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Lost

Intertitle
Genre Drama, thriller, science fiction, adventure, mystery
Created by Damon Lindelof
J.J. Abrams
Jeffrey Lieber
Composer(s) Michael Giacchino
Country of origin Flag of the United States United States
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 69 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Damon Lindelof
Carlton Cuse
Bryan Burk
Jack Bender
J. J. Abrams
Location Flag of Hawaii Oahu, Hawaii
Running time Approx. 43 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel ABC
Picture format 480i (SDTV), 720p (HDTV) ABC HD, 1080i (HDTV) Sky HD
Original run September 22, 2004 – present
External links
Official website
IMDb profile
TV.com summary

Lost is an Emmy-winning American serial drama television series that follows the lives of plane crash survivors on a mysterious tropical island, after a passenger jet flying between Australia and the United States crashes somewhere in the South Pacific. Each episode typically features a primary storyline on the island as well as a secondary storyline from another point in a character's life. The show was created by Damon Lindelof, J. J. Abrams and Jeffrey Lieber, and is filmed primarily on location in Oahu, Hawaii.[1] The pilot episode was first broadcast on September 22, 2004.[2] Since then, three seasons have aired. The show is produced by ABC Studios, Bad Robot Productions and Grass Skirt Productions and airs on the ABC Network in the United States. Its incidental music is composed by Michael Giacchino. 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A critical and popular success, Lost garnered an average of 16 million viewers per episode on ABC during its first year, and won numerous industry awards including the Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series in 2005,[5] Best American Import at the British Academy Television Awards, also in 2005, and the Golden Globe for Best Drama in 2006. The 57th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards were held on September 18, 2005, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres. ... The Primetime Emmy Award for best drama has changed names many times in its history. ... The British Academy Television Awards, also known as the BAFTAs or, to differentiate them from the BAFTA Film Awards, the BAFTA Television Awards, are the most prestigious awards given in the British television industry, analogous to the Emmy Awards in the United States. ... The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... Documentary series and mini-series are also eligible for this award, as shown by the consecutive awards to Rich Man, Poor Man, Roots, and 60 Minutes. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Reflecting its devoted fan base, the show has become a staple of American popular culture with references to the story and its elements appearing in other television shows,[6] commercials, comic books,[7][8] webcomics, humor magazines and song lyrics. The show's fictional universe has also been explored through tie-in novels, board and video games, and an alternative reality game, The Lost Experience.[9] Fans of Janet Jackson, at Much Music in Toronto The word fan refers to someone who has an intense, occasionally overwhelming liking of a person, group of persons, work of art, idea, or trend. ... Popular culture, sometimes abbreviated to pop culture, consists of widespread cultural elements in any given society. ... A comic book is a magazine or book containing the art form of comics. ... Webcomics, also known as online comics and internet comics, are comics that are available to read on the Internet. ... A humor magazine is a magazine specifically designed to deliver humorous content, often in the form of satire, to its readership. ... Look up lyrics in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A fictional universe is an imaginary world that serves as the setting or backdrop for one or (more commonly) multiple works of fiction or translatable non-fiction. ... A tie-in is an authorized product that is based on an existing or upcoming media property, such as a movie or video/DVD, computer game, video game, television program/television series, board game, web site, role-playing game or literary property. ... This article is about the literary concept. ... A board game is a game played with counters or pieces that are placed on, removed from, or moved across a board (a premarked surface, usually specific to that game). ... Computer and video games redirects here. ... Alternate reality game - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... The Lost Experience was an alternate reality game that was part of the ABC television drama Lost. ...


In May 2007 it was announced that Lost will continue for its fourth, fifth, and sixth seasons, concluding with the 117th produced episode in May 2010. These three final seasons will consist of 16 episodes each, running weekly in the spring uninterrupted by repeats.[10][11]

Contents

Production

Conception

The series began development in January 2004, when Lloyd Braun, head of ABC at the time, ordered an initial script from Spelling Television based on his concept of a cross between the movies Lord of the Flies, Cast Away and the popular reality show Survivor. Jeffrey Lieber was hired and wrote Nowhere, based on his pitch to write the pilot.[12] Unhappy with the result and a subsequent re-write, Braun contacted J. J. Abrams, who had a deal with Touchstone (now ABC Studios), and was also the creator of the TV series Alias, to write a new pilot script. Although initially hesitant, Abrams warmed up to it on the condition that the show have a supernatural angle to it, and collaborated with Damon Lindelof to create the series' style and characters.[13] Together, Abrams and Lindelof also created a series "bible", and conceived and detailed the major mythological ideas and plot points for the show's run.[14] The development of the show was constrained by tight deadlines, as it had been commissioned late in the 2004 season's development cycle. Despite the short schedule, the creative team remained flexible enough to modify or create characters to fit actors they wished to cast.[15] Lloyd Braun (born 1959) has been a creative force behind a number of successful television programs. ... Founded by television producer Aaron Spelling in 1969, Spelling Television, Inc. ... For other uses, see Lord of the Flies (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Castaway (disambiguation). ... This article is about the television show. ... Jeffrey Lieber is an American screenwriter for both television and film. ... Jeffrey Abrams (also credited as J.J. Abrams) (born in 1966) is an Emmy Award-winning American film and television producer, writer, actor, composer and director. ... ABC Studios (formerly Touchstone Television Productions, LLC and ABC Television Studio) is a television production company formed in 1989 and renamed in May 2007 to its latest inception. ... Alias is an American Spy-fi television series created by J. J. Abrams which was broadcast on ABC from September 30, 2001 to May 22, 2006, spanning five seasons. ... Damon Lindelof, 2006 Damon Laurence Lindelof (born April 24, 1973) is an American television writer, executive, hack, and most recently noted as the co-creator, executive producer, head writer and show runner for the hit television series Lost. ...


Lost's two-part pilot episode was the most expensive in the network's history, reportedly costing between US $10 and US $14 million,[16] compared to the average cost of an hour-long pilot in 2005 of US $4 million.[17] The show, which debuted on September 22, 2004, became one of the biggest critical and commercial successes of the 2004 television season. Along with fellow new series Desperate Housewives and Grey's Anatomy, Lost helped to reverse the flagging fortunes of ABC.[18] Yet, before it had even aired, Lloyd Braun was fired by executives at ABC's parent company, Disney, because he had greenlighted such an expensive and risky project.[13] A television pilot is the first episode of an intended television series. ... USD redirects here. ... is the 265th day of the year (266th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The year 2004 in television involved some significant events. ... Desperate Housewives is an American television comedy-drama series, created by Marc Cherry, who also serves as show runner, and produced by ABC Studios - The Walt Disney Companys main television studio - and Cherry Productions. ... This article is about the television series. ... Lloyd Braun (born 1959) has been a creative force behind a number of successful television programs. ... Fired and Firing redirect here. ... Disney may refer to: The Walt Disney Company and its divisions, including Walt Disney Pictures. ... To greenlight a project, in the context of the movie business, is to formally approve production finance, thereby allowing the project to move forward from the development phase to pre-production and, barring disasters, principal photography. ...


The world premiere of the pilot episode was on July 24, 2004 at Comic-Con International in San Diego.[19]
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Episode format

Episodes have a distinct structure: following a recap of events relevant to the upcoming narrative, each show begins with a cold open. Often a close up of a character's eye will follow. At a dramatic juncture, the screen cuts to black and the title graphic, slightly out-of-focus, glides towards the viewer accompanied by an ominous, discordant sound. The opening credits generally appear alphabetically by last name over the scenes that immediately follow. While there is a continuous story arc, each episode relates events concurrently with off-island flashbacks and later, flashforwards, centered on a particular character. The majority of episodes end with a suspenseful twist or cliffhanger, revealed just seconds before a smash cut to black and the title graphic. Others, following a plot resolution, will finish with a reflective closing scene that precedes a simple fade to black, and in particularly tragic or heart-felt closing scenes, the booming noise that accompanies the title graphic will be silenced, amplifying the impact of the event. A cold open (also referred to as a teaser) in a television program or movie is the technique of jumping directly into a story at the beginning or opening of the show, before the title sequence or opening credits are shown. ... As a noun, a graphic usually refers to a computer image or picture, or an infographic, such as a chart. ... Opening credits, in a television program, motion picture or videogame, are shown at the beginning of a show and list the most important members of the production. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... In literature and film, a flashback (also called analepsis) takes the narrative back in time from the point the story has reached, to recount events that happened before and give the back-story. ... A flashforward (also sometimes known as flash-forward or flash-ahead) in a narrative occurs when one or more scenes representing an event expected, projected or imagined to occur at a time later than the present depiction (see also Glossary: Flashforward). ... A twist ending or surprise ending is an unexpected conclusion or climax to a work of fiction, and which often contains irony or causes the audience to reevaluate the narrative or characters. ... For other uses, see Cliffhanger (disambiguation). ... A smash cut is technique in film and other moving visual media where one scene abruptly cuts to another without transition, usually meant to startle the audience. ... Fade to Black is a theater and film phrase, meaning to slowly turn off lights until the audience cannot see anything. ...


