Sunday, July 6, 2008


Thanks to the Fourth of July marathon of 'The Twilight Zone' on the Sci-Fi Channel, and to my O'Bsession to complete my viewing of the 'Poirot' series, I have a few more examples of "The Numbers" from 'Lost' appearing in the TV Universe.

First up, from the episode "King Nine Will Not Return", the serial number on the WWII bomber which crashed in the African desert began with "42".
Unfortunately, the other numbers when added up equal "22", one short needed to make "23". As Maxwell Smart would say, "Missed it by that much!"

Then, in one of my top favorite episodes of the whole series, we have hospital room "15" in "And When The Sky Was Open". This is where Ed Harrington, Clegg Forbes, and William Gart were brought after their experimental spacecraft, the X-20, crashed in the desert. And one by one, each of them disappeared - as if "someone or something" realized it had been a mistake for them to return; that they no longer belonged.
Here we see Bill Gart as he came to the realization that it was really happening and that he would soon be next........

And then it's over to 'Poirot', where I finished off the last three hour-long episodes in the series' run. I have just one more two-hour tele-flick to watch and I've completed the series as it stands right now.
In "Murder In The Mews", Hercule Poirot and Inspector Japp called upon MP Laviton-West to inform him of the death of his fiancee. The number of his residence in London was "8".

And in "Four And Twenty Blackbirds", one of the major clues damning the guilty party was an altered postmark to look like it had arrived on the 16th of June, 1934, rather than on the 15th.
So...... Those are my latest finds of "The Numbers" in other TV shows.

Toby OB


Anonymous said...

The 42 in the aircraft's serial number indicates that the aircraft was built in 1942.

If that serial number is the aircraft's actual serial number, then it was a B-25C assigned to the 309th Bomb Group, 378th Bomb Squadron, and based at Columbia Army Air Base in South Carolina. On July 4th, 1943, it crashed on landing in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Anonymous said...

The actual B-25 used in "King Nine Will Not Return," was serial number 42-32354. It is currently in storage in California.

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