Saturday, January 31, 2009

LOST'S Sam Anderson Goes Bad While Gaining 'Leverage'

Fans of LOST may be familiar with Sam Anderson as one-half of the island’s true love story between – Bernard Nadler and Rose Henderson (L. Scott Caldwell).

While Rose is sick and given only a short time to live – the island has allowed the couple (who were separated by the plane splitting into on different sides of the island) to finally get back together and SURPRISE – to discover – she is disease-free when on the island.

While this is one of LOST’s happier stories, Anderson gets a chance to go to the dark side with “The Snow Job,” this week’s episode of TNT’s new hit series LEVERAGE airing tonight at 10:00 p.m.

In the episode, Anderson plays a ruthless owner of a construction company who is unlawfully foreclosing on innocent families. Playing the baddie isn’t anything new to Anderson, who, coincidentally enough once worked with LEVERAGE’s co-star Christian Kane on Joss Whedon’s BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER spin-off ANGEL. Anderson was his boss Holland Manners at the evil law firm Wolfram and Hart – now the table’s are turned on LEVERAGE and the Anderson gives iF the exclusive scoop on his latest role.

iFMagazine.com: Exclusive Interview: 'LOST'S' SAM ANDERSON GOES BAD WHILE GAINING 'LEVERAGE'

The Other 48 Days Clues to Season 5

I am finally getting back to trying to rewatch Season 2 and 3.  I watched all of season 1 and the first 4 episodes of season 2 a couple of months ago.  anyway, tonight I was watching the other 48 Days. 

Season 2 seems to be very prominent in season 5, alot of things seem to make a little more sense going back to it after seeing season three, four and the initial part of season 5.  In this episode, Ana Lucia's in charge of the Tail Section Survivors and finally she realizes that Godwin isn't a part of the survivors.  She asked him "Where do you think they got it?" What you ask, the army knife.  They found a U.S. Army knife on one of The Others.  Well after seeing Jughead we know conclusively that the U.S. Army was once on the island in the 1950s and The Others eliminated that threat to the island.  While eliminating the soliders, they stole their camp and clothes as well, including their gear.  Guns, knifes, etc.

I think Season 2 is a major key to season 5!

Friday, January 30, 2009

Jughead's Time Police

Jughead the name of the bomb is Archie's best friend. He was in this spin off series.

Shaping the Things to Come?

Charlotte seems to be dying perhaps from the time travel. I think her parent's lives are in danger to to all of the time traveling. We've seen a lot of our people die and some of their people die. Locke killed an Other. Whidmore killed an Other because he was being held captive by the LOSTies.

They say you can't change the past/future on LOST, but I think it's pretty obvious that they are shaping events in the past with their interactions. I know Damon and Carlton have said that they aren't into multiple futures like Back to the Future.

EW's Theory of LOST Names

This is a great article. A must read for any serious LOST fan. Some great insights on page 4.


In Lost, names mean something. So when the season premiere included a fleeting scene involving a new character who made a point of identifying himself, I began searching the Web for ''Dan Norton'' in hopes of unearthing a connection to Lost. But after a few weeks, the best I could do was find a comic artist named Dan Norton who has such a wide array of credits, one of them was bound to have something in common with a time-travel TV show with a blood-seeking lawyer. (Vampire By Night, perhaps?) I wasn't satisfied, so I kept digging, and just when I was about to quit, I stumbled upon a 1952 academic tome called Classical Myths in English Literature, co-authored by...Dan S. Norton. More than that, my Google search took me to one page in particular, and I was electrified by a sense of Eureka! discovery. It was like stumbling across a hidden hatch in the middle of the jungle and finding my purpose inside.

Read More: Season 5 (2009) | 'Lost': Name theory | Lost | 1 | 'Lost': Doc Jensen | TV | Totally 'Lost' | Entertainment Weekly

What Doc Jensen Thinks About 'Jughead'

Here's the Latest from Doc Jensen

Many thanks to my colleague Adam B. Vary for taking on the Lost recap this week while I tend to other matters pertaining to our mutual obsession that will soon come to your attention. Adam mentioned I might have more to say about "Jughead" next week, but my utter enthusiasm for last night's episode prevents me from waiting that long. So some quick observations/theories.

"Jughead" rocked. Let me be clear and plain about this before cluttering your mind with my usual nonsense: I loved the episode. The pleasure it gave was visceral; it was a fun episode to feel your way through, from Desmond and his son beholding the London skyline at night to the in-passing revelation that Des and Pen had named their boy after the man who sacrificed his life so their relationship may live, Charlie. Killed me. The storytelling was strong and assured, and the story itself flowed in a surprising, unforced way. And has there been a funnier episode of Lost in recent memory? Not in a jokey way, but in an organic, character-derived sense—the kind of chuckles you get from clearly drawn characters and knowing them well. Faraday asking Miles if by chance the dead guys mentioned what year it was. Locke’s reaction to the Widmore reveal. Juliet and Alpert’s droll line readings. (Must be an Other thing, like Latin.) Sawyer to Faraday: “You told her?!” If you put a gun to my head and made me give you right here, right now, my top 10 list of all time fave Lost eps, I’m sure “Jughead” would be on it. Take the gun away, and I think it would still be there.

My “Arrow” Theory. Adam mentioned this in his recap. Have you noticed the recurring arrow symbolism this season? Episode 1: Pierre Chang produces the orientation film for a Dharma station called “The Arrow.” Episode 2: The Left Behinders are attacked by flaming arrows. And now, Episode 3: Arrows everywhere, in the text (see: the Others’ archery brigade) and the subtext. A leaking or missing hydrogen bomb is known as a “Broken Arrow” event in military parlance. In physics, the “Arrow of Time” is the name of a body of theories pertaining to the nature of time; the term “broken arrow” is used to characterize an idea like time loops. Google “broken arrow” and you’ll get any number of movies, TV shows and songs about Native Americans… and wouldn’t you know, “Jughead” was a peek into the past of the Island’s indigenous peeps, the Others. But the coolest arrow connection comes via the Other cutie with the shot gun, British accent, and terse line readings: Ellie. Short for Eleanor, which is French for “the Other.” (Or so wikipedia tells me; I don’t speak it. Me stupid American.) On a whim, I combined “Ellie” and “Eleanor” and “Arrow,” and came back with an awesome connection: Ellie Arroway, the heroine of Carl Sagan’s novel Contact, which was adapted into the Jodie Foster film of the same name. I’m going to leave it to you to explore the significance, but Sagan’s story certainly resonates with Lost themes, and perhaps functions as a clue to wormhole theory.

Keep Reading: 'Lost': Doc Jensen's 'Jughead' take | PopWatch Blog | EW.com

Thursday, January 29, 2009

LOST Parties

The last two Wednesday with the return of LOST, I've been having a few friends over for LOST Parties.  Last week we had a LOST cake among other snacks and Pizza for the three event première event.  This week I was inspired to find some Dharma labels and I did last night.  I made three Dharma sodas, 2 cans of Dharma peanuts, 5 Dharma Chocolate bars, and some Dharma Salsa Con Queso.  I plan to make more each week for the LOST parties.  Kate, Angela, Jamie and I played Office DVD Trivia game afterwards which was fun, even though it was not LOST related other than Dwight K. Shrute mentions LOST from time to time on the Office.
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Evangeline Lilly on Letterman

LOST Recap - Season 5 Episode 3 "Jughead"

This episode was Desmond-centric off island.  Desmond is seen running frantically looking for a doctor in a flashback of Penny having a baby, whose name is Charlie!  (Awe)  Then we move to normal future time and Desmond is talking about a special island, the UK.  Penny spoils the fun about the parts that Desmond was leaving out; like when he broke her heart.  She says that her father is a very dangerous man. 