Music

Lost features incidental music performed by the Hollywood Studio Symphony Orchestra and composed by Michael Giacchino, whose score is primarily orchestral, incorporating several recurring themes for events and characters. Giacchino achieved some of the sounds for the score using unusual instruments, such as striking suspended pieces of the plane's fuselage.[20] It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles accessible from a disambiguation page. ... Incidental music is music in a play, television program, radio program or some other form not primarily musical. ... The Hollywood Studio Symphony Orchestra is the performing orchestra behind many major soundtrack ventures, including Mel Gibsons Braveheart, and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. ... Michael Giacchino Michael Giacchino (pronounced juh-kee-no) (born in Riverside, New Jersey) is an American soundtrack composer who has composed several multi-award winning scores for many popular movies, television series and video games. ... The fuselage can be short, and seemingly unaerodynamic, as in this Christen Eagle 2 The fuselage (from the French fuselé spindle-shaped) is an aircrafts main body section that holds crew and passengers or cargo. ...


The opening theme played as the fuzzy out-of-focus, off-axis Lost logo spins into view is taken from the preset "Armenian Sun" on the Spectrasonics Atmosphere software synthesizer.[21] A software synthesizer, also known as a softsynth or virtual instrument is a computer program for digital audio generation. ...


On March 21, 2006, the record label Varèse Sarabande released the original television soundtrack for Lost's first season. The soundtrack included select full-length versions of the most popular themes of the season and the main title, which was composed by series creator J.J. Abrams. Varèse Sarabande released a soundtrack featuring music from the second season of Lost on October 3, 2006.[22] is the 80th day of the year (81st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Varèse Sarabande is a record label which specializes in soundtracks and original cast recordings, reissues of hard-to-find, long out-of-print or previously unavailable albums and new releases by major artists no longer under contract with a label. ... In film formats, the soundtrack is the physical area of the film which records the synchronized sound. ... is the 276th day of the year (277th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Pop culture songs have been used sparingly in the series, given the mainly orchestral score. When such songs are featured, they usually originate from a diegetic source, meaning that they are usually generated by an action of one of the characters. Examples are the various songs played on Hurley's portable CD player throughout the first season (until its batteries died in the episode "...In Translation") or the use of the record player in the second season, which included Cass Elliot's "Make Your Own Kind of Music" and Petula Clark's "Downtown" in the second and third season premieres respectively. In two episodes, Charlie is shown on a street corner playing guitar and singing the Oasis song "Wonderwall". In the third season's finale, Jack is driving down the street listening to Nirvana's "Scentless Apprentice," right before he arrives to the Hoffs/Drawlar Funeral Parlor. The only pop song that has ever been used without a source is Ann-Margret's "Slowly," in the episode "I Do". According to Gerald Prince in A Dictionary of Narratology, diegesis is (1) The (fictional) world in which the situations and events narrated occur; (2) Telling, recounting, as opposed to showing, enacting. ... Episode chronology ...In Translation is the seventeenth episode of the first season of Lost. ... For the member of the Texas House of Representatives, see Ellen Cohen. ... Make Your Own Kind of Music is a song written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, most famously performed by Mama Cass Elliot on her 1969 album Bubblegum, Lemonade and Something for Mama. ... Petula Clark, CBE (born 15 November 1932), is an English singer, actress and composer best known for her upbeat popular international hits of the 1960s. ... Downtown is a pop song composed by Tony Hatch following a first-time visit to New York City. ... Oasis are an English rock band, formed in Manchester in 1991, led by lead guitarist and primary songwriter Noel Gallagher and his younger brother, lead vocalist and songwriter Liam Gallagher. ... (Whats the Story) Morning Glory? track listing Roll with It (2) Wonderwall (3) Dont Look Back in Anger (4) Stop the Clocks track listing The Importance of Being Idle (5) Wonderwall (6) Slide Away (7) Wonderwall is a song and subsequent single by British rock band Oasis taken... This article is about the American grunge band. ... Ann-Margret Ann-Margret (born April 28, 1941) is a Swedish-born actress and singer. ... I Do is the sixth episode of the third season of Lost. ...


In some international broadcasts, alternate music is utilized. For instance, in the Japanese broadcast of Lost, season one's theme song is "Here I Am" by Chemistry and season two's is "Losin'" by Yuna Ito. The theme music of a radio or television program is a piece that is written specifically for that show and usually played during the title sequence and/or end credits. ... CHEMISTRY is a Japanese popular music R&B duo. ... losin is Yuna Itos 5th single. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Filming locations

Lost is filmed in 35 mm, on Panavision cameras, almost entirely on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. The original island scenes for the pilot were filmed at Mokulēʻia Beach, near the northwest tip of the island. Later beach scenes take place in secluded spots of the famous North Shore. Cave scenes in the first season were filmed on a sound stage built at a Xerox parts warehouse, which had been empty since a employee mass shooting took place there in 1999.[23] The sound-stage and production offices have since moved to the Hawaii Film Office-operated Hawaii Film Studio,[24] where the sets depicting Season 2's "Swan Station" and Season 3's "Hydra Station" interiors were built.[25] Various urban areas in and around Honolulu are used as stand-ins for locations around the world, including Los Angeles, New York, Iowa, Miami, South Korea, Iraq, Nigeria, England, France and Australia. For example, scenes set in a Sydney airport were filmed at the Hawaii Convention Center, while a World War II-era bunker was used as an Iraqi Republican Guard installation.[26] Extensive archives of filming locations are tracked at a repository at Lostvirtualtour.com. Simulated 35 mm film with soundtracks _ The outermost strips (on either side) contain the SDDS soundtrack as an image of a digital signal. ... Panavision is a motion picture equipment company specializing in camera, lens, and grip equipment, along with related accessories. ... OÊ»ahu (usually Oahu outside Hawaiian and Hawaiian English), the Gathering Place, is the third largest of the Hawaiian Islands and most populous island in the State of HawaiÊ»i. ... Location of MokulÄ“Ê»ia, Hawaii MokulÄ“Ê»ia is a North Shore community and census-designated place (CDP) in the Waialua District on the Island of OÊ»ahu, City & County of Honolulu, HawaiÊ»i. ... The North Shore, in the context of Hawaiian geography, usually refers to the north- to northwest-facing coastline of northern Oahu between Mokuleia town and Kahuku Point. ... Soundstage redirects here. ... Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) (name pronounced ) is a global document management company, which manufactures and sells a range of color and black-and-white printers, multifunction systems, photo copiers, digital production printing presses, and related consulting services and supplies. ... The Xerox murders was a mass murder in which a Xerox service technician, Byran Koji Uyesugi (born 1959), in Honolulu, Hawaii killed seven of his co-workers on November 2, 1999. ... Honolulu as seen from the International Space Station Honolulu is the largest city and the capital of the U.S. state of Hawai‘i. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... This article is about the state. ... Official language(s) English Capital Des Moines Largest city Des Moines Largest metro area Des Moines metropolitan area Area  Ranked 26th  - Total 56,272 sq mi (145,743 km²)  - Width 310 miles (500 km)  - Length 199 miles (320 km)  - % water 0. ... This article is about the city in Florida. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Sydney Airport Control Tower International Terminal forecourt Sydney International Terminal International Terminal, Qantas check-in lounge International Terminal car park Memorial to Charles Kingsford Smith, International Terminal Qantas AVRO 504K replica, first plane flown by Qantas, Domestic Terminal Sydney Domestic Terminal entrance Terminal Control Unit including the old Control Tower... Hawaii Convention Center logo The Hawaii Convention Center, located at 1801 Kalakaua Avenue in Honolulu, Hawaii on the Hawaiian island of Oahu in Waikiki, is the flagship civic exhibition center in the State of Hawaii. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Iraqi President Saddam Hussein talks with elite Republican Guard officers in Baghdad on March 1, 2003. ...


Online distribution

In addition to traditional terrestrial and satellite broadcasting, Lost has been at the forefront of new television distribution methods. It was one of the first series issued through Apple's iTunes Store service for playback on an iPod or within the iTunes software. Since October 2005, new episodes, without commercials, have been available for download the day after they air on ABC, to American audiences only (restriction based on credit card billing address). Artists impression of a Boeing 601 satellite, as configured for digital television transmission by SES Astra Satellite television is television delivered by way of communications satellites, as compared to conventional terrestrial television and cable television. ... Apple Inc. ... The iTunes Store is an online business run by Apple Inc. ... iPod is a brand of portable media players designed and marketed by Apple and launched in October 2001. ... This article is about the iTunes application. ...


In April 2006, Disney announced that Lost would be available for free online in streaming format, with advertising, on ABC's website, as part of a two-month experiment of future distribution strategies. The trial, which ran from May to June 2006, caused a stir among network affiliates who were afraid of being cut out of advertising revenue. The streaming of Lost episodes direct from ABC's website was only available to viewers in the United States due to international licensing agreements.[27][28] Disney redirects here. ...


