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LOST Stuffs From The Web – Zombies, Best Darlton Interview Ever, and LOST Suppers

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Some cool stuff hitting the web today re LOST.  A new not-so-spoilery interview with Darlton, more LOST Supper talk, and Jensen goes Zombie… before season seven.

Jeff Jensen published his weekly spill of bizarre and stimulating theoryisms today; perhaps taking this whole 28 days til LOST thing too seriously.

Lost-Locke-zombie_320It’s exactly four weeks until the season premiere of Lost. Four weeks = 28 days, which reminds me of 28 Days Later, the zombie classic directed by Danny Boyle, which reminds me how Damon and Carlton have long liked to joke about giving us a ”zombie season” during the show’s seventh year. (In case you missed this, Lost is closing shop after its sixth year.) But think about it: Zombies are dead people brought back to life by supernatural power, albeit in a rather monstrous state. That actually sounds like season 6 of Lost to me!

Even if you THINK you know where this is going, trust me. It is worth the read.

Damon and Carlton talked with THR’s Live Feed. Now this one is not totally spoilery, but the interviewer digs into the tone of season 6 and probes a lot. It’s a great interview. One of the best Darlton interviews of recent memory, in fact, and I got really excited for season 6. It is not spoilery in the sense of story details, but certainly in vision. My favorite part: Damon comparing the different types of ‘conclusions’ while discussing The Shield, Sopranos, and Battlestar Galactica, while projecting where the LOST ending fits into that spectrum. Quite telling.

6a00d83451d69069e2012876aba46a970c-320wiIt’s tough to prognosticate. But the one area we’re in agreement is there will be a short-term reaction to the ending and then a legacy reaction that comes six months, a year down the road, looking at the show as a whole. Carlton and I were trying yesterday to remember what the final season of “The Sopranos” even was about — we couldn’t remember much about the finale itself except Anthony Jr. was going to go into the Army and crashed his car and changed his mind. But we remember every frame of the diner scene. What people take away from our finale is going to be based purely on that two-hour episode, but our hope is they’ll be able to connect that experience to the six years that preceded it.

Plenty of great stuff in that interview, read the rest here if you dare.

And finally, Matt Webb Mittovich took the Fandom’s pulse in response to this LOST supper thing and decided we may, just may, be suffering from a case of Apophenia. I might be putting words in Matt’s mouth, but I agree with where I ‘Think’ his suggestion is going:

As if the original “Lost Supper” image didn’t provide enough food for thought, ABC went on to release a second take in which the entire cast is turned to the camera… and a few of them have shifted seats. Is there a deeper reason behind the game of musical chairs? Or is the ABC publicity machine, if not exec producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse, ringing in the New Year by sending so many of us on a fool’s errand of hyperanalysis?

Is the LOST Supper hiding secrets, or is it merely visual metaphor?  Answer: who cares.  Must. Theorize. Still, if all the in-depth theorizing is a bit daunting, Matt’s wrap up really hits the high points of the debate.

From TVFrenzy:

  • Illundiel

    well i wouldn’t say that we’re hyper-analyzing, there have been an abundance of Christian mythos. although, i really wish that Desmond or Charlie and not Locke was Jesus. but simply look at the picture and Ajira flight 316 or 3:16 or John 3:16 to kinda find our answer…

  • Iwantmykidneyback

    has anyone else wondered if the characters are ever going to make it back to the island? Assuming the bomb worked, everyone will have a new story to be told, and with only 18 hours of showtime remaining, will they have enough time to be back on the island? I hope that the Jacob storyline will be featured again as well. I don’t know how LOST could function without an island storyline. I’m still pumped for the return of old locke though.

    • dp2

      The last thing I want to see is another iteration of them getting to the island. We’ve seen how they got there originally. We’ve seen how they returned after leaving. No more please.

  • Blackhart23

    The Darlton interview and many of their recent interviews have annoyed me, they are pretty much telling us that a good deal of the island mythology will be left unresolved. Don’t get me wrong I love the characters but since the pilot when the monster first sounded its horn and tore up some trees my main love of the show has been the mythology, I’m not a jater, skater, suliete, that stuff to me dosen’t hold my attention because romance stories are everywhere. a mysterious adventure that always surprises is very rare and I wish they would give us answers, not weddings, lol. (Note: I really hope the show doesn’t end with a wedding.)

    • Well stated, Blackhart. As I said in a post on another thread, the only ship in this story that I have any interest in is the Black Rock.

      • Mack

        Thank you for the laugh. I agree whole completely. I don’t look down on any of the shippers but am confused by those who watch Lost for the romance only.

    • grasspike

      Actually I think that a lot of the important things we care about will be resolved. I think it goes back to the idea of “the force” in Star Wars. Many times Darlton have said that they hated the way it was explained which really served no purpose.

      I think in the end we will know who the others are, why they are there, who Jacob is and why he is there, who the MIB is and why he is there, and we will know about why all the major players like Jack, Locke, Kate, Sawyer, etc are there.

