... apparently Paul Bettany is currently filming a movie called "Legion", playing a character called Michael, and this is the movie synopsis:
"When God loses faith in humanity and sends his legion of angels to take care of business on Earth, humankind's hope lies in a group of misfits holed up in a desert diner -- where the archangel Michael happens to be as well."
Whoooooooot!!!!! Paul as an angel - it had to be! *G*
p.s. Been absent for a while again; started when I went to Sanibel, FL the middle of last month to rekindle that little flame of hope that there really was life out there, that spring would come, and all was not snow-covered and bleak (i.e., not everything looked like Chicago in winter). Whew, it has been a long, tough winter. But the snow is almost all melted, and I may even be able to clean up the yard this weekend, and put some stuff on the lawn. Yay!
When is the next new "LOST" going to be on?
For ELIJAH WOOD FANS IN BRITAIN: TORN says they're looking for EW fans for a TV show audience for a taping on April 10. Details here: http://www.theonering.net/torwp/2008/04/03/28599-uk-fans-needed-for-the-audience-for-elijah-wood-interview/
Oh, tootsiemuppet! I have a theory about midshipman Ellis! See, I recently re-read "The Colour of Magic", and it said that when people move between alternate universes, the receiving universe changes to fit them in, giving them identities, past histories, etc. and making the people around them think they've always been there. Then, an episode of "Futurama" stated that, whenever you time travel and accidentally create an additional "you" (by going into the past and meeting up with yourself in the present), the additional "you" is doomed to die.
So here's my theory: Ellis discovered a rift in time and space that allowed him to go back into time, via an alternate universe. He meets up with himself when it gets to the present, and he and his extra self trade off watches, so they can get sleep. But the new Ellis is doomed, and falls overboard, drowning. The old Ellis is afraid to come out of hiding, because he doesn't know how the crew will react. After a day or so, though, he comes out, and... the crew automatically adjusts their memories, such that they forget that "he" died!!!
There... now wasn't that simple? *ggl*
The brilliant part of all of this is that they do mention Jack having to have dinner with his parents, but it doesn't explicitly say that it's because their boy died... so it still works!
*is a mad genius and proud of it*
p.p.s. Did anybody in your reading club come up with clever explanations for Midshipman "Lazarus" Ellis? And how many noticed it?