Daliz wrote:What I'm wondering is, why is the Experiment called the Experiment? Or Experiment Model like in Ep1/2. "Experiment" points to something man-made, the cliche of experiment-gone-wrong, a-bomb experiment?
If the Experiment is somehow the ultimate evil/mother of BOB/something like that, then wouldn't she (it?) be an older entity than a (supposedly recent, definitely not ancient) scientific experiment?
I always thought the evil we're dealing with in TP is centuries old.
Maybe the experiment is just an experiment of trying to trap/control/study this source of evil.
I think the black lodge is an ancient evil, but maybe BOB is young comparatively.
Calling that creature "the experiment" does make me think that maybe she is an anthropomorphized nuclear bomb. And she gave birth to BOB, who is "the evil that men do." When BOB later took up residence in the Black Lodge, the rest of the spirits had trouble controlling him.
Of course, with the first appearance of The Experiment we assumed that she was somehow a result of an experiment with the box. Maybe we're doing something similar here, assuming that the bomb test is the experiment that created The Experiment, when maybe The Experiment was created by something much older. Maybe it's a creation born of man 'experimenting' with anything new, such as technology. Or fire.
Or maybe it's an experimental creation of some greater power, like the Giant?
Or maybe the name is a red herring.