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Hidden clue to Lost's timeline?

by Anna Johns, posted Jan 21st 2006 8:48AM

What does this mean? During last week's episode, Hunting Party, one of Jack's flashbacks shows him looking at an X-ray of his patient's back. The date on that X-ray: November 16, 2005. Huh??? The detail-oriented folks over at Lost-Media caught the date, which can only been seen if you have HDTV.

Was this an oversight on the part of the directors? It's entirely possible that the x-ray was made in November for a January airing. But, nothing ever seems accidental on Lost. We don't actually know when Lost happens and this X-ray suggests that it's in the future. How far into the future? Well, far enough for Jack to get himself quite a collection of tattoos.


[Thanks to Scott F., who listens to my podcast!]

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I think the plain crashed in 2004 but once it crashed it was sent back in time. Desmond was pushing that button every 108 minutes and I think it was setting time back that long fot I believe over a year he was doing this. Ben says to Richard about "remember when we could celebrate bday?" Thats why Locke isnt paralysed anymore b/c that event has not happened yet b/c they traveled back in time after the crash.

Just a thought

April 20 2010 at 7:08 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Lost is DEFINITELY set in the far, far future, about 500 years into the future. The corresponding Dharma Initiative websites already revealed that. Mankind is devastated, and a devoted team of scientists desperately attempt to cure widespread infertility to save a doomed human race. Part of their toolbox: a machine that allows not only time travel but quantum manipulation, altering probability... but it has consequences when used, and the race is on to see whether they can biologically save Earth before the damage done trying wipes it out technologically, and temporally.

February 22 2007 at 3:22 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Also on oceanic-air.com is semi-'encrypted' javascript that links to 3 images
http://www.oceanic-air.com/images/navi_bottom_shadow.jpg http://www.oceanic-air.com/images/navi_right_shadow.jpg http://www.oceanic-air.com/images/navi_top_shadow.jpg

February 13 2006 at 1:44 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Just an FYI....the washer and dryer are not necessarily as new as someone observed above. They're the Whirlpool Duets and they went into production in 2001, so it's possible they aren't from 2005. I work at Whirlpool, so I can tell you this on good authority. All the Lost fans here are puzzled too and are excited to see how this works out.

February 01 2006 at 4:52 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
wandering Monkey

I think it's just is just a continuity error

I'm not sure if the following site is owned by ABC, but it does list the crash as September of 04

- September 23, 2004 - We've just learned that Charlie was aboard a plane that has been reported missing somewhere in the South Pacific. We have gathered the following information from various media sources covering the supposed crash and rescue effort:

Oceanic Flight 815 was flying from Sydney to Los Angeles when it mysteriously disappeared from radar at approximately 3:24pm, September 22, 2004. All attempts to contact the crew were unsuccessful. The plane is assumed to be downed somewhere in the area northwest of Fiji.

According to the passenger list, Charlie Pace was sitting in seat 29C. He was in Australia, presumably visiting his brother, who moved there with his family last year. Charlie had also recently played a few small gigs around Sydney. Evidently, Liam was not traveling with him on this flight, though there had recently been unconfirmed rumors that DriveSHAFT would be touring the States as a support band in the near future. So far, neither Charlie's family, nor any members of DS, have made a formal statement. Oceanic's release to the public said only that they were making every effort to locate the plane. Stay tuned to CNN and other news services for further information. And of course, we will keep this page updated with info as we receive it. *


January 23 2006 at 1:38 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

With that, on the most recent Official Lost Podcast they addressed a peach (?) in "What Kate Did" that was labeled 2005 and how there are plenty of easter eggs but sometimes there are just continuity mistakes, like the peach.

God, I wonder how much their Script Supervisors get paid? And/or get harrassed?

January 23 2006 at 11:10 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Javier Grillo-Marxauch, supervising producer and one of the head writers, has confirmed that this is a production error. The producers have confirmed several times that the plane crashed around the time of the premiere. Check the boards at thefuselage.com (the official website of the Lost creative team).

January 23 2006 at 11:00 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Michael Sykes

I don't think the megalottojackpot site is an official ABC site. The website domain is registered to:

Tom Aire (3YDBZ)
Box 87471
Gaithersburg, MD 20886
United States

This is easily available by a "WhoIs" query on the domain name. So anything from that site should be ignored as being a clue to the series. I know they link to the ABC terms of use, but anybody can link to that.

January 23 2006 at 10:39 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

The date on the X-ray is a mistake. At the first LOST convention one of the writers Damon Lindelof stated in teh Q&A session that at the end of the first season it would have been around 48 days and it would have been "October 2004, sometime around Halloween."

January 23 2006 at 3:04 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

It's got to be one of two things. The show takes place in current time and they screwed up the date, or it takes place in the future and they screwed up with the Red Sox comment. I believe the latter.

Not even science fiction writers could stretch their vast imaginations to come up with a story where the Red Sox could win a world series. As always, truth is stranger than ficiton.

January 22 2006 at 12:18 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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