On this day in 2004, J. J. Abrams' series Lost debuted on cable. Filmed at a cost of over $10million, it was the most expensive pilot of all time.
The weird, twisting tale of plane-crash survivors stranded on a desert island populated by mysterious Others and bizarre monsters was one of the biggest cult TV hits of the century and created a succession of addicts. Even if, by the end, even the hardest core fan wasn't entirely sure whether the characters were dead or alive.
We are toasting Abrams and all his works (Star Trek - yay!) with an aptly named Islander. Cheers!
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