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A gathering place for those who love the ABC TV show Lost. This blog was started by a group of Fans who kept the Season 3 finale talkback at Ain't It going all the way until the première of the 4th season as a way to share images, news, spoilers, artwork, fan fiction and much more. Please come back often and become part of our community.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Friday, August 28, 2009

Polarbear image #3

Reminds me of the pixelated graphics of the 8bit Nintendo system.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Theory: Could Episode 6.01 be about The Summer of 1932 Olympics?

This was suggested by CherryValance at the Lost Ain't It Cool Talkback. If you'll notice they took place in LA and they were officially known as the Games of the X Olympiad.

1932 Summer Olympics
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The 1932 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the X Olympiad, were an international multi-sport event which was celebrated in 1932 in Los Angeles, California, United States. No other cities made a bid to host these Olympics. Held during the worldwide Great Depression, many nations and athletes were unable to pay for the trip to Los Angeles. Fewer than half the participants of the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam returned to compete in 1932. U.S. President Herbert Hoover did not attend the Games, becoming the first sitting head of government not to appear at an Olympics hosted in that country.

The organizing committee put no record of the finances of the Games in their report, though contemporary newspapers reported that the Games had made a profit of US$1,000,000.

Comic-Con 2009 Poll

What were your favorate things about the Lost Comic-Con panel?

Mysteries of the Universe Video 2 (28%)

Hurley's Chicken Shack Video 2 (28%)

Kate's America's Most Wanted Video 3 (42%)

Oceanic Airlines Video 1 (14%)

Nestor Carbonell Make-Up video 2 (28%)

Fan Videos & Music 1 (14%)

Michael Emerson berating Jorge Garcia 4 (57%)

Nestor Carbonell being there 1 (14%)

Josh Holloway being there 1 (14%)

Dominic Monigan's appearance 3 (42%)

Finding out that Claire, Juliet, Daniel & Charlie will be coming back 2 (28%)

The Carlton, Damon & a Polar Bear Painting guy 1 (14%)

The Nose Bleed Guy 1 (14%)

Waiting in line, hanging out with other Lost fans 1 (14%)

Something Else 0 (0%)

Votes so far: 7

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Actor Michael Emerson on the end of Lost and being creepy

By Christopher Toh, TODAY Posted: 18 August 2009

Ben Linus has become one of television's most enigmatic bad guys - creepy stare and all. If only the guy who plays him on Lost had an Emmy to show for it.

The TV-equivalent of the Oscars is a month away and once again, actor Michael Emerson is up for an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series. Emerson's been there before - twice.

Nominated for his role as the former leader of the Others, Emerson lost to Lost co-star Terry O'Quinn in 2007 and to Zeljko Ivanek of Damages last year. So will it be third-time lucky for him?

Dharma Initiative presents DJ AM - Young Ben Linus - LOST VIRAL!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Tim Doyle for The Numbers

The actor who plays Little Ben showed up at the club tonight and gave out this web adress which has the ARG's first fan created piece of artwork for sale. Its on sale for $50.
In celebration of LOST's final season and as a project of fan appreciation, 16 top designers and artists, who are also fans of the show, were commissioned to create artwork celebrating one of the series' most memorable, and unforgettable, "water cooler" moments. This ultimate "fan art" was then turned into labor intensive, hand-pulled screen prints, limited to an edition of just 300, with less than 200 available to the public through our websites. Each beautiful poster tells its own different story, allowing the fan to relive memorable and influential moments in an artistic manner, as the show's storied run comes to a close. Once this limited edition print has sold out, they will never be printed again. Celebrate the fandom, community and family created by one of televisions' greatest shows by hanging a little part of it's history, inspiration and influence on your wall.

Please allow 3-4 weeks delivery. No edition number requests can be fulfilled and each print will be shipped individually, so we can cannot combine shippi ng costs. Due to the fragile nature of hand-applied screen printing, these posters are promised in mint to near mint condition. Small differences in coloring and ot her minor defects are part of the uniqueness of these art pieces. Due to the limited nature o f this project, here will be no refunds, exchanges or replacements. Customer Service inquiries can be sent to

Poster for the first ARG event

Other info I missed.

I'm not sure if there's alot of info in the band flyer for Banana Split, but I did see this at the top reading:

So, these are "hints." Some will lead to physical places, some just take you to another website. But the end result, a.k.a. the coolest part of the fun, can be achieved just by s taying in your house. No need to stand up, get dressed and start flailing your arms to your waiting car, because everyone will have a chance to get to the end result, as long a s you're online and stay tuned to this website. We'll give you everything you need to know... and soon.

Hopefully there's something in the ad that we can google or put together.

Polar Bear Site info

Well, this was posted tonight on Damon, Carlton and a Polar Bear dot com:

Looks like we are getting a string of live events, (hopefully around the country) for a band that is going under the name of Banana Split, presented by the Dharma Initiative.

