January 7, 2010

TVOvermind Interview with LOST Producer/Writer Gregg Nations

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By Jon Lachonis, TV Overmind
We all know Gregg Nations as the ‘head librarian’ of building 23. He’s the guy who make sure the plot holes are closed. He could be the only person on earth who knows where Locke’s compass came from. He is also the creator of Lost University, which is already being hailed as one of the best examples out there of what BD Live technology is capable of. Gregg spoke with TVOvermind about the development of Lost University, and what the future may hold for the project. Read more...

January 8, 2010

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Lostpedia!

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By CTS, Lostpedia staff
Well, we are in the midst of the holiday season and fastly approaching the end of 2009. 2010 will soon be here, and with it, the sixth and final season of LOST! We are in the waning days of the last hiatus of LOST, and the sixth and final season is on the horizon which means that Lostpedia will soon be in full throttle, giving you the lastest updates, articles, and news from the Lost universe. I hope that everyone here has a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!!! Read more...

January 19, 2010

iTunes Gives Away LOST Content
By Sam McPherson, Lostpedia staff / TVOvermind

The sixth season of LOST draws nearer. Come the new year, there will be thirty-three days until the two-hour sixth season premiere airs on ABC. While it's certainly going to be the most memorable episode of LOST yet, iTunes wants to make sure that you don't forget the rest of what's gone on in the Lostiverse. That's why, for a limited time, they've added some free downloadable LOST content to their store. Read More...

January 30, 2010

The Final Season Sweepstakes

ABC is presenting an opportunity to be among the first to see exclusive footage of the opening of Season 6. 815 winners will receive an exclusive message in a bottle with the opening scene to the final season premiere... days before it premieres. This is a great way for ABC to stimulate excitement for what will be an epic premiere of Season 6. Although, if I was one of the 815 winners, I'm not sure I'd want to read the opening prior to watching it on TV. I think part of the excitement and shock is going to be watching the opening on TV come February, 2nd 2010. Either way, it would be pretty cool to be among the first to get the exclusive opening scene prior to February 2nd. Read More...

February 1, 2010

Q&A: 'Lost' producers discuss emotional final season
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From The Live Feed, thrfeed.com

Get ready to return to the island one last time: The final season of ABC's "Lost" is going to be an emotionally intense journey that harks back to previous highlights of the series, with the ideological battle between Jack Shephard and John Locke taking center stage.
By the time most major network shows cross the finish line, they're limping in the ratings and creatively exhausted, wrung out by networks and producers trying to mine just a few more hours. With "Lost" producers having persuaded ABC to set 2010 as a series end date years ago, the hit drama is going into its final lap with level of fan anticipation rarely seen for the ending cycle of a broadcast show. Read More...

March 1, 2010

Fans Rejoice: “LOST defeated the State of the Union today!”
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by Jake Tapper and Karen Travers, ABC News

Fans of ABC’s “Lost” can breathe a sigh of relief. The millions of viewers eagerly waiting to see what happened to Juliet, Jack, and the Swan station at the end of last season’s cliff-hanger no longer have to worry that the answers to their questions will be delayed because of President Obama’s first State of the Union address.
President Obama will not pre-empt the premiere of the show’s final season, set to air on Tuesday Feb. 2, the White House said today (video). Read More...

January 19, 2010

Lostpedia chats with the Washington Post.
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by Sam McPherson, Lostpedia Staff

At 2 P.M. ET on Wednesday, January 20, Lostpedia administrators Sam McPherson and Paul Kerton will join Washington Post's LOST bloggers Jan Chaney and Liz Kelly for "The LOST Hour," a live chat that will not only center on season six, but will also take a look at all the pop culture references throughout LOST's run, something that Lostpedia has notoriously documented. Read More...

January 30, 2010

Season 6 and Complete Collection DVD/Blu-Ray announced
by Blue eagle islander, Lostpedia staff

News is emerging about the release of two exciting new additions to a Lost fan's DVD or Blu-Ray collection. TVShowsonDVD.com and other sources have revealed some details about the Season 6 DVD, as well as announcing Lost: The Complete Collection, both apparently slated for release on August 24, 2010. Follow our articles on the Season 6 set and the Complete Collection set on the Lostpedia wiki for updates as they come. Read More...

