Matthew Fox, Terry O'Quinn, Josh Holloway, Daniel Dae Kim, Jorge Garcia
Jeffrey Leiber, JJ Abrams, Damon Lindelof
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Drama, fantasy, science fiction, mystery
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Lost was an American science fiction/fantasy thriller series created by JJ Abrams, Jeffrey Leiber and Damon Lindelof for ABC television. It ran for six seasons.

Series summaryEdit

After Oceanic Airlines flight 815 inexplicably crashes on a small tropical island, the survivors must band together to keep themselves alive for as long as possible. But soon they realise that something strange is happening there: a huge, unseen creature is loping through the jungle; a polar bear has somehow made its way onto the beach; prophetic visions suggest a psychic link between the characters; and a mysterious hatch in the ground suggests that humans were there long before...

As they uncover the mysteries behind the island, the survivors also have to deal with infighting among the group's members, and dwindling supplies. The survivors include John Locke (Terry O'Quinn), a wannabe survivalist paraplegic who finds himself mysteriously cured by the island; Jack Shephard (Matthew Fox), the leader of the survivors; Hurley (Jorge Garcia), a jovial former mental patient whose winning lottery numbers keep recurring in the stranges places; and Sawyner (Josh Holloway), a conman and thief who looks out for his own interests.

Westphall connections in LostEdit

  • A balloon capsule seen in the show has a list of sponsors on its side - one of these is Nozz-a-la Cola, as featured in Kingdom Hospital.
  • Charlie mentions that his ex-girlfriend's father used to work in a paper factory in Slough, England; a reference to the workplace seen in the UK version of The Office.

Westphall connections to LostEdit

  • In "Donut Run", an episode of Veronica Mars, Veronica's fortune cookie message has the numbers that won Hurley the lottery (and turned up in several other strange places) in Lost.
  • The song played by Driveshaft, Charlie's band, appears in an episode of Alias, another JJ Abrams show.

Prop and branding linksEdit

  • Unsurprisingly, given their shared connection to JJ Abrams, Fringe contains some links to Lost. In "Lysergic Acid Diethylamide", William Bell is shown drinking a bottle of MacCutcheon Scotch Whisky - the same fictional brand drank by many characters in Lost. In the episode "The Dreamscape", a murder victim is shown to have an Oceanic airline ticket - Oceanic being the airline that the characters use in the pilot episode of Lost. These connections are made problematic, however, by a scene in "The Man from the Other Side", in which one of the characters is shown watching an episode of Lost.
  • Oceanic Airlines also featured in Diagnosis Murder, Alias, JAG, LAX, The War at Home, White Collar and Castle (as Oceanic Air).

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