Damon Lindelof Interview At Paramount’s Dvd Launch Party For Star Trek

Bandar CemeThanks to Stegrelo for the heads up. Nothing much new I’m afraid.

Unexpected dish from ‘Lost’ creator Damon Lindelof falls like manna from heaven.

You never know when it’s coming. When it does, you have all the answers you were seeking. Such was the case in Hollywood at Paramount’s DVD launch party for ‘Star Trek,’ which Lindelof produced with his old ‘Lost’ friend J.J. Abrams.

“We have written 112 episodes, with about 9 more to go. We have come this far, so just trying not to screw it up,” Lindelof told AOL at the ‘Star Trek’ event. “We really want the focus in the last year to be on the original castaways that we have been following since the beginning. But that doesn’t mean there won’t be a couple new flavors in the m├⌐lange. There are a couple new faces, but not as many as there have been in past seasons.”

Those new faces will include John Hawkes (of ‘Deadwood’ and ‘Eastbound and Down’) as Lennon, a scruffy and charismatic foreign corporate spokesperson, and a cunning negotiator, wielding more influence than someone in his position should. They also include Sheila Kelley, best known from ‘LA Law,’ as Kendall, an intellectual beauty with a sharp edge to her wit who is caught committing corporate espionage and has to lie her way out.

A variety of several former cast members — including Ian Somerhalder, Dominic Monaghan and Elizabeth Mitchell ΓÇô have been confirmed to make return appearances.

“Obviously, we have 18 hours over which to do the ending. I feel we have found the right pace,” Lindelof continued. “You only have so much room in your stomach to eat, and you have to digest sometimes too. So we’re trying to modulate the season so it doesn’t feel like you’re waiting, getting little meals, then you get one big meal. It’s a flow of courses. You will probably get a little more than you were expecting a little sooner than you were expecting.”

Since ‘Lost’s’ premiere in 2004, the show has gone through five seasons of metaphors, islands sinking, smoke monsters, The Others, and walking dead men. Its simpulan season begins reportedly in January. Now that the end is here, it feels “amazing,” Lindelof says.

“I can’t believe we’re going to be able to end the show on our own terms,” he says. “To be able to cancel something yourself is a rare treat in the TV biz. And there are no excuses. We get to do the ending on our own terms, and hopefully people will like it.”

More ‘Lost’ dish came from Lindelof to other outlets:

To E! Online: “The questions that count will be answered, and the questions that the fans don’t want answered won’t be answered, but I think what they’re looking for is a real sense of resolution, particularly on a character level. Who’s going to live, who’s going to die, who’s going to hook up with who, why were they all brought here in the first place, was it arbitrary, is there meaning behind it? That’s the kind of stuff [we] have to answer, or [we] should be prepared to get rocks thrown at [us].”

To TV Guide Magazine: “All I can say is that we’ve spent the last five years answering the question, ‘Were you guys making it up as you go along?’ ‘Do you know what you’re doing?’ It’s a great comfort to know that in about six months people will stop asking us that question. They’ll basically say ‘You were making it up as you go along,’ or they’ll go ‘Wow, you really had a plan.'”

Lindelof also said: “What we don’t want to do … is explain what our intention was. At a certain point, it doesn’t matter what our intention was, and we want the fans to vigorously debate certain aspects of the show. Some things will be very conclusive, other things people will think are more conclusive than we meant them and some will be more ambiguous than we meant them, but it wouldn’t be Lost if five years from now people weren’t still arguing over what they wanted it to be.”

Source: AOLTV

Jacob And The Man In Black Are Not The Epitome Of What Lost Is

Bandar Ceme OnlineGiven all the time Lost has spent lately on Jacob (Mark Pellegrino) and the Man in Black (Terry O’Quinn), you might think they’re the key to the show or something. They’re not.

“It would be mis-categorizing to think this is the epitome of what Lost is,” executive producer Damon Lindelof tells TVGuide.com. “Obviously the island was there before these babies were born, and lots of things were going on before they came there. What those stories are isn’t relevant to the story we told, which is the crash of Oceanic 815 and what the ultimate fates of the survivors are.”

Okay, but in that case, why so much attention on the dueling brothers? Your guess is as good as ours. The penultimate episode, which Lindelof screened last week at an event in Los Angeles, still leaves plenty of questions unanswered going into the 2 ┬╜-hour finale (airing Sunday at 9/8c). Lindelof’s explanation of what to expect echoes a line Jacob delivered to the Man in Black in the Season 5 finale: “It only ends once. Anything that happens before that is just progress.”

“I wish that we could say that the finale is going to be enormously definitive,” Lindelof says. “We found that when we told people that we’ve got definitive answers coming, it’s not as definitive as the fans want it to be, therefore there’s this ongoing and vociferous debate about what things mean.

“All we can say is: Lost is only ending once,” he adds. “There’s only one finale. There’s not a question mark at the end of the end. There’s not a dot, dot, dot. This is our story and it’s over. Hopefully there’s going to be a lot of interpretation in its wake.”

Whatever the ending, Lindelof is grateful to have made it this far, he says.

“This was a pilot where the question asked secondary to ‘What is the monster?’ was ‘How will you sustain this as a TV series?'” he says. “If I had said, ‘We’ll be fine for 120 episodes, and then we’ll end it,’ nobody ever would’ve believed it, including me. I think the show is a blessing and we’re really grateful to be here.”

How do you think Lost will end? Share your theories in the comments below.

Source: TV Guide