Theories about the JJ Abrams universe have been breaking the Internet since the first episode of Lost premiered in 2004. More so than any other director, Abrams seems to welcome theories about his work. He rarely comments on them, but with the way his films and television shows consistently intertwine and reference one another, it’s obvious he purposefully creates material meant to be mulled over.
Some JJ Abrams fan theories fall into the category of being so bad they’re good, while others are so crazy they might actually be true. Put on your tinfoil hat and prepare to explore the infinitely coiled world of fan theories about JJ Abrams movies.Vote up the JJ Abrams universe fan theories you think seem the most plausible.
The one thing that connects everything JJ Abrams produced, wrote, or directed since Cloverfied is Slusho, a Japanese slushy. Slusho pops up all over the place in Abrams's work, including a holographic menu in Star Trek. The only glaring omissions are Lost and Star Wars, but, as this extensive theory points out, the Dharma Initiative logo appears in Cloverfield, thus bringing Lost into the Slushoverse, and R2-D2 appears very, very briefly in Star Trek: Into Darkness, which connects Star Wars to the Slushoverse.Does the existence of Slusho mean everything he makes takes place in one big, shared universe?
Quantum Leap and Twin Peaks Took Place on the Lost Island
Are you stoned out of your mind? Prone to believing harebrained conspiracy theories? Baking acid into your brownies as you read this? If you answered "yes" to any of those questions, this fan theory is just for you. According to the theory, Quantum Leap, Twin Peaks, Lost, Portlandia, and The X-Files are all connected. Wait, what? Yes, indeed.So what's this all about? It involves Killer Bob from Twin Peaks haunting John Locke, who is inhabited by Sam from Quantum Leap not long after arriving on the island in Lost. A battle between the forces of good and evil begins, and somehow comes to involve the mayor of Portland from Portlandia, who was formerly Special Agent Dale Cooper in Twin Peaks (both are played by actor Kyle MacLachlan). Fox Mulder also makes an appearance in what is clearly the most batsh*t insane JJ Abrams fan theory ever.
Lost Was Designed to Waste Your Time
As if it weren't obvious from the title of the show, everything involved with Lost was created to be a total waste of time, a meta joke played by the writers on themselves and the viewer. At least that's what one fan theory suggest.
More specifically, this theory suggests that the show is nothing but a series of questions with no answers. Seasons revolve around mysteries that lead to more mystery, commercial breaks happen before resolution occurs, and the narrative gets increasingly bizarre without any hope of a logical conclusion.Perhaps the thesis of the show was not to make a coherent narrative, but to continually ask strange questions without answers, compounding upon confusion until slapping the show with a finale that would explain everything away while answering nothing.
The Corvette in Star Trek Is Star Trek
At the beginning of Abrams's first Star Trek feature, a young Kirk is seen driving a 1965 Corvette off a cliff while blasting "Sabotage" by The Beastie Boys.Okay, so what? Well, as it turns out, the original Star Trek series debuted in 1966, pretty close to the same vintage of that Corvette. One fan believes that this scene is Abrams' way of saying that he intended to upend, or sabotage, the world of Star Trek.