3 freighter folk and 2 log carrying guys, and the log carrying guys die oh course.  Charlotte is getting worse.  Daniel is stepping being a leader.  Myles sees a trip wire and these guys get blow up.  How are people dying back in the 50s not affecting the future?  Elli comes out of the jungle with all of her people and says something that it sounds like she's saying "you again?", but it seems that she was referring to the US army.

Desmond off island promises that this mission is a one day thing and that it will be earlier.  Penny wants him to promise that he'll never go back to the island, and he basically says why would want to go back.

Daniel is the leader for real now, very smart in dealing with "The Others."  Locke examines that gun and says that the old gun looks new.  Juliet speaks Latin as do they, because they're others.  The Others are taking the the freighter folks and Myles has the flash of the 4 US soldiers dying three with gun shots and 1 through radiation.  They get the to MASH looking army camp, and Richard Alpert is their leader.  Faraday works well with Richard, he plays the part of the US army.

Desmond can't find any info about Faraday, but his stuff is still in his old lab.  Desmond talks to some weird guy after finding the ray, the maze and some other junk.  The crazy janitor tells him to forget about Faraday and says something cryptic about something that Daniel did to a girl.

The freighter folk are still being held by the Others and they are discussing that they need to play along with the fact that the Others think that they are US Army people.  Faraday convinces Alpert that he will not detonate the bomb, because he loves Charlotte. 

Juliet, Sawyer and Locke are carrying their prisoners through the jungle.  Jones snaps the guys neck that Juliet is talking to.  Locke does not shot the guy, but Sawyer tries to shot him and misses.  The others runs away.

Desmond is looking for Teresa Spencer, apparently the lady in the photo that the creepy janitor was talking.  Desmond meets her sister and she lets him in when he mentions Faraday.  The woman is apparently is jumping through time, but has not died and perhaps her sister is her constant.  She is trapped, perhaps.  Daniel left her in that state and Charles Whidmore has helped her ever since.

Faraday and Charlotte have a moment, because he's admitted his love for her.  Richard says that the US army had set up camp and that they had to kill them, and that he was taking orders.  The Other that got away runs into camp and Richard asks if he was followed, but he thinks that he couldn't be tracked by the old man especially since he doesn't know the island like he does.

Juliet and Locke have a little conversation about Richard Alpert, and how old he is.  Locke leaves them behind to go meet with Alpert, while Sawyer and Juliet go to save Faraday.

Faraday is taken out by Elli to check on the bomb, which is hanging precariously and he finds a link.   He talks to her and tells her that its dangerous and that they need to bury it in lead and cement.  He does tell her that he is from the future.  I think that's talking about Swan Station.  We don't know where they buried it at this point. 

Desmond goes to see Whidmore and confronts him about Faraday and his mother.  Mrs. Hawkins is Daniel's mom it definitely seems.  Whidmore tries to warn Desmond to stay away and hide.

John Locke comes into camp looking for Alpert, and says that "Jacob sent me."  We find out that Jones is Whidmore, Charles Whidmore.

Desmond goes back to the boat with Penny and he lies to her, but she knows and they decide to go to LA

John tells Richard about who he is and that he meets Richard in later.  Richard tells him that it is 1954 - May 20, 1956 is Locke's birthday and John tells him to go look him up.  Locke heard the time shift noise, and everything disappears.  It looks like Charlotte is getting worse and perhaps going to die soon.  LOST

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Good Morning America Interview with Evangeline Lilly - Sneak Peak of "The Little Prince"

I saw this posted over at SL-LOST, and they said that they found it over at DARKUFO.

Watch with Kristin Sneak Peek of "Jughead"

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Getting LOST from TVGuide.com

New TVGuide.com video series "Getting LOST."  Episode 1 - Getting Lost: Scoop on time-traveling and more.

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They are trying to do time travel different from other people. 
There will be side effects if they all don't go back.
How will they get back; it will be revealed soon!
There is only one donkey wheel, which is on the island that is a one way ticket.

LOST Season 5 Revealed from Sky1 [SPOLIERS]

From Sky1 as posted on SL-LOST.  You will see filming from behind the scenes of LOST episodes 9 and perhaps the beginning of shooting of episode 10 according which definitely reveals some major plot points.  Episode 10 is a Sayid episode that has a surprising ending! 

Sky One - Season 5 Revealed Part 1




Sky One - Season 5 Revealed Part 2

Sunday, January 25, 2009

LOST: The Compass Time Travel Paradox - BuddyTV

The season 5 premiere of Lost brilliantly introduced time travel as a major component of the storytelling. The people left behind on the Island are randomly jumping through time. There’s a mystery about whether the points in time they jump to is random or pre-ordained, but other rules have been established.

Dr. Marvin Candle and Daniel Faraday both explained that people can’t change the past, and that any attempts to do so will fail. However, Faraday also revealed that, for unknown reasons, Desmond is special and immune from this rule.

My bigger question is trying to understand what jumps. Obviously the survivors and their clothes jump, but people like Richard Alpert don’t. The Zodiac made the jump, but Juliet and Sawyer assumed this was because it was being used at the time. Now, however, we’ve seen several time jumps and the Zodiac, even when it’s not in use, still jumps with them.

However, this does not seem to be the case for everything. In one scene, Richard Alpert gave John Locke a compass, telling him that the next time they meet, he should return it. Locke time jumps, and he still has the compass, meaning it could jump with him. Similarly, the bullet in John’s leg jumped as well.

Read More:  Lost: The Compass Time Travel Paradox

LOST: On Location - Episode 1 & 2

Episode 1



Episode 2

ABC Lost Season 5 Episode 3 "Jughead" Promos

The second promo here mentions that 20 million people tuned in for the premier event, and that ABC will be airing an enhance version of "The Lie" next Wednesday at 8 pm.

"Jughead" - Interviews Mitchell, Andrews and Emerson

Elizabeth Mitchell, Naveen Andrews and Michael Emerson give some hints for season five in preparation of episode three.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

TVGuide's Top Moments of the Week

LOST is mentioned a couple of times, so check out the entire articles, but here's the number one moment of the week according to TVGuide.com.

1. Best Lost Moment: We know, you're all gonna say it was the shirtless Sawyer, or Sayid's fight in the kitchen, or Faraday and Desmond meeting somewhere in time, but we're going with the quiet conversation when Hurley explains the entire history of the show to his mom, and instead of having him recommitted, she just says, "I believe you. I don't understand you, but I believe you." That's what moms are for, right? Of course, this is before Hurley knows enough to explain to her that the island is now unmoored, flashing through time. No man is an island, and no island a man, but can't the island get a constant? Watch the whole episode on our Online Video Guide.

Source:  Lost Grey's Housewives - Today's News: Our Take | TVGuide.com

Damon & Carlton talk on Myspace

MySpace.com Blogs - Damon and Carlton Give Us a Quick ‘Lost’ Tease!


