I had the pleasure of seeing Disney’s Tomorrowland this past Friday.
Going into the movie, I had a vision of what I thought the movie was about based upon the special extended preview I saw at Disneyland (complete with rumbling floors…after all, this was the same Tomorrowland theater that housed Captain EO and Honey I Shrunk the Audience back in the day…)
The next day my issue of Entertainment Weekly arrived and I was thrilled to read Jeff Jensen’s article on how he came to be a part of the film. Jensen and Damon Lindelof worked “together” on Lost. (Jensen wrote Lost recaps for EW, and Lindelof was a creator, so yes, they worked together…) The fascinating thing about this article is that it discusses the origin of the film and the changes it underwent through the creative process. Now I want nothing more than to read the original script. I love the idea of seeing more mythology; I already have the book on order. As much as I appreciated the movie and its messages as they are, part of me wishes that we could see Tomorrowland as Jensen and Lindelof envisioned it, in those early stages of development. Even so, the movie is still awesome as-is. (Full review to follow)
It’s ironic and fitting, in a way, that it has been a week and a half since we “lost” Malaysia Air Flight 370 and then the cast of Lost reunites at PaleyFest for the 10th anniversary of the show’s debut.
Several members of the Oceanic 815 crew came together along with the show’s creators and producers to dispel some of the myths about the show’s biggest mysteries (spoiler–they explain the church scene during the finale!)
Obviously I do not wish to make light of what’s going on with Malaysia Air Flight 370, but what I do like is that so many people are keeping their hopes up that the plane landed somewhere. Just like Schrodinger’s Cat, at this point the plane is neither crashed nor landed. There is still hope that it’s out there somewhere, intact, and the passengers are safe.
I’ve been waiting to hear what Clyde Lewis had to say about the missing plane. Flight 370 has been missing for days. Terrorism has not been ruled out. A plane crash has not been ruled out. Aliens have not been ruled out. It’s crazy. For all we know, it passed through a temporal rift and is stuck on an island somewhere, just like the passengers from the Oceanic 815 from Lost.
Clyde Lewis has an interesting take on it. So do the callers on his show this evening.
The use of the word “unprecedented” is very interesting. The plane went missing a few days ago and no one knows where it is. Passengers used stolen passports, but now the claim is that they “likely weren’t” terrorists and they might be Iranian. The oil slicks spotted have been ruled out as belonging to Flight 370.
Is anyone else concerned about this? A plane went missing. Passengers were able to board with stolen passports. No one can find the plane. These are all huge problems in my book.
Right now it’s a bit like Schrodinger’s Cat: At the moment, the plane is neither crashed nor safe. It’s somewhere in the middle. And if it didn’t crash, then it has either been hijacked and hidden away somewhere (this is totally possible) or maybe aliens took it. In all seriousness, nothing has been ruled out. Again, this is the problem.
I don’t mean to make light of the awful situation with the Malaysian plane. I just happen to think that it never crashed and it somewhere else.
Like the show Lost, I truly believe that something happened to the plane and the passengers. With all of those stolen passports, who is to say that the plane wasn’t taken somewhere else? If the pilots had been in on it (or even if they weren’t) if there were enough people and a solid plan, the communication signals could have been disarmed and the plane could have been taken elsewhere.
So far no groups have taken responsibility for it, nor has anyone found debris. Until they find it, the possibility that it didn’t crash is still valid.