Hey Chad, we’d love to get these back online, but there doesn’t seem to be a streaming video solution available that will enable us to do it anymore. We can experiment with making them available to download, but that really gets into a legal grey area with copyright laws. Would still love any suggestions anyone can offer to get these back up! If we only had ABC’s blessing, there would be no problem at all.
Hey all, in case you haven’t heard the news, Megaupload has been taken down by the FBI. This means that its sister site, Megavideo is also now offline. And since Megavideo is where all the episodes of Lost Revised were hosted, those are now all offline too.
You can read more about what went down over at ew.com.
In the meantime, can anyone recommend another site where we can host the episodes of Lost Revised? While we do feel these revised episodes are a form of artistic expression, they clearly contain copyrighted material, meaning that YouTube and Vimeo are unfortunately not an option.
Any suggestions much appreciated!
UPDATE: Just to clarify, we need a site that provides embeddable streaming-video players, not just a place to upload the files. Ideas?
The episodes are all free to watch!
Unfortunately, because of the way the players work, you will get a pop-up ad when you first click “play.” However, all you need to do is close the ad, then click the play button again, and it should function properly.
Basically, when the play button is red, clicking it will launch the ad. Then the play button will turn green (in the original window), and clicking it will play the episode.
Let us know if you’ve tried that and you’re still having trouble!
Absolutely! We’ll be finishing the whole project VERY soon. Stay tuned and let us know what you think!
Friends, it’s time for the return of Lost Revised. We’re dreadfully sorry for the long delay between episodes. Let’s call it a mid-season break, shall we? Needless to say, real life got the best of us for quite a while, but we remain committed to this project, and are now on course to see it through to the end. Episode 13 is going online today, and the final five episodes will follow shortly after.
Honestly, we figure if you stuck with Lost for the full six seasons, you clearly have a great deal of patience, and this little break is nothing compared to some of the other waits we all had to endure. Hopefully you’ve been enjoying this project so far, and have decided that the idea we set out to prove is a solid one. Check out episode 13 and let us know what you think. More to come very soon.
Hey, good question! I’m going to have to wait until I’m finished and then see. Check back in after the finale is up, and I’ll have a better answer for you then.
Meanwhile, another quick update: I know I promised a new episode over the weekend, but I’ve been super busy, and will now be on vacation for the next couple of weeks. Long story short, the next episode will be up here the first week of November.
Sorry for the delay, but I promise it’s worth it. Plus, we’re almost there!
Thanks for the kind words… and sorry for the lack of updates! As tends to happen in life, I got sidetracked a bit — but as a wise man once said, “It only ends once. Everything before that is just progress.” And progress indeed continues. If all goes well, I’ll have Episode 13 online this weekend, in fact!
When I started this project, a lot of people asked me how I would handle Desmond’s episode, “Happily Ever After” (Episode 11). Mostly, the answer was, “We’ll see when I get there.” Now that we’ve finally crossed that bridge, I discovered two things: 1) That it really wasn’t as difficult as I anticipated and 2) that, on the flip side, the editing unfortunately left the entire episode at just over ten minutes long.
As a result, what I decided to do is combine the Revised versions of Episodes 11 and 12 into a single episode of Lost Revised. Once put together, they actually work quite well as a single installment — one that still clocks in at just under the length of a standard canon episode. In fact, if it wasn’t for the duplicate credits, you probably wouldn’t notice at all.
Also, apologies in advance for the slight glitches toward the end. I was working with the only files I was able to track down at the moment, so it was really unavoidable. (And for the record, what Locke says is that it *isn’t* the only well.) Enjoy, and feel free to share your thoughts!
As you may have heard, the official series epilogue of Lost appeared online today. We’re happy to say that, like Lost Revised, “The New Man in Charge” also overlooks the existence of the sideways storyline, and focuses only on things in the real world (so to speak). We won’t spoil it for you if you haven’t seen it yet, but we will say it provides some satisfying answers to more than a few unresolved questions, even if it does get a bit heavy-handed in terms of its rapid-fire reveals. There’s even a heartwarming moment or two, and a very cool resolution at the end. Look for some much-missed familiar faces, a new orientation video, and yet another unexpected twist.
You can watch a new clip here »
If you’ve seen Ab Aeterno (the ninth episode of season six) before, then you already know that this was one of the only episodes of the season that didn’t feature any footage from the sideways world. As such, we’re uploading it as is, uncut from the way it originally aired. Of course, we’ve still labeled it Lost Revised Episode 09, but that’s purely for continuity purposes.
It’s important for the sake of this project that you see the entire season as it would have appeared without the existence of the sideways world. That includes Ab Aeterno, which therefore takes its place as Episode 09 of Lost Revised. Additionally, this episode represents Lost at its finest — it’s a prime example of just how brilliant this show could be when at its best. If this kind of consideration could have been applied throughout the entire season, there would have been no need for this project in the first place.
We got a note from Dani Rosenoer on Twitter today, pointing us toward his blog post attempting to make some sense out of all the open-ended mysteries on Lost. Some of what he puts forward is speculation regarding things left unexplained, while some of it is wishful thinking as to how things could have been done differently. He’s obviously given it all a lot of thought, and he’s got some very cool ideas. Whether you agree with them or not, it’s worth a read: Lost: Answers @ Rosenoer.com »
As for us, we’ll continue on our humble mission to focus exclusively on revising Season 6. But if you have other interesting Lost-related stuff to send our way, we’d always love to see/hear it!