"Lost" creator reassures fans

In an interview with Sci Fi Wire Damon Lindelof, co-creator of ABC's Lost emphasized that he and producers J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk do already have the answers to all the mysteries on the island, and it's just a question of when those answers will be revealed.

There's a creeping sensation seeping into the minds of some fans of the popular show that is giving them a feeling of deja vu, and it's making them (and me) uneasy. It's the memory of a great show that ended up going nowhere.

That show was called The X-Files.

If you're a regular reader here you've seen my rants on that show and the upcoming film. The fear here is that we could be in for the same sort of convoluted, go-nowhere-with-no-resolution storyline.

Sure Lost is interesting and fun to watch, but in the end it needs to make sense. The various threads need to come together to form a cohesive (and satisfying) whole. If the producers and writers manage to do that with what they've created it will be incredibly awesome. But if they don't... and just keep leading us down a path that doesn't really go anywhere, watch out for fan backlash and plummeting ratings.

Having said that, last week I saw my first hint of something that might start tying everything together with the connection between what the young boy (his name escapes me) read in the comic book and the appearance of the polar bear on what seems to be a tropical island. At the very least it seems that some sort of psychic phenomena is involved here and that he has the ability to manifest in reality what he's thinking about.

But, one thing that I hope has some explanation is the fact that seemingly everyone who has survived the crash has some sort of mysterious background. Were there no normal, dull, everyday people on this flight? I'd feel better if there was a reason that all these people happen to have unusual stories leading up to their flight.

The fact that this will probably be picked up for another season doesn't give me cause to celebrate either... in a mystery format I only like to be kept guessing for so long. It would be great to see this wrapped up in one season... but I'll give them the benefit of the doubt.

For now.

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