Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Mysteries of the Universe Segement 2 25

The second Mysteries of the Universe video has been made available at ABC.Com. It is almost twice as long as the previous one and is more like an episode of the series. At the end there is a slide to say that an extended version of this will be seen exclusively on the Lost season 5 DVD (not Blu-Ray). So is the Lost University for the Blu-Ray release and MOTU for the DVD ?

It mainly concerns the recruitment of Dharma personnel and talks about a person called Phil (a security guard - sound familiar ?) and also someone called Olivia (see picture) who appears to be Olivia Goodspeed.

There is a lot of talk about the recruitment process and anyone who signed up to the (failed) Dharama Wants You ARG last year should be familiar with this list of questions :-

There are a couple of mentions of secret societies and hints at aliens, however these seem more in keping with the concept of such a show from this time rather than a direct hint at a Lost connection.


Ellen said...

oooo....first! :D

Der Merzmensch said...

It looks interesting! I've found some weird or funny things there, I'll post them asap.

And you're right, perhaps all the conspiracy stuff is just as a zeitgeist of these times, not really related with Dharma.

Capcom said...

Nice post!

I'm curious, without checking back at the video (I'm on my way out the door) does the video have the usual DI date on it anywhere? It looks like it was made in the 70s, but I think that they mention the UNLV event as being in 1978. Tx!

Can't wait to see what you find Merzmensch!

Zort70 said...

There are no dates in the video apart from the 1978 date as far as I can see.

There are a set of roman numerals on the heading to the newspaper, but I think this is a volume number of some sort.

It's still a very large number that I can't quite make out. I'll see if I can do some image enhancement to make it clearer.

Zort70 said...
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Zort70 said...

As far as I can tell the number is


which I think is 2856, doesn't seem too significant

Capcom said...

Interesting, thanks Zort! Well, I guess that we can assume that it's somewhere between 1979 and the 1980s. I think that a 1990s production might be more polished, in the way that we are used to today. As someone mentioned somewhere after the first one was released, it is very reminiscent of that Leonard Nimoy series, "In Search Of", which was pretty neat in it's day. :-)

Capcom said...

FWIW, I just read on Jopinionated's blog that there is a schedule of release for the vids:

Episode two: August 4
Episode three: September 8
Episode four: October 15
Episode five: November 16


Der Merzmensch said...

I'm sure, you know it already, but the schedule is also very LOST:

Episode 1: July 23rd, 2009
Episode 2: August 4th, 2009
Episode 3: September 8th, 2009
Episode 4: October 15th, 2009
Episode 5: November 16th, 2009

Mike said...

possible new arg at dark ufo

Possible arg?

anyone know any more?

Capcom said...

Guess what, I didn't notice Merzmensch! As the saying goes, if it was a snake it would have bitten me, haha! Tx! So....many.....layers! They never cease to amaze. :-o

Thanks for forum link Mark! I've been following Scheer's blog since CC, and it might be just a promotional thing that he's set up for his art, but who knows. I find it difficult to believe that anyone who saw that painting in a garbage can would not grab it for posterity, and just leave it there in the trash, heheh.

Capcom said...

P.S. But...the forum posters are saying that it's at the same IP address as LU, so who knows? :-o

Der Merzmensch said...

This story with Sheer looks funny. Perhaps he wanted to make an ARG (even if abc couldn't support it financially), so he does it now in his own way?

I've posted some pics from the second part btw, there are some thoughts, what do you thing about it? This time - in English :-)

Capcom said...

Yes, I don't know what to make of the Scheer blog either.

Nice post over there, MM, and thanks for the English, I didn't have to try to find my German dictionary! :-D

Der Merzmensch said...

You're welcome :-)

maven said...

Zort and Merzmensch: You are doing a great job keeping us all up-to-date during these lazy days of summer! Great to see all the screen captures...much appreciated!

I don't know about the Sheer stuff either. If ABC and/or LU is part of the address, that would just lend itself to being sponsored by ABC for the "bit" at Comic Con. Using Darlton's names in the url doesn't seem ARG-ish to me.

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Capcom said...

And this hiatus, everything that's been thrown out there so far is very "outside the fourth wall" type of material. No separation between reality and fiction left there now that I can see!

Zort70 said...

In the picture of the japanese looking house the person walking towards it seems the thing that is out of place.

Sort of like a man in black type figure.

Capcom on an earlier post here there is the Kia static advert that shows the release dates and yes they are definitely numbers related, I wonder what will happen on the 42nd ! Also about the date of the MOTU series the first video has a caption to say the series was from the 80's

I've been looking at the pictures of the missing people on the video and they are all displayed twice apart from one set of three the second time they are displayed. It may just be a bad cut on the first time but it may be significant.

Zort70 said...

Click here to see all the missing people from the first and second time they are displayed.

Capcom said...

Hmm, I wonder who they are in that single pic?

Heheh, on the 42nd all calendars will explode! :-D I wonder if there are any ancient calendar months with 42 days? j/k, I think.

Thunderstorm said...

Just a heads up, folks.

DarkUFO users and Fuselage users have confirmed that the Paul Scheer websites are registered with ABC.

Looks real to me, but what do I know?
Check it out.

Zort70 said...

I've created a NEW POST about the new information.

Der Merzmensch - I'm off to read your post now to see if there is anything I've missed !

Der Merzmensch said...

Great Screen of the missing posters! I wonder, whether we do know somebody of them...

Der Merzmensch said...

Yeah! I knew, WAKY radio was a clue!