Pilot (2)

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (32)

  • Shannon: (Translating the message from the radio) She's saying, Please help me. Please come get me... I'm alone now. On the island alone. Please someone come. The others, they're... they're dead. It killed them, it killed them all.

  • Hurley: (to Sawyer) We're all in this together man, let's treat each other with a little respect. Sawyer: Shut up, lardo!

  • Sayid: Polar bears don't live near this far south. Boone: This one does. Sawyer: Did. It did.

  • Sawyer: I know your type. Kate: I'm not so sure. Sawyer: Yeah, I've been with girls like you. Kate: Not girls exactly like me.

  • Marshal: You look worried. I'd be worried, too, if I was you. But you've got to stay positive, kiddo. You know, there's always that off chance that they'll believe your story. I know I sure did. Kate: I don't care what you believe.

  • Sawyer: Oh, now's a good time to check the radio. Not before, but now. Sayid: We're up higher. Sawyer: Yes, we are!

  • Kate: What is that? Sayid: Feedback. Kate: Feedback from what? What would do that? Sayid: I don't know. Sawyer: I'll tell you what would do that. This guy not fixing the radio. This thing doesn't even work.

  • Sayid: It's a loop. Iteration, it's repeating the same message. The counter- the next number will end 533. Sawyer: Does anyone know what the hell he's talking about? Sayid: It's a running count of the number of times the message has repeated. It's roughly 30 seconds long so, how long...? (we see him trying to figure it out in his head) Sawyer: Don't forget to carry the 1, chief.

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Notes (18)

  • International Airdates: Denmark: January 14, 2005 on Kanal 5 Qu├ębec (Canada): March 24, 2005 on Radio-Canada Greece: August 5, 2008 at 23.00 on ANT1

  • Awards won:
    - 2005 Emmy Awards for "Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series", "Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore)", "Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series" and "Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Series".
    - Casting Society of America's 2005 Artios for "Best Dramatic Pilot Casting".
    - *2005 VES (Visual Effects Society) Award for "Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Broadcast Program"*. The episode was also nominated for the 2005 Emmy Awards for "Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series", but didn't win. *Not along Part 1.

  • The scene where Sawyer shoots a polar bear became very problematic, as discussed on the Season 1 DVD special, "Welcome to Oahu". The original test screening preview of the episode showed a stuffed bear that looked unrealistic when frozen in screen capture; this was later replaced with a much more realistic CGI animation.

  • The French transmission was dubbed in German for the French version.

  • Aired in Sweden on February 9th, 2005.

  • A Charlie and Kate-centric episode.

  • J.J. Abrams, Damon Lindelof & Jeffrey Lieber received a 2005 Emmy nomination for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series for their work on this two-hour pilot episode.

  • J.J. Abrams won the 2005 Emmy for Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series for his work on this two-hour pilot episode.

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Trivia (10)

  • Goof: When Sayid says that he fought in the Gulf War, Hurley says he had a buddy who also fought there, stating "He was in the 104th Airborne." There was no unit designated "104th Airborne" that fought in the Gulf War. There was, however, a 104th Airborne that fought in Chechnya for the Russian Federation in 2004.

  • When Sayid and Sawyer are fighting, Sayid says "Ibn al-kalb" to him. This translates to "Son of a bitch".

  • When Kate, Sayid, Boone, Shannon and Charlie are leaving the camp to test the tranceiver, Sawyer is reading a letter and we can see that he is not shaved. A couple of seconds later, when he joins them he is shaved, which wouldn't be possible in this time frame.

  • Numbers: 8 The ring charlie has in his right hand has 8 point-lane.

  • Boone had no way of knowing that the pilot was killed on Charlie, Kate and Jack's trip to the front of the plane? When asked if there were any survivors, Jack replied no while Charlie and Kate looked away.

  • Numbers: 16 The message the survivors pick up has been repeating itself for 16 years.

  • As stated by Locke, backgammon is (probably) the oldest game in the world, being over 5,000 years old and dating back to ancient Mesopotamia.

  • When Jack was about to pull out the shrapnel from the marshal, you can see the marshal's legs are crossed. Someone unconscious couldn't do this and I don't think anyone else would have thought to cross an unconscious person's legs.

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Allusions (1)

  • Event: Walt reading a comic book Before being approached by his father, Walter is reading a comic book in Spanish. This comic is called Faster Friends, featuring DC Comics heroes The Flash (Jay Garrick and Wally West) and Green Lantern (Alan Scott and Kyle Rayner). The comic does make reference to a polar bear and two generations of people uniting, but the total significance of the comic book is unknown.