'Lost' Interview with Producers

Friday, January 23, 2009

The 'Lost' season premiere: Timeless | The Watcher

Source: The 'Lost' season premiere: Timeless | The Watcher

The 'Lost' season premiere: Timeless

S5sayid The post below discusses Wednesday's two-hour Season 5 premiere of “Lost.” There’s some new information from executive producer Damon Lindelof about things that occurred in the season premiere, the complete versions of answers to some questions I had to trim from this recent interview with Lindelof and executive producer Carlton Cuse, and some thoughts of my own about the episode.

It’s probably best if you’ve seen the two season premiere episodes that aired Wednesday, “Because You Left” and “The Lie,” before proceeding.

Before we get down to business, here is a link to the funniest "Lost" recap ever at the Throwing Things site. Additional links to recent "Lost" stories are here. I'll try to add more links to the end of this item throughout Thursday.

Here are a couple of questions I had after watching the season premiere, and Lindelof’s answers to them:

We saw the island skipping through time in the season premiere -- is it going to stick with a few time frames, or keep traveling a lot in time? Will that aspect of things get toned down a little?

Lindelof: All we can say is, whatever convention we’re using in the premiere episodes -- nothing in the show is season-long.

There are actually sort of three acts to the season. The first act is the first seven episodes, the second act is eight through 13, and the final act is 14 though 17.

Every time that you think that the show has settled into, “Oh, is this all about the Oceanic 6 trying to get back to the island and the island is skipping through time,” it changes. But we don’t want to tell you how it changes or what frequency it changes. All we can say is, there are a lot of twists and turns this year.

The question that bothered me most, or gave me the biggest headache, in the season premiere had to do with Faraday knocking on the door of the hatch. Desmond answers the door and they talk. How come Desmond doesn’t remember that encounter the whole time? How come he doesn’t recall that encounter at the hatch door with Faraday from the time it happened up to and including when we see him in the season premiere, which is years later? Why wasn’t that incident a memory for him?

Lindelof: A) That’s a very good question to be asking, and certainly not one that we ignore. B) Listen carefully what Faraday is saying to Desmond, in terms of why he believes this information he’s telling Desmond is going to transfer.

Finally, something happened to Desmond way back at the end of the second season of the show, something incredibly significant. Which imbues him with a certain power, for lack of a better word, that nobody else on the show has, and that was demonstrated regularly throughout Season 3, in terms of what happened to him at the end of Season 2. This makes him a bit of a wild card.

What we would advise you, and the fans whose heads are hurting, is to say, if you apply common sense rules to Desmond’s memory and cognition as it moves through the show, you will drive yourself crazy. But if you fundamentally accept that his consciousness can bop around in time, and where it lands is more an aggregate of destiny rather than logic, you will be able to sleep a lot better.

Here are the complete answers to some responses that were trimmed when I first posted this interview with executive producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse.

Faraday We’re told that bad things happen once the Oceanic 6 left the island. When will you get into that? Is that also Season 6 territory?

Cuse: Part of it unfolds this season, part of it unfolds next season. ... We were talking before about keeping the show on a character level, that’s really what it comes down to. Yeah, the island is skipping through time, or our characters are, but what are the consequences of that for them in terms of their survival, in terms of their relationships, in terms of whatever their ultimate destiny with the island is? Those are the pertinent questions.

I just wanted to ask you a lightning round of quick questions, if I could, about various characters this season. Pierre Chang/Marvin Candle -- is he around this season?

Lindelof: All we’re willing to say is that the season premiere is not the only time that he appears in the season. We’re showing you that scene for a reason, and in the spirit of what the show does, sometimes we show you a scene, and you think understand the context of that scene, but once you watch [a version of it] again a year later, it has an entirely different meaning. We will be seeing Dr. Chang again.


Are the Dead Really Dead? Lost's Bosses Answer - E! Online

Source: Are the Dead Really Dead? Lost's Bosses Answer - E! Online
Another great article from over at E!Online, so what's the answer to this question. Keep reading to find out!



"The new format of Lost is totally freaking confusing. And yet…not at all.

As you fans will see when the series returns tonight to ABC for season five, the island is 'skipping' through time, backward and forward, which makes things interesting, to say the least. But still, the good news is that Lost won't lose you. Or at least not for long.

So how did executive producers Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof pull off what is perhaps the most convoluted format for a TV series ever without completely losing the fans?

I just got off the phone with the Damon and Carlton, who explained their game plan for season five and set the record straight on who is really dead…

I just talked to your good friend Michael Emerson last week, and he said that there will be flash-forwards, flashbacks and 'flash-presents.' What the heck is a flash-present?
Damon Lindelof: Wait. I think we’re having one right now.

Are we?
DL: Is it the present? It is!

Stop. You just love messing with my mind.
Carlton Cuse: You know, time is a really relative thing. We basically didn’t want to lock ourselves into one way of storytelling, so we have characters off the island that are trying to get back to the island; we have characters t"

Lost Redux Jan. 21 - E!Online

Check out the full article: Lost Redux: Who Won't Survive Another Week? - E! Online

This is a great article about the kick off of the season and there's a sneak peek at what's happening next week at the end!


Notable Quotables

"Find a suitcase. If there's anything you want in this life, pack it in there, because you're never coming back." —Ben to Jack

"Why there is a dead Pakistani on my couch?" —Hurley's mom

Easter Eggs

  • Did you catch Marvin Candle's reference to the hostile indigenous population? Do you think there is any relation to the people that Desmond's hatchmate referred to as the hostiles? And how the heck do they fit into the matrix of the Island ghosts, Jacob, the whisperers, forever-young Richard Alpert, Dharma and the Others? This show has explained a lot by this point, but the anthropology of the Island still makes no sense!
  • In Papa Hurley's sitting room, the voice on the TV saying "Previously on Exposé..." was none other than executive producer Carlton Cuse. Maybe he's trying out a new career path in voiceover work?

Easter Eggs in the Premiere Explained by LOST Writers

If you're a Lost fan, you know that every episode is rich with Easter eggs, winks at the fans and story secrets. We pointed out a few from the premiere in our Lost Redux and Jorge Garcia Q&A, but we just spoke exclusively to Lost coexecutive producers Eddy Kitsis and Adam Horowitz, who wrote Wednesday's second hour ("The Lie"), and they dished on some undiscovered treasures from the premiere.

Find out what you missed, and what surprises the producers have in store for later in the season...

Jorge Garcia, Michelle Rodriguez, Lost ABC/MARIO PEREZ

Secrets of Lost's Past, Present and Future

The writers had a little fun with the convenience store scene after Ana-Lucia (Michelle Rodriguez) appeared to Hurley and told him to get his act together. According to Eddy, "A hidden secret was the T-shirt that Hurley was wearing—I heart my Shi Tzu. That was my dog Stewart's debut. I am so proud of him. And I think [executive producer] Jack Bender has a wire terrier [which was one of the other shirts]. And you know what no one caught? The song playing in the background [of the convenience store], 'Dream Police' by Cheap Trick. When Hurley walks in after seeing Ana-Lucia, 'Dream Police' is playing."

As for the future, according to Adam and Eddy, Lost's house band, Geronimo Jackson (first unearthed by music aficionados Charlie and Hurley in the hatch in season two), will be back this season. The return of Geronimo Jackson is the No. 1 thing Adam and Eddy think eager fans should look out for in coming episodes: "Who knows when it's going to appear, and what [song is] going to be on, and what sort of new things we can learn about them."

