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The Stand has been my favorite book for years. No wonder I've become such a lost fan.


Under The Dome

  • Without giving too much away about King's new novel, on page 694 a character ruminates on their favorite television shows, and mentions "The Hunted Ones", a "clever sequel to Lost". The story takes place no more than 6 or 7 years in the future, because Barack Obama is still the POTUS.

Considering King's love of Lost and close ties, could it be that the title of "clever sequel" to the show was revealed to King to put in his book as a shoutout to the fans? I can't see King making up a name for a sequel to a show he loves that won't be relevant in a year's time.

So, do we have the title of the sequel to Lost? Is it "The Hunted Ones"? Someone's snatched up the domain name. Come on, people! Help!--Tman930 10:55, November 26, 2009 (UTC)

  • On the The Hunted Ones talk page I added other references to LOST that I found in the novel. --WomanFromTallahassee23 18:31, April 21, 2010 (UTC)
  • Also, this article mentions the coincidence of the last name Toomey appearing in "The Langoliers." There is a character in Under the Dome who also shares this last name: Nell Toomey.--WomanFromTallahassee23 18:36, April 21, 2010 (UTC)

Tommyknockers?

  • I'm not sure if it means anything, but when Locke and Boon first find the hatch and start digging it out, it reminded me of the King book The Tommyknockers. Could that be a possible reference?--Cauchemar 06:48, 11 January 2008 (PST)

Theories and References Need More Information

  • The fact that the Producers and fans have made reference to The Stand needs further clarification in this article and the lostpedia article The Stand.
Done. It is from the S1 DVD commentary, where they make comments along the lines of "a copy of The Stand never leaves the table (where writers brainstorm about LOST)". I don't know the exact wording, so someone may want to get the actual quote. -PandoraX 00:15, 14 June 2006 (PDT)
  • There is a severe lack of informaton from LOST and the LOST's Producer(s) that point to Stephen King's involvement. This summer may be a good time to brush up on LOST DVD's and Stephen King novels.
His connection to the show is also mentioned in several other interviews and articles, I'll try and find some specific references. He is definitely a self professed fan of the show, and TPTB appears to reciprocate.
  • Is it pollible that someone who has read Gary Troup's Bad Twin could make a comparitive article to other pieces of literature specifically Stephen King. The concept of mistaken identity or taking somone's identity is a commonly used literary device.--Jasoncarubia 22:06, 13 June 2006 (PDT)
    • I think Stephen King would be the first to admit he couldn't write a novel to "spec" to save his life. King's books take left turns that even he doesn't understand. He chases the story elements. Look at MISERY; he openly admits he thought the book would end with Annie binding "Misery's Return" with Paul's own skin. It turned out that Paul was more resourceful than King thought. He couldn't end the story that way because that isn't where the story chased him.
      • He has in "On Writing" - his more or less "How to write like I do" book. Great read, and he goes into more detail on how he doesn't so much write a novel but uncover it sentance by sentance. --Camper 05:36, 16 November 2006 (PST)

There is probably a series bible out there that explains the facts about the Island. Accept the facts, and everything else is creative fair game.

  • I've added the reference to LOST from Lisey's Story. --jclinard 13:33, 16 Novemeber 2006 (PST)
  • I know this is off the subject a bit, but In the section about the Dark Tower it sates that the book itself can be seen on Ben's night stand in the Episode "The man from Tallahassee". I have watched that episode atleast a half dozen times and have paused and zoomed in but I can't see it for the life of me. Can anybody direct me as to where to look and at what time. I pride myself in being able to find easter eggs in the show, but damned if I can't find this one.

So Close to a Conclusion

I feel that we are so close to a definite conclusion regarding Stephen King's involvement. Coincidently like Gary Troup's Bad Twin the resolve is pointing to King's involvement as being mistaken identity. His reputation has preceded him causing viewers to think, "If Stephen King makes great suspence-drama televison and LOST is great suspense-drama television then Stephen King makes LOST." The fact also remains that Mr. King's praises the series only feeds the false beliefs. In a court of law these arguments would play out as this.

