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Episode Discussion (Spoiler Free) => Season 3 => Episode 3x02 => Topic started by: nothingbutsky on October 12, 2006, 03:46:54 PM

Title: Shock (stun) Guns
Post by: nothingbutsky on October 12, 2006, 03:46:54 PM
It was strange that Sawyer couldn't use the shock gun...I was thinking that maybe they don't have a "safety" switch and MAYBE the Others power them with their bodies or something...

Just a throwin' out there...any thoughts???
Title: Re: Shock (stun) Guns
Post by: Lostatwork on October 12, 2006, 04:11:16 PM
Wow - that is one of the craziest of idea's I've heard yet!  BUT with this show, one can never rule out the absurd!  Gotta love it!
Title: Re: Shock (stun) Guns
Post by: kkehoe5 on October 12, 2006, 04:26:35 PM
I first thought that it was a fake and maybe the rifle was empty too. To fake the security and not be screwed if somthing like that happened.
Title: Re: Shock (stun) Guns
Post by: BurkRoyer on October 12, 2006, 04:30:29 PM
Too far out there... I think there is a safety switch, exactly for the situation that happen and so they don't accidently shock themselves...
Title: Re: Shock (stun) Guns
Post by: FrostyLosty on October 12, 2006, 04:44:32 PM
Too far out there... I think there is a safety switch, exactly for the situation that happen and so they don't accidently shock themselves...
Haha, would be great just to suddenly see a random other roll around the floor in pain after accidently shocking themselves.
Title: Re: Shock (stun) Guns
Post by: JBRam on October 12, 2006, 05:08:11 PM
It was strange that Sawyer couldn't use the shock gun...I was thinking that maybe they don't have a "safety" switch and MAYBE the Others power them with their bodies or something...

Just a throwin' out there...any thoughts???
Ok, I'm not going to say this many more times. The OTHERS are HUMANS, just like our Losties. No difference. At worst, they are very smart people with some slight psychic ability, but that is WCS. Not likely.

Stun Gun has a safety on it.
Title: Re: Shock (stun) Guns
Post by: BlackrockBob on October 12, 2006, 05:10:29 PM
Yes the stun gun had a safety, just like Sawyer said.
Do you want to carry one without a safety? You bump into something, or fall and zap.
Title: Re: Shock (stun) Guns
Post by: jugdish on October 12, 2006, 05:11:46 PM
It was strange that Sawyer couldn't use the shock gun...I was thinking that maybe they don't have a "safety" switch and MAYBE the Others power them with their bodies or something...

Just a throwin' out there...any thoughts???

They have a safety switch. No mystery involved here.
Title: Re: Shock (stun) Guns
Post by: JBRam on October 12, 2006, 05:20:14 PM
Yes the stun gun had a safety, just like Sawyer said.
Do you want to carry one without a safety? You bump into something, or fall and zap.
Ouch...fried OTHER... not a pleasant thought.
Title: Re: Shock (stun) Guns
Post by: nothingbutsky on October 12, 2006, 05:40:52 PM
So what are the chances that Sawyer didn't get a good look at a shock gun at some time during the day? He isn't the sort to miss those kinds of details when his own life is on the line, let alone Freckles'.
Title: Re: Shock (stun) Guns
Post by: JBRam on October 12, 2006, 08:31:22 PM
When are the only time he sees the gun? When he's about to be shocked. He'll check for a safety next time, to be sure.
Title: Re: Shock (stun) Guns
Post by: bayrodney on October 12, 2006, 11:24:04 PM
This is one of the craziest ideas I've heard this season.

Safety switches are mandatory on basically all weapons.
Title: Re: Shock (stun) Guns
Post by: jugdish on October 13, 2006, 03:45:51 PM
This is one of the craziest ideas I've heard this season.

Safety switches are mandatory on basically all weapons.

Agreed, and there hs been some crazy ones, especially since Wednesday
Title: Re: Shock (stun) Guns
Post by: JBRam on October 15, 2006, 11:20:28 PM
It isn't just the newbies posting crazy ideas tho ;)
Title: Re: Shock (stun) Guns
Post by: nothingbutsky on October 16, 2006, 11:57:56 AM
It isn't just the newbies posting crazy ideas tho ;)

on that note, my next theory is that is that the Others are captured immortal, day-walking vampires and the island is the only prison that could contain them indefinitely. Dharma was set up to study them to develop immortality for humans...it explains EVERYTHING! Think about it... ;D
Title: Re: Shock (stun) Guns
Post by: Sweet Old Lady on October 16, 2006, 12:07:29 PM
When Sawyer and Kate are back in their cages he told her how he sized up the opposition.  He also said something like "Oh, and FYI, those zapper things have a safety on them."  He's a noticer and he definitely noticed that.
Title: Re: Shock (stun) Guns
Post by: jugdish on October 16, 2006, 01:04:50 PM
It isn't just the newbies posting crazy ideas tho ;)

YOU can say that again.
Title: Re: Shock (stun) Guns
Post by: JBRam on October 16, 2006, 07:31:24 PM
It isn't just the newbies posting crazy ideas tho ;)

on that note, my next theory is that is that the Others are captured immortal, day-walking vampires and the island is the only prison that could contain them indefinitely. Dharma was set up to study them to develop immortality for humans...it explains EVERYTHING! Think about it... ;D
Wow... it makes total sense!!!

if this was SG-1...
Title: Re: Shock (stun) Guns
Post by: Creflo on October 17, 2006, 10:03:42 AM
It would be foolish for them to carry loaded, automatic rifles in a "chain gang" environment.  When Sawyer kisses Kate, you see Pickett (http://ia.imdb.com/media/imdb/01/I/31/66/12m.jpg) grab the rifle from where it was laying on the table.  A secure work environment would have tasers* with safety switches and rifles for which the ammo is separately stored.  Think about Cool Hand Luke, when a single round was loaded into the empty rifle for the Man-with-no-eyes to shoot the snake out of Luke's hand.



* The Taser company really hates it when you use their trademarked name as a generic term for Non-lethal Weapons, especially if you use it as a verb.
Title: Re: Shock (stun) Guns
Post by: Geronimo Jackson on October 21, 2006, 11:40:44 PM
It isn't just the newbies posting crazy ideas tho ;)

on that note, my next theory is that is that the Others are captured immortal, day-walking vampires and the island is the only prison that could contain them indefinitely. Dharma was set up to study them to develop immortality for humans...it explains EVERYTHING! Think about it... ;D
Wow... it makes total sense!!!

if this was SG-1...

If it were Sg1 daniel would have the others whole history by now and that of the island.
Title: Re: Shock (stun) Guns
Post by: Geronimo Jackson on October 21, 2006, 11:42:26 PM
When Sawyer and Kate are back in their cages he told her how he sized up the opposition.  He also said something like "Oh, and FYI, those zapper things have a safety on them."  He's a noticer and he definitely noticed that.

Never ever underestimate the observations of reading peolelikeacon man.His one statement about Juliet was very very insightful changed my outlook on her being somewhat disident whe he told kate she would have shot you.
Title: Re: Shock (stun) Guns
Post by: scrod on October 22, 2006, 12:23:05 AM
* The Taser company really hates it when you use their trademarked name as a generic term for Non-lethal Weapons, especially if you use it as a verb.

If they catch you do they Taser you?

It would be foolish for them to carry loaded, automatic rifles in a "chain gang" environment.
It is not foolish to carry them, but very foolish to leave them on the table.  This probably is a clue that these folks have no military experience.