Monday, December 15, 2008

DSA Announcement #4 82


The latest Dharma Special Access announcement features two videos - an intentionally ambiguous Q & A with Damon and Carlton, and a sneak peek of an upcoming scene from Season 5 of Lost. This week's password is: kapalaran.
Hey, guys. Happy Holidays.

One of the fun things about shooting the show in Hawaii is how completely inconsequential Mother Nature makes us feel. This week a landslide hit one of our upcoming locations, and now we can't shoot there for a couple of weeks while the site is restored. In season two it rained for a truly Biblical 42 straight days and nights, which required lots of schedule revisions, and when that wasn't possible our fearless crew put on their wading boots and shot for days on end in mud that was literally knee deep and higher.

Speaking of mud, this week our exclusive video for you features OUR ANSWERS to YOUR QUESTIONS, which many of you sadly will find maddeningly obtuse and muddy. Other LOST fans, like our mothers for example, will find our answers sparking, insightful and maybe even amusing.

And finally, based on how popular the last sneak peek was, we also have another exclusive look at a scene from the premiere episode. Click on the link below, enter the password, and all will be revealed. Enjoy. And until next week...

Aloha,

Damon and Carlton
dharmaspecialaccess.com
ENTER PASSWORD
kapalaran

http://ll.media.abc.com/video/flv/526x296/LOST_551_DharmaSpecialAccessF_Dharma_SpecialAccess_HD_42e703f8-9d18-4e71-a83f-08a51435a975_1903446.flv

http://ll.media.abc.com/video/flv/526x296/LOST_0057ILOS191423EH_LOSTBACKTOTHEISLANDS_Dharma_SpecialAccess_HD720p_7430bb80-3321-4325-a3fd-504983a38f40_1903358.flv

82 comments:

memphish said...

I'm planning to watch the Q&A, but not the preview. I like the hats in the clip.

Black Swan said...

second!!! kapalaran = a place in Indonesia and also means destiny

memphish said...

So Kapalaran Calls?

Black Swan said...

Could be, memphish... lol! So, is this the place to discuss both videos or just the one with Darlton's "answers" to the white swan questions?

maven said...

It would have been a lot more funny if the wreath Damon put up was in the shape of a Dharma station! LOL

I watched the clip...do we discuss it here or at TLC? I'm still confused!

Sayid'sgirl said...

maven
Since Dennis made a post on the DSA here I would assume we'd discuss the sneek peek here. We have in the past. I didn't watch the clip this time. I've waited so long for the new season to start I don't want these clips ruining it.

If they were being honest and the Smoke Monster has been on the island before the D.I. then that makes me want to know even more about the the Four Toed Statue people, because it had to be their creation. IMO. I've been curious about that statue ever since we first seen it.

maven said...

Sayid'sgirl: Yes, the Smoke Monster answer was the only one of real value! I'm guessing that the DI was trying to control it. Maybe Ben was truthful when Locke asked him about the SM and Ben said he didn't know.

I would think we can discuss the sneak here, but I hate to exclude those who don't want to watch it and then they would have to stay away from this thread.

Dennis said...

I'm fine with people discussing clips that Damon and Carlton give us, but you guys decide. I can make a separate post for spoiler discussion if you want or whatever... just let me know.

maven said...

Thanks, Dennis!

The only thing I wanted to say about the clip was that Ben is still lying left and right!

Sayid'sgirl said...

I don't know about anyone else but I don't mind if the clips are discussed here. I'm pretty good at advoiding spoilers here if they happen to pop up on occasion. And since I know you'll be discussing it here I'll know to have a fast scroller finger if I see the start of something I want to advoid. lol

maven said...

And I think that Ben is the person behind the DNA thing in the previous sneak peak. He has to get a way for Kate to want to leave her perfect life with Aaron and go back to the island. He's probably manipulating everyone to want to go back.

Ellen said...

I definitely agree Maven! (Hi!*)
xxoo

Black Swan said...

I agree that Ben is lying....look at this picture, here:

just look at this face!

I think Jack is doing his share of not telling all, also. I think Locke (Bentham) told him a lot more than he's admitting to Ben.

I kind of got the same feeling as you maven, that Ben is behind the lawyers showing up at Kate's house.

Black Swan said...

Ange, your pics of the ice-storm on mypspace are amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!

maven said...

Everyone is lying! LOL

Last I heard from Ange on FB: She's still without electricity and her generator blew!

Sayid'sgirl said...

Oh no. I hate to hear that.I sent her a message on myspace this morning and things were ok then. I hope she's able to get another one. Or some place safe and warm.

