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  • Touchstone Television and ABC are wikipedia external links, rather than links to Lostpedia articles.  Contrib¯ _Santa_ ¯  Talk  12:58, 5 June 2006 (PDT)
  • I believe the reference to bad robot productions should be changed to Grass Skirt Productions. You can see grass skirt on the leaked call sheet from Ryan Ozawa too, and it is the entity registered as a business locally in hawaii. All of the local lost production offices list 'grass skirt' rather than 'bad robot.' And the emmy awards nominations are for lost by "grass skirt productions in association with touchstone television" or something like that. Not sure though. -- Contrib¯ _Santa_ ¯  Talk 13:01, 13 July 2006 (PDT)

Title

Shouldn't it be 'LOST' instead of 'Lost', and how come 'LostPedia' doesn't have a capital 'p' ? --SilvaStorm

The show is not titled "LOST", it is titles "Lost". The title is frequently depicted on posters (and the main title) as having all caps, but the actually production name is "Lost." -- Iron Man  Send a message  View contributions  16:03, 29 March 2007 (PDT)

Lost?

Considering that this wiki is about the subject of lost shouldn't this page contain more about the mystery of lost or at least contain some very basic information about the show. I'd be glad to help add to the page just wanted to see what everyone else's views were. --DrGiggles

Unlock

Would a sysop mind unlocking this article? I'd like to work on it a little, as it's not very informative for being the Main Subject of this wiki. Thanks! -BearDog 14:53, 23 February 2007 (PST)

Could ya wait til Monday please mate ;-) --Nickb123 (Talk) 14:57, 23 February 2007 (PST)

Why does this article exist?

Sort of a weird question, but I thought this was an introductory article only, and not meant to go into detail... that's what the entire site of LP does, after all. So why are we putting all the awards and other info here, when they have their own articles, and could just be linked from here? --PandoraX 12:12, 25 February 2007 (PST)

  • I agree. get them off that page --Project X 13:34, 25 February 2007 (PST)

AAA Purpose

  • I've removed the redundant sections (but PLEASE do add that wonderful content to the main Awards article, which is somewhat lacking). I've also started making some "architectural" scaffolding for this page, with some filler starter text.

Basically, the concept is: What can we talk about here, that isn't really discussed in other articles? The only things I could think of so far are, the history and significance of Lost. The history should include anecdotes about the creation/development of Lost at the beginning, as well as later evolutionary changes in crew, production and storyline focus (from a writer or marketing standpoint, not an episode-guide). In other words, content that is not directly contained in other articles belongs here. Sources need to be added as well. IMO -- Contrib¯ _Santa_ ¯  Talk  14:58, 25 February 2007 (PST)

  • Thanks... I think I was just in a grumpy mood. Brief info on casting, and background history about the show's development... I think that's a really good idea, and would have a place on a page like this. --PandoraX 15:00, 25 February 2007 (PST)
  • PS: Unlocking the Meaning of Lost: An Unauthorized Guide (the reference book) and the Season 1 DVD special featurette are great places to look for background info on the show's development history. Unfortunately, I gave away my copy to a charity, but if anyone else has it, look in the first few chapters. --PandoraX 15:05, 25 February 2007 (PST)
  • I'm still on the fence about the necessity of this article too. Who knows, maybe we do need a "Development of Lost" or "History of Lost", and "marketing of Lost" article... or maybe it belongs here. Still thinking about this one... ideas? I've sketched out some of my personal ideas of where this article could go, but by no means is this necessarily the best way, or the correct way. -- Contrib¯ _Santa_ ¯  Talk  22:11, 25 February 2007 (PST)

What is the show about?

In a recent interview, Damon Lindelof was asked what Lost was about. He gave what I believe to be an *amazing* response, summarizing the essence of the show. So here it is, Lost in Damon's own words:

Q: What is Lost about?


