Appearance in Ep. 4.01
Miles appeared in 4.01, not physically, but he was one of the people who communicated to the survivors via the satellite phone. He was the one who spoke to Kate, just before Naomi ambushed her. If you listen closely, you can tell it is Ken Leung and not Minkowski. He also sounds a lot less hospitable than Minkowski did. ~ Unfortunate
- However when Kate gave the phone to Naomi, i seem to remember her saying 'George' before she spoke to him. bjdharma 12:27, 21 February 2008 (PST)
Appearance in Ep. 3.14 ???
I was rewatching the Expose episode and during the plane crash sequence, a figure that resembles Miles jumps up and runs past Jin and Shannnon at around 9:23-:25. He is dressed all in blue denim. I've slowed this down and watched it a couple times and I can't say decisively one way or the other. Does anybody have better eyes? It would be a cool easter egg.--Znils 00:04, 23 February 2009 (UTC)
Based on the pattern of the find815 clue words, his full name is Miles Straume and and the article should be renamed accordingly. Dharmatel4 21:13, 23 January 2008 (PST)
- Rename because of the pattern. ShadowUltra 11:22, 25 January 2008 (PST)
- Rename I agree. -- 10:06, 26 January 2008 (PST)
- I know I'm a relative newb here (only edited once before), but have the ABC character name spellings ever been wrong? Because if you use "Miles Strom" as the spelling, it anagrams to "Mr. Time Loss". Similar to Mittelos. Krelnik 14:45, 9 February 2008 (PST)
In an interview from Entertainment Weekly reporter Jeff Jensen that was posted online today, Damon Lindelof says Miles' last name is Straum, not Straume. Since I assume anything Damon says is canon, can we make sure that EW didn't have a typo and leave off the last e, or thatt his last name is really Straum? Thanks.--Jeff 10:18, 21 February 2008 (PST)
- As you say, we can't discount the possibility of a typo and therefore without something else can't assume whats in EW is canon. Dharmatel4 10:50, 21 February 2008 (PST)
- That's correct; notice they also spelled Abaddon as Abbaddon at one point. -- 11:45, 21 February 2008 (PST)
Hate for Miles Straume
I HATE MILES. He needs to die. What is with this psychic power? I am not even slightly interested in the explanation of it anyway. Did anyone notice that he is the bag guy from Rush Hour? Bad guy once, bad guy again. Does anyone agree? --Rddswim 08:38, 8 February 2008 (EST)
- Is this relevant to the article at all? --Pyramidhead 19:48, 8 February 2008 (PST)
Well...i'm pretty sure this article is entitled Miles Straume. So, unless you are hindered with mental retardation, you can most likely tell that when the first three words of my statement are "I HATE MILES" that it is probably RELEVANT to an article with the title containing the name MILES. So the real question is not whether if my statement is relevant to the article, it is whether you are impeded by a mental disorder or maybe illiteration. You are probably a 40 year old who has nothing better to do than to criticize people on lostpedia.com to boot. --Rddswim 12:20, 10 February 2008 (EST)
- I don't care for miles either, but there is no need to insult other users about this. This is something that is not tolerated here or anywhere else. -- 09:33, 10 February 2008 (PST)
Agreed. Unless you're adding something to the discussion you should be saving this kind of behaviour for when you hang out with your pre-pube friends. On that note, my addition to this discussion is the allusion to maelstrom. A maelstrom (or malström/malstrøm in the scandinavian languages) is a very powerful whirlpool; a large, swirling body of water. Not sure how relevant this is to the character, but it seems like there could be a connection considering how the writer's like to play with names. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Brokenguerilla (talk • contribs) .
