Lost reveals meaning of numbers

Lost fans, your numbers are up.

ABC announced today that it will use the interactive game The Lost Experience to give fans of the show a treat. Players of The Lost Experience will have the opportunity to collect clues to decode the mystery behind the set of mysterious numbers that recur on the show.

The numbers 4, 8, 15, 16, 23, and 42 feature prominently in Lost. They were stenciled on the hatch in season one, they were Hurley's winning lottery combination, and they are repeatedly referenced throughout the show in other ways.

"The reward we've always promised from The Lost Experience is information," said Mike Benson, senior vice president of marketing for ABC Entertainment, in a statement. "This additional form of storytelling allows us to engage current and new fans in a genuinely innovative way while delivering the same extraordinary content that Lost provides as a television series."

The Lost Experience is an interactive game spanning the globe that features online and print components. Read a synopsis and join the game at The Lost Experience Blog.

Lost returns to the airwaves in October with an unbroken string of episodes. In November, it will break for 13 weeks, and ABC will run the new Taye Diggs drama Daybreak, after which time Lost will return to finish out the season.

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This sounds pretty exciting at first, but then so did The Lost Experience in the first place and it got old (and confusing) fast. Followed it for a bit but now I just look at the updates and let others do it. To be honest, I dont see how people can find these clues, I dont even know where to start. I also think that the numbers, which are a HUGE part of the mythology should be a thing that is explained in the show. People are gonna feel so cheated if they dont play the game. Also, the fact that it's being explained in the game, kinda sounds to me like it's gonna be something pointless or anti-climactic. I mean, if it was something really cool and revelationy then they would save it for the show surely. I'll probably read up and find out what the revelation is once it's out, but whether I will be going to the trouble to find these 'clues' myself, is pretty doubtful. This whole 'Experience' sounded so interesting at the beginning, and now I feel more 'Lost' than ever!
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I think this sucks. They shouldn't reveal what the numbers mean or what significance they may or may not have. It should have been done through the show, and i feel that people that do not play the game will feel a little left out
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The games been going on for months and i lost track of it after a while, now we get an answer and we have to get back in it...
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Well i love LOST
im definitely gonna play it
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I doubt this 'game' actually answers anything, at best, like the show it'll only give scraps of information, I doubt even that, and like the first poster said, who the f-ck would waste time playing some guessing/riddle game about a show they don't watch. I watch the show and I don't waste time, only some die-hard fans would, luckily for Lost, that's a great part of their fan base, I suppose it got considerably smaller after last season, but it is still large.
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I'm okay with shows trying new ways of enticing or keeping viewers but who's going to be a new fan after completing The Lost Experience?



Who would actually play it without knowledge of the show? Would they understand it at the end? Would they, like me, even care?!



It just seems like the network tried to avoid the sentence "retaining their remaining audience" in that statement. Cynical? yeah, defo.
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Actually it hits the airwaves this OCTOBER, not september. :) Just to clear it out for the people that are reading this article. And editor, you should edit the information out. :) Thank You
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