Archive for June, 2008

Join Us in the Lost Fantasy League

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

LOST Fantasy LeagueOur friends over at DarkUFO are hosting the Lost Fantasy League for the upcoming fifth season of “LOST,” and we invite you to play along with us! Jen and I were fortunate to be able to participate last year, along with over 2,500 other “LOST” fans, and this year the LFL is introducing “mini leagues.” Now you can join forces with your favorite “LOST” community… and of course we’d be honored if you’d sign up as part of “The Transmission” team!

Get all the details over at the Lost Fantasy League announcement, which includes the link to the official entry form. Create your “fantasy team” by choosing one character each from eight different groups. Points will be awarded or taken away throughout Season 5 as various things happen to your team’s members, from hearing whispers (30 points) to getting killed (-30 points). It’s a lot of work for Dark UFO and LFL guru “G-Man,” but it’s a lot of fun for everyone else.

So sign up, build your “fantasy team,” and join “The Transmission” mini-league today! Season 5 is only… six months away. Sigh. [Thanks to Connie in Alaska for the heads up!]

Upcoming: Season 4 in Review

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

Now that we’ve had a month to fully process the wild ride that was Season 4 of “LOST,” Jen and I plan to return for a wrap-up edition of “The Transmission.” From “The Beginning of the End” to “There’s No Place Like Home,” how does Season 4 stand among the rest? We’d love to hear your take. What were the low points and high points? The biggest twists? The smallest details? What questions loom the largest for the two seasons that lie ahead, and what answers do you think will ultimately be delivered? Comment below, or call the LostLine at (808) 356-0127!

Ahead in the hiatus, we’ll definitely be reporting on and from ComicCon, and hopefully putting together a mix of “LOST” reports, from revisiting past seasons to dissecting a character or two. Of course, “LOST” production resumes in August, so stay tuned for some early reports from The Island!

The Hiatus: What Should We Do?

Sunday, June 1st, 2008

The fantastic finale closed out Season Four in grand style, but it also marked the beginning of yet another long, dark hiatus before “LOST” returns in 2009. What’s a “LOST” fan to do? Jen and I are taking a break as well, but there’s some good stuff on the horizon. In July, we’ll be traveling to San Diego to attend Comic Con, where we’ll join other “LOST” podcasters and fans and hopefully hear some great “LOST” news. We’ve also signed on to contribute to “The Jay and Jack Show.” But beyond that, what do you want to hear from us (if anything at all)?

Many listeners have asked to see “HawaiiUP” revived, the Hawaii-focused podcast that begat “The Transmission.” I’ve been fond of the suggestion that we break Jen’s short segments out into their own show: “The Pith of Pop” podcast, which would tackle music, movies, TV, and other pop culture goodness. But as far as “LOST” talk goes, there are lots of possibilities. We could cover episodes from Season 2 and Season 3. We could do a “LOST” book club, examining individual books referenced in the show. Or, we could examine “LOST” characters one at a time, or “LOST” themes (from music to names to literary references). What’s your pleasure?

Trans 2008-06-01: “There’s No Place Like Home – Parts 2 and 3”

Sunday, June 1st, 2008

This episode of “The Transmission” takes a look at “There’s No Place Like Home – Parts 2 and 3,” the season finale for the fourth season of “LOST.” We recap the two-hour episode in eight minutes, then spend some time discussing it in greater detail. Then, we turn it over to You All Everybody, featuring our brilliant listeners and readers. In the Forward Cabin, we discuss what we might do during the long, dark hiatus.

Get iTunes | Subscribe to MP3 | Subscribe to Enhanced Podcast (AAC)


  • 0:00:00 Introduction
  • 0:01:23 “LOST” in 8 Minutes
  • 0:09:29 Discussion
  • 0:47:02 You All Everybody: Feedback
  • 1:15:08 The Forward Cabin: Hiatus Plans
  • 1:20:31 Closing

To download this LostCast, click the “Pod” icon below, or cut-and-paste the following URL:

Subscribe Download 1:07:30/52MB MP3 — Technorati: ,