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49. "interesting post"
this is a paragraph out of a much longer post, which I'll link for context. It's a good post and worth reading. A 'Lage poster called Kurgan posted this tonight. It's just something for consideration, and I'm not posting it as any kind of proof or Aha!, just for those who are interested in the writers' process. And if you don't like it, don't shoot the messenger please (i.e. me).
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Kurgan:
"I can share some info with you that will, sadly, explain why you didn't get all those answers, but if you're still a fan of Darlton to any degree, I'd urge you to just skip my post entirely. I assure you, you're really not gonna like this particular reveal.

You may already know this, since it's not really a secret, but since I haven't seen anyone commenting about it, I'll push on and explain. My own suspicions started back around the end of season 2, beginning of season 3. The whole "lost experience" especially had me scratching my head. We kept seeing clues that were later contradicted, ignored, or superseded by different clues. Things started to make no sense.

The more you paid attention, the more the show seemed just random and off-the-cuff, as if the clues where all planted just for the sake of giving the audience something to chew on. It began to look like things weren't actually planned out in advance, and the writers were just winging it as they went. I kept watching, since I was invested by then, but I grew more and more frustrated, and convinced this was exactly what was going on.

Then the stories began doing things that the writers had specifically said would never happen, and major subplots began to vanish (Claire's mystical baby; Walt's powers; the Others' need to kidnap people because of some unexplained criteria; the disease, etc). Even the original multi-clue hinted explanation for the smoke monster (ie. it being Cerberus, the security system merged with the weather control and PSI experiments that went berserk after the "incident") got dropped and forgotten.

And then, about a year ago, maybe a little longer, we got confirmation. Darlton had dropped a few hints in interviews and podcasts about how they wrote their stories, so I'm sure many of us had already put the pieces together and figured out the worst of it, but they finally came out and said it over dinner with a fellow writer. I forget who it was now, some writer behind a show I really liked that ended up being canceled, but they were out at some restaurant having dinner together, and the writer wanted some advice.

He'd assumed they were planning it all out ahead of time, and knew the answers, and wondered how they went about it (structure, keeping things straight, --something like that). Their reply shocked the hell out of him.

They admitted to him that they didn't have it all mapped out, that they only knew what was happening at any given time up to three episodes ahead. Note that this isn't talking about the fluff stuff, or "filler" story material, they're talking about the mythology (which is what he'd been asking about specifically, because he wanted to replicate the method).

Anyway, he was so appalled at this that he wrote about it on his blog, and went out of his way to promise fans of his own show that he'd never do that, that he felt it was just awful to do and basically unfair to the viewers. I'm thinking it was either Traveler or Journeyman, but I could be wrong. I was heavy into Middleman about the same time, but that show doesn't fit the architecture, so probably not that one.

So yeah, it's not a big surprise then that any given clue wouldn't mean much of anything unless one of them happened to remember it or write it down so they could integrate it into the show later and give it meaning. "
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post continues ... nice reference to Melrose Place.