The UK's Channel 4 has also allowed access to the series online.[29] Both parts of "Pilot" were available to watch for free, and other episodes cost GB£0.99 each. Season two installments are made available two weeks after their Channel 4 debut, and the episodes expire after several months. Due to licensing agreements, the service is only accessible in the UK. Channel 4 have now teamed up with Virgin Media's On Demand function, allowing viewers to watch episodes from Season One and Season Two at any time in HD. A 24-hour rental costs £0.99 per episode. They are also available in Standard Definition as part of a subscription to the TV Choice on Demand Service. This article is about the British television station. ... GBP redirects here. ... Virgin Media Inc. ... High-definition television (HDTV) is a digital television broadcasting system with greater resolution than traditional television systems (NTSC, SECAM, PAL). ... Standard-definition television or SDTV refers to television systems that have a lower resolution than HDTV systems. ...


As of third quarter, 2006, France's TF1 has allowed online access to the French version of Season Two; episodes cost 1.99.[30] Each episode is issued online just after being broadcast. TF1 is a private French TV channel, controlled by TF1 Group, whose major share-holder is Bouygues. ... For other uses, see Euro (disambiguation). ...


Since August 6, 2007, Virgin Media have all of Season 1 available for viewing on its On Demand service, available to all Virgin TV subscribers.[31] is the 218th day of the year (219th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


On the August 29, 2007, Lost became available for download from the iTunes Stores in the United Kingdom.[32] Unlike the Channel 4 episode downloads, these downloads do not expire.[33][34] is the 241st day of the year (242nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


On September 21, 2007, ABC announced that Lost would be available for download on AOL Video along with several other ABC shows.[35] is the 264th day of the year (265th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


DVD releases

Main article: Lost DVD releases

Lost: The Complete First Season was released as a widescreen seven-disc Region 1 DVD box set in the USA on September 6, 2005, two weeks before the premiere of the second season. It was distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment. Lost: The Complete First Season was released as a widescreen seven-disc Region 1 DVD box set in the USA on September 6, 2005, two weeks before the premiere of the second season. ... The inner box (green) is the format used in most pre-1952 films and pre-widescreen television. ... The following is an excerpt of the article entitled DVD. For the sake of convenience, the terms Region 0, Region 1, Region 2, Region 3, Region 4, Region 5, Region 6, Region 7 and Region 8 redirect to this page. ... A box set (sometimes referred to as a boxed set) is one or more musical recordings, films, television programs, or other collection of related things that are contained in a box. ... is the 249th day of the year (250th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Buena Vista Motion Pictures Group is a collection of affiliated motion picture studios, all subsidiaries of The Walt Disney Company. ...


In addition to all the episodes that had aired, it included several DVD extras such as episode commentaries, behind-the-scenes footage and making-of features as well as deleted scenes, deleted flashback scenarios and a blooper reel. Deleted scene is a commonly-used term in the entertainment industry, especially the film and television industry, which usually refers specifically to scenes removed from or replaced by another scene in the final cut, or version, of a film (including television serials). ... A blooper usually describes a short sequence of a film or video production which contains a mistake made by a member of the cast or crew. ...


The same set was released on November 30, 2005 in Region 4, and on January 16, 2006 in Region 2. The latter was titled Lost: The Complete First Series. As has become standard for Region 2, the series was first released split into two parts: the first twelve episodes of series 1 were available as a widescreen four-disc Region 2 DVD box set on October 31, 2005, while the remaining thirteen episodes of series 1 were released on January 16, 2006. The DVD features available on the Region 1 release were likewise split over the two box sets. is the 334th day of the year (335th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The following is an excerpt of the article entitled DVD. For the sake of convenience, the terms Region 0, Region 1, Region 2, Region 3, Region 4, Region 5, Region 6, Region 7 and Region 8 redirect to this page. ... is the 16th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The following is an excerpt of the article entitled DVD. For the sake of convenience, the terms Region 0, Region 1, Region 2, Region 3, Region 4, Region 5, Region 6, Region 7 and Region 8 redirect to this page. ... is the 304th day of the year (305th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 16th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The second season was released as a widescreen seven-disc Region 1 DVD box set in the USA on September 5, 2006 and on Region 2 DVD on October 2, 2006, retitled as Lost: The Complete Second Series. Each of these releases also contained DVD extras, including Behind the Scenes Footage, deleted scenes and a "Lost Connections" chart, which shows how all of the characters on the island are inter-connected with each other.[36] is the 248th day of the year (249th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 275th day of the year (276th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Again, the series was initially delivered in two sets for Region 2: the first twelve episodes were released as a widescreen four-disc DVD box set on July 17, 2006. The remaining episodes of series 2 were released as a four-disc DVD box set on October 2, 2006. The set was released in Region 4 on October 4, 2006. is the 198th day of the year (199th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 275th day of the year (276th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 277th day of the year (278th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Both Seasons 1 and 2 of Lost have sold successfully on DVD. The Season 1 boxset entered the DVD sales chart at number two in September 2005,[37] and the Season 2 boxset entered the DVD sales chart at the number one position in its first week of release in September 2006, believed to be the second TV-DVD ever to enter the chart at the top spot.[38] First day DVD sales for Lost Season 2 are thought to have been as high as 500,000 copies sold.[39]


The third season is due to be released in region 1 on December 11, 2007. A Blu-ray release for the third season DVDs was commissioned by Disney in July and will cost $124.99.[40] [40] As with seasons one and two, the third season release will include audio commentaries with the cast and crew, bonus featurettes, deleted scenes, and bloopers. The third season was released on Region 2 DVD on 22nd October 2007, though this time only as a complete set and not in two volumes like the previous seasons. is the 345th day of the year (346th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Blu-ray discs Blu-ray Disc is a next-generation optical disc format jointly developed by a group of leading consumer electronics and PC companies called the Blu_ray Disc Association (BDA), which succeeds the Blu_ray Disc Founders (BDF). ...


Cast and characters

Main article: Characters of Lost
From left to right: Ben, Kate, Sawyer, Claire, Charlie, Jack, Locke, Sayid, Sun, Desmond, Hurley, Jin & Juliet.
From left to right: Ben, Kate, Sawyer, Claire, Charlie, Jack, Locke, Sayid, Sun, Desmond, Hurley, Jin & Juliet.

Out of the 324 people on board, there were 72 initial survivors (71 humans and 1 dog) spread across the three sections of the plane crash. The opening season featured 14 regular speaking roles, making it the second largest cast in American primetime television behind Desperate Housewives. While a large cast makes Lost more expensive to produce, the writers benefit from more flexibility in story decisions. According to series executive producer Bryan Burk, "You can have more interactions between characters and create more diverse characters, more back stories, more love triangles."[41] This article contains character information for the American drama/adventure television series Lost. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Benjamin Ben Linus is a fictional character on the ABC television series Lost played by Michael Emerson. ... For the 19th century anarchist and feminist, see Kate Austin. ... James Ford, better known by the alias Sawyer, is a fictional character on the ABC television series Lost played by Josh Holloway. ... Claire Littleton is a fictional character on the ABC television series Lost, played by Emilie de Ravin. ... Charlie Hieronyymus Pace was a fictional character present in the first three seasons on the ABC television series Lost played by Dominic Monaghan. ... This article contains a trivia section. ... For other persons named John Locke, see John Locke (disambiguation). ... Sayid Jarrah (Arabic: سعيد جراح) is a fictional character on the ABC television series Lost, played by Naveen Andrews. ... Sun-Hwa Kwon (née Paik)[1] better known simply as Sun, is a fictional character on the ABC television series Lost played by Yunjin Kim. ... Desmond David Hume is a fictional character on the ABC television series Lost portrayed by Henry Ian Cusick. ... Listen to this article ( info/dl) This audio file was created from an article revision dated 2006-08-27, and may not reflect subsequent edits to the article. ... Jin-Soo Kwon is a fictional character on the ABC television series Lost. ... Dr. Juliet Burke (née Carlson) is one of the main characters of the hit ABC drama Lost. ... Desperate Housewives is an American television comedy-drama series, created by Marc Cherry, who also serves as show runner, and produced by ABC Studios - The Walt Disney Companys main television studio - and Cherry Productions. ...


