Maybe Cyan Bane is right. Maybe Lost will jump the shark not because of anything on the show itself, but because of the proliferation of non-Televised content on other mediums.
Think the Lost game was a bad idea? (Me: NO; Cyan: Yes). Either way, I think the addition of mobisodes to the mix is neither surprising nor groundbreaking.
I do have three questions, though:
- Will the Lost mobisodes also appear on broadband, VOD, ABC.com?
- Will we see sponsorship integration like the Lost Experience?
- How much of ALL the Lost stories is truly written?
Since all the rest of the Lost brand extensions are considered canonical, I don’t want to miss out on potential story arcs and plot-points just because I have a Cingular phone and not T-Mobile or some other carrier. Hopefully, the mobisodes are also webisodes.
Harder to pull off on a cellphone screen, but still possible. I’m just curious if the mobisodes are more about storylines that couldn’t be fully developed/shown on air (new ideas) or are they merely deleted scenes and expansions of what we already know.
Yes I’ve heard (and repeated) the “trip to China” analogy. Briefly: Lost is like a trip to China; the producers know the starting line and the destination and are taking us on many side journeys, but they can get us to the church on time if need be.
I wonder how many stories can be explored before the well runs dry. How connected are all the Lostaways? How super-shadowy and all-conspiracy-encompassing is the Hanso Foundation? How many platforms/media can Lost support (or can support Lost)?
I suppose we’ll find out more soon. Until then, 2-hour season finale tomorrow night. Be here for the exciting recap.