A few of the biggest questions surrounding Lost have been answered. All summer long, The Lost Experience game has been going on which promised fans that if they stuck with it and made it all the way through the game some important questions would be answered about the show such as what the mysterious numbers mean, and what Dharma really is.
These answers have been revealed in the form of a video which was released in short clips. Those clips have been put together and can be seen in its entirety below.
A summary of the video reveals that the numbers are in fact the Valenzetti Equation, which we reported on our Valenzetti Equation Explanation Theory page. The equation is a formula which represents a type of countdown until a deadly event happens but you can read all of the details here.
Dharma is found to be an acronym for:
Dharma (the others) was originally sent to the island to “change the core value” of the Valenzetti Equation, or 30% of the worlds population would be wiped out, but they failed to do so. The hatches were built for them to conduct their research and all of their food and materials needed would be dropped off by helicopter.
How they were going to change the core value of the equation wasn’t revealed nor was it revealed why they are still there and why the Losties are on the island. Season 3 starts October 4th in the US and is sure to answer these questions and more.
IGN has an interview with Lost’s Alan Dale, also know as Charles Widmore, the wealthy industrialist who financed Desmond’s boating expedition.
Like the Henry Gale Interview there isnt much for us Losties, other then this:
IGN TV: You also appeared on Lost last season, and that seemed like a character who could turn out to be very important to the backstory.
Dale: It’s funny you should say that, because my publicist rang me about it just after she saw it, because I didn’t tell anyone I was doing that. And she said she was very concerned, because how could I possibly do both [shows]? I don’t know the answer to that. I was delighted to be asked to do it. I loved the character; it was only one scene, but it was a really nice scene, and I agree with you. And Ian [Henry Ian Cusick, who plays Desmond], the guy I was working with, is a lovely guy, and I was thinking, it could well be& I might be able to do both. It’s not usual, but&