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...Hawai'i 5-0, anyone? :) BoArthur 11:53, 4 May 2006 (PDT)

I'm looking forward to seeing what this looks like! Zahir 19:08, 4 May 2006 (PDT)


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Recommendation

Quentin, one thing that Zahir and I have done with some of our TV-shows is made a mixture of several shows, rather than just changing the name and scenery of a show in our timeline. Might I suggest that you incorporate other elements from similar shows to make something that's truly unique to IB? (And if you're doing that already chapeau. I don't know lost that well...)

Some suggestions:

  • Might the temple not be Egyptian, but Hindu? I figure Hindu stuff would be more mysterious without the heavy British colonization...
  • I'd contact Keith Gaughan about computers to make sure that you're on the right track

Those made, I'm still interested to see what you unfold. ;) BoArthur 07:54, 5 May 2006 (PDT)

I dunno. The bit about it being an Egyptian temple is just an extra bit of cool weirdness. Zahir 11:26, 5 May 2006 (PDT)
As this is an japanese show, the temple could also be related to one of its colonies (current or previous), to a culture about which there was a fad in japan or to something foreign yet closer (tibetan). They still would have interestingly exotic script. --Marc Pasquin 16:01, 5 May 2006 (PDT)
Hi, all! Back again! On the topic of computing tech, they would have had integrated circuits *there* thirty years ago too, but what you'd have rather than a microcomputer would be a minicomputer and one or more terminals. Vacuum tubes might be used for effect, but they'd be quite anachronistic. --Kgaughan 16:09, 11 May 2006 (PDT)

I'm glad people are interested - I prefer Tibetan to Hindu, but even more so, TOCHAR! I'll change it and see what people think. Tibetan is not a Chinese people, even though there was ruled by China - *here* and *there*? Is Tibet a fad in Japan? If people like Tibet, it can go, but I'm really buzzing to put Tochar. Scriptas véc! If the computers stuff doesn't work, Sobeit. I don't think there is actually anything Egyptian other than the discussed Lla Dafern Hieroglyphs - judgeing by the wikipaedia article, there is a lot of Indian, if not Hindu, and Chinese, if not Tibetan, stuff in Lost, eg -

  • DHARMA initative
  • The man on the recording looks Chinese
  • The man on the recording says "Namatse", which is Indian to mean I bow to you in respect (?)

If you can suggest more characters, do! I don't want the characters to be directly taken from Lost (with the exception of Iago Afon, who is directly based on Sawyer), so if there are any characters that are wrong, please fix them. Thanks for people have already fixed my romanization of Japanese, francifying names, &c. I'll try to contact someone to fit up some Tochar stuff if no-one has objections.

--Quentin 06:21, 6 May 2006 (PDT)

Just to be sure, you're talking about the tocharian-speaking people that used to live in north-western china ? --Marc Pasquin 10:26, 6 May 2006 (PDT)
I don't know the details - see Tocharstan and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tochar --Quentin 01:02, 7 May 2006 (PDT)

Characters

I'd be more than happy to suggest a character or two, but what would really, really help would be some description of their personalities and how they get along (or don't get along). Zahir 06:30, 6 May 2006 (PDT)

Also, why was Meidji-dò picked as the destination? If so, why would all of these different people heading to Meidji-dò, it´s not like it´s that big of a tourist destination. I find that without an explanation of as to why they´re heading to Meidji-dò, that the passengers would be so diverse. Doobieous 19:43, 7 May 2006 (PDT)

Given the flight name, it seems like it should be either to or from Kanawiki, anyways, which, I'm sure, is as big a tourist destination *there* as *here* Nik 23:42, 7 May 2006 (PDT)
See, I can get with that explanation, plus it makes more sense, from what you´ve said. Doobieous 01:03, 8 May 2006 (PDT)
OK. I'll try to get chardescrips. And changing dest. to Honolulu. --Quentin 04:25, 8 May 2006 (PDT)
Some of the people could be catching connectors in Meiji-do on their way to points East? BoArthur 15:30, 8 May 2006 (PDT)
Mm, yes. Especially the American ones. How about this - It was going from Xoru, stopped at Honolulu (Honoruru?) and ended at Meiji-do. That way we can have Pierre Ivanovitch returning home from Kanawiki (from Holiday?) I see José Francach as the Dark Horse of the group, the quiet, untalkative one Also, I have an idea for Iago Afon... --Quentin 00:23, 9 May 2006 (PDT)
I see characters have been added. I'll pop in personalities for my own, but I'll leave the personalities of others up to you. --Quentin 00:24, 9 May 2006 (PDT)
I'm changing Pierre Ivanovitch because I have an idea. --Quentin 07:37, 17 May 2006 (PDT)

What is the origin of Kanawiki?

