So Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia, has offered to hand deliver a petition for more LOST to J.J. Abrams. Seems Wales is on the side of the aisle that isn’t ready to let go – and I have to say, I’m right there with him.
The interesting part of Wales offer is that he is leaving the question of what to ask for up in the air. A new series? Big screen movies? Epic mini-series? Graphic novels? Via Domus II? (ACK!) Wales is planning to leave that up to us. So what say you guys? Is a LOST spin off the way to go? Or should some writer/director somewhere break the laws of story physics and find a way to reunite our beloved characters with the island post series finale?
Assuming that Damon and Carlton are being honest, and they are, the season 6 series finale will make an extension of ‘our’ story superfluous. Plus it would, in a sense, retroactively break their promise to settle this thing once and for all with no gimmicks. An out and out remake will no doubt happen at some distant point in the future, but to bring the present LOST cast back for anything would seem like a money grab from the start.
That said, if the mystery of the island is left open – would you, as a fan, even be interested in a new story with new characters? Will there be enough mystery left after the series finale to fuel another suspense driven mega-arc with new characters? What do you think? Sound off…