      What we won’t know is why the island has powers, or how it works. I think that is a good thing

  • “What people take away from our finale is going to be based purely on that two-hour episode, but our hope is they’ll be able to connect that experience to the six years that preceded it.”

    Uh oh.

    I still can’t watch Seinfeld episodes without getting POed about the series finale. You know, where Larry and Jerry thumbed their noses at nine years of loyal viewing, telling us we were jerks for watching four of the selfish jerks ever walked the earth?

    I have a bad feeling about this….loop-de-loop!

    • Illundiel

      Hey look at that fat guy getting mugged…

  • joe_bones

    i dont think darlton is saying that a good deal of island mythology will be left unresolved. i think that are saying that the fans ask a lot of questions, many of which have no answer.

    questions like: what is the island? how is it able to move in time? why does it heal the sick? how is a cloud of smoke able to have conscious thought? these are questions that will not be addressed because, think about it for a second, how could you ever answer them??

    how are the robots in terminator able to think and feel? a robot cant think for itself or feel emotions. why was that question left unresolved?

    where on planet earth is oz, or is it in another dimension? how are its inhabitants able to perform magic? why would the creators of the wizard of oz leave this question unresolved?

    why does traveling 88 mph make the delorean travel in time? all they showed us was a flux capacitor and that’s supposed to explain things? what a huge plot hole.

    this is similar to lost fans begging for some kind of scientific explanation for the island or its miracles. no explanation can really be offered. its just the way it is. darlton is just trying to cover their bases because they know how weird lost fans can be, and how we demand answers to questions that were never really asked.

    • Blackhart23

      I understand that not everything’s going to be resolved but somethings should be, somethings on the show still don’t make much since and only seem to have been written off. The whispers, the reason the others are on the island in the first place, anything about the ancient people who have left there four toed feet and rickety bridges laying around, who or what is Christian on-island, what happens to Radsinksy after “the incident”. Things that we have seen and been given little hints on but still have no true answer. And Walt, for the love of Jacob can we please find out if Walt even had a purpose or if his height somehow ruined his powers.
      Thanks Joe_Bones, i really should have clarified myself there on my original post.

      • Illundiel

        well Christian was either the Smoke Monster or real depending on which one is really good or bad…but as you said can somebody please tell us what the hell is up with Walt, and what about those damn whispers?? I like how ben told Danielle to run away from them when he took Alex.

        • Mack

          I believe it has to do with time dilation. I started a quick and messy blog where I will post some of my ideas of why. I don’t plan on editing a post ever so please excuse instances of poor grammar.I had a website but the maintenance took to much time.

          • Illundiel

            Well it should have to do with time dilation due to how people have figured out what the clips say, but how does it happen? the very strong electro-magnetism of the island? something else??

        • Henry Holland

          The Whispers are part of the DHARMA research in to paranormal activity. Google Remote Viewing.

          They screwed up with Walt by hiring an actor who hadn’t gone through puberty yet. There’s no story reason that Walt had to be 10, he could have been 15, it wouldn’t haven’t mattered. I hope we see him again, that would be a major ding against them if they don’t explore his character a bit more.

    • Oz in in Kansas, surrounded by the Deadly Desert, which is why you need to fly there in a balloon or tornado

  • I think Doc Jensen is a little too esoteric for his own good. His tangents are epic, but tiring when you just want to hear his thoughts on the story and his insight into the characters. He loves to flex his brain, but doesn’t put much heart into it.

    • There are seriously MUCH better reviewers in the fandom (Luhks, Vozzek, Fishbiscuit, etc.) but Jensen gets to be EW’s sole, high-profile mouthpiece on Lost.

  • Henry Holland

    what is the island?

    An Island sitting on top of unique pockets of energy. Google Vile Vortices.

    how is it able to move in time?

    Google Casimir Effect.

    why does it heal the sick?

    Um…. 🙂

    how is a cloud of smoke able to have conscious thought?

    I don’t think it is smoke, it’s dust held together by electro-magnetism. We are all just energy –atoms, molecules– they’ve harnassed that. Consciousness, well, um….. 🙂

    Darlton have said repeatedly that “what is the smoke monster” and “what is the Island” will be answered in the last part of the final season, near the very end. I don’t believe a lot of the rubbish they talk, but to not answer those two questions would be insane and hideous storytelling to boot, they’d be 70 and people would come up to them “How the hell could you not tell us what Smokey was!”.

    If you’re asking for believeabilty, you’re watching the wrong show. Seriously. My dad was in the Air Force and he worked in air rescue going to crash sites when he started out and he said, flat out, that no way any of them survive that crash, the G forces alone on the descent would rip their bodies to shreds, not to mention the lack of oxygen because the plane’s oxygen system would be screwed by the plane breaking apart.

    So, if you can believe that those people survived a horrific plane crash, you really shouldn’t be nit picking other things! 🙂

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