February 1, 2010

Surprise fan reaction to leaked 'Lost' hour
Many viewers refusing to watch online, waiting for TV airing
James Hibberd, THR.com

The first hour of the final season of ABC's "Lost" has leaked online, and the reaction is not what industry insiders expected.

Though preview content for heavily serialized dramas such as "Lost" are typically and frantically consumed online by fans, the sixth season of the ABC hit has managed to build such an epic level of anticipation that many fans are doing the unthinkable: refusing to watch the leaks. Read More...

March 1, 2010

Is Matthew Fox the new Tiger Woods?
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Sam McPherson, TVOvermind/Lostpedia staff

Lost fans have seen too much scandal. There have been the numerous DUI's, which some have linked to the firing of actors from the show. There has been the allegation that Henry Ian Cusick, who plays Scotsman Desmond Hume on the show, sexually harassed a former crew member. But now, of course, the latest scandal has appeared, and this time the accusatory finger is pointing at actor Matthew Fox. Read More...

March 3, 2010

ABC invites fans to make finale promo
Ultimate Fan Promo Contest has grand prize of trip to L.A.
Robert K S, Lostpedia staff

U.S.-resident Lost fans 18 or older can use either ABC's Flash-based online "mash-up" editing tool or their own video editing tools to produce and submit their own 35-second promo for the Lost finale episode scheduled to air May 23, 2010. The contest deadline is March 21, 2010. ABC.com users will vote from among 5 finalists selected by contest judges. The winning promo will air on TV and will earn its creator a trip to Los Angeles to attend the series’ special finale party on May 13. Press Release... · Read More...

March 8, 2010

Lost composer wins Oscar gold
Michael Giacchino wins Best Original Score for Up
Robert K S, Lostpedia staff

Thanking his father for the childhood gift of an old wind-up 8 mm movie camera that had been languishing unused in a drawer, the maestro of the Lost baton concluded one of the most inspirational speeches of this year's Oscar night telecast by urging youngsters everywhere, "If you want to be creative, get out there and do it. It's not a waste of time." Giacchino also composed the scores for Lost co-creator J.J. Abrams's 2009 redux of Star Trek and the 2008 Speed Racer film that starred Matthew Fox. Read More...

March 16, 2010

Pre-Order LOST: The Complete Collection
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Sam McPherson, TVOvermind/Lostpedia staff

If you've been saving your pennies for the big LOST complete series set, you might need a few less pennies than you thought. Back in January, I posted that the 38-disc (36 for Blu-Ray) set would be $230 for the DVD and $280 for Blu-Ray. That was quite a bit higher than the actual prices, I'm happy to tell you. Instead, you're looking at more around a $150/$200 for DVD/Blu-Ray sets. And the best part about all of it? You can pre-order the sets right now, to be delivered when they hit shelves on August 24. Read More...

March 29, 2010

In the end, Lost asks big money of advertisers
$850,000-$950,000 the going rate for May 23 finale ad spots
Robert K S, Lostpedia staff

While ABC has kept silent on the issue, according to media buyers, the network will be charging advertisers around $900,000 for 30-second ad spots during the Lost series finale episode. The rate still doesn't top the rate records set by the finales of mega-sitcoms Everybody Loves Raymond (2005), Seinfeld (1998), and Friends (2004), which commanded $1.3, $1.8 and $2.3 million for 30-second ad spots, respectively, or M*A*S*H, which in 1983 charged nearly $960,000 after adjustment for inflation. Read More...

Yunjin Kim marries her manager
Robert K S, Lostpedia staff

A representative for Lost actress Yunjin Kim has confirmed that she wed her boyfriend Jeong Hyeok Park in Hawaii yesterday. The groom has been her manager since 2002. It is likely that the wedding took place the day after the bride filmed her final scenes as Sun-Hwa Kwon for the series finale. Read More...

