From an alleged early writer’s guide to LOST, this clipping is my favorite. Contradiction reveals itself over time, I guess.
Via Boing Boing
In the era of convergence, television producers are developing transmedia narratives to cater to consumers who are willing to follow their favorite shows across multiple media channels. At the same time, there still remains a need to preserve an internally coherent television show for more traditional viewers. This thesis offers a model for how transmedia storytelling can coexist with and enhance a television narrative, using Lost as a case study. By building a world to be discovered, creating a hierarchy of strategic gaps, focusing on the unique capabilities of each extension, and using the “validation effect” to reward fans for their cross-media traversals, television/transmedia producers can provide a satisfying experience for hard-core and casual fans alike.
Transmedia Storytelling in Television 2.0 by Aaron Smith, 2009
Abrams told Braun that there wasnt quite enough there for a series, but suggested that „The island has to be a character in the show, and somethings wrong with the island.“ Braun agreed, so long as Abrams promised to keep things in the realm of „scientific fact“ and have an explanation for everything.