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'Lost': Are only fools enslaved by a recording played backwards?

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The good geeks at SciFi2U posted this video of last week’s brainwashing/sleep deprivation scene…. played backwards. In it, a woman’s voice (possibly Ms. Klugh’s? I want her back!) repeats “Only fools are enslaved by time and space.”


It’s freaky and awesome, even though I can’t detect a similar voice (though maybe it’s at a much lower volume) from the scene as it played normally.

If the recording is for real, here’s some more Dharma-initiated foodstuff for thought: The Tail Section determined that Aldo, the guard outside the facility, was reading a chapter of Stephen Hawking’s A Brief History of Time that discusses black holes, time, and space. You can see closeups of the pages at TTS. It’s almost like they used that book on purpose or something! Who knew Lost could be tricky?

What does it all mean? Is this just another red herring designed to drive us crazy over the space-time continuum theory, like when Hurley suggested to Sayid that the FM radio transmission was from “another time”? Maybe. I believe the only real conclusion we can derive from this is that Paul is dead.