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.

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