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LOST Writers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse Talk The Final Season & Expectations (No Spoilers)

"We really feel we are very committed to this notion of not stripping the show of its essential mystery. I mean, mystery exists in life and we kind of always go back to the midi-chlorians example [in the ‘Star Wars’ prequel films]. Your understanding of the Force was not aided by knowing that there were little particles swimming around in the bloodstreams of Jedi.

There are sort of fundamental elements of mystery and magic to the show that are unexplainable, and any attempt to explain them would actually harm the show, and in our opinion, the legacy of the show. So we’re trying to find the right blend of answering questions, but also leaving the things that should be mysterious mysterious.”

After the hype and (really) unfounded expectations put on the Apple iPad and how everyone seems to think that every product needs to be tailored exactly to their needs, it’s interesting to think how folks are going to react to the final season and the finale of LOST. I’m thinking it’ll be pretty divided, and I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that.

Either way, I have always thought that Lindelof and Cuse have been some of the smartest, most level-headed folks you’d ever want to be the head of your favorite show. They so far seem to know what works and what doesn’t, so I don’t feel like there will be any disappointment from me whatsoever after the final minute airs. Other than the fact that there won’t be anymore LOST. That’ll still suck.

AVClub: There are new SpongeBob DVDs coming out too, right?

Tom Kenny: I saw a commercial for one today. I believe it’s called Friend Or Foe. I’ll be honest, I don’t really know that much about it. Who could keep up with the flood of SpongeBob products? I always picture, in the far future, some decimated Earth and some guy in a Hazmat suit, like the last guy on Earth, just wondering what all this shit is with this square yellow thing on it. Like in the Forbidden Zone, like the baby doll in Planet Of The Apes. ‘This must have been some square god that they worshipped. This image is everywhere, Dr. Zaius.’

Tom Kenny, voice of Spongebob

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