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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.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Lost PaleyFest Panel on DVD

Fans get another chance to check out the sold-out event featuring cast and crew.
by Cindy White
April 29, 2010 - The William S. Paley Television Festival, also known as PaleyFest, has become something of an annual tradition for Los Angeles residents. Every year, the Paley Center (formerly the Museum of Television and Radio) hosts a series of panels over two weeks featuring some of the most popular television shows of the past and present. It's a rare chance for TV viewers to interact with the cast and creators of the shows they love. And this year, Lost was one of those shows.

The sold-out live event featured cast members Terry O'Quinn, Michael Emerson, Nestor Carbonell and Zuleikha Robinson, along with executive producers Damon Lindelof, Carlton Cuse, Jack Bender, Adam Horowitz, Eddy Kitsis and Liz Sarnoff. The evening of hilarity was hosted by Human Giant's Paul Scheer. But if you missed the fun, don't fret Lost fan! You can always check out our coverage on IGN TV, but now you can also see it for yourself on DVD.

The DVD is available online for $19.95 either at or at the Paley Center's official site, It includes an introduction by Cuse and Lindelof; uncensored anecdotes by O'Quinn, Emerson, Carbonell and Robinson, plus fan questions to the participating panelists.

This isn't the first time Lost has been included in the Paley Festival, however. That was back in 2005, while the show was in the midst of its groundbreaking first season. That year, the panelists included Matthew Fox, Josh Holloway, Jorge Garcia, Daniel Dae Kim, Yunjim Kim, Dominic Monaghan, executive-producer J.J. Abrams and others. The PaleyFest2005 panel is also available for the same price at

ABC series ‘Lost’ spent $228M filming in Hawaii from 2006 to 2009

April 28th, 2010

ABC series ‘Lost’ spent millions in Hawaii

HONOLULU — The ABC series “Lost” spent $228 million filming in Hawaii in 2006-09, while employing an average of 973 people in each of the four years.

The state figures reported Wednesday by The Honolulu Advertiser were obtained by the newspaper in response to a Freedom of Information Act request filed Dec. 24.

The value of tax credits claimed by the producers of the TV show hasn’t been released, but the newspaper estimated it likely exceeds $32 million.

Those who favor the credits say they are critical in attracting and keeping a TV series. Opponents argue the credits benefit one industry at the expense of others.

The final episode of the castaway drama that first aired Sept. 22, 2004, is scheduled for May 23.

Information from: The Honolulu Advertiser,

Food Network’s Dinner: Impossible meets ABC’s Lost for Hawaii episode

by: Derek Paiva
posted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 at 10:38 AM

Feeding 90 members of the cast and crew of Lost on a North Shore Oahu beach will be Chef Robert Irvine’s next Hawaii-based challenge for his popular Food Network series Dinner: Impossible. The episode premieres May 19.

If you’re a devotee of the brawny English celebrity chef’s show, you know its modus operandi. Offered no knowledge of a mission beforehand, Irvine is tasked "Mission: Impossible-style" with planning, procuring ingredients, whipping up and serving a full multicourse menu for an event in a matter of hours.

In Dinner: Impossible’s “Robert’s Lost Mission” episode, Irvine is dropped off on the ABC mystery-adventure series’ deserted Papailoa Beach set with scant cooking equipment and some ingredients left for him on the beach. Food Network is, so far, staying mum about the ingredients. But judging by the photo below of Irvine with Lost cast member Nestor Carbonell, the chef's at least got a table stocked with fresh pork, chicken, shrimp, a variety of fish, pineapple, corn, sweet potato, banana and ... uh, are those sugar packets in the bamboo steamer? That largish roll of ti leaves likely means lau lau will on the menu.

With assistance from Jon Matsubara, executive chef of the Royal Hawaiian Hotel’s Waikiki beachfront Azure Restaurant, and a handful of Lost cast members (like Jorge Garcia, pictured above) dropping by with important mission information, Irvine was set loose on his task. After one very important stop at an Ace Hardware store in nearby Haleiwa town for cooking supplies, chaos and creation in Irvine's makeshift beachside kitchen ensued.

Truth be told, we're a bit surprised that Food Network waited until Lost’s final season to cook up what seems like a match-made-in-epicurean-heaven scenario for Dinner: Impossible—stranded chef cooks for cast and crew of series about stranded strangers on an island. Plus, Irvine is no stranger to Hawaii challenges.

In a 2008 Dinner: Impossible episode titled “Late for the Luau,” Irvine was tasked with creating a full beachside luau for more than 150 Big Island residents and visitors in just eight hours. He finished, of course—that time, with some lau lau- and lomi salmon-making guidance from Hawaii chef Sam Choy and by putting his ample guns to good use prepping a pig for an imu.

Having sampled Matsubara's inventive skills in the kitchen a few times at Azure, we know Irvine will be in very talented, very capable hands here.

We'll definitely be watching.

Here’s the premiere week episode schedule for Dinner: Impossible “Robert’s Lost Mission”:

• May 19, 10 p.m. (Eastern time, Pacific time), 7 p.m., 10 p.m. (Hawaii time)

• May 20, 1 a.m. (Eastern time, Pacific time)

• May 22, 4 p.m. (Eastern time, Pacific time), 1 p.m. (Hawaii time)

Daniel Dae Kim Interviewed by Giant Robot Publisher Eric Nakamura

SATURDAY, MAY 15, 2010
7:00 -9:30 PM
Tateuchi Democracy Forum
National Center for the Preservation of Democracy
(across the courtyard from the Japanese American National Museum)
111 N. Central Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Please join Giant Robot, the Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment & the Japanese American National Museum to the inaugural Legacy Series with special guest Daniel Dae Kim.

CAPE is pleased to announce the 2010 Edition of The Legacy Series

Evenings of candid conversations with the most successful and influential leaders in the entertainment industry, the seminars are an opportunity to gain first-hand insights and perspectives in a master class setting reminiscent of Bravo’s “Inside the Actors Studio.”

