At Thursday’s (May 13th) “LOST Live: The Final Celebration,” ABC Studios executive Barry Jossen read a letter from George Lucas to executive producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse, congratulating the show on its run and offering some words of support.
Here’s the text of the letter:
“Congratulations on pulling off an amazing show. Don’t tell anyone … but when ‘Star Wars’ first came out, I didn’t know where it was going either. The trick is to pretend you’ve planned the whole thing out in advance. Throw in some father issues and references to other stories — let’s call them homages — and you’ve got a series.
In six seasons, you’ve managed to span both time and space, and I don’t think I’m alone in saying that I never saw what was around the corner. Now that it’s all coming to an end, it’s impressive to see how much was planned out in advance and how neatly you’ve wrapped up everything. You’ve created something really special. I’m sad that the series is ending, but I look forward to seeing what you two are going to do next.”
Afterward Lindelof said, “I just want to apologize to Mr. George Lucas for everything I said about the prequels …” — drawing one of many big laughs from the hugely appreciative crowd at UCLA’s Royce Hall.