Sayid'sgirl said...

By ok I mean her generator was working then.

maven said...

The latest: She has an extension cord from a neighbor, and she's going to get a shower at the neighbor's tomorrow. But she's very cold! And she still thinks no power until Friday! :) We all want to send her electricity!

Sayid'sgirl said...

Thanks for the update maven.
I'm sending her warm thoughts.
I wish I could send her electricity.

Stephan said...

I think the part about the runway in the Q&A was important too. I'm too lazy to find the exact quote, but Damon (right guy?) bet that it wasn't important to the plot against Carlton (left guy?) who said it was integral to season 5.

Then, Damon said the loser of the bet could punch the winner in the stomach, and Carlton said that things didn't look good for him.

I take that to mean that the runway is really important, and maybe it ties in with Ajira Airways.

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maven said...

Stephen: My first thought, too, was: Runway=Ajira Airways! But I can't imagine a jet the size we see on the Ajira site landing on that airstrip! Damon was the one who took the bet that the runway meant nothing, whereas Carlton bet that it would be very important to the story. They both should have a big "A" tattooed on their foreheads...A for ambiguous!

Stephan said...

Haha, it's good to know who is who now. All I know for sure is, this season will be AWESOME! I can't wait!

Nathan said...

Yipee! I got my question answered! (In case you were wondering, my question was the one about the smoke monster and the Dharma Initiative)
Plus, mine was pretty much the only one they actually gave a substantial answer to...so that's definitely cool.

maven said...

Wow, Nathan! How impressive! And you're right...it's the only answer without ambiguity! LOL

Rom said...

Kapalaran in tagalog means Fate.

Squeeee!!!!! said...

Really great spoiler pict's over on DarkUFO!!!
Here is the link if you want to be spoiled. http://spoilerslost.blogspot.com/

Squeeee!!!!! said...

Sheesh!!!! and a video of a Desmond!!!! Just too many spoilers showing up!!!!
http://forum.spoilertv.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=3514

memphish said...

Squeeee!!!! -- Glad you are excited, but we're trying to stay spoiler free over here.

Squeeee!!!!! said...

memphish,
Thats why I didn't say what was in the spoilers, but put them out there for the people who don't mind them. :)

Shoot except saying a name.... Sorry! :(

memphish said...

That's what I worried about too Squeee!!!! Sorry to be such a stick in the mud, but I just don't want to know until the episode tells me.

maven said...

Can appreciate your excitement, Squeeeee!, but like Memphish said, any little tidbit (even like a name) can give away a whole lot.

Squeeee!!!!! said...

Shines a Men in Black light into memphish and maven's eyes ( and anyone else I inadvertently spoiled.)
"You will not remember anything Lost until the time comes... Squeeee is very sorry!"
Huh? What? Season 5 is only a little more than a month away? YAY!!! lol

Squeeee!!!!! said...

Shoot! I totally forgot to put on my RayBan's. LOL

P.S. I really am sorry.

Sayid'sgirl said...

Squeeee!!!!!
Hey don't beat yourself up. You're forgiven. You didn't give away that much. We know Desmond's a character on the show. And I don't think he's going to sit on Penny's boat all season.
And by the way welcome to the blog.

Black Swan said...

Hi guys (and hello to newcomer, sqeeee!!). I'm excited about how close we're getting to Season 5!!!

I actually saw the promo pics and have decided to view the spoilers this year. It must be because my patience turned bitter:) It will be a new experience for me, since I never did the spoilers before. I'll let you know later if I regret it! At least then I can decide whether or not to be spoiler-free for the last season.

Capcom said...

Welcome Squeeee!

Wow, Swanny, thinking about spoilers for season 6 makes me scared. We might have to go computer-free for that last month before the season starts! :-o

maven said...

No big deal, Squeeeee!

Codysmom (BS): I, too, have broken my golden rule and have watched the clips from DSA. I figure Darlton wouldn't give too much away and really spoil any big surprise. The "bad" spoilers on other sites is what I am avoiding. It's sort of like good cholesterol and bad cholesterol! LOL

And if we thought spoilers are bad now, S6 is just going to be very dangerous for us!

Sayid'sgirl said...

Oh my gosh. I don't even want to think what Season 6 is going to be like.
Except for the Kate clip I've stayed spoiler free. And I've decided to skip the rest of them.
I have watched the promo videos but I don't consider them spoilers. Althought there was something interesting I didn't expect in one of them on ABC.

Dennis said...

What does everyone think about Lostpedia moving over to Wikia?