Through the diversity of his roles on stage and screen, Daniel Dae Kim continues to expand our perceptions of the Asian American man. In characters ranging from the King of Siam, a Shakespearean hero, a social worker for the Chicago needy, to a counter terrorist agent, his work has consistently proven to transcend the historical barriers of race and stereotype.

Daniel’s most recent work on ABC’s “Lost,” is no exception. As Jin Soo Kwon, a Korean businessman and reluctant enforcer for his father-in-law, his character transformed from an overprotective “traditional” husband to a man who re-learns how to live and love. His portrayal of this multi-faceted character signaled a breakthrough for primetime network television, and has helped make Lost a worldwide hit since its debut in 2004.

Since then, both Daniel and the show have been widely recognized for their excellence. Sharing a 2006 Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Ensemble, the Korean American actor’s universal appeal was also recognized by “People” Magazine, which named him one of the ‘Sexiest Men Alive’ in 2005, as well as “TV Guide,” which recognized him as one of ‘TV’s Sexiest Men’ in 2006. In that same year, Daniel was individually honored with an AZN Asian Excellence Award, a Multicultural Prism Award and a Vanguard Award from the Korean American Coalition, all for Outstanding Performance by an Actor. In 2009, his recognition continues with the prestigious KoreAm Journal Achievement Award in the field of Arts and Entertainment.

Free for CAPE members / $10 public

Parking: Street parking or parking in lots in Little Tokyo. $6-7

** An RSVP is essential, since space is extremely limited. **

7:00-7:30 pm Networking with Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres
7:30-9:00 pm Daniel Dae Kim with Eric Nakamura
9:00-9:30 pm Reception

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

"The Last Recruit" Poll Results

(Correction: as I post this I realize that I made a mistake on the last chioce of the first poll. Widmore was supposed to be MIB.)

What did you think of "The Last Recruit"

As AWESOME as Jin and Sun's reunion 8 (44%)

As GREAT as all of the Alt characters coming together 4 (22%)

OK 5 (27%)

As BAD as being blown up by Widmore's missile. 1 (5%)

As HORRIBLE as having Widmore tell you "you're with me now" 0 (0%)

Votes so far: 18

What were your favorate moments in "The Last Recruit"?

Jack and Locke's Meeting 9 (42%)

MIB/Locke revealing that he had posed as Christian in early season 1 8 (38%)

Alt. Sun recognizing John Locke 3 (14%)

Jack & Claire's sibling bonding moment 5 (23%)

Sawyer busting Sayid 4 (19%)

Hurley's Anakin comment 7 (33%)

Zoe's missile confrontation with MIB/Locke 1 (4%)

Alt. Des visiting with pregnant Claire 5 (23%)

Illana the lawyer 5 (23%)

Jame's moment with Kate 2 (9%)

Alt. Jack finding out about Claire being his sister 0 (0%)

Kate convincing Claire to go with them 4 (19%)

Jack telling Sawyer that he was sorry for getting Juliet killed 5 (23%)

Sayid & Desmonds moment at the well 7 (33%)

Jack choosing to leave the boat 10 (47%)

Sawyer's Burt Renolds and hairy chest comments 10 (47%)

Widmore shooting a missle at the beach 1 (4%)

Alt. Jin confirming that Ji Yeon is still alive 4 (19%)

Jin & Sun's reunion 9 (42%)

Votes so far: 21

Did Sayid kill Desmond?

Yes 1 (6%)

No 15 (93%)

Votes so far: 16

Is Jack really on MIB/Locke's side?

Yes 2 (13%)

No 13 (86%)

Votes so far: 15

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Doc Jensen: 'Lost' countdown, a week ahead: Who will take Jacob's job? Plus: Monkeys!

by Jeff Jensen

There’s an episode of Lost on ABC tonight, but I won’t be watching it. Why? Because I hate Lost. I just decided this. It’s stupid and silly and irritatingly pretentious with its pseudo intellectualism and shallow spirituality and allegedly cutting-edge extrapolation of theoretical physics that those nerdy crackheads at Wired love to slobber on about, and if one more mouth-breathing geeks asks me “What would you see in your flash-forward?”, I’m going to punch them… wait… oh. Oh! Sorry about that! I got my TV shows messed up there for a second. Lost! I love Lost! I’m obsessed with Lost! I write crazy theories about Lost! I write epic and incoherent recaps about Lost! But not tonight. The show is taking a breather this week in advance of its final four episodes in May, so tonight, we get a repeat of “Ab Aeterno,” the instant-classic that gave us the backstory of Richard Alpert and Jacob’s metaphor of The Island as a cork on a bottle keeping a toxic brew of evil from sloshing out into the world. If you haven’t seen the episode, then by jove, make sure you make time to watch it tonight, because it’s massively important, and there is absolutely no other way to see it anytime sooner or at any other point in the future. Then come back and read my recap. And as you do, treasure the experience. It will be the only time this season when you’ll actually find one of my recaps posted exactly on time and when you want it. (PS: That aforementioned Wired link will actually take you to the magazine’s insightful and geektastically fun tribute to Lost. Check it out when you’re done scanning these ramblings.)

Meanwhile, the rest of us will be counting the days until next week’s all new episode of Lost. I know the title. Maybe you do, too. If you don’t know and don’t want to know, then stop reading right here because the rest of this “Countdown To Next Week’s Lost” is all about the implications of the title. Okay? Okay. The title is called “Jack Loves Monkeys.” I suspect the episode will be 1. One of those “funny episodes” that Adam and Eddy write; 2. An untold tale of Jack’s season 3 Hydra Station incarceration chronicling his ill-fated bid to free Joop from his subterranean cage; or 3. The most controversial episode of Lost ever produced.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Cast appearances at Jimmy Kimmel Live LOST event


On May 23, fans of “LOST” say goodbye to ABC’s groundbreaking series. Following the finale, the stars and producers join Jimmy Kimmel for “JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE: ALOHA TO LOST” SUNDAY, MAY 23.

