Dharma In Season 6

Thanks to Congested for this article.

Here’s an article about the use of The University of Michigan’s name in various Hollywood productions and there is a little piece at the end about its use on Lost. The full article can be found here.

…Another critical hit, Lost, wraps up its season with a two-hour show on Wednesday. But unlike House,Lost decided to go ahead with its Michigan connection without any input from the school — a move that at first was a tad unsettling for Doyle, the film office chief.

She found out about it while watching the show.

“I was sitting in the living room with my husband and said ‘Oh my goodness!’ I won’t quote exactly what I said. (It was) more colorful than that,” she said, laughing.

The university talked about it, but opted against reaching out to the Lost producers to discuss the use of the name.

“We decided to let it ride,” Doyle said. “As time goes on, it’s more apparent they’re (the Dharma Initiative) not horrible people.”

But, much like the show itself, they’re plenty mysterious.

According to an “orientation film” played during a past Lost episode, Dharma is described as being the brainchild of the DeGroots, who “imagined a large-scale communal research compound where scientists and freethinkers from around the globe could pursue research in meteorology, psychology, parapsychology” and other disciplines.

During this season, viewers finally are getting a better idea of how Dharma-types lived and worked on the island setting of the show, which through its time-travel trippiness sent its main characters 30 years into the past.

With Dharma at the forefront of the current season, the Michigan references have been coming at a greater frequency, with a Dharma resident in a recent episode threatening to “call Ann Arbor” to settle a dispute.

Lost executive producers Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof stress that the decision to base the Dharma folks at a 1970s-era U of M should be viewed as a compliment. After all, Cuse said, they chose the school because of its reputation as “a real center of intellectuality.”

“There was an incredibly vital university academic community, and we just felt like acknowledging that by making the characters from there was just kind of cool and very sort of appropriate for the time,” he said.

Cuse and Lindelof say to expect the Dharma-Michigan connection to play a significant role as the show heads into next season, its sixth and selesai one.

Source: USA Today

Terry O’quinn On Locke’s Future

Thanks to LostinSC for the following.

Viewers of ABC’s “Lost” saw the body of a dead John Locke in the show’s Season 5 finale Wednesday night. However, a very alive Terry O’Quinn, who plays Locke, was in Spartanburg on Thursday to play in the BMW Charity Pro-Am at Carolina Country Club.

Between holes, O’Quinn was happy to talk to fans about golf, the finale and the fate of his character in the show’s simpulan season, beginning in 2010.

O’Quinn called himself an OK golfer, saying he would be happy with an 85 or under.

“I played well on the front. A little bit rough on the back,” he said as his group neared hole 17.

O’Quinn said he hasn’t seen the finale and didn’t know how the story was edited.

“Don’t tell me,” he joked. “I want to be surprised.”

In the season cliffhanger, a bomb, which could prevent Flight 815 from ever crashing on the mysterious island, was detonated.

As for his character, O’Quinn says he’s really gone. Locke’s dead body was rolled out of a metal box toward the end of the two-hour episode, baffling islanders who had been following a Locke imposter. Exactly who is now occupying Locke’s body wasn’t revealed. O’Quinn said it would be “a good guess” to assume it’s a man seen with the infamous Jacob in the beginning of the episode.

“I think, unfortunately, I think it’s ended for Locke. But I’m still there, as far as I know,” O’Quinn said. “I don’t know how it’s going to end for this other guy. I’m sad. I miss John Locke, poor guy. He was a pawn.”

O’Quinn is gearing up to play a new character when the sixth season begins next year. As for the rest of the story line, he swears he has no idea.

“Your guess is honestly as good as mine is,” he said. “There’s going to be some confrontation that will somehow, I’m guessing, have to do with Jack or Locke or something like that. I think these guys are just setting up good and evil. It’s the way Locke said in the very beginning of the show: One is light and one is dark. Two sides. I think that’s what we’ve got.”

Source: Go Up State

Elizabeth Mitchell Will Not Be Series Regular In Season 6

Update: 16:00 Thanks to RJ for this little update from E!Online.

5:38 a.m.: Someone asks McPherson more about Elizabeth Mitchell, and he says, “She’s a fantastic actress and we’re thrilled to be able to have her do both [Lost and V]…You’ll see her on Lost, but V is her next piece.”

Update: 14:00 At today’s ABC Upfront Presentation they ABC Panel had this to say. “Very grateful to producers of Lost to let Elizabeth Mitchell film V pilot but “I think you will see her on Lost.”

Here are the latest details about Elizabeth Mitchell and her character Juliet and if we will see her again. To be honest I think the writers left it open to see how well her new show V does, but here is Ausiello’s take:

Thanks to Everyone that sent this in.

And now for some news that should surprise no one: ABC is expected to announce tomorrow that it has picked up a reboot of the camptastic ’80s thriller V and that Lost heroine Elizabeth Mitchell is a full-time castmember.

Translation: She will not be returning to Lost as a series regular.

However, before you go declaring Juliet DOA from last week’s detonated hydrogen bomb, I should point out that this piece of scoop comes with a big but attached: Mitchell’s Lost days are not done. Multiple sources confirm that the actress is expected to appear in an unspecified number of episodes next season, so it’s entirely possible Juliet survived Jughead and her absence will be explained in another way. (Check out Doc Jensen’s column this Wednesday for a comprehensive Juliet theorypalooza.)

Source: EW

Posted By: The ODI

Damon Lindelof On Libby, The Numbers, Mr Eko And More

Update: 22nd May Thanks to Linton for these 2 videos of the event in our player which should load a lot better than their player.

Thanks to Craig for these photos from the event.

