January 17, 2005

Crossovers Are For Geeks

J.J. Abrams hid a little nugget in last Wednesday’s Alias episode. Near the beginning of the episode, Sydney is talking to Jack away from a party. At the end of the scene, some music from the party can be heard. It’s “You All Everybody” by Driveshaft.

Fans of Lost are familiar with Driveshaft. It’s the band that stranded Charlie (Dominic Monaghan) belonged to with his brother.

Of course, it was the talk of the geeky fan network. But since I watch these shows during workouts, I’m seeing them on tape days after they air. So I get behind the times.

But the people who make these shows know their audiences, and they know that in jokes are geek favorites. For research on this phenomenon, watch every episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Posted by James at January 17, 2005 12:25 PM
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Wow, How could anyone possibly catch that! I mean you heard driveshaft for what a couple of seconds in one episode of Lost?

Posted by: B.O.B.(bob) at January 17, 2005 3:05 PM

When I watch the tape, I put the captions on and I saw "You all everybody" flash by. So I rewound the tape and listened to it again and it was indeed Driveshaft.

The first time through I couldn't actually hear the music over all the noise associated with running on the treadmill.

Posted by: James at January 17, 2005 3:23 PM

Yeah. I definitely missed it the first time. I'll have to watch it with Lynnea and pretend I picked up on it. :)

Posted by: briwei at January 17, 2005 7:06 PM

That's BriWei's subtle way of telling me his wife doesn't read my weblog. ;-)

Posted by: James at January 17, 2005 8:04 PM

LOL! She doesn't read mine either. Although I got her to look once recently. I was showing it to Maya, and she read the headline "Eyebrows under siege". She knew it was about her and got sucked in.

Posted by: briwei at January 18, 2005 2:57 AM

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