The initial season had 14 major roles getting star billing. Naveen Andrews portrayed former Iraqi Republican Guard Sayid Jarrah. Emilie de Ravin played the pregnant Australian Claire Littleton. Matthew Fox acted as the troubled surgeon and protagonist Jack Shephard. Jorge Garcia portrayed Hugo "Hurley" Reyes, an unlucky lotto winner. Maggie Grace played Shannon Rutherford, a former dance teacher. Josh Holloway acted as con man James "Sawyer" Ford. Yunjin Kim played Sun-Hwa Kwon, the daughter of a powerful Korean businessman and mobster, with Daniel Dae Kim as her husband Jin-Soo Kwon. Evangeline Lilly portrayed fugitive Kate Austen. Dominic Monaghan acted as an ex-rock star drug addict Charlie Pace. Terry O'Quinn played the mysterious John Locke. Harold Perrineau portrayed construction worker Michael Dawson, while child actor Malcolm David Kelley acted as his young son, Walt Lloyd. Ian Somerhalder played Boone Carlyle, chief operating officer of his mother's wedding business and step brother of Shannon. Billing is a film term denoting the amount and order in which film credits information is presented in advertising and on the film itself. ... Naveen William Sidney Andrews (born January 17, 1969) is an Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated Indian-English actor. ... Iraqi President Saddam Hussein talks with elite Republican Guard officers in Baghdad on March 1, 2003. ... Sayid Jarrah (Arabic: سعيد جراح) is a fictional character on the ABC television series Lost, played by Naveen Andrews. ... Emilie de Ravin (pronounced )[1] (born 27 December 1981)[2] is an Australian actress. ... Claire Littleton is a fictional character on the ABC television series Lost, played by Emilie de Ravin. ... Matthew Fox (born July 14, 1966) is an actor and former model. ... This article contains a trivia section. ... Jorge Garcia (born April 28, 1973) is an American comedian and actor. ... Listen to this article ( info/dl) This audio file was created from an article revision dated 2006-08-27, and may not reflect subsequent edits to the article. ... Margaret Grace Denig (born September 21, 1983) is an American actress, who, under the stage name Maggie Grace, is best known for her work as Shannon Rutherford on the television series Lost. ... This article contains a trivia section. ... Josh Holloway (born July 20, 1969 in San Jose, California) is an American actor most known for his role as James Sawyer Ford on ABCs Emmy award-winning show Lost. ... James Ford, better known by the alias Sawyer, is a fictional character on the ABC television series Lost played by Josh Holloway. ... Yunjin Kim (Hangul: 김윤진, Hanja: 金允珍, RR: Gim Yun-jin, M-R: Kim Yun-chin, born November 7, 1973) is a Korean American film and theatre actress, best known outside South Korea for her role as Sun Kwon on ABC television series Lost. ... Sun-Hwa Kwon (née Paik)[1] better known simply as Sun, is a fictional character on the ABC television series Lost played by Yunjin Kim. ... Daniel Dae Kim (born August 4, 1968) is a Korean/American actor. ... Jin-Soo Kwon is a fictional character on the ABC television series Lost. ... Nicole Evangeline Lilly (born August 3, 1979) is a Canadian Golden Globe-nominated actress. ... For the 19th century anarchist and feminist, see Kate Austin. ... ‹ The template below (Expand) is being considered for deletion. ... Charlie Hieronyymus Pace was a fictional character present in the first three seasons on the ABC television series Lost played by Dominic Monaghan. ... Terrance Terry OQuinn (born on July 15, 1952) is an Emmy Award nominated American actor. ... For other persons named John Locke, see John Locke (disambiguation). ... Actor Harold Perrineau played Augustus Hill in HBOs Oz. ... Michael Dawson is a fictional character on the ABC television series Lost played by Harold Perrineau Jr. ... Malcolm David Kelley (born May 12, 1992 in Bellflower, California) is an American child actor. ... Walt Lloyd is a fictional character on the ABC television series Lost played by Malcolm David Kelley. ... Ian Joseph Somerhalder (born December 8, 1978) is an American actor, male fashion model and producer. ... This article contains a trivia section. ...


During the first two seasons, some characters were written out to make room for new characters with new stories.[42][43] Boone Carlyle was the first major character to be written out in season one. Walt became a guest star after the events of the first season's finale, making rare appearances throughout season two. Shannon's departure eight episodes into season two made way for newcomers Mr. Eko, a Nigerian Catholic priest and former criminal played by Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Ana Lucia Cortez, an airport security guard and former police officer played by Michelle Rodriguez, and Libby, a purported clinical psychologist portrayed by Cynthia Watros. Ana Lucia and Libby were written out of the series toward the end of season two, as were Michael and Walt. Mr. ... Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje   (born August 22, 1967 in Islington, London, England) is a British/Nigerian actor and a former male fashion model. ... Ana Lucia Cortez was a fictional character on the ABC television series Lost, played by Michelle Rodriguez. ... Michelle Rodriguez, (born Mayte Michelle Rodriguez[1] on July 12, 1978 in San Antonio, Texas), is an American actress, best-known for her roles in the television series Lost and movies The Fast and the Furious, S.W.A.T. and Resident Evil. ... Elizabeth, commonly known as Libby, is a fictional character in the ABC television series Lost and is played by Cynthia Watros. ... Cynthia Watros as Libby in Lost Cynthia Michele Watros (born September 2, 1968 in Lake Orion, Michigan) is a American actress. ...


In season three, Henry Ian Cusick received star billing as former Scottish soldier Desmond David Hume, as did Michael Emerson in the role of Ben Linus (formerly known as Henry Gale), a high ranking member of the "Others." In addition, three new actors joined the regular cast: Elizabeth Mitchell, as Dr. Juliet Burke and Kiele Sanchez and Rodrigo Santoro as couple Nikki Fernandez and Paulo. Eko was written out early in the season; Nikki and Paulo were killed mid-season in their first flashback episode. Finally, Charlie Pace was written out in the season finale. Henry Ian Cusick (born April 17, 1967) is an Emmy nominated actor of stage, television, and motion pictures. ... Desmond David Hume is a fictional character on the ABC television series Lost played by Henry Ian Cusick. ... Michael Emerson (b. ... Benjamin Ben Linus is a fictional character on the ABC television series Lost played by Michael Emerson. ... The Others (also known as Them, The Natives, and The Hostiles) are a group of fictional characters who inhabit the island in the American television series Lost; most of whom serve as the antagonists to the series main characters. ... For other persons named Elizabeth Mitchell, see Elizabeth Mitchell (disambiguation). ... Dr. Juliet Burke (née Carlson) is one of the main characters of the hit ABC drama Lost. ... Kiele Sanchez (born October 13, 1977 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American actress who starred as the second-eldest Sorelli sister, Anne, a therapist in her mid-twenties, in The WBs comedic ensemble drama, Related. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Nikki Fernandez and Paulo (pronounced ) are fictional characters on the ABC drama television series Lost, which chronicles the lives of over forty people after their plane crashes on a remote island somewhere in the south Pacific. ... Nikki Fernandez and Paulo (pronounced ) are fictional characters on the ABC drama television series Lost, which chronicles the lives of over forty people after their plane crashes on a remote island somewhere in the south Pacific. ... Charlie Hieronyymus Pace was a fictional character present in the first three seasons on the ABC television series Lost played by Dominic Monaghan. ...


In season four, Harold Perrineau rejoins the main cast to reprise the role of Michael Dawson.[44] Along with Perrineau, Malcolm David Kelley will also reprise his role as Walt in unknown extent. Fisher Stevens joins the cast in the recurring role of Minkowski.[45] An additional five new actors have joined the cast. Ken Leung, Lance Reddick, Rebecca Mader, Jeremy Davies and Jeff Fahey[46] have all been cast in unknown, yet much speculated roles. The actors are expected to have recurring roles throughout the season. Actor Harold Perrineau played Augustus Hill in HBOs Oz. ... Fisher Stevens, born Steven Fisher, (November 27, 1963) in Chicago, Illinois is an American actor, living in New York City. ... Ken Leung (born January 21, 1970) is an American actor. ... Lance Reddick Lance Reddick (born -) is an American actor born in Baltimore, Maryland. ... Rebecca Mader (born 1979 in Coldhams Lane, England) is an actress perhaps best known for turning down a permanent role on All My Children. ... Jeremy Davies (b. ... Jeff Fahey (born 1952-11-29 in Olean, New York) is an Irish-American actor who acts primarily in Horror films and television. ...


Numerous supporting characters have been given expansive and recurring appearances in the progressive storyline. In the second season, Rose Henderson played by L. Scott Caldwell and tail section survivor Bernard Nadler played by Sam Anderson were featured in a flashback episode after being reunited. Mira Furlan as Danielle Rousseau, the shipwrecked Frenchwoman, appears throughout the series. Some of the "Others," including M. C. Gainey as Tom, William Mapother as Ethan Rom, Tania Raymonde as Alex Rousseau and Nestor Carbonell as Richard Alpert have been shown in both flashbacks and the ongoing story. Similarly, Jack's father Christian Shephard (John Terry) has appeared in multiple flashbacks of various characters. Rose Henderson is a recurring fictional character on the ABC television series Lost played by L. Scott Caldwell. ... L. Scott Caldwell as Rose in Lost L. Scott Caldwell (born 17 April 1944) is an American actress best known for playing the recurring character Rose on Lost. ... Bernard Nadler is a recurring fictional character on the ABC television series Lost played by Sam Anderson. ... Sam Anderson Sam Anderson is an American actor from Wahpeton, North Dakota. ... Mira Furlan (born 7 September 1955 in Zagreb) is a Croatian actress and singer currently residing in the United States. ... Danielle Rousseau is a fictional character on the television series Lost played by Mira Furlan. ... The Others (also known as Them, The Natives, and The Hostiles) are a group of fictional characters who inhabit the island in the American television series Lost; most of whom serve as the antagonists to the series main characters. ... M. C. Gainey (born Michael Christopher Gainey, 1947) is an American film and television actor. ... Tom is a recurring fictional character on the ABC television series Lost played by M.C. Gainey. ... William Reibert Mapother, Jr. ... Dr. Ethan Rom[1] is a recurring fictional character portrayed by William Mapother[2] on the ABC television show Lost, which chronicles the lives of over forty people after their plane crashes on a remote tropical island somewhere in the south Pacific. ... Tania Raymonde (born Tania Raymonde Helen Katz on March 22, 1988) is a American actress. ... Born Alexandra Rousseau, and possibly later renamed Alexandra Linus, Alex is a recurring fictional character on the ABC television series Lost played by Tania Raymonde. ... Nestor Carbonell (born December 1, 1967 in New York, New York) is an American actor best known for his role as Luis Rivera on the sitcom Suddenly Susan. ... This article contains character information for the American drama/adventure television series Lost. ... Dr. Christian Shephard is a recurring fictional character seen in various characters flashbacks on the ABC television series Lost played by John Terry. ... John Terry playing Felix Leiter in The Living Daylights This article is about the US actor. ...


