Monday, October 23, 2006

Podcast #15

Episode 3.3: "Further Instructions"


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13 Comments:

Blogger Joe said...

Hey Guys, great podcast... I'm amazed that it came in at only 2 hours... Anyway, here's my take on "Locke's vision quest":

It wasn't actually a message FROM the island, but it was Locke examining his own feelings about the whole situation... I get that feeling whenever someone is "communicating with the island" - that it's really just their own personal feeling about what SHOULD be done... whether it's Charlie's dream, Eko's dream, or any of Locke's dreams, I think that they are just coming to terms with what they think their roles should be...

I usually come down on the less-mystical side of most things in this show... I find it less taxing on my brain and my sensibilities...

One more thing, I think that the "implosion" is just the show's way of saying the station no longer exists... if it "exploded", there would still be a shell of a place that people could check out, and I think that the writers just wanted that part of the story to end... it may not have been an actual "implosion" but they couldn't have an "explosion", so I'm just gonna call it a "plosion"

Thanks guys, keep up the good work.

11:47 AM  
Anonymous Julia said...

Lets face it, nobody is going to investigate the implosion crater. The real power of the island is to drain all curiosity from people.

There are pictures on the web of cut scenes of the police raid on the hash camp. I bet Locke's "family" turned on him straight away.

11:58 AM  
Blogger Justin said...

joe,
I'd rather believe that it's more the island than some sort of self-induced hallucination. Otherwise, it seems too inconsequential.

I don't really have a problem with them saying implosion. I looked at a screen cap and I see a big hunk of crushed metal. Perhaps my podcasting cohort should address this issue.

Julia,
I agree, and it's sad.

I saw those pictures. That's pretty much what I assumed would happen. I guess that proves it wasn't intended to be some sort of con on Locke.

12:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You guys talk like retards. Some interesting discussion, but do you talk like that always?

5:54 PM  
Blogger Claude said...

Yes. Always and forever. Thanks for listening...

6:02 PM  
Anonymous victoria said...

Hi!

I've been listening to your podcast for a few months now. I enjoy your shows!

But I must strenously disagree with you guys on this last Locke-centered episode! I loved this episode just as much as I loved the first two episodes of the season! I think that this episode was important in reestablishing Locke's spiritual/wildman side. Locke has allowed himself to be seriously sidetracked by the bunker(hatch) and then manipulated by Ben. In "Further Instructions" I was so happy to see Locke get back his purpose. His flashback helps us understand where his hunting and trapping skills came from and I feel that we will learn more important info about this paricular side of his life that will impact his actions on the show later.

I think that even if certain episodes seem to lag or seem boring I find that they hold important clues to the personalities of the Losties so that their actions on the island make sense (at least to me.) Any way I'm a brand new Lost fan so my enthusiasm hasn't abated!

And unlike Joe I really am convinced that the island is communicating with him. Whether that force is a good or evil one remains to be seen. But I could be wrong. It is also just as likely that the communication is really just his own consciencse telling him what he needs to do.

Thanks guys, you have a great show,
Victoria

9:49 PM  
Anonymous Bob M said...

A couple of things that I was surprised that you didn't mention...First of all, the cop wearing a Geronimo Jackson t-shirt. Not sure if there is any meaning there, but it was definately interesting.

Anothing thing that I was sure you would talk about was when Locke originally told Charlie that Charlie couldn't go on Locke's quest for Eko, Charlie responded with "Don't tell me what I can't do!". I believe that this leaves Vincent as the only character who hasn't said that line :>)

5:57 AM  
Blogger Claude said...

Victoria,
First, thanks for listening! Second, the problem with this episode is that it's a return to the "norm," if you will. Everything in this ep we've seen before. And I think the crux of our dislike for this ep is that what's going on with the Others is so much more interesting. But we did have to get back to the post-station implosion stuff. Too bad it involved a polar bear.

Bob,
I think those two things, the shirt and the tired old line, we talked about off-podcast, which is a nasty little habit we have that's hard not to do. We should have mentioned it, though.

I wish the Geronimo Jackson thing was more intersting than the reality of it: that they were a real band, just very obscure.

And I'm thinking that line is the island version of "WHAZZZ-UUUUP," everyone's saying it.

6:21 AM  
Blogger Justin said...

I don't think they are a real band. Wikipedia has them on the list of fictional bands page:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_fictional_music_groups

I think D&C just like pretending what they write is real. For example, the lost experience, hanso commercials, etc.

7:31 AM  
Blogger Claude said...

Justin, I thought they flat out said it was a real band? It's one thing to pretend. Another thing to lie. Tsk-tsk Carlton and Damon.

And what source did the person who put GJ on wikipedia use? My point is that a wikipedia entry is not valid enough, for me...

8:19 AM  
Blogger Justin said...

I put the burden of proof on the people claiming GJ is real.

9:01 AM  
Blogger phat_cartman said...

I agree with Victoria! Great to have Locke "back" again. Desmond appears to see the future and not easily able to differentiate it from the present (like Paul in Dune). Don't underestimate where that's leading...

9:35 AM  
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