April 8, 2010

Terry O'Quinn and Michael Emerson Shopping New Series
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Sam McPherson, TVOvermind/Lostpedia staff

LOST is a show known for its large ensemble cast, all of whom are top-notch actors. However, it's a truth universally acknowledged that Terry O'Quinn and Michael Emerson form the top tier of that cast. But with the end of LOST, will we ever see those two fantastic actors share the screen together? The answer isn't quite a yes; it's more of a strong maybe. But all television fans know that a strong maybe is much better than a no, especially when it comes to television series as epic as the one that O'Quinn is shopping around to TNT. Read More...

Wikipedia Founder to Petition J.J. Abrams for More Lost
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Sam McPherson, TVOvermind/Lostpedia staff

Unless you're a hardcore internet surfer, you've probably never heard of Jimmy Wales. But chances are, you've heard of his creation, something that has fundementally changed the internet forever. I'm talking about Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia that Wales co-created along with Larry Sanger.
But now, Wales (pictured left) is hoping to have an impact on television. The entrepreneur, also a member of the Lost fansite Lostpedia, recently posted a blog stating that he wanted more Lost. However, unlike most fans who complain about the end of the series, Wales actually has the power to do something about it: he knows J.J. Abrams. (See Also...), Read More...

April 11, 2010

ABC extends finale to whopping 5 hours
Robert K S, Lostpedia staff

The Lost finale event will dominate the ABC programming schedule on Sunday, May 23, 2010: while the finale proper remains at a running time of about 2 hours, ABC has announced that the 1-hour recap clip show will be extended to two full hours, running from 7-9 PM. A Jimmy Kimmel Live! one-hour finale special "Lost: After the Final Rose" will also air that evening after the local news and will be dedicated to the show, which host Kimmel has frequently cited as his favorite. Read More...

April 13, 2010

LOST Will Go on One-Week Hiatus
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Sam McPherson, TVOvermind/Lostpedia staff

LOST's sixth season might be losing a little bit of momentum as it approaches the show's final batch of episodes. Episode fourteen of the season will not air on April 27 as previously expected. Instead, it will be pushed back a week and will air on May 4, two weeks after episode thirteen, which will air April 20. So what will be airing in that timeslot on April 27? No, it's not some major event like the Olympics or a Presidential address. They'll simply be replaying episode nine of the season, "Ab Aeterno." I mean, sure, it's a good episode, but do we really want to see that instead of a new episode? Of course not. Like Charlie, we'll be jonesing for a fix before those two weeks are up. But what this means for the last few episodes of LOST will actually be a series first, though. Read More...

April 20, 2010

Finalists Announced for the Ultimate "Lost" Fan Promo Contest
Jabberwock, Lostpedia staff

ABC has announced the finalists and opened voting for the fan promo contest. Congratulations to the finalists: "Convergence" by Sam Balcomb, "The LOST Life" by Andy Kelemen, "Questions" by Meghan O'Donnell, "The Obsession" by Danny Simonzad, and "Going Home" by John Sweeney. Fans can vote once per day through the end of Friday, April 23, 2010. The winning promo which will air on the ABC Television Network the week prior to the highly anticipated finale on May 23, 2010. Read More...

Lostpedia Wants to Help You Plan Your Finale Party
Lost party guide
Sam McPherson, TVOvermind/Lostpedia staff

LOST's series finale is just a little over a month away, and it's time to start planning how you're going to watch the finale. Will you be watching it like me, alone so you can absorb the historic episode without the distractions of others? Or will you be watching it like so many fans: in style, surrounded by friends and fellow fans? If you're planning for the latter, Lostpedia is willing to help you out. The fansite has put together a "Party Planner" page to help you sort through what would help make your final excursion to the Island a fun and memorable one. Read More...

April 22, 2010

LOST LIVE: The Final Celebration
Staff, uclalive.org

Oscar® winning composer Michael Giacchino will conduct a live orchestral performance, featuring the iconic music of “Lost,” at UCLA’s Royce Hall on Thursday, May 13, to celebrate the upcoming series finale. The concert will also feature appearances by LOST cast members, including Nestor Carbonell, Michael Emerson, and Jorge Garcia. In addition, a special preview of the penultimate episode will be screened immediately after the concert. Tickets on sale through Ticketmaster and UCLA Central Ticket Office on Friday, April 23. Read More...