Casting

Many of the first season roles were a result of the executive producers' liking of various actors. The main character Jack was originally going to die in the pilot, and was hoped to be played by Michael Keaton, however ABC executives were adamant that Jack live.[47] Before it was decided that Jack would live, Kate was to emerge as the leader of the survivors; she was originally conceived to be more like the character of Rose. Dominic Monaghan auditioned for the role of Sawyer, who at the time was supposed to be a suit-wearing city con man. The producers enjoyed Monaghan's performance and changed the character of Charlie, originally a mature former rock star, to fit him. Jorge Garcia also auditioned for Sawyer, and the part of Hurley was written for him. When Josh Holloway auditioned for Sawyer, the producers liked the edge he brought to the character (he reportedly kicked a chair when he forgot his lines and got angry in the audition) and his southern accent, so they changed Sawyer to fit Holloway's acting. Yunjin Kim auditioned for Kate, but the producers wrote the character of Sun for her and the character of Jin, portrayed by Daniel Dae Kim, to be her husband. Naveen Andrews, who plays Sayid, was also not in the original script. Locke and Michael were written with their actors in mind. Emilie de Ravin who plays Claire was originally supposed to be a recurring role.[47] In the second season, Michael Emerson was contracted to play Ben ("Henry Gale") for three episodes. His role was extended to eight episodes because of his acting skills, and eventually for the whole of season three.[48] Pilot constitutes the 1st and 2nd episodes of Lost. ... Michael John Douglas (born September 5, 1951), better known by the stage name Michael Keaton, is an American actor, perhaps best known for his early comedic roles in films such as Night Shift, Beetlejuice, and his portrayal of Batman in the two Tim Burton directed films of the series. ... ‹ The template below (Expand) is being considered for deletion. ... Historic Southern United States. ... Look up Accent in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Yunjin Kim (Hangul: 김윤진, Hanja: 金允珍, RR: Gim Yun-jin, M-R: Kim Yun-chin, born November 7, 1973) is a Korean American film and theatre actress, best known outside South Korea for her role as Sun Kwon on ABC television series Lost. ... Daniel Dae Kim (born August 4, 1968) is a Korean/American actor. ... Emilie de Ravin (pronounced )[1] (born 27 December 1981)[2] is an Australian actress. ... Michael Emerson (b. ...


Season synopses

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Season 1

Main article: Lost (season 1)

Season 1 began in the United States on September 22, 2004 and featured 24 episodes[49] that were aired on Wednesdays at 8:00. A plane crash strands the surviving passengers of Oceanic Flight 815 on a seemingly deserted tropical island, forcing the group of strangers to work together to stay alive. Their survival is threatened by mysterious entities including polar bears, an unseen creature that roams the jungle, and the island's malevolent inhabitants known as the "Others." They encounter a Frenchwoman who was shipwrecked on the island over 16 years earlier and find a mysterious metal hatch buried in the ground. An attempt is made to leave the island on a raft. It has been suggested that Lost: The Journey be merged into this article or section. ... is the 265th day of the year (266th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Oceanic Airlines Flight 815, also known as Flight 815, was a fictional airline flight from the television series Lost. ... A desert island in Palau. ...


Season 2

Main article: Lost (season 2)

Season 2 featured 23 episodes[49] that were aired in the United States and Canada on Wednesdays at 9:00 starting September 21, 2005. Most of the story, which continues 45 days after the crash, focuses on the growing conflict between the survivors and the Others, with the continued clash between faith and science being thematic in certain episodes. While some mysteries are resolved, new questions are raised. New characters are introduced, including the tail-section survivors and other island inhabitants. More island mythologies and insights into the survivors' pasts are divulged. The hatch is explored and the existence of The DHARMA Initiative and its benefactor, the Hanso Foundation, are revealed. As the truth about the mysterious Others begins to unfold, one of the crash survivors betrays the other castaways, and the cause of the plane crash is revealed. The second season of the American serial drama television series Lost commenced airing in the United States and Canada on September 21, 2005 and concluded on May 24, 2006. ... is the 264th day of the year (265th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Title card from a Dharma Initiative orientation film featured in the Lost episode Orientation Screenshot from the Sri Lanka Video, released as part of the Lost Experience, showing the Dharma acronym The Dharma Initiative is a fictional research project featured in the American television series Lost. ... The Hanso Foundation was formed by arms purveyor Alvar Hanso, who turned his attention from keeping the world safe through the development of sophisticated weapons systems to focus instead on the development of new technologies to create a brighter future for all humanity. ...


Season 3

Main article: Lost (season 3)

Season 3 featured 22 episodes[49] that were seen in the United States and Canada beginning on October 4, 2006 and on following Wednesdays at 9:00 pm. The series returned from hiatus on February 7, 2007 and was aired at 10:00 pm.[50] The story continues 67 days after the crash. New crash survivors and Others are introduced, as the crash survivors learn about the Others and their history on the island. One of the Others and a new island inhabitant join the survivors while a survivor defects to the Others. A war between the Others and the survivors comes to a head, and the survivors make contact with a rescue team. The third season of the American serial drama television series Lost commenced airing in the United States and Canada on October 4, 2006 and concluded on May 23, 2007. ... is the 277th day of the year (278th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 38th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


Season 4

Main article: Lost (season 4)

Season 4 will feature (pending resolution of the 2007 Writers Guild of America strike) 16 episodes that will be broadcast in the United States and Canada beginning February 2008. In this season, the episodes will be shown consecutively without repeats. More of the Island's secrets will be revealed as the castaways continue to seek rescue after making contact with a freighter. Season 4 will feature both flashforwards and flashbacks.[51][52] Production began on August 17,[53] but has halted in late November due to the writers' strike.[54] The sixteen-episode fourth season of the US serial drama television series Lost will begin airing in February 2008 and will conclude (pending resolution of the WGA Strike) in May 2008. ... Striking writers and supporters raise signs at a WGAW rally in Los Angeles Writer-actor Jeff Garlin of Curb Your Enthusiasm (foreground, right) and others at a WGAW rally outside the Fox Studios in Los Angeles The 2007 Writers Guild of America strike is a strike by both the Writers... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (common) era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 229th day of the year (230th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Future seasons and end date

On May 7, 2007, ABC Entertainment President Stephen McPherson announced that Lost will end during the 2009–2010 season with a "highly anticipated and shocking finale."[55] "We felt that this was the only way to give [Lost] a proper creative conclusion," McPherson said. Beginning with the 2007–2008 television season, the final 48 episodes of Lost will be aired as three seasons with sixteen episodes each. Thus, Lost will conclude with its sixth season. These seasons are to be aired uninterrupted in the first half of those years. is the 127th day of the year (128th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


The announcement by ABC was called "bold and unprecedented" by Lost's executive producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse. Lindelof and Cuse also stated that they "always envisioned Lost as a show with a beginning, middle, and end," and that by announcing when the show would end that viewers would "have the security of knowing that the story will play out as we've intended." Co-creator J.J. Abrams also praised the decision, remarking, "It is the right choice for the series and its viewers. It takes real foresight and guts to make a call like this. I applaud ABC and Touchstone for making this happen."[56] Damon Lindelof, 2006 Damon Laurence Lindelof (born April 24, 1973) is an American television writer, executive, hack, and most recently noted as the co-creator, executive producer, head writer and show runner for the hit television series Lost. ... Carlton Cuse at the 2006 San Diego Comic Convention Carlton Cuse Born Aurthur Cuse is a television writer and executive, most recently for the ABC television series Lost where he serves as writer and executive producer. ...


In the meantime, Sci Fi Channel and G4 have purchased the rights to broadcast reruns of Lost beginning Fall 2008.[57] SCI FI (originally The Sci-Fi Channel, sometimes rendered SCI FI Channel when part of a longer phrase) is an American cable television channel, launched on September 24, 1992, specializing in science fiction, fantasy, horror, and paranormal programming. ... G4 is an American cable and satellite television channel originally geared toward male viewers aged 12–34, devoted to the world of video games and the video game lifestyle. ...


