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August 1, 2008

We finally have some new Lost tidbits!  YAY!  January ’09 can’t get here fast enough!  Comic-Con ’08 has come and gone and now there is a new video to make us all ask a thousand questions and speculate what the heck Season 5 is going to be about!  (check out the Dharmawantsyou website!)

Hello. My name is Dr. Marvin Candle and I….you know what? Forget it. No point in games anymore, right? If you’re watching this now, you already know that my name is, my real name is Pierre Cheng and I…

(baby cries off screen and the Doctor looks over. He gets up from the couch and yells: “Jennifer! Just take him outside, please! I’ve got one chance at this.” He sits back down.)

[static] …professor of theoretical astro-physics from Ann Arbor, Michigan. I was brought [static] years ago to conduct experiments to study the Kerr metric solution to the Einstein field equation and… [static] If I can hold this pinhole open long enough, you should be receiving my message roughly thirty years [static] If you’re… [static] The American president is a man named George W. Bush and you share digital information instantaneously on something called “Internet”. And, unfortunately, my colleagues and I are all dead and if [static], of a violent purge, one that we are apparently powerless to escape. (he looks down sadly at his left arm, which looks normal, and grasps it with his other normal hand). [static] This information comes to me from a source that has proven himself to be credible.

Other man: None of that matters. It doesn’t matter. Just get to it, please! [static]

Dr. Cheng: Because, if this transmission is successful, it’s proof the work I’ve been doing here is valid. This place, it has extraordinary properties. I’m begging you, no matter what’s happened, it’s imperative that the DHARMA Initiative be reconstituted. You have to continue to research [static] and you have to do it now. Time is not just of the essence, it is the essence. Perhaps you’ll be able to find a way to save us, to change the past and to [static] (something) You can’t let it….

Other man: This is useless! Alright? It’s just useless. They’ll never gonna see this. How do I turn this off?

Dr. Cheng: No, no! W-w-what are you doing?

Other man: How do you turn it off?

Dr. Cheng: No! What are you doing? [static]

pretty interesting stuff!  So just what is this Professor Cheng talking about? I’ve read that the camera man in this video is none other than our favorite Daniel Faraday!  How does that work?  Does the crying baby grow up to be the Ghostbuster named Miles?

Damon Lindeloff and Carlton Cuse also fielded a lot of questions during their panel.  Click here if you want to see the video from the actual panel.   Below is the transcript (with a big thanks to Not Confused Just Lost for posting it first!):

Here’s a list of all the Questions the audience asked Darlton and the answers they received (also the prizes each person got):

Q: When the hatch imploded and the sky turned purple did the island move then? Like it did when Ben moved it (more recently)?
Damon Lindeloff: No. But something happened and that’s an excellent question.
Prize: an Oceanic Airlines bottle of water

Q: Are Jin and Locke dead?
Carlton Cuse:
Jin and Locke will still be on the show in some form. You’ve not seen the last of either of those characters. You know, dead is a relative term. In the timelines of those characters there’s still a lot of story to be told.
Prize: Jin’s panda bear doll.

Q: Is “Lost” coming back next year?
We’re doing 17 hours in February 2009 and 17 hours in 2010.
Prize: A “Lost” calendar.

Q: Favorite episode and favorite season?
‘The Constant’ would be my favorite episode. I think in terms of favorite seasons, the first one was so amazing and we were trying to figure everything out; yeah, just the excitement and terror of it.
DL: The Season One finale with the raft launch and all of that stuff. It was back when the show could be hopeful before it degraded into despair. And for favorite season? Season Four; everyone worked really hard. You will be rewarded for hanging in until Season Six.
CC: For us it was a huge advantage to get an end date to the show; it really reinvigorated us.
Prize: Apollo bar and an Apollo T-shirt.

Q: I just wanted to slap you around for the Jin and Sun episode — you guys are naughty.
For slapping us around, here are some “Heroes” DVDs. It’s a much better show than ours. Enjoy!
Prize: “Heroes” DVD box set

Q: Are we going to get a (Danielle Rousseau) flashback? Will you definitively say in front of 6,500 of us that there will be one?
We will say this: You will see Rousseau’s story. But to use the word flashback would be disingenuous. We’re going to do flashbacks and flash-forwards next season, but we’ll mostly be doing something different.
DL: Danielle Rousseau will be in Season Five.
Prize: “Lost” luggage tags

At this point, someone asked a question about whether production would continue under “the new SAG contract,” to which Lindeloff replied that he wasn’t aware there was a new one yet — there isn’t — but reassured shooting would continue regardless. For asking the question, the guy received the best worst prize of the lot: Photographs of the actors who played short-lived Nikki and Paulo. “Who wouldn’t want that?” Lindeloff asked. “Yes, two SAG actors,” said Cuse.

Q: Do your own mothers not know how the show will end?
They like to be in the dark.
Prize: A life jacket signed by all the writers.

Q: Where is our special guest?
DL: The actors [are] scattered all over the world at the moment, so it’s almost a Herculean task to get any of them out here.
Prize: Signed box set of all seasons of the show.

Q: What happened to [the dog] Vincent?
Vincent made it and will appear in season five. Safe to say he’ll make it to the end of the show.
Prize: Polar bear doll

Q: Are Jack and Kate your one true pairing and will they end up together?
There it is. Someone who asked a real question, a ballsy question that gets right to the heart of the story and the mythology — we can’t answer it.
DL: Sir, we can not tell you the answer to that question. Obviously we’re very invested in that relationship.
Prize: Jack Shepherd autographed doll … delivered by surprise guest Matthew Fox.

Q: Will Kate ever see Sawyer again?
Not if Jack has anything to say about it! No, yes, Kate will see Sawyer again
Prize: A signed “Lost” poster

Q: Now that the island has moved, what happened to the survivors and Daniel Faraday?
You refer to the Zodiac boat and the non-line speakers, right? Sadly, there is a monsoon a comin’ for some…
Prize: An authentic Faraday tie. “For those of you wondering why Faraday is wearing a tie on the island, stay tuned,” Lindeloff said.

Q: Flash-forwards, how are you going to limit yourselves?
DL: When Season Five starts, you won’t know where and when you are. The way we’re gonna tell stories is gonna be different too.
CC: We organized a bit differently; if we were constrained by FF and FB that that was not gonna be the best way to tell our stories.
Prize: Hanso foundation hat.

Q: How does this show end?
CC: It ends well, we hope — we can’t answer that.
Prize: A six pack of Dharma drinks

Q: Do you ever come up with stuff like, let’s make Kate a dude, or do you have it all planned out from the beginning?
You can’t have It all planned out. We actually try to write ourselves into corners every day. What we try to avoid is filming that without knowing the answers. We try to puzzle our way out of situations.
Prize: DryErase eraser signed by CC and DL

Q: How old is Richard Alpert and how many toes does he have?
That’s a really good question. He is quite old. We’ve hinted that people age differently on the island and people heal. That is hopefully an engaging mystery that will keep you tuning in. You will learn more about Richard Alpert.
DL: You’re gonna see his toes too.
Prize: A T-shirt that says: “I asked a Richard Alpert a question and all I got what this lousy T-shirt.”

I Got this from list from an article on the LA Times website.


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