I read a WIRED magazine interview [1] with Darlton recently and wanted to get some feedback from people

A few interesting comments I gleaned from the article (no spoilers):

  • 1) the only "answer" they feel they owe us at this point is how the two timelines fit together
  • 2) It’s order versus chaos. But first it had to start as science versus faith, because Jack is a doctor and Locke is a guy who got up from his wheelchair and walked. Now the question has been boiled down to its essential root — is there a God or is there nothingness?
  • 3) I think there’s this essential human desire to have a unified field theory. But there is no unified field theory for Lost, nor do we think there should be. Philosophically we don’t buy into that. The great mysteries of life fundamentally can’t be addressed. We just have to tell a good story and let the chips fall where they may.
  • 4) For its first season, the producers of Lost were flying blind. That’s right, the people running a show with interwoven narratives — backstories, future stories, alternate-reality stories, and stories that even a savant couldn’t keep track of — weren’t keeping track of all that stuff. Once it became clear that season one wouldn’t be Lost’s last, executive producer Carlton Cuse realized he needed a continuity czar.
  • 5) LOSTPEDIA !! -- By day, Kevin Croy is a 33-year-old data center strategist for Expedia in Bellevue, Washington. By night (and in his other free time), he is the guardian of Lostpedia — the sprawling online compendium that millions of devotees consult to seek knowledge and share their Lost-fu. Wired asked Croy about being the keeper of the unofficial canon and what it means to be a fan in the age of Internet-enabled obsession. — Angela Watercutter. Wired: Did Lostpedia change the relationship between the show’s followers and its creators? Kevin Croy: Definitely. I think the TV networks have realized how important these communities are to the success of their shows. I don’t have proof, but I’m fairly certain the writers and producers of Lost use Lostpedia as a way to instantly gauge audience reaction and comprehension.

Gotta love the Lostpedia honorable mention!!

So, does any of this change what you think about Darlton, Season 6, the answers that will be given, or what will happen at the end?

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