George Lucas Congratulates ‘Lost’

Published 5 years ago by , Updated June 27th, 2013 at 3:10 pm,

There were a number of highlights at “Lost Live: The Final Celebration” on Thursday but, for creators (and admitted sci-fi geeks) Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse, one might be the nod of a lifetime – a congratulatory letter from George Lucas.

Lost, not only draws inspiration from the sci-fi epic, but has taken its fair share of shots at Star Wars – most notably Hurley’s revision of the Empire Strikes Back.

The letter was read aloud by Barry Jossen (ABC’s executive vice-president of Studio Creative and Production):

Congratulations on pulling off an amazing show. Don’t tell anyone … but 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.

In six seasons, you’ve managed to span both time and space, and I don’t think I’m alone in saying that I never saw what was around the corner. Now that it’s all coming to an end, it’s impressive to see how much was planned out in advance and how neatly you’ve wrapped up everything. You’ve created something really special. I’m sad that the series is ending, but I look forward to seeing what you two are going to do next.

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I can’t imagine there are too many sci-fi fans out there who wouldn’t love to get a letter from George Lucas – much less a letter of congratulations for your work in filmmaking.

According to Zap 2 It, Lindelof was certainly excited, though no less-cheeky than normal, commenting, “I just want to apologize to Mr. George Lucas for everything I said about the prequels.”

Lost’s penultimate episode “What They Died For” airs tomorrow night. In the meantime, don’t forget to check out Lindelof’s favorite fan-made Lost trailer.

What are you hoping to see in the finale? Will Lindelof and Cuse actually be able to “wrap everything up” as Lucas says?

Lost will cut to black for the last time this Sunday, May 23rd.

Source: Zap 2 It

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  1. Actually,George Lucas explaining that the STAR WARS franchise was similar to LOST in that he had no idea what he was doing, but said he did anyway, explains a LOT.

    JAR JAR BINKS, Episode 1…Yep.

    • No kidding! Ole’ George sure knows a thing or two about having to back fill a story that was supposedly planned out from day 1 don’t he? That’s why Obi-Wan is in his mid-thirties at the end of Episode III and then 18 years (the approximate age of Luke and Leia) later he’s in his early-eighties for Episode IV,

  2. I can not explain how much I’m going to miss this show – it’s honestly tearing me up that it will be over on Sunday. As far as I’m concerned, Damon and Carlton should receive an Emmy this year for the cummulative work they’ve done on the show. Everything about it will be missed – the written, the clues, the searching, the characters, and most of all, the smart-ness of the show. I don’t think there’s anything close to it that asks you to ask so many questions or ties in so many cultural and literary references to play along with its viewers. It’s truly a huge accomplishment. I’m honestly mesmerized by the amount of work that had to go into this show – the historical and literary connections alone are mind blowing.

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