I clicked around to the bottom links and found this:

"If you're on this webpage, it means you're onto something very cool. We admit it. You got us. But, please keep in mind that you can participate right from your living room. Sometimes, it might even help not to go anywhere at all. But everything can happen for you, and you'll have a great experience, just staying at home watching our website(s). Which is cool. There is no alternate reality, just reality. And if you do find yourself wanting to go somewhere outside of your house because of this webpage, even after us telling you it's not necessary, no matter where you live, we ask you to be courteous, extremely safe and know we would never ask you to do anything against the law or that could put you or anyone else in harm's way. We would never ask you to trespass and just like your Driver's Ed teacher, we discourage speeding or any sort of unsafe driving. To sum it up, everyone has a chance to get what we got, no matter where you are, so let's keep it calm, people."

Hoping we can find more on this and they post ways for us to find things in the coming weeks.

Just a strange twist to what the site was. Not sure we can get back to the older posts and videos. Hmmmm.

Well, over to the long running seaosn 5 finale thread on AICN.

Monday, August 10, 2009 Interview: Ian Somerhalder and His VAMPIRE DIARIES

Heres the Lost part follow the link for the whole interview.

Q: Are you going to be returning to Lost?

Ian: That's the idea.

Q: Are you going to go back to the plane, before it crashed?

Ian: I don't know any of that stuff, but that's the idea. We're working it out and making it happen.

Q: Do you have any idea what the storyline would be?

Ian: I have no clue. And, I probably won't know until the day I get there. That is the one thing that I am really curious about. Over the years, those guys have gotten so smart to not tell actors anything because we talk to you guys.

Q: Were you surprised when you got the call about returning to the show?

Ian: We had spoken about it for awhile, and then I hung out with Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse at Comic-Con and we came to the conclusion that this will happen. So, we're just working out the details. The problem is just the dates. Honolulu is really far from Atlanta, and I'm on the schedule every day with The Vampire Diaries. Usually, when I would go back to do an episode of Lost, it was a seven-day vacation with a great hotel suite on the beach, lots of per diem, a convertible to drive around in and massages. This is going to be a red eye from Atlanta to Hawaii, getting off the plane, shooting, crashing and then going back.

Q: Are you excited to revisit Boone?

Ian: One last time, yeah. It will be fun. I just can't wait.

Q: Is it nice to know that you'll be able to play a part in closing out this show that you helped get started?

Ian: Yeah. Hopefully, it will be different and Boone can get his power back. There was always some element of solidarity in him. It was just never able to be played out. But, I could be completely wrong. He could just be the same push-over he was.

Q: Have you kept up with the show at all, as the seasons have progressed?

Ian: I haven't been able to, as much as I'd like to. But, I'm going to do some major catching up, before I go down there.

New Links Page

I've been thinking of doing something with the Theories page since its kind of redundant with all of the discussion that goes on at out Ain't It Cool talkback. Which is kind of funny since I've been thinking about turning it into a links page when recently one of the talkbackers Cheif Brody happened to suggest that I turn it into a links page. I had links on the side area of both the main and Media page, but now all links are in one place and over time I have a bunch of other links that I want to add. If you have any suggestions place feel free to leave them at the comments post that I set up.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Press Tour Diary: ABC's 'V' reboot (Juliet returning in one form or another)

Press Tour Diary: ABC's 'V' reboot
by Michael Ausiello

WHO: Elizabeth Mitchell, Morris Chestnut, Joel Gretsch, Lourdes Benedicto, Morena Baccarin, Scott Wolf, and exec producers Scott Peters and Jeffrey Bell.
PREMISE: The rodent-eating lizards are back! Slick production. Great cast. Not scary enough. (Watch the trailer) The last session of press tour!

5:21 pm: Mitchell confirms for the umpteenth time that she will be returning to Lost. “I am going to be traveling to Hawaii for Lost more than once,” she says. “I can’t say whether Juliet is alive or dead, but as with all things on Lost, it will be tricky.”

ABC House commercial - advertisment of new TV season - with Michael Emerson

ABC House commercial - advertisment of new TV season on ABC - with Michael Emerson and Josh Holloway

Friday, August 7, 2009

The Make-Believe ABC House Is Getting Crowded

An imaginative campaign from ABC to promote its series for the 2009-10 season is being expanded.

The campaign, which began in May, is centered on the fanciful notion that the stars of all the shows broadcast by ABC live together in a house as one big happy family. Think of it as sort of a marketing spin on “Big Brother.”

The commercials that have appeared so far have been general in nature, featuring ABC stars like Sally Field (“Brothers and Sisters”), Teri Hatcher (“Desperate Housewives”), Matthew Fox (“Lost”) and the late-night host Jimmy Kimmel. New spots that are to begin running on Saturday, which will be available in longer versions next week on, will promote four new sitcoms that are to make their debuts on Wednesdays in the fall.