After the final episode, longtime “LOST” fan Jimmy Kimmel hosts an hour-long analysis of and farewell to one of television’s most beloved series with appearances from executive producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse, alternate endings, and live interviews with cast members.

Appearances By:

Matthew Fox (Jack)
Daniel Dae Kim (Jin)
Michael Emerson (Ben Linus)
Terry O’Quinn (John Locke)
Naveen Andrews (Sayid)
Emilie de Ravin (Claire)
Alan Dale (Charles Widmore)
Harold Perrineau (Michael)
Nestor Carbonell (Richard Alpert)
Jeremy Davies (Faraday),4809,Jimmy-Kimmel-Live-ALOHA-TO-LOST.html

The 'Lost' weekend: It's over; it's really over

April 26, 2010 6:25 am

What did you do over the weekend? Maybe you hung out and caught up on some chores. Maybe you watched some TV or took in a movie. Well, you obviously aren't Twitter user @wopsican, because then you'd have gone to the "Lost" wrap party.

How did he get in? I don't know. He leads "Lost" tours in Hawaii, so that might be the connection. But regardless of how it happened, he's got all kinds of photos with the cast and crew from the event. Here's his Twitpic feed, which features the photos he took at the last official "Lost" event ever. Because, yeah, "Lost" wrapped filming. There may be some additional dialogue recorded at some point or something like that, but the series is done filming. And now we get to wait and see how it all plays out.

But that wasn't the only "Lost" stuff up on the Internet this week. Just being selfish for a moment, check out my latest appearance on "Orientation: Ryan Station," where I think Maureen Ryan, Ryan McGee and I had a fascinating conversation about the season so far and where we think it's all heading. Now, I make a lot of crazy predictions in this podcast, and I'm sure many of them will not come true, but that's half the fun, isn't it? And it's even better to share them with two critics and fans who have obviously thought as much about this show as I have. (I figured out the other day that I'll have written nearly 400 pages worth of "Lost" material for Show Tracker when the season is over, and Maureen and Ryan both write about the same amount as I do. That's three novels!) Listen to the podcast, and queue up the episode as you listen so you can get an idea of just what it is that's prompting our thoughts.

Meanwhile, if you're a giant "Lost" geek, you'll probably make this image (from your wallpaper as soon as you see it. I'm not going to say that that's what I did, but ... OK, yeah. I did it. It's a little ... OK, a LOT ... nerdy, but it's a great image, and I love the way the image blends all six seasons of "Lost" and the motif of the famous "Star Wars" posters. It's a really cool image, and however much work it took for P-L Boucher to make it, it was worth it.

I've also been combing the Net for some good "Lost" theories, and I found one at the forums for Oscar tracking site Awards Daily. It's by poster "guany," and I like it, even if I don't think it's going to pan out like this, because it seems a little needlessly cruel. I like all of the clues he's picked up on in the individual frames:

"David Shepherd is the Man in Black. There is just something about him. Especially in The Last Recruit. Concerning his dead grandfather, he tells Jack I feel sad for you in a manner that is very similer to how the Man in Black would try to, and has, manipulated others. Also, Jack, Desmond, and Claire all signed in at the front desk of that lobby, with the sign that said All visitors must sign in. David did not. He created the flash-sideways, and is thus not a visitor. He is also the only seemingly important flash-sideways character who is not in the original timeline. This fake relationship is what Jack would/will have to sacrifice. Or am I reading too much into this?"
Cool, right?

Tumblr user "lindseycathryn" assembles this collection of screen grabs from "Ab Aeterno" that plays up that episode's visual similarities to the show's pilot (which, if you haven't heard, will be airing again on May 22, the night before the series finale). It's been obvious for quite some time that the show is deliberately playing up similarities to season one, but seeing it illustrated so dramatically like this is terrific.

Finally, when life gives you "Lost," sometimes, you just need to make "Lost" robots. The guys over at The Daily Robot have been turning out a new robot version of one of the "Lost" cast members every week this season, and all of them are great. My favorite is probably this Sayid-bot, but I'm sure all of you will find others that you like just as much. It's a funny way to take the show and work it into the site's mission statement.

And with that, I'm gone for a week, unless ABC unexpectedly announces there will be a seventh season all about Desmond as a Timecop with Vincent as his resourceful canine pal or something over the next week. Hang tight, and I'll see you all on May 4 for "The Candidate."
--Todd VanDerWerff (follow me on Twitter at @tvoti)

'LOST LIVE' event sold out, promises to preview next to last episode at UCLA

Friday, April 23, 2010
Posted by Corinne Heller at 11:37:42 AM

A LOST finale celebration event at the University of California in Los Angeles that promises to show a sneak peek of the next to last episode of the iconic mystery series ten days before the final show airs, appeared to be sold out minutes after they went on sale on Friday.

The screening is part of an event called "LOST LIVE: The Final Celebration", which promises appearances by cast members such as Michael Emerson (Ben Linus), Jorge Garcia (Hurley) and Nestor Carbonell (Richard Alpert).

The event is to take place set to take place on May 13 at UCLA's Royce Hall, which seats 1,800.

A UCLA representative from said all tickets offered directly through the school's box office were sold about 20 minutes after they went on sale Friday morning. Ticketmaster's website, which also offered tickets, showed none were available at that time. Some ads offering and requesting tickets were later posted on Craigslist.

Oscar-winning composer Michael Giacchino will also conduct a live orchestral performance of the music from the series, currently on its sixth and last season.

"A special preview of the penultimate episode will be screened immediately after the concert," ABC said in a statement. UCLA says no cell phones, cameras or recording devices will be allowed.

