Well its been a while, but last night demanded discussion.
For months I have been harboring a private observation that LOST is an updated version of LAND OF THE LOST, and last night they really drove it home.
Both stories involve a group of people trapped in an environment against their will, and are prevented from leaving to due supernatural means.
Both stories involve a severe amount of pre-history. They are existing in "used" space, a space that has a huge backstory that occurred years or even generations before the heroes show up. This history is revealed to the heroes only through bits and pieces of accidental discoveries.
Both environments involve residue technology from that pre-history that is still functioning, effecting their world for either for good or ill, and the heroes have to either deal with it or run from it.
And both environments have fallen out of a golden age. It USED to be a paradise of honey and pretty flowers, but it is now a dark age due to a cataclysmic event that destroyed the existing civilization.
Well in Land of the Lost the destructive event that destroyed the golden age was mentioned but never shown. But last night on LOST we got to see the definitive moment of the fall from grace, the time when things changed and the innocence was lost. And best of all, it raises even more questions!
Thats what I love. Its Ok to answer every question in a show, jsut so long as they keep giving us plenty more to fidget with. Woo Hoo. I'm keeping this one on tape.
So, is anyone else still watching?