According to Eddy, the new appearance by G.J. even has a backstory: "There was a guy digging around at a house up in Laurel Canyon [in Los Angeles], and he found some old tracks, and he showed them to some friends in the music industry, and suffice it to say, they got around. Sometime in the future [Lost watchers] might hear a long-lost demo track for Geronimo Jackson's second album, the follow-up to Magna Carta. I've heard it, and it's pretty cool."

Exposé Exposed!

If you're a longtime fan of Lost, you're probably a closet fan of their show-within-a-show, Exposé, the "jiggle TV" caper series on which Oceanic 815 survivor Nikki Fernandez (Kiele Sanchez) appeared with Billy Dee Williams. And if you were paying attention on Wednesday night, you spotted Hurley's dad sitting down for the new season. Adam and Eddy do a little moonlighting as Exposé producers and offered an exclusive preview of the new season to E! Online:

Eddy says, "If you were listening closely to the 'Previously on Exposé,' you learned that there's a new character joining the team, Tsunami, who was their archrival. Tsunami used to work for Cobra, so the question is, how are Crystal, Corvette and Autumn going to deal with Tsunami being introduced? Well, actually Corvette's dead, that was Nikki, but Crystal and Autumn now have to team up with Tsunami, the dragon lady of Van Nuys. And how that plays out is anyone's guess." Adds Adam, "Especially with the Scorpion on the scene. It's going to be a wild season."

Crazy! (Who else wants Exposé to be a real show?)

What's to Come

What else is coming down the pike? We'll learn more about the differences between Miles and Hurley, who both commune with the dead. According to Eddy, "Hurley seems to actually see dead people, and Miles, he seems to only be able to listen or hear. I would say that they both have unique abilities, and that very question of how they differ may be explored by the end of the series."

Speaking of the dead, Eddy says their next script is the Feb. 11 ep. "Our next one is hour five, 'This Place Is Death.' It's intense, and we think people are going to really dig it." Adam: "It's too complicated to say who is centric, but in our minds, it will be more interesting to just see it cold."

Source

Hurley Sees Dead People

Is Lost's Hurley the Next Ghost Romancer on ABC? - E! Online
"ABC. The dead-people network. It starts here!"

This is what Jorge Garcia playfully envisions as the ad campaign if his Lost character, Hurley, were to pull an Izzie from Grey's Anatomy and start a new romance with his dead ex-lover Libby (Cynthia Watros).

Thankfully, Jorge is completely joking (and good-heartedly so) and there are no such plans for any ghost boinking on Lost. Still, given that Hurley is the show's only (according to what boss Damon Lindelof told me yesterday) ghost seer, Jorge admits he would love to reconnect with Libby this season.

"I'm crossing my fingers that it will happen," he tells me. "It would be nice for Hurley to have something good."

And how. After all, Hugo "Hurley" Reyes is Lost's most loveable character and resident moral compass, but as we saw in last night's season-five premiere, Hurley just can't catch a break. Why? What's with the ghost visions? Is he really insane? And why did Jorge nail a costar with a rubber Hot Pocket?

Jorge spills it all...

You fire a mean Hot Pocket, my friend.
Oh, thank you! That was fun to do. Actually, Michael [Emerson] had a line, "Now that's a terrible waste of a Hot Pocket." I don't know why they cut it, but it was funny. What was awesome was that they made a bunch of rubber Hot Pockets for the scene. I actually hit Michael once with it! Then we used a real Hot Pocket to get a nice, good splat.

Damon said that Hurley's the only person who can see the dead. Do you know why?
They haven't told me anything like that. So I guess Christian Shephard doesn't count, because Jack keeps seeing him everywhere? I guess I see everybody else. We should do something then with Miles where Hurley can see the dead people and Miles can hear them, and they can have these weird discussions with the dead. I thought that Hurley being the one seeing the cabin was a pretty cool thing, and kind of reinforced the connection Hurley had to the Island that we wondered about the first time that we saw the lottery numbers appear on the hatch door.

Read more:  Is Lost's Hurley the Next Ghost Romancer on ABC? - E! Online

Get 'Lost' With Maggie: New Season 5 Scoop!

Here's a little article and video from over at AOL.

I have a confession to make: I could talk about the mysteries, love triangles and time flashing on 'Lost' all day.   Now I have a little shameless promotion: Other people like talking 'Lost' with me too. Namely my fellow fans John Fugelsang and Teresa Strasser at TV Guide's 'TV Watercooler.' They invite me on their show each week to dish about what's going on and spill a few sneaks about what's to come.

Source:  Get 'Lost' With Maggie: New Season 5 Scoop! - Inside TV Blog

5 Questions With: Jorge Garcia from Inside TV Blog

Check out the full article to read the 5 Questions.

Whatever your position on the mysteries of 'Lost,' and whoever's team you're on, you can't deny that Hurley (played by Jorge Garcia) is the show's moral compass, a looking glass for those on the outside and the comic relief in intense situations.
Hurley is also the Oceanic 6 member we'll be seeing the most of in the two-hour season 5 premiere (Wed., Jan. 21 at 8PM ET on ABC), as the Oceanic 6 -- the rescued survivors of flight 815 -- begin their journey back to the island. (Cue the spine-tingling theme music for the show.)
Garcia gave AOL TV the scoop about what to expect this season and what would be the perfect ending for the show. He also cryptically teases a new mystery: What are the 'Lost'-ies wearing that's so hilarious? And what viral video has been keeping the cast laughing? Read on to find out ...

Read the Rest:  5 Questions With: Jorge Garcia - Inside TV Blog

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Time Travel, Wormholes and Exotic Matter - Popular Mechanics

Lost executive producer Damon Lindelof once told Popular Mechanics that he has "a long and storied history in every single time-travel story that's ever been written," and Season Five's two-part, two-hour premiere, called "Because You Left" and "The Lie," draws on that knowledge.


Sure enough, last season we saw Ben (the former leader of the Others) activate a wormhole and move the entire island through time and space to protect it from the nefarious Charles Widmore, who has been trying to find the island for 20 years. In the season premiere, we find out that the island is dislodged in time and is now skipping, like a record, through the past and future—at least according to physicist Daniel Faraday, whose personal history on the island appears to date back to the Dharma's glory days (unless, of course, that was just a trip back through time).
Much of the time-travel physics of the season opener rests on the presence of exotic matter (by definition, matter which violates classical conditions in physics) beneath the Orchid Station, and we get a glimpse of the hatch's construction in "Because You Left." In last year's season finale, Dr. Pierre Chang (as Edgar Halliwax, though he has also appeared as Marvin Candle), the face of the Dharma Initiative's orientation videos, explained that the exotic matter beneath this particular station—one of several on the island— makes use of the Casimir Effect, which allows scientists to manipulate time.

Physicist and time-travel guru Michio Kaku told Popular Mechanics last year that some scientists believe time travel through holes in space and time, known as wormholes, might be possible, but there are problems that need to be conquered. First, there's the matter of energy—massive amounts would be needed to create a black hole, which could function as a portal to another point in space and time. But it would be a one-way trip; black holes aren't stable enough to stay open on their own. Creating a wormhole, a stable portal through space and time that would allow return trips, would require inconceivable amounts of energy—inconceivable, that is, unless you're on an island that can make paraplegics walk, harbors a monster of smoke and can disappear off the face of the Earth. Physicists have created tiny amounts of energy in the laboratory using the Casimir Effect—quantum fluctuations that can create energy in a vacuum—but what has been generated in the lab isn't enough to keep a wormhole open, Kaku says. (We first learned about the Casimir Effect in the Orchid Station orientation video in Season Four's "No Place Like Home.")

Read Full Article:  Lost Season 5 Premiere - Sci-Fi Fact vs. Fiction - Time Travel, Wormholes and Exotic Matter - Popular Mechanics

Adam Savage on LOST Season Five

I'm so glad to be back in the world of Lost—and after seeing the season premiere, I can say it was worth the wait. Somehow the show always seems to get the exact right ratio of questions answered to questions raised, and last night's season opener was no exception. (Now, I'm trusting them here: If the series finale doesn't end up with some serious 'splainin', I'm going to be pretty angry.)

The beginning of this season of Lost reminds me of one of Kurt Vonnegut's favorite phrases: "Keep your hat on, we could end up miles from here."
I don't want to give too much away, even though it's aired, but I'm not sure I can hold out.   Okay, how about one spoiler. Just one. You ready?
Jack shaves that awful beard off.   Whew! Am I glad to get that off my chest. I HATE Jack's beard, which seems to have some kind of super-wussifying effect on him, like a reverse Sampson: Jack GAINS power with proper grooming. Thank goodness. Now he and the rest of the Oceanic Six can get back to the island, where they belong. It's disconcerting to see them out in the world—it's just not right.

The season opener adds a whole new dimension to the island's powers. We reconnect with everyone, on the island and off, and it's clear that they've bumped up the question quotient about six-and-a-half notches. Remember in Terminator how you had to wrap your brain around John Connor sending Reese back in time to romance his mom and thus become his father? Yeah, well, that was nothing.


Like Billy Pilgrim in Slaughterhouse 5, our entire island-bound community of Lost-ites has become unstuck in time. While the Oceanic Six are three years in the future, the survivors on the island have no idea when they are, because they're zipping back and forth between the past and the future. But they can't change the past, because, as on-show physicist Daniel Faraday explains, time is like a string, and though one can move back and forth on that string, one can't create another string. It works well narratively, but I'm not sure if I totally buy it. Of course, Faraday might be lying to save the characters all the trouble of running into themselves and causing a temporal anomaly (or is that Star Trek?).


I love the time-travel thing. LOVE it. Clearly the writers have inculcated themselves with the canon of time-travel movies and literature and they've taken it on as a personal challenge. They teased it a bunch last season, but now it's taken over with gusto. Thankfully we've got Faraday—who clearly knows his stuff—as our tour guide through the space–time continuum. I can't wait to see when—and where—it takes us.


Jeremy Davies' Faraday is easily my favorite of the new roster of characters (though Miles' constant Corporal Hicks–like doomsaying is hilarious), but he's given a heck of a lot of exposition to do, and not everything he says holds up to scrutiny. For instance, why would you need to head on a specific compass bearing to get away from the island? Or why couldn't he just explain to Sawyer that the island was unstuck in time, instead of saying, "It'd be hard to explain it to a quantum physicist, let alone you." I dislike when characters aren't clear with each other in the interest in expediency.

Read the full article:  MythBuster Adam Savage on Lost Premiere - Popular Mechanics

Time is a Like Street

Time is like a street - I feel a parody song coming on.  Anyway, just a couple of more thoughts about the LOST season first two episodes. 

Thought/Theory One:
Myles said that it took Whidmore more than 20 years to find the island the first time so he wasn't sweating him trying to find them now, which is interesting.  That would probably mean somewhere around the time of the purge would've been the time that Whidmore would have been looking for the island.  Did Whidmore move the island at that time, when the island/Jacob/destiny called Ben as the leader of the Others.

Thought/Theory Two:

Daniel explains that time is like a street that you can move forward on that street and move backward on that street, but you cannot ever create a new street because you will fail overtime.  That is the exact opposite of time travel things ever.  People make the smallest change that changes the futures drastically from Back to the Future to the Simpsons to Quantum Leap, etc.  I feel like those left behind that are skipping like a record in time are like Sam Beckett leaping from life to life hoping each time that the next leap will be the leap home.

Ask Lost

The new Website to ask questions for the official LOST podcast?  yeah, that's right I said it.  I love the Official LOST Podcast and The LOST Podcast with Jay and Jack, and occasionally listen to The Transmission.

So ask your questions?  I'll ask mine.

Ask Lost

Pre-Order LOST Season 5 at Amazon!

You can already pre-order the new season of LOST at amazon.  Order yours today!

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Ajira Airways - Australian Walkabout

The latest info from Ajira Airways sounds like it is about John Locke.  Read it for yourself.

Australian Walkabout

Australian Walkabout

Free your body, soul and mind from the material trappings of your 60 mph world. Come out to the wild western barrens of Australia and get lost on Ajira's latest adventure - The Walkabout. There's no parallel to this perilous journey, rise from your paralyzed existence, rid yourself of any mental baggage and learn to walk miraculously into the curing wonders of the wilderness. Your compass and your hunting abilities will be your only friends as the hard ground carves you into a real man. Come see what the Aborigines had in mind for this ancient rite of passage and boomerang your sense of self along the way. Over the desert and through the cavernous mountains to the Eden-coasts that stretch for thousands of miles, this world is yours and yours alone. Come on the authentic Walkabout, only on Ajira Adventures. Once you take this journey, you'll never want to leave.

Posted by Antonio B. MacCutcheon

When am I? - LOST Season Five Begins

When am I?  What a wonderful question?  When are the LOSTies that were left behind?  As far as they go, it was obvious that Frogurt had to die since this was his first time in real episodes (Missing Pieces and references only prior to these two episodes).  Also I love that Daniel Faraday ended up back in the 70s working on the construction of the Orchid, but how?  Also love that the rules of time travel and such do not apply to Desmond Hume.

There was many cool things that happened on the time traveling island that's moving around like a record that is skipping.  We got to see drug smugglers crash and Locke got shot by Ethan, and then meet up with Richard who somehow knew exactly what was going on.  Perhaps he like Desmond is immune to the time travel effects.  We also got see Daniel meet up with Desmond at some point prior to his contact with the people on Flight 815. 

There were a few other highlights, such as the weird soldiers that came out of nowhere with flaming arrows and guns to kill the remaining log carry guys.  I didn't know there were anymore.  Locke came in to save the day for Juliet and Sawyer who it looks like will be spending a lot more time together as the de facto leaders.

Off the island, it was interesting how almost all of the Oceanic Six joined up in LA at the time as Ben and his people where there with John's body, which sounds like it's very important to Ben that they keep a close watch on, so maybe our friend Locke is not dead at all. 

