Lost Creator J.J. Abrams Discusses Spoilers

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This article contains absolutely no Lost spoilers!  This is actually Lost creator J.J. Abrams discussing his opinion on Lost spoilers.

As the guest editor of Wird, J.J. wrote the following in his article about Mystery:

People often ask me how "Lost" is going to end. I usually tell them to ask Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse, who run that series. But I always wonder, do they really want to know? And what if I did tell them? They might have an aha moment, but without context. Especially since the final episode is a year away. That is to say, the experience—the setup for a joke's punch line, the buildup to a magic trick's big flourish—is as much of a thrill as the result. There's discovery to be made and wonder to be had on the journey that not only enrich the ending but in many ways define it
J.J. Abrams

Abrams then goes more into the actual specifics of spoilers:

But the real damage isn't so much that the secret gets out. It's that the experience is destroyed. The illusion is diminished. Which may not matter to some. But then what's the point of actually seeing that movie or episode? How does knowing the twist before you walk into the theater—or what that island is really about before you watch the finale—make for a richer viewing experience? It's telling that the very term itself—spoiler—has become synonymous with "cool info you can get before the other guy." What no one remembers is that it literally means "to damage irreparably; to ruin." Spoilers make no bones about destroying the intended experience—and somehow that has become, for many, the preferred choice.'

Don't worry, we have every intention of continuing to spoil Lost for those of you who want it.  We know we sure do.  Those of you who don't, we always try to keep our headlines spoiler-free and label asspoilers accordingly.

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