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Thanks to Ryan from The Transmission for this podcast. It includes a report on the last three weeks of production on the island, which begins at the 1:07:56 mark.

Thanks to Gravastars for the summary.

Filming Update And Photos – 22Nd October

Update: 16:45 Thanks to AlaskaDave for sending these through these photos. We hope to have some more later so stay tuned.

Thanks to AlaskaDave one of the Lostpedia SysOps for sending this excellent set report and photos all through to us.

1) MANOA VALLEY/JUNGLE:
Right near where they filmed Claire’s Log (iconic log where Claire gave birth,and where drugged up Claire and Ethan hung out), we stumbled across a somewhat large lean-to built entirely of wood and old tarp. There was a pelt (animal skin) hanging on one side of the lean-to. See pic below:
 Thanks to AlaskaDave for sending these through these photos Filming Update and Photos - 22nd October

As luck would have it, and as I was sneakily taking pictures of the lean-to, a yellow Penske truck pulled up the valley (LOST Crew!) and began to unload tons of old looking crap – old pots, pans, an old bicycle, old metal boxes. See pic below:
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Some of these old metal boxes had some Dharma logos on them. I wasn’t able to get a clear pic of the Dharma logo stuff, obviously, as I was sneaking the pics, but you can see it in the pic below:
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We stayed to watch them dress the set by tossing tons of old shit all around the lean-to, and inside it. Are we to assume this is the lean-to that Claire brings Jin to? Ironic they were filming right next to the Claire log, eh? 🙂

2) BEACH CAMP:
Wow, Beach Camp is all a flutter with activity! In the main part of Beach Camp, there are lots of smaller little lean-tos, made of sticks and airplane wreckage. However, there are a few larger structures, made with larger sticks and tarps. Some pics of the main Beach Camp set can be seen below:
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And here is a wider shot showing some more of the basic lean-tos:
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Just a few hundred yards down from main Beach Camp, they’ve rebuilt Eko’s church, still just made out of sticks, exactly how we saw it last in S2. HOWEVER, the coolest thing is that, right next to the church, they have built a grave! Presumably, this is the gravesite from the Sun-spoiler. See pic below:
 Thanks to AlaskaDave for sending these through these photos Filming Update and Photos - 22nd October

Here is another pic showing the grave next to a little bit of Eko’s church:
 Thanks to AlaskaDave for sending these through these photos Filming Update and Photos - 22nd October

3) OTHERVILLE/CAMP ERDMAN
Some pretty major stuff here, including a great find left behind by some forgetful crew member :p Otherville was dressed up to look WAY run down. Almost like… its hard to say, but they made it up to be quite broken down and all torn up apart. The playground set had been taped off and looked like something major happened to it. See pic below:
 Thanks to AlaskaDave for sending these through these photos Filming Update and Photos - 22nd October

They still have the old lights set up around the entire set, and there are broken malibu lights along all of the walkways in Otherville. See pic below:
 Thanks to AlaskaDave for sending these through these photos Filming Update and Photos - 22nd October

Here’s the cool thing: When we were poking around the playground set, we stumbled across a box left by a crew member that said “2007 Otherville: Broken Malibu Lights” – which places the Otherville set in a timeframe, and verifies that the set is supposed to look all broken up and run down (not that we thought any differently of course :p). Inside were the same lights we had been seeing all over the main Otherville set. See pic below:
 Thanks to AlaskaDave for sending these through these photos Filming Update and Photos - 22nd October

4) THE FLAME:
Well, they’ve slapped a new coat of paint on The Flame, and have rebuilt the interior! Previously, the flame had no interior walls (as can be seen in Enter 77, when Mikhail is patching up Sayid). However, as of very recently, they’ve patched up the walls, and have updated the paint. See pic below:
 Thanks to AlaskaDave for sending these through these photos Filming Update and Photos - 22nd October

They’ve also updated the Dharma logo on the outside of the structure:
 Thanks to AlaskaDave for sending these through these photos Filming Update and Photos - 22nd October

5) HAWAI’I FILM STUDIO
Well, we were escorted off property (read: kicked the fuck out), but not before securing a pic of the back of the Temple. See pic below:
 Thanks to AlaskaDave for sending these through these photos Filming Update and Photos - 22nd October

One of the cooler sights was the John Locke well (that he fell down into before meeting Christian in the FDW chamber), which they seemed to be prepping for filming. Same with the Anthony Cooper Pillar. I cant find my pics of that, Im sorry. I know I suck :p

6) PALA FERRY DOCK:
This isn’t a huge thing, but the interesting thing is, normally there’s this little structure at the end of the Pala Ferry Dock, but this week, the structure has been made to look all torn up and taken down. Again, may not be anything huge, but is kind of a neat little find. See pic below:
 Thanks to AlaskaDave for sending these through these photos Filming Update and Photos - 22nd October

Source: AlaskaDave via DarkUFO

Snippets From Damon

Thanks to B3RT4 for the heads up on this interview with Damon Lindelof. Here are some snippets from the interview.

