Thursday, July 31, 2008
I'm so sorry I've been absent for the week, the last thing I knew I was writing an entry about time travel, LOST, Kurt Vonnegut and Star Trek: TNG (LOL!)and I think the sheer awesomeness of those things combined completely fried my brain because I had a migraine over the weekend and a subsequent headache ever since! It's been so hot in England for the past week (and we really aren't used to it!), so I suspect that to be the cause of my woes - the summer and I really do not get along! If I disappear again, you know why! I will post that time travel thing at some point, along with an update on my week but I have two very important issues to address!
And now watch as I flail and flap about...the new Dharma video and the few bits of new LOST info that emerged from Comic-Con! :D :D :D
I just sat and watched the entire Q&A session on YouTube because I was reading different reports around the internet and accuracy really does matter, guys, especially when said rumours concern our most beloved Daniel Faraday - come on! So, the panic started when I read on a deviantArt LOST group that the Red Shirts on the Zodiac were all dead and that Dan was 'probably gonna be ok.' Probably? PROBABLY? This is not good news! I want my fears to be quashed not resurrected! How are they dead? OMG. Woe. Etc. So anyway, after much trawling of the internet and my inability to find an actual transcript I decided to watch a shakily filmed video of the panel. The words actually spoken were 'things are looking good for Faraday,' which is so much better! Phew! :D :D :D :D. I've since found an audio version, which is probably much more practical if you'd like to listen to it. There's quite a good text run down of the questions and answers here, but in case you're feeling lazy, these were the few that I found particularly interesting:
The island did not travel when the hatch exploded, but something else happened.
We will see Rousseau's story in season 5, but to use the word flashback would be disingenuous.
Kate will see Sawyer again.
Things are looking good for Faraday
Faraday's notebook will feature heavily in the next season. It contains information about things that have happened and things that are about to happen.
We will see Richard Alpert barefoot in the near future (in response to a question about how many toes he has! LOL)
After that rather lengthy introduction, I finally get to what I really want to talk about. OMG the new Dharma video. THE NEW DHARMA VIDEO! I know the internet has gone into overdrive about the fact that it is seemingly Daniel Faraday speaking off camera to Marvin Candle Pierre Chang, especially after confirmation that Francois Chau is quoted as saying:
All I can tell you is "yes" I know who did the voice, and "yes" it definitely is someone the audience has seen before".
At first I was sure it was Dan's voice, then I wavered and thought it was Miles', after a third viewing I'm convinced it's Dan. I think his accent sounds slightly off, much like Kate's did during the shower scene *stifles Jate gag reflex* in Something Nice Back Home. I think it's just a futile attempt at disguising Jeremy Davies' voice. OMG YOU GUYS! Do you think it's Dan?
Also, just in case you don't know about this video, it was supposedly shot by a lucky comic-con attendee, picked as a Dharma recruit at the beginning of the Q&A session. He was chosen, with a couple of other hopefuls to go back into the Dharma booth and see something that the rest of the world, even Cuse and Lidelof were not allowed to see. Towards the end of the session he burst back in, carrying this 'mystery' footage on his camera and Cuse and Lindelof let him show the other fans ;-)
So, a couple of theories that I realise are already doing the rounds:
The baby crying in the background, is it Miles? I really think it might be! Miles Straume has always struck me as being a spiritualist stage name! It's just too close to Maelstrom! His surname is totally Chang, guys. Totally.
Hang on, if Dan is on The Island 30 years into the past...oh no, wait. I just got all excited about Charlotte being his Constant instead of Desmond. Haha, scrap that. It would make any baby on the island at least 26 in the 2004 present and Charlotte is 25. So we can assume that the transmission was in July 1978, almost exactly a year before Charlotte was born. Boo. Miles is about the right age to be the baby though, yes?
This whole 'Faraday is the cameraman' thing does make sense to me and fits with the existing theories I think are plausible. I'm in the camp that believes that The Island moved in time, rather than space (my rl friends disagree), so I can imagine Faraday, the only survivor of The Zodiac, washing ashore on The Island - only to find that everything is different and it's actually The Island of 30 years ago. Poor Dan! Also, he's the only person who could really help Chang...
