Will we ever find out what those numbers mean on Lost? Maybe, maybe not.
Those mysterious numbers on Lost (4 8 15 16 23 42) may be a McGuffin, according to series creator Damon Lindelof.
"I think that that question will never, ever be answered. I couldn't possibly imagine (how we would answer that question)," he said on tvguide.com.
"We will see more ramifications of the numbers and more usage of the numbers, but it boggles my mind when people ask me, 'What do the numbers mean?' "
While the meaning of the numbers will never be known, co-creator Carlton Cruse and Lindelof do promise to reveal the reason the plane crashed.
"We're saving that for later (this season)," said Cruse.
By the way, the Wikipedia entry that I linked for "MacGuffin" says that for Lost, "the mysterious creature and the island's power can be considered MacGuffins". No word on the numbers, though. For what it's worth.
And as an added bonus, today's new-look Chron has an article on Jorge Garcia, the man behind the numbers-obsessed character Hurley. Check it out.Posted by Charles Kuffner on November 19, 2005 to TV and movies | TrackBack