Me: At what point are you in creating the tamat episodes?
Lindelof: We’re actually writing the eighth episode right now and breaking the story for the ninth episode. We’re filming the sixth episode. The blueprint for the entire season is done, but we only write the episodes one at a time, because the actual genesis of the scene-by-scene work is the fun part. So we’re almost exactly halfway through.

There’s been so much analysis of the this year’s promotional poster. Do you have a big part in creating that?

Yeah. Everything in the design of that poster is intentional. We oversaw it — now we know the audience looks at that stuff so closely, so we don’t want there to be anything that we don’t approve, especially at this point in the game.

Why is neither Walt nor Vincent in the Season 6 promo picture? — Holly

Well, I’m not going to explain why anything is what it is, other than that everything is by design. You’ll just have to watch the tamat season and decide for yourself. It’s a little bit like, “Why is Paul McCartney holding a cigarette with his right hand when he’s a lefty on the Abbey Road cover?”

Is the ending you envisioned when you first created the show still in place? — adanzis

That’s a great question. Yes, the actual ending ending is exactly the same as we’d always planned on it being, except we didn’t know if we were going to get there after two seasons, four seasons or after six seasons, so the road to the ending has had to change significantly. But the ending itself? Whether people like it or not, that’s the ending we’ve had.

Will Walt will have any major role in the upcoming season? He was important for a while because of his “gift,” but that story has never been realized. — mrhymes01

I think a lot of people are justifiably frustrated about the Walt of it all. We said he has this special ability, and the Others obviously grabbed him and studied him for awhile, then they got freaked out by him and decided to let him go.

I think that there are certain stories on the show that feel like dangling participles based on external factors. For us, we were incredibly limited by the fact that Malcolm David Kelley was growing at an exponentially faster rate than the show was progressing. So, you know, when we showed him in Season 5 and Locke is trying to recruit members of the Oceanic Six, the only way that it worked was to see him three years older. But hopefully, why Walt was special and the role he played on the show will have a new significance when all is said and done. And I’m not sure we really need the character of Walt to explain the significance.

Will we ever get more on the backstory on Libby … or at least find out her last name? — P-D Cougar

Libby is someone we get asked about a lot, and she’s another one of those cases where it’s more of an issue of our relationship with the actor than it is our desire to tell the story. It’s our hope that Cynthia Watros will come back one more time and finish that story, but that’s up to her. We asked her last year, she wasn’t interested in doing it. Hopefully she’ll change her mind.

One actor definitely won’t be returning for the tamat season, right? Can you tell me more about that?

We did ask an actor who’s played a significant role on the show to come back and do some work on Season 6, and they said no. But I’m not going to confirm who that is. All I’ll say is that person was never a series regular.

Damon, I have a question about my second-favorite character on the show, Frank Lapidus. Ever since he appeared on the Season 6 promotional poster, there has been a lot of speculation on message boards. So, anyway, my question is: Will Frank be promoted to main character status next season, and if so, will he be getting a -centric episode? Because that would be basically the most awesome thing ever. — Bish-Fiscuit

Yeah. Lapidus is definitely a series regular this season. Jeff Fahey was just a recurring character up through last year. Now, whether or not Lapidus makes it until the end of the season is anyone’s guess, but he’s definitely one of the A-team this year.

How many people do make it to the end of the season?

You really think I’m going to answer that question? Not all of them, that’s for sure.

Full Article Here

Source: USA Today

Small Snippet/Teaser

Thanks to “Second Circus” one of my on island connections for this following snippet.

On the Island, Locke is a true man-about-town… er jungle. Not only is he seen reuniting with a number the original Losties, including the badass, rifle-toting Claire, but he even finds the time to get stabbed by a genuine Iraqi.

Source: Second Circus@DarkUFO

Comments From Terry O’quinn

Thanks to Lyly for finding these small comments from Terry regarding Season 5. Nothing very spoilery but with over 3 months to wait for our first Season 5 episode every little helps.