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  Subject     Author     Message Date     ID  
 Mysteries left unexplained and igno...   Estee     05-24-10       
   RE: Mysteries left unexplained and ...   HistoryDetective     05-24-10     1  
     RE: Mysteries left unexplained and ...   blacknwhitedog     05-24-10     2  
         RE: Mysteries left unexplained and ...   true     05-24-10     3  
     I'm wondering...   zombiebaby     05-24-10     4  
         RE: I'm wondering...   Breezy     05-24-10     5  
             RE: I'm wondering...   HistoryDetective     05-24-10     6  
                 RE: I'm wondering...   zombiebaby     05-24-10     7  
                     RE: I'm wondering...   Tummy     05-24-10     8  
     RE: Mysteries left unexplained and ...   michel     05-24-10     12  
         RE: Mysteries left unexplained and ...   ohmyheck     05-24-10     20  
             RE: Mysteries left unexplained and ...   michel     05-25-10     35  
                 RE: Mysteries left unexplained and ...   ohmyheck     05-25-10     40  
                     RE: Mysteries left unexplained and ...   dabo     05-26-10     41  
     RE: Mysteries left unexplained and ...   Outfrontgirl     05-24-10     22  
         RE: Mysteries left unexplained and ...   Outfrontgirl     05-24-10     23  
             Robert Anton Wilson and #23   Outfrontgirl     05-24-10     24  
                 RE: Robert Anton Wilson and #23   Flowerpower     05-30-10     57  
         RE: Mysteries left unexplained and ...   dabo     05-25-10     34  
             RE: Mysteries left unexplained and ...   michel     05-25-10     36  
                 RE: Mysteries left unexplained and ...   dabo     05-26-10     42  
                 RE: Mysteries left unexplained and ...   Flowerpower     05-30-10     58  
     RE: Mysteries left unexplained and ...   Chez     05-25-10     31  
         RE: Mysteries left unexplained and ...   bacon     05-25-10     32  
         RE: Mysteries left unexplained and ...   Outfrontgirl     05-25-10     33  
             RE: Mysteries left unexplained and ...   michel     05-25-10     37  
                 RE: Mysteries left unexplained and ...   Outfrontgirl     05-25-10     38  
                     RE: Mysteries left unexplained and ...   michel     05-25-10     39  
                         RE: Mysteries left unexplained and ...   Outfrontgirl     05-26-10     44  
                             RE: Mysteries left unexplained and ...   michel     05-26-10     45  
   RE: Mysteries left unexplained and ...   dabo     05-24-10     9  
     RE: Mysteries left unexplained and ...   BOYmeetsREALITY     05-24-10     10  
         RE: Mysteries left unexplained and ...   dabo     05-24-10     13  
             RE: Mysteries left unexplained and ...   BOYmeetsREALITY     05-24-10     16  
   RE: Mysteries left unexplained and ...   dabo     05-24-10     11  
     RE: Mysteries left unexplained and ...   BOYmeetsREALITY     05-24-10     14  
         RE: Mysteries left unexplained and ...   weltek     05-24-10     19  
         RE: Mysteries left unexplained and ...   Tahj     05-24-10     21  
             RE: Mysteries left unexplained and ...   Snidget     05-24-10     25  
                 RE: Mysteries left unexplained and ...   Outfrontgirl     05-24-10     26  
                     RE: Mysteries left unexplained and ...   Snidget     05-24-10     27  
                         RE: Mysteries left unexplained and ...   Outfrontgirl     05-24-10     28  
                             RE: Mysteries left unexplained and ...   Snidget     05-25-10     30  
     RE: Mysteries left unexplained and ...   Tummy     05-24-10     15  
     RE: Mysteries left unexplained and ...   zombiebaby     05-24-10     17  
     RE: Mysteries left unexplained and ...   zipperhead     05-24-10     18  
         RE: Mysteries left unexplained and ...   dabo     05-25-10     29  
   a few more questions   Outfrontgirl     05-26-10     43  
   Ben & Hurley   zombiebaby     05-27-10     46  
     YAY!   moonbaby     05-27-10     47  
   Alt endings   Outfrontgirl     05-27-10     48  
     RE: Alt endings   Estee     05-31-10     59  
   interesting post   Outfrontgirl     05-28-10     49  
     In the words of Ben Linus...   zombiebaby     05-28-10     50  
     RE: interesting post   michel     05-28-10     51  
     RE: interesting post   Tummy     05-28-10     52  
         Letting Go.   michel     05-28-10     53  
             RE: Letting Go.   Tummy     05-29-10     54  
                 RE: Letting Go.   michel     05-29-10     55  
   RE: Mysteries left unexplained and ...   Loree     05-30-10     56  
     RE: Mysteries left unexplained and ...   weltek     06-01-10     60  
         RE: Mysteries left unexplained and ...   mrc     06-01-10     61  
             RE: Mysteries left unexplained and ...   dabo     06-01-10     62  
             RE: Mysteries left unexplained and ...   weltek     06-01-10     63  
                 RE: Mysteries left unexplained and ...   dabo     06-01-10     64  
                     RE: Mysteries left unexplained and ...   mrc     06-01-10     65  
                         RE: Mysteries left unexplained and ...   weltek     06-01-10     66  
                             RE: Mysteries left unexplained and ...   michel     06-01-10     67  
             RE: Mysteries left unexplained and ...   Outfrontgirl     06-01-10     68  
                 RE: Mysteries left unexplained and ...   Outfrontgirl     06-01-10     69  
                 RE: Mysteries left unexplained and ...   michel     06-02-10     70  
   Food for Thought   mrc     06-05-10     71  
     RE: Food for Thought   CTgirl     06-05-10     72  
         RE: Food for Thought   michel     06-05-10     73  
     RE: Food for Thought   Outfrontgirl     06-05-10     74  
         RE: Food for Thought   mrc     06-06-10     75  
             RE: Food for Thought   Outfrontgirl     06-06-10     76  
                 RE: Food for Thought   Outfrontgirl     06-06-10     77  
                     RE: Food for Thought   mrc     06-06-10     79  
         RE: Food for Thought   michel     06-06-10     78  
             Can it   AyaK     10-02-10     80  
                 RE: Can it   michel     10-12-10     81  
   Good News!   dabo     10-15-10     82  
   They made it all up.   mrc     09-27-11     83  
     RE: They made it all up.   Estee     09-27-11     84  
     RE: They made it all up.   zombiebaby     10-26-11     85  
         RE: They made it all up.   agman     10-28-11     86  

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