Monday, September 22, 2008

New Theory: The Tempest, Tectonics & The Volcano

For those of you who are interested in some Lost theorizing during this long hiatus between seasons, I have posted an in-depth look at The Tempest station and the island's volcano over on DocArzt's site.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Stand Up To Cancer: Contest Winner (Lost on DVD)

Congratulations to fellow Lostie and blog reader June Harper, who won a season of LOST on DVD (the season of her choice)! As requested, she emailed me after making a contribution to Stand Up To Cancer by September 15, and her name was drawn from among the others who did the same.

Thank you very much to everyone who made a donation of any kind. The opportunities to contribute to this essential cause are ongoing, including the purchase of personalized video messages (and posters, scripts, etc.) from your favorite actors on Lost via!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Unofficial Season 5 Promo Video

UPDATE: Apparently this is not an official video, but rather a very well edited piece created by a fan. Oh well.

A new official Lost promo from ABC has surfaced. Although it does not feature any new footage, check out the very last scene; what appears to be the new Season 5 logo with the city of Sydney (and possibly LA?)...

Friday, September 12, 2008

Dharma Wants You: Custom Test - Name That Tune

For those of you who are playing along with the Octagon Global Recruiting/Dharma Wants You alternate reality game, I have created a custom quiz featuring lyrics from songs titled with Lost character names.

If you are registered and log in to take my test, I will receive 50 Dharma Points. Given that I have not been very successful with the first four official Dharma tests, I am not really concerned with earning points, as I am certainly not in contention to be 'recruited.' So just have fun with it!

And if you created a quiz as well, feel free to leave the link as a comment so that we can apply our random knowledge to YOUR test...

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Character Spotlight: Matthew Abaddon

Let's face it, Lance Reddick is everywhere. Some of us were first introduced to his intimidating mug on Oz and The Wire, most of us are unsure about his mysterious/nefarious role on Lost, and now he's one of the lead characters on Fringe.

So what better time to feature a character spotlight on Matthew Abaddon...


Locke encountered Abaddon while in rehab recovering from the injuries sustained when daddy pushed him out of the window. Abaddon appeared to be working at the facility, but we all know that his true profession calls for tailored suits. It was at this hospital where Abaddon introduced the idea of a walkabout for Locke, who was paralyzed and in a wheelchair at the time. He alluded to have taken one himself, and that it was a life altering experience.

It is important to note that Abaddon made reference to 'owing him one' should they meet again in the future after Locke took the walkabout.
  1. Will Locke encounter or seek out Abaddon after leaving the island?
  2. Did Abaddon have anything to do with Locke's fate, with the crash of Flight 815?
  3. Was he working with Richard Alpert to recruit Locke?
  4. Does Locke's off-island Bentham identity have anything to do with Abaddon?
  5. Did Abaddon's own walkabout happen to take place on a certain island?


Abaddon was responsible for overseeing the team that Naomi would accompany on the freighter to the island: Daniel Faraday, Frank Lapidus, Charlotte Lewis and Miles Straume. Their mission appeared to be the capture of Ben Linus and disabling of lethal gasses, but Keamy and the mercenaries had other plans.
  1. Why was Abaddon so insistent that there were no survivors from Flight 815?
  2. How does he know about the survivors on the island? Was he informed by Ben or one of his off-island cronies?
  3. Was Abaddon employed by or working with Charles Widmore, Dharma or Oceanic?
  4. Did Abaddon also deploy Keamy & co. to kill everyone on the island?

After being rescued and dubbed one of the Oceanic 6, Hurley was arrested and placed in the mental institution where he'd previously spent time. Abaddon paid Hurley a visit under the guise of an Oceanic attorney, although once again it was clear that he was lying. Abaddon offered Hurley an 'upgrade' on his current situation, but Hurley had no intention of leaving.

It was when Abaddon inquired of Hurley if "they were still alive" that things became far more interesting and uncomfortable.
  1. Was Abaddon referring to those who were left behind on the island (including Flight 815ers, Juliet, etc.), or the Freighter Four?
  2. Where was Abaddon hoping to relocate Hurley?
  3. Did Abaddon visit any of the other Oceanic 6, just as Locke/Bentham did?
  4. Is it mere coincidence that Abaddon a) took an interest in Locke before he crashed on the island and then b) appeared after the Oceanic 6 rescue at the very institution where Locke's mother was treated for schizophrenia?
What's In a Name?

There are plenty of Biblical interpretations of and theories about the name Abaddon, but at this point I will leave that research to those who are interested in delving further...

Friday, September 5, 2008

Did You Stand Up to Cancer w/the Cast of LOST?

Even if you didn't tune in the Stand Up To Cancer benefit show last week, there is still time to make a contribution.

(video courtesy of TheODI)

And please let me know if you make a donation in any amount; your name will be entered to win Season 4 of LOST on DVD! Deadline is September 15.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

LOST, From the Beginning (on Sci Fi & G4)

For those of you who are interested in watching Lost from Season 1 on again or convincing someone to start watching, now is your chance.

Beginning September 15, Lost will air on both G4 and the Sci Fi Channel.

Episodes airing on G4 (Lost in 2.0) will feature on-screen commentary, but Sci Fi will air them as is in 4 episode blocks every Monday from 7pm-11pm.

Locke Sighting!

This isn't considered a spoiler because obviously we are going to see Locke leading the island next season before leaving it and becoming Bentham...

My friend Kristen was in Oahu with her friend Karina last week when they came upon the filming of a scene for a Season 5 episode of Lost, on the northern side of the island. Terry O'Quinn was nice enough to chat with them and pose for a photo!