The Lost Heroes

Lost co-creator Damon Lindelof and Tim Kring, creator of NBC’s Heroes, are friends and used to work together on Crossing Jordan. Entertainment Weekly’s Lost specialist Jeff Jensen even speculates about a secret connection between Lost and Heroes.

While watching Heroes I spotted a few more connections to Lost:

The character Matt Parkman is played by Greg Grunberg, a friend of JJ Abrams who played the pilot in Lost, and former Lost supervising producer and comic book writer Jeph Loeb is one of the writers of Heroes.

Lost is till my favorite show, but so far, Heroes has been really cool.

Have you spotted any other similarities between the two shows?

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19 Responses to The Lost Heroes

  1. Julie says:

    Not yet.. but both shows definately rock. With the shows being similiar in nature… as in you have to believe somewhere that the impossible might just be possible…it amazes me that people that I know LOVE heroes but still cant admit that they “might” just like Lost…..

  2. sawyerseviltwin says:

    For me, the jury is still out on Heroes. I thought the Lost Experience game was convoluted; Heroes is ranking right up there. Even after the “marathon” last night it still feels too disjointed. Don’t get me wrong, it has the makings of a very good series, however, things need to flow a little better.

    Just my two-cents.

  3. Andreas L says:

    Perhaps the only similarity i’ve seen is the comic books featured in both.

    Heroes is currently a lot better than Lost in my opinion.
    It has a storyline.

  4. CAROLYN A ROGERS says:

    I have been happily bobbing along with this series, enjoying the mysteries and good acting, suspending disbelief for some of the more subtle inconsistencies. But last week when John lost his voice temporarily and whipped out a pristine unlined stationery tablet of unused white paper and a brand new black “Sharpie” with which to write, I almost went apoplectic! Where did he get them, from his butt? I’m sorry, but really. And should he by some miracle find such items, don’t you think he would conserve the valuable paper by writing all over the FIRST SHEET and then turning it over, before going to another sheet.
    I mean, they do pretty well keeping everyone sweat-stained and groaty looking, dirty hair etc., and even the women have minimal makeup…not the usual nun with eyeliner, but a white stationery pad? EEEK!

  5. Andreas says:

    [quote comment=”9641″]Perhaps the only similarity i’ve seen is the comic books featured in both.

    Heroes is currently a lot better than Lost in my opinion.
    It has a storyline.[/quote]

    Well, the first episodes of Lost where awesome too, and we still get some pretty damn good episodes, we’ve just gotten used to the high standard.

  6. Tasha says:

    I blogged about the similarities awhile back.. The comic book and the connections. In my blog I talked about liking both of these shows and probably because they are so similar.

    Thanks for showing my the link to those theories. I was happy to hear about the island of Mu theory since that has been mine since season 1.

  7. MasterPo says:

    [quote comment=”9780″]I was happy to hear about the island of Mu theory since that has been mine since season 1.[/quote]

    ????

  8. Andreas says:

    MasterPo, check out the article on Mu at Wikipedia.

  9. Julie says:

    [quote comment=”9694″]I have been happily bobbing along with this series, enjoying the mysteries and good acting, suspending disbelief for some of the more subtle inconsistencies. But last week when John lost his voice temporarily and whipped out a pristine unlined stationery tablet of unused white paper and a brand new black “Sharpie” with which to write, I almost went apoplectic! Where did he get them, from his butt? I’m sorry, but really. And should he by some miracle find such items, don’t you think he would conserve the valuable paper by writing all over the FIRST SHEET and then turning it over, before going to another sheet.
    I mean, they do pretty well keeping everyone sweat-stained and groaty looking, dirty hair etc., and even the women have minimal makeup…not the usual nun with eyeliner, but a white stationery pad? EEEK![/quote]

    Okay but you also have to remember that John was in the hatch 90% of the time. Its PERFECTLY believeable that the hatch had a ‘supply closet’ full of that kind of stuff and he regularly sent ‘supplies’ back to the beach-side losties. They sent food back… so why is it so unbelieveable about supplies such as paper?

  10. FMGreenSteve says:

    Here’s a recent blog post that I wrote on this general topic:

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    “Nissan Versa. NISSAN VERSA!” : Heroes, LOST : Some morning thoughts :

    LOL. This Hiro guy is just hilarious! He gives the perfect amount of comic relief to Heroes while also providing what I believe is the most compelling storyline on the show. He also provided the audience with the definitive moment of the show when he flew forward in time to witness the nuclear destruction of NYC. The rest of the show has been just so-so for me thus far, but I’ll keep giving it chances.

