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.

Monday, June 28, 2010

EW: Exclusive First Look: How 'Lost' should have ended

I love this even though I loved the ending of the series.
by Michael Ausiello

It’s been a month since the Lost finale aired and you know what that means: Make way for the parodies! The silly kids over at How It Should Have Ended — the Starz Digital animated web series that proposes alternative conclusions to popular movies and TV shows — have set their sights on the polarizing Lost swan song. And the results are undeniably ROTFLMFAO…

Friday, June 25, 2010

Avatar, Lost Rack Up Saturn Awards

Today 6:30 AM PDT by Josh Grossberg

King of the World? More like King of the Universe.

Here's one more feather in his Na'vi cap: James Cameron's space-themed Pocahontas tale dominated last night's Saturn Awards, taking home Best Science Fiction Film, Best Director, Best Writer and Best Actor and Actress for stars Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana, who played the marine grunt sent to Pandora and the Na'vi princess he falls for, respectively.

The ceremony, which took place in Burbank, honors the most accomplished works in the sci-fi, fantasy, thriller and horror genres and the Titanic helmer has long been a mainstay. In fact, Avatar marks a personal triumph for Cameron who holds the mark for most Saturn victories, having won twice for directing and writing. He was also feted with the Visionary Award.

All in all, the blue-tinted blockbuster won 10 trophies including Best Supporting Actor and Actress for Stephen Lang and Sigourney Weaver, Best Music for composer James Horner and Best Production Design and Special Effects (natch) to the team of Joe Letteri, Stephen Rosenbaum, Richard Baneham and Andrew R. Jones.

Other notable winners on the film side: Watchmen, which snagged Best Fantasy flick, and Sam Raimi's Drag Me To Hell, which was named Best Horror film. While Quentin Tarantino's WWII revenge fantasy thriller Inglourious Basterds took a scalp of its own, Best Action-Adventure thriller, last summer's surprise hit District 9 scored Best International Film, and Monsters and Aliens landed Best Animation prize.

On the tube side, while Lost gets ready to enjoy a long after-life in syndication, its final season found the acclaimed ABC serial mystery earning a Saturn for Best Network TV Series while star Josh Holloway quipped his way to a Best TV Actor win for his role as everyone's favorite con-man, James "Sawyer" Ford.

Not to be outdone, J.J. Abrams' other baby, Fringe, garnered kudos for Best TV Actress for Anna Torv and Star Trek's Leonard Nimoy for Best Actor in a guest-starring role. While Breaking Bad broke in with Best Syndicated/Cable Television Series.

For making one of the best sequels of all time in The Empire Strikes Back and bringing unexpected depth and heartfelt emotion to George Lucas' space opera franchise among other cinematic achievements, veteran filmmaker Irvin Kershner was honored with the Life Career Award, appropriately enough on the Star Wars film's 30th anniversary.

The big loser of the night? Guy Ritchie's amped up take on Sherlock Holmes which uncovered eight nominations but walked away empty-handed.

Here's a complete list of kudos for the 36th Annual Saturn Awards:

Best Science Fiction Film: Avatar
Best Fantasy Film: Watchmen
Best Horror Film: Drag Me To Hell
Best Action/Adventure/Thriller Film: Inglourious Basterds
Best Actor: Sam Worthington (Avatar)
Best Actress: Zoe Saldana (Avatar)
Best Supporting Actor: Stephen Lang (Avatar)
Best Supporting Actress: Sigourney Weaver (Avatar)
Best Performance by a Younger Actor: Saoirse Ronan (The Lovely Bones)
Best Director: James Cameron (Avatar)
Best Writer: James Cameron (Avatar)
Best Music: James Horner (Avatar)
Best Costume: Michael Wilkinson (Watchmen)
Best Make-Up: Barney Burman, Mindy Hall, Joel Harlow (Star Trek)
Best Production Design: Rick Carter, Robert Stromberg (Avatar)
Best Special Effects: Joe Letteri, Stephen Rosenbaum, Richard Baneham, Andrew R. Jones (Avatar)
Best International Film: District 9
Best Animation Film: Monsters vs. Aliens
Best Television Series: Lost
Best Syndicated/Cable Television Series: Breaking Bad
Best Presentation on Television: Torchwood: Children of Earth
Best Actor on Television: Josh Holloway (Lost)
Best Actress on Television: Anna Torv (Fringe)
Best Supporting Actor on Television: Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad)
Best Supporting Actress on Television: Julie Benz (Dexter)
Guest Starring Role on Television: Leonard Nimoy (Fringe)
Best DVD Release: Nothing But the Truth
Best DVD Television Release: Lost (The Complete Fifth Season)
Best DVD Special Edition: Watchmen: The Ultimate Cut
Best DVD Collection: Star Trek Original Motion Picture Collection
Best Local Stage Production: Fantasy/Musical: Mary Poppins (Ahmanson Theatre)
Best Local Stage Production: Play/Dramatic Musical: Parade (Mark Taper Forum)
Best Local Stage Production: Small Theatre: Fellowship: The Musical (Falcon Theatre)
The Visionary Award: James Cameron
The George Pal Memorial Award: Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman
The Producers Showcase Award: Lauren Shuler Donner
The Life Career Award: Irvin Kershner

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

DVD preview: What can we expect from 'Lost: The Complete Collection'?

Jun 23, 2010

Today I got an in-person sneak preview of one of the most anticipated DVD releases of the year: Lost: The Complete Collection. The 37-disc set looks pretty spectacular ... and so do the bonus features.

First off, let's just take a look at this set, out Aug. 24 (from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment):

Here's a photo of the 'Lost: The Complete Series' DVD set, out Aug. 24.
CAPTIONWalt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
It comes in a black box that looks big enough to contain a board game -- and it does! The set comes with a fold-out Senet board and black and bags of white rocks. It also contains a small black light, which is a little puzzling; I was told there are some elements to the set fans will have to "figure out for themselves." Intriguing.

The episode guide wasn't available for preview, but it's also part of the set, as is the ankh and the island replica. Here's a pic I took today for another view:

Here's another view of the 'Lost: The Complete Series' DVD set, out Aug. 24.
CAPTIONWhit's iPhone
As for bonus features, I watched part of the "Slapdowns," where celebrities/Muppets face Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse. In a feature called "Letting Go," the cast reflects on the series, and we see the empty post-Lost set. (Naveen Andrews looks quite fetching in that one.)

Lost University also returns with the release of The Complete Collection and Complete Sixth and Final Season. Fans/graduates will now be able to take part in a "master's program" that focuses more on theology, rather than last year's program, which included a lot of science and time travel. One not-to-miss course: "Exploring Spanish with Nestor Carbonell."

Finally, most of us can't wait for the "new chapter" of Lost -- 12 minutes of never-before-seen footage from Lindelof and Cuse. (Note: This is also available on the Season 6 set.) I was treated to one minute of this. I begged to see more, but no dice.

I don't want to reveal too many spoilers, and there are some spoilers from that 60 seconds, including the "when" and "where." But I will tell you the clip I saw featured Michael Emerson and "Dharma peas." Draw your own conclusions.

The DVD collection costs $229.99, while the Blu-ray discs will set you back $279.99. According to the box, it contains 5,074 minutes of material about Lost. Start clearing your calendar! I smell a marathon (and fish biscuits).

Anna's Collector's Corner at The Four Toed Foot

I just wanted to point out a good friend of mine Anna's Collectors Corner at The Four Toed Foot. Anna has always been really good about helping out and lifting others up and now she is taking the time to point out different Lost fans collections! Make sure to go over there and check it all out!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Full List of 2010 Teen Choice Awards Nominations: Vampires, Iron Man, Gossip Girl Stars Dominate

June 14th, 2010 2:12 PM
by Free Britney
There's so much more to go over. Voting opens today on Follow the jump for the full list of nominees from movies, TV, sports and music:


Choice TV Show: Fantasy/Sci-Fi

The Vampire Diaries

Choice TV Actor: Fantasy/Sci-Fi
Josh Holloway, Lost
Joshua Jackson, Fringe
Ryan Kwanten, True Blood
Tom Welling, Smallville
Paul Wesley, The Vampire Diaries

Choice TV Actress: Fantasy/Sci-Fi
Nina Dobrev, The Vampire Diaries
Evangeline Lilly, Lost
Hayden Panettiere, Heroes
Anna Paquin, True Blood
Anna Torv, Fringe

Choice TV: Villain
Russell Hantz, Survivor: Heroes Vs. Villains
Jane Lynch, Glee
Terry O'Quinn, Lost
Ian Somerhalder
, The Vampire Diaries
Ed Westwick, Gossip Girl

Where to Find AFFORDABLE Authentic LOST PROPS

Hi All!

It's time to let you in on a little discovery that I made recently, because I believe a good number of you just might freak out over this. I mean that. Literally. Freak. Out.

A few days ago I posted an introduction to my new friend, Hawaiian native Tina Lau, along with a very cool article she wrote about the impact LOST has had on Hawaii. It also featured some really special photographs of the cast members that most people haven't seen anywhere else. If you didn't read it, please check it out!

So, in addition to being a sister designer, photographer, and LOSTie, Tina is a also a fellow eBayer. And what she sells in her store, AllAccess808, is going to blow your mind more than a visit to Room 23.

You see, Tina sells LOST props.

That's right! She's acquired a healthy number of AUTHENTIC items from the past six years of the show that she's been selling on eBay to fans and collectors who want to own a real piece of television history. Many of you are already aware of the "official" prop auction that is going to be taking place this summer through Premiere Props, a famous auction house for all kinds of entertainment memorabilia. Over 1,000 of the most iconic items from LOST will be up for grabs and open to buyers around the globe. However, most of us "normal people" are more than likely not going to be able to afford what these pieces are more than likely going to sell for.

Enter Tina and her extremely amazing find that one Saturday afternoon in May. As she told me, "It was by luck that I acquired these items. At first, the prop warehouse sale was meant only for the crew members of the show but they had thousands of items and realized they had to open it to the public. They advertised it on Craigslist as a "TV Warehouse Sale" so they didn't get a lot of people."

That meant that Tina was able to get a lot of stuff, though. She has been selling everything from designer ties, to jewelry and other ladies' accessories, "knick-knacks", vases, glassware, lamps, and anything and everything else that you can think of that would go to create one of the many sets that we have seen on LOST over the years.  And as we all know, LOST has some very unique, even bizarre items on their sets.

Some of her most amazing acquisitions include items that are more familiar and that she has even been able to find screen-captures from the show to demonstrate exactly which episode(s) the items have showed up in. There's Sawyer's jewelry box, a rosary from the finale, items from both Kate's and Juliet's kitchens, items from Jack's desk, Jacob's tea kettle, even one of the light fixtures from Hurley's room at Santa Rosa.

Not to mention, she was even able to get Richard Alpert's old trunk that he had with him during his time living in one of the Others' tents. There's also one of the many DHARMA binders we have seen over the years in various offices on the Island. Oh yeah, and Tina even has the dartboard from the Swan Hatch itself!

The best part is, there is literally something for everyone here, as in, in everyone's price-range. I have seen items sell from as little as $0.99 on up. Of course the more iconic items are going to cost you a bit more, but still these prices are nowhere near what a prop from the Premiere Props auction is going to go for.

So why is Tina selling all of this great stuff? Well, although she is a LOST fan, she's not really that big of a collector. She really wants to give true fans an opportunity to get something from the show since she knows how much LOST means to so many of us.

In return, fans also get to help someone out, a freelancer just like yours truly who has really been affected by the current economy. So do know that by making a purchase it isn't like you are helping to line the pockets of some huge corporation like Disney, but instead just another fan of the show and of the entertainment industry in general. Fans helping much better does it get?

Besides, when was the last chance you had to own a piece of your favorite TV show?

