But, while I'm here I figured I would post about a few things!
8/4 Updated - I have embedded a teaser clip from the Epilogue on the Season 6 and Complete Series DVD/Blu-Ray Sets!
LOST Related Stuff
- Season 6 DVD/Blu-Ray - Release date is 8/24. There will be 12-14 minute epilogue attached to both Season 6 and The Complete Series discs. Rumor has it that it will include Hurley and Ben and a glimpse at what their Island reign looked like. I have also heard rumors of Walt being in this. There have also been rumors that there will be 20 minutes total of LOST Footage. Possibly some other things answering questions that we have long asked. The big ones that I have read or heard the producers talk about are DHARMA Food Drops and Why pregnant women died on the Island. I'm not sure if these answers will come in the form of Q&A's with the producers or if there will be actual footage. But I understand that with the route they went with season 5 and season 6, some of these questions really couldn't be answered in the course of the main show. It would be cool if they were able to film some extra stuff for the DVD. Don't forget the LOST Encyclopedia comes out the same day! There definitely will be a blog posting some time after both of these items are released. And much more discussion to be had!
- LOST Rewatches - I tried to work my way through season 6 again just to see how the Flash Sideways holds up. I still think it does very well. Yeah, maybe it is a little drawn out once you know what they are, but they did drop clues here and there. Charlie asking if he was dead on the flight, Sawyer watching Little House and them pondering what happens when you die, etc... I'm on the LAST Recruit, so maybe I can wrap that up! (or maybe I'll just wait for my blu-rays!) I have watched the series finale 2 times since it aired. And, I will say that I was moved both additional times I watched it. It holds up for me. Great great close to a great great show! I do plan to watch seasons 1-6 in their entirety, but right now it just seems too soon for me. I can't even fathom doing it! This might be because there are so many other shows that I have wanted to watch for so long but my LOST obsession kept me from doing it! (Finished BSG this past Sunday! WOW, I can't believe I was missing out on that for so long!! Great show, and if anyone wants to discuss it, maybe we can find a way here without spoiling anyone else.) Anyway, I am not sure how much I'll post during my LOST Re-watch, but you never know when I'll get inspired!
- 12 Emmy Nominations - A HUGE congratulations to everyone involved with LOST for scoring 12 nominations for the final season! (and if you include the online documentary about DHARMA, 13 nominations!) Best Drama category is tough this year, but for LOST to be included 5 out of 6 years (I still argue that with Through the Looking Glass, it should have been nominated for season 3 too), it's just an amazing feat. But how about the acting nods? Yeah, no surprise that Terry O'Quinn and Michael Emerson got there deserved nods. But MATTHEW FOX?! That is awesome. Outstanding Lead Actor nomination. There is no one in the cast that deserves it more. His character has gone on such a crazy ride through the 6 seasons. And it was enough for many fans to start hating him. He was always a favorite character of mine! Allison Janney and Elizabeth Mitchell scored Guest Actress Nominations as well. And we can't forget Michael Giacchino for his fabulous score, Jack Bender for his fabulous directing, Damon and Carlton for their fabulous finale script, etc... For a full list of nominations check here.
8/4 Update - Here is the teaser clip of the LOST Epilogue: "The New Man in Charge"
That's it for LOST stuff right now. I'm not ready to start writing about the show again just yet. I want to see what the DVD/Blu-ray has in store for us! Then we can start griping about questions that were never answered!
I am still pondering where I will focus my future blogging efforts. There are a few potential shows coming out, but I have learned my lesson with the FlashForward blog. Nothing is a certifiable sure thing. I have pondered having a site where I will just post about anything I am watching whenever I have the time to post something (even if it's something that already aired like BSG). But, I need a good name for that blog and am open to ideas! (Update: I have secured the URL for a new blog. There are no updates there and it is a work in progress but I think it will work for what I'm looking to do! http://www.tvaddictsblog.com). I figured I would wait to see what generates some big buzz at Comic-Con. In our 600 comments on the finale, we bounced around ideas on some shows: The Event, No Ordinary Family, Terra Nova. We'll see what happens! But with my above idea, this would allow me to post about already established shows, such as Fringe, which I absolutely love! But of course, I just don't know how much time I'll have to do all of this. Anyway, I just wanted to let you all know that I'm still thinking about it. And stay tuned!
So that's all I have for now folks. Hope you're all having a great POST-LOST summer. If you're still reading, I look forward to further discussions in the comments with all of you! And with that, the floor is yours! NAMASTE!