Mythology

Main article: Mythology of Lost

In parallel to its character development, episodes of Lost include a number of mysterious elements that have been ascribed to science fiction or supernatural phenomena. The creators of the series refer to these elements as composing the mythology of the series, and they form the basis of fan speculation.[58] The television show Lost includes a number of mysterious elements that have been ascribed to science fiction or supernatural phenomena. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... For other uses, see Supernatural (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Mythology (disambiguation). ...


Among the show's mythological elements is a "monster" that appears to roam the island; a mysterious group of inhabitants whom the survivors refer to as "The Others"; an organization called the "DHARMA Initiative" that has placed several research stations on the island; a sequence of numbers that have made frequent appearances in the lives of the characters, in both the past and present; and personal connections between the characters, of which they are often unaware. Title card from a Dharma Initiative orientation film featured in the Lost episode Orientation Screenshot from the Sri Lanka Video, released as part of the Lost Experience, showing the Dharma acronym The Dharma Initiative is a fictional research project featured in the American television series Lost. ... On the American television show Lost, the fictional Dharma Initiative has built several research stations on islands located somewhere in the South Pacific. ... Lost is a genre television show and includes a number of mysterious elements that have been ascribed to science fiction or supernatural phenomena. ...


Discredited theories

At the heart of the series is a complex and cryptic storyline that spawns numerous unresolved questions.[59] Encouraged by Lost's writers and stars, who often interact with fans online, viewers and TV critics alike have taken to widespread theorization in an attempt to unravel the mysteries. Theories mainly concern the nature of the island, the origins of the "monster" and the "Others," the meaning of the numbers, and the reasons for both the crash and the survival of some passengers.


Several of the more common fan theories have been discussed and rejected by the show's creators, the most common being that the survivors of Oceanic Flight 815 are dead or in purgatory. This was specifically denied by J.J. Abrams.[60] Furthermore, Lindelof has rejected speculation that spaceships or aliens influence the events on the island, or that everything seen is a fictional reality taking place in someone's mind.[61] Illustration for Dantes Purgatorio (18), by Gustave Doré, an imaginative picturing of Purgatory. ... Ariane 5 lifts off with the Rosetta probe on 2nd of March, 2004. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Carlton Cuse dismissed the theory that the island is a reality TV show and the castaways unwitting housemates[62] and Lindelof, many times, refuted the theory that the "monster" is a nanobot cloud similar to the one featured in Michael Crichton's novel Prey.[63][64] Reality television is a genre of television programming in which the fortunes of real life people (as opposed to fictional characters played by actors) are followed. ... A nanobot is a nanotechnological robot nanomachine, also called a nanite, which is a mechanical or electromechanical device whose dimensions are measured in nanometres (millionths of a millimetre, or units of 10-9 metrer). ... Michael Crichton, pronounced [1], (born October 23, 1942) is an American author, film producer, film director, and television producer. ... Prey is a techno-thriller novel by Michael Crichton first published in hardback edition in November 2002 and as a paperback edition in November 2003 by Harper Collins. ...


Recurring elements

John Locke holds up the two opposing colors of backgammon checkers in the pilot episode.
John Locke holds up the two opposing colors of backgammon checkers in the pilot episode.

There are several recurring elements and motifs on Lost, which generally have no direct effect on the story itself, but expand the show's literary and philosophical subtext. These elements include frequent appearances of the colors black and white, which reflect the dualism within characters and situations;[65] dysfunctional family situations, as portrayed in the lives of nearly all the main characters;[66] apocalyptic references, including Desmond’s pushing the button to forestall the end of the world and the DHARMA Initiative's goal to alter the parameters of the Valenzetti Equation and prevent the end of humanity;[67] coincidence versus fate, revealed most apparently through the juxtaposition of the characters Locke and Mr. Eko; the conflict between science and faith, embodied by the leadership tug-of-war between Jack and Locke;[68] and references to numerous works of literature, including mentions and discussions of particular novels.[69] There are also many allusions to philosophy, demonstrated most clearly in the distinct naming of certain characters after famous historical thinkers, such as John Locke, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, David Hume, Edmund Burke, Mikhail Bakunin and Richard Alpert, all of which can be connected with the study of philosophy.[70] There are also numerous references to notorieties in the field of psychology, as B.F. Skinner and the concept of "conditioning" are mentioned several times by the man in the DHARMA Initiative videos. Image File history File linksMetadata Pilot2backgammon. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Pilot2backgammon. ... In literature, a motif is a recurring element or theme that has symbolic significance in the story. ... Subtext is content of a book, play, film or television series which is not announced explicitly by the characters (or author) but is implicit or becomes something understood by the reader / viewer as the production unfolds. ... The two-colour combination black and white is used in symbols of various groups: Flags Flag of Brittany Saint Pirans Flag (Cornwall) Canton of Fribourg, Switzerland Jolly Roger (pirate flag) Categories: | ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A dysfunctional family is a family in which conflict, misbehavior and even abuse on the part of individual members of the family occur continually, leading other members to accommodate such actions. ... For other uses, see Literature (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Philosophy (disambiguation). ... For other persons named John Locke, see John Locke (disambiguation). ... Rousseau redirects here. ... This article is about the philosopher. ... Edmund Burke (January 12, 1729[1] – July 9, 1797) was an Anglo-Irish statesman, author, orator, political theorist, and philosopher, who served for many years in the British House of Commons as a member of the Whig party. ... Mikhail Alexandrovich Bakunin (Russian: Михаил Александрович Бакунин, Michel Bakunin on the grave in Bern), (May 18 (30 N.S.), 1814 – June 19 (July 1 N.S.), 1876) was a well-known Russian revolutionary, and often considered one of the “fathers of modern anarchism. Born in the Russian Empire to a family of Russian... Ram Dass at the Hanuman Temple in Taos, New Mexico, September 2004 Dr. Richard Alpert (born 1933), later known as Baba Ram Dass, was a professor of psychology at Harvard University who became well known for his controversial research program which studied the effects of LSD. Alpert worked closely with...


Impact

Ratings

Seasonal USA rankings (based on average total viewers per episode) of Lost on ABC

Season Timeslot (EDT) Premiere Finale TV Season Rank Viewers
(in millions)
Adults
18–49
1 Wednesday 8:00PM September 22, 2004 May 25, 2005 2004–2005 #14 16.1[71] 5.8
2 Wednesday 9:00PM September 21, 2005 May 24, 2006 2005–2006 #14 15.5[72] 6.4
3 Wednesday 9:00PM (during 2006)
Wednesday 10:00PM (during 2007)
October 4, 2006 May 23, 2007 2006–2007 #17 14.6[73] 6.3

The pilot episode garnered 18.6 million viewers, easily winning its 9/8 central timeslot, and giving ABC its strongest ratings since 2000 when Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? initially aired — beaten only the following month by the premiere of Desperate Housewives. According to Variety, "ABC sure could use a breakout drama success, as it hasn't had a real hit since The Practice. Lost represents the network's best start for a drama with eighteen to forty-nine year olds since Once and Again in 1999, and in total viewers since Murder One in 1995."[74] It has been suggested that Lost: The Journey be merged into this article or section. ... is the 265th day of the year (266th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 145th day of the year (146th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The second season of the American serial drama television series Lost commenced airing in the United States and Canada on September 21, 2005 and concluded on May 24, 2006. ... is the 264th day of the year (265th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 144th day of the year (145th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The third season of the American serial drama television series Lost commenced airing in the United States and Canada on October 4, 2006 and concluded on May 23, 2007. ... is the 277th day of the year (278th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 143rd day of the year (144th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... When TV viewers or entertainment professionals in the United States mention ratings they are often referring to Nielsen Ratings, a system developed by Nielsen Media Research to determine the audience size and composition of television programming. ... In the United States, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (also known simply as Millionaire) is a television game show which offers a maximum cash prize of one million dollars for correctly answering successive multiple-choice questions of increasing difficulty. ... Desperate Housewives is an American television comedy-drama series, created by Marc Cherry, who also serves as show runner, and produced by ABC Studios - The Walt Disney Companys main television studio - and Cherry Productions. ... Variety is a daily newspaper for the entertainment industry. ... The Practice was an American legal drama created by David E. Kelley centering on the partners and associates at a Boston, Massachusetts law firm. ... Once and Again is an American television series that aired on ABC from 1999 to 2002. ... The major cast of Murder One Murder One was a television series first aired on the ABC network in the United States in 1995. ...


Based on its strong opening, Reuters dubbed it a "hit drama" noting that "the show appeared to have benefited from an all-out marketing blitz that included radio spots, special screenings and ABC's first billboard advertising campaign in five years."[75] After four episodes aired, ABC announced Lost had been picked up for a full season order.[76] Reuters Group plc (LSE: RTR and NASDAQ: RTRSY); pronounced is known as a financial market data provider and a news service that provides reports from around the world to newspapers and broadcasters. ...


