Room 23

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.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

ABC's 'Lost' kicking off final season on the beach

Posted by DarkUFO at 12/20/2009 01:14:00 PM

ABC plans to launch the final season of "Lost" with an advance screening during a special Sunset on the Beach, and stars from the show have been invited.

The event is scheduled for Jan. 30 at Queen's Surf Beach in Waikíkí, and fans from as far away as Ireland and Afghanistan are already planning to come.

The sixth season of "Lost," which has been based in Hawai'i since it began in 2004, will have its national broadcast premiere three days later, on Feb. 2.

The network could not yet confirm which cast members would be there, but previous previews have featured most of the primary stars.

Thousands of screaming fans packed the beach when ABC held advance screenings in 2004, 2005 and 2006. Much to their delight, cast members — including Josh Holloway, Evangeline Lilly, Matthew Fox, Daniel Dae Kim and Jorge Garcia — repeatedly broke away from interviews with national media to shake hands, exchange hugs and sign autographs.

For the final season's premiere, the show's executive producers — Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof — are expected to attend, ABC said. Other guests will be announced later.

Mayor Mufi Hannemann said the city was proud to host the premiere because "Lost" was good for the Islands.

"More than any other show, 'Lost' has proven that Honolulu can be an industry production center because the cosmopolitan nature of our great city gives us the ability to double for dozens of places around the world, and we have the talented crew and burgeoning infrastructure to support this industry," Hannemann said.

Alison Gormley and her husband Adrian Hopkins plan to fly from their home in Ireland for the premiere, even though they vacationed on O'ahu last month. Gormley, 32, said she booked their January flight before the event was confirmed.

"We are counting down the days," she said via e-mail. "We arrive in Honolulu the night before the event ... and not even the thought of severe jet lag and adjusting to opposite time zones can take away our excitement."

A fan of the show since it first aired — she said it has taken her on a journey — Gormley is still in shock over the chance "to see our favorite 'Losties' on the red carpet and watch the world premiere on a 30-foot screen under the stars on O'ahu."

Jonine Woods, a former Hawai'i resident serving with the U.S. Air Force in Afghanistan, plans to celebrate the end of her six-month deployment at the event. "Lost" is her favorite show, she said.

"I think it is a once in a lifetime chance to get out of the norms of life and meet other fans of the show," the 27-year-old Woods, a staff sergeant, wrote in an e-mail.

"It is also a chance to not see it on a little TV and experience it in a theater type setting, the way I think 'Lost' should be seen," she said. "Who knows, I might be able to meet a few cast members."

Source: honoluluadvertiser

ODI: Holloway is One of TV Guide's Best Performers for 2009

Posted by The ODI on Monday, December 21, 2009

What a pleasant surprise to find out that a few years trapped in the 1970s Dharma Initiative transformed shifty con man James "Sawyer" Ford" into heroic leader Jim LaFleur. Holloway's delicate shift in character retained Sawyer's rakish charm, but imbued him with a welcome sense of gravitas.

Full List: TV Guide

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Friday, December 18, 2009

Doc Jensen: 'Lost': Daemon Seed!

Doc Jensen is bedeviled by homonyms: Are demons the key to the Island? Or daemons? Or daimons? Plus: Crack the hieroglyphic code on new DVD for a special treat; a chat with ''Big Mouth''
By Jeff Jensen
Dec 10, 2009

There's been a lot of buzz about the Lost: The Complete Fifth Season DVD, in stores now. Maybe it's because fans have heard a lot about the cool collection of bonus features (like Lost University, only on Blu-ray). Maybe it's because they're excited to relive classic moments like the Sawyer/Juliet kiss, the Locke/Ben strangulation, or the Jacob/Man In Black conversation. Or maybe it's because they're kinky pervs who like to incorporate shiny plastic LOST-stamped discs into the sexy parts of their Jin/Sun or Hurley/Miles or Ana Lucia/Libby make-believe gameplay. Oh yes, I just went there. Good morning! With the final season of Lost approaching, what are you feeling? With the final season of Lost approaching, what are you feeling?
Carlton Cuse: I think we're doing something new in this final season narratively, so we have that combination of fear and giddiness. The fear is, oh, what if people don't like it, what if the audience doesn't like what we're doing? The giddiness is, like, we always feel like we have to be bold with our show and if it works, and if people like it as much as we do, we feel like the final season will be a success. When there's a draw though, we stand by our decisions. We're not playing it safe in the final season.
Damon Lindelof: I think at this point, the nervousness is more based on how we're so deep into this season, that by the time the audience sees it, we're committed to our path. It's been like that ever since we started premiering in January and February. It's like it's too late to turn back now. We're feeling very confident about executing what our plan was, and that's all you can ever do. What do you say to fans with such high expectations for your last season?
Cuse: I think it's like anything in life. I think that you have to have realistic expectations. We're going to do our best version of the show, but there's still going to be some mystery and magic and intentionally ambiguous things that emerge at the end of the show. We're going to answer questions, but at the same time, we're going to tell the story the way we want to tell it. We feel like, all we can do is make the version of the show that makes Damon and I happy. If we do that, hopefully enough people will like it.
Lindelof: Ditto.

Full Interview @ TV Guide

Season 6 Finale Confirmed for 3 Hours!

Posted by The ODI

Thanks to Sl-Lost for the heads up on this snippet from Carlton about the Season 6 Finale and the fact that it will be 3hrs, split over 2 weeks.