Anyone have any experience with them?

maven said...

I don't much about it at all. It seems like a good thing.

Black Swan said...

capcom, lol, swanny:)

Yeah, I decided to go all spoilery starting just earlier this week. That means other than the DSA and all promos and sneak peeks, I'm even now getting into the spoiler stuff at darkufo (but I'm not going back to see what I missed). I think the thing about spoilers is that what you get is very subjective as far as interpretation and who knows when TPTB are trying to fool us? BUT I have seen some definite things and I must say it's very, very interesting!!!

Black Swan said...

dennis, sorry I don't know anything about Wikia and hadn't heard that.. I'll check your link.

scoutpost said...

Hey everyone! Just dropping by for a quick hello. Haven't had a chance to check out this DSA yet. I have been watching season 4 on DVD while staying up late wrapping presents, baking, etc. (too much to do, too little time- you'd think I'd get organized since I get behind every year! ;P) Anyway, I'm taking mental notes and may jot a few things down, but I have some questions, you all can probably clear up. It's been a lot of fun watching the epis back to back- I've picked up on things I didn't before. I had forgotten how great season 4 was!! I soooooo can't wait until next month!

BTW- Happy Belated Birthday Dennis!!! Thanks for all the work you do on this (and the Fringe) blog. Hope you had a wonderful day!

takes a village said...

I've been watching the DVD also.The DSA's and the sneak peaks may take some of the edge off seeing the episodes,but I can't help myself.
I am being careful not to go to places where major spoilers will get me.That would be commiting spoilicide.

maven said...

FYI: There's a new promo out. It's posted at Dark's under spoilers. It is unbelievable. All I can say is they definitely know how to build anticipation for S5! There is so much going on in that promo...including reversed audio!

Sayid'sgirl said...

Thanks maven
I'm on my way to take a look.
I can't get enough promo videos.
But I don't want to see a sneek peek that is an entire scene.

memphish said...

I have a hard time figuring out where to post these days. Guess I'll pull a double like Maven. :-)

First, so glad to see people starting to check in as the season approaches. Hi everyone old and new!

Second, I'm very, very scared to watch ABC now. I remember last year having to avert my eyes every time a LOST promo came on during football which is pretty much the only thing I watch on ABC. Maybe Auburn's abysmal season is a blessing in disguise. Weagle, Weagle indeed Lost2010.

Finally, a Very Blessed Holiday Season to everyone!

Black Swan said...

OMG, the new Lost promo is amazing!!! Can't wait 'til January!!

Melissa_Lossa said...

Ooh, good promo! I'm trying to avoid stuff like spoilerfix and other blatant reports, but I can't help watching promos and sneak peaks. :)

maven said...

I am tired of posting on both sites! Any talk of the promos since they directly relate to the show should be over at TLC, IMHO!
Plus, Dennis' post does warn people that talk of spoilers might be happening there.

I think this site should be for the DSA releases, since they are sort of the outcome of the failed ARG. This is just my opinion.

Happy Holidays to all. Happy Hanukkah (which starts this Sunday)!

Dennis said...

That sounds good to me Maven.

Should I make a new post at TLC with some of the promos? Maybe someone could compile a list of links for me... :)

Happy Hanukkah!

maven said...

Dennis: Thanks! I don't know about the links for the promos. I know DarkUFO has them under spoilers as well as DocArtz. They are from ABC. And I'm sure you know to put a spoiler warning on the post! :)

Lisa said...

well, we just got our light back on 20 minutes ago after 8 days without power. I think we are now going to have a cooking party so that everything in our freezer isn't a total loss. We have like $600 worth of food in there that is almost totally thawed that has to now be cooked or will be a total loss. Nothing here was damaged on our land except on possible exception. There is a tree leaning because the roots are pulling out of the ground. it's hanging right over our little chicken pen so Kevin is on his way out to hopefully cut it down before it crashes with the weight of the new snow that's on the way. there is a foot of snow coming in the next hour so they say. Yuck !! I have my fingers crossed that the coop and chickens will survive this mess. Anyway, glad to be back with lights, heat and a hot shower. Hope you are all ok. Lisa

Capcom said...

Wow, glad that you're getting back online Lisa! Your party idea reminds me of a not-so-funny-but-funny thing that happend to a coworker of mine. Their youngest kid got something out of the big freezer and the door didn't close all the way (for the whole day) so they had to have a "Meat Party" and invited us all over to help them eat all the meat.

