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Question: Got any scoop on the Lost finale? –Carolyn
Ausiello: Funny, we posed that exact question to Damon Lindelof at the Hollywood premiere of Star Trek earlier this week. “All I will say is that it is time for the time travel craziness to end,” he said. “And once it does end, something very, very surprising will happen in its wake. It is a little bit of a game-changer.”

Question: Any spoilers about Lost’s season finale? Please! –Sarah
Ausiello: Funny, we posed that exact question to Damon Lindelof Jorge Garcia at the Hollywood premiere of Star Trek earlier this week. “People will find out why [Hurley] got on the plane and how he came to get that guitar case in his hands,” he said. “I’ve been wondering about that, too. I remember at one point asking a question about it and getting a, ‘We don’t know yet.’ I had to ask once, ‘How heavy is it? Is it just a guitar? Is it something else? How heavy is it supposed to be?’ Sometimes I get an empty case to lug around in a scene and sometimes it has a guitar in it, but we don’t actually know what’s in it because that has not been [revealed] yet. It could be a case full of food or money or guns or papers or anything. So you see me get the case by the finale, but I don’t know that we will find out what’s in it. It was hard for me to play because at first I did not understand why Hurley would have ever changed his mind about going back to the island, and I’m sure fans are thinking the same thing. So it will be nice to be able to give them that information.”

Source: EW

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Thanks to B3RT4 for the heads up.

WHAT’S TO COME

Lost boss Damon Lindelof attended the excellent Juan-Manuel Rocha-hosted Comics on Comics event at Meltdown on Sunset tonight. He offered the assembled crowd several very interesting insights about the future of Lost.

VOTE NO ON MIDI-CHLORIANS: Damon gave us a sense of what Menang Ceme kind of Lost questions will be answered, and which other mysteries won’t explicitly be explained by the end of the series: “There are certain questions about the show that I’m very befuddled by like, ‘What is the Island?’ or ‘What do the numbers mean?’ We’re going to be explaining a little more about the numbers, maybe significantly more about the numbers, but what do you mean by ‘What do the numbers mean?’ What is a potential answer to that question? I feel like you have to be very careful about entering into midi-chlorian territory…I grew up on Star Wars, I’ve seen the Star Wars movies hundreds of times, I can recite them chapter and verse, and never once did anyone ever say to me or did it occur to me to say, ‘What is the Force, exactly? Can you explain that for me, better than Alec Guinness does?’ I understand, ‘When are we going to find out about Libby?’ That’s a very finite question. ‘Who is Jacob?’ OK, yes, we’ve been talking to this guy named Jacob, so those questions then should have answers, but ‘What is the Island?’ That starts to get into ‘What is the Force?’ It is a place. I can’t explain to you why it moves through space-time, it just does. You have to accept the fact that it does.” Can you live with that?

SURVEY SAYS, ZZZT! WRONG ANSWER: Regarding the approaching selesai season and possible fan reaction to the accompanying reveals, Damon says, “There isn’t a perfect way to end the show, but the end inevitably approaches and so the show has to start answering more and more questions. To me the greatest thing about Lost, just in terms of writing it, was that [over the years] the show could ask a question, and everyone [watching] could say ‘Here’s what I think the answer to that is.’ And next year we’re basically going to spend the entire season telling you you’re wrong. ‘Here’s the actual answer to that question.’ And you’re going to say, ‘S–t, my answer was actually much better.’ ” Have you been satisfied or displeased with the answers we’ve gotten so far?

HOW IT ENDS: Just as an insight into Damon’s mind (and thus a pointer to possible plans for the Lost series ender), you might be interested to know that the M*A*S*H finale is Damon’s all-time favorite series conclusion.

MORE SERIES FINALE CLUES: Damon says that when the show ends, “All of the character resolutions will be very defined. There is going to be no cut to black. The show for me and Carlton [Cuse] and J.J. [Abrams] and all the people writing it—it’s not about the Island. The Island is where it takes place. It’s about this group of people who crashed on the Island on Sept. 22, 2004, and how they influenced the history of the Island in some ways and had a very significant and pivotal role to play there. You’re going to see that role play out, and their fates will all be resolved by the end of the series—that’s the story that we’re telling. In terms of every little bit of minutiae about the Island itself…there will be questions [left unanswered] after the show [ends].”

