"LOST" Producers Disappointed Over "Spoilergate"
"LOST" Producer Damon Lindelof has told E! Online that it is unfortunate that the season-ending flash-forward twist was spoiled on the Internet and as a result he and his fellow "LOST" writer Carlton Cuse will go into complete and utter "radio silence."
Last week blog "Lost Spoilers" published an email from an anonymous source who had either seen the script for the season finale or witnessed the filming of the episode (could it even have been a frustrated actor whose character was killed off?) and spoiled the entire episode including the grand twist.
The website normally publishes comments of an anonymous ABC affiliate employee who gets to screen the episode several hours before the broadcast after it is sent to affiliates via satellite feed. The source would however leave bits and pieces unspoiled, unlike last week's source who revealed everything.
Lindelof said to E!'s Kristin Veitch:
"I think there will always be people who want to turn to the last page of the book, but I feel that those people are almost universally disappointed with what they read there, because if it's cool, they don't understand the context, and if it sucks, they feel like they've saved themselves time."
"But no one skips to the end of life. You have to live it, and it's just disappointing to me that people don't respect the integrity of the show enough to let it unfold naturally. There is a fine line between intriguing the audience with what's to come and giving them the whole shebang."
"And I feel the line was crossed with the finale this year, and it's really disappointing. Which is why, if we're going to talk about these things, I would at least like to come to you, because I know you'll handle it responsibly and not cross that line."
"With regard to season four, Carlton and I are going into complete and utter radio silence. I know a lot of people are going to be frustrated, but I think if things had gone a little differently in terms of the finale getting spoiled, we might have been a little more open to talking about it. But now we're all bitter. [Laughs.]"
"No, honestly, the reason for the silence is we don’t want to tell the audience what to think about where the show is going to be next year. The way the finale concluded and what happens next is open to interpretation."
"I think it had a real imaginative quality to it that hopefully engaged the audience's imagination the way the show did when they first saw the pilot," said Lindelof.
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