Rumor Mill: Experience "Lost" On An Interactive Global Scale?
SciFi Fodder just received this tasty tidbit from an anonymous source at Disney (ABC's parent company).
The tipster reported that "ABC, Channel 4 Television in the U.K, and Australia Channel 7 will launch the 'Lost Experience,' a revolutionary interactive experience based on the international hit television series, 'Lost'. Working together, more than 30 broadcasters from Europe, Africa, Asia Pacific and the Middle East will release clues with new information regarding the mystery and mythology of the island featured in the series. Fans looking to solve the puzzle will find audio, video, and text clues in locations around the world, along with an online community in which to connect and collaborate with others. Just like any other good mystery, clues can and will happen anywhere at anytime across multiple platforms."
The tipster also said that ABC will release the info publicly next week, so we'll see if this pans out to be true. If so, it could be the ultimate geocaching adventure!
The writers and production folks associated with the show are savvy enough to attempt something like this. As it is, each week avid fans (like those on Film Fodder's Lost Blog) soak up every frame to catch clues to the mysteries of the island, the hatch, the Others, etc. Such an endeavour by ABC is not beyond the realm of possibility. In fact, this may be the "internet project" that producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse were talking about during their March 28th podcast for the "Lockdown" episode as an attempt to satisfy - at least in part - the fans' desire for new material while the show is in its summer break before the start of the next season.
Can you imagine the fun? Actual physical clues for a TV show hidden around the world with fans coordinating online. It would create an unprecedented frenzy! Of course, it could back-fire with fans becoming frustrated with level of involvement necessary to really "know" what's going on with the show. It'll all just depend on how "crucial" the info on the "mystery and mythology of the island" proves to be.
I, for one, am keeping my fingers crossed that this turns out to be true. I'm interested to see how much additional mythology the writers are willing to create around the island. The info had better be on one of the DVD collections later released, though. That's all I'm saying. -- Shannon Nolley