Yes, save the chickens! Aw, many prayers that things will get easier and the snow won't fall. :-)

Sayid'sgirl said...

maven
That sounds good to me too. I've been doing some double posting on occasion too. Plus that way I won't feel guilty when I post something about the promos.
lisa
Sorry to hear about losing your food. Glad your power is finally back on. Hope the snow that's coming doesn't cause any more damage. Stay safe.

Black Swan said...

Lisa, glad you have your power back!!! Sorry you had to go through that and hate to tell you, but if you're going to get the snow we're getting now, watch out!!! We have at least 8 inches new snow and it's still coming (and blowing). What a storm! Even the universities are closed here, so you know it's bad.

dennis, I sent you some links....

maven said...

Sorry to hear what you went through Lisa! Glad it's over.I know Ange had a terrible time in that ice storm by her.

And it sounds like a lot of you need to buckle down for more bad weather.

Ange said...

Oh Lisa, I totally feel your pain. Your in NH? I'm in Gardenr, MA and the Army/National Guard is still here. I was out of power for 6 days and it was not even a little fun. I have learned that I am NOT GOOD without heat, water, and power LOL. I guess I wouldn't make it as a contestant on Survivor. Glad you and yours are okay, and I hope the chickens made it. I dunno about you but I'm still catching up on my internetting, for example I just realized there was a new post. Off to catch up.

maven said...

Happy Hanukkah to those who celebrate the Festival of Lights.

Capcom said...

Ditto! :-D

Sayid'sgirl said...

Happy Hanukkah maven and to all those who celebrate.

Black Swan said...

New DSA is up... password yksnizdar (read it backwards.... !!!)

maven said...

A little holiday gift from Darlton: The new DSA video is up. Nothing really new in it, but they are the funniest comic team ever! LOL There are two potential spoilers as they quickly intro a screen shot of new characters. Everything is up at Dark's under spoilers.

You beat me to it, BS! I guess you can consider the password a spoiler, too!

(Still hate this double posting thing!)

Black Swan said...

Yes, maven... I still get confused with the double-post thing!

I found it interesting that in the DSA video Darlton kept talking about CHANGING THE FUTURE....

maven said...

Yeah, they have always made such a point of NOT be able to change the future!

Sayid'sgirl said...

Yeah I'd say the password is a spoiler. If you think to read it backwards.
But I had a feeling he'd show up after the promo.

Sayid'sgirl said...

maven
Thanks for the heads up they quickly intro the new characters. I was able to avoid that.
I thought it was a little silly. Along the lines of the filler stuff they put in the podcasts like the banjo playng.
Hurry up January 21st!!!

Takes a Village said...

Happy Hanukkah.
Nice catch Black Swan.
I feel bad for all you folks trapped in a bloody snow globe.The weather down here in So. Fl. will be highs 70's,lows 60's this week.
I'll just have to dream of a white Christmas.

Sayid'sgirl said...

maven
Thanks for the heads up they quickly intro the new characters. I was able to avoid that.
I thought it was a little silly. Along the lines of the filler stuff they put in the podcasts like the banjo playng.
Hurry up January 21st!!!
LOL I thought I posted this 4 hours ago!! Guess I got side tracked.

Sayid'sgirl said...

Although judging by that first sentence it looked like I was drunk when I typed it.
I think I meant to say.
Thanks for the heads up on the quickly intro-ed new characters.

Sayid'sgirl said...

Wishing all the LoCos a very Merry Christmas!
Be safe and stay warm.

Sayid'sgirl said...

Of course we know you're staying warm TAV. :-)

maven said...

Merry Christmas to my LoCos Family! Hope everyone has a wonderful holiday time with family and friends. Stay warm and safe!

Capcom said...

Merry Christmas everyone, hope you all have a special one in spite of all the hard times right now. :-x

LOL the "bloody snow globe", Village. X-D You always throw out a good funny.

And hey FYSB, Happy Holidays to you too, where ever you are. And the same to other LoCos who haven't come around lately also.

Love you guys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ange said...

Happy Holidays Everyone!

memphish said...

And to you and everyone Ange! Nice work.

Holli

maven said...

Thanks for your LOST Holiday greeting card, Ange!

Capcom said...

Awesome Ange!:-)

Takes a Village said...

A Merry Christmas morning to you all.
An ongoing Happy Hanukkah also.

Anonymous said...

Hi. This is Eugene. I have not been around much lately. I hope everyone is well and enjoying the holidays. The Ajira website is working. Is this old and I just missed it? You can book flights and print a boarding pass.

Ange said...

Thanks Eugene!
Dennis made a new post, so NEW POST!