Lost, the Variables, Daniel Faraday. Well, crap.
Anyone have any thoughts on this ep? I am wondering if electro-magnetism will be used as a “magic wand” to explain all of the unique properties of the island. That would be disappointing.
I also am wondering if some people’s powers will be explained by them having existed at different ages at the same time, then having their older self die. I hope not – it does not bode well for Miles or Hurley, who are pretty entertaining characters. And of course, I wonder what would be important enough for anyone to send their son to a certain death?
I did like the “I’m your son” line, and was thinking of how it was a nice reverse-reference to Star Wars (I’m your father). Lots of Star Wars references in this series, but possibly just for the writer’s entertainment. Your thoughts?
In other TV gluttony, I recently saw the Enterprise episode “Fusion.” In this ep, T’Pol initially agrees to a mind-meld, not fully understanding what she has agreed to, then withdraws consent. The melder forces her to continue. I thought ep worked well in the way the original Star Trek did – in using alien interactions as metaphors for serious social problems.
I think that science fiction is a wonderful tool for this. What do you think? And if you saw “Fusion”, what were your thoughts on this ep?
FYI – anyone suggesting that T’Pol “asked for it” will be summarily deleted, as the metaphor here is pretty clear. This is a safe space.