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A critically and commercially successful American television series which followed the lives of the survivors of a plane crash on a mysterious tropical island. It ran from September 22, 2004, to May 23, 2010 on the ABC network.

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Flash game based on the 2004 TV series Lost about staying alive on the island

I'm looking for a flash game which I played on the Internet some time between 2004 and 2010, based on the events of the 2004 TV series Lost. The idea was that we are one of the survivors of the plane ...
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In Lost Series 2 Episode 24, why does everybody act as if the massive explosion didn't happen?

In Lost Series 2 Episode 24, Live Together, Die Alone, everybody acts as if the massive explosion didn't happen. They close their eyes and ears but that's all. Nobody asks any questions. Nobody talks ...
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Was the big statue foot, with only four toes, ever explained in Lost?

There were several episodes that showed the huge statue foot and ankle on the island. Was the origin of said foot ever explained?
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Which characters does this LOST promo refer to?

A strange, avant garde LOST season one promo was shown in the United Kingdom. It referred to various characters from the show. However, many of the lines from it don't really make sense to me. ...
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How was Sun able to buy a controlling interest in Paik Industries?

Very near the end of Season 4, Sun informs her father that thanks to the very generous settlement from Oceanic, she has been able to buy a controlling share in his company. Given that Paik is by all ...
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How could a beechcraft fly such a long distance in LOST?

We know that the beechcraft in LOST TV series took off in Nigeria in west Africa. So how could it fly across Africa, then fly again over the Indian ocean to crash in the LOST island? (By beechcraft I ...
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What does losing innocence mean on Lost?

In Lost S5E11, "Whatever Happened, Happened", and following the events of the previous episode, James Ford (Sawyer) and Kate Austin decide to take young Benjamin Linus who was shot by Sayid ...
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What happened to French crew?

After everyone but Danielle go under the temple, Danielle calls them "infected" and her husband even tries to shoot her when she puts her weapon down. One could argue that Man in Black spoke to them ...
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Everytime you see a dead/impossible person in Lost, is it the Smoke Monster?

I'm re-watching Lost and haven't got back to the bit where we find out about John being dead to check the details, but it got me thinking. We see a lot of dead people on the island, or people who ...
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What was the deal with Charles Widmore?

Charles says to Ben that "Everything you have you've stolen from me". We also learn that Ben somehow banned Charles from the Island. It is implied (as I remember) that it may have been connected to ...
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In the episode "The Other Woman", was the present day Harper character really the Man In Black?

After re-watching this episode, I am puzzled by the character named Harper. She appears in flashbacks and the present timeline on this episode, but never appears again in the series. She appears after ...
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What was the exact reason behind Ben killing this character?

I do not see any specific point in Ben killing as he was the one who was pushing for himself and the others so killing him seemed a bit pointless to me. Can anyone explain this to me please?
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Why doesn't Desmond remember Daniel?

While explaining the rules of time travel, Daniel Faraday is insistent that time cannot be changed - whatever happened, happened. In The Constant, Desmond (or his consciousness) goes back in time ...
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What did Others do to Walt?

In Lost Others are known to take children, but as later revealed, Alex was only taken because Ben was sent to kill Rousseau and couldn't kill a child. Later the kidnap Walt who claimed Others did ...
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Did Desmond intentionally lie to Charlie?

In Lost season 3, when Desmond tells Charlie about another vision where Charlie drowns, So did Desmond lie to him in order to fulfill something else he actually saw there and wanted to happen? I ...
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What was LOST About?

I watched every episode. I discussed every episode. In the end it all would be explained, but I'm confused as to what happened in the last episode: Is this an accurate assessment of what happened? Or ...
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Which two Others did Ana Lucia kill?

Somewhere towards Lost Season 2 end, when Ben (Henry) attempts to choke Ana Lucia he tells her that she killed two of good men, referring to Others. The first one was Goodwin, but I don't remember ...
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Why, and how, was the island protected in Lost?

In the TV series LOST, why does the island have to be protected, and what actually was the role of the "protector" - what could he do? I.e., the light seemed to be quite dangerous, as did other ...
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Was there originally a different plan for the statue foot?

When Jin, Sun, and Sayid sail around the island in Live Together, Die Alone, they spot the large foot of the Tawaret statue for the first time. Sayid remarks: I don't know what is more disquieting, ...
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What was the point of the hatch?

Warning, some spoilers below! The Swan Station has two entrances, a hatch and a door. The hatch was sealed shut, and it took dynamite to access it. It then opened up to a 50 feet vertical shaft with ...
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Are there any easter eggs in the Once Upon a Time TV show from the Lost TV show?

I have been watching Once upon a time recently, and am just starting the 4th season. I have noticed a number of easter eggs and references to the ABC series Lost. A few examples of these easter eggs ...
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Did Captain America: Civil War intentionally reference LOST?

LOST features Room 23, Captain America: Civil War features Deck 23, To me, these seem a little too similar to be a total coincidence. Has anyone associated with Civil War mentioned if this was an ...
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Was the Oceanic flight 815 pilot the only one attacked by the monster?

So, after several years and having exhausted most of the good material on Netflix. I've started watching Lost again. If I remember correctly, the monster didn't actually attack anyone in the series, ...
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What was the image Dr. Juliet Burke carved in a tree in season three?