Hand-held camera recordings of the first episode of LOST's current season were leaked on YouTube after it was screened at a special fan event in Hawaii earlier this year.

The finale of LOST is set to air on Sunday, May 23 on ABC from 9 to 11 p.m ET, following a two-hour recap special. There is no new episode next week but you can see potential spoiler photos of the May 4 show, called "The Candidate".

'Lost' execs promise timeline resolution

Friday, April 23 2010, 11:02am EDT

By Catriona Wightman, Entertainment Reporter

The executive producers of Lost have promised viewers that the series finale will provide some resolution.

Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse told Wired that the show will attempt to explain how the two storylines fit together.

"The audience is saying, 'I hope they explain the relationship between these two stories' and that, to us, is the only answer we owe," Lindelof said. "Because at this point, the characters are not aware that there's any timeline other than the one they are in. But if they were to become aware of the parallel worlds, what might they do about it? That becomes a fundamental question."

The pair also suggested that the programme will choose between science, represented by Jack (Matthew Fox), and faith, represented by Locke (Terry O'Quinn).

"The show can't have its cake and eat it too," Lindelof explained. "At the end of the day, if Locke and Jack were to sit down and say, 'Well, we were kind of both right', that would not be satisfying. It has to come down one way or another."

However, Cuse said: "There's still going to be plenty of room for debate when the show is over. We are going to take a stab at providing a conclusion, and one that we hope will be satisfying on a character level.

"The bigger questions, we realise, are not answerable. We feel that demystifying some of the things we do on Lost is like the magician showing you how the trick is done, and we don't want to do that."

He continued: "We don't know whether the resolution between the two timelines is going to make people say, 'Oh, that's cool' or, 'Oh, f**k those guys, they belly-flopped at the end'."

Meanwhile, Lindelof added: "This is our best version of the story of Lost, and it's the definitive one. The worst thing we could ever do is not end it, or go with some bulls**tty ending like a snowglobe or a cut to black. That was genius on The Sopranos but The Sopranos isn't a mystery show. For us, we owe our best version of a resolution here."

The finale of Lost will air on ABC on May 23.

ABC Re-Airing 'Lost' Pilot Before Series Finale

April 23, 2010 By: Kim Potts

It remains one of -- if not the -- best TV drama pilots ever, and in celebration of the May 23 'Lost' series finale, ABC has decided to replay the show's incredible, $10 million, two-hour series premiere on May 22.

As reported by The Wrap, the pilot repeat adds to an already 'Lost'-packed week at ABC between May 17-23. The penultimate episode of the show premieres on May 18, the pilot re-airs on May 22, and on May 23, the finale night kicks off with a two-hour recap of the entire series, followed by the two-hour finale and then a special 'Jimmy Kimmel Live: Aloha to 'Lost'' show that will feature 'Lost' cast members and showrunners Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse.

The pilot episode, directed by series creator J.J. Abrams, debuted on ABC on Sept. 22 and 29, 2004, and hasn't been aired on the network since 2006.

The most expensive pilot in TV history, the two-hour introduction to the show that would have 'Lost'-ies obsessed with the secrets of the island, the Oceanic 815 flight, the plane crash victims and Hurley's (Jorge Garcia) numbers -- 4, 8, 15, 16, 23 and 42 -- for the rest of the decade, cost so much because Abrams purchased, shipped and had set designers manipulate an actual decommissioned airplane to use in the pilot.

A reminder of the pilot's awesomeness: It opens with Jack (Matthew Fox), battered and bruised from the crash, waking up in the jungle and catching a glimpse of Vincent, the yellow Lab pooch of Walt (Malcolm David Kelley). In quick order, we'd then meet the rest of the cast, including Hurley, Claire (Emilie de Ravin), Rose (L. Scott Caldwell), Kate (Evangeline Lilly), Michael (Harold Perrineau), Sawyer (Josh Holloway), Sayid (Naveen Andrews), Shannon (Maggie Grace), Boone (Ian Somerhalder), Charlie (Dominic Monaghan), Jin (Daniel Dae Kim), Sun (Yunjin Kim), Locke (Terry O'Quinn), Smoky the Monster and, RIP, the pilot (guest star Greg Grunberg).

Friday, April 23, 2010

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Thursday, April 22, 2010

What’s in Store For Lost’s Sun and Jin?

April 21, 2010
“Well, finally!”

Those words from Daniel Dae Kim surely echo the thoughts of millions of Lost fans who were treated to a stirring reunion between on-island Jin and Sun Tuesday night after two full seasons apart.

“Everyone knew that it had to come sometime, somewhere,” Dae Kim tells PEOPLE. “It was a lot of fun to finally get to shoot that scene.”

Maybe for him; not so much if you’re Yunjin Kim, who plays Sun. “I was soaking wet the whole time!” says the actress of the reconnect, which took place on Hydra Island beach. There was also the little matter of shooting such an intimate, teary exchange — in which Jin tellingly promised to never again be apart from his love — in front of half the cast. “That,” she says with a laugh, “was a little challenging. It’s like, ‘Hey everybody, watch us make out!’”

This being Lost, though, there are only more challenges in store. With the couple, and the rest of their group, held at gunpoint by Charles Widmore’s henchmen in the episode’s closing minutes, “we all go back to the cage,” Kim teases of the next new episode. “The infamous cage that Kate and Sawyer had their love scene in” during season three. With Skate (Josh Holloway and Evangeline Lilly) included in the group of hostages, guess that means the fan-favorite couple is headed back there, too! Might it stir up the old magic between them?

Last night’s emotionally-rich episode was chock full of rewarding goodies for fans. Among them: The revelatory scene in the jungle between Jack (Matthew Fox) and Locke Monster (Terry O’Quinn) in which the latter confessed that it was indeed he who took the form of Jack’s father way back in season 1, and the cementing of Jack’s evolution from a man of science to a man of faith.

