By EdHIll|Friday, September 29, 2006 | 6:37 pm | 31 Comments
As a Lost fan seeing all the other fall shows premiering during the month of September just makes me feel like a kid that Christmas forgot, what with the season of Lost not premiering until October 4th. Might as well stick me on the island of misfit toys with the squirt gun that shoots jam, or the doll that… what the hell was wrong with that doll anyway?
But why the long wait you ask? Oh there’s a reason. ABC has completely revamped the Lost season, and we even have a special Lost video revealing some of the biggest mysteries of the game before the season even starts. It’s so good in fact, it may even be enough to hold us over for one more excruciating week. Find out more after the jump.
If you are a Lost fanatic like me you took with both relief and annoyance the announcement that the new season wouldn’t start until October 4th. Annoying because it’s so far into the fall season before it starts, but good because they have also decided to radically reorganize schedule so there will be no repeats. That’s right this season Lost will be split into two “mini seasons” where we get a short 6 episode season starting October fourth ending with a big cliffhanger, then a 13 week hiatus while another show takes over its slot. Finally, Lost will return in February with it’s remaining 16 episodes. Each “mini season” will have it’s own narrative arc from beginning to end. A radical idea that I think will make for a better season. I am of course assuming that at some point during both these mini seasons Charlie will act like a prick, Kate will be a huge cokctease and Michael will call out for his son in an enthusiastic way.
Also, as many Lost fans know, this summer ABC have created a marketing campaign for the new season of Lost via an online webgame. I mentioned it some of my recaps from last season. Unfortunately I decided to spend my summer going to the beach and watching Project Runway and haven’t had time to play it. I always thought I’d just wait until the end of August and play it all in one weekend. Unfortunately the game was time sensitive and many of the websites and clues given are already defunct. The game was a long complex one that utilized real world events, fake TV commercials, and fake websites. It also included some not so subtle commercial tie in’s with Jeep, Sprite and Monster.com. And of course who can forget the excruciatingly bad fake TV interview on Jimmy Kimel Live. If you want the full intricacies of the Lost game revealed go here.
And of course of you cannot wait until next Wednesday, then I have something special for you, brought to my attention by TVgasm reader Staciatrix. One of the big “prizes” of the webgame is it reveals 70 disparate video clips that when put together through collection of 70 “glyphs” on the website www.hansoexposed.com (trust me, this game is complicated) it reveals a six and a half minute Dharma Initiative video clip.
The video is amazing. It reveals some of the biggest mysteries of the show so far. The video is hosted by the mysterious Alvar Hanso himself and tells us the history of the Dharma initiative, the reason for why it was created and what the purpose of it is. It also tells us, finally, what the numbers mean and why they have been broadcast over the airwaves of the pacific for the last 40 or so years.