Lindelof: This show is about people who are metaphorically lost in their lives, who get on an airplane, and crash on an island, and become physically lost on the planet Earth. And once they are able to metaphorically find themselves in their lives again, they will be able to physically find themselves in the world again. When you look at the entire show, that's what it will look like. That's what it's always been about.

I couldn't have said it any better! I think a page that talks about Lost needs to include this statement. --Thinker 01:28, 26 February 2007 (PST)

Yeah, I agree it's a good article quote. If anyone wants to hear the rest of this interview, I believe it is in the special features of either S1 or S2 DVDs... I'll have to look for it, but it's I think something I transcribed (transcripts). --PandoraX 22:54, 3 March 2007 (PST)

AAA issues

  • Re: the International area, I think we are missing the broadcast history... in other words which countries have basically become concurrent (or close to concurrent) with the US broadcasts (e.g. UK, Sweden), and which countries have not (e.g. Japan). -- Contrib¯ _Santa_ ¯  Talk  22:38, 3 March 2007 (PST)

Deletion/merge

  • I'm still on the fence whether this article should simply be deleted to a redirect to a help page... On the other hand it is functioning as a "catchall" for general information that does not (yet) have a home in any particular article. See also the WP Lost article for an example of the types of issues covered.-- Contrib¯ _Santa_ ¯  Talk  22:38, 3 March 2007 (PST)
  • I gotta agree with you, when I first saw this, I was a little concerned someone would try to condense all of Lostpedia onto one page like wikipedia's version :) However, looking at the production info now, it's much improved, I agree. I wouldn't be averse to the idea of separating it out to be more specific, though... renaming to Production of Lost or Lost Production, or Behind-the-Scenes or something along those lines. As it stands now, I think the title of the article would encourage too much generality and redundency. --PandoraX 22:57, 3 March 2007 (PST)

Question about links

Simple question if your source on info is a book on lost what is the best way to show the source i got some info when i was trying to work on the concept from a book and i just externally linked it to amazon.com and the book i got it from is this right???--Jen23md(talk) 08:34, 5 March 2007 (PST)

  • Usually if it's a specific quote or reference, we put it at the end of the sentence as an external link (i.e. "Josh Holloway credits blahblahblah as being a major influence in his acting style" [1]) In the case of a whole book credit, we usually add it to the bottom of the page, "Other sources" if it is a book; or "External links" if it's a website. Sometimes I just write them a short note in the talk page as well crediting that the book was helpful in finding info. I imagine some of this might have come out of a book like Lynette Porter's or Nikki Stafford's fan guides? --PandoraX 08:39, 5 March 2007 (PST)
  • of course as i do not have connections to talk to the producers :), and i have almost everything you can buy that has anything to do with lost. I didnt plagirize , but its a good source for alot of information--Jen23md(talk) 08:42, 5 March 2007 (PST)
  • Oh no, I don't think there are any issues with plagiarizing here, since it's all information that's out there anyway (but someone compliled)... it's more a netiquette-courtesy thing for crediting, and we're glad you asked :) I think a link at the bottom is good... most authors just appreciate the link and shoutout, it helps with promotion. If you got these from either of those books, I am pretty sure they wouldn't mind you using the info so long as the book is written as a resource somewhere at the bottom (Both Ms Porter and Ms Stafford wrote me while they or their publishers were publicizing the books, for another site, and both are very nice about this). --PandoraX 08:47, 5 March 2007 (PST)

Announced end of show

Can we please look into adding a section into the article about the recently announced end-date? Thanks, --Gateboy42 12:29, 9 May 2007 (PDT)

Done. --Gateboy42 16:06, 31 May 2007 (PDT)

Conception

There's a long article which details an account of how Lost came to be here, which could prove useful in this article. --   Lost Soul   talk  contribs  23:51, 6 August 2007 (PDT)

first paragraph?

I think the show has evolved to be about the lives of all the Island inhabitants, not just the 815 survivors. I think the first paragraph should change to reflect this. Thoughts? --Blueeagleislander 00:48, 26 February 2008 (PST)

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