I have to agree that Miles' ability is a weak point for the series. So far, the joy of this show has come from the weirdness of the island; everything unexplainable has been on the island or in some way because of the island. Now we have this guy who comes from outside the island with the ability to speak with the dead and you know it's just a deus ex machina, they just made him up because they need someone with his abilities to help make some upcoming story element work. Everyone else is a normal person you might meet in the regular world - spinal surgeon, rock star, Korean hitman. But I've never met a real ghostbuster. I like the character, but his "powers" just feel a bit like a cop-out to me. Sithboy 15:19, 22 February 2008 (PST)
article needs to be unlocked and renamed
The last name is confirmed now. Dharmatel4 19:22, 7 February 2008 (PST)
The question where Miles got the photo of Ben from is irrelevant (and easily explainable: from their leader/Captain/employer) since they are there to find him and are likely to have a photo with them to identify him. You could just as well ask where they got their satellite phones from or the rest of the equipment. I guess it's supposed to say "where from" he got it not only "where" he got it. I vote for taking it off since answering it wouldn't reveal anything relevant to the story. Roger 15:37, 9 February 2008 (PST)
- The question should probably be rephrased, I think the main questions about the photo would be where this picture was taken, and how it got into Miles/his superior's possession. -- >: BLEF █ 11:53, 11 February 2008 (PST)
Miles doesn't know how to use his weapon
Miles is armed with a Colt M1911 45 auto. When he points his weapon at Jack and Kate the hammer is visibly down, in the un-cocked position. The M1911 is a single-action pistol, which means that unless the hammer is back, in the cocked position, the weapon won't fire. So Miles is pointing a non-operational gun at Jack and Kate. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Kmerchant (talk • contribs) 06:09, 11 February 2008. He may know how to use it but assume they don't. Maybe he just wants to scare them and has no intent to harm?
- It should be clear from Naomi's conversation with Abaddon that Miles is not "field trained", so it shouldn't be surprising that he doesn't know how to handle a weapon. Of course, he might know very well how to handle his weapon, and he's only using it to intimidate at that point.--Bonefishj0e 20:00, 23 February 2008 (PST)
There is an unanswered question about whether Miles will survive the grenade-in-the-mouth thing. IMHO, the grenade is a fake. Locke wouldn't risk killing a valuable prisoner, he's gonna need to extract informations about the Freighter. I'm convinced that he put a fake or disarmed grenade just to scare the hell out of him.--Lauridsen77 14:40, 9 March 2008 (PDT)
- Thats just your opinion though. As far as we are aware that is a live grenade until proved otherwise 14:42, 9 March 2008 (PDT)
Miles's status was recently changed to "Uncertain". He was alive last time we saw him, and the last time he was mentioned Locke said he was bringing him food. Nobody at the Barracks heard the grenade go off. Shouldn't he remain status-alive until we have evidence to suggest otherwise?--Bonefishj0e 08:40, 11 March 2008 (PDT)
- Yes. Otherwise, every character that hasn't been seen for an episode would be labeled "uncertain". Rose and Bernard would practically never be alive. Robert K S (PDT)
- We now know that Miles is very much alive. For the time being.--DeepForestGreen 11:18, 8 May 2008 (PDT)
Straume i not a city in Norway, it's a small village with 4.000 inhabitants. I am a native speaker, and it's not a Norwegian word called "straume", and it does not mean punishment! where do you get this? It must be removed. User:Benlinus 13:59, 21 March 2008 (PDT)
what actor plays Miles?
Has anyone been able to identify the (huge) watch Miles has on his wrist? That would make for a really good piece of trivia. --Wstryder 10:34, 28 March 2008 (PDT)
Answer: The watch Mile's wears is a Red Monkey Designs Super Nova Diver Band with White GT face and can be bought here: http://www.redmonkeydesigns.com/store/product_info.php?cPath=2_135&products_id=524 hauz3d 11:40, 25 May 2011 (EST)
Remove Unfounded UQ
The following UQ is unfounded: "If Miles has spiritual abilities, why can't he understand the whispers?" What whispers are these? The whispers from Rousseau and Karl's bodies? I think it was quite clear that he DID understand those whispers. I propose this UQ is removed.--Salvora 18:24, 7 May 2008 (PDT)
I'm not sure how I feel about the question "Why is Miles confused about why he's getting a nosebleed?" If someone can point to a quote where he states his confusion about the matter within, say, three days, I'll keep it. Otherwise, I'll be removing it. If he really was confused, and not just acting that way, then it can be moved to a blooper for that episode. It's obvious he knows he has been on the island before. For now, I'll just clarify the question to see if anyone else likes it/takes umbrage. Amber1713 04:29, 17 April 2009 (UTC)
- He knows he's been on the Island before, sure, but I think it was implied that he only learned that fact after seeing his mother in the cafeteria. Lara only told him his father was somewhere he should never go ... that could be lots of places. So, in his personnal timeline, I think Miles had no idea what was up with the nosebleeds in relation to the time spent on the island, at the time. --LeoChris 04:36, 17 April 2009 (UTC)
- Yes, we now know that he was on the Island before but this does not necessarily mean that he experienced the nosebleeding. This is what the UQ suggest. So, it is really not a valid UQ and it is leading.--Messenger 06:27, 17 April 2009 (UTC)
Thanks for the clarifications, guys! I think that pretty much covers the question and its answer: he was confused because he believed he hadn't been on the island. I think that settles the matter pretty solidly, so I'll remove the UQ pending any brilliant alternate theories regarding why he was confused. Amber1713 15:31, 17 April 2009 (UTC)
When the nosebleeds started, it started with Charlotte. Fairday suggested his therory that it was based on how long that someone had been on the island. Miles' responce was confusion and said (paraphrasing) that he'd never been there before, or that this was his first time on the island. Later last weeks episode he told Hurley that he knew 3 days after being on the island. I presummed he ran across the rambling of his father in his search of the dead on the island. It might be a blooper I misinterpreted the time line. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Malirnancy (talk • contribs) 2009-04-17T09:17:19.
