Producer of hit US show spills secrets.
Talking to the Sci Fi Wire website, executive producer Damon Lindelof, explained that the staff on JJ Abrahms' hit new series Lost are not making it up as they go a long.
"Every mystery that we present on the show - What is the monster? Where does Ethan come from? Why hasn't Claire had her baby yet? - all those are questions that we know the answers to," Lindelof said. "But how and when we present those answers is not written in stone... All I can say is, we're trying, we're doing our best, and we think the answers that we have are pretty cool."
Despite the fantastical elements in the show, Lindelof said as far as possible they look to science fact rather than fiction to provide an explanation. "We're still trying to be firmly ensconced in the world of science fact. I don't think we've shown anything on the show yet that has no rational explanation in the real world that we all function within."
Lindelof confirmed that X Files star Robert Patrick will be just one of the guest stars appearing in the show. "I think part of the fun of our show is that guest stars can pop up in flashbacks, and it'll be a real surprise to the audience," he said. "Instead of stunting it or promo'ing it that way, to suddenly see Robert Patrick on an episode of Lost, I think, is potentially very exciting for people. I'm kind of sorry that slipped out."
Channel Four have the UK rights to Lost, but a transmission date has not been officialy announced. A Summer start date has been mooted on fan messageboards.