Friday, December 16, 2005

Mysterious Islands

The TV show Lost reminds me a lot of Mysterious Island by Jules Verne: a few people stranded on a strange island with monsters and technology, I wonder if there is a connection. The game Myst was inspired by the Verne novel, but without the monsters, though it seems they are in the last two, Myst 4 & 5. I've always disliked it when numbers were tacked on the end of movie, book or game titles. Riven, the second game wasn't called Myst 2. Reminds me of a description of how impersonal Gehn (the villain in Riven) is in Myst: Book of Atrus: "He who numbers but but does not name."


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