For its first season, Lost averaged 16 million viewers, ranking 14th in viewership among prime-time shows, and 15th among the eighteen to forty-nine year old demographic.[77] Its second season fared equally well: again, Lost ranked 14th in viewership, with an average of 15.5 million viewers. However, it improved its rating with eighteen to forty-nine year olds, ranking 8th.[78] The second season premiere was even more viewed than the first, pulling in over 23 million viewers and setting a series record.[79] The third season premiere brought in 18.8 million viewers. The seventh episode of the series, back from a three-month hiatus, saw a drop to 14.5 million. Over the course of the spring season, ratings would plunge to as low as 11 million viewers before recovering to near 14 million for the season finale. The ratings drop was partially explained when Nielsen released DVR ratings, showing Lost as one of the most recorded series on television. However, despite overall ratings losses, Lost still won its hour in the crucial 18–49 demographic and put out the highest 18–49 numbers in the 10pm time slot ahead of any show on any network that season. Further information: Primetime (TV series) Prime time is the block of programming on television during the middle of the evening. ... A demographic or demographic profile is a term used in marketing and broadcasting, to describe a demographic grouping or a market segment. ... Nielsen, a surname originally meaning son of Niels (cf. ... The initialism DVR, when used by itself, can refer to: Digital video recorder Digital voice recorder Discrete valuation ring Distance Vector Routing Dynamic voltage restorer Category: ...


A survey of twenty countries by Informa Telecoms and Media in 2006 concluded that Lost was the second most popular TV show in the world, next to CSI: Miami.[80] CSI: Miami is a spinoff of the popular CBS network series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. ...


Awards

Capping its successful first season, Lost won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series and J. J. Abrams was awarded an Emmy in September 2005 for his work as the director of Pilot. Terry O'Quinn and Naveen Andrews were nominated in the supporting actor category. Lost swept the guild awards in 2005, winning the Writers Guild of America Awards 2005 for outstanding achievement in writing for a dramatic television series, the 2005 Producers Guild Award for best production, the 2005 Director's Guild Award for best direction of a dramatic television program, and the Screen Actors Guild Awards 2005 for best ensemble cast. It has been nominated for a Golden Globe Award for best drama series every year it has been eligible, and won the award in 2006. In 2005, Matthew Fox and Naveen Andrews received Golden Globe nominations for Best Lead Actor and Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series respectively, and in 2007, Evangeline Lilly received a nomination in the Best Lead Actress category. Lost did win the 2005 British Academy of Film and Television Award for Best American Import. In 2006, Jorge Garcia and Michelle Rodriguez took home ALMA Awards for best Supporting Actor and Actress, respectively, in a television series. It won the Saturn Award for Best Television Series in both 2005 and 2006. In, 2005 Terry O'Quinn won a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor in a television series, and in 2006, Matthew Fox won for Best Lead Actor. Lost won consecutive Television Critics Association Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Drama, for both its first and second seasons. Consecutively as well, it won in 2005 and 2006 the Visual Effects Society Award for Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Broadcast Program. Malcolm David Kelley won a Young Artist Award for his performance as Walt in 2006. In 2005, Lost was voted Entertainment Weekly's Entertainer of the Year. The show won a 2005 Prism Award for Charlie's drug storyline in the episodes Pilot, House of the Rising Sun, and The Moth. Further, Lost was nominated for but did not win a Writer's Guild Award and Producer's Guild Award again in 2007. In June 2007, Lost beat out over 20 nominated television shows from countries all over the globe to win the Best Drama award at the Monte Carlo Television Festival. On September 16th of 2007, Terry O'Quinn won an Emmy for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his role as John Locke. The 57th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards were held Sunday, September 18, 2005, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres. ... Jeffrey Abrams (also credited as J.J. Abrams) (born in 1966) is an Emmy Award-winning American film and television producer, writer, actor, composer and director. ... Pilot constitutes the 1st and 2nd episodes of Lost. ... Terrance Terry OQuinn (born on July 15, 1952) is an Emmy Award nominated American actor. ... 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Jorge Garcia (born April 28, 1973) is an American comedian and actor. ... Michelle Rodriguez, (born Mayte Michelle Rodriguez[1] on July 12, 1978 in San Antonio, Texas), is an American actress, best-known for her roles in the television series Lost and movies The Fast and the Furious, S.W.A.T. and Resident Evil. ... The Alma Awards or American Latino Media Arts Awards are distinctions awarded to Latino performers (actors, film and television directors, and musicians) who promote positive portrayals of Hispanics. ... The Saturn Award is an award presented annually by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films to honor the top works in science fiction, fantasy, and horror in film, television, and home video. ... 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Fandom and popular culture

Like other cult television shows, Lost has generated a dedicated and thriving international fan community. Lost fans, sometimes dubbed Lostaways[81] or Losties,[82] have gathered at Comic-Con International and conventions organized by ABC,[83][82] but have also been active in developing a large number of fan websites, including Lostpedia, and forums dedicated to the program and its related incarnations.[84][85][86][87] Because of the show's elaborate mythology, its fansites have focused on speculation and theorizing about the island's mysteries, as well as on more typical fan activities such as producing fan fiction and videos, compiling episode transcripts, shipping characters, and collecting memorabilia. Cult television, like cult figures, cult film and cult radio, attracts a band of aficionados or appreciators, known as a cult following, devoted to a specific television series or fictional universe. ... Fans of Janet Jackson, at Much Music in Toronto The word fan refers to someone who has an intense, occasionally overwhelming liking of a person, group of persons, work of art, idea, or trend. ... Comic-Con International, commonly known as Comic-Con or the San Diego Comic-Con, is an annual multigenre fan convention founded as the Golden State Comic Book Convention and later the San Diego Comic Book Convention in 1970 by Shel Dorf and a group of San Diegans. ... Lostpedia is a wiki powered online catalog of information regarding the ABC drama show Lost. ... Fan fiction (also spelled fanfiction and commonly abbreviated to fanfic) is fiction written by people who enjoy a film, novel, television show or other media work, using the characters and situations developed in it and developing new plots in which to use these characters. ... Shipping, derived from the word relationship, is a general term for fans emotional and/or intellectual involvement with the ongoing development of romance in a work of fiction. ...


Anticipating fan interest and trying to keep its audience engrossed, ABC embarked on various cross-media endeavors, often using new media. Fans of Lost have been able to explore ABC-produced tie-in websites, tie-in novels, an official forum sponsored by the creative team behind Lost ("The Fuselage"), "mobisodes," podcasts by the producers, an official magazine, and an alternate reality game (ARG) "The Lost Experience."[86][88] An official fanclub was launched in the summer of 2005 through Creation Entertainment.[82] Mobisode is a term first coined by Daniel Tibbets then trademarked by his employer, Fox Broadcasting Company[1], for a broadcast television episode specially made for viewing on a mobile telephone screen and usually of short duration (from one to three minutes). ... Alternate Reality, see Alternate Reality (computer game). ... Lost Experience is the name of an alternate reality game that runs alongside the second season of the popular television show Lost in the UK, and during the break between season 2 and 3 in the US/Canada. ...


Due to the show's popularity, references to the series and elements from its story have appeared in parody and popular culture usage. These include appearances on television, such as on the series Veronica Mars, Will & Grace, Bo Selecta, My Wife And Kids, Chuck, Notes from the Underbelly and The Office; as well as on the cartoons Family Guy, American Dad!, South Park, and Venture Brothers; and even on a commercial for KFC Hawaii. Comic books such as Catwoman and The Thing, daily strips Monty and Over the Hedge, web comics Piled Higher and Deeper[89] and Penny Arcade[90] and humor magazine Mad have all incorporated Lost references. Similarly, rock bands Moneen, Senses Fail, and Gatsbys American Dream have published songs whose themes and titles were derived from the series. In contemporary usage, a parody (or lampoon) is a work that imitates another work in order to ridicule, ironically comment on, or poke some affectionate fun at the work itself, the subject of the work, the author or fictional voice of the parody, or another subject. ... Popular culture, sometimes abbreviated to pop culture, consists of widespread cultural elements in any given society. ... This article is about the Veronica Mars television series. ... Will & Grace is a popular Emmy Award winning and Golden Globe nominated American television sitcom that was originally broadcast from 1998 to 2006. ... Bo Selecta! (title taken from Craig Davids song, Re-Wind) is a British TV comedy sketch show and the brainchild of writer/performer, Leigh Francis. ... My Wife and Kids is an American sitcom which ran on ABC from March 28, 2001 until May 29, 2005, starring Damon Wayans and Tisha Campbell. ... ChucK is a concurrent, strongly-timed audio programming language for real-time synthesis, composition, and performance, which runs on Mac OS X, Linux, and Windows. ... Notes from the Underbelly is an American sitcom that debuted on ABC as a midseason replacement. ... This article is about the USA version of The Office. ... Family Guy is an Emmy Award-winning American animated television series about a dysfunctional family in the fictional town of Quahog, Rhode Island. ... American Dad! is a satirical American animated television series produced by Underdog Productions and Fuzzy Door Productions for 20th Century Fox. ... This article is about the TV series. ... The Venture Bros. ... KFC, also known as Kentucky Fried Chicken, is a food chain based in Louisville, Kentucky, known mainly for its fried chicken. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... A comic book is a magazine or book containing the art form of comics. ... This article is about the supervillainess. ... thing, see Thing (disambiguation). ... Monty (formerly Robotman) is the title of an ongoing American comic strip created, written and illustrated by cartoonist Jim Meddick. ... This article is about the comic strip. ... Piled Higher and Deeper is a webcomic written and drawn by Jorge Cham, now a mechanical engineering instructor at Caltech, which follows the lives of several grad students. ... Penny Arcade is a webcomic and blog written by Jerry Holkins and illustrated by Mike Krahulik. ... Mad is an American humor magazine founded by editor Harvey Kurtzman and publisher William Gaines in 1952. ... Moneen is a rock band from Brampton, Ontario, Canada. ... Senses Fail is a Ridgewood, New Jersey based band that draws heavily from the punk, emo,[1] screamo,[2] and hardcore genres. ... Gatsbys American Dream [sic] is a prolific Seattle-based Indie rock band. ...