And then there were all those Sideways crosses: With the Island and Sideways worlds increasingly connected, a myriad of characters were woven into each other’s lives. A pregnant Sun and injured Locke, who was brutally run down by Desmond (Henry Ian Cusick) at the end of last week’s episode, were wheeled into the hospital side-by-side (a development that seemed to majorly freak Sun out). Desmond steered Claire (Emilie de Ravin) towards Ilana’s law offices, where the pregnant Aussie eventually met half-brother Jack for the first time when he arrived for the reading of their father’s will. And then Jack was called away to operate on Locke! Det. Sawyer flirted with fugitive Kate, who’s still professing her innocence, then arrested Sayid (Naveen Andrews) outside Nadia’s home for the restaurant shootout where Sun was wounded.

Clearly, things are building towards one majorly jaw-dropping finale. “When I read it, it took me a couple minutes just to digest it all,” Kim says of the last script. “It’s huge, it’s emotional, and it’s going to be good.”

Among the still-burning questions that will finally be answered, according to the actress: Which candidate will take Jacob’s place in running the island. “I guessed right!” Kim says. “I also guessed who the mother of Jack’s son is.” Too bad she’s not willing to share those guesses with the rest of us.

Each season, producers have omitted at least one major-twist scene from the actors’ scripts and referred to it internally by a cheeky code name (a la “The Bagel” or “The Frozen Donkey Wheel”) for fear of any details leaking out ahead of time. This time around, the entire last act is M.I.A., which, according to executive producer Damon Lindelof, is simply called “The Last Act.”

“We didn’t do a code name this year,” he says, “because it sorta misleadingly infers there’s gonna be a shock or twist. So we just called it ‘The Last Act.’ I know. Not original. But the honest truth.” –Shawna Malcom

Final thrill for local 'Lost' fan

By Alan Pergament, The Buffalo News, N.Y.
Apr. 20--City Honors graduate Andy Kelemen is living a dream. He hopes to discover in about a month that his favorite TV show, ABC's "Lost," hasn't been doing the same for six seasons.

Kelemen was named one of five finalists in the national "Ultimate 'Lost' Fan Promo" contest on Monday. Fans were asked to film promos for the series as the finale nears; Kelemen's was one of 10,000 entries.

Called "The Lost Life," the 35- second promo has no dialogue. It features symbols that will be recognizable to fans of the series about plane crash survivors on a remote island.

The video clip on ABC's Web site was originally labeled Fernwald, which is the name of the street where Kelemen lives in Pittsburgh. He had to enter a user name on ABC's Web site when posting the promo. "Andy Kelemen was already taken," Kelemen explained.

Weird, in a "Lost" way.

Kelemen's promo opens with a camera shot of an airplane overhead, shows some food items from the Dharma project and an Egyptian symbol in a guitar case before ending with a woman looking down into her washer to see The Hatch.

"It's been your life for six seasons," a graphic notes. "The End is Near."

"My ideal commercial is one that is all imagery-driven and kind of has a nice payoff at the end," said Kelemen.

Voting began Monday and only lasts five days before the winner is announced. You can vote once a day. The winner gets to have his promo run nationally on ABC on the second-to-last episode of "Lost" before the series finale on May 23. The winner also is a guest at the series finale party with the cast in Hawaii and gets to put the triumph on his or her resume.

"The fact that you would be able to say that I had a commercial air nationally during probably one of the bigger shows of our lifetime is certainly something great," said Kelemen.

Kelemen, 24, a 2006 University of Pittsburgh graduate in film studies, started a new job in commercial production last week after working at two TV stations in Pittsburgh. He said the promo was one of five he shot in one day with actors that included a co-worker, his fiance, Sheena Narehood, and a guy from Amherst (Ben Ostroff) that he met in Pittsburgh.

Ostroff is the guy looking at Apollo food in a vending machine and Narehood is the woman at the washer. "I make her do laundry," cracked Kelemen, who was voted class clown at City Honors in 2003. "I'm going to seem like misogynistic."

He got the film studies bug in his senior year at City Honors, when he and his friends did a weekly public access show that he said had the ridiculous title of "The Random Acts of Stupidityness Show." In the show, Andy and his "co-stars" pulled pranks on friends in Buffalo.

Kelemen, whose initial dream was to design rollercoasters, became a "Lost" fan in his senior year in college because of an assignment for one of his last classes in television studies. The final assignment was to pick a serialized drama that he never watched.

"I think this is a great excuse to watch 'Lost,' " said Kelemen. "I watched the first season and became totally hooked. It was in its third season at the time, so I watched episode after episode. I've always been someone who is always into shows with an environment that have a lot of layers. The show has so many layers to it and so many angles that you can read into . . . This plays into the promos. I love shows with really minute aspects that play a pivotal role. I feel that sums up 'Lost.' "

His favorite season is the first one, when he discovered the characters and the situation they were in. He thinks this confusing season has been "pretty good."

"I think 'Lost' is one of those shows that, no matter what happens, you're going to have questions that are left unanswered, and people need to just accept that," said Kelemen.

"I like shows that are posing questions," said Kelemen. "This 'Lost' season is all about wrapping things up."

He has found the sideways world -- where Jack (Matthew Fox), Sawyer (Josh Holloway), Kate (Evangeline Lilly), Hugo (Jorge Reyes), Locke (Terry O'Quinn), Jin (Daniel Dae Kim), Sun (Yunjin Kim), Sayid (Naveen Andrews) and several others -- are involved in a world that addresses what might have been -- "pretty interesting."

"To me, the best thing about 'Lost' is its characters, so the fact we're seeing all of these great characters coming back is really gratifying," he said.

How does he want it to end? "I'll tell you how I don't want it to end," he said. "As long as it is not a dream, I'll be happy. I think that would be the biggest cop-out in any series."

"I almost kind of want it to end that these people accept the fact that what happened to them by crashing on the island is the best possible scenario for them and that they are not living their lives wishing that it hadn't happened."

