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Episode Discussion (Spoiler Free) => Season 3 => Episode 3x10 => Topic started by: Foxyschic on March 01, 2007, 11:49:09 AM

Title: Got more boats...maybe more cars??
Post by: Foxyschic on March 01, 2007, 11:49:09 AM
One of the statements that was made in the show was that Michael and Walt could not have been given the only boat that the Others had.  Even when we see them taking Jack off of the island in the last episode, we see at least two more boats--one paddle powered, and the larger cruiser.  (BTW, when Vincent first ran out with that arm...I was a little worried it might be Michael!!)

So, here's my question. (I'm so happy we actually get to discuss this again!!!) What would have been the need for a road, if there weren't more vehicles?  Or ARE more vehicles.  And what's a road used for in these parts anyway? 

We know now that the Swan base was not central, but a testing station.  Some of its inhabitants thought they were quarantined and could not go out very far...and they wouldn't have needed to go anywhere that lasted longer than 108 minutes. Do you think the road was going to be for food drops? (Er...beer drops?)   

Also, this road makes me think a little bit of the wizard of Oz's yellow brick road.  Equally strange things are happening along the way and the road will lead to HIM???  ::)
Title: Re: Got more boats...maybe more cars??
Post by: WhatThe on March 01, 2007, 02:25:40 PM
Well, you would need a "road" even if you only had one vehicle, so the existence of that map doesn't necessarily mean there had to be other vehicles. But it DOES bring up the fact that now other vehicles can indeed be added into the storylines.

And the "Wizard Of Oz" connection you mentioned could turn out to be a clue...hmmm.
Title: Re: Got more boats...maybe more cars??
Post by: jugdish on March 01, 2007, 02:26:53 PM
At the very least they were expecting more cars and trucks. I would think there are more than the one hippy van
Title: Re: Got more boats...maybe more cars??
Post by: WhatThe on March 01, 2007, 02:29:29 PM
Question: do you think the "road" map was showing where they were going to build a road, or was showing where they had already created a dirt road (that has since been overrun by foilage, grass, weeds and such)?
Title: Re: Got more boats...maybe more cars??
Post by: HanginWithMrEko on March 01, 2007, 02:42:10 PM
Question: do you think the "road" map was showing where they were going to build a road, or was showing where they had already created a dirt road (that has since been overrun by foilage, grass, weeds and such)?

that's what I orginally thought. That is wasn't a blue print to build a road, but a road that is now filled in/unmaintained.
Title: Re: Got more boats...maybe more cars??
Post by: WhatThe on March 01, 2007, 02:44:21 PM
Question: do you think the "road" map was showing where they were going to build a road, or was showing where they had already created a dirt road (that has since been overrun by foilage, grass, weeds and such)?

that's what I orginally thought. That is wasn't a blue print to build a road, but a road that is now filled in/unmaintained.

If that's the case, then there's a "road" for the survivors to find...and the road probably leads to the Other's village/camp. Or to the Wizard lol.
Title: Re: Got more boats...maybe more cars??
Post by: thwgt on March 01, 2007, 03:13:03 PM
Question: do you think the "road" map was showing where they were going to build a road, or was showing where they had already created a dirt road (that has since been overrun by foilage, grass, weeds and such)?

that's what I orginally thought. That is wasn't a blue print to build a road, but a road that is now filled in/unmaintained.

If that's the case, then there's a "road" for the survivors to find...and the road probably leads to the Other's village/camp. Or to the Wizard lol.
Or...to Shambala?
Title: Re: Got more boats...maybe more cars??
Post by: mindsparkle on March 01, 2007, 03:40:53 PM
of course there were more vehicles... the orientation films showed us huge earth moving machines being lowered onto the island to build the hatches... they had to move those about some how, maintenance them and have storage for fuel, etc... and since every other modern convenience was neatly packed into the experience on the island, I think vehicles would be there, too... not too many, not a super highway, but enough to carry VIP's around to survey the progress...
Title: Re: Got more boats...maybe more cars??
Post by: idjpg85 on March 01, 2007, 04:11:05 PM
of course there were more vehicles... the orientation films showed us huge earth moving machines being lowered onto the island to build the hatches... they had to move those about some how, maintenance them and have storage for fuel, etc... and since every other modern convenience was neatly packed into the experience on the island, I think vehicles would be there, too... not too many, not a super highway, but enough to carry VIP's around to survey the progress...