    It bugs me that there are so many shows trying to copy the forumula of LOST (mysterious scenarios, large cast connected to each other through various unseen ways, giving your audience more questions than answers, etc…).
    LOST clearly has them all beat, and while it’s starting to become a crap shoot as to whether each new episode is going to hit it out of the park or strike out, the show still keeps its audience coming back for more because the acting is unmatched and the mystery is far more interesting than, say, a nuclear explosion in NYC.
    Sad to say, the nuclear detonation of NYC seems like an unfortunate possibility at some point in the future of the world. Heroes is written with a modern agenda and contemporary issues exist, almost as a focal point of the show. It bugs me and it keeps me “here,” in the present, in the now. It indirectly continues to feed the fear that a lot of Americans have for the future.

    But LOST, it’s NOT juxtaposed against the events of the world; it exists in its own world. The mystery is that much more gripping because the place we’re watching is just exactly that, mysterious. The audience cares about the characters based soley on the environment in which those characters exist, not based on factors that are external to the show (war, nuclear activity, poitical agendas).

    Jericho falls into the same category as Heroes, though CBS produced a dud of a script whereas NBC at least gives us some quality characters and a somewhat-interesting script. My point is that both of those two shows rely on nuclear destruction as the crux of their mystery. Nuclear destruction being a potential modern reality, pulled right from the headlines. The result is that watching these shows feels to me like I’m just watching the news. I don’t want to watch TV and be taken right back to my daily world, I want to be taken on a journey. Take me someplace new, someplace I’ll never get to go on my own. Obviously I only feel this way about these “mystery” dramas, comedies such as The Office and Scrubs can do whatever the heck they want, because they are trying to make me laugh, not trying to make me think (well, not TOO much).

    That’s all for now…
    —–

  11. todd sanders says:

    i am liking HEROES…if only because they manage to keep suspense but also provide an answer to mysteries each week. i feel an unfolding to the story and resolution each week that i am not getting with LOST

    and anyone see dr. marvin candle recently on NUMB3RS?

  12. Tasha says:

    What are we looking for in that article?

    Also not only supplies from the Hatch….how about the supplies that fell out of the sky? They just came from nowehre. LOL. ANyway there was alot of supploes there.

  13. Andreas says:

    Tasha, if you are referring to the EW article, this quote from Heroes creator Tim Kring might be of interest:

    ‘Well… Damon and I did talk about a lot of stuff. And unfortunately, we’re on different networks, because otherwise, a lot of those things would have been really, really fun to have done.” By ”stuff,” do you mean you guys actually discussed the possibility of mythologically linked shows? ”Oh, yeah,” says Kring. ”We’ve talked a lot [in general] about how two shows could dovetail. But again, we are limited by the fact that we are on competing networks.” But couldn’t you guys conceivably do this idea without ever technically acknowledging it in any formal way? ”That’s true. That’s true,” says Kring with a laugh.

  14. Tasha says:

    Dorry. No I was talking about the one on Mu.

  15. Leighsa says:

    I thought the similarities are the comic book and my theory that many of the losties have speical abilities…possibly similar to those of HEROS. The others are testing their blood to determine if they are one of the ‘good’ ones. I think the world was possibly exposed to a pandemic of sort created by the others and some people have the gifts and some don’t.

  16. shauna says:

    I’m really enjoying Heroes and I think it will be something else that’s fun to watch while Lost is off the air. I was thinking about some of the similarities that were mentioned when I was watching the show last night and the funeral scene really stood out. When Mohinder is in India with his father’s ashes, they are on the beach putting the fallen to rest in the water and wearing flowing white gowns. This may have some religious significance that I’m unaware of, but it is certainly very similar to the funeral scene of the “other” in Lost. Way too much of a coincidence.

  17. Catelyn says:

    The actor who plays Young Ben on LOST also plays a young boy (Crane Boy) in Heroes who comes to Bennet in ‘Five Years Gone’ in order to recieve a new identitiy due to the fact he has some special powers. The actor’s name is Sterling Beaumon.

    My boyfriend pointed this ou to me as we were rewatching that episode of Heroes the other day, and I almost didn’t believe it! Is it coicidence that Crane Boy is applying for reloction….the island is quite hidden if you ask me.

  18. Catelyn says:

    To add to above…

    Sterling also appeard in one episode of Crossing Jordan in an uncredited role. This would give him a connection to both Lindelof and Kring.

  19. William Kerr says:

    Another Heroes/Lost link is Glasgow Celtic Football Club.In Lost Desmond who is Scottish sings the famous Celtic song “Hail,Hail the Celts are Here” and discusses some Celtic stories. In Heroes a scene is set during a football match between Glasgow Celtic and AC Milan as well as other mentions of the famous Glasgow football (soccer) team.

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