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Doc Jensen: 'Lost' recap: Reunited and It Feels So KABOOM!

''The Last Recruit'' sets the stage for the show's final arc
By Jeff Jensen Apr 21, 2010

Reunions never last long on Lost. Packs of people come together after protracted periods of being apart, and then immediately fracture into new pods and cliques. The mantra is ''Live Together, Die Alone,'' and yet our heroes have always kinda sucked at the community thing. Will the castaway clan ever learn to live as one big happy family of man? Is our ''You All Everybody'' idealism but a crock? I despair! And so it went on last night's episode that Fake Locke and his flock of flunkies absorbed the ''Let's give peace a chance'' Fab Four of Jack, Sun, Lapidus and Hurley. For a few fleeting moments, the Island super-group was back together. Then Smokey sent Sayid one way (to go kill Desmond), and then Sawyer sent Jack that way (to help him execute the submarine escape plan), and then Jack sent everyone into a tizzy by deciding to go solo. Feeling the pull of Island destiny on his soul and trusting his gut to go with it, Jack literally jumped ship, i.e. Desmond's yacht, the Elizabeth, the one he got from Libby for free. Consequently, Doc Shephard missed out on the story's most emotional reunion. At last! Jin and Sun! Their crazy-cosmic marital separation is finally over! But before the tears could even squeeze out of our eyes, Zoe, the enemy of love (and compelling line readings), announced the commencement of Charlie Widmore's War. The castaways were forced to assume the prisoner (or execution?) position and rockets were fired in the direction of The Monster. The explosions got us a cool Mission Impossible 3-ish f/x shot of Jack getting flung limbs akimbo at the camera. He was left dazed and confused in the care of Fake Locke, whom I shall heretofore refer to as Man-Thing for reasons I may or may not explain to you. ''Don't worry. It's going to be okay,'' Man-Thing said. ''You're with me now.'' We'll see how long their partnership lasts.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Everybody Loves Hugo Poll Results

What did you think of "Everybody Loves Hurley"?

So AWESOME that I have no fear about the rest of the series 11 (78%)

As GREAT as seeing Michael and Libby again 3 (21%)

OK 0 (0%)

As BAD as having a piece of Illana on you 0 (0%)

As HORRIBLE as being run over by Desmond 0 (0%)

Votes so far: 14

What were your favorate moments in "Everybody Loves Hugo"?

Hurley at Boone Hill 2 (20%)

Michael appearing to Hurley at Boone Hill 4 (40%)

Seeing Hurley's Mom again 1 (10%)

Illana blowing up 8 (80%)

Jack showing trust in Hurley 6 (60%)

Hurley blowing up the Black Rock 4 (40%)

Libby telling Hurley that they know each other somehow at the restaurant 5 (50%)

Hurley meeting with the Institute councilor again 2 (20%)

Desmond and Hurley's talk at Mr. Clucks 3 (30%)

Hurley and Libby finally getting to go on a picnic date! 6 (60%)

Michael revealing to Hurley what the whispers were 9 (90%)

Ben accusing Desmond of being a pervert 4 (40%)

Desmond running over Locke 8 (80%)

Desmond not fearing MIB/Locke and MIB trying to read Desmond 6 (60%)

MIB/Locke pushing Desmond down the well 4 (40%)

Hurley, Jack, Sun & Frank meeting with MIB/Locke and Jack's look of supprise 3 (30%)

Votes so far: 10

What did you think of Libby's guest spot in this episode?

Very Satisfying, enough backstory, great use of her in Hurley's Flash Sideways 6 (85%)

Satisfying, but I wish that we would have gotten more backstory 1 (14%)

Very disapointing 0 (0%)

I don't care ether way about Libby 0 (0%)

Votes so far: 7

Was the answer to the Whispers satisfying?

Yes 5 (71%)

No 2 (28%)

Votes so far: 7

Episode 6x11-6x12 -- Suddenly Everything Has Changed (Happily Ever After / Everybody Loves Hugo) - By Anna

Dear Readers: In the interest playing catch up, I have combined my take on “Happily Ever After” and “Everybody Loves Hugo” together into this single article. Thanks so much for everyone who has been asking about the recaps. I hope once you read this you will find it worth your time as well as the wait. By the way, since it’s a double-episode article, it’s a LONG one, so grab a glass of your favorite Dharma beverage, hunker down, and enjoy!

INTRO: The Gold in the Mountain of Our Madness

In what would now appear to have overtaken “Ab Aeterno” as the best episode of season 6 thus far, , “Happily Ever After”, took a heady turn as the story of Desmond Hume was finally continued. It’s been a long wait, as the last we saw of poor Desmond, he was in the hospital after having been shot by Ben back in the season 5 episode, “The Variable”.

“Happily Ever After” was written by Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse, and they really outdid themselves with this one. In a season that has been heavily tinged with the concept of faith and rife with religious references, science-fiction fans finally got their payoff with what can be seen as a companion piece to both “Flashes Before Your Eyes” and “The Constant”.

There was very little time spent on the Island in this installment, as once again Desmond’s special consciousness-jumping abilities were at play here, and just as in the past episodes mentioned, we had a bit of flashing to and fro happening for most of the hour. It really felt like an episode from one of the earlier seasons of LOST as well; there was no Jacob and no Man in Black to worry about. However, the shocks came fast and emotions ran high as at last so many of our questions in regards to Timeline-X and its relationship to the Regular Time-line were given a new depth and an interesting hint of clarification.

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Monday, April 19, 2010

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Shannon Hits The Big Screen

Maggie Grace steps into the worn out shoes of "Alice" in yet another take on the classic fable in "Malice In Wonderland". (Really? Do we NEED another take on that?)...Anyways...This one has Run Lola Run meets Guy Richie meets GO! vibe to it. Wonder if Boone will show up somewhere?