So go do yourself a favor and take the next available submarine over to Tina's shop, AllAccess808 and pick yourself something out really cool. If it doesn't have a screen-cap, you can then devote some of your episode re-watch time to trying to find your item, kind of like a fun little LOST scavenger hunt!

You'll also want stop by Tina's Flickr account where she has several MORE pages of items photographed for your viewing (and buying) pleasure. Tina is selling her props outside of eBay as well, and so she is open to direct contact if you want to make her an offer on something in her album that you like.

PLEASE NOTE: If you do end up picking something up, or even just making Tina an offer on an item, PLEASE MENTION THAT Anna from The Four Toed Foot (4TF) SENT YOU! This would be VERY MUCH appreciated, as we're curious as to how many people this post is going to reach and help her bring into the shop.

Good luck to you all, and feel free to come back and post a comment so that you can share with us all what LOST item(s) you ended up getting. I will be posting my little prop collection soon so stay tuned!

HAVE A BLAST (without the C4 this time...)!!!


Wednesday, June 9, 2010

'Hawaii Five-0,' 'Event' set for Comic-Con

'Sons of Anarchy,' 'No Ordinary Family' also confirmed
By James Hibberd

June 8, 2010, 08:55 PM ET

Check out the full list of shows headed to Comic-Con at The Live Feed
Can a CBS crime procedural make a big splash at a fanboy convention?

The network is bringing its new police drama "Hawaii Five-0" to the July 22-25 Comic-Con, just one of several cop shows and offbeat choices invading the increasingly broad-based fan event.

In addition to "Five-0," ABC is touting crime show "Castle" and FX will field a panel for outlaw biker drama "Sons of Anarchy" -- both for the first time.

The additions come after Fox and USA Network helped trailblaze Comic-Con for procedurals last year with panels for "Bones," "Burn Notice" and "Psych." All three drew a large enough crowd to earn a return performance this year, plus USA is adding a panel for "White Collar."

Though the dramas play in more grounded genres than such Comic-Con TV pioneers as ABC's "Lost" and Syfy's "Battlestar Galactica," each choice needs to present a compelling case to be included in the lineup. Comic-Con picks are debated by networks and studios and discussed with Comic-Con organizers -- who veto shows from participating if they're too off-brand.

All agree it's not in anybody's best interest for a show to go to the event if fans ridicule its inclusion or fail to pack its ballroom. (Networks declined to comment for this report since Comic-Con organizers prefer to announce the event schedule).

In the case of "Five-0," there are a few factors that make the show more Comic-Con friendly than one might expect. It's a remake of a 1970s series, it's CBS' tentpole new title for the fall and it boasts heavy amounts of action. But what best lures Comic-Con fans to a new show is the panelists, and "Five-0" has former "Battlestar" veteran Grace Park and ex-"Lost" co-star Daniel Dae Kim, not to mention "Star Trek" producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci.

Networks are using similar logic behind including "Sons" and "Castle." "Sons" stars "Hellboy" lead Ron Perlman and "Futurama" co-star Katey Sagal, while "Castle" has "Firefly" and "Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog" star Nathan Fillion.

Some other new shows making their Comic-Con debut include NBC thriller "The Event" and superhero drama "The Cape"; ABC superhero family drama "No Ordinary Family"; AMC zombie drama "The Walking Dead"; and the CW's action-series "Nikita." Fox's new animated show "Bob's Burgers" will be there, as will Steven Spielberg's new dino-drama "Terra Nova."

TBS hasn't had conversations with Conan O'Brien about attending Comic-Con, but having its new late-night host make an appearance would seem to be a smart play.

The San Diego event also will host a slew of returning shows, including Fox's "Glee," "Fringe" and "Human Target," ABC's "V," Starz' "Spartacus," the CW's "Vampire Diaries" and NBC's "Chuck."

The list will continue to fill out as Comic-Con gets closer.

