Lost News Update – October 17th, 2007

A couple of things worth pointing out, some of which are spoiler-esque (nothing too, too bad IMO):

Warning, Possible Spoilers!!

*Kristin Dos Santos of E!Online had a couple of interesting items related to Season 4 -

Wendell in Miami: The “radio silence” is killing me! Do you have anything at all to report on Lost?
That makes two of us! I can only tell you that Robin Weigert, who plays Juliet’s cancer-kickin’ (or did she?) sister, Rachel, has a gut feeling she’s going to be back on the show. Robin told me during a visit to her new show, Life, that although nothing has been set in stone: “I think that character will definitely be back at some point, as I think will all of the flashback characters, because there will inevitably be a point when people reconnect. We’ve seen a flash-forward which shows some folks have made it off the island, reconnect with their loved ones. Beyond that, I don’t know.”

Dos Santos goes on to also comment about the potential (most say inevitable) writer’s strike and how that could effect Lost for this season:

The good news is that the Lost writers didn’t take much of a break at all between seasons, and production started in July as usual, despite the delayed season-premiere launch date. So, if the strike does go down, Lost might be one of the few shows we’ll still be seeing after the other series’ eps run dry.

So, good news for us Lost fans, bad news for most other shows…

*As many of you already know, actor Fisher Stevens is joining Lost as the character Minkowski, who we last heard speaking with Jack at the end of Season 3 on Naomi’s phone.

*Variety.com has an article about Lost, featuring an interview with Lindelof and Cuse, that provides pretty good insight into the long wait we are all up against for Season 4, as well as the thought process of the producers and writers related to the finite number of episodes left and how they go about planning the remainder of the show.

One particular line I found interesting alludes to Ben originally only being scheduled to be in 3 episodes of Season 2, but that Emerson’s performance was so powerful his role has grown to where it is now. That has to make writing for a show like Lost extremely difficult. Obviously Cuse and Lindelof know in general where things are going and how they end, but the canvas must really be open in terms of how they get there.

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12 Responses to Lost News Update – October 17th, 2007

  1. DocH says:

    - I didn’t see a spoiler in there (nice work Will). Anyone with any sense knew we would see Rachel again because, Ben’s leverage with sis is Juliets’ white whale. That gaping storyline has to be plugged. Now if the actress said she’d be back in S#E## and that her cancer was never cured and that the kid we saw was adopted – that would be a spoiler. Of course any data from Kristin @ E! needs to be taken with a grain of salt. She’s a gossip of the most unreliable kind.
    - As for Ben being written up from 3 eps to an Emmy god. The prods’ already mentioned that a year ago,
    - I think that the top ten contributors here could probably write the rest of the shows, if the writers decide to strike.
    (spoiler note: if you haven’t seen “The Sixth Sense” and plan to, don’t read the “Variety” article ref’d above).

  2. any four word phrase says:

    lets just go ahead and write the shows… If they strike…bada bing we’re in.

  3. Will says:

    [quote comment="123265"]- I didn’t see a spoiler in there (nice work Will). Anyone with any sense knew we would see Rachel again because, Ben’s leverage with sis is Juliets’ white whale. That gaping storyline has to be plugged. Now if the actress said she’d be back in S#E## and that her cancer was never cured and that the kid we saw was adopted – that would be a spoiler. Of course any data from Kristin @ E! needs to be taken with a grain of salt. She’s a gossip of the most unreliable kind.
    - As for Ben being written up from 3 eps to an Emmy god. The prods’ already mentioned that a year ago,
    - I think that the top ten contributors here could probably write the rest of the shows, if the writers decide to strike.
    (spoiler note: if you haven’t seen “The Sixth Sense” and plan to, don’t read the “Variety” article ref’d above).[/quote]
    DocH, what I find most interesting is when you really consider the aggregate of things like Ben originally scheduled in 3 episodes, Juliet only scheduled for a few episodes initially and that Jack was going to die in the pilot, etc. etc. it really makes you wonder how often continuity is shifted as it relates to the characters we see.

  4. DocH says:

    I concur with Will. Some roles hit very creative strings in writers/performers hearts and produce synergy for the entire saga. Other roles are like a half cooked pancake sliding down a tile wall (Nikki/Paolo). Not appealing and no one will buy it. Hence EXPOSE – cut the losses and run… though I’d like to revisit or tie-in the Billy Dee Williams character somewhere down the road (even as inside-LOST joke).

    I think the creators of LOST visit quality sites like this frequently – as a barometer for their work. They probably take the rational opinion expressed here seriously. All of the “I hate Ben” & “Ben is truly evil” talk was the feedback they needed to extend the role. Not because we expressed that opinion, but because we expressed it so passionately. The same role kharma extended to Juliet.

    Who knows? The Minkowski (evil?) character that is supposed to be introduced in Season 4 may have originally been scheduled to be introduced at the termination of the three part Ben Linus role, two years ago. There is your flex/shift in continuity and story-telling.

  5. lost chicka says:

    i’ve read all that already on dark ufo (another good lost site). and yah, the writers do sorta switch the storyline if the fans don’t like it which will be impossible this season (4) to do.

    well, since we’re in the spoiler-ish mood here, and i just read the new tv guide which had some interesting lost articles….
    **Spoilerish**
    - the fourth ep is a kate centric ep.
    - there’s a plane on the island in one of the pics, but it’s not oceanic 815.

  6. The Review Master says:

    Interesting link here – (sorry in Italian) but do a google translation of the article: (wider than the page)
    http://www.televisionando.it/articolo/the-sleep-of-reason-un-esperimento-italiano-di-web-fiction/2536/

    I read something interesting in the translation about this being compared or something to do with the lost experience: – But maybe my translation was bad?

    What is suggested is that this could be a subversive production company, no production notes, no bios – mysterious. Also it claims the link sites are like the lost experience – Linked?? perhaps, copying?? maybe, an interesting new experimentation?? possibly. Any thoughts welcome (or a better translation) -
    Whatever it is is seems to be backed by Studio Universal. Are the lost producers in any way linked to Studio universal?

  7. Skooter says:

    I can’t wait for Season 4 – It’s time for Jack and Kate!! Woo Hoo!!

  8. Anon says:

    Whoops! Will Jin be the next character who gets killed off?

    ‘Lost’ actor Daniel Dae Kim arrested
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071026/ap_on_en_tv/lost_actor

  9. ANON2 says:

    I saw on a different LOST website that after his recent DUI… they are referring to his character as — “Gin”.

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