Check the trailer here:

Friday, April 16, 2010


A friend of mine Anna Naranja who runs the awesome Lost blog "The Four Toed Foot" brought this to my attention. Three guys are having a Lost series marathon and using the opportunity to raise money for three charities and are asking for participation in this great endeavor. I borrowed this from the website.

Author David J. Schwartz once wrote, “All great achievements require time.” For LOST-A-THON, that’s 94 hours of straight television watching.

On May 23, 2010 ABC will air the series finale of its ground-breaking show, LOST. There may be no better way to mark this historic occasion than by attempting to achieve the most epic television marathon of this century.
Welcome to the LOST-A-THON, an event where long-time-ago college roommates Aaron Rosenthal, Alex Green, and Mike Berlin will attempt to watch every minute of every LOST episode – beginning with the LOST series pilot and ending with the LIVE broadcast of the series finale – BACK to BACK! Once complete, we hope to set a new Guinness World Record for the most consecutive hours of television watched in a single sitting (clocking in at ~94 hours total).

Besides indulging our senses in a barrage of LOST episodes, our passion and driving force is to raise over $100,000 for charity as we attempt to mount the Everest of inertia. To accomplish this remarkable feat, we shall forgo common sense, forfeit four days of over-valued rest & relaxation, and most importantly attract support for our charities from LOST fans near and far.

Why are we doing this?
Aaron, Alex, and Mike love LOST, and we also believe heavily in our three charities. Mix these two ideas together, sprinkle in a little crazy dust, and we have LOST-A-THON, a charitable venture centered around the potentially life-altering conclusion of what we believe to be the most remarkable television series of all time.

Our goal; to have some fun, draw support for our awesome causes, and celebrate the unfortunate end to LOST.

We’ll be raising money for three charitable organizations, each 0ne focused on causes we believe have a significant benefit to our society and a special connection to the “LOST” world:

Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation
Doctors Without Borders
The Nature Conservancy
We are calling every LOST fan, family member, friend, coworker, even that “guy who hates LOST because he watched some episode in season 4 one day and “didn’t get it” but still refused to start from the beginning” to go donate now and show support for our charities, their causes and our LOST-A-THON record breaking attempt.

LA Times: Jorge Garcia gives an insider's tour of 'Lost' locations in Hawaii

Jorge Garcia gives an insider's tour of 'Lost' locations in Hawaii
And the actor says he's 'dreading' the move back to Los Angeles.

Jorge Garcia, who played Hurley on "Lost," enjoyed his time shooting the series in Hawaii. He spent some time showing our reporter some "Lost"-centric locations around the island.
By Maria Elena Fernandez

April 18, 2010

Reporting from Oahu, Hawaii
"In a world of conflict and strife, there is but one fact we all can agree upon: Everybody loves Hugo."

Last week's "Lost" episode began with that statement, as Hugo Reyes, also known as the lovable Hurley, accepted a Man of the Year award. As played by Jorge Garcia, Hurley is the sweet, emotional center of the "bizarro" island, the chicken-loving, numbers-plagued hero who has grown from follower to leader, always expressing what the audience is thinking. Garcia's funny, heartfelt and self-possessed performance made Hurley a fan favorite from the moment Oceanic 815 crashed on the island.

By now, most "Lost" fans know that the show's executive producers went after him for the pilot when one of them saw him on " Curb Your Enthusiasm." Six years and more than 300 "dudes" later, Garcia says he's "dreading" moving back to Los Angeles and knows finding his next gig isn't going to be easy.

"Now when I think about the next job, I use 'Lost' as my benchmark, so I have to think about if it's something that's going to be as satisfying as 'Lost' was," he said. "It's a pretty high mark to have to meet."

For one thing, Garcia knows there probably won't be any turtles on the beach or whales jumping out of the ocean when he drives to work in Los Angeles. "It's very hard to go, very hard. But I think someday I'll live here again," he said, looking out at Mokule'ia Beach, where it all began. That beach on the North Shore is where Oceanic 815 crashed in the pilot, and essentially where the ABC hit was born.

Garcia took The Times on a special "Lost" tour of the island to offer a glimpse at the island's secrets as he has lived them. The series filmed at nearly 600 locations in Hawaii during six seasons, and the tour included some of the most iconic spots used in its 117 episodes. For "Lost" fans, landmarks such as the Santa Rosa Medical Health Institute, Hurley's Golf Course and Dharmaville are freighted with meaning and mythology. For Garcia, even more so.

Visiting those places during the tour, he encountered eager Losties, who stalked him for miles from the Waikane Pier to Kualoa Ranch, asked him to pose for photographs in the pouring rain at the Byodo-In Temple and at Police Beach, where the castaways set up their camp.

As production on the series finale winds down and Garcia prepares to return to the mainland, the 36-year-old actor provided a rare backstage peek at the series that made him a bona fide TV star.

"This period feels a little bit like your senior year in high school, where you're savoring it more," Garcia said. "You're leaving room to have fun but you know there's a moment of sadness in your future and you're keeping it at bay for as long as you can. We're too buried in work to really sit and think about it too much, but it's definitely more real now that the end is coming.",0,7693124.story

Lost's Jorge Garcia: The Man in Black Cannot Lie

Apr 14, 2010 07:35 PM ET by Natalie Abrams
The latest Lost concluded with Hurley (Jorge Garcia) leading the remaining candidates into the Man in Black's camp. Apparently, Hugo Reyes has gone crazy, right?

"He's trying to protect everybody like he's always been," insists Garcia, who adds that Ilana's death was the catalyst for Hurley taking a leadership role. Plus, Garcia says: "Having that connection with Jacob [Mark Pellegrino] has definitely given him a bit of chutzpah to take more charge and get stuff done.

"He might be pushing the limits a little bit, but when you have a show with Ben Linus [Michael Emerson] on it, it doesn't really look so bad, what he does, just yet. His intentions are right. It's the last season, so we have to get to the end, so we might as well go and face each other!"