Lost: Jorge Garcia Dishes on Secret DVD Scene--and What He Really Thinks of Finale

Tue., Jun. 8, 2010 1:30 PM PDT by Kristin Dos Santos

Good news for those of you still struggling to "let go" from Lost: Jorge Garcia confirms that there is indeed an extended bonus scene he shot with Michael Emerson for the upcoming full-series DVD collection. Holler!

We just caught up with the island's awesome new "No. 1" at the Monte Carlo Television Festival in, you guessed it, Monte Carlo, and here's what he dished:

"It will address some of the issues, like the food drops, and it will deal with what happened on the island after Hurley took over and how he handled things," Garcia reveals of the DVD bonus feature he shot. "It will give you a taste of what took place after Hurley took over as the new number one. There's a little epilogue thing going on with the DVD."

That little epilogue will be available to fans when Lost: The Complete Collection is released on DVD and Blu-ray August 24.

Inside sources also told me that Walt (Malcolm David Kelley) will be shown in the bonus material. "We'll find out what happens to Walt," says the insider. But when asked who else he worked with, Jorge replied coyly: "There are other people in it, but I'm not going to tell you who." Hmmm!

So now that he's done with the show and can really tell us what he thought of the controversial series finale, what does Jorge have to say?

"I loved it," Jorge says. "When I first got the finale script, it didn't have the final act in it yet. But I got to the part where Hurley takes over and there was a kind of a sigh of relief. I thought OK, this ending is a satisfying ending for me. Everything I invested in this show does pay off. And so I'm good, the ending is good, and I don't have to worry about it."

And though many viewers didn't see that twist coming—that Hurley was named the protector of the island after Jack decided to sacrifice himself—Jorge says he and Matthew Fox both had a sneaking suspicion. "During the whole season, Matt Fox and I were going back and forth, going, 'It's going to be one of us, it's not going to be one of them, its got to be one of us.' So yeah, I liked it [the ending], it was quite heavy."

Now that Lost is gone for good, Jorge says he's ready for another TV acting gig, when the time is right. "Because of the success of Lost I am able to be a little bit picky, which is nice," Jorge admits. "I have been sent three or four scripts for television series, but there wasn't anything I really wanted to do. I want to tell a good story, whether it's a TV show, a movie, whatever. That's really my No. 1 criteria."

Looking back, Jorge says that shooting Lost was the best of times—and sometimes, the comically worst of times. "During the pilot, they brought a bright light to an undeveloped area of the island that had probably never seen light at night, and all sorts of bugs came out of the forest," Jorge remembers with a laugh. "Many of them landed in my hair and during breaks they would have to come and pick them out. It is my worst memory, because even after I got home, after we thought they had all been taken out, two more bugs fell out into the drain when I was taking a shower."

As for the good: "A collection of things come to mind, but one in particular stands out. One time we were working on a scene and a whale breached for like five minutes, and we all just paused and watched it happen and afterward we just sat back and said, 'You don't see that when you're working on a set in Burbank.' " And how.

Are you looking forward to seeing Ben and Hurley's time on the island as No. 1 and No. 2? Who else are you hoping to see?

—Reporting by Lisa Abdolian

Josh Holloway Hates ''Granny Panties''

The 'Lost' actor - who has a 14-month-old daughter, Java, with his wife Yessica Kumala - loves looking at beautiful women in skimpy underwear but admits his biggest turn-off is oversized underwear and baggy clothing.

He said: "The hottest thing is lingerie. The least sexy outfit is baggy sweat pants and a large T-shirt. And granny panties!"

The 40-year-old hunk is also scared off by women who fill their bedroom with stuffed toys and wedding magazines.

He said in an interview in the June issue of Women's Health magazine: "One stuffed animal is fine, but if there are a lot, that's scary. Another warning sign is when a woman has too many pictures of herself around. And the worst: baby and bridal magazines!"

Although he is clear about what traits put him off a woman, Josh also knows what he likes and he adores women who are cute, pretty and hot.

He added: "It's nice if a woman has a bit of each. Cute is the fun part you play around with every day. Pretty is nice to look at. And hot is sex."

However, Josh hasn't always been the ideal boyfriend and was once smashed over the head with a picture frame as a teenager when his girlfriend found out he had cheated on her.

