Typicalyl, The Gossip would write off Comic-Con as a convention for comic books geeks, dorks and dweebs. And it mostly still is.
But once we found out some of the cast and crew from Lost would be there, we had to transcribe that panel for our loyal readers …
10:34 a.m.: There’s footage from the Lost Diaries, which debut on Verizon cell phones in the fall. The concept follows Hurley, who finds a video camera on the island. Kate and Sawyer also appear in the clip.
10:38 a.m.: There are clips from the second season DVD set. Among them: backstage footage of the Hurley-Sawyer fight, a short clip of Alvar Hanso and interviews with writers about the Sun-Jin relationship.
10:43 a.m.: Executive producers Bryan Burk, Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof take the stage. The crowd goes wild for Jorge Garcia and Daniel Dae Kim.
10:46 a.m.: The guys mention two strange theories fans have come up with: that the show takes place in Vincent’s mind and that Hurley is Claire‘s baby grown up.
10:52 a.m.: Cuse says fan response has influenced the show in several ways. One of them is the way the show is structured next season, with “pods” of new episodes. The first six episodes, he says, will be “like a miniseries.”
10:54 a.m.: The crowd boos when an audience member tells the panel she wasn’t surprised Lost got no Emmy nods. “We were disappointed and a little bit shocked,” Lindelof says of the snub. He adds that they don’t write the series just to win awards, though.
10:57 a.m.: Uh-oh, did Lindelof just slip? He tells a fan it may be wrong to assume the castaways have “been there as long as they think they’ve been there.” The crowd gasps and applauds. Lindelof says no more.
11 a.m.: Cuse and Lindelof deny the existence of an “underwater hatch.”
11:03 a.m.: Cuse and Lindelof confirm Bernard and Rose do not work for Dharma.
11:04 a.m.: A woman named “Rachel Blake” demands to know the truth about the Hanso Foundation, Joop the monkey and organ harvesting. “Have you no shame?” she screams. Cuse and Lindelof contend there is no foundation. She urges the crowd to check out HansoExposed.com, then storms out of the room. (She leaves through the front exit with two female escorts, implying her appearance is a setup. D’uh!)
11:10 a.m.: Says Lindelof: “You will never, ever hear the word ‘clone’ on Lost.”
11:14 a.m.: It’s revealed that one upcoming DVD feature will show all of Sawyer’s nicknames in one clip.
11:19 a.m.: A girl wearing a homemade Dharma jumpsuit (we told you they were dorks!) asks whether we’ll see Vincent again. The answer: yep. He’s still on the island.
11:28 a.m.: Lindelof says the show has no plans for how many seasons it will last. “Zombies (in) season seven!” a fan shouts.
11:29 a.m.: From Cuse: The hieroglyphics loosely translate to the term “underworld.”
11:30 a.m.: Cuse says Desmond will return next season.
11:32 a.m.: The “monster” on the island is not a “cloud of nanobots,” Lindelof says.
11:33 a.m.: A Lost video game is being developed right now, Cuse says. He adds that Kate will “get with” someone on the island “very soon.”
11:37 a.m.: Lindelof says we will learn more about Libby “next season and beyond.”
11:40 a.m.: It’s revealed that J.J. Abrams co-writes the third-season premiere and may direct the seventh episode.
11:47 a.m.: Lindelof says the third season will feature more adventure, more info about those who captured Jack, Kate and Sawyer and a “vastly different feeling” than the first two seasons. He adds that something will happen halfway through that “will effectively fry everybody’s brains.” He jokes that it will also feature “naked Hurley and Jin.” The first ep is titled “A Tale of Two Cities.”
11:53 a.m.: We see a quick teaser for the new season. It doesn’t reveal anything, but the crowd screams anyway.
Got all that?!? There will be a quiz later.