Monday, August 30, 2010

I Just Can't Lose Lost

***WARNING: This post WILL contain spoilers!!***
As I have mentioned before, I'm a fan of the show Lost. Yes, that is present tense. I am still a fan. Many people were bothered by the ending because they said it didn't answer all of their questions. That may be true, but I still felt it was an emotionally satisfying ending for the show.

But that's not the point of this post. Recently Lost has been back in the spotlight because the DVD set for Season 6 came out. They also held a Lost Auction to sell a bunch of props, costumes and other Lost memorabilia. This brought Lost back to the forefront of my memory and I stumbled across the following video, which presents a different ending for Lost fans:

This video is from the How it Should Have Ended team. These guys are great! They have a number of hilarious videos showing alternate endings for TV shows and movies. Though completely ridiculous (and hilarious), perhaps this video will satisfy those finale-haters.

Now, onto the auction. I'm not going to go into too much detail here, but you can find the complete list of auction items here, in order of season, and here's another detailed list on Lostpedia, which was a helpful site and a trusted friend as I was watching the ABC drama unfold. I just wanted to highlight some of the winning bids:

Locke’s wheelchair: $3,250
Twelve cans of Dharma beer: $5,000
Six Virgin Mary statues: $5,000
Hurley’s winning lottery ticket: $5,500

The crib Locke made for Aaron: $8,000
The Drive Shaft ring that Charlie wore: $9,000
A section of Oceanic Flight 815 wreckage: $9,000
Desmond’s fail-safe key with dog tag: $11,000

The script for the pilot episode signed by J.J. Abrams and Damon Lindelof: $15,000
Dharma Swan station computer: $16,000
Hurley's Camaro: $20,000
Daniel Faraday’s journal with notes: $20,000
The frozen wheel that moved the island: $22,500
Dharma Van: $47,000

Some things, like Hurley's dad's sunglasses (worn by Cheech Marin) went for only $275, but this auction was still way out of my price range. I mean, I like the show, but I wouldn't pay $6,500 for a fragment of Jacob's tapestry (that's what it went for).

Over one thousand items were auctioned off in total. Part of the proceeds will go to various charities in Hawaii. The rest will go to the already rich creators of the show.

Now, faithful readers, if you'll excuse me, I've got to figure out if the fish biscuit dispenser should go in the kitchen, or if that will look too crowded next to the Flight 815 wreckage in the living room.

1 comment:

--jeff * said...

"lost" is very near the top (if not the #1) on my list of "shows i would watch if i wanted to watch more shows on tv".

after all, you were right about 24.

and i'd rather watch "lost" than, say, "the blair witch project."
or even "district 9" for that matter...