April 25, 2010

It's over: production wraps
Twitter, Facebook herald end of an era
Robert K S, Lostpedia staff

Multiple inside sources are reporting that Lost completed shooting in Hawaii early yesterday, Saturday, April 24, 2010, exactly six years after filming was completed on the show's pilot. On his Twitter page, Damon Lindelof reported that director Jack Bender had notified him of the finish at 6 AM Pacific time by telephone. Meanwhile, actor Jorge Garcia received an outpouring of support from fans on the Facebook page for popular podcast Geronimo Jack's Beard after that page's status was updated with the simple, solemn message, "And that's a wrap, folks". Work on post-production of the finale, set to air May 23, continues in Los Angeles. Read More...

April 26, 2010

Lost Weekend Fan Party
Staff, thefuselage.com

Lost fans from all over the world will be descending on the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel in Hollywood, CA for the Lost Weekend Fan Party. This event is being held the weekend of May 14-16, 2010. The main event, on Saturday, May 15th, from 7:00 p.m. to midnight, features a charity silent auction and a Chinese auction. Fans will bid on Lost memorabilia donated by the Lost cast, creative team and fans. All proceeds from the auction will benefit the Children's Defense Fund-California, the favorite charity of Lost creator J.J. Abrams. Previous Lost fan parties raised as much as $5000 for the CDF, and were attended by Lost producers, writers, and actors. Lost Weekend is sponsored by Lost Radio and The Fuselage. Read More...

May 5, 2010

ABC expands 'Lost' finale by extra half-hour!

There's more "Lost" left than you think.
The producers of ABC's hit drama have shot so much crucial material for the show's hugely anticipated series finale that the network has agreed to extend the last episode by an extra half hour.
When the "Lost" finale airs on Sunday, May 23rd, the episode will run from 9 to 11:30 p.m ET. The overrun will push back local news, with the previously announced "Jimmy Kimmel Live: Aloha to Lost" post-finale special now airing at 12:05 a.m. ABC is expected to announce the plan on tonight's episode of Kimmel. Read More...

Get Free Tickets to See Jorge Garcia Live on Lopez Tonight
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Sam McPherson, TVOvermind/Lostpedia staff

TBS wants you to be able to see Jorge Garcia live and in person. How are they going to manage that? Well, they're giving away free tickets to the May 12 show, which will film in L.A. If you've had dreams of being in a live studio audience, you can mix those with dreams of seeing Jorge Garcia in person. TBS is looking to give away 100 – 200 free tickets to the studio, and you can get yours online through Lostpedia. Read More...

May 6, 2010

Times Talks Live: LOST
Staff, fathomevents.com

Go behind the scenes of the hit series - Live in HD at a movie theater near you

Don't miss this compelling in-depth conversation with the masterminds behind ABC’s “Lost.” Hear executive producer Carlton Cuse and co-creator/executive producer Damon Lindelof reveal the challenges of crafting a finale that satisfies themselves as storytellers, and the show’s legion of fans.

They will be interviewed by New York Times entertainment editor Lorne Manly and the event will be broadcast Live via satellite from The TimesCenter in New York for only one night, on Thursday, May 20, at 8 pm ET / 7 pm CT / 6 pm MT and tape delayed at 8 pm PT exclusively to select movie theaters across the U.S. and Canada.

May 15, 2010

Thumbs Up for 'Across the Sea'
CTS, Lostpedia staff

Finally, we have ANSWERS. But answers, no matter what they are, are going to disappoint some people. And after the airing of "Across the Sea," some Lost fans and critics spoke out in frustration and disappointment of the mysteries that were explained. There have been some poor reviews and reactions from fans and critics alike. Personally, I think this is one of the best episodes ever; it is a very well-written and well-crafted Lost episode. The mythology of Jacob and MIB is explored and uncovered brilliantly. Read More...

