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What is up with the #47?

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    Aragorn64468

    [1]Oct 10, 2008
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    Did any of the writers or producers ever say what the importance of the number 47 was since it shows up all over the place?
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    iamralphiam

    [2]Oct 12, 2008
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    The significance of #47 is just that its significant to the show Alias. J.J. Abrams puts numbers in his works, wiether or not it means anything will prolly be a mystery forever, but it doesnt mean anything in terms to the show.
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    Page_47

    [3]Oct 14, 2008
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    The importance of 47 is really best explained on its very own wikipedia page:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forty-seven

    They go over a lot of the good stuff there, like the belief that it is the most commonly occurring prime number. This is also a belief I read in one of my books about Firefly, where they say that there's a lot of 47s in both that show and even Buffy, though I can't say I noticed them there.

    I'm so going to join the 47 community (see the wiki page)
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    acero47

    [4]Oct 15, 2008
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    I think it was also used a lot in a few of the Star Trek series. Honestly, the whole idea of 47 is why it's part of my username.
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    hrgaffney

    [5]Nov 27, 2008
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    Actually it also turned up in a recent episode of J J Abrams latest series - Fringe.
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    Page_47

    [6]Nov 28, 2008
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    And it's in Cloverfield.
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