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Re: Pandas?
« Reply #15 on: March 17, 2008, 04:09:33 PM »
Just wish the shop keep woulda put up a lil' more of a fight, maybe tried a Troll doll after the dragon, maybe a Pokemon....
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« Reply #16 on: March 17, 2008, 06:29:23 PM »
I think in part this was the writers trying to give us one of those clues in the episode that ultimately foreshadow the reveal at the end.  Once we ultimately find out that the baby was the Chinese Ambassador's son's, then we understand why he had to get a panda.  Before that, when we're watching and assuming it's Jin's baby, we're thinking "why the heck does he have to get a panda."

This reminded me of a Season 1 Jin episode - the one where he beats up Michael over the watch.  If you watch the episode again you'll see all through the epi that the camera is drawn to the watch on Michael's wrist - it's foreshadowing that the watch is important.  But you don't understand why it's important until the very end.

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Re: Pandas?
« Reply #17 on: March 17, 2008, 06:37:22 PM »
Just a weird fact I thought of....
Panda bears have issues with conception be another tie-in to our island women not being able to also have babies?
Somewhere in there is food for thought.

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Re: Pandas?
« Reply #18 on: March 17, 2008, 07:00:52 PM »
Just a weird fact I thought of....
Panda bears have issues with conception be another tie-in to our island women not being able to also have babies?
Somewhere in there is food for thought.
i was just thinking that... no really... I was!! mebbe dharma needs to recruit some pandas for experiments too... (bet if ya shaved it there's a number on its' butt)

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Re: Pandas?
« Reply #19 on: March 18, 2008, 07:10:28 PM »
O.k. so with Pandas they have a hard time conceving and sometimes it's only certian pandas that will mate.
Do we need a certain couple on island to make this happen?
Kate + Sawyer
Rose + Bernard
Jack + Kate
Sawyer + Charolette
Jack + Juliet
Hurley + Sun   :P
Ben + Juliet
Smokey + Vincent

this was random needless jibber... jabber

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Re: Pandas?
« Reply #20 on: March 18, 2008, 07:46:19 PM »
AFAIK, pandas only have problems in captivity. The species has survived for at least tens of thousands of years after all.

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Re: Pandas?
« Reply #21 on: March 18, 2008, 11:38:09 PM »
dayum, I can't wait for some hot smokey on vincent action!

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Re: Pandas?
« Reply #22 on: March 19, 2008, 12:13:47 AM »
AFAIK, pandas only have problems in captivity. The species has survived for at least tens of thousands of years after all.


Yeah, funny how that works... ::)
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Re: Pandas?
« Reply #23 on: March 19, 2008, 03:30:27 AM »
no smokie on vincent   read the sig

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Re: Pandas?
« Reply #24 on: March 20, 2008, 05:15:02 PM »
i know that pandas are signifigant in asian culture. but is there any signifigance for newborns or thier mothers.
Next episode "When Panda Bears Attack".

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Re: Pandas?
« Reply #25 on: March 23, 2008, 06:13:12 PM »
Actually, Lost-in-Detroit is right about Pandas.

They are almost meant to become extinct.  They only eat one particular type of bamboo and don't eat the whole thing.  Also, if they have two babies, they have to abandon or let the other one die because they don't produce enough milk, and their milk is really weak anyway.  The mothers get almost starved b/c they can't leave the baby for such a long period and the babies take a long time to develop.  So, not only do they have trouble breeding in captivity, but their entire existence is very weak. 

Got this information from the Planet Earth series. ::)

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Re: Pandas?
« Reply #26 on: March 23, 2008, 09:52:41 PM »
kinda makes you wonder if we are doing the right thing protecting them, darwin-wise that is. makes me think of the movie idiocracy