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    Re: Big O: What REALLY happened?

    TO.
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    THEROY'S.
    way to many, well when we get a season 3 it'll all be clear.
    Like I said have a fan apply for job at AS.
    shadows what are they.

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    Re: Big O: What REALLY happened?

    i think that we should have left well enough alone with this one. i agree with dorothy that we should have just w8ed. all the theories mke my head spin!

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    Re: Big O: What REALLY happened?

    There's just one problem with waiting for the final answers. There aren't any scheduled to be made. The creator says that he has something in mind, but his artistic vision has essentially been gagged. He isn't allowed to create the final seasons, simply because Adult Swim won't fund them. If no one says anything, then no one will ever know the truth.

    As Schwartzwald once said: "Think, you Paradigm lapdogs! You must THINK!"

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    Re: Big O: What REALLY happened?

    how do u know that there is more to the story? i personally think that it all ended after the whole city was "reset".

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    Re: Big O: What REALLY happened?

    Since this thread in fundamentally about the ending of the second season, I feel the need to clarify something about the "stage" concept.

    Much like the "tomato" concept, "stage" is an allegory which means to explain a difficult idea through means of a concept similiar to what is true in reality. Rather than say that Paradigm City is a model which acts under a prescribed formula (and thus attempting to reconcile many difficult philosophical concepts), the screenwriters turn to the idea of a "stage" - an idea the viewer can grasple with but isn't what is literally true. Hence, an allegory.

    In reality, it seems most likely Paradigm City is a 'model' based on actual events which happened prior to forty years ago. It is a city which exists for one purpose: Preserving humanity's civilization. It doesn't seek to make progress in society; that would introduce too many dangerous variables which would upset the balance of civilization. It only wishes to preserve; not push forward.

    As a means to make a model, all of the buildings are "shadows" of what they were, and everyone seems to be a deluded version of a person (be they a clone, android with memories, or child with similar genetics who inherited their parent's Memoires) who lived prior or even after forty years ago.

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    Re: Big O: What REALLY happened?

    hmmm... but what does that actually mean? what really happened, then, if the whole city wasn't one huge stage?

    What you said makes sense, in a way. it would be very similair to what happened in Act 14, Roger the Wanderer, where he appeared for much of the episode to have been transported to an alternate universe.

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    Re: Big O: What REALLY happened?

    Gordon Rosewater said that everybody in Paradigm City was an "actor". This doesn't literally mean that they are actors on a stage - it means that Paradigm City was designed to mimic, in it's history and peoples, events and persons from before forty years ago (it is possible there have been multiple events) ...

    Gordon Rosewater muses that people are just conforming to whatever the "form or person" they were based on did forty years ago when confronted with the same event. He says they are just playing out their roles. Still, Gordon wondered if it was possible if people could change their roles by doing something that went against the model of events prior to forty years ago - hence, rebelling against the determinism of Paradigm City.

    In that sense, they are actors.

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    Re: Big O: What REALLY happened?

    To use a common phrase, history repeats its self, right? And what you're saying is that Gordon Rosewater wonders if society in general, and individuals in particular, can escape or even break this societal mould?

    I never even suspected that such themes were being used in Big O.

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