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LOST 10th Anniversay Reunion

lost cast
in Los Angeles will be hosting a cast reunion for the 10th Anniversary of LOST on Sunday, March 16, 2014. (That’s the 10th anniversary from the year the show started — it hasn’t been that long since it finished — though it has been almost four years, which is hard to believe — time flies.)

Scheduled to appear: Josh Holloway (Sawyer), Daniel Dae Kim (Jin), Yunjin Kim (Sun), Jorge Garcia (Hurley), Emilie de Ravin (Claire), Ian Somerhalder (Boone), Nestor Carbonell (Alpert), Henry Ian Cusick (Desmond), Malcolm David Kelley (Waaaaaaaaaalt), executive producer Carlton Cuse, and more.

Carlton talked about the show in an interview posted yesterday on Vulture. He’s still defensive about fan criticism of the ending. “We did the version that we wanted to,” he said. “Damon and I still stand by it. There was no answering-a-million-questions version of the end that wouldn’t have been didactic and awful.”

Whatever your opinion of the ending, the reunion should be an exciting event. For those of us unable to make it to L.A., there were hopefully be video posted on YouTube after the event is over.

Damon and Carlton at 2011 Comic-Con

I found a video showing Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse crashing the Entertainment Weekly (Jeff “Doc” Jensen and Dan Snierson) LOST panel, with Carlton wearing a Star Wars stormtrooper costume — supplied by a fan! — and Damon, a Dharma jumpsuit.

Here’s Carlton walking down the hall in his costume:

Videos via LOST in Comics, a blog written by fan artist JJ Harrison, whose poster was honored by Damon at the panel:

The LOST in Comics post has a description of the event along with pictures of Carlton putting on his stormtrooper costume backstage and then sitting, in costume, in the audience of the LOST panel, with no one around him realizing who he was.

In case you haven’t yet seen the “deleted” Season 1 finale scene Darlton showed at Comic-Con, here it is again:

Evangeline and Dominic talk about LOST’s first year at Comic-Con 2004

This was just recently posted on YouTube, but I don’t know when it was made. I would guess around 2005 or 2006.

It’s interesting — it has Evangeline Lilly and Dominic Monaghan talking about how surprised they were that so many people wanted to see the series pilot at Comic-Con before the show was on the air. They had to get another auditorium because the room they originally planned to use couldn’t hold all the people who wanted to be there.

It’s great to see Evangeline and Dominic being so enthusiastic about their memories of that day and to see how excited they were when they first realized that LOST, as Dominic says, “was going to be gold dust.” It reminds me of how special LOST once was and what an incredible sense of anticipation I felt, especially during the show’s first year.

LOST podcasters at Comic-Con 2011 chat about the show

Jay and Jack hosted a panel which included two other LOST podcasters: Ryan Ozawa from The Transmission and Kristopher White from The Official Lost Podcast.

More: Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4.

Audition tape for “Fringe” with LOST cameos

At the “Fringe” panel at Comic-Con on Saturday, they played a (joke) video showing auditions for the role of Peter Bishop. Among the would-be actors in the tape are LOST alum Rebecca Mader, Damon Lindelof, Michael Emerson, and Jorge Garcia.

Jorge Garcia talks about “Alcatraz” at Comic-Con

Jorge Garcia talks about Alcatraz at Comic-Con 2011

Jorge Garcia at Comic-Con 2011

British site Digital Spy asked Jorge a few questions. He talked about his Alcatraz character, Dr. Diego Soto; reiterated that Alcatraz is not the new LOST; and when asked to sum up Alcatraz in one sentence and tell us why we should tune in, he said, “The scariest prisoners are coming back.”

“Alcatraz” and “Person of Interest” at 2011 Comic-Con

Alcatraz promo photo

Alcatraz promo photo

On Wednesday night, Comic-Con showed sneak previews of the series pilots for “Person of Interest,” starring Michael Emerson (Ben), and “Alcatraz,” starring Jorge Garcia (Hurley) — both produced by J.J. Abrams.

The blog Television Blend saw the pilots and liked both of them:

There are two things that set Person of Interest above other shows like these: Jim Caviezel and Michael Emerson… Emerson’s character has some of the smarts of Ben Linus, without the creepy…. I want to see more of these two on screen, so I’ll definitely be looking out for this one …

I suspect Alcatraz is going to appeal to Fringe fans …. I’m going to be vague with the premise here because one of the biggest strengths of the pilot is the way the story’s layers are peeled back a little bit at a time as the episode moves forward….

While …. we’re meant to take [Garcia’s] character seriously, there are some mild shades of Hurley thrown in there for some light comic relief…. A lot of questions are raised in the pilot, but the introduction offers enough intriguing clues to have me wanting more.

Read the full review.

Hollywood Report did interviews with Jorge Garcia and Elizabeth Sarnoff, who was a writer on LOST and is now the showrunner (TV industry jargon for the boss) of Alcatraz.

When asked how Alcatraz is different from LOST, Jorge replied:

I believe I’m going to be a lot less sweaty! There are no planes crashing and it’s not in the jungle! [Laughs.] I play a historian/comic book guy/Alcatraz expert. You don’t want people to hunt to try and find what the next Lost is anymore. Let Lost be Lost and now find what Alcatraz is. Don’t chase Lost; love it and put it to bed. You can bring out the DVDs whenever you want but don’t go to Alcatraz looking for Lost. There may be some elements that will remind you since it comes from the same family but it’s going to be it’s own thing.

Elizabeth Sarnoff also answered a couple of LOST-related questions:

THR: Are you prepared for the inevitable Lost questions?

Sarnoff: Absolutely. I worked on the show for a long time and there are a lot of people on our show that worked on it: Jack Bender, Jorge Garcia, J.J. Abrams. I welcome that: this is our past and this is our present.

THR: How does Alcatraz compare to Lost?

Sarnoff: I don’t think it’s like Lost because the show at heart is a procedural show. We have a story end to our show where we’re going to catch a bad guy every week as well as a really bad guy from Alcatraz, so it’s a very different show. Alcatraz is going to feel like it moves a hell of a lot faster because we have a lot of story to get through.

Here are some clips of both shows, along with reactions of fans at Comic-Con:

A few more clips from “Person of Interest” are here.

Person of Interest is supposed to start on Setember 22. Alcatraz starts sometime in early 2012 — I don’t think they announced a date yet.

Official sites for the shows: Alcatraz and Person of Interest.

For a complete list of all the LOST-related events at Comic-Con 2011, see @jopinionated‘s article on TVOvermind.

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