The new Wednesday series touted in the commercials are “Hank,” starring Kelsey Grammer; “The Middle,” starring Patricia Heaton; “Modern Family,” with an ensemble cast that includes Ed O’Neill; and “Cougartown,” with Courteney Cox. They are to appear from 8 to 10 on Wednesday nights.

The vignettes in the commercials include Calista Flockhart of “Brothers and Sisters” welcoming Mr. Grammer to the ABC house and showing him to his room. He offers her a tip; she tells him she is not a maid. Also, Josh Holloway of “Lost” and Ms. Cox exchange ripostes at a barbecue. And some of the newcomers are pressed into doing laundry for the casts of established ABC series like “Dancing With the Stars” and “Grey’s Anatomy.”

“We started with the people who are very familiar faces,” said Marla Provencio, co-executive vice president for marketing at ABC with Mike Benson. Now the idea is to use the premise of the ABC house to “introduce our new Wednesday comedy line-up,” she added.

“The great thing about the ABC house campaign is that it has such great legs,” Ms. Provencio said.

For instance, if ABC is to broadcast a special show like the American Music Awards, she added, the celebrities who are nominees could appear in commercials as if they had been invited to the ABC house “for a special dinner” or “television night.”

The campaign is being created internally at the marketing department at ABC, part of the Walt Disney Company, with Becky Daugherty, vice president for specials and late night, and her staff members. Vince Manze, a former NBC marketing executive who is a consultant to ABC, is also helping develop the campaign.
Click here for the article and video.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Belated Happy Birthday to Kate

Date of Birth
3 August 1979, Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, Canada

Birth Name
Nicole Evangeline Lilly


5' 5" (1.65 m)

Mini Biography
Evangeline Lilly, born in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta in 1979, was discovered on the streets of Kelowna, British Columbia by the famous Ford modeling agency. Although she initially decided to pass on a modeling career, she went ahead and signed with Ford anyway, to help pay for her University of British Columbia tuition and expenses.

Lost Comic-Con Panel

I know this is way late, but theres been so many other things to post and with Rizzo's awesome report I didn't feel that I needed to hurry. I met up with Rizzo in the line that morning and hung out with a bunch of awesome Lost fans. EW's Jeff Jenson, Dan who do the episode reports and Totally Lost were there that morning working the crowds. We were let in an hour before the panel and I was able to get really close to the microphone. Unfortunately I looked down for a moment and a bunch of people ran up to the Mic and I was probably 10th in line, which if they would have made more time for questions I might have gotten up there. But it was still cool being able to be so close. I ended up sitting next to the girl in the picture that looked a lot like Naomi. I wish that I could have asked a question, but all in all it was a really cool experience. My favorite part was when Michael Emerson came out and started berating Jorge Garcia.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Lost - Blu-ray Release of The Complete 5th Season - Press Release

Lost - Blu-ray Release of The Complete 5th Season - Press Release
Posted by DarkUFO at 8/03/2009 11:19:00 PM (Comments: 9)
Labels: Blu-Ray, DVD, Press Release
A Unique Immersive Blu-ray™ Experience Powered by BD-Live™ That Extends the Stories, Secrets and Mythology Of one of the World's Most Engaging Shows

Lost - The Complete 5th Season: The Journey Back, Expanded EditionLost - The Complete 5th Season: Limited Edition Dharma Initiation Kit

Blu-ray Disc High-Def
Lost - The Complete 5th Season: The Journey Back, Expanded EditionLost - The Complete 5th Season: Limited Edition Dharma Initiation Kit

Happy Birthday Daniel Dae Kim!

Biography for
Daniel Dae Kim More at IMDbPro
Date of Birth
4 August 1968, Pusan, South Korea


5' 9" (1.75 m)

Mini Biography
Daniel Dae Kim may not think of himself as a cultural ambassador, but through his role as native Korean "Jin Kwon" on the top-rated ABC series "Lost" (2004), he has both entertained and enlightened audiences since the show's debut in 2004. Sharing a 2006 Screen Actors Guild Award for his ensemble work in the acclaimed dramatic series, the Korean American actor's universal appeal was also recognized by People magazine, which named him one of the "Sexiest Men Alive" in 2005.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Comic-Con Lost Cards

(Update) I just called the visable number on the back of the University card and you get a message that says that "Professor Adam Nussdorf at Lost University. Professor Nussdorf is on sabbatical so will return to his office on September 22nd. This machine currently does not accept voicemail."

These are the cards that were handed out at the Auction stuff booth. The last card is the back side of the Lost University card. If you look at the scribbled out part theres some 818 area code (Burbank) under the scribble. I tried messing with Photoshop, but got nothing.

Hatch Poll

Would it have been better if the Hatch had been opened in season 1?

Yes 1 (8%)

No 11 (91%)

Votes so far: 12