LIBBY SAYS HI: Libby’s story will not be wrapped up on the show. Says Damon, “I have learned that if you kill someone off the show, they are less likely to cooperate with you.” Basically, Cynthia Watros is busy until further notice and they can’t explain Libby without her, at least not in any way that shows her story rather than annoyingly tells her story. What’s the takeaway for us fans? Next time you’ve got Damon cornered, don’t waste your breath asking about Libby. Instead, bust his chops about another very important blonde: Claire! Where is that little minx, anyway?

THE SUM IS 108: This one goes out to all the Lostpedians out there. Damon said, “Here’s the story with numbers. The Hanso Foundation that started the Dharma Initiative hired this guy Valenzetti to basically work on this equation to determine what was the probability of the world ending in the wake of the Cuban Missile Crisis. Valenzetti basically deduced that it was 100 percent within the next 27 years, so the Hanso Foundation started the Dharma Initiative in an effort to try to change the variables in the equation so that mankind wouldn’t wipe it itself out.” This information, in more convoluted form, was leaked out via the online games rather than explained on the show itself, says Damon, because, “That would be the worst thing ever. We have to make the show for the hardcore fans who care about the numbers, but we also have to make it for my mom, who just wants Sawyer to take his shirt off.”

SO THERE: While discussing Wolverine and the role of canon in comic adaptations, Damon said, “At the end of the day, you can do anything you want [as a storyteller] so long as it’s cool.” Certainly applies to Lost too, don’t you think?

Source: E!Online

The Official Lost Audio Podcast – Season Finale

Thanks to DocArzts for the heads up on a new podcast from Team Darlton.

Thanks to Salaam for the summary.

– There is mythological advancement in the finale
– The finale has a season 1 feel to it along with season 6
– We will get more information about John Locke and the kill Jacob scenario
– Follow the leader was the first part of the finale
– They joke that jacob is a 60ft tall flaming man
– They hint that sawyer, kate and juliet may get back to the island in a special way.. carlton jokes ‘the magic box?’
– The compass is in a time loop, they refer to it as what came first, the chicken or the egg?
– The video from comic con with Faraday talking to Chang was non-canon, only the show is canon, plus they could not get to that storyline in the actual show
– Faraday was meant to stay on the island instead of going to ann arbor, in this time he was going to try convince chang about the future, instead they sent him to ann arbor because of show constraints etc
– Hurley is a good guy, so is Kate and Lapidus and Sayid maybe a bad guy
– 60ft Flaming Jacob is a good guy
– Damon says that by the end of the incident and the premier of season 6 we will have enough information to theorise well how the whole series will end, as we will get a substantial piece of information in the incident, but then carlton says at the end of season 6 is when we will have enough information.

Ny Post Article

Thanks to Lisa for the heads up.

This season of “Lost” has been the story of how five of the Oceanic 6 – all but young Aaron – returned to the island, which has jumped back in time 30 years.

When four of those five – Jack (Matthew Fox), Kate (Evangeline Lilly), Hurley (Jorge Garcia) and Sayid (Naveen Andrews) — finally are reunited with Sawyer (Josh Holloway), Juliet (Elizabeth Mitchell), Jin (Daniel Dae Kim), Miles (Ken Leung) and the now dead Daniel Faraday (Jeremy Davies) – back on the island, they find themselves 30 years in the past.

Heading into the two-hour season finale on Wednesday, May 13, Sun (Yunjin Kim) is in the present with Ben (Michael Emerson) and Locke (Terry O’Quinn), who are battling over who will lead the island. “In the grand mapping out of things, one would assume Sun has a larger role to play,” says Lindelof.

Jack, Kate, Hurley and Sayid are all in 1977. Sawyer, Juliet, Sun’s husband, Jin, and Miles have made a home for themselves there among The Dharma Initiative, a group that’s set up camp to study the island and construct research facilities. Sawyer, Jin and Miles are all part of Dharma’s security team, but that cover has just been blown.

Dharma has enemies on the island, The Hostiles, so the Initiative is a bit jumpy. The arrival of Jack, Kate, Hurley and Sayid upsets the balance; exposed as outsiders, Sawyer and Juliet are forced to arm themselves and fight their way out.

Meanwhile, Jack and Kate must decide their next course of action.

“There are two mendasar approaches to the show. There’s the Jack approach, which posits that there’s no real explanation for what’s going on. Or there’s the Locke approach, which assumes that everything on the show is happening for a very specific reason. We are very strong supporters of the Locke approach,” says Lindelof.

