December 21, 2012

Script Consultation with Edward Kitsis

Script Consultation with the Creator of ABC’s Once Upon a Time, Edward Kitsis
ATTENTION LOST fans, ONCE Upon A Time fans, TRON fans and script writers everywhere- This is a super awesome way donate to the Pitt Hopkins Research Foundation and get expert feedback from Eddy Kitsis!
Bid on a Script Consultation with Edward Kitsis!

December 6, 2012

Damon Lindelof on Talking Dead

Bet you didn't know that I'm a huge fan of The Walking Dead on AMC. I enjoy this zombie tale for more than just the zombies and the realistic zombie kills- this fantastic, intense and moving story shows us the struggles and challenges of the survivors. It's a pretty deep character driven story- and I love that! While some complained about season 2 being more about "the people" on the farm than the zombies, I reveled in the down and dirty nitty-gritty truth, fear, courage, morals and flaws of the survivors. 

Following every episode of The Walking Dead there is a fun and insightful live after-show hosted by Chris Hardwick (@nerdist, G-4) called Talking Dead.  Chris discusses each episode with awesome special guests, writers, producers, cast and crew of The Walking Dead. It's a really good time.

For The Walking Dead's mid-season 3 finale (episode 8 titled "Made to Suffer") Talking Dead's, Chris, chatted with creator and writer of The Walking Dead comics and TV series, Robert Kirkman and The Walking Dead fan, Damon Lindelof; of my personal favorite show of all time, LOST.

Here's the bonus footage from that episode. Chris brings some LOSTness to the interview- which is always a LOSTastic bonus for me.

Bonus Talking Dead Footage : With Damon Lindelof and Robert Kirkman

The Walking Dead and Talking Dead returns to AMC on Sunday February 10th, 2013... And yes, folks, we'll all still be here. The world isn't going to end just because the Mayan's forgot to buy a new calendar. But be ready for zombies!

July 9, 2012

Jorge Garcia in Storybrooke?

Hi, LOST Fans,
Once Upon A Time could possibly bring more LOST "Island" magic our way!
I wonder if Jorge Garcia will be traveling via Oceanic or Ajira. 

Click to read the article at TV Guide

June 7, 2012

Cancer Gets LOST

Hi LOST fans!

I want to let you know that my dear friends Jo (JOpinionated) and Jared teamed up and created the charity Cancer Gets LOST, to raise money for the cause, the National Brain Tumor Society.

Click over to their site for all of the exciting details and dates on their upcoming special events that include a LOST memorabilia auction (with items donated and autographed by LOST cast, writers, producers and crew), and their special webcast.

There will also be an official Cancer Gets LOST Fan Appreciation Party for an evening of LOST trivia, giveaways and more!  Items from the charity auction (that takes place that week) will be on display.
All fellow pop culture enthusiasts are welcome! The more the merrier, and all for an awesome cause!

I contributed a guest post for Cancer Gets LOST, sharing how LOST played a role in my own battle and recovery.  Thank you Cancer Gets LOST!  I am more than happy and honored to share my story.

Click here for the story- Nobody Does It Alone by Karen Mauro

I hope to meet many of you at the Fan Appreciation Party on August 25th, 2012 in Los Angeles!

April 27, 2012

Revisiting the Truce

Hello, my long lost Losties!

First of all- I miss you all so much. I miss our weekly chats about LOST episodes, and podcasting with my podcasting buddies too.  I'm hoping LOST makes an appearance at this year's Comic Con so we have some new LOSTness to revel in.  We need it!

My LOST notes have been feeling very, very lonely lately, so I wanted to give you all an update on things and revisit some fun LOSTness

Site Update

As many of you already know, I compiled some key items of relationship to the "Island" story into tabs.  I will be adding another tab or two- so check back often.
Note: This is not new information. This info already exists within my notes for each episode.

Tab titled The Box
Tab titled Data and Evidence 
Tab titled Instructing Further  
Tab titled Missing Pieces Mobisode

What is Karen Watching?

For those longing for a deep moving story, characters you can relate to, mythology, mysteries and puzzle solving, I hope you're watching ONCE Upon A Time.  This wonderful fairy tale mash-up is the creation of the awesome storytelling duo, Eddy Kitsis and Adam Horowitz.  They have fused the wonderful world of fairy tales with a smart and emotional grownup adventurous journey, filled with razzle-freakin'-dazzle.  The show has an awesome groove, so much so, that many of us hate when an episode ends. The writers have kept us wanting more! I really love this show!

An addendum to ONCE, it seems to illustrate a relationship with LOST.  We can't deny LOST's DNA can be seen upon close examination.  Maybe I'm seeing only what I want to see.  Anyway, since this is how I seem to be experiencing ONCE, I, almost as if on autopilot, take my notes for that show just as I did with our beloved LOST.  Thus my ONCE notes are written through the eyes and perspective, not only of a LOST fan, but also a student of LOST.  Check out Karen's Adventures in Storybrooke where I'm sure you'll find a lot of LOST connections.


Today we're revisiting the Truce created on the "Island" between the DHARMA Initiative and the Others; Resolution dated August 15, 1973.   (8-15)

The date of adoption is August 16, 1973.   (8-16)

A very important bit to note is this is not a signed copy of the Truce.  We never see a signed copy of said Truce; by Horace Goodspeed and Richard Alpert.  We only hear about a Truce in the episodes "Enter 7 7", "LaFleur", "He's our You", "Namaste", and in the epilogue "The New Man in Charge"
* "In "Flashes Before You Eyes", Charlie mentions "a peace offering- to make the truce official" when he breaks out the MacCutcheon Whiskey to get Desmond to talk.

I know this is very, very old news, but for those of you who have not seen it after all this time- here you go!

These are from our DHARMA Initiative Orientation Kit: