From Doc Arzt & Friends blog site
Want to know what all went down in this afternoons Lost teleconference with Darlton, but don't have the 40 minutes to spare? We have you covered. Here is a short and sweet summary of the teleconference. Beware of light spoilers!If you decide after reading the summary that you actually did want to hear Carlton's smooth baritone and Damon's vibrant soprano by comparison voices, check out the full audio here.Note: The points are listed by when they came up in the teleconference.
8-hour story was crammed down to 5 hours and felt rushed. Ended up expanding 80-page finale to 100-pages for extra hour.
On character deaths: "Some fates will be clear and some fates will be not so clear"
Know what the last scene of Lost is, but do have some leeway on the last line,
Every season of the show is a 'book', and the last chapter in the 'book' has to be the best chapter (referring to finales)
Locke and Jack represent the two different philosophical poles of the show. (Science vs Faith)
The title of the finale is "There's No Place like Home", part one on May 15th and part two on May 29th.
Read the Bible for information prevalent to Lost's future.
Learned most of the philosophical content of Lost from Philosophy 101 in college.
Damon and Carlton don't "bend to the fans will", but have the same overall reaction from the fans.
There are 34 episodes left in seasons 5 and 6.
They finished writing the season finale on Monday and are fine tuning it now.
The enhanced episodes are considered "cliff notes" for the show.
The final three hours of the show show how Jack and Kate become part of the 'O6 and how Sawyer doesn't. All balancing on the love triangle's axis.
They are planning an online prologue for season five, similar to 'Find 815.'
Orchid video pays off in a big way for the finale.
The story's that were dropped because of the writer's strike will be picked up in later season's
All the music in the show is very focused and intentional.
Everything that was set up in the first half of the season will pay off in the second half.
Season 5 should be launching in the last week of January.
They decided to expand on the Penny/Desmond love story, because of the incredible chemistry between the two.
You will be seeing more of Alan Dale (Charles Widmore) sooner rather than later, and more of him than you have seen.
On the "game changer" that would make the word flash irrelevant: "If we were to switch perspectives at any time and suddenly we were off the island focusing on the Oceanic 6 trying to get back, that would be the present, and what was happening back on the island [the 'woosh'] would be the either parallel present, possibly the past, or possibly the future."
The four toed statue was not too weird to be on the show, they are getting to who built it and why it has four toes in the shows future.
You will see smokey in the first episode back and get a "healthy dosage" of Jacob before the end of the season.
They are 'not commenting' on the mysterious London filming.
There will not be any Lost "spin offs." They want to bring the story to a close with the final episode.
Damon and Carlton spend more time with each other than they do with their wives, or even each other's wives.
The name 'Frozen Donkey Wheel' is not supposed to make any sense, but is an inside joke with the writers.
They will not comment on the fate of Rousseau, but they can confirm that she was indeed shot with bullets.
No regrets for making an end date for 'Lost', unless Darlton become replaced zombies or cyborgs.
Teleconferences come to an abrupt end.