It also might explain why flashback!
Dan was crying. For some reason.It just all seems so romantic to me, if Daniel really is the cameraman, on a quest to save/get back to the woman he loves. The new Desmond/Penny? Almost? Nearly? No?
OMG I love LOST so much. I'm so excited to have this new information! I feel so lonely though, I have no one to talk to tonight ;__;. My parents, who do enjoy LOST, aren't even feigning interest. *hugs flist* I do love you guys so much, thank you for being out there somewhere. ♥ xxx
Also, has anyone else joined The Dharma Initiative? The test frightened me a little, very creepy, but I felt so proud when the results said I'd passed! I know everyone passes...but still!
Lindelof: You Won't Know When You Are 'Lost'By ALAN STANLEY BLAIR
Source: Sci Fi Wire
The following contains MODERATE SPOILERS for Season 5 of "Lost" on ABC.
ABC's "Lost" most likely won't begin broadcasting again until 2009, but not even that has stopped the show's producers from teasing fans on what they can expect.
One of the main subject areas included the setting of the fifth season, particularly where flashbacks are concerned. The weekly flashback approach to the series became one of the shows defining features, allowing for more personal stories to be told; however in the fourth year, the flashbacks became "flash forwards" and hinted at life after the island. For Season 5 though, all bets are off.
"We are steering away from the word 'flashback' and embracing a whole new word," creator Damon Lindelof told fans at San Diego Comic-Con, according to SciFi Wire. "Once again, when Season 5 starts, you're not going to know when and where you are. We do this fun thing every year where we let the audience figure out where they are."
His partner in crime, Carlton Cuse, backed him up while insisting that "there will still be flashbacks and 'flash-forwards' on the show, but we are going to do something different this season and mix it up. There will be storytelling both on the island and off the island and in different periods of time. It's just going to be organized differently and not constrained by the rules of flashbacks and 'flash-forwards.'"
The duo also confirmed that despite their demise at the end of Season 4, the characters of Jin (Daniel Dae Kim) and John Locke (Terry O'Quinn) will be back ... as will Danielle Rousseau (Mira Furlan), who will finally receive a story of her own.
During the event, Matthew Fox made a surprise appearance and, according to TV Guide, there was even a stunt to promote the Dharma Initiative. A fan named Dan claimed to have an "exclusive video from the Dharma booth." The footage featured Dr. Marvin Candle (who admitted his real name) and also implied that time is of the essence for the initiative and that life on the island is 30 years behind the rest of the world.
Rick Kushman: Down, boys: The dog on 'Lost' is safe
By Rick Kushman - email@example.com
I've got great news, and I know you're with me on this. The dog lives. No harm will come to the dog.
There's the official word out of Comic-Con – the recently concluded San Diego fan fest for comics, sci-fi and, now, everything any Hollywood studio or network wants to market – about Vincent, the guileless golden retriever on ABC's "Lost."
During a recent panel in front of a couple of thousand fans, producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse said the one thing, frankly, I needed to hear.
They didn't give up much in the way of details on anything else involving "Lost," except to say the show is complicated and things will happen. But according to news reports, Lindelof told the crowd, "It's safe to say Vincent will make it to the end of the show."
OK, I'm in. I'm hanging until the end, and I'm completely fine with whatever happens to the rest of the gang. I'm just saying, if you introduce a dog character on a show with monsters and gunfire and whatever the heck's happening out there, you'd better take care of him.
One of the funniest moments during the LOST panel at Comic Con 08 was the appearance of Future Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse, which I believe was a part of the promos for the Season 4 DVDs.
Here is a screencap and you can see Damon with an eye patch in a Yankees shirt (of course he is a Red Sox fan) and Carlton is in an Obama: Four More Years shirt.
I was trying to get the WiFi to work at this moment and messing around with the PC to live blog so I can't remember what they said, but I know the crowd was laughing pretty hard.
Thanks to Aaiysha for the great pic!!