Person 1 argues: "X"(LOST as great suspense-drama television ) is a result of "Y"(Stephen King's Involvement). Person 2 responds: "While you may or may not be correct that X is a result of Y, assuming 'arguendo,' that you are correct, you still fail to account for the existence of Z(Non-hearsay factual evidence showing King's involvement), which makes null your contention."

Until we see some evidence come out of the Producers of LOST or King comes out and declare's his involvement, I don't think we may ever have sufficient evidence in favor of the argument. But what does everyon else think?--Jasoncarubia 22:06, 13 June 2006 (PDT)

Survivor Type - similarities?

A short story by Stephen King, "Survivor Type" shares a few similarities to Lost. It’s about a medical school dropout (basically a surgeon since he operates while on the island) who is stranded on an island without no food and very few supplies, also a lot of heroin. It's written in diary-form, chronicling his slow-downward fall into insanity due to hallucinations (voices from his past), drug use, and starvation. He eventually starts eating himself, and ends with him sitting, drooling and delirious, thinking about what body part to consume next. It’s assumed that he dies, but never stated. It’s a pretty good read and wikipedia does a better job summarizing. See any similarities to Lost? --Mr Mcgee

Great story, one of the vastly underrated shorter works of King. I think it should be mentioned in the article, at least as some evidence to support the producers being big King fans (it's not a very well known writing of his) and the ever so slight allusions found in the show. While I don't think Jack will end up consuming his own limbs, I think the parallels between the two deserve mention. I have a few more King stories to add, but you can put this one up if you want.....--Mighty Rearranger 12:31, 28 August 2006 (PDT)

  • I have to admit, I've read this story a while back myself but there aren't that many similarities other than the inclusion of an island, doctor, heroin, and a non-linear method of storytelling. There is defintiely an 'overall' similiarity between King's horde of stories and Lost, and certainly nods from the producers left and right to his work, but with a writer as prolific as King and the fact that he is a known influence to the writers of the show it's inevitable. --Camper 05:44, 16 November 2006 (PST)

Does anyone else....

....think that Sullivan looks a lot like Stephen?--Mighty Rearranger 12:31, 28 August 2006 (PDT)

....think that the possible connections in theme/characters from Stephen King's novels "Desperation" and "The Regulators" written under the name Richard Bachman should be explored?--Nrdk0r 00:52, 29 June 2009 (UTC)Nrdk0r

Similarities Between books/stories and Lost

After doing research, I suggest that we create a section on the King page for each book/short story he's written that has a verifiable similarity to Lost. Agree/Disagree?--Mighty Rearranger 17:23, 28 August 2006 (PDT)

Sounds good to me and there are so many similarities to take note about. I'll contribute to it. Mr Mcgee

I think I'll make a category that notes the similarities, yet warns the reader that the information has not been confirmed by the producest to be connected. That way, the theories section can be about King's possible connections to the show itself, and what will happen in the show based on these allusions.

  • Update #1-I set up a section and started adding, more shall come later!--Mighty Rearranger 07:04, 29 August 2006 (PDT)

Ha, you added all the ones I was going to add. Mr Mcgee

  • Update #2-I think the basic frame for the section is all set up, people can add anything else that I may have missed. Also, for the frequent users, is there anything wrong with the article itself that may need fixing or drastic rewriting? I want to make sure that I leave this article in perfect condition...

The concept of Ka from the Dark Tower has certain similiarity to Locke's theory that all of them were brought to the Island for a reason. --Mighty Rearranger 17:21, 20 September 2006 (PDT)

Help!