In addition, after the episode "Numbers" aired on March 2, 2005, numerous people used the eponymous figures as lottery entries. According to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, within three days, the numbers were tried over 500 times by local players.[91] Likewise, in the same period, over 200 people in Michigan alone used the sequence for the Mega Millions lottery[92] and by October, thousands had tried them for the multi-state Powerball lottery.[93][94] This article is about a Lost episode. ... is the 61st day of the year (62nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review is a newspaper in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. It was founded in 1992 as an offshoot of the Greensburg Tribune-Review following a press strike at the two previously dominant Pittsburgh dailies. ... The Michigan Lottery is run by the state of Michigan. ... Mega Millions logo Mega Millions is a multi-state US$1 lottery game in the United States. ... For other uses, see Powerball (disambiguation). ...


Copyright issues

The network and the studio producing Lost were sued by writer Anthony Spinner, who states that in the 1970s he came up with an idea for a television series that had a similar premise to the popular television series. He claimed entitlement of royalties due to fraud and breach of contract. However, since the August 2005 claim, there have not been any updates on the matter.[95]


Other media

The characters and setting of Lost have appeared in several official tie-ins outside of the television broadcast, including in print, on the Internet, and in short videos for mobile phones. A tie-in is an authorized product that is based on an existing or upcoming media property, such as a movie or video/DVD, computer game, video game, television program/television series, board game, web site, role-playing game or literary property. ...


As of March of 2006, three novelizations have been released by Hyperion Books, a publisher owned by ABC's parent company: Endangered Species (ISBN 0-7868-9090-8) by Cathy Hapka, released on November 1, 2005; Secret Identity (ISBN 0-7868-9091-6) by Cathy Hapka on January 1, 2006; and Signs of Life (ISBN 0-7868-9092-4) by Frank Thompson, on March 1, 2006. Additionally, Hyperion published a metafictional book titled Bad Twin (ISBN 1-4013-0276-9), written by Laurence Shames,[96] and credited to fictitious author "Gary Troup," who was claimed to be a passenger on Oceanic Flight 815 by ABC's marketing department. Finding Lost: The Unofficial Guide (ISBN 1-55022-743-2) by Nikki Stafford and published by ECW Press is a book detailing the show for fans and those new to the show. What Can Be Found in LOST? (ISBN 0-7369-2121-4) by John Ankerberg and Dillon Burrough published by Harvest House was the first book dedicated to an investigation of the spiritual themes of the series from a Christian perspective. LOST: The Ultimate Unofficial Guide to ABC's Hit Series LOST News, Analysis, and Interpretation (ISBN 1-933804-03-3) by Rebecca K. O'Conner & Jim Stewart and published by Equity Press was the first guide dedicated to news, interpretation and predictions about the future direction of the show.[citation needed] Living Lost: Why We're All Stuck on the Island (ISBN 1891053027) by J. Wood, published by the Garrett County Press, is the first work of cultural criticism based on the series. The book explores the show's strange engagement with the contemporary experiences of war, (mis)information, and terrorism, and argues that the audience functions as a character in the narrative. The author also writes a blog column during the second part of the third season for Powell's Books. Each post discusses the previous episode's literary, historical, philosophical and narrative connections. A novelization (or novelisation in British English) is a work of fiction that is written based on some other media story form rather than as an original work. ... Hyperion Books is the publishing arm of theWalt Disney Company,inc it publishes both books for adults and children. ... is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The title of NEMOs debut album which was released by Binge Records in 2004. ... is the 60th day of the year (61st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Metafiction is a kind of fiction which self-consciously addresses the devices of fiction. ... Gary Troup is a fictional character and fictional author that is part of the narrative of the television series Lost and the related Lost Experience. ... ECW Press is a North American book publisher. ... Powells NW 10th & Burnside entrance Powells Books is a chain of bookstores in the Portland metropolitan area (with roots in Chicago, Illinois). ...


The show's networks and producers have made extensive use of the Internet in expanding the background of the story. For example, during the first season, a fictional diary by an unseen survivor called "Janelle Granger" was presented on the ABC web site for the series. Likewise, a tie-in website about the fictional Oceanic Airlines appeared during the first season, which included several Easter eggs and clues about the show. Another tie-in website was launched after the airing of "Orientation" about the Hanso Foundation. In the UK, the interactive back-stories of several characters are included in "Lost Untold," a section of Channel 4's Lost website. Similarly, since November 2005, ABC has produced an official podcast, hosted by series writers and executive producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse. The podcast typically features a discussion about the weekly episode, interviews with cast members and questions from viewers.[97] Sky One also hosts a podcast presented by Iain Lee on their website, which analyzes each episode after it airs in the UK.[98] The logo of Oceanic Airlines from the ABC television series Lost. ... A virtual Easter egg is a hidden message or feature in an object such as a movie, book, CD, DVD, computer program, or video game. ... This article contains episode summaries for the second season of the American drama/adventure television series Lost , which aired from September 21, 2005 to May 24, 2006. ... The Hanso Foundation was formed by arms purveyor Alvar Hanso, who turned his attention from keeping the world safe through the development of sophisticated weapons systems to focus instead on the development of new technologies to create a brighter future for all humanity. ... This article is about the British television station. ... A podcast is a digital media file, or a series of such files, that is distributed over the Internet using syndication feeds for playback on portable media players and personal computers. ... Iain Lee (born on 9th June, 1973) is a British comedian and television and radio presenter. ...


The foray into the online realm culminated in "The Lost Experience", an Internet-based alternate reality game produced by Channel 7 (Australia), ABC (America) and Channel Four (UK), which began in early May 2006. The game presents a five-phase parallel storyline, primarily involving the Hanso Foundation.[99] The Lost Experience was an alternate reality game that was part of the ABC television drama Lost. ... Alternate Reality, see Alternate Reality (computer game). ... The Hanso Foundation was formed by arms purveyor Alvar Hanso, who turned his attention from keeping the world safe through the development of sophisticated weapons systems to focus instead on the development of new technologies to create a brighter future for all humanity. ...

Jack action figure, by McFarlane Toys
Jack action figure, by McFarlane Toys

Short mini-episodes ("mobisodes") called the Lost Video Diaries were originally scheduled for viewing by Verizon Wireless subscribers via its V-Cast system, but were delayed by contract disputes.[100][101] Each video diary will run several minutes and cover events not seen in the television episodes They will run all 13 mobisodes on ABC.com starting November 12th, 2007. Every Monday a new mobisode will air..[102] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Mobisode is a term first coined by Daniel Tibbets then trademarked by his employer, Fox Broadcasting Company[1], for a broadcast television episode specially made for viewing on a mobile telephone screen and usually of short duration (from one to three minutes). ... Cellco Partnership, doing business as Verizon Wireless, owns and operates the second largest wireless telecommunications network in the United States, based on total wireless customers. ...


Licensed merchandise

In addition to tie-in novels, several other types of products based on the series, such as toys and games, have been licensed for release. Lost: The Video Game has been announced, to be developed by Ubisoft, for game consoles and home computers,[103] while Gameloft developed a Lost game for mobile phones and iPods.[104] Cardinal Games released a Lost board game on August 7, 2006.[105] TDC Games created a series of four 1000 piece jigsaw puzzles (The Hatch, The Numbers, The Others & Before the Crash) that, when put together, revealed embedded clues to the overall mythology of LOST. Inkworks has published two sets of Lost trading cards, and is slated to release the Lost: Revelations set.[106] In May 2006, McFarlane Toys announced re-occurring lines of character action figures[107] and released the first series in November 2006, with the second series being released July 2007, with the third series set to be released to match the same time as the fourth season opener in January 2008.[108] Ubisoft Entertainment (formerly Ubi Soft) is a computer and video game publisher and developer with headquarters in Montreuil-sous-Bois, France. ... The Nintendo GameCube is an example of a popular video game console. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... iPod is a brand of portable media players designed and marketed by Apple and launched in October 2001. ... is the 219th day of the year (220th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Various trading cards A trading card (or collectible card) is a small card which is intended for trading and collecting. ... McFarlane Toys, a subsidiary of Todd McFarlane Productions, Inc. ... An action figure is a posable plastic figurine of an action hero, superhero or a character from a movie or television program. ...


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