Henk Van Eeghen editor of Lost on ABC .... Hans Van Eeghen - Dharma Initiative representative.. a connection?
Leave a question in the comments section if there is something you would like to see the panel discuss.
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Evangeline Lilly and Dominic Monaghan are reportedly set to marry.The actors - who split briefly earlier this year - are said to be planning a quiet ceremony in Hawaii, as a tribute to 'Lost', the hit TV show on which they met.A source said: "Evangeline and Dominic have been spending a lot of time together during the show's hiatus and are very excited about the future.""Evangeline accepted Dom's proposal while they were away together and they both agree Hawaii is the perfect place for the wedding - both as a location and for sentimental reasons."However, the pair is in no rush to tie the knot, and are happy living as an engaged couple for the time being.The source added: "The wedding might be next year or maybe the year after that. It's another 'Lost' mystery!"
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
[ HANS VAN EEGHEN ] Must have an accent - could be Dutch or Scandinavian, late 30s to early 60s. A smart, rigorous scientist, outspoken, determined with a sharp sense of the greater purpose to his life. He has struggled to bring back a respected scientific research group that had fallen into disrepute, and now is trying hard to staff it with the best possible people.
The little information that I give in each post is very hard for me and I wish I could tell you more about what I know.
I knew about Dan Bronson two days before he made himself visible to the world because of a Halloween party I had met him at.He wore a BumbleBee costume.
Source: SpoilerTV Forums
I can understand why my last comment may have confused a lot of you.
The way my life works is probably not common to most of you.
To clarify, I have met Dan Bronson for the first time twice.
Source: SpoilerTV Forums
While I can't confirm that Dan Bronson is his real name, Dan Bronson is indeed one man and one man alone.
His first attempt at exposing what Global Octagon Recruiting was doing at Comic Con did not go as planned.
That's where I came in.
Source: SpoilerTV Forums
If you haven't seen the video, you can check it out here. Though seeing Dr. Candle in leisurewear comes as a bit of a shock, the first big surprise in the clip is that the doctor's real name is Pierre Cheng. Surprisingly, I couldn't find any real life philosophers by this name. Lindelof and Cuse love to name their characters after real people, but this time it looks like the name may be meaningless.
After learning that Cheng is a professor of astrophysics and has a crying baby at home, he reveals that he's broadcasting the video from 30 years in the past. He's also aware that he's going to die in the DHARMA purge, and glances down at the arm he'll later lose as if he knows what will happen to it. "This information has come to me from a source who has proven himself to be credible," he reveals. A familiar voice behind the camera tells him to hurry up and get to the point.
Cheng soon does get to the point. "This place, it has extraordinary properties," he says. "I'm begging you, no matter what's happened, it's imperative that the DHARMA Initiative be reconstituted. You have to continue to do the research, and you have to do it now. Time is not just of the essence, it is the essence. Perhaps you'll be able to find a way to save us, to change the past." The video comes to an end when the man behind the camera says that nobody's ever going to see the message and that it's all pointless.
I had to watch this clip a few times before attempting to grasp its meaning, and I'm still not sure I fully understand it. It seems obvious that Daniel Faraday is the man behind the camera, which provides an interesting twist for his character. We've all assumed that he's unstuck in time like Desmond, but this video seems to prove that he actually traveled 30 years into the past. If so, how? Has he been on the island before? Is he part of the group attempting to reform the DHARMA Initiative? If he's hanging out with Pierre Cheng, the answer is likely yes.
My theory, and I may be completely off my rocker, is that Faraday was part of the original DHARMA Initiative. Maybe he escaped the purge by jumping into the time machine, then went back to the past to warn Pierre Cheng about what would happen. At Saturday's Comic-Con panel, Cuse and Lindelof did reveal that we'll discover how Daniel knew about the poison gas in the Tempest Station that we saw in "The Other Woman." Could it be because he's already spent time on the island?
The video also seems to hint that DHARMA may be reforming in season 5. I wouldn't be surprised if that was a major plot point in the series next year. These annual Comic-Con videos may be mysterious and confusing, but they're also jam-packed full of clues.