Kate gets the weird visit from the lawyer and goes on the run, and while driving around and passing Hurley and Sayid at a gas station, she got a call from Sun.  They meet up in a hotel and it seems miraculous that Sun would call at the exact time when Kate was running away.  With the previous two meetings we saw with Charles Whidmore that Sun is up to something.  My theory is that she is the one who sent the lawyers so that she would have an opportunity

Hurley was definitely a focus both of these episodes as he and Sayid were on the run and then he was blamed for several murders.  The cops were as on his trail, but Ana Lucia came to Hurley and gave him some great advice.  To change clothes, stay away from the cops and go somewhere safe.  Hurley went to his parents and as Sayid wasn't getting better eventually they called Jack to help him and Hurley's dad took Sayid to Jack.  Jack called Ben and told him what was happening.  So Ben shows up at Hurley's house, and Hurley is freaked out and doesn't trust Ben so his give himself up to the police.

Also Ben only has 70 hours to get this right.  70 hours to what?  Leave?  Get back to the island?  Revive John Locke?  Save the world?  Save the island?  Save the cheerleader?  Oh sorry, wrong show.  =)

There's a ton of stuff happening on these episodes.  It was a lot of fun, it just went by way too fast. 

Anyway, I had a great time watching the series premiere tonight.  In fact, I had my first LOST party with some friends over we even had a LOST cake! 

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

DSA announcement 9 with Damon and Carlton

This is this weeks email from Damon and Carlton!

 

"Dear fellow Dharma recruits,
The fifth season premiere is only hours away. Be forewarned, we are hosting the clip show that proceeds it at 8/7 central.

With the show's imminent launch, it's been very busy here in the LOST offices. Last week we attended the TCA (Television Critics Association) press tour. We did a lot of interviews there, which you'll probably see this week, and we showed them episode three. (They'd already seen episodes one and two via ABC.)

We are also working on breaking the last five episodes, writing episodes twelve and thirteen, production is shooting eleven, we're editing seven, eight, nine and ten, and on the post end of things we are finishing the CG work, ADR, sound and mixing on episodes four, five and six.

So this is a round-about way of saying we didn't have a chance to prepare a video for you this week. We hope you'll understand. However, we will be back. In fact it's our hope to fire off to you guys a DSA video update about once a month as the season progresses.
We really appreciate your continued support, and we hope you enjoy the premiere.

With gratitude,
Damon and Carlton"

Carlton & Damon Q&A from NJ.com

In this interview with "Lost" co-creator Damon Lindelof, we look back on some of the behind-the-scenes decisions for season four, why some fans may be troubled by season five's emphasis on time travel, and why the worst episode in "Lost" history was also the most important episode in "Lost" history (from a production standpoint, anyway).

What material did you have to leave out because of the strike that you won't be able to get back to?

I don't think that there's anything that just got basically junked. There's stuff that got truncated, so you're getting the Cliff's Notes version of the story. Whereas there might have been an entire episode that was Charlotte's flashbacks if there hadn't been a strike, now you get the story but not the flashbacks. I think the complete jettisoning of a story plan would take the whole Jenga tower down. We have to do all that stuff to get to where we're going. Nothing was so expendable that you could just say we couldn't get to do this. The show would suffer for it. But the Michael story, we wanted to do something that was more redemptive for him than staying with the bomb and allowing Jin to get to the deck as he was spraying liquid nitrogen onto it. But it ended up having to be that, as opposed to something that was probably more heroic, more emotional, by virtue of the fact that we had to collapse our time frame. Originally, we were going to do an hour less than we wound up doing, and we had to beg for that. We were still rolling film, like, 11 days before it was on the air. It was all we could do to cram everything in there, and you go, "What are the major story points you can play?" and you need to connect the dots. The primary story focus was on the Oceanic Six, and everyone else had to defer. We had to explain how Jin died, and so that gave us less time for Michael's redemptive arc, and we regret that.

More:  LOST: Damon Lindelof Q&A - TV and FILM - NJ.com

LOST is back today!

Hello everyone, just wanted to say.  I'm excited like it's Christmas, so what does that mean?  LOST is back tonight!  I'm so excited and I'm having a LOST party with some friends, including a Dharma cake! 

Anyway, there is a new Official LOST Video Podcast to check out today, while you're preparing for the new season.

Be sure to tune in at 8pm for the recap and stay tuned for the two episodes at 9 pm and 10 pm!

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Monday, January 19, 2009

'LOST' In Time

Another New York Post article about the going ons of the mysterious island of the LOST ones.

To understand most shows, all you need is time, a television and the ability to understand English.

For "Lost," we needed two physics professors.

Luckily for The Post, Dr. Michio Kaku of City University here in New York, and Richard Muller of the University of California at Berkeley, are not only experts in their field, they're big fans of ABC's sci-fi series, which returns in a two-hour premiere this Wednesday.

The surprising thing they discovered: One of the show's biggest secrets - what is the mysterious island our castaways landed on? - already has been revealed. Ready? The island is a ship, essentially, one that travels through space and time using a wormhole. Trippy

'LOST' TIMELINE: ON THE ISLAND - New York Post

New York Post on LOST Season 5

LOST Season Five is just a couple of days away.  I hope you're preparing the ring in the LOST new year.  He's a New York Post article that you might find interesting.

THE big secret of "Lost" is finally out.

After four years, the mystery of "Lost" is revealed in the first few minutes of this season's much-anticipated fifth season debut, Jan. 19.

If you think you already know too much about what's in store, stop reading now.

At bottom, "Lost" is about time travel.

SNEAK PEEK AT NEW SEASON OF 'LOST' - New York Post

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Lost Unanswered Questions Gallery

TV Guide has some photos and some unanswered questions about LOST!

Lost Unanswered Questions Pictures - Photo Gallery: Lost: Unanswered Questions

Carlton and Damon talk Richard's, Sawyer, and Jin

This article was last night over at TV Guide.

It's rather impossible to share much of what was discussed at Lost's TCA Winter Press Tour session on Friday, since to do so would delve into the first few episodes — the third of which was screened for reporters just before exec producers Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof took the stage. Here, though — and to supplement my teasy afternoon Facebook updates — are some Dharma-approved sound bites:

Lost's "True Mystery" Revealed!
Coming off of Richard Alpert's appearance in this season's Episode 3, Lindelof refuted one press person's contention that Nestor Carbonell wears too much eyeliner (especially when projected on the Hilton ballroom's 20-foot screens). "We had the same [observation] you did, but he does not wear any mascara, no eyeliner, nothing." Cuse chimed in to call Carbonell's distinct eyes "the true mystery of Lost."

Source to Read More: Lost Bosses Solve "True Mystery," Cop to "Utter Suckiness" and Promise a Super-Sawyer - Today's News: Our Take | TVGuide.com

LOST Drawings

I used to draw a lot.  I have only drawn 4 pictures in the last 5 or 6  years.  3 of the drawings I drew this week and one last Labor Day.  I am posting them on my LOST blog because they are LOST related drawings.  I think as you look at these images, that as the week went along I'm starting to get my grove back in drawing.  It's fun to have some practice.

 

I drew the LOST message in a bottle last Labor Day which like I said was the first thing I had drawn in years.
LOST_Bottle

 

I drew Kate from LOST last Sunday.
LOST_Kate

I finished Locke on Thursday.
LOST_Locke

I drew Jack last night in about 30 minutes. 

LOST_Jack

Tell me what you think.  I do see improvement over the course of the three this week.  I like the Jack picture the best.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Rebecca Found the LOST Geeks

It didn’t take Rebecca Mader long to realize fans of Lost are ... uh ... what’s the word we’re looking for here?

Devoted? Passionate? Crazy?

