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The LOST alternate-reality videos from Comic-con

"Thirty years with a perfect safety record"

"Thirty years with a perfect safety record"

These are the three short videos shown at the 2009 Comic-Con LOST panel which appear to depict an alternate reality, universe, or timeline.

The Oceanic Airlines ad:

Hurley’s ad for Mr. Cluck’s Chicken Shack. “Ever since I won the lottery, I’ve had nothing but good luck.”

Here’s Kate on America’s Most Wanted. A different man, not Kate’s stepfather, was killed in Kate’s explosion.

(Reposted these to have them all in one place, for easy reference.)

Michael Emerson was “flummoxed” by the ending of The Incident

As always, I love to listen to Michael Emerson talk, and I love the way he has the same questions about the show that we, the viewers, do:

Q: I was wondering if you could talk a little bit about The Incident, what your take-away from that was, and what questions you’ve been asking yourself during the hiatus.

ME: Since the finale …

Q: Yeah.

ME: I’m flummoxed. (Laughter from the audience.) Honestly, it wasn’t one, but it was two big old earth-shattering cliffhangers, and I’ll be damned if I know what either of them mean, or what either of them lead to. Honestly, what can be the next breathing moment of the show? I have no idea, and I won’t know until two days before the camera rolls, I’ll get a script, and I will read it with some relish, because I’m curious to see where do we go from there.

I don’t know if Jacob is a killable entity. We’re always plunging knives into things, or shooting things on LOST, but it doesn’t mean that they go away. (Laughter) It may just trigger them to transform into something else.

Emerson goes on to talk about the “psychological landscape” of the scene where Ben stabbed Jacob. Then he takes questions from the audience.

This interview was conducted by EW’s Doc Jensen and Dan Snierson at Comic-Con 2009. I found it via LOST: On the Road, a very cool blog totally focused on Michael Emerson.

The Three-Minute Comic-Con

This video from ABC shows highlights of what happened before, during, and after the LOST Comic-Con panel.

Fans camped out 13 hours before the panel started, the painting-on-velvet guy plugged his website, and Josh Holloway, Michael Emerson, Nestor Carbonell, Jorge Garcia, and Darlton all chimed in with comments.

Damon and a Hurley impersonator have good ideas for what to do after the show is over:

The rest of the video clips from Comic-Con

LOST Season 6 promo poster, shown at Comic-Con

LOST Season 6 promo poster, shown at Comic-Con

When a fan first posted video on YouTube which showed the whole LOST event at Comic-Con, ABC asked that the parts showing the video segments played during the panel be removed.

Those segments are now showing up separately on YouTube. But they might get pulled too, so enjoy them while you can.

I think this is all of them, except for the one showing the winner of the theme song contest, but if I find any more, I will post them.

This is an ad for Lost University. Enrollment begins on September 22:

This is Mysteries of the Universe: The Dharma Initiative, a fake quasi-documentary TV show (a take-off on Unexplained Mysteries?) narrated in conspiracy-theory tones. It’s the first in a series, and ABC will be releasing more.

They revealed the promo poster for Season 6:

Here’s a montage of fan-created content, some of it very funny:

Here’s another funny one, Michael Emerson’s fake audition tape for the role of Hurley:

Here are two fake ads which, along with the Kate on America’s Most Wanted clip, seem to have come from an alternate timeline. In the first, Hurley appears as the owner and CEO of Mr. Cluck’s, a fast-food chicken place, plugging a new dish inspired by his “recent trip to Australia.” Best line: “Ever since I won the lottery, I’ve had nothing but good luck.” The other ad is from Oceanic Airlines (motto “Our skies lead to your destiny”), proudly proclaiming “30 years with a perfect safety record.”

This video, done in the style of the annual tribute on the Oscars to notable people who have passed away, is “In Memory of” LOST characters who have died. The longest tribute is to Charlie, which may very well be meant as a tease, if the rumors that Charlie is coming back are true.

The promo poster is from Lostpedia.

Videos are from latestlost, Imager123, Tostie14, ODI TV Spoilers, Laezydaezy, and TVOvermind.

Kate on ‘America’s Most Wanted’

Kate on "America's Most Wanted"

Kate on "America's Most Wanted"

In this fake episode of America’s Most Wanted, shown at yesterday’s Comic-Con LOST panel, the show’s host claims that the night Kate blew up her father’s house, her father wasn’t there, but instead had sent his apprentice, Ryan Milner, to the house to lock up. It was Ryan, the host says, not Kate’s father Wayne, who was killed in the explosion.

What to make of this? I see three possibilities:

1. The video does not provide reliable information about the show — it is not “canon.” Comic-con videos have misled fans in the past, or

2. The writers led us to believe that Kate killed Wayne, but that may have been a clever bit of misdirection, prompting us to jump to conclusions that may not have actually been in the script. (Maybe someone who has a better memory than I do of the early shows can confirm if this is even possible), or

3. Kate did kill Wayne and there was no misdirection, but the America’s Most Wanted video came from an alternate (parallel?) time, one which we may enter in Season 6.

Video is by Jopinionated from DocArzt and TV Overmind.

Speaking of TV Overmind, I recently contributed an article there, about the hunkalicious Gilles Marini, of “Sex and the City” and “Dancing With the Stars” fame, who is now exploring a new talent: Gilles Marini Finds His Voice

Video of the Comic-Con LOST panel

LOST Comic-Con Panel 2009

LOST Comic-Con Panel 2009

Here’s the video of the whole thing (except for the clips):

Video by Totsie14

Following Comic-Con LOST panel via Twitter

The twitterers are saying that Jorge Garcia just asked a question from the audience!

Update: Michael Emerson is in the audience too, and took the mike from Jorge Garcia!

Update: They’re showing footage of Michael Emerson auditioning for the role of Hurley.

Update: We’ll be seeing the backstory of Richard Alpert (Eyeliner Man!) in Season 6.

Update: Juliet will be back in Season 6!

Update: Nestor Carbonell joined the panel.

Update: Josh Holloway is there!

Update: Dominic Monaghan goes on the stage.

You don’t need a Twitter account to follow the coverage on your browser. Just go to this link: #Lost.

Update (backdate?) I missed the beginning of the panel — this is what happened before I tuned in:

— They said Faraday is dead but he is coming back to the show!

— They showed this video: Mysteries of the Universe

— New site to play with: Lost University

— Panel’s theme is fan appreciation. They played a montage of fan-created videos.

— They locked the show’s final scenes in a box!

— They may show characters in Season 6 that we haven’t seen since Season 1

— Winner of fan theme song contest announced

— Showed clip of Kate on America’s Most Wanted, a commercial from Oceanic Air, and Hurley’s restaurant

That’s it! I have to run, but I’ll be back tonight, and will look through whatever material is available by then.

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