A quick google search only returns IB-related results.

Japanese Measures?

Any reason you're using Japanese measurements, and not SI? BoArthur 09:25, 9 May 2006 (PDT)

It's a Japanese programme - for the Commonwealth/EF versions, perhaps SI is used. --Quentin 12:18, 9 May 2006 (PDT)

The Daemon Headmaster and tombs of Atuan

I intend to mix in elements of the above into this. Ideas?

I used to watch the Deamon Headmaster. It was cool, but rather weird. --Sikulu 05:34, 10 May 2006 (PDT)
Don't know The Daemon Headmaster at all, but have read and enjoy The Tombs of Atuan. So are you suggesting that there's half of some important glyph or symbol somewhere in the temple? And/or that there's a hidden maze, with or without a penitent (presumably a young woman) whose duty it is to dwell there, but wasn't given a choice? Perhaps she (or he) has befriended someone from among the survivors who might already know all about the Temple and/or Maze ahead of time? Or did all this happen ten years ago, and the Temple-People (whoever they are) are somehow trying to correct or avenge what happened? Zahir 06:42, 10 May 2006 (PDT)
I am looking at there being people in the Island in question. Less like the film than the book of TTAA – more Eerie and mysterious. Definitely underground labyrinth/machine and good chance for odd dress. P And, to cap it all, a Daemon Headmaster-style “Director” who is obsessed by order and keeping everything clean and in its place. Trying to take over the world and make it ordered. I watched the TDHM when I was about 9 on the TV, but if you live outside the UK (FK?) you probably won’t know TDHM. The books are way better than the TV but they’re all sooo 80’s. People use BASIC, &c… That reminds me, someone aught to make a (Irish?) BASIC analogue and a (Irish?) C or ADA analogue. And I must put in hypnotism. Another option is putting in "genetically modified people", but more Children of the dust-style than TDHM-style. --Quentin 08:11, 10 May 2006 (PDT)
Looks like I'm going to have to have to so something about that! For now, think of something like Erlang. --Kgaughan 12:11, 12 May 2006 (PDT)

Yes, an eaten one would be brilliant. Some (High Priest?) Whose role is a birth role and not a real one, which she despises. Also all women of temple, a good idea? --Quentin 09:25, 10 May 2006 (PDT)

This comment has left me COMPLETELY lost. BoArthur 09:27, 10 May 2006 (PDT)
See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Tombs_of_Atuan and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Demon_Headmaster
If no-one wants to reply I might as well start adding material. And how about this, for those of you who read TDHM - "I think the Director is a marvellous man and that Tcetvis is the best place in the paradise of the Gods" (taken from "I think the headmaster is a marvellous man and this is the best school I've ever been to). --Quentin 00:12, 12 May 2006 (PDT)
"Eaten Ones"? The first thing I thought of when I saw that was this. --Kgaughan 12:13, 12 May 2006 (PDT)
Interesting. I don't really understand half of that, so I'll leave you to it. --Quentin 07:24, 13 May 2006 (PDT)

If no-one has anything else to say...

I'll start addingmaterial from this page. --Quentin 04:53, 16 May 2006 (PDT)

Please do. I'm looking forward to it! Zahir 06:14, 16 May 2006 (PDT)

Episodes

I would suggest (if there are going to be a lot of them) make a separate episode page like we did for Space Voyage 2245 BoArthur 08:39, 17 May 2006 (PDT)

OK. I am going to set up the episodes a special way but haven't worked out how to do it yet. Thanks! --Quentin 00:19, 18 May 2006 (PDT)
Yes. I myself did several episode pages for Project Arc and Project Avalon. --Sikulu 06:17, 18 May 2006 (PDT)

Proposal.

--Quentin 12:29, 20 May 2006 (PDT)

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