The LOST auction which took place the past weekend garnered $1.8 Million. Below is a list of the most notable items sold.
Dharma VW van: $57,000 Swan station computer: $19, 200 Swan station Hatch door: $19,200 Pilot script signed by J.J. Abrams and Damon Lindelof : $18, 000 Season 1 production artwork: $16, 800 Desmond’s fail-safe key with “Joe Inman” dog tag: $13, 200 Large section of Oceanic Flight 815 wreckage: $10, 800 Charlie’s “DS” ring: $10, 800 Swan station hatch door after the discharge: $10,800 Collection of Rousseau’s maps: $10,800 Hurley’s Camaro: $24,000 Island time-shifting frozen wheel: $30,000
The footage has been floating around all day, and I’ve fought off all urges to watch it thus far. I almost don’t want to watch it as I know it will be the last new LOST footage I’ll ever see.
The franchise still lives on and part of me thinks that ABC will become so desperate for another hit someday that they’ll do some sort of spinoff. Wishful thinking I know, but keep in mind, they’ve been struggling even before LOST ended and have even fired their entertainment President, Steve McPherson.
UPDATE - I watched it. It basically mocked those LOST viewers that complained that not enough questions were answered. Darlton really drove home their point that not everything needed a definitive answer from a character.
I really enjoyed this Titus Welliver interview on the Kevin Pollak Chat Show. I also discovered where Kevin Pollak has been hiding of late. He’s doing a regular video-cast a la Charlie Rose. Everyone forgets, but this guy has an incredible filmography including The Usual Suspects and A Few Good Men. Strange we haven’t seem him that much lately. He’s part of the 90’s All Star Team of Actors Who You Used To See Everywhere and Now Have Completely Disappeared or Died Unknowingly. Bill Pullman is team captain.
Preview the upcoming LOST auction here. Bid on real props from each season such as the Virgin Mary statues or the Swan/Pearl station computer. Not sure how pricey it’s going to get, but I’m sure you can get a few items like Alex and Karl’s slingshots for cheap.
Yeah, I’m still going through LOST withdrawals especially on a day where I’d normally be reading recap after recap across the web. I bought Season 1 for my 72 year old Father the other day, and despite having no intention of re-watching the show yet, I found myself sucked in all over again as we plowed through 6 or 7 episodes that day. The official site on ABC.com has no new video updates either so it’s really starting to sink in now.