Dear LOST,I try to avoid any media or news connected to LOST outside of the viewing or dicussion with friends of the episodes themselves, but this little nugget is too much in my geeky pop cultural wheelhouse to ignore. A copy/paste of the GeeksOfDoom report follows...
Especially when that guy was in the hatch!
P.S. Do you know FLASHFORWARD?
In the letter, Lucas speaks about how he didn’t exactly know where he was heading with Star Wars and how impressive it is to create such a complex show yet still keep track of everything they had done since day one. He even shares the secret to this success as it worked on Lost and Star Wars, explaining that you just really need some “father issues” and homages to previous stories.Congratulations on pulling off an amazing show.And what did producer Damon Lindelof have to say about the kind words from Lucas? What any one of us would say if such a man complimented us so emphatically: “I just want to apologize to Mr. George Lucas for everything I said about the prequels.”
Don’t tell anyone … but when ‘Star Wars’ first came out, I didn’t know where it was going either. The trick is to pretend you’ve planned the whole thing out in advance. Throw in some father issues and references to other stories — let’s call them homages — and you’ve got a series.
In six seasons, you’ve managed to span both time and space, and I don’t think I’m alone in saying that I never saw what was around the corner. Now that it’s all coming to an end, it’s impressive to see how much was planned out in advance and how neatly you’ve wrapped up everything. You’ve created something really special. I’m sad that the series is ending, but I look forward to seeing what you two are going to do next.
"Let's call them homages..." (So that my smoke monster legal team won't rip out your throats. =) I wonder who in the creative team is a STAR WARS fanboy. Or maybe no one is and they just did good writers' research? In any case, I really do think there have been some scenes in the show, particularly in finales, that are directly lifted from the original trilogy, too. Sometimes it'll be like deja vu, other times it's more about the flow or pace of an episode. Frack. I can't pick a specific scene out now, but I seem to remember the deja vu hitting me several times in the season 5 finale.
Heh. All of those Sawyer references to STAR WARS. "Some Like It Hoth." And "Who the hell's Anakin?" Too frickin funny. =)
Keep on keepin on~