The reason some folks have traveled back to 1977 was explained by memory-challenged physicist Daniel Faraday (Jeremy Davies). Faraday thinks people might be the variables in time-travel equations. That means it might be possible to diffuse the electromagnetic energy that brought down Oceanic 815 by exploding a hydrogen bomb (named “Jughead”) that just happens to be on the island, allowing the past – and thus the future — to be changed. Faraday dies before he has a chance to test that theory out, now it’s up to Jack, Kate, Sawyer and the rest to decide what to do – try to change the future or let it ride.

“Not everybody is interested in Faraday’s mission,” says Lindelof. “It’s a very divisive issue and one that the audience is feeling too. It would be a big cheat, erasing the last five years of the show, and making it so that we never came to this island in the first place.”

Jack, however, has already expressed interest in Faraday’s mission, while Kate is clear she wants to stick with the life she has. Regardless of what Jack and crew decide, next season will find the show’s core characters all back on the island resolving why they landed on the island in the first place.

In the finale, more will be revealed about such mysterious symbols as the four-toed statue and the Egyptian hieroglyphics, says Lindelof.

The show has been a wild and often confusing ride, but Lindelof and Executive Producer Carlton Cuse say they know exactly where it’s all headed.

“That was a conversation that started back between seasons one and two of the show,” says Lindelof. “We are following the plan pretty much to the letter, although there is room for improvisation.” Lindelof says next season – which will be the Emmy- and Peabody Award-winning series’ last – will bring things full circle.

“Season six will feel a lot like season one,” says Lindelof. “The focus comes back to the characters with whom we began. We’ve been winnowing away everyone else who came along. The Tailies are gone, only Miles [Ken Leung] is left of the Freighter Folk and only Juliet [Elizabeth Mitchell] is left of The Others. We’re getting down to the end now.”

“The metaphor we like to use is that this is a road trip. We know we intend to end up in New York City, but maybe we’ll pick up a hitchhiker or stop at a kafetaria and get drunk along the way,” says Cuse.

“And then linger there for six episodes,” jokes Lindelof.

Source: NY Post

Various Articles And Interviews Regarding The Finale

With so many sites/actors being interviewed etc about tonights Finale I thought it would be simpler to create one post Bandar Ceme Online here and add the various links etc as they come in. Newer articles will be added at the top.

Thanks to Hugo for this interview with Michael Emerson on Los Angeles’ KROQ’s Kevin and Bean show.

http://mytakeontv.wordpress.com/2009/05/13/michael-emerson/

Also, there’s a good interview with him up on TVGuide.com, too!
http://www.tvguide.com/News/Lost-Finale-Emerson-1006009.aspx

Thanks to Altmannia for this audio of Michael Emerson on Preston and Steve in Philadelphia

Thanks to Lorrie for this Michael Emerson Interview on the local Pittsburgh radio station
Interview

Thanks to NoOne for these Two teasers from Damon and Carlton in the Totally Lost Video
-We are going to see something very tall in this episode.
-This episode is going to be very “touching”(Damon says this might be a play at words, where touching may not necessarily mean emotional)

Thanks to Marisa for the following.
Liz Kelly and Jen Chaney talk to “Lost” show runners Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof about the season finale and looming akibat season of the ABC drama.
Cuse audio interview

Thanks to imani08 for the following
This is an interview that ran with Michael Emerson on the Cleveland ABC affiliate. There are clips from the finale, along with some commentary from Emerson.
http://mytakeontv.wordpress.com/2009/05/13/michael-emerson/

Also, there’s a good interview with him up on TVGuide.com, too!
http://www.tvguide.com/News/Lost-Finale-Emerson-1006009.aspx

Thanks to Altmannia for this audio of Michael Emerson on Preston and Steve in Philadelphia

Thanks to Lorrie for this Michael Emerson Interview on the local Pittsburgh radio station
Interview

Thanks to NoOne for these Two teasers from Damon and Carlton in the Totally Lost Video
-We are going to see something very tall in this episode.
-This episode is going to be very “touching”(Damon says this might be a play at words, where touching may not necessarily mean emotional)

Thanks to Marisa for the following.
Liz Kelly and Jen Chaney talk to “Lost” show runners Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof about the season finale and looming akibat season of the ABC drama.
Interview