Friday, October 26, 2007

Hollywood Writers May Go On Strike

A scary Halloween looms: Why Hollywood writers may go on strike and how that affects TV - Chicago Tribune

"“Lost” is another high-profile network show that is scheduled to come back at midseason — ABC previously announced that the island drama’s 16-episode season would begin in February. But “I have no idea” when “Lost” will return if there’s a strike, writer/executive producer Damon Lindelof said. It “depends on how many episodes we’re able to bank and that depends on when a strike actually occurs.”"

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Monday, October 15, 2007

LOST Sneak Peek at the New Season

Lost Exclusive: Sneak Peek at the New Season - Today's News: My Take |

"Break out the magnifying glasses and prepare to hypothesize to your heart's content, LOST fans. At right is an exclusive photo from the set of the new season of ABC's Lost, premiering... well, way too long a time from now, for my liking. I see Sayid, Bernard and Desmond, and when you click over to [the larger size image], you can spy Juliet on the far right, also standing in front of a... plane?"

Lost Virtual Tour's Sad News

Sad News

We bring you sad news today. We just received a photograph from our friends at Kos Hummer Lost Tours that the iconic tree in Mokule'ia has been burned down.

This is the tree under which Jack saw his father standing in Ep 1x04 Walkabout, and it and a second tree next to it have been seen repeatedly in future episodes. Mikhail was seen standing near it when he was shooting at Desmond in the boat near the end of this past Season 3.

We haven't looked at the burn site ourselves, so we don't know if this was mischief or an unfortunately placed campfire, as the coastal area is often used recreationally by late night fishermen, ATVers, and local families on holiday.

PopMatters Best of TV on DVD |

PopMatters DVDs | Part 5 - Beyond the Envelope

"Lost has become nothing less than one of the defining works of art of our time, a complex allegory for the confusion of living in our hyper-accelerated, media-saturated culture. While on the surface it’s about a group of plane crash survivors exploring the bizarre island they’ve been stranded on, the show is really about the experience of being bombarded with sensory information at all times and the way our personal biases distort our attempts to process all of these clues, with the end result that everyone has a fragment of the truth but not the whole deal. It’s the perfect metaphor for an age of Wikipedia, Fox News vs. the “liberal media,” and the power of the internet to turn the voices of the people into a screaming cacophony. A decade ago The X-Files captured the paranoid zeitgeist of the ‘90s with the catchphrase “The Truth is Out There,” insisting that we were living in a web of lies and needed to break free. Lost posits a more complicated scenario: we’re surrounded by truth and lies all the time, but who can tell which is which?"

Sunday, October 14, 2007

LOST Found In Half-Life 2

Easter Egg: LOST Found In Half-Life 2 - Kotaku

"Apparently, the design team working on Half-Life Episode 2 are fans of the ABC TV show, LOST. This morning I received an email from Kotakuite p00pzilla with this screenshot clearly showing a symbol on the wall that mimics the logo of LOST's Dharma Initiative. Now add to this the email I received yesterday from another Kotakuite saying he had seen Lost's mysterious string of numbers, "4 8 15 16 23 42" on a CRT computer screen in a blocked off room of the game's second level."

LOST "Demons" Music Video

This has been a round over a year, but I have never heard about it until today.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

LOST: The Weight of the Wait

Lost: The Weight of the Wait - Variety

"In most dramas the story takes you from point A to B to C. On our show you go from A to B, an then we go, 'Here, look at V...and then let's go back to C.' You can't just take those detours if you don't have a good sense of where your big story beats are," says Lindelof.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

10 Scariest Episodes on Sci-Fi TV

SyFy Portal's 10 Scariest Episodes on Sci-Fi TV

LOST makes the list at number 10!

10. "The Man Behind the Curtain" -- Lost

Who or what is Jacob? Where is he and why can’t anybody see him? And why is he so violent?