Thanks to Hugo for the heads up. I’ve not listened to it yet so I’m not sure if there are actually any real spoilers.

NOTE: Be patient as the video seems to take a while to load.

Thanks to The ODI for these early snippets. Hopefully more to come.

1) Lindelof confirmed that they approached Cynthia Watros several times to resolve Libby’s story and she said no
2) They had a FOUR season story arc for Eko and AAA said he did not want to live in Hawaii…

In this episode, our panel delves into the origins of Lost, the unresolved stories of Libby & Mr. Eko, the Lost alternate reality games, the future of Lost in syndication and DVD, the unexplained mysteries of the island and the upcoming simpulan season. Additionally, Lindelof explains the significance of the cursed numbers for the first time in public!

Please note that this is only the second half of our 17th episode. The first part of this episode will be released in its normal production order in just a few weeks!

Source: Comic on Comics

Getting Lost From Tv Guide

Featured here in the latest installment of TVGuide.com’s Getting Lost video series:

• I start off with a reminder about some Very good news (with a capital V).
• Leaping ahead in time a bit — as a Lostie is prone to do — I had Menang Ceme to wonder: Are the producers locked into what the series’ jawaban scene will be, when Lost signs off in May 2010? Carlton Cuse gives me an update.
• Who is the “they” Jacob warned Un-Locke about? I share your top two theories.
• Similarly, this week’s Burning Question tackles another case of uncertain identity

Source: TV Guide

Latest From Ausiello About Season 6

*UPDATED* Added a little tidbit about Elizabeth Mitchell

Not much but here you go. Enjoy!

Question: This is probably a long shot, but got any Lost scoop? –Jeff

Ausiello: Yeah, having Lost scoop in late May is about as unlikely as me combing through my old transcripts and finding an unused Damon Lindelof quote pertaining to the show’s series finale. OMG, looky here: “We’ve been planning out the selesai season for four years now. And of all the talks we have had about the show, [reuniting all the castaways] is the subject that has come up the most. The ending was almost where we began, and we had to figure out how to get there. It’s like a wedding where the reception is the part that requires the most planning and is the most fun to plan. We’ve exchanged our vows and I am ready to go party.”

Question: Realistically, how many episodes of Lost do you think Elizabeth Mitchell will be in next year? –Derek

Ausiello: My gut is telling me we’ll see her in two episodes max. But my gut has been wrong before. Oh, who am I kidding, no it hasn’t.

Source: EW

Lost Masterminds Carlton Cuse And Damen Lindelof Dop Hints About How Abc Hit Drama Will End

Thanks to The ODI for the heads up. Nothing major but better than nothing whilst we await the spoilers to start coming in 🙂

Lost masterminds Carlton Cuse and Damen Lindelof dop hints about how ABC hit drama will end

Jun 2 2009

Lost masterminds Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse have been dropping hints about how the show will end next spring.

Among the mysteries unravelled in the very last episode will be the significance of the four-toed statue, what the Smoke Monster really is and who the skeletons in the cave were.

(We reckon Egyptian fertility goddess Taweret, conscience and Penny & Desmond respectively, for what it’s worth!)

Says Cuse: “The end of the show will be a combination of trying to answer mysteries the audience still cares about, such as the statue and the Smoke Monster.

“We’ll also be answering the skeletons in the cave question. We will answer the questions we feel are important and central to the plot.

“At the same time we will be trying to tell redemption stories about the characters. These characters do indeed have a destiny.

Source: Sunday Mercury

Latest From Ausiello

Thanks to NoOne for the heads up.

Question: I miss Claire on Lost. Emilie de Ravin is such a great actress. Will she be back for all of next season? –Kelly
Ausiello: Yes! After sitting out last season, de Ravin will return as a full-time series regular for Lost’s sixth and selesai season, Team Darlton confirms. “Damon and I are very excited to bring Claire back to the show,” says Carlton Cuse, “and even more excited for people to experience just how she will return.” And even more exciting that that? Experiencing Doc Jensen’s theory on how she’ll return. Take it away, DJ:

“Any scenario that brings Claire back to Lost must address the mysterious circumstances of her disappearance at the end of Season 4, in which many of us were led to believe that she was as dead — or rather, undead — as the Ghost Christian that’s been haunting The Island since Season 1. So here’s one thought: Juliet changed time in the season finale by detonating Jughead, and Season 6 will tell the story of the new timeline, one in which Claire is alive. Another thought: In light of the revelation that John Locke was actually a supernatural impostor for half of Season 5, perhaps in Season 6, we’ll get a storyline in which Claire just emerges out of the jungle, with no memory of what happened to her — just like Season 1 — and we and the castaways will be left to wonder: Is this the real Claire or another impostor infiltrating them a la Locke? Heck, maybe that’s going to be major idea of next season: Who’s really alive and who’s really (un)dead? It really will be the fabled! zombie season of Lost!” Thanks a million, Doc!

Source: EW

Latest From Ausiello

Thanks to NoOne for the heads up.
Note: I’ve added a link to Ausiello’s text to the story we broke yesterday, as Ausiello seems to deny the existence of DarkUFO 🙂

Question: I’m pretty sure I saw you at the Renegade Craft Fair in Brooklyn last weekend. You’re even cuter in person! With that said, can you give me anything on Lost? –Sean
Ausiello: I was hoping I’d have an excuse to run this question, and my prayers were answered last night when this piece of scoop fell in my lap: Contrary to what a loose-lipped agency assistant Twittered yesterday, no deals are in place for any season 1 Lost alums to return for the show’s sixth and tamat season. That said, I can confirm that Team Darlton is checking the availability of several MVPs. My guess: We’ll get the official scoop on who’s returning at Comic-Con next month.

Source: EW