“I love my geeks!” said an enthusiastic Mader, who plays Charlotte Lewis on Lost. “Geeks are the best fans!”

The fifth season of the mysterious drama – or the second-last season, depending on how you look at it – begins Wednesday, Jan. 21, on A and ABC. Mader joined the cast of Lost early in season No. 4.

“It’s funny, before I joined Lost, I always wanted to find the geeks, you know?” said Mader, a native of England. “I love Battlestar Galactica, and I wanted to find my geeks, my boys. I love stuff like that, and I’m a bit of a geek, too.”

One thing about geeks: They know what they like.

“When I got this show, I was like, ‘Wicked,’ because they’re the most loyal fans ever,” Mader said. “They’re intelligent, they’re smart, they know good TV when they find it and they’ll stick with it.”

Click the link below to see the rest of the article.

Source: Lost star finds her geeks | TV | Entertainment | Toronto Sun

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

What Does Event Window Determined Mean?


A new easter egg from LOST promo.

Monday, January 12, 2009

LOST 01/28/09 - "The Lie" and "Jughead" (SPOLIERS)

The premiere of LOST will be a three hour event.  The next week we'll have two more hours of LOST.  A rebroadcast of LOST Season 5 Episode 2 "The Lie" at 8 pm followed by the new episode 3 "Jughead."

 

Official Press Release for "Jughead" was release today:

DESMOND SEARCHES FOR A WOMAN WHO COULD BE THE KEY IN HELPING FARADAY STOP THE ISLAND'S ERRATIC MOVEMENTS THROUGH TIME, ON ABC'S "LOST"

"Jughead" - Desmond goes in search of a woman who could be the key to helping Faraday stop the island's erratic movements through time, and Locke discovers the identity of the unknown forces who have been attacking the survivors, on "Lost," WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28 (9:00-10:02 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

"Lost" stars Naveen Andrews as Sayid, Henry Ian Cusick as Desmond, Jeremy Davies as Daniel Faraday, Michael Emerson as Ben, Matthew Fox as Jack, Jorge Garcia as Hurley, Josh Holloway as Sawyer, Yunjin Kim as Sun, Ken Leung as Miles, Evangeline Lilly as Kate, Elizabeth Mitchell as Juliet and Terry O'Quinn as Locke.
Guest starring are Nestor Carbonell as Richard Alpert, Sonya Walger as Penelope "Penny" Widmore, Alan Dale as Charles Widmore, Rebecca Mader as Charlotte Lewis, Tom Connolly as Jones, Alexandra Krosney as Ellie, Imelda Corcoran as Abigail, Matthew Alan as Cunningham, Dan Hildebrand as custodian, Mary Ann Taheny as Moira, Raymond Ma as Efren Salonga, Sarah Farooqui as Theresa and Tuli Roy-Kirwan as secretary.

"Jughead" was written by Elizabeth Sarnoff & Paul Zbyszewski and directed by Rod Holcomb.

Source:  ABC Medianet Press Release

Michael Emerson on the island in LOST Season 5

In the following video Michael Emerson aka "Ben Linus" shares a little about the upcoming season of LOST. He talks about when and where the island is. It seems the island may be jumping around in time much like Desmond in the constant. Perhaps the Oceanic Six are the Island's constant and they are needed to come back so that the island will stabilize and will not "die" like George and Elewess, the rat.

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Lost Season 5 Premiere Fires Up One Trippy New Season

As I mentioned almost two weeks ago, tons of the press have seen the first two episodes of the new season of LOST, which makes me jealous.  This is another one of the articles that features some minor spoilers about the upcoming LOST!

The first hour is the stronger of the two, as it sends the mind reeling and uncorks infinite possibilities. Picking up soon after the events of the season finale, "Because You Left" reiterates Ben's claim that Jack et al must return to the island to make things "right" (as Michael Emerson shares (see next post for video), there's a "scientific need" for that reunion to happen), then lets slip a bit of insight — from the perspective of those left behind — as to where the island moved. Alas, just as they figure it out....

Next up, "The Lie" revolves around a major predicament for one of the Oceanic 6, setting the stage for a twist that significantly staggers Ben's plan to "get the band back together." Meanwhile, Sawyer, Juliet and the others are subject to old island problems, new revelations and surprise saviors, with the showstopper being one of Lost's most electric and intense action scenes ever.

Review: Lost Season 5 Premiere Fires Up One Trippy New Season - Today's News: Our Take | TVGuide.com

Saturday, January 10, 2009

LOST: Showdown on ABC.com

Everything happens for a reason. In the LOST: Showdown, some of the most memorable, happenings from the series will vie for your vote in a weekly competition to determine the ultimate moment from the past for seasons.


Watch the video clips and vote for your favorite moment every week until the winner is revealed on Wednesday, February 11th.

Lost - LOST: Showdown - ABC.com

Monday, January 5, 2009

LOST Dharma DSA Announcement 7

"Only two and a half weeks until the LOST premiere! Let the countdown begin!

We are back to work and thought we'd break in the new year with a quick tour of the writer's offices and introduce you to the writers working on season five.

Best,
Damon and Carlton"


In the video, pay attention the wall of the characters. There is a section of living, undead, and dead. One person whom many of us think is dead is still on living wall! We know Locke is still alive back on the island when it moved, but Daniel Day Kim is still on the alive wall. Which is very interesting!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

TV Guide Mega Minute LOST

Rebecca Mader Video from TVGuide

Talks about time off, last year's finale and more...

Thursday, January 1, 2009

LOST Seasons 1-4 Recap Show Press Release

This is the press release from ABC about the upcoming recap of the first four seasons of LOST.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

ABC Television Network

PRESS RELEASE - PRESS RELEASE - ENTERTAINMENT -

LOST CLIP SHOW (working title; 1/21)

A LOOK OVER THE PAST FOUR SEASONS WILL SHED LIGHT ON THE SURVIVORS  OF OCEANIC FLIGHT 815, THE MYSTERIES OF THE ISLAND, THE OCEANIC 6, CHARLES WIDMORE AND OTHER OUTSIDE INFLUENCES -- ALL IN PREPARATION FOR "LOST'S" EXCITING FIFTH SEASON PREMIERE -- IN THE NEW SPECIAL, "LOST CLIP SHOW" (w.t.), WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21 ON ABC

ABC once again invites new and avid "Lost" viewers to take another look at one of the most talked about and critically acclaimed shows. "Lost Clip Show" (working title) will explore the series in a way that will bring new viewers up to date -- but which current viewers will also find illuminating - in anticipation of the two-hour fifth season premiere. The special will take an in-depth look at the mysteries of the island, its inhabitants, the Oceanic 6, outside influences such as Charles Widmore, and also delve into some of the questions that have been answered, and others that still remain a mystery. "Lost Clip Show" airs WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

Please note: This program will repeat Saturday, Jan. 24, from 8:00-9:00 p.m., ET.