May 20, 2010

Too-long Lost finale episode will be eligible for Emmys
TV Academy votes to exempt show from the rules
Robert K S, Lostpedia staff

Emmy eligibility rules state that the maximum length of Emmy-eligible TV episodes is 88 minutes (without commercials), but "The End", airing this Sunday, is 17 minutes too long. However, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Board of Governors voted last night to give the show a 1-time exemption. Such a "commonsense thinking" bending of the rules is not unprecedented and allows the episode to be considered for acting, directing and other individual honors. Read More...

May 23, 2010

"The End" is nigh
North America settles in to watch Lost finale
Robert K S, Lostpedia staff

From coast to coast (and even on a few islands), Lost fans and the people who love them are cracking open DHARMA-themed beer cans and sitting down to the most anticipated night of television in years—perhaps ever. Tonight, six years of the most intriguing television in the medium's history will come to an end, in a two-and-a-half hour episode aptly titled "The End". It will be preceded by a recap show "Lost: The Final Journey" and followed by a Jimmy Kimmel Live! special, "Aloha to Lost". Read More...

May 28, 2010

Lost finale ratings good, not great
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Robert K S, Lostpedia staff

An average 13.5 million viewers tuned in to watch the American airing of the 2.5-hour Lost finale, "The End", last Sunday. It was the highest-rated program that evening, but fell far short of matching the viewership numbers posted by the finales of such shows as M*A*S*H (well over 100 million), Seinfeld (76 million), Friends (52 million), and even ALF (21.7 million). By comparison, the American Idol season finale, that show's lowest-rated since its first season, had nearly double the number of Lost's finale viewers, with 24.2 million. And though it was the highest-rated Lost episode in two years, the finale viewership numbers were also well below the show's average viewership during Season 1, which was around 19 million per episode. The viewership numbers are not significantly increased even taking into account online viewings on ABC.com and the record number of torrent downloads, which only numbered in the single-digit millions. Read More...

May 31, 2010

Review - LOST, Season 6
Sam McPherson, TVOvermind/Lostpedia staff

No season of television has ever been scrutinized so closely as LOST's sixth season has. From the premiere, "LA X," to the finale, "The End," the season was pored over by fans eager to know how one of television's greatest mysteries would end. And, when the end finally rolled around, it was the most controversial series finale since Tony Soprano cut to black back in 2007. That is to say, it has garnered the most polarized opinions I've ever seen. For season six, you either loved it or you hated it, and that applies doubly to "The End." Personally, I loved it. I can already hear about half of you groaning in disgust. But before you move your cursor up to that X, hear me out: I'm not naive about the season. You won't be seeing a big red A+ at the end of this article. Season six had some flaws and faults, but those didn't really affect my enjoyment of the season as a whole. Read More...

Josh Holloway might be a Marvel Avenger
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Sam McPherson, TVOvermind/Lostpedia staff

Everyone knows him as Sawyer, the wisecracking, acerbic con man with a heart of gold. But now that Sawyer's (and LOST's) storyline has ended, actor Josh Holloway might just be moving on to a bigger job: superhero movies. Holloway is in talks for a lead role in an as-yet unknown film: "Apparently there’s been talk between Marvel and his group to play a “lead” role in an upcoming Marvel film. We mention a “lead” role because these bigger actors often won’t sign “retainers”, meaning everything should be 100% locked (character, film, etc) for Josh once he’s signed the dotted line." Read More...

June 6, 2010

Knowing LOST Fanfic Launches
Sam McPherson, Lostpedia staff

Today is the premiere of Knowing LOST, a fan-created project that is a "fan fiction" in every sense of the word. Knowing LOST is a project designed to celebrate the entire fandom, from the podcasters to the bloggers, from the spoiler debates to the finale arguments. How do I know? Because I created it. It's been a collaborative effort between several members of the fan community and myself. While the first episode, "Irony Is the Sincerest Form of Fate," is written entirely by me, as the series progresses, more writers will come in and write episodes. Knowing LOST tells the story of two fans of the series. Both love LOST, but in completely opposite ways. After attending Jay and Jack's finale party in Los Angeles, the two venture back to the east coast by plane — but they don't make it. Instead, they wake up on the Island on September 22, 2004... Read More...

