We have two joyful follow-ups to yesterday’s mixed bag of news that folks were petitioning Disneyland to give Lost its own attraction and that Obama’s State of the Union may pre-empt the show’s season premiere on February 2nd.
First, Movieline reports that Disney actually is work-shopping a Lost ride that would take advantage of the “Kuka arm technology” which is kind of a big robot arm with the rider on the end wearing a dome. The arm then moves the rider and the rider sees the event on the screen. So maybe that’s a smoke monster you can outrun. Or maybe you ARE the smoke monster. It would be an appropriate twist since Lost has been twisting the hell out of their show for five years now. But keep in mind, Disney works on multiple projects at once and this workshop is not a confirmation of a ride happening in the future, so don’t stop signing the petition.
Secondly, Messrs. Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse have both tweeted that Lost will keep its season premiere date of Tuesday, February 2nd, at 9/8c on ABC. There’s no word yet why the White House decided not to use the 2nd, but my guess is that Obama moved his State of the Union on the condition that Lindelof and Cuse tell him what the smoke monster was.