When Oceanic Flight 815 crashed on an island in the middle of the Pacific, each survivor was given a choice to live together or die alone. Thrown together in this mysterious place, they have struggled to overcome shadows from their past in order to survive. Where are they? What else is on this island, and why is Charles Widmore so interested in it?  Is Ben really one of the good guys?  What really happened to the Dharma Initiative? Is rescue on its way? Rescue, indeed... Jack, Kate, Hurley, Sayid, Sun and Claire's son, Aaron - otherwise known as the Oceanic 6 - have been rescued and are trying to pick up the pieces of the lives they knew before the crash and perpetuate the lie concocted to hide the truth of what really happened. But will Jack and Ben be able to convince all of them to return to the island - including taking Locke's (a.k.a. Jeremy Bentham) body with them -- in order to save those left behind? Locating the island may prove even more difficult since Ben moved it. It's not just a question of where it went, but when. These questions and more will be examined to prepare for the shocking Season Five premiere that will change everything.

Source:  ABC Medianet

LOST Season 5 Premiere Press Release from Dec. 31

Here's the press release from ABC about the Season Premiere of LOST

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

ABC Television Network

PRESS RELEASE - PRESS RELEASE - ENTERTAINMENT -

LOST (1/21; SEASON PREMIERE)

THE REMAINING SURVIVORS START TO FEEL THE EFFECTS CAUSED BY
THE ISLAND BEING MOVED, AND JACK AND BEN BEGIN THEIR QUEST TO REUNITE THE OCEANIC 6 - ALONG WITH LOCKE'S BODY - IN ORDER TO RETURN TO THE ISLAND, ON THE SEASON PREMIERE OF ABC'S "LOST"

Michelle Rodriguez Guest Stars as Ana Lucia

Awarded the 2005 Emmy and 2006 Golden Globe for Best Drama Series, "Lost" returns for its fifth season of action-packed mystery and adventure -- that will continue to bring out the very best and the very worst in the people who are lost, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Please note: This program will repeat Saturday, Jan. 24, from 9:00-11:00 p.m., ET.

After Oceanic Air flight 815 tore apart in mid-air and crashed on a Pacific island, its survivors were forced to find inner strength they never knew they had in order to survive. But they discovered that the island holds many secrets, including a mysterious smoke monster, polar bears, housing and hatches with electricity and hot & cold running water, a group of island residents known as "The Others," and a mysterious man named Jacob. The survivors have also found signs of those who came to the island before them, including a 19th century sailing ship called The Black Rock, a downed Beechcraft plane from a failed drug run, the remains of an ancient statue, as well as bunkers belonging to the Dharma Initiative -- a group of scientific researchers who inhabited the island in the recent past. They also encountered a freighter stationed off the island that some thought would lead to their rescue, but ultimately almost caused their extinction.

With only 34 original hours left until the final episode airs in 2010, Jack, Kate, Hurley, Sayid, Sun and Claire's son, Aaron - otherwise known as the Oceanic 6 - have been rescued and continue to try and pick up the pieces of the lives they knew before the crash and to perpetuate the lie concocted to hide the truth of what really happened. But Jack and Ben must convince all of them to return to the island in order to save those left behind. This will prove quite a feat since Jack is still wrestling with his addictions, Kate won't speak to him, Hurley is in a mental institution, Sayid is an assassin and Sun blames Jack for Jin's death when the freighter exploded. Adding to their worries is the fact that they also have to take the body of Jeremy Bentham - aka Locke -- with them in order to make things right with the island. But locating the island may prove even more difficult since Ben moved it. It's not just a question of where it went, but when. Back on the island, the survivors who were left behind begin to play out the surprising events that inevitably lead to Locke's death.

In the first part of the season premiere, entitled "Because You Left," the remaining island survivors start to feel the effects of the aftermath of moving the island, and Jack and Ben begin their quest to reunite the Oceanic 6 in order to return to the island with Locke's body in an attempt to save their former fellow castaways. In the second part, entitled "The Lie," Hurley and Sayid are on the run from the cops after stumbling into trouble at the safehouse; the island survivors come under attack by unknown forces; and an old friend offers some shocking advice to Kate in order to ensure that "the lie" remain a secret.


"Lost" stars Naveen Andrews as Sayid, Henry Ian Cusick as Desmond, Jeremy Davies as Daniel Faraday, Michael Emerson as Ben, Matthew Fox as Jack, Jorge Garcia as Hurley, Josh Holloway as Sawyer, Yunjin Kim as Sun, Ken Leung as Miles, Evangeline Lilly as Kate, Elizabeth Mitchell as Juliet and Terry O'Quinn as Locke.

Guest starring in "Because You Left" are L. Scott Caldwell as Rose, Sam Anderson as Bernard, Nestor Carbonell as Richard Alpert, William Mapother as Ethan Rom, Francois Chau as Dr. Marvin Candle, Sonya Walger as Penelope "Penny" Widmore, Alan Dale as Charles Widmore, Rebecca Mader as Charlotte Lewis, William Blanchett as Aaron, Sean Whalen as Neil Frogurt, Tom Irwin as Dan Norton, Michael Dempsey as foreman, Stephanie Smart as ticket agent, Leslie Ishii as woman, Cindy Paliracio as TV anchor, Brad Berryhill as anxious guy, Sven Lindstrom as crew member, Chantal Boomla as counter girl and Jeremy Colvin as security guard.

Guest starring in "The Lie" are Michelle Rodriguez as Ana Lucia, L. Scott Caldwell as Rose, Sam Anderson as Bernard, Sonya Walger as Penelope "Penny" Widmore, Rebecca Mader as Charlotte Lewis, Jeff Fahey as Frank Lapidus, Lillian Hurst as Carmen Reyes, Cheech Marin as David Reyes, William Blanchett as Aaron, Sean Whalen as Neil Frogurt, Tom Connolly as Jones, Mary Mara as Jill, Dana Sorman as Darlene, James Jeremiah as police officer, Stephanie Conching as nurse, Matthew Allan as Cunningham and Todd Bryant as Mattingly.
"Because You Left" was written by Damon Lindelof & Carlton Cuse and directed by Stephen Williams.

"The Lie" was written by Edward Kitsis & Adam Horowitz and directed by Jack Bender.

"Lost" was created by Jeffrey Lieber and J.J. Abrams & Damon Lindelof. Abrams, Lindelof, Bryan Burk, Carlton Cuse, Jack Bender, Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz serve as executive producers. "Lost," which is filmed entirely on location in Hawaii and premiered on September 22, 2004, is from ABC Studios.

"Lost" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound and Spanish audio via SAP. This program carries a TV-14,L,V parental guideline.

This episode of "Lost" will be available on ABC.com the day after airing on the network for users to watch online.

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Book Your Flight on Ajira Airways

Yesterday, I almost had it but couldn't figure it out.  Here's the answer!

ONE WAY
LOS ANGELES
GUAM
JAN. 21
FLIGHT 316 11:30am
10 Adults
0 Children
Promo Code 112 114 111 109 111

Then you will see the following:
ajira_airways_10adults

The available seats and the other things that pop up change.  Once you click on an available seat you will be able to print a boarding pass.  The one that you get from the link on the Ajira Airways site is on a full sheet of paper that is easily printable.
BoardingPass_answer

The other things that pop up wen you check seats for availability are pictures of Saïd Taghmaoui as "Caesar" and Zuleikha Robinson as "Ilana."  You also see a small pictures of "LAX,"  the new Dharma logo with the light house in the middle, a small picture of the inside of an airport with the Ajira Airways logo behind the desk, and what seems to been an Departure Board from an airport that has flight 316 departing at 11:30 am to Honolulu/Guam from gate 15.  Also you see the letter and numbers "N824."