Another thing that's interesting about the clip is that Cheng urges someone to attempt to change the past. The Lost producers have stated time and again that changing the past is impossible, and that the universe course corrects itself in order to keep things balanced. Was Cheng not aware of this, or will someone actually find a way to alter the past next season? We'll have to wait and see.
Sci-Fi also picked up the rights to LOST, but at least that makes sense, because we all know the castaways are actually encapsulated in a glass bubble floating through space. G4 plans to redo LOST like they did Star Trek by creating "LOST 2.0," which will offer interactive elements and display factoids during the broadcast. G4 and Sci-Fi allegedly paid $200,000 per episode for the series -- although Sci-Fi footed most of the bill. Although it's sad to see G4 continue down this path toward becoming the poor man's Spike TV, at least we've got GameTrailers making good video game retrospectives.
source : joystiq.com
Actually, I just heard from a reliable source what the new nonflash story structure is supposed to be for season five, and here's what I can tell you:
1. What my source told me seems to jibe perfectly with everything we've heard straight from the mouths of Damon and Carlton at TCA and Comic-Con
2. It could be incredibly confusing
3. Think about the Jin and Sun episode from last season.
In particular, this new story structure (which we'll discuss more as it gets closer to the new season) seems to ease my biggest fear about season five: separated characters and character groups. So before the secret gets out and everyone starts bitching about the confusing part, I'd like to say thanks, writers, for listening to us fans about wanting to see our faves continue to share adventures. Cheers.
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Children of Lost (and Tron!) Show Expectation Shift @ Comic-Con
SAN DIEGO — The geeks have their work cut out for them next year. This was, after all, the first time that Comic-Con’s annual fanboy enthusiasm was overtaken by a bunch of screaming tweens. On at least two separate panels here this weekend, presenters pulled the old summer-camp routine, asking one section of Hall H (the 6,500-seat presentation room where fans line up for hours to get an early taste of anticipated future releases) to out-cheer the other half. But what would Heroes writer Jeph Loeb or Terminator Salvation director McG think if they knew that they’d been outdone by the girls at Thursday afternoon’s Twilight panel, who rattled Hall H with the kind of screams rarely heard outside Miley Cyrus concerts?
Like a slow-motion Michael Bay sequence, it seems Comic-Con is transforming each year, getting bigger and louder in the process. Major changes for 2008 went beyond the ear-piercing tweens to the fact that two television shows graduated from standing-room-only conference rooms to Hall H, which has traditionally been reserved for film presentations. Heroes had no trouble filling the space (some fans even camped out the night before, with others stretching more than a mile around the San Diego Convention Center for access to the panel), with many sticking around for a peek at the next season of Lost, the sci-fi mega show that has become as much a weekly event as simply a series.
But before digging into the fall TV season, it’s worth recapping the weekend’s big surprise, which had all of Comic-Con buzzing: a sneak preview of Tron 2 buried at the end of Disney’s tepid Race to Witch Mountain presentation. After Dwayne (the artist formerly known as “The Rock”) Johnson and friends unveiled their take on the classic Disney franchise, neither remake nor sequel, the lights went down for a special surprise.
The clip opens in a dark, computer-generated universe. Lightning cracks overhead, and the camera swoops around to find a man in a blue Tron suit. He leaps into the air as a lightcycle materializes around him—the vehicle’s design totally consistent with the original film, yet presented in a single, dynamic CG effects shot that would have blown the minds of the team behind the original. A race ensues, with the two lightcycles speeding off in streaks of blue and yellow. Instead of moving at 90-degree angles as they did in the original movie, however, they ride as if controlling real motorcycles, bashing and weaving between neon-lit obstacles.
Suddenly, the yellow cycle outwits the blue rider, cutting him off outside a fissure in a move that sends the rider tumbling through the air. Cut to a closeup of Jeff Bridges, bearded and aged, peering down on the competition from a nearby tower. The film is just now starting production, with the casting process still underway, but the impact that the “TR2N” logo made in that room turned a dud of a panel into one of the most talked-about moments of the weekend here.