June 29, 2010

Nestor Carbonell Joins Psych
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Sam McPherson, TVOvermind/Lostpedia staff

Just because Richard Alpert's finally showing age doesn't mean that Nestor Carbonell is. In fact, Carbonell, who appeared in thirty episodes of the acclaimed series LOST (and is even getting a bit of Emmy buzz for his role), is moving right along to other projects. You'll next be able to see Carbonell on USA's Psych. Carbonell has been cast in the role of Declan Rand, a criminal profiler who over the course of two episodes will shape up to be Shawn’s professional – as well as romantic – rival. Read More...

July 6, 2010

Henry Ian Cusick Goes to Law & Order: SVU
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Sam McPherson, TVOvermind/Lostpedia staff

Let me clarify: Henry Ian Cusick has signed onto another show. Law & Order: SVU will be the home of the time-travelling Scotsman for at least two episodes in the fall, according to TV Guide. Cusick will apparently be playing the recurring role of graphic artist Erik Weber. Who is Weber? In the Law & Order world, you're usually either a victim or a perp, but executive producer Neal Baer says Cusick's Weber will be neither. Read More...

July 8, 2010

LOST Receives 13 Emmy Nominations
Jabberwock, Lostpedia staff

LOST picked up 12 Emmy nominations this year and a 13th for Mysteries of the Universe. Congratulations to the cast and crew of Lost! The Emmys will be broadcast on NBC Sunday, August 29th at 8PM ET / 5PM PT.

Outstanding Drama Series
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Matthew Fox as Jack
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Michael Emerson as Ben
Terry O'Quinn as the Man in Black/John Locke
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series
Elizabeth Mitchell as Juliet "The End"
Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse for "The End"
Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series
Jack Bender for "The End"
Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series
Stephen Semel, Mark J. Goldman, Christopher Nelson, Henk Van Eeghan for "The End"
Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series
"The End"
Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (One-Hour)
"The End"
Outstanding Art Direction for a Single-Camera Series
"Ab Aeterno"
Outstanding Music Composition for a Series
Michael Giacchino for "The End"
Outstanding Special Class Programs
ABC's LOST Presents: Mysteries Of The Universe - The Dharma Initiative

Full list of nominations:

Feb 17, 2011

NBC Picks Up J.J. Abrams’ Emerson/O’Quinn Show
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Crit Obara, TVOvermind

NBC has picked up another Abrams project and given it a pilot commitment. That’s right, it’s the much talked about show that features ex-castaways Terry O’Quinn and Michael Emerson. The show has been described as a comedic drama, was said to have the working title Odd Jobs and will feature the two men as former black ops agents. The report states that Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec (Alias) are writers and executive producers and Abrams and Bryan Burk are also executive producers. Read More...


Birmingham-Southern College students take class based on 'Lost' TV series
Greg Garrison, The Birmingham News

Birmingham-Southern College's January term is full of unusual offerings, including a class called "Lost: My Religion," which plays off the cult-hit TV series "Lost," that went off the air in 2010. During class, BSC Chaplain Jack Hinnen lectures on moral and religious lessons and parallels. "We cheapen religion when we try to boil meaning down to just what happened," he said. It's more about finding meaning through stories, just as Jesus taught through parables, Hinnen said... Read More...

A Lostpedia Administrator Takes a LOST Class: Week 2
Sam McPherson, TVOvermind/Lostpedia staff

I've written thousands of words about LOST on both Lostpedia and TVOvermind, and still it was really difficult to write my first paper about the series. I struggled with what the subject of my paper would be as soon as I got the assignment. There was just so much I wanted to write about. The subject of the paper was simple: take a theme from LOST, find religious implications to that theme, and write a paper about it. For me at least, that's much harder than it sounds... Read More...