The next episode will pick up with the pow-wow between good and evil starting, Garcia says. He adds that we needn't worry about the safety of Hurley, Jack (Matthew Fox), Frank (Jeff Fahey) and Sun (Yunjin Kim). "[The Man in Black] did give them their word that he wasn't going to do anything. It's been established that he has to keep his word," says Garcia. "So if he gives his word, then he's bound to it."

The question remains: Will the candidates try to blow up the plane to stop Old Smokey from leaving the island? "They built a huge airplane fuselage, complete with wings out of wood and foam," says Garcia. "It would be a really beautiful thing to blow up."

Garcia, who plans to move back to Los Angeles when the show concludes, says the cast will still be shooting until April 24, but they have just wrapped a crucial location: Hawaii's Kualoa Ranch.

"When we were shooting, we had a moment where we held each other's hands and hugged because Kualoa Ranch was Day One of the pilot, so it's always going to be special that way."

Who was missing from that group moment?

"I can't really tell you who was there," Garcia says, "It's safe to say that Ilana is not going to be the only casualty of the great Lost battle."

Magazine Scan: Lost Actors reveal what shows their characters should be on

Harold Perrineau: Michael Answers One of Lost's Bigger Questions

Apr 13, 2010 02:00 PM ET by Adam Bryant
Unlike most of the other dead characters who have stopped by for Lost's final season, Harold Perrineau's Michael makes a return to the island, in part to unlock a mystery.

"I think they brought everybody back so they can answer all these questions," Perrineau tells of his appearance Tuesday night (9/8c, ABC). "I got to go back and answer one of the bigger questions — not necessarily about Michael, but one of the bigger questions about the island."

Michael, who Perrineau assures us is most definitely dead, is also on a mission to help Hurley (Jorge Garcia), the island's resident ghost whisperer. "Hurley's in a position that he's not comfortable being in now the he's sort of a leader," Perrineau says. "There are a bunch of things going on, and Hurley has to step up a little bit. So Michael's helping him do that."

Also appearing to Hurley is his unrequited love, Libby (Cynthia Watros), who Michael shot and killed in Season 2. Perrineau says everything Michael did after that — including his self-sacrifice on the freighter in Season 4 — has been in search of redemption.

"[What he did] on the freighter is the only redemption I guess Michael is going to get," Perrineau says. Nevertheless, Michael will have a chance to make amends for killing Libby.

"I did get to apologize," Perrineau told us in February. "And every time I did it, it was really emotional. There was something really nice about it. It's not just apologizing to her, but an apology to Hurley."

Perrineau says he loved having the opportunity to shoot scenes one last time during the final season and that he's pleased with his character's coda.

"It's the last season, so everything feels nostalgic," he says. "The first year, you got introduced to characters that you fell in love with. Through the years, it's been this big story, and I liked that. But [those characters] have come back, and I think that's a really great thing for the fans who really did love those characters from the beginning. It's a great little bookend to at least get to say, 'OK, goodbye, Michael.'"

(Additional reporting by Natalie Abrams)

Lost actors nominated at Monte Carlo Festival 2010

what i love to see it because i think we can expect fews of them there to promote LOST season 6 in france and there is HIGH chance i'll go too :)

The nominations regarding comedy and dramatic TV series have been announced for the 2010 Monte-Carlo Television Festival. As always, Canada and the USA are both part of the competion. Furthermore, the festival will be held from June 6 to 10.

American dramatic TV series:

Speaking about American dramatic TV series, Dexter, Lost, Mad Men and Spartacus: Blood and Sand will try to make Uncle Sam's voice heard.

In the category of best actor(s), Michael C. Hall and John Lithgow will represent Dexter and Jon Hamm, Mad Men. Andy Whitfield and John Hannah will compete for Spartacus: Blood and Sand. As for the men of Lost, there will be Naveen Andrews, Nestor Carbonell, Jeff Fahey, Michael Emerson, Matthew Fox, Jorge Garcia, Josh Holloway, Daniel Dae Kim, Ken Leung and Terry O'Quinn.

For the ladies, the nominees will be: Julie Benz and Jennifer Carpenter (Dexter); Emilie de Ravin, Yunjin Kim, Evangeline Lilly and Zuleikha Robinson (Lost); January Jones and Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men); and finally Lucy Lawless (Spartacus: Blood and Sand).

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Doc Jensen: 'Lost' recap: Well, Well, Well

A Hurley-centric episode sends us into an existential crisis -- which is nothing compared to where it sends Desmond and Sideways Locke
By Jeff Jensen Apr 14, 2010
Chaos reigns. That's the tagline from the controversial film Anti-Christ, the feel-bad love story of the decade, and it can just as easily be applied to last night's Lost, which left me feeling disturbed despite being a charming feel-good love story about Sideways Hurley's $100,000 date with Libby, the loony bin Pretty Woman. Taking its cue from those ''highly unstable'' sticks of Black Rock dynamite, ''Everybody Loves Hugo'' was another sweet-and-funny installment in the larger Hurley subgenre, but punctuated with momentous WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON?!? shocks, twists, and narrative anarchy. Ilana blew up. The Black Rock got obliterated. SatanaLocke threw Island Desmond down a well while Sideways Desmond ran down Fake Locke with his car, leaving everyone's favorite clone world substitute teacher a bloody, convulsing bag of bones. Immediately after watching the episode, my colleague Adam B. Vary stumbled into my office, rattled by Sideway Desmond's apparent demonic turn and even more rolled by Sideways Locke's life-threatening peril. I share his shakes. Sideways Locke! Our last remaining vestige of the late and equally fate-screwed John Locke! Why does cosmos hate this man? What remains of our beloved man of faith? Sleeping Beauty Hurley may have gotten a magical kiss of awakening from Princess Charming Libby... but all we got was Kiss' ''All Hell's Breaking Loose.''