After a jam-packed panel for the equally mystery-laden NBC show Heroes brought spoilers galore, the Lost session was more about keeping secrets than sharing them. (To be fair, shooting has not yet started on the show’s next-to-last season, which premieres in February.) Still, as they did in an exclusive interview with PopularMechanics.com before last season’s final surprises, show runners Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse did indicate a few things. “Once again, when Season Five starts, you’re not going to know when and where you are,” Lindelof teased. “And then the way we’re going to tell stories is going to be a little different, too.”
Riffing on the show’s flash-forward technique (Season Four featured glimpses of what happened after the “Oceanic Six” made it off the island), a short video featured future versions of Lindelof and Cuse wearing T-shirts that read, respectively, “N.Y. Yanks: World Champions 2010” and “Obama—Four More Years.”
When a fan asked a question about whether Rousseau, a supporting character who was shipwrecked on the island 16 years before the Oceanic flight crash landed there, would ever warrant a flashback, Cuse confided, “We will say this: You will see definitively [learn] this year Rousseau’s story, but to use the word ‘flashback’ might be disingenuous. There will still be flashbacks and flash-forwards on the show, but we’re going to do something different this year.”
Worried about other Lost characters who have disappeared or died? “Dead is a relative term,” Cuse hinted. When someone specifically inquired about Faraday’s fate, Lindelof quipped, “Are you referring to the Zodiac boat with Faraday and the five people who have never spoken a line on the show? I would say that things are looking up for Faraday.” But don’t expect the others to be so lucky.
Meanwhile, there were plenty of details on Saturday about Lost creator J.J. Abrams’ second plane-crash mystery series, Fringe—including hints that it will feature more stand-alone episodes than the intricate Lost, despite big corporations, a murky line between faith and science and all the other accoutrements that keep the geeks lining up their TiVo queues.
Speaking of lines and the changing dynamics of Comic-Con, the Fringe session became most notorious for what it did not spoil: a teaser for the new Star Trek film, which Abrams is directing. Hall H was only semi-packed for the panel, and most of the fans went home unhappy—expecting the most as TV franchises creep into film territory, as old favorites make splashy comebacks.
Monday, July 28, 2008
The Hollywood Reporter
Ving Rhames, Ellen Barkin, Rob Corddry, Bob Odenkirk, Jeffrey Tambor and Maggie Q are all in Rogue's Gallery, an action comedy directed by Paris-based filmmaker Fouad Mikati.
The film was written by Brian Watanabe and Abe Levy.
Rogue's Gallery details the battle that ensues among groups of government spies in an underground facility after their boss is assassinated. The movie began shooting in and around downtown Los Angeles last week.
Joe Anderson, Odette Yustman, Adam Scott and Emilie de Ravin also star in the film.
I like the Charlie flashback & how it influences him to protect Claire at all costs after his failure with the flashback girl. It was funny when he threw up in the copier. I like how Outlaws ends with Claire telling Charlie that she wanted to trust him.
Anne Lu - Celebrity News Service News Writer
Los Angeles, CA (CNS) - HBO has no love for their drama series "Tell Me You Love Me" as they scrap the plans for its second season and cancel the show completely.
The show's creator Cynthia Mort said in a statement, "Given the considerable amount of time that has passed and despite the best efforts of everyone involved, we were unable to find the direction of the show for the second season."
"There are so many other stories to tell and many other ways to tell them. I look forward to doing that with HBO in the future."
The cable channel picked up the series for a second season last October, but the show had yet to resume production.
"Tell Me You Love Me" centered on the lives of three couples and their problems concerning intimacy. They seek the help of a therapist, who has issues with her own relationship.
The casts included Jane Alexander, David Selby, Michelle Borth, Luke Kirby, Tim DeKay, Ally Walker and Sonya Walger.
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Day 1 Friday
I started out Friday trying to get an appointment into the Dharma booth, but both Friday & Saturday were filled up by the time that I got there.
