Thursday, October 19, 2006

Coming Soon: Further Instructions

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Namaste.

13 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was a decent episode. I'm really just not very interested in the beach blanket crew anymore.
I like having Locke back in he-man mode, and Desmond is one of my favorite characters, but it's pretty apparent that the Hydra station is where the A-story is.

I especially liked Desmond's strange slip of prescience. It was even more interesting because of how coy he was about it. I just listened to the Jay & Jack podcast on my way home from work and one of the callers, Matt from Toronto, had an interesting point. He brought up Jack & Desmond's first encounter in the stadium and Desmond's prescience about Jack saving Sarah. So has Desmond always been a denizen of the Dead Zone? I like that better than the failsafe implosion giving him new powers.

Looking forward to the podcast as always. I hope Jennifer returns, she was a good addition.

peace,
DJ Mr. Monkey MD

7:50 PM  
Blogger Joe said...

Somewhat off-topic: I have a corollary theory to the "Co-Operate" theory... I predict that Ben will threaten to execute Kate, but he will actually mean that he will take away her cuteness - leaving her "ex-cute"...

Sorry, had to do it.

Anyway, as for "Further Instructions"... I liked Locke's backstory, but I thought the polar bear storyline was weak... It would have been much better if they had replaced the bear with the smoke monster... I just have a hard time with this man-eating polar bear being there this whole time, just to be defeated with a can of hairspray... I do like having ass-kicking Locke back, and future-telling Desmond is interesting, but I was underwhelmed by the whole thing...

That said, the preview for next week looks great - with Ben turning into a UFC champion all of a sudden.

8:57 PM  
Blogger phat_cartman said...

I disagree about the episode not being the best... it's my favorite one this season. Locke is a *powerhouse* of a character, and he's finally back in all his glory. And Hurley is finally re-introduced, his first word... "Duuuude!" Also, the huge magnetic event has linked Locke, Desmond and Eko together somehow; which implies it was nothing more than the magnetism causing the voices and strange appearances all along. Okay, that last part is just my theory. But still my favorite episode so far. I'm sure my next favorite one will be when Locke goes to rescue Jack, Kate and Sawyer.

Cheers,
Me :)

11:18 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

Oh DJ Mr. Monkey (if that is your real name), I soak up the praise like a sponge. Sadly I won't be back, at least not for the forseeable future, due to some...technical issues. Thanks to you and everyone else how gave me positive feedback. It has increased my will to live.

8:08 AM  
Anonymous Julia said...

My initial thought on the Desmond stuff was that the hatch implosion has caused some sort of fractures in time, so different people have different perceptions of time. To Hurley, Desmond was seeing the future. His face was a picture at the end of the episode.

Would the writers go this far down the sci-fi road though?

1:32 PM  
Blogger Claude said...

Whew! So many good points. You guys rock.

Joe, Ex-cute is a good one. Maybe they will de-capitate Charlie. No pun...

Cartman, you think this episode was better than the premiere?!? Really?

Julia, Yeah they are already treading into sci-fi waters. If they persue any time-travel/altered perception stuff, I think they will take a more mystical approach. i.e. blame it on the island...

The podcast should be up today...right Justin?

2:31 PM  
Blogger Justin said...

sorry everyone, it won't be up tonight. i promise to get it up tomorrow.

1:01 AM  
Blogger Justin said...

well, i shouldn't have promised. this one is impossible. Sorry guys. don't know when it will be up.

8:27 PM  
Blogger Claude said...

I doubt it's "impossible."

4:26 PM  
Blogger phat_cartman said...

I know, I'm probably the only one who liked that episode the best, I get that a lot. I only liked it better because I've never thought of the Others as being "all that". I think they're just another group with another agenda. Ultimately the Losties will probably end up destroying them and their "town". Just a hunch. And the premier only highlighted how "not in control" they actually are. They were shocked when the plane crashed. There are some key facts they seem unaware of. They underestimated Sun... a potentially deadly mistake. Think about it, for island commandos they've made a lot of deadly mistakes since the Losties crashed. The one thing I will give them is they are committed. That said, I'm looking forward to see what happens with the captives, but only because I think there will be a kick-butt rescue at some point. And good point by Julia about the Sci-Fi/Mystical side of the show... hard to predict how far the writers are willing to go down that road. Good luck finishing the podcast! Cheers.

7:30 PM  
Blogger Justin said...

quick update:

I'd say I'm 75% finished.
God willing, it will be up tomorrow.

10:19 PM  
Blogger Claude said...

God can't help you finish that podcast....

12:05 AM  
Blogger Justin said...

It's done and uploading now.
Snarky comment here.

8:35 AM  

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