Twin Peaks Usenet Archive

Subject: Re: The Message
From: (Muffy Barkocy)
Date: 1990-10-09, 07:41

In article <> writes:
   In article , yacullo@remus.rutgers
   edu (Mike Yacullo) writes:
   > Has anyone considered the possibility that the message Bobby's father
   > showed Cooper was NOT from outer space, but rather some 'unseen
   > force/personna/whatever'  had simply used Mr. Briggs computer to send
   > a message?
   I agree, and think that it could just be a way of the Giant proving his
   validity to Coop.  Hopefully, we'll solve the third clue this forthcoming
   episode, and then the Giant will tell Coop the really GOOD stuff!

Indeed, it is very likely that the message was added after the
transmission was received.  The entire printout contained slash,
letter, digit, digit, digit, slash, etc.  There weren't any other
combinations of letters that I could see (someone could check this by
freeze-framing, if you care).  So, it seems that none of the space-noise
is being translated into anything resembling words.  If this is true,
and all the noise becomes these letter-and-three-digit symbols, there
would be no way of sending a signal which would become the message to
Cooper.  On the other hand, it would be trivial (well, comparatively) to
insert the appropriate characters into the file which was printed or
into the data being sent to the printer -- probably into the file, since
I would think that would be the first thing they would check...that the
printout matched what was printed.