New LOST Poster for Season 5

This is the new LOST poster posted earlier tonight on Ain’t It Cool News. I really love this poster. On the one side, you have Ben, Sayid, Kate, Jack, Sun, Hurley and Desmond. On the other, Locke, Charlotte, Sawyer, Juliet, Daniel and Miles.

The people on the right side all seem to be looking for something. Locke is looking for his purpose. Charlotte is looking for her past (remember when we got the hint last season that she had been on the island before?), Sawyer is just trying to figure out where he fits in. Juliet is looking for a way to leave. Daniel is looking for answers for what the heck the island is. Miles is looking for …well, that’s a little tough. On the one hand he’s looking for some money (probably a gambling debt is my guess), but he sure does have a unique insight to all the dead folks walking around.

I’m not sure how to classify the people on the left side of the poster. They’re all strong-willed, or have grown so because of their time on the island.

What do you think of that poster?

via AICN (Thanks to John)

Lost News: More hours and No Spinoff

Recent Lost News:

Lost adds hours to the final two seasons: Lost originally was going to run for 16 hours for each of the last two seasons, but since the writer’s strike happened, they’ve extended each season by one more hour. Read about it at the Hollywood Reporter. (Thanks to Kali.Amanda)

There won’t be a Lost spinoff: The showrunners for Lost have stated that they’re going to finish the Lost story, and that’ll be it. So don’t be looking for a Sawyer spinoff, or a wacky Hurley sitcom. Read about it at

Lost: The Video Game Details revealed

Electronic gaming monthly has more details on Ubisoft’s Lost video game.   The central character of the game isn’t one of the main characters from the show.  You’ll play a photo-journalist with amnesia, trying to figure out what happened to your memory, and why you’re on the island.   You’ll interact with the main characters from the show, dodge The Others andThe Smoke Monster, and solve puzzles along the way.

The game’s story was plotted by Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof, the executive producers for LOST, and it’s due out early next year.

Via Gaming Target.

The Business Behind ‘Lost’

Lost The Game

The New York Times is running an article that discusses the merchandising and business behind ‘Lost’, which is a lot larger than I had imagined.

The article talks about the many products that have been created for the show. I thought it was interesting that some of the books by other authors were books that which Lindelof didn’t like very much. ABC merchandising commissioned them. So, they created Bad Twin the book we saw Sawyer reading last year, and put hints about what was going on in the show in there.

There’s Lost – The Game, Lost T-shirts, trading cards, Lost figurines (created by Todd McFarlane), Lost puzzles, and more.

As previously mentioned, they’re writing 13 Webisodes for Lost, and the article talks a bit about the other shows (CSI, 24, The Office) that are doing, or wanting to do the same thing.

Well worth reading.

Toronto Star: LOST DVD good, but not as good as last year

The Toronto Star’s TV critic, Malene Arpe writes that the Lost – The Complete Second Season is good, but not as good as last year, and bemoans the fact that there aren’t any new clues or answers to what the heck is happening on the island.

Well, that’s true. Malene does like the UK Promo, though, and does like the DVD overall.

Read the review for yourself.

Finding LOST: The Unofficial Guide

Amanda Cuda has she’s written about her encounter with Nikki Stafford, the author of the upcoming book Finding Lost: The Unofficial Guide. They talk about their obsession with reading the books referenced in LOST, such as A Wrinkle in Time, Watership Down: A Novel, and The Third Policeman.

Nikki’s book hasn’t been published yet, but if you’re an obsessed LOST fan, you might want to preorder it.

LOST Apollo Candy Bars on EBay

A few weeks ago, ABC went to several places in the country to give away Apollo Candy Bars, which is all part of the “LOST Experience” they’ve been running all summer. The LOST Experience, for those of you who haven’t been following it, is a series of websites, live events, and other activities that….. well, basically give people something to do while they’re waiting for LOST to start up again.

The fake website that ABC set up for the Apollo candy bars told people to meet at certain locations to pick up candy bars. At at least one event, they showed pilots for two of the shows they are going to start this fall: “Ugly Betty” and “Men in Trees”, but no Apollo candy bars.

The person I spoke to about this didn’t hang around until the candy bars showed up, so I’m guessing that some marketing genius thought it was a good idea to make people sit in front of the new shows before giving people their “rewards”.

This might be a way of getting those wasted hours back, or it just might be a way to get some money while they can (maybe both), but it looks like people are selling Apollo Candy Bars on EBay.

Via TV Squad