I don't think I'm alone in saying that Lost
is my favorite new show of the season. I also don't think I'm alone in appreciating the brilliance that once was Batman: The Animated Series
One of the things that makes both shows so good--the writing staffs. Lost features at least one veteran from Buffy
, David Fury. But also of interest is Paul Dini, who served as executive producer for Batman: The Animated Series
and is a writer for Lost. (He wrote last week's episode focusing on Charlie). Dark Horizons has posted an intriguing report on a convention appearance by Dini
that discusses some things that will happen tonight and in coming weeks. Be warned, it has some SPOILERs about things.
A couple of intriguing things that caught my eye...
- The show is filmed widescreen, but ABC chooses not to show it that way. It will be widescreen when the DVDs come out--and there are DVDs planned.
- Paul said that each writer drew names from a hat. Three names were chosen by each writer. That writer then went off to write the character's history and back story. Paul's character's are John Locke, Sawyer and Sun [Daniel Day Kim's wife]. Paul said that Locke was based off of the real life philosopher John Locke.
- Jack was originally planned to be killed off in the two hour pilot. The plan was to have someone famous play him and then kill him off before the middle of the second hour. The team talked about getting Michael "Batman" Keaton, however, Paul wasn't sure if they ever made it to the point of approaching him.
- A question was asked about the time period that seems to be mentioned on the show each week. Paul said that they want the viewer to be very aware of the amount of time spent on the island. The entire first season will take one month of pseudo island time
Man, I'm lovin' this show....
posted by Michael Hickerson at 11/10/2004 01:22:00 PM