Lights, Camera, Community: Oceanic6

By Tim Surette

Mar 05, 2009

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He's the editor for the major awards shows--The Academy Awards, The Emmys, and The Golden Globes--but he's also a HUGE Lost fan. Level 30 user Oceanic6 chats with us about his favorite things on television. Tell us a bit about yourself and your role here at

Oceanic6: Well, I'm Ben and i live in NY. By day I work in finance but by night I'm Oceanic6 on My role here is mainly devoted to the upkeep of my awards shows, but as you can see writing reviews is also part of fame. How much TV do you watch in a typical week?

Oceanic6: I do love my TV, I'd say i watch about 20 hours per week Finally! A huge Lost fan I can talk to. What do you think of the new season so far?

Oceanic6: After the first few episodes I was in a prolonged state of awe. The fifth season has been massive so far with a new structure, heaps of twists and turns and some intense action scenes. I will admit that some characters haven't aged well and Sawyer spending the whole first episode topless was the most desperate grab for female viewers ever. Overall, it is looking that season 5 will be the best ever. What are some of your favorite Lost theories you’ve heard?

Oceanic6: I love hearing people taking a stab at answering the "Who is Jacob?" question, I've heard theories that say he's Dr. Candle all the way to other theorists saying that he's Vincent. My favorites at the moment is that 815 wasn't meant to crash and the Freighter people were Dharma members. Many critics say awards shows are boring, over-hyped, and unnecessary. You love them though. What is it about these events you like?

Oceanic6: The thing i like about awards shows is that it isn't just a night where celebrities are handed chunks of gold. The events are the heart and soul of film and TV, it gives every person in show biz something to strive for and in one night you see the best of the best being recognized. Also, every annual event contains a new milestone or occurrence that makes it special and I've tried to make sure that every individual page of the award shows I'm the editor of contains these. How would you change television if you had a chance?

Oceanic6: I would try to bring more option into television, with people watching what they want and (more importantly) when they want rather than having to comply with whatever the King of TV decides. I would also include more entertaining viewing at all hours so if people can't sleep they won't have to make do with infomericals and preachers. What upcoming shows are you looking forward to most?

Oceanic6: Life for Dummies and The Cleveland Show are definetly the two shows I'm yearning for right now. Even if they both don't make it to air, what's on currently is fine. What do you do in your spare time?

Oceanic6: Most of my spare time is spent hanging out with my friends, i've just began a health kick so i've been hitting the gym regularly. I also spend a lot of my time trying new things which is how i found in the first place. Thanks so much for talking to us!

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  • Mdinkle1 Mar 07, 2009

    Great interview Ben, I love Lost too :)

  • tvaddict_10 Mar 07, 2009

    Cool interview Ben :)

  • efc91 Mar 06, 2009

    Finally I found it should make these things easier to find :( Great interview Oceanic6 you did a great job ansering these questions and it was very intresting, good job :)

  • abdullah2220 Mar 06, 2009

    WOW, Brillaint Interview, Thanks Oceanic6, You're a great friend, Thank you so much for putting me as a top Friend, i feel great. I learnt more about you now, i did not know you are from New York. Well again Excellent interview. Well Congrats on this, See ya!

  • casabonita83 Mar 06, 2009

    Excellent interview. You put me as a top friend with abdullah and aj =)(That's great)

    I never you came from New York. I wonder who will be interviewed next. Who knows.

  • hrgaffney Mar 06, 2009

    Loved the interview. Lost is my favourite show too. Well done!

  • oceanic6 Mar 06, 2009

    Thanks so much, it's always been my dream to featured on the "Lights, Camera, Community". But a huge thanks to Tim Surette, you are the king.

  • pikastatic100 Mar 06, 2009

    Awesome interview, great job, Oceanic!:D I haven't watched Lost since around when Season 4 began, though I might get back into watching it at some point.

  • IndianaMom Mar 06, 2009

    Great interview!

  • studog2961 Mar 06, 2009

    I have never seen Lost. I did enjoy this interview, great job Oceanic6!! Can't wait to see who's next!!