“Lost” is another show that can be strange and frightening throughout. From the pilot episode on, the Flight 815 survivors have encountered an invisible entity that has killed; a moving black cloud that has killed; a polar bear that has killed; a sequence of numbers that has killed; people with bare feet that have killed; and so on. It seems virtually every new entity or dilemma that the Losties have encountered has killed someone. The show that leaves us asking more questions than it answers is “Alice In Wonderland” in hell. Or purgatory. I still want to know what the deal is with the giant four-toed foot.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

LOST shout outs and Answers about Season 3 Finale

The ''Lost'' universe expands -- to NBC? - DOC JENSEN - Entertainment Weekly

'Hi Doc — My biggest problem with the season finale was Locke killing Naomi. It seemed really out of character and unnecessary. Couldn't he have just injured her enough not to make the call? Did he really have to kill her? Could you probe the producers to find out if the audience will eventually find out Locke's motivation for killing her?'' — Tricia

Damon Lindelof responded:
''After lying, gutshot, in a pit of Dharma corpses for two days and on the verge of taking his own life, an apparition of Walt appeared to Locke and said ''You have work to do.'' I would dare say that we might be willing to give John the benefit of the doubt for any action he took in response to this series of events, even if considered slightly ''out of character.'' I, for one, become VERY cranky when I get gutshot.''

A valid point, although I think Tricia's fuzzyness on the matter is understandable: the finale — focused and stuffed as it was on Jack, Charlie, The Others, and other non-Locke momentousness — wasn't really about capturing Locke's state of mind. My guess is that very early in season 4, Lost will give us a story that will zero in on the very weird-and-warped place Locke finds himself in.

Monday, October 8, 2007

J.J. Abrams' "Fringe" Coming to Fox

Fox Takes J.J. Abrams' Fringe -

Fox has picked up "Fringe," a spooky series from the minds of J.J. Abrams, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, reports Variety.

The network has made a series commitment to the Warner Bros.-Bad Robot production, which will start off with a two-hour pilot budgeted at more than $10 million. Abrams, Kurtzman and Orci (who are working on Paramount's new Star Trek movie) wrote the project and will executive produce along with Bryan Burk ("Lost"). A search has begun for a pilot director as well as a series showrunner.

"Fringe" mixes elements of "The X-Files" and Paddy Chayefsky's Altered States with what Abrams calls "a slight 'Twilight Zone' vibe." It will focus on brilliant but possibly crazy research scientist Walter Bishop, his estranged son and a female FBI agent who brings them together.

LOST Season 4 Filming Makes the News

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Friday, October 5, 2007

Damon and Carlton have their Eye on the End

LOST Writers Eye the End

Producers of ABC's Lost told SCI FI Wire they know how the show will end, though the series finale won't happen until 2010. The producers even know what the final shot will look like, they said in interviews.

Co-creator and executive producer Damon Lindelof said that the writers will be working toward the end of the series over the next two years. "We always knew the ending," he said. "We just didn't know how much time to take before we got there. So, yes, it still completely fits with where we're at in the storytelling right now."

Lost will become more focused because the end is in sight, the producers added. "With 48 episodes to go, it's exciting to be working towards an endpoint we're already familiar with," Lindelof said.

During a press conference for the release of the Lost season-three DVD set on Dec. 11, executive producer Carlton Cuse said that the show will be using flash-forward scenes, but warned cryptically that "it would be wrong to think that the flash-forward you saw is the end of the series." Viewers got their first glimpse at a possible future in the third-season finale last spring.

Cuse added that he already has the final image of the series in mind. "Yes, we do know what the last image of the show is," Cuse said. "And it won't be a black screen!" he added, alluding to the controversial cut that ended HBO's The Sopranos. The fourth season of Lost starts Feb. 6, 2008. —Mike Szymanski

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Chuck knows the Secret of Flight 815

Chuck who has downloaded all the US government secrets into his brain, knows the truth of the "crash" of Oceanic Flight 815.