Will 18 hours be enough for the last season? (By the way, Season 6 will consist of a two-hour season premiere, 13 episodes and three-hour series finale that will air over two weeks -- but as Cuse joked, "I’m sure the network will sell it as a six-part finale if they can.") Cuse: "For us, [18 hours] is just about right. I mean, we aren’t sitting here feeling like, 'Oh my God, we need a ton more hours to tell the rest of our story.' It feels like it’s going to work out just fine. It will have been the right length."

Source: Full Interview @ chicagotribune

ODI: Emerson Praises O'Quinn and Holloway's Performances in S6

Posted by The ODI

Here is an interview from TV Guide with new Golden Globe Nominee Michael Emerson. It is nice little read and he mentions that both Terry O'Quinn and Josh hollway's performances in Season 6 have impressed so far.


How did you find out you were nominated?
"I'd turned the phone off when I went to bed last night here in Hawaii, so I woke up this morning to a whole lot of messages and texts."

Have you heard from any of your co-stars yet?
"I see here on my computer screen a message from Jorge [Garcia, who plays Hurley] just popped up. He's always very sweet. It says, 'Nice job. We'll be rooting for you.'"

ODI: Bad Robot Team Talks LOST, Alias, Fringe and More

Posted by The ODI on Thursday, December 17, 2009

Here is the first part of GQ Magazine's Interview with the Bad Robot team, including JJ Abrams, Damon Lindelof, Carlton Cuse, Bryan Burke, Alex Kurtzman, and Roberto Orci.

It is a great read and I love this promo pic as well!

GQ: JJ, is there anything in particular that you learned from the Lost experience that you brought to Fringe?

Roberto Orci [writer/executive producer, Alias; co-creator/executive producer, Fringe; executive producer/co-writer, Star Trek]: We needed Damon and Carlton.

JJ Abrams [co-creator/executive producer/director, Lost, Fringe and Alias; director/co-writer/executive producer, Star Trek]: And they weren’t available. No—my involvement with Lost really ended within the first season. And so a lot of what I learned from Lost was what people watching the show learned, which is what great characters and story looked like. I think the work that Damon and Carlton do on that show is obviously a high-water mark for TV, and the ambition. In terms of this show, it’s a very different show. Every show’s a different show. It’s easy, in retrospect, to make comparisons, but when you’re in the thick of it, when you’re working on something, even if it’s the same people, it’s suddenly a whole new nightmare challenge. And you scramble the best you can to do your best work, and it’s especially difficult when you’re doing a mythology show that’s also aspiring to be a standalone show. Lost was very lucky early on to get really good ratings. So the network was okay with mythology, and the show’s never apologized for it. Fringe, up front, said, “Hey, it’s a standalone show, and every week you’re going to get your own little separate mystery.” But the fans who come back to watch the show– and tonight, fingers crossed, that happens again– are the people who typically like the mythology. So there’s a weird dynamic that goes on that I still haven’t learned, from Alias to Lost to Fringe, how to necessarily solve.

Dexter, Glee and Modern Family Among Golden Globe Nominations

Benjamin Linus and Arthur Mitchell face off in the supporting category.
by Eric Goldman
December 15, 2009 - The nominations were revealed for The 67th Annual Golden Globe Award this morning.

In the TV realm, some categories were very consistent with last year, but a few new series and actors also were included. The Drama series category was almost completely the same as a year ago, with HBO's Big Love replacing the same channel's In Treatment. However, two new series made it into the Comedy section – Glee and Modern Family, both of which are riding high on a lot of positive buzz. Glee also was a major player in the acting categories, with Matthew Morrison, Lea Michele and constant scene stealer Jane Lynch all nominated.

My autograph from Jorge Garcia

So I've been following Jorge Garcia's (Hurley on Lost) blog for a little while now and a few months ago I noticed that he added an mailing adress for autograph requests. So I thought that it would be cool if I sent him a copy of my Room 23 Sketchbook and a set of Trading cards (which are going on sale in January). Well a week ago he left a comment on my art blog here!

Well I checked my mail today and there was a big envelope which was adressed by Jorge! I opened it and inside was an autographed phot of him along with a cast photo with his signature! Looking at it closely I believe that all the other signatures are printed, but its still pretty awesome!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

ARG Art Gallery Event

I arrived in line at about 7:15pm and was in line until about 8:15pm. This was the line at the time. If you watch G4's report I was right next to the woman in her final bit.

ARG Art Gallery Event

ARG Art Gallery Event

ARG Art Gallery Event

Damon Lindeloff and Carlton Cuse were at the event signing posters. I gave Carlton a Room 23 Sketchbook and a set of Trading Cards (which will go on sale in January) (I give Damon a set at his Ultimate Wolverine vs Hulk signing) and got a picture taken with both of them. Then I asked Carlton if Cindy's story was over or if we would get her story and he said that we would see her in the premiere. I asked the same thing about the children Zack & Emma and he said the same thing!

ARG Art Gallery Event

ARG Art Gallery Event

This is definately my favorate painting besides The Crash. I left the image files big so that you can click on them to study everything. Sorry about the flash light.

ARG Art Gallery Event

ARG Art Gallery Event

ARG Art Gallery Event

ARG Art Gallery Event

These Maquettes or Statues were being sold for $500 dollars each. I believe they light up.

This is Paul Sheer and I standing in front of the velvet paintings after I gave him a copy of my Room 23 sketchbook. He actually didn't do the paintings, some woman with pink dreadlocks did.