But later I went to Sony Animation's The Spectacular Spiderman panel which was right before the EW Showrunners panel with Darlton and 3 other creators. While I was waiting in between the panels I started talking with other Lost fans next to me and handed out magnet cards to them. One of them was Anna Naranja a Web Designer who also ran a Lost blog a lot like ours called "The Four Toed Foot" http://www.thefourtoedfoot.com/ we exchanged blog cards and I showed her my Lost drawings. I also came to find out that she does episode write up reviews for "Dark UFO".
The panel was good but mostly stuff that we have heard before I will try not to tread to much on Ed's great recount of my report to him. It started out with Darlton asking Doc Jenson to refer to them as Terminator Carlton & Terminator Damon.
The Q & A part that stood out to me was near the end. Someone brought up Charlie's sacrifice and Desmond's vision of Claire getting on a helicopter and leaving the island. He then spoke about Kate raising Aaron and how the vision and Kate raising Aaron seemed like a paradox. The questioner asked which they had come up with first. Darlton said that it was not a paradox that they both have been planned out and will eventually make sense.
Later as part of another question they said that they like to paint themselves into a corner and then figure out a way to work things out in order to keep the audience guessing and to keep things interesting. I tried to ask a question, but the line was cut off before I got to the front, so I was bummed. I tried to follow Darlton out to the hall to ask my question, but they were escorted into a special room. I waited for them to come out, but them they were escorted to some back maintenance hallways. Probably to keep them away from stalkers like me.
After the panel I met up with my friend and we were tring to figure out if we wanted to go to the motel to check in or look around some more. We decided to go check in. So we walk outside and I was bummed since I didn't get to ask my question, by I notice two very familiar faces pass by me as I'm walking, so I tell my friend to stop for a minute and I catch up to them and Its Carlton Cuse & Damon Lindelof! I give them each a Room 23 magnet card and I said that I knew that they might not be able to answer it, but if I could ask them a question. I was very nervous.
Carlton said that I could but only one. So I told them that the group at Room 23 had a debate about Ethan's fight with Jack in Season 1 and if Ethan had special powers given to him from ether the island or drugs or if he was a really good fighter. They told me that "The Others (post purge) have a training system where they teach everyone fighting skills" "That is why Ethan was able to beat the crap out of Jack." Carlton said "That now you have an answer from the source." Man I was on a high after that!
I'm just imagining those lessons & that's how Juliet was able to beat Kate and Mikail was able to hold his own with Sayid. I'm guessing that Mikial might have done some of the training since he had been in the Russian armed forces? Maybe the Hostiles taught a little also?
Day 2 Saturday
I went early to get in the Heroes panel in order to get a good seat for the Lost panel, but it was cut off right when I got to the front. But that meant that I was first in the doors, but not many left, but I got an OK seat, I could see Darlton on a monitor. On my way to the line I saw a guy that looked just like Hurley and a kid shouted to him Dad "Look theres that Lost Guy!" his Dad and the Hurley guy just smiled & laughed. Later I was able to get pictures of the Hurley guy and give him a Room 23 Magnet. Darlton was giving out prizes to people who asked questions and he got a Dharma tub or Ranch dressing. The panel was awesome with lots of cool stuff, but as I said before, Ed already reported my words the last two days so I'll leave it at that. I have some flyers that I plan on scanning & posting in the next few days.
After the panel my friend & wandered the Exibit hall and he told me that ABC had been giving out free Lost T-shirts, but when I checked that were out, but luckly one of the workers told me that he had been holding one for someone who had changed his mind about it, so he gave it to me!
This clip deals exclusively with the internet influence on the show and visa versa.
For those of you who missed the whole show and cannot download my torrent: http://tinyurl.com/58ervl
This is the internet piece the Room 23
website was hoping to find some love on. Alas, it was not to be. So here is the segment even with that glaring weakness.
We did not get mentioned, nor a screenshot shown during the broadcast to my disappointment. Many sites were featured and shown - we were just not one of them.
To be fair, the sites that were shown were top notch, DarkUFO, The Fuselage, DocArzt's Tailsection, Lostpedia... hard to argue with that selection. Maybe someday this fine site will rise to that level. Maybe not. We are here out of love for the show and each other. That is all that matters.