My thoughts exactly when I first saw the map.  "They had to get supplies and such to each of the stations to build them, hence the road."
Title: Re: Got more boats...maybe more cars??
Post by: Gordon Shumway on March 01, 2007, 05:25:47 PM
and since every other modern convenience was neatly packed into the experience on the island, I think vehicles would be there, too... not too many, not a super highway, but enough to carry VIP's around to survey the progress...

Maybe they look like the little buggys from Fantasy Island!
Title: Re: Got more boats...maybe more cars??
Post by: FrostyLosty on March 01, 2007, 06:35:33 PM
and since every other modern convenience was neatly packed into the experience on the island, I think vehicles would be there, too... not too many, not a super highway, but enough to carry VIP's around to survey the progress...

Maybe they look like the little buggys from Fantasy Island!
With merry pixies driving gracefully in the twilight
Title: Re: Got more boats...maybe more cars??
Post by: Schmoe on March 01, 2007, 06:51:07 PM
I think only Tatoo had the little car, the rest were normal size.
Title: Re: Got more boats...maybe more cars??
Post by: lostatsea on March 01, 2007, 08:13:27 PM
maybe next week they find working GOLF carts to use on their golf course?!?!??!
Title: Re: Got more boats...maybe more cars??
Post by: sjforcum on March 01, 2007, 08:47:56 PM
Fore!
Title: Re: Got more boats...maybe more cars??
Post by: PrincessLeia on March 02, 2007, 02:03:13 AM
At the very least they were expecting more cars and trucks. I would think there are more than the one hippy van
This reminded me of TLE.  The Hanso group had made a deal with Jeep for purchasing several vehicles.  Jeep ultimately backed out of the deal presumably because of suspected unethical practices/motives of the Hanso group.
Title: Re: Got more boats...maybe more cars??
Post by: lostatsea on March 05, 2007, 05:56:22 AM
PrincessLeia,
 So you are saying Jeep is against the practices but VW is okay with it?
Title: Re: Got more boats...maybe more cars??
Post by: PrincessLeia on March 05, 2007, 02:52:46 PM
PrincessLeia,
 So you are saying Jeep is against the practices but VW is okay with it?
The VW was obviously many years ago, when the project was still innocuous- or at least gave the appearance of being so.

The Jeep deal was supposedly recent...while Hanso was under the control of evil Mittlewerk.
Title: Re: Got more boats...maybe more cars??
Post by: Foxyschic on March 06, 2007, 12:04:42 AM
of course there were more vehicles... the orientation films showed us huge earth moving machines being lowered onto the island to build the hatches... they had to move those about some how, maintenance them and have storage for fuel, etc... and since every other modern convenience was neatly packed into the experience on the island, I think vehicles would be there, too... not too many, not a super highway, but enough to carry VIP's around to survey the progress...

This was exactly what I was saying after epi 3x1.  I especially like the way you put that, " every other modern convenience was neatly packed into the experience on the island..."  Too true.  But there has been debate for some time as to whether the others have vehicles currently.  Dead dude Roger was an original Dharma workman.  If the road possibly has grown over, as some suggest, do you think that the Others still have access to vehicles now? Or do you think they were all removed from the island?  (I guess this falls into theory and speculation as to who we believe that the Others actually are...)


Which orientation films are you talking about? I don't remember earth moving machines...
Title: Re: Got more boats...maybe more cars??
Post by: scrod on March 06, 2007, 12:20:05 AM
On an island this size, cars are more of a pain than anything.  You need to fuel, maintain, etc.  They would need one for moving stuff around and maintenance, but not much more.

Same with boats, only need so many to get around.  Beyond that it is diminishing returns.