From J.J. Abrams, creator of TV-series
Alias and director
of Mission: Impossible
III, comes an action-packed adventure that
will bring out the very best and worst in the
people who are lost on a mysterious deserted island.
This series begins on the beaches
of an island where 48 survivors scavenge what
they can from the plane for their survival. Some
panic. Some pin their hopes on rescue. And a few
find inner strength they never knew they had.
The band of friends, family, enemies and strangers
must work together against the cruel weather and
harsh terrain. But the intense howls of mysterious
creatures stalking the jungle fill them all with
fear. Fortunately, thanks to the calm leadership
of quick-thinking Jack, the survival instincts
of Locke and level-headed Kate, they have hope.
But even heroes have secrets, as the survivors
will come to learn.
This excellent and very addictive
series is filled with cleverly disguised references
to games like Mouse Trap,
classic novels like Watership
Down and Lord
of the Flies, TV-series like Star
Trek and Gilligan's
Island, and also films including Star
Wars and Raiders
of the Lost Ark.
For example; when Sawyer, Michael,
Walt and Jin leave the island on a raft, (last
episode of the first season) Sawyer frequently
refers to Michael and Jin as "Han and Chewie".
Making reference to The
Empire Strikes Back in which the Millenium
Falcon's pilot and co-pilot's repeatedly attempt
to get their ship moving. This also refers to
how Han Solo and Chewbacca are able to communicate
with each other, while speaking totally different
languages (Michael speaks English, and Jin only
When Kingdom of the Crystal Skull filmed on the Big Island of Hawaii near Hilo in 2007, a short hop from the Lost set on Oahu, several cast members joined the production. Andrew Divoff (Mikhail Bakunin) played another Russian antagonist and Alan Dale (Charles Widmore) played General Ross.
Co-executive producer and writer of 39 episodes, Carlton Cuse, once partnered with Jeff Boam in the 1980's and did uncredited writing for Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. When Lost ended in 2010, George Lucas congratulated the producers:
"When Star Wars first came out, I didn’t know where it was going either. The trick is to pretend you’ve planned the whole thing out in advance. Throw in some father issues and references to other stories — let’s call them homages — and you’ve got a series."