UPDATE: Also now up on the tracker- Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog. Highly recommended piece of the Joss Whedon world. Treat yourself.
Here is the link to the program: http://188.8.131.52:6969/index.html
Saturday, July 26, 2008
UPDATE: Friday, Pa had a happenstance meeting with Darlton ( I will leave it to him to tell that wonderful story when he gets back) and was able to ask a question that has haunted him: Does Ethan Rom have Super Strength, infused by the Island? Darlton's answer was...
No. BUT...there is a Dharma fighting/training program that all recruits go through and the Others have adopted much of Dharma's structure as they took over. So Ethan and Ben - they were taught those ass-kicking awesome moves. An Answer that you will only see HERE IN ROOM 23 folks. That is a Paul Burrows scoop exclusive! Ok - on to the report.
Straight away, it should be said that Paul took fantastic notes on the events of the panel. Since we already have two, blow by blow reports of the panel, we agreed you, the reader, might be better served by an article highlighting parts that were impactful to Paul and our relationship to the show. Continue on for Pa Burrow's own unique spin:
At the beginning of the event, a video was shown that centered around the Freighter Folk. The actors remarked on how wonderful and welcoming the established cast was as they began to shoot season 4. Rose and Bernie threw in a few quips about the longevity of Faraday's tie.
The Season 4 DVD will include at least one awesome feature. The Flash Forwards will be edited together in a linear fashion as a special bonus. THAT sounds very cool.
There was a video of "Darlton from the future". Damon has an eyepatch (jealous Fishy?) and Carlton has a mustache. All the future events they tried to warn us about were bleeped out. Apparently, fans did not take the end of the series too well. One fan gouged his eye out and now cries himself to sleep every night out the one good eye :>)
Dharma Initiative is sponsering the Lost panel and supplied Darlton awesome sipper cups with the Dharma logo on it.
The PR guy for the DI told the applicants the test results were abysimal and that "you sicken me!" Wow - tough words.
You have read the Q&A already, but Paul mentioned some questions that stood out:
The Island did NOT move when the Hatch imploded and the sky turned purple
FF/FB will no longer be used! They will be using a new storytelling device.
Lost Horizons isn't really an influence, but you never know what sticks in the unconscious mind.
Vincent WILL make it to the end of the series! (YAY)
Love triangle will remain alive and well. New elements will be added, but the triangle is a crucial element of the story and will continue in some form or another.
Things are looking up for Faraday, but not so much the redshirts in the raft with him.
Matthew Fox came strolling out. He was asked if he got to know the redshirts. He said he did and that because they are all together on the island filming, everyone gets to know everyone pretty well.
***Season 5's stories will have the watcher wondering when and where the events are happening. We will not know. THAT is part of the new storytelling device.
***Danny's Notebook is HUGE! It has the events of the past AND the FUTURE written in it. Wow.
Darlton will write themselves into corners, just to write themselves back out. It keeps them on their toes.
***Richard will be barefoot in season 5. We will see him early and often. And he is OLD. Matty guessed 125 and Carlton said he was wrong. So - no time traveling per se. He has just lived a looooong life.
The Dharma recruit then performed the staged portion of the event by running on stage and demanding a video be played. Marvin Candle, no longer wanting to "play games" says his name is Pierre Chang. He goes on to tell the story of the purge of the DI, the need for it to be reconstituted and that time is not of the essence - "TIME IS THE ESSENCE." Pa mentioned Pierre was rubbing his left arm while he was talking. Little accident, perchance? Lastly, Pierre pleads folks to "Save us".
Hans Van Eeghan then stopped the panel, took away Darlton's sippy cups, and said he was pulling Dharma sponsership from the event.
In closing, Paul says Hellooooo! to everyone at AICN and here at Room 23. He is going to be working on some 1st hand accounts of his experiences at Comic Con and will have those up soon - after he has a chance to rest a little. He hopes everyone is enjoying the effort and work we are putting in. Personally, I am excited to read his take on Comic Con - he has many a story to share!
Thanks for reading. Other Comic Con news will be posted here as it appears around the net.