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The Orchid orientation film is a set of clips from the filming of the orientation for the Orchid station. It was first presented at Comic-Con 2007 by the Lost panel, and later appeared on ABC's website as well as on the Region 1 third season DVDs.


This is the video from ABC's official website, without the profanity and countdown alarm sound. When the object drops, it seems to make no crashing sound.

An image of Gerald DeGroot is shown for a brief moment

An image of the Narvik, Norway, Town Hall, flashed in the film.

A quick image flashed in the film. Also seen in the Room 23 video Karl is found watching.

A clip of a person on a bicycle at the Barracks, flipped upside down, that is flashed in the film.


This is the video as it premiered at Comic-Con, with the profanity, countdown alarm sound, crashing sound, and audience reaction.


This transcript is based on the video found on For a transcript of the preceding interview, including the introductory information for this video, see Official Lost Podcast transcript/August 2, 2007.

[A cue card with a DHARMA logo is held up as indistinct whispers are barely audible. The film jerks and clarifies to show Marvin Candle. A woman is applying make-up to his face.]

CANDLE: I'll never get used to wearing make-up.

MALE VOICE: You look great! It takes away the shine.

CANDLE: Who cares if I shine? I'm a scientist, I'm not a...

[Film jumps to show a rabbit on a table. A female assistant lifts it up and passes it into Candle's arms.]

MALE VOICE: Turn the rabbit around, please.

[Candle does so, revealing a painted number 15 on the animal's side.]


[Film jumps again; an image of Gerald DeGroot is shown for a brief moment.]

CANDLE: Hello. I'm Doctor Edgar Halowax, and this is the Orientation Film for Station 6 of the DHARMA Initiative. As you [the Narvik building overlaps for a brief moment] have no doubt surmised, Station 6, or "the Orchid", is not a botanical research... [cut, image of building in swan orientation film when "social engineering" is mentioned can briefly be seen] We apologize for asking you to deceive your family and colleagues. This is, of course, in the interest of their own security. The unique properties of this Island created a kind of Casimir effect, allowing us to...

[A shot of the Room 23 film is very briefly shown, reading "God loves you as He loved Jacob". The film resumes with Candle holding the rabbit again.]

CANDLE: The field you have been selected to study is highly volatile and potentially dangerous. But, over the next few minutes we will demonstrate the elaborate safety measures that have been put in place to ensure... [an object falls from above Candle with no crashing noise] ... the hell?!

[On the shelf above Candle is another white rabbit with the number 15 painted on its side. Several people start shouting, and the assistant runs past Candle.]

MALE VOICE: Hey, what is that?! What's going on...?!

ASSISTANT: Oh God, it's fifteen!

CANDLE: ... the hell?!*
Don't let them near each other! When did you set the shift?

ASSISTANT: Negative 20!

[A recorded female voice counts backwards from ten, cutting off at "three".]

CANDLE: How long?

ASSISTANT: Nine minutes, but we're still learning how to...!

CANDLE: [looks at camera] Why is that still running?

MALE VOICE: He told me to keep the camera running...

CANDLE: Turn it off. Turn it off!

[The camera cuts briefly to an upside down frame of someone riding a bicycle through the Barracks. (In the Comic-Con version, during this brief intercut, a voice—possibly Candle's—says something that sounds like "stop the virus".) The film then cuts back to Candle without any alarm or chaos.]

CANDLE: Hello. I'm Doctor Edgar Halowax, and this is the Orientation Film for Station 6 of the DHARMA Initiative. As you have no doubt surmised, Station 6, or "the Orchid", is not a botanical research unit.

[The film cuts off.]

*Note that Candle's line "... the fuck?!" from the original Comic-con screening was changed to "... the hell?!" in the publicly-distributed version on the ABC website. Also the alarm sound present in the original screening, apparently the same as the Swan's countdown clock alarm sound, was removed.