Q) HEY TERRY!!! so i was watching the season fanally for season 4 and i about wet myself when i saw you in the coffin. whats gonna happen next
A) You will be suitably frustrated and amazed. Enjoy season 5.

Q) how is the season 5 filming going so far ? are you enjoying this season more than the others as the story continues to progress?do you think Locke fans will be happy with what John Locke has been doing to date on the island(or off it !)
A) Season 5 is progressing well………and I think Locke fans will be……………stunned.

Source: Terry O’Quinn@The Fuselage

Filming Update – Return To Santa Rosa

Hey All,
Today we got another filming update from our good friend Ryan out in Hawaii. Today’s set report is a about a very interesting scene with Hurley, Locke (in a wheelchair) and perhaps Abaddon!!

Here is the report:

“LOST” returned to the campus of Windward Community College in Kaneohe today to film yet another scene at the “Santa Rosa Mental Institute,” where our dear Hurley (Jorge Garcia) has been a tenant.

From veteran spotter “Grappler” (who previously reported from the Windward side) comes this account of the day’s filming:

Hurley is relaxing on the hospital grounds, sitting on a bench and painting, when Locke (Terry O’Quinn) arrives. Locke is in a wheelchair with a cast on his right leg, rolling himself up to Hurley’s side.

They have a conversation. Soon enough, Hurley jumps up. He calls out to a female orderly, perhaps his attendant, named “Susie.” He asks her, “Am I talking to a guy in a wheelchair right now?” She affirms that Locke is really there.

Hurley sits back down, and they talk some more, in even more hushed tones. Locke eventually gestures over his shoulder at someone. It’s unclear whether this person is standing nearby, or is sitting in a mysterious black car with California plates parked in the distance. But from the context (and the stand-in on the set), chances are Locke is pointing at Abbadon.

At this, Hurley again jumps up, even more distressed. “What? Don’t you know? He’s evil!” He then jams his fingers in his ears, yelling, “I’m not hearing this! This is not happening!” He calls for Susie. ”I’m ready to go back now!”

Susie takes Hurley by the arm back into the hospital, leaving Locke behind.

Source: Hawaii Blog

Posted By: The ODI

Episode 5.06 – Abaddon And Locke At A Cemetery

Hey All,
Once again we get another filming update from our good friend Ryan in Hawaii and it seems to be a continuation of the Lock/Abaddon storyline for perhaps Episode 5×06. This scene has Locke at perhaps Anthony Cooper’s gravesite, but the scene ends in a shocking twist!!

Read is the full report here:

LOST” returned to Oahu Cemetery this morning, perhaps a fitting location on the brink of Halloween. The historic graveyard previously appeared in the Season 2 episode “Lockdown,” as the not-quite-final resting place of Anthony Cooper.

It seemed, at first, a peaceful scene, with Matthew Abbadon (Lance Reddick) bringing a wheelchair-bound John Locke (Terry O’Quinn) to a modest gravesite for an intense conversation.

But things turned quickly when it came time to leave. Locke, in the back seat of a blue four-door sedan (I’d guess it was a late model Mercury Grand Marquis), waited as Abbadon loaded his wheelchair into the trunk. But no sooner had Abbadon closed the lid, when shots rang out. And Abbadon is hit.

Who’s gunning for Abbadon? And whose grave were they visiting?

Source: Hawaii Blog

Posted By: The ODI

Episode 5.06 – Abaddon And Locke At A Cemetery

Hey All,
Once again we get another filming update from our good friend Ryan in Hawaii and it seems to be a continuation of the Lock/Abaddon storyline for perhaps Episode 5×06. This scene has Locke at perhaps Anthony Cooper’s gravesite, but the scene ends in a shocking twist!!

Read is the full report here:

LOST” returned to Oahu Cemetery this morning, perhaps a fitting location on the brink of Halloween. The historic graveyard previously appeared in the Season 2 episode “Lockdown,” as the not-quite-final resting place of Anthony Cooper.

It seemed, at first, a peaceful scene, with Matthew Abbadon (Lance Reddick) bringing a wheelchair-bound John Locke (Terry O’Quinn) to a modest gravesite for an intense conversation.

But things turned quickly when it came time to leave. Locke, in the back seat of a blue four-door sedan (I’d guess it was a late model Mercury Grand Marquis), waited as Abbadon loaded his wheelchair into the trunk. But no sooner had Abbadon closed the lid, when shots rang out. And Abbadon is hit.

Who’s gunning for Abbadon? And whose grave were they visiting?

Source: Hawaii Blog

Posted By: The ODI