Jan 24, 2008

Why is there a gas mask?

I just wanted to give everybody the heads up on something that I noticed that was a little odd seeing it in the clue hunt: A gas mask. Or at least a box that would hold a gas mask. Here's a screencap:

12 comments:

tholudi108 said...

To be a reference to Ben´s mask??

es wurmt said...
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es wurmt said...

yeah, probably gonna be the "Season 3 Clue" in the next and last clue hunt... very good find, though, mate!

Hipster Doofus said...

that's what I thought initially, es wurmt. I assumed it would be the s3 clue as soon as I saw it.

Adam Morgan said...

Better question: why is there a flat- or plasma-screen television mounted on a boat in 2004?

Probable answer: as theorized before, the events in the real world (Naomi/Sam/Freighters) are real-time, whereas time has passed more slowly on the Island.

I.E., the Freighters are from 2007.

Bolivar Baez (2006-5715) said...

Good one Adam

Helio Maciel said...

That theory has some holes...

Why would Oceanic air wait almost four years to resume their flights? And its completely unrealistic that they would keep searching flight 815 for so long since most real-world searches only last for a couple of months or so... If the events on find815.com are parallel to the series, then Oceanic made a pretty through search, but still within the realm of the realistic.

Four years of search isnt really believeble...

Bajappenin said...

Just so everyone knows, the flat screen idea came up before. With a little research, in case your memory fails with age like me, flat screen did in fact exist in 2004. The fact there is on aboard the ship tells you absolutly nothing.

Adam Morgan said...

Yeah I knew it had come up before, and I know that the technology existed in 2004. I also know that it wasn't nearly as affordable then, especially for the captain of a small ship. And yes, there are lots of problems with the time-discontinuity theory, as helio pointed out.

kster said...

running an ocean going vessel cost into the tens to hundred thousands of pounds per annum.flat screens have been around as long as laptops have...bottom sounding sonar,satellite positionig and long range radio comms cost far more than laptops...bridge space is premium so flat screens are de riguer on ships..no steam in that idea

kster said...

not to mention the price of diesel engines with the power to take a ship to the middle of the pacific..£100,000 ish? and the diesel to get there..and back..again into the tens of thousands....running an ocean going ship ain't like taking the car for a spin round the block...its a seriously costly affair

Not One Of You said...

I think there's a few possibilities with the flat screen.

1. Its means nothing, just background

2. It will come into play in ch 5

3. They're trying to point to a more modern timeline (like Jack's Razor in the S3 FF)

4. It's there to add to the perception of Talbot's crazy wealth