Can anybody fix the large break in the first quote box (or just do away with them altogether). It is kind of a distracting blemish to the overall page...--Mighty Rearranger 12:21, 6 October 2006 (PDT)

  • Thanks, it looked much better, but I got rid of most of the quotes anyways. Mostly because the links to the articles are right there.--MightyRearranger 16:03, 15 October 2006 (PDT)

Lookin' Better

I just did some major reorganization in the page (as advised by Santa) and it looks so much cleaner to me. I nominated it for AOtW a week ago, but I really need some input from readers to make it perfect. If you have any suggestions or reviews, please drop a message on my talk page --MightyRearranger 16:03, 15 October 2006 (PDT)

Looks good, here are a few comments. "As King's television mini-series Kingdom Hospital came to an end, King made note that it could be due in large to the increase of quality T.V. Entertainment Weekly article." What could be due? Also, the EW link could probably be a footnote instead of saying "Entertainment Weekly article". "Stephen King's praise over the genre-similar show and his past success is taken as possible involvement." Does this mean he's secretly working on the show? It's a little confusing. Also, I'd think about maybe moving King's references to Lost later in the article. Other than that, it looks good. --Minderbinder 12:52, 16 October 2006 (PDT)

Is the Color Photo Better?

Is the color photo necessariry better? What is your opinion?

StephenKing
Skheadshot

NO I feel the origingal photo is a better picture of the horror novelist. It is clearer and we can see more of his face.--Jasoncarubia 14:17, 18 October 2006 (PDT)

Nope: he looks a little creepy in a child rappist sorta of way.--CaptainInsano 14:25, 18 October 2006 (PDT)

Ok, I changed it back. I did see a great pic of what I assume to be King after his accident, but the site wouldn't load...--MightyRearranger 12:00, 19 October 2006 (PDT)

Direct Lost Ref in DT 7?

My wife is reading through DT now.. (actually listening to audio on her iPod) and made what I think is a great Lost catch. Oh, minor DT 7 spoilers Follow:

When the Ka-Tet meets Ted Brautigan, and he is telling his tale, he says something to the effect of he thought he would be taken to an island in the pacific to use his powers to work for the CIA...

This really sounds like a direct Lost reference, and the timing of the book is certainly right.. (Published 11/05) and it really feeds in to the whole Others/Breakers thing.

Cory

Bunny Request

  • Can someone add the bunny 8 connection to this article? There is already some content in the bunny article, and I've included a URL related to the issue in external links of this article. -- Contrib¯ _Santa_ ¯  Talk 16:13, 2 November 2006 (PST)
    • On page 97 of the paperback version of "On Writing", King urges the readers to visualize a table, covered with a red cloth. On it is a cage the size of a small aquarium with a white rabbit with pink eyes and a pink nose eating the stub of a carrot. On the back of the bunny is the letter 8 in blue ink. King insists that the image of that scene is an act of telepathy. I deny that the scene is in any way paranormal, but he did send a very clear image of the scene, because he's a talented writer who knows how to describe a scene. Our minds fill in the blanks as to the actual size of the cage, the distance between the wires (or if the cage is glass or plastic), the hue of the red cloth, the shade of the ink, or if the carrot is full sized or baby. What we all see is the white bunny rabbit with the blue ink with the number 8.

Hurley

  • I'm amused by this articles mention of King specifically enjoying Hurley on this show. DUH, Everybody Loves Hurley. Seriously, the character of Hurley, and more specifically Jorge Garcia's endlessly entertaining portrayal of him, are one one of the best things about this show.

The Tommyknockers

It was stated that The Tommyknockers' main character, who digs up the "hatch" (it's just the jutting end of a spacecraft, no hatch), is a man, but the character is a woman. Does this destroy its relevance? I think not, but I'd like to know what others think. (I fixed the man/woman issue) --Tman930 14:41, 7 February 2008 (PST)

Pet Semetary

Richard Alpert's taking young Ben to the Temple and reviving him is similar to the theme in Stephen King's Pet Semetary. Alpert says that Ben will never be the same and will lose his innocence. In Pet Semetary, Creed's son Gage is never the same after Creed buries him in the Pet Semetary to bring him back to life. The monster in the forest by the Pet Semetary is also similar to the smoke monster on the island.

SBBakerbainbridge 04:29, January 20, 2010 (UTC)

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