10 Years On: Damon Lindelof Reveals Why He "Broke Down Sobbing" and Opens Up About Show's Legacy
Something really awful tends to happen when we lose someone we love—especially if the death itself didn't play out exactly the way that we might have imagined. For a period of time, all we can think about is the end, about the death itself, about how the final weeks or days or moments that maybe didn't exactly go how we had hoped.
There's a period of grieving. And shock. And sorrow. But over time, if we are lucky, we start to focus again on what really actually mattered: That person's life. All the moments and experiences that made us love them so very much in the first place. You know, what really actually mattered. The living.It's time to do that for Lost. Read More...
10 years? Has it really been that long? I am of course talking about 10 years since the Lost Pilot first hit television screens and kick started a worldwide phenomenon. It was one of the most explosive TV pilots of all time, quite literally in the case of the opening sequence. At the time it aired, it was the most expensive pilot in TV history, rolling in at around $12 million – but it was worth every penny as 18 million tuned in to watch it. So it really has been 10 years since this incredible show took over our lives, and I’m glad to have been a part of it from the very start. I have a small confession to make though – I wasn’t there from the start...at least not September 22nd, 2004. I am British, and therefore never had the opportunity to watch Lost from the start. No, my tenth anniversary is just under a year from now, on August 10th. That’s the date it first aired in 2005 in the UK, and the first opportunity I had to watch the show. Read More...
Damon Lindelof Looks Back on LOST 10 Years Later
Ten years ago this month, Lost crashed onto the television landscape and sucked in millions of viewers with its tantalizing and complex universe. A decade later, we still can't get Oceanic Flight 815 out of our heads. To that end, we indulged in some serious Lost fanaticism Monday during a special episode of HuffPost Live's Spoiler Alert, when host Ricky Camilleri chatted with co-creator Damon Lindelof and actors Jorge Garcia and Daniel Dae Kim about their memories of the beginning of what would become such an iconic series. Read More...
The LOST Creators Come Clean
Ten years later, they talk about their mistakes, their successes, the worst episode, and why we're all still talking about this damn show. Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse are seated around the infamous hatch from Lost. The duo, who became the voice of the ABC series during its six-season run, have met up in Lindelof's office on the WBR lot in Burbank to reflect on Lost's cultural legacy exactly ten years after shooting the show's pilot. This particular hatch is made of papier-mâché and smaller than you might imagine because it was used for exterior shots during a later season of the show, but it's still indescribably thrilling to find yourself hanging out at the hatch with these two guys. Read More...
PaleyFest 2014 Includes 10th Anniversary LOST Reunion
The Paley Center has announced the initial lineup for the 31st Annual Paley Television Festival, which honors the best in television with enlightening and entertaining panels for various TV shows. The headliner this year seems to be a 10th anniversary reunion panel for Lost, which is sure to be a fascinating watch. Also part of the lineup is a farewell panel for How I Met Your Mother, a reunion for the cast of Veronica Mars, and panels for current series Orange Is the New Black, Mad Men, Parks and Recreation, Veep, Masters of Sex, Community, and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Read More...
J.J. Abrams to direct next Star Wars film
J.J. Abrams will direct the next Star Wars film, Disney has confirmed after days of speculation, giving hope to many long-suffering fans who were disappointed by the past three installments in the iconic franchise. The announcement was greeted with celebrations on online networks by the films' army of enthusiasts who have already watched Abrams rescue the aging Star Trek series with a high-grossing prequel in 2009. The 46-year-old made his name with TV shows Alias and Lost and earned his stripes as a director of effects-laden blockbusters with Super 8, Mission: Impossible III and another widely expected Star Trek film Star Trek Into Darkness, due out later this year. Read More...
I Pretty Much Wanted to Die - The Origins of LOST
The origins of Lost, as told by the people who made it, in an exclusive first serial excerpt from The Revolution Was Televised
The story of Lost makes no sense.
And by that I don't mean the story on the show — though this is the point where you can feel free to insert jokes about the numbers, the outrigger shootout, or the reasons why Walt was "special" — but the story of how Lost itself got made.The creation of Lost defies nearly everything we know about how successful television shows — or great ones — are made. The idea for Lost came not from a writer, but a network executive. The first writer on the project got fired. The replacement creative team had a fraction of the usual time to write, cast, and produce a pilot episode. The executive who had championed the show was himself fired before it ever aired. One of the two creators all but quit the moment the pilot was finished. Nearly every creative decision at the start of the show was made under the assumption that it would never succeed. Everyone believed it was too weird, too dense, too unusual to work. And it may have been. But it worked, anyway. Read More...
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"Pilot, Part 1" is the first of the two-part pilot episode of Lost. It was originally broadcast on September 22, 2004, and "Pilot, Part 2" aired the following week. The two parts re-aired together on October 2, 2004. Jack Shephard, a doctor from Los Angeles, finds himself one of forty-eight survivors of a plane crash on a mysterious island. With the help of other survivors, he begins to treat the injured and attempts to find the cockpit of the plane in the hope of contacting civilization.
The episode establishes the show's use of flashbacks to show characters' lives before arriving on the Island. The one flashback in this episode depicts Jack's view of events on the plane just prior to the crash. (Read more...)
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