Life After LOST

By Sean Carroll | April 1, 2010 7:25 am

The LOST Slapdown videos are an excuse for Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse, head writers on the show, to have some fun with the mythology and the fans. And occasionally the actors. Here we have Michael Emerson thinking about a spinoff for his character, Ben Linus.

And even if today weren’t April Fool’s, anyone who thinks there are real spoilers in this clip is looking for a slapdown of their own.

  • NewEnglandBob

    I never understood the appeal of that show.

  • UchicagoMan

    The first couple of seasons had appeal and intrigue.

    After that, it was just a kinda silly.

  • Mike G

    Its an intelligence thing, you wouldn’t understand.

  • andy

    It’s a show that works better on DVD. I could see I would have got annoyed with it by about the second series if I’d watched it on TV.

  • Ernie M. Brewer

    DVR it my friends. LOST better have some type of ending, but of course, it would be Ben and Locke (not the philosopher, or wait….in the parallel reality, Locke is a teacher) that are chosen to return to the island that they are already on, in some form or another…

  • fey lovecraft

    i never watched lost. i had maybe three channels before dtv boxes, and even then you practically have to dance around with the antenna on your head to get the ‘lost’ channel to come in. it wasn’t worth it.

  • Jdhuey

    I’m thinking more of a remake of ‘The Odd Couple’.

  • andyo

    I tried to watch it when it came out on bluray but the first ep never intrigued me. To be fair, it must be my annoyance as a kid to never see Gilligan leave the f’n island or the kids of the Dungeons and Dragons cartoon leave the f’n wherever-the-hell-they-were, that I dislike every TV show about people stranded in places.

    That said, you guys seen Flashforward? It’s coming around now, and it’s sort of about people remembering an event in the future, with some quantum mumbo-jumbo thrown in. I think it’s from the same people of Lost.


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About Sean Carroll

Sean Carroll is a Senior Research Associate in the Department of Physics at the California Institute of Technology. His research interests include theoretical aspects of cosmology, field theory, and gravitation. His most recent book is The Particle at the End of the Universe, about the Large Hadron Collider and the search for the Higgs boson. Here are some of his favorite blog posts, home page, and email: carroll [at] .


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