Category Archives: Season 1

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.

New LOST footage!

Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse were surprise guests at Jeff “Doc” Jensen and Dan Snierson’s “Entertainment Weekly Presents Totally LOST One Year Later” panel at the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con yesterday afternoon.

Darlton said they had a scene from the Season 1 finale that had never been shown before — and that it would prove, once and for all, that they had planned the ending from the start.

It was actually a joke, as the footage was shot last week. It’s pretty funny, though:

“Yahoo for you and your light.” LOL.

The new footage was shot by Jack Bender on a back lot at Disney.

Here’s a good write-up of the event: LOST producers reunite at Comic-Con.

Some thoughts after seeing the enhanced Pilot

Kate, terrified (1x01)

Evangeline Lilly’s acting was fantastic here, especially after they were running from the cockpit, and she lost Jack and Charlie, and counted to five to control her terror. I think that’s the best acting we’ve ever seen from her.

Jack seemed plausibly leader-like. His dithering hadn’t yet started.

LOST Pilot Part 1 Locke enjoying rain arms outstretched

Locke enjoying the rain (1x01)

Terry O’Quinn was amazing, right off the bat. Seeing him being so good reminded me that I thought his Season 1 performance, especially in the Pilot and in Walkabout, and his Season 6 performance in the dual roles of Flocke and sideways Locke, were his best performances of the series, and that between Seasons 1 and 6, his character had gotten a bit soggy and confused. I had been disappointed and believed the writers had lost their way and couldn’t sustain the character. But this year, all was redeemed.

When Locke asked Walt, “Do you want me to tell you a secret?” that seemed like an incredibly significant moment. But then what? Was there ever any follow-up to that? Not that I can remember.

I saw the enhanced Pilot on a much better TV than the one where I saw it the first time, and it seemed much gorier (especially the pilot in the tree and the shrapnel in the Marshall’s gut) in HD, where the blood was far more vivid.

Oooh, Sawyer was bad.

Loved Charlie’s “terrific” when they first saw Smokie.

There was a spark between Sawyer and Kate right away. And it involved a gun.

I had forgotten how prominent Boone and Shannon were in the Pilot. I’m glad that they’re gone. It would have been really annoying if they had been stars of the show all the way through.

Claire looked so pretty before she went feral.

The first time I saw the Pilot I hated Jin with a passion. Seeing it this time around, I actually wasn’t really sure why he was being such a jerk to Sun. I must have forgotten something.

The one thing in the pop-up hints that surprised me was when they said that Kate hadn’t wanted the Marshall to die because that would have been one more death that would be blamed on her. I had always thought it would be to her advantage if he died, but that she gave him the oxygen mask on the plane simply because she was, at heart, a decent person.

Most of the pop-up hints were saying obvious things. Some were interesting. But they pale in comparison to the audio commentary for the Pilot on the Season 1 DVD, which was done by J.J. Abrams, Damon Lindelof (pre-Darlton, as Carlton Cuse hadn’t yet come on board, and sounding much more serious than he does now), and producer Bryan Burk. They gave a lot of insight into what they were thinking and how they had filmed things.

There’s also a transcript of that DVD commentary available on Lostpedia, though only for the first part: Transcript of DVD commentary.

Screencap of Kate is via, and the one of Locke is from Geekscape. Click images to see the originals.

“Enhanced” version of the Pilot tonight (Saturday, May 22, 2010)

The “enhanced” version of both parts of the original Season 1 Pilot will be showing tonight in the U.S. from 8:00 to 10:00 PM. (an hour earlier Central Time).

LOST Pilot 1x02 looking at dead polar bear

Shannon, Boone, Charlie, and Sawyer looking at dead polar bear (1x02)

“Enhanced” means they will be showing the sometimes-helpful sometimes-obvious pop-up hints at the bottom of the screen.

LOST Pilot 1x02 Sawyer

Sawyer reading his letter (1x02)

LOST Pilot 1x02 Locke Walt backgammon

Locke, Walt, and the backgammon set (1x02)

They usually do a lot of cross-referencing in pop-up hints, pointing out how something we’re watching relates to something else in a different episode. Because the enhanced episodes are normally the most recent, those cross-references have always pointed to episodes that came before. I’m curious to see how it will work tonight — if they will cross-reference the Pilot to episodes that came after.

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Rose, Jack, and Locke on Flight 815 (1x01)

Awk. It’s making me sad to see these pictures. I miss the LOST-ies already.

LOST Locke with orange in mouth (Pilot 1x02)

Locke (1x01)

Other schedule info:

Finale night (tomorrow!) in the U.S.
Finale — international showing, in some countries, simultaneously with the U.S. and/or 24-48 hours after.

Screencaps from Click on pictures, then click again for larger versions.

Aboard Oceanic 815 — Season 1 and Season 6 versions side-by-side

This fan-made video got an enthusiastic thumbs up from Damon Lindelof, who tweeted, “Person who made this? You complete me.”

It shows the scene with Jack and Rose on flight 815, with the Season 1 flashback version on the left side of the screen, and the season 6 sideways version on the right:

It’s by Neil Pomerleau

Fantastic promo video for Season 1 from the UK

I’ve never seen any LOST promo in the States as creative as this one, which has the Flight 815 survivors dancing in slow motion on the beach, with odd expressions, decked out in dressy, but tattered, outfits. It’s surreal, like a dream sequence. At the same time it manages to suggest many of the relationships that were then yet to unfold in Season 1:

And here’s a version with some spooky narration:

LOST in a Weird Al Yankovic tune

A short excerpt of this first video was featured in the fan-made video montage shown in Comic-Con. Here’s the whole thing. It’s a brilliant, funny, manic recap of Season 2, set to Weird Al Yankovic’s “Alternative Polka.” The video was made by Robert Montjoy, aka CapnBob.

The previous year, CapnBob had made a video recapping Season 1 to the tune of Weird Al’s version of “Bohemian Rhapsody.” While this one didn’t make Comic-Con, it is my all-time absolute favorite fan-made video ever. Did I mention how much I love this video? Okay, then. Carry on, carry on:

CapnBob can be found in Bobville and on YouTube.

This next video isn’t LOST-related, but just because I can’t get the song out of my head now, here is Queen with the late great amazing Freddy Mercury singing “Bohemian Rhaposdy” at the Live Aid concert in 1985:

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