He said: "I had a girlfriend, but I agreed to go to another girl's prom at a different school. My girlfriend busted me and broke a picture frame over my head. I believe it was a montage of photos of us. I didn't need stitches though. It was a nice, clean smash.

A few plugs for my Room 23 Store products and designs

Andalone plugged my Trading Cards again!

Also the website this website asked for a file of my Frank Lapidus design!

Carlton Cuse Talks About ABC’s Intention To Keep The LOST Franchise Alive

SL-Lost: Emmy Awards 2010: Full List of LOST Submissions

The 2010 Emmy Awards ballots contain the following entries from LOST:

Outstanding Drama Series: LOST
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series: Matthew Fox
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series: Evangeline Lilly
Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series: Naveen Andrews, Nestor Carbonell, Michael Emerson, Jeff Fahey, Jorge Garcia, Josh Holloway, Daniel Dae Kim, Ken Leung, Terry O’Quinn
Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series: Yunjin Kim, Emilie de Ravin, Zuleikha Robinson
Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series: Henry Ian Cusick (”Happily Ever After”), Alan Dale (”Happily Ever After”), Mark Pellegrino (”Across The Sea”)
Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series: Allison Janney (”Across The Sea”), Elizabeth Mitchell (”The End”)
Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series: “The Substitute”, “Dr. Linus”, “Ab Aeterno”, “The End”
Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series: Tucker Gates (”Ab Aeterno”), Jack Bender (”The End”)
Outstanding Casting For A Drama Series: LOST
Outstanding Cinematography For A One Hour Series: Stephen St. John, Director of Photography (”Ab Aeterno”); John Bartley, Director of Photography (”The End”)
Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Drama Series: Stephen Semel, Mark J. Goldman, Christopher Nelson, Henk Van Eeghan (”The End”)
Outstanding Sound Editing For A Series: “The End”
Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (One Hour): “The End”
Outstanding Art Direction For A Single-Camera Series: “Ab Aeterno”
Outstanding Costumes For A Series: “Ab Aeterno”
Outstanding Hairstyling For A Single-Camera Series: Doreen Schultz Marchetti, Rita Troy, Patricia Gundlach, Joanne Miyata (”Ab Aeterno”)
Outstanding Makeup For A Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic): Steve LaPorte, Department Head Makeup Artist; Chantal Boom’la, Makeup Artist
Outstanding Music Composition For A Series: Michael Giacchino, LOST
The nominees will be announced on July 8. How many nominations do you think LOST will get?

'Lost' Villian Ambushed by Brandy!

Originally posted Jun 7th 2010 12:24 AM PDT by TMZ Staff
Almost every "Lost" fan would be super excited to meet Michael Emerson ... even a Grammy winner like Brandy.

Emerson was having a friendly chat with our photog at LAX on Saturday, when Brandy politely interrupted just to say she's a huge fan. The whole encounter lasted less than 10 seconds ... and it's unclear if Michael (or our photog) even knew she was famous!

Brandy tweeted after, "OMG! I just met Michael Emerson from the series Lost. I lost my mind! Straight up FAN. I wanted to take a flick but I was too shy to ask.

"You're welcome, Brandy.

Matthew Fox Reflects on the LOST Series Finale

Sunday, June 6, 2010

‘Shield’ Creator: ‘Lost’ Bosses Should Be ‘Very Happy’ With Finale

by Matt Webb Mitovich
May 26th, 2010 2:29 PM
Shawn Ryan, whose ‘The Shield‘ has often been held up this week as a gold standard for series finales, tells Fancast that ‘Lost’s showrunners “should be very, very happy” with the way they wrapped up their show.

“I have a feeling that Carlton [Cuse] and Damon [Lindelof] were ultimately pleased with what they did,” Ryan says. “And that’s the important thing.”

Sunday’s two-and-a-half hour ‘Lost’ finale rankled some fans by revealing that the “sideways” reality that shared the stage this season was a pre-afterlife “holding area” and not an existence that actually happened.

