More fun with conspiracy theories as the Mysteries of the Universe series continues:
Dharma Chicken Soup goes astray. Alvar Hanso is rich. Gerald de Groot conducts strange experiments in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Octogonal logos show a Communist Chinese influence. Olivia does not wish to be contacted. Mysteries of the Universe receives nefarious phone calls. Church staff members are missing. Eloise Hawking refuses requests for an interview. Daniel has a different last name.
“Has another organization secretly taken over the Dharma Initiative?”
Much of what we know about Hanso comes from an earlier alternate reality game, The LOST Experience. Now we’ve got the new internet-only video referring back to that previous internet-based ARG, making a self-referential loop of things going on outside of the show itself.
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.