815 in order to compile their files on them. This explains how they know that Sawyer killed a man before leaving Australia, something the Australian authorities did not know at the time of the flight. It also explains how they know that Sawyer's "Sawyer" is actually Anthony Cooper. The theory also led to a real chicken and egg conundrum as they further theorized that the Others or perhaps someone else like Widmore manipulated the 815ers onto that plane on that date, an interesting variation on a theory that's been out there from the beginning.

I kind of like the idea of time travel being used to determine who the 815ers really are. There are certainly those who believe that explains Richard Alpert's appearance in young Locke's life. It could also explain the speed with which they compiled the information if you can leave time x on the Island and return to it with no time passing. I like that it restores some of the mystical and mysterious nature of the Others. But I suppose it could equally be a network of PIs Off Island.

8 comments:

Lost 2010 said...

I always kind of liked the idea that Sawyer worked for them all along and that when he was going through all the wreckage he collected all that info.

But I suppose Mikhail did it instead.

memphish said...

I don't think I ever thought of Sawyer being a spy. PGT Beauregard thinks Kate has been spying all along, but Sawyer. That's a new one for me.

Lost 2010 said...

Kate as a spy works for me too. I just want to find out at some point that one of the "real" losties worked for the Others or Widmore.

Capcom said...

I want to find out that Libby was DI or Other or Time Agent personnel. But since she's dead, it's a moot point and not very exciting anymore, I suppose. :-p

pgtbeauregard said...

Could they have used time travel without turning the fdw? That would be really cool, and a good theory.

Still think Kate is an Other convert.

memphish said...

I think Richard and his anti-aging appearance in Locke's life makes people think there is physical time travel without FDW turning. At least I'd like to think there is.

pgtbeauregard said...

Do you think Richard travelled back in time to visit Locke, and also Ben as a child?

Makes sense.

memphish said...

I've at least heard that idea out there. TPTB's comments on his age at Comic Con at least calls that idea into question though.