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

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Update 23:00: Thanks to SCI FI Wire write up

Update 22:00: Thanks to buffyfan145 for the heads up on this write up up from Doc Jensen.

Update 21:15: “LOST” producers talk jawaban season

Update: Holloway says Sawyer’s leader days are over and Sawyer’s state of mind post-Juliet is “destroyed.” He will be “salty” and angry again.

1) Parallel with S1 and S6 – DL confirms many characters from season one!
CC: Says there is a way of discovery that they will have in play in S6
2) Faraday confirmed for S6!!
3) Will we see flashbacks to characters’ childhood? CC says S6 will be different. CC won’t describe what that point of difference is.
4) Richard Alpert’s backstory is “involved”
5) DL: Juliet WILL be in jawaban season.
6) Q: Is Man in Black’s name “Esau?” Emerson: Might be too literal–but I like the way your mind works.
7) Food drop in S2 finale might be covered… DL: “Something we’ll try to address.”
8) We won’t see much DHARMA in S6
9) Jacob has NOT appeared as another character on the show.
10) Dominic Monaghan appeared on the panel!!!!

Panel over

Source: DarkUFO