When Dr. Juliet Burke was sent to the camp of survivors on the beach by Ben, she carved an image on a tree as a sign for him. What was that image? The reason I ask is that the image could indicate ...
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What did John Locke give to the island in Lost?

In season 1, Episode 6 of Lost, John Locke tells Charlie that the Island may give you what you want, but you have to give something up to the Island. Locke: Do you want your guitar? Charlie: [...
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Who or what was David Shephard?

Spoilers for the final season of LOST below. In the flash-sideways universe, Jack and Juliet have a son named David Shephard. Unlike other major characters of that world, he has no known real-world ...
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Where did Locke learn his hunting and tracking skills?

From season 1, John Locke is regarded as the best hunter and tracker amongst the Losties. However, he admits that he only learned some basic skills like tying knots and identifying birds as a Webelos ...
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How come Locke's facial scar never fully healed?

In the initial plane crash, John Locke acquires a scar over his right eye. Throughout the series, the scar heals somewhat, but it never fully goes away. However, the Island heals people. While it ...
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Was Desmond special before he activated the fail-safe?

Warning, spoilers below! In LOST, the character of Desmond is repeatably described as "special" and is shown to have various abilities, most notably a very high resistance to electromagnetism. We ...
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Where do the Dharma stations get power?

In LOST, we see a few Dharma stations in various states of repair. Specifically, we see The Swan and The Pearl stations running with only the barest of crews, or no crew at all. Both have electricity, ...
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What do the Others call themselves?

LOST features a group known by various names, including "the Others," "the Natives," "the Hostiles," and simply "Them." However, what they call themselves is never really made clear. They only use ...
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Was Soos inspired by Hurley?

Some minor Gravity Falls and LOST spoilers below. Soos from Gravity Falls and Hurley from LOST have a remarkable number of similarities. Both are fair-skinned Americans of Hispanic descent. Both go ...
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Watching order for Lost, incorporating mini-episodes

Where should additional episodes and so on be watched, when watching Lost seasons 1-6 in the normal order (not rearranged chronologically for instance)? How should they be interleaved with the regular ...
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What was the freeform black cloud in Lost?

After missing a couple of episodes and getting lost, I wasn't able to finish the series when it was first run and now that I've heard about the train wreck that the series turned out to be, I'm not ...
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Are there any Christian characters in LOST who aren't Catholic?

Because, in fiction, Christianity is Catholic (TV Tropes Warning!), the vast majority of LOST characters who are Christian, are nominally Christian or used to be Christian are or were Catholic. ...
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How many times was Boone lied to?

I recently watched the commentary-enabled version of LOST's pilot. During the scene where Jack and Kate lied about what happened when they found the front of the plane, one of the showrunners said ...
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Who did Ethan kill?

In the episode Outlaws (S01E16), Charlie and Sayid discuss Ethan Rom, saying SAYID: You killed a man. CHARLIE: A man who killed one of us, who kidnapped Claire, who strung me up and left me for dead. ...
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Why did this character die?

I am currently re-watching Lost, and just finished watching the season three finale Beyond The Looking Glass, at the end of which But I am confused as to why. It seems to me that he could have simply ...
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Did the Man In Black have a name?

In S6E15: Across the Sea we see Jacob's origins, as well as the Smoke Monster's origins. When Jacob's mother is giving birth The same thing happens throughout the series, as far as I can tell. Does ...
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Why did the flight need to be recreated?

In the Lost episode 316 (S5E6) it is explained that to return to the island, the circumstances of the first flight must be recreated as closely as possible. We see that the following does indeed get ...
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Are there any successors of Lost? [closed]

I'm currently watching again the series. I just love it. But as the end is pretty pathetic, and I heard even the writers only ended it because there wasn’t any money for a new series, I started to ...
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Why did Ben send Ethan to the wreckage?

When Oceanic flight 815 crashes, Ben sends Ethan to the front section and sends Goodwin to the tail section. Ben wanted Goodwin to die. Juliet makes it clear that Ben knew Goodwin would die. So did ...
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Why was Locke led to the Pearl Station?

I don't know if anyone discusses Lost anymore, but my question is this: Locke with Boone and later with Eko are led by dreams to the plane above the Pearl Station. What was Locke meant to find there? ...
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Lost episode with a shark and the numbers

There was a "Lost" episode where a shark was shown that had the numbers on its fin. What was that all about? What did the numbers have to do with a shark? It almost looked like a part number on a car ...
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How are The Island and Hydra Island linked?

It seems like Hydra Island is linked to The Island in some way. Is the linkage between these islands ever explained in the show or in behind the scenes sources? Are they just two peaks of a single ...
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How was the overall storyline of Lost constructed?

The storyline of Lost stretched over six seasons and had many twists and turns. Many ponderous issues were swept under the rug and forgotten (e.g. why don't we hear much about the numbers or about ...
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Can Hugo in the alternate (no island) timeline see dead people?

Can the version of Hugo in the alternate timeline (the one where he's CEO of the chicken place) see dead people? I don't remember him ever seeing dead people, but I've been watching this spread over ...
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Why were the Kwons candidates if Jacob said he chose the others because they were "all alone in the world"?

I'm just finishing up Lost. In one of the last episodes Jacob is sitting around the fire with Jack, Kate, Hugo and Sawyer. When asked why he chose them to be candidates he said something to the ...