From what I understand, he meant he knew after three days of being with the DI, not after three days on the island. He knew when he saw his mother standing behind him in line-- an occurence unlikely to happen outside of the 1970s. Remember, the nosebleeds all stopped once they reached a firm point in time-- the DI in the 70s. Amber1713 04:40, 18 April 2009 (UTC)
Who's your daddy?
Miles has met all of the main characters, since we know het can talk with dead people. He has never met Desmond, Sun, Walt. He really met Jack, Kate, Locke, Sawyer, Claire, Jin, Daniel, charlotte, Ben, Juliet, Sayid, michael. He talked with dead people and that are Ana lucia, Eko, Libby, Boone shannon, charlie, nikki, Paulo.
That's my theorie.
I forget Hurley. He met Hurley also.
Miles does not communicate with spirits but rather can communicate with that individual in another timeline (once they are dead). Somehow Miles acts as a mediator between space/time dimensions. Perhaps due to the qualities of the island (electromagnetism or something) he does not need his vacuum looking machine to do this. He probably got this ability from something his father, Pierre Chang, did. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by HERBS ARE MY CONSTANT (talk • contribs) 2009-03-25T10:26:52.
Date of birth
Why was Miles born in March? I thought he was three months old in July… and the timeline says he was born in April. Nico 01:47, 3 August 2009 (UTC)
- I have changed it to May, but you are correct it could also be April depending on how late in July the events of season 5 take place. --D Toccs 11:50, July 5, 2010 (UTC)
Miles does appear in Season 6 so I am changing the timeline under his picture. Aryattack 21:03, February 7, 2010 (UTC)
Women leaving on the sub to give birth
I can't find any reference to this occuring in the Pregancy page. The pregnancy issue doesn't appear to occur until at least after Ethan's birth on the Island in 1977, which as noted seems un-extraordinary to the Dharma Initiative. The Others might well have resorted to this tactic, but I don't find any evidence that the D.I. had that practice. If there was a mysterious danger related to pregnancies, it's inconsistent that infants (like Miles) would be returned to the Island quickly. Duncan905 01:47, March 12, 2010 (UTC)
- The doctor explained that all pregnant women in the DHARMA Initiative left the Island to give birth in "LaFleur". All the suspense from that episode's latter half came from the fact that the audience "knew" that women die in childbirth on the Island, making Juliet's victory in bringing about a successful delivery all the more significant. Obviously the DHARMA Initiative's policy was born out of a desire for better medical facilities and expertise available on the mainland, rather than on whatever was plaguing the Others in 2004. 14:46, April 19, 2010 (UTC)
UQ:Why was his name crossed out from the Candidates list?
I think this can be answered by assuming it was crossed out as a result of Bram not being able to recruit him. Bram worked for Ilana, who worked for Jacob. Miles declined, and so Jacob crossed his name off. It's not a definite answer, so I thought I'd post it here first. Thoughts? --Jf518 02:29, October 10, 2010 (UTC)
- This is a decent theory, but it's just a theory, not a definite answer. It would be good to add to the theories page. --Celebok 14:00, October 11, 2010 (UTC)