New Book LOST Thought Hits Shelves Today
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Sam McPherson, TVRage/Lostpedia staff

It's been a little over a year and a half since LOST went off the air, but the series has remained polarizing amongst fans (and former fans). The discussion regarding the series is still very much alive. That's the reason for the new essay anthology book LOST Thought, which hit shelves on February 29. Edited by (and featuring contributions from) Pearson Moore (LOST Humanity, LOST Identity), the book is a compilation of essays about the show, featuring entries from some of the biggest names from the LOST community. Jo Garfein (JOpinionated), Erika Olsen (Long Live Locke), Ryan Ozawa (The Transmission), Andy Page (DarkUFO), Sarah Clarke Stuart (Literary LOST), and Nikki Stafford (Finding LOST) are all figures of the LOST community contributing to the book. Lostpedia administrator, TVOvermind contributing editor, and TVRage contributing news editor Sam McPherson also contributed a rather thought-provoking piece about Egyptian themes in LOST, but he doesn't like to brag... Read More...

I Pretty Much Wanted to Die - The Origins of LOST
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The origins of Lost, as told by the people who made it, in an exclusive first serial excerpt from The Revolution Was Televised

The story of Lost makes no sense.

And by that I don't mean the story on the show — though this is the point where you can feel free to insert jokes about the numbers, the outrigger shootout, or the reasons why Walt was "special" — but the story of how Lost itself got made.

The creation of Lost defies nearly everything we know about how successful television shows — or great ones — are made. The idea for Lost came not from a writer, but a network executive. The first writer on the project got fired. The replacement creative team had a fraction of the usual time to write, cast, and produce a pilot episode. The executive who had championed the show was himself fired before it ever aired. One of the two creators all but quit the moment the pilot was finished. Nearly every creative decision at the start of the show was made under the assumption that it would never succeed. Everyone believed it was too weird, too dense, too unusual to work. And it may have been. But it worked, anyway. Read More...


J.J. Abrams to direct next Star Wars film
The Guardian

J.J. Abrams will direct the next Star Wars film, Disney has confirmed after days of speculation, giving hope to many long-suffering fans who were disappointed by the past three installments in the iconic franchise. The announcement was greeted with celebrations on online networks by the films' army of enthusiasts who have already watched Abrams rescue the aging Star Trek series with a high-grossing prequel in 2009. The 46-year-old made his name with TV shows Alias and Lost and earned his stripes as a director of effects-laden blockbusters with Super 8, Mission: Impossible III and another widely expected Star Trek film Star Trek Into Darkness, due out later this year. Read More...


PaleyFest 2014 Includes 10th Anniversary LOST Reunion

The Paley Center has announced the initial lineup for the 31st Annual Paley Television Festival, which honors the best in television with enlightening and entertaining panels for various TV shows. The headliner this year seems to be a 10th anniversary reunion panel for Lost, which is sure to be a fascinating watch. Also part of the lineup is a farewell panel for How I Met Your Mother, a reunion for the cast of Veronica Mars, and panels for current series Orange Is the New Black, Mad Men, Parks and Recreation, Veep, Masters of Sex, Community, and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Read More...

The LOST Creators Come Clean

Ten years later, they talk about their mistakes, their successes, the worst episode, and why we're all still talking about this damn show. Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse are seated around the infamous hatch from Lost. The duo, who became the voice of the ABC series during its six-season run, have met up in Lindelof's office on the WBR lot in Burbank to reflect on Lost's cultural legacy exactly ten years after shooting the show's pilot. This particular hatch is made of papier-mâché and smaller than you might imagine because it was used for exterior shots during a later season of the show, but it's still indescribably thrilling to find yourself hanging out at the hatch with these two guys. Read More...

Damon Lindelof Looks Back on LOST 10 Years Later
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Huffington Post

Ten years ago this month, Lost crashed onto the television landscape and sucked in millions of viewers with its tantalizing and complex universe. A decade later, we still can't get Oceanic Flight 815 out of our heads. To that end, we indulged in some serious Lost fanaticism Monday during a special episode of HuffPost Live's Spoiler Alert, when host Ricky Camilleri chatted with co-creator Damon Lindelof and actors Jorge Garcia and Daniel Dae Kim about their memories of the beginning of what would become such an iconic series. Read More...

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