Oceanic Six press conference

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=Oceanic Six press conference
=Oceanic Airlines' press conference after the return of the Oceanic Six
=Media coverage of the survivors of Oceanic Flight 815
Oceanic Airlines held a '''press conference''' following the return of the Oceanic Six. {{Crossref}}

==Press conference==
{{I=DeckerMapFF.jpg=left=200=Karen Decker shows a map of the crash site.}}

Oceanic Airlines public relations representative Karen Decker moderated the press conference with the Oceanic Six in an airplane hanger in Honolulu shortly after they had returned.  Relying on the location of the Oceanic flight 815 in the Sunda Trench, she approximated where the crash occurred on a map of Indonesia, stating that the survivors were carried by the ocean's current to an island known as Membata.  Membata, she stated, is an uninhabited, uncharted island in the Sunda.  Karen Decker stated that at some point while on Membata, Kate Austen "gave birth" to her baby, Aaron.

She then stated that 103 days after the crash, a typhoon washed up the remnants of an Indonesian fishing boat, including basic supplies and a survival raft.  Five days later - exactly 108 days after the crash - the Oceanic Six survivors used the survival raft to travel East to Sumba, where they came ashore near a village called Manukangga.  She displayed a photo taken by the local fisherman who found them, which depicted Sayid, Kate, Jack and a smiling Hurley walking away from a black survival raft on a beach, as some unidentified villagers pulled the raft on to the beach.  She stated that after they realized who the survivors were, the U.S. Coast Guard transported them to Honolulu.

==Media questions and reception==
Following Decker's statement, various questions were asked to the Oceanic Six regarding, amongst others, their crash, other survivors and time line.
Some of the journalists appeared dubious regarding the validity of the survivors' stories, imposing doubtful questions on the Oceanic Six.

Jack was asked by a Reporter No. 1 what it was like when the plane hit the water.  Jack responded by saying that it all happened very fast. He and a few others made it to one of the emergency exits and got out of the plane.  Jack said they stayed afloat using life jackets and seat cushions until the tide brought them ashore. A reporter suggested that, for having been trapped on an island for the amount of time that they were, they looked to be in remarkable health.

Immediately following the last comment about health to Jack, Hurley asked in response if the question was directed at him.  Another Blonde reporter asked Hurley what it will be like to get his money back. He said that he didn't want it back.

A Korean reporter asked Sun a question in Korean, to which one of the off-camera news reporters called out for a translation.  Sun restated the question in English, "Was Jin one of the two people who died on the island?" She somberly responded that no, he had never made it off the plane.

Kate was asked what it was like giving birth to Aaron on the Island, to which she replied that it was scary. The reporter followed up by challenging her version of the time line, noting that, at the time of the press conference, Aaron should have been almost five weeks old and thus Kate would have been six months pregnant when she was apprehended in Australia. Decker hastily cut off this line of questioning and explained that Kate's legal issues were not up for discussion.

When asked by a blonde reporter about the possibility that other survivors might yet be found, Sayid tersely replied, "No.  Absolutely not."

Aaron was present at the press conference held by Kate in her arms.

==Extended version==
After the air of There's No Place Like Home, Part 1, and a week before the There's No Place Like Home, Parts 2 & 3, ABC aired an enhanced episode of this, including an extended version of the press conferenece.

This version is also included as the standard press conference scene on the Season 4 DVD, replacing the original broadcasted one (the original version can be found on the '''Course of the Future The Definitive Flash Forwards''' feature).

The changes of this version are described below

Jack named the other three survivors as Boone Carlyle who died of massive internal injuries very soon after arrival on the Island;  "a woman named Libby" who also died within the first week; and Charlie Pace who drowned just a few weeks before they got off the Island.

When asked by a reporter if he was returning to his home country, Sayid answers he will not be returning to Iraq, saying "there is nothing for me in Iraq."

There's a part missing in this extended scene, and it is when a reporter asks about the healthy aspect of the O6 to Jack, which Hurley asks in response if the question was directed at him.



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== Removal of theory ==

Why did you remove my theory that Ben is the blindfolded man assaulted by Widmore (Ben's tape)?--UserChw2009 0904, 19 February 2009 (UTC)

== Ben's Time Lapse ==

*Ben turned the frozen wheel on December 30th, 2004.  He then appeared in Tunisia, with his wound from the wheel chamber still fresh and wearing the Halliwax jacket.  When he reached the hotel, he asked for the date, which was October 24th.  He had to clarify that the year was 2005, as he was not certain.  That is how the 10 month time lapse for Ben was calculated and firmly established. -UserDesmondFaraday

== Thanks ==

Thanks for cleaning up my horrible formatting of the thumbnails of Dan's journal and Caesar's papers on the Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham theories page. I'm still new to the fancier aspects of wiki formatting. it looks much better now.

== Ben's birth ==

Bear with me as I'm completely new to Lost theory. But it says that Ben was born 32 miles outside of Portland while his parents were hiking through a forest. Living in Portland and having gone on a few hikes, the only place that I could think of that's around 30 miles away is Eagle Creek, Oregon. I looked it up on Google maps and, just with generic directions, it's 28 miles away. Now, depending on how far they were into the hike and where she gave birth, this could, in theory, be Ben's birth place.

Just a thought.

== Archive ==
Hey. Hope I'm not out of line here, but I noticed the link to your talk page archive at the top of this page wasn't working. I took the liberty of fixing it, hope you don't mind. Cheers. ) {{UserJimbo the tubby/sig}} 0805, 19 June 2009 (UTC)

== Flaming bus UQ ==

Ben, please stop adding the flaming bus question to the UQ.  You've been told several times about this, and yet you continue to add that to the UQ. This has already been answered.  Thanks. --{{UserCTS/sig}} 2352, January 17, 2010 (UTC)
Topic addressed on your Talk page, CTS. UserBenjamin Linus 0126, January 18, 2010 (UTC)

Clearly you don't know what the words you use mean. At no point did anyone "flame" your page, but the issue was resolved months ago and you ended up banned for (among other things) ignoring consensus. You then come back and start adding it again; so yeah, I'm going to report it. I don't care that you changed your mind after your most recent post because somebody finally got through to you the issue had been resolved via consensus and you added it. Notice all I did was politely bring it to the attention of a SysOp, no flaming involved. As for your comment on my page, first off (assuming you live in the States (I don't)) you don't live in a democracy, you live in a republic. Secondly, Lostpedia is privately owned and you actually ''don't'' have freedom of speech on here (as evidenced by the fact that there are rules you have to follow). Furthermore, I claim that saying any woman is annoying simply because she's on her period is sexist. Whether the SysOps want to allow it or not is not my issue (if it were my site, I would), but I figured they deserved to have the final say. And finally, I'll look at any damn page I please, your user page included. Cheers. {{UserJimbo the tubby/sig}} 0408, January 18, 2010 (UTC)
Please don't sign posts in theories pages. I've been removing sigs from the {{ep}} theory page and a few of them were yours. The posts are great and I love some of you ideas, just don't sign them. LostpediaTheory_policy --{{UserGluphokquen gunih/sig}} 2332, 16 May 2008 (PDT)