First off, before I get started here, I had absolutely no idea there was a website devoted to reporting on satellite news. But I guess there is. And according the site, Satnews Daily, satellite Galaxy 15 has gone rogue and is no longer responding to commands from ground control.
I know you’re probably wondering how this has anything to do with Lost. Well, Galaxy 15 has apparently entered the orbit of it’s neighbor satellite, AMC-11, and is threatening to interfere with AMC’s signals. For those of you who don’t know (I didn’t,) AMC-11 is responsible for beaming cable television to homes across the country. One of the shows it’s sending? ABC’s Lost.
I guess ground control is beaming stronger and stronger signals at Galaxy 15 in hopes that it will get the rogue satellite to malfunction and cause it to shut down. This will prevent it from interfering with AMC-11’s orbit, and should result in no interference on Lost’s final night.
Should ground control not be able to shut down Galaxy 15, there is a chance the finale of Lost could suffer some interference. I’m not sure about you, but I’ll be pretty upset if this satellite causes me to miss even a minute of TV’s biggest event of the year. Imagine watching Lost up until the last 10 minutes with no interference, and then Galaxy 15 bumps it’s neighbor satellite, and everyone in the country misses the last few minutes of Lost. I would fully expect rioting in the streets.