Also, numerous mythological questions were left unresolved. As such, some viewers felt cheated – if not pretty darn confused.

“You really and truly cannot please everyone,” Ryan notes. “A lot of critics really liked the ‘Shield’ finale, but I also read plenty of people online who wanted something different, or something more.”

We’d hate to spoil ‘The Shield’ for anyone who might dive into that complete series DVD set, but in a nutshell its finale delivered heaps of comeuppance to those who deserved it. Some fans, though, took issue with the fate assigned Michael Chiklis’ Vic Mackey.

Ryan makes this observation: “As finales go, time changes perspective, so just because [the way 'Lost' ended] might be polarizing now, it doesn’t mean that a year from now the majority might fall to one side or the other.”

Ryan also stresses perspective when considering the source of critiques. Those born of fan blogs versus professional critics “tend to offer extreme points of view that do a lot of shouting and don’t necessarily represent the vast majority,” he points out. “Hopefully [Cuse and Lindelof] aren’t spending all of their days reading them, good or bad.”

Ryan also shares his opinion on series finales for the ‘Lost’ Season 6 DVD set coming out August 24.

As for ‘The Shield’ returning to the spotlight this week in the wake of ‘Lost,’ ‘24′ and ‘Law & Order’ signing off, Ryan – who executive-produced Season 2 of Fox’s ‘Lie To Me,’ returning June 7 – says, “That show is very near and dear to me, so anything that brings it back into the public consciousness is great.”

Shawn Ryan has a new drama premiering on Fox during the 2010-11 TV season, the Chicago-based cop drama ‘Ride-Along.’

'FlashForward' fans plan to reenact 'blackout' to try to save ABC show

Friday, June 04, 2010
Posted by Corinne Heller at 04:16:34 PM PDT

FlashForward fans plan to stage their own "blackout" on June 10 by pretending to pass out in front of ABC offices around the world to protest the network's recent cancellation of the show after its debut season.

"On June 10th, 2010......Fans of ABC's canceled FlashForward are going to blackout for 2 minutes and 17 seconds," Save FlashForward campaign's website states. "Come join us in a protest to change the doomed future of FlashForward.

In the sci-fi series, which starred LOST's Dominic Monaghan and Sonya Walger, the characters cope with the aftermath of a mysterious global "blackout" that lasted two minutes and 17 seconds, which rendered them unconscious. When they wake up, they receive what appear to be visions of their future on April 29, 2010 - six months away.
ABC confirmed in May that it had cancelled FlashForward. The show debuted in September 2009 and its ratings dropped steadily since then. FlashForward fans plan to launch their demonstrations, to try and save the show, in cities such as Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and London.

"We are sending calendars with 4/29 circled, friendship bracelets and letters to show our continuing support for FlashForward and we are sending them to the head of ABC, Stephen McPherson, who with a flick of his pen can give it second life," the campaign's website said, referring to the president of ABC Entertainment Group.


The campaign also urges fans to send homemade videos of themselves pretending to black out and then have a "FlashForward".

Thursday, June 3, 2010

'Lost' star Evangeline Lilly: Children's book author?

by Adam Markovitz

Lost looker Evangeline Lilly dropped by Craig Ferguson’s couch last night for some after-hours chit chat. And after covering a few non-kid-friendly topics (Ferguson’s snake-shape mug, the potential removability of Lilly’s dress, etc.), she shifted gears to give a sneak peek of a children’s book she’s writing called Squickerwonkers (we’re guessing at the spelling there). Here’s a sample:

“The name is Squickerwonker, perhaps unknown to you. But that’s it, Squickerwonker. And here’s what Squickerwonkers do…”

Of course, Lilly didn’t spend six years on that island for nothing: She ends her little recitation with a Lost-worthy cliffhanger about the Squickerwonker’s “horrible secret.”

Are they actually smoke monsters? Or maybe they exist in an alternate universe? Lilly says she doesn’t have any firm publishing plans yet for the book, so I guess we’ll all just have to hang in there for a while. But you know what? The whole thing actually sounds kind of cute. We’d totally pre-order a copy for ourselves our appropriately aged cousins next Christmas.

Andy Garcia, Eva Longoria Parker to Star in Mexican Epic CRISTIADA

by Matt Goldberg
Posted:June 2nd, 2010 at 10:12 am

Andy Garcia, Eva Longoria Parker, Catalina Sandino Moreno (Maria Full of Grace), Peter O’ Toole, and Bruce Greenwood (Star Trek) will star in the Mexican historical epic Cristiada. Variety reports that the film centers on the 1926-1929 Cristero War, “touched off by a rebellion over the Mexican government’s 1917 attempt to remove the influence of the Catholic Church and secularize the country.” Chronicles of Narnia visual FX supervisor Dean Wright will direct the film from a script he wrote with Michael James Love. The film also stars Oscar Isaac (Robin Hood) and Nestor Carbonell (Lost).

Lost’s Michael Emerson picked to educate the masses

Posted by: Estella
No one could ever accuse me of being overly Scientific, except when it comes to methods for applying eyeshadow so that it doesn’t crease or fade (oh yes, there ARE ways). But when you bring Michael Emerson aka Ben Linus of Lost into the equation, I can maybe get a tad interested in science.

Michael Emerson as Ben Linus on Lost. He's an evil genius. Photo: ABC
Dr. Craig Venter has recently announced he and his team have created a living, self-replicating cell. That’s pretty major. Even I know that. Because this is a big break- through for science, and causes so many questions in the religious and scientific worlds, the Science Channel is airing a special all about it.

This special is called Creating Synthetic Life and it will air on Thursday, June 3rd at 8pm EST. Is the Dharma Iniative involved? Well, just a tad. Ben Linus aka Emmy-Award winning Lost alumnus Michael Emerson will be narrating the special for us. As if science couldn’t be freaky enough on its own, eh? Kidding!

Following the special at 9pm ET, Science Channel will present Creating Synthetic Life: Your Questions Answered with Emmy Award-winning journalist Paula Zahn hosting a roundtable discussion with Dr. Venter; journalist and author Michael Specter; futurist, inventor and author Raymond Kurzweil; George Church, professor of genetics at Harvard University; Father Nicanor Pier Giorgio Austriaco and others, exploring important ethical, scientific and societal questions surrounding Dr. Craig Venter’s recent announcement.

Lost: How It Began

Why the most expensive pilot in TV history was worth every penny
Share Comments Add your comment Cursed numbers. Hidden hatches. Miracle cures. Tropical polar bears. Wrinkles in time. Flashbacks, flash-forwards, and, yes, flash-sideways. Over the last six seasons, Lost has taken us on an adventure so trippy and labyrinthian, it's almost hard to remember how it all started. So before we reach the end of this magical mystery about a group of plane-crash survivors marooned on a freaky island, let us relive the story of the two-part Lost pilot, which in the fall of 2004 made jaws drop across the nation and raised hopes of what a network drama could be. Buckle up for a wild ride involving an out-of-control hunk of flaming metal, a furry killer pillow, and a sweaty Matthew Fox.

Win a dinner with Michael Emerson of Lost

You remember Michael Emerson on Lost as Ben, the creepy dude. But Michael Emerson is more than just a talented actor, he’s also a charitable guy!

Find out what Lost was all about from Ben Linus himself!

Emerson is working with The Irish Repertory Theatre for their 2010 Gala Auction on You can bid to have Dinner with Michael Emerson, Emmy Award winning star of LOST (Benjamin Linus).

This priceless gift is only at $500.00 and the money goes to a good cause! You have until June 17th, 2010 to bid on this and the other selections. Proceeds of this auction benefit The Irish Repertory Theatre.

Other items up for auction include an exotic six-night stay in Costa Rica, a Dozen Roses for a month, or a hot air balloon ride for four. You can even bid to have your living and dining rooms decorated for the holidays by film/tv/theater director Deirdre Brennan. In terms of TV, Brennan was a set designer for Guiding Light and Lipstick Jungle.