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LOST Premiere Ep. 1 Leaks; Pirates Unimpressed

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It's beginning of the end for Lost tonight.

Tonight ABC will air the first episodes of the last season of Lost, arguably the most popular prime time drama on TV of recent years.

The fan fever surrounding the series is at an all time high, so one would expect that the leak of the first episode would create a massive piracy wave of those who refuse to wait until tonight's show time, right? Not so, according to a Reuters report.

ABC held special screenings in Hawaii of the first episode. Naturally, someone thought it would be nice to share the experience with those of the internet by capturing the screening event with what seems to be a cellphone camera.

The video quickly spread to online video sites, including YouTube. But despite the anticipation behind this final season, it seems that those who are able to watch the first episode online chose to take the legit route by waiting for the official air time on Tuesday night.

Of course, it should be noted that the reason that online Lost fans are holding off aren't for reasons dealing with principles, but rather the watchability of the leak. Those who have seen it comment that the video is blurry and that the audio is nearly unintelligible.

One comment from a reader of Releaselog writes, "For everyone who does not know this was filmed on a beach in Hawaii last night, where they showed the first episode of Season 6. Many of the stars of the show were there as well.

"For all those LOST fans why not wait 2 more days until it’s out in better quality? Because this version you can hardly make out what they are saying and the video quality isn’t much good either.

"Do yourself a favor and wait, you won’t regret it!"

The Lost final season event starts tonight on ABC at 8 p.m. Eastern time. Let us know what you think of it afterwards!

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    banthracis , February 2, 2010 2:50 PM
    Even pirates have minimum quality standards.
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    banthracis , February 2, 2010 2:50 PM
    Even pirates have minimum quality standards.
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    vicsrealms , February 2, 2010 3:08 PM
    Uhm.....LMAO! I have never liked the show anyway, but nonetheless that's hilarious.
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    cappster , February 2, 2010 3:09 PM
    They shouldn't bitch about something they get for free.
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    Anonymous , February 2, 2010 3:15 PM
    Oh blahh its a publiciy stunt
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    hokkdawg , February 2, 2010 3:18 PM
    Is it sad was actualy a little bit relieved to read the Pirates were unimpressed with the quality of the leak, and not the content of the video?
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    hokkdawg , February 2, 2010 3:21 PM
    correction, "Is it sad that I was actually" *
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    JohnnyLucky , February 2, 2010 3:21 PM
    I would think that a look at the final episode would be the one to generate a lot of interest.
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    theramman , February 2, 2010 3:40 PM
    Is there clip notes for this show?
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    theramman , February 2, 2010 3:40 PM
    Are there clif notes for this show?
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    Anonymous , February 2, 2010 3:42 PM
    it's not the final episode, it's the 1st episode of the final season.
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    halcyonnn , February 2, 2010 3:49 PM
    cappsterThey shouldn't bitch about something they get for free.


    Um, it's free to watch when it airs. How does free play into people complaining about the quality. My DVR is recording in HD, and guess what, I am not paying any extra to watch the show. Well truthfully I won't be watching it. My wife is the one that records it. So I guess I won't be paying any extra for her to watch it in HD.
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    Anonymous , February 2, 2010 3:51 PM
    "Is there clip notes for this show?"

    Yeah, there's a lostpedia kind of thing. Just google around for it.
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    noodlegts , February 2, 2010 3:54 PM
    halcyonnnUm, it's free to watch when it airs. How does free play into people complaining about the quality. My DVR is recording in HD, and guess what, I am not paying any extra to watch the show. Well truthfully I won't be watching it. My wife is the one that records it. So I guess I won't be paying any extra for her to watch it in HD.


    Well the point is that when it's on the air, you're "paying for it" by watching commercials. But I mean, I see your point too.
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    mayne92 , February 2, 2010 4:11 PM
    I just couldn't get into Lost...it's more annoying to have questions going into an episode only to have a shitload more by the time it is over...
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    dxwarlock , February 2, 2010 4:36 PM
    LOST Entire seasons, in full, leaked; DXWarlock Unimpressed.
    Saw one episode of it..flipped back to finish watching mythbusters.

    Its a soap opera just spiced up for the current age audience.

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    dxwarlock , February 2, 2010 4:37 PM
    wathcing it, I feel each commercial break needs that cheesy..."DUN DUN DUUUUUUN" sound effect before it.
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    jerreece , February 2, 2010 5:08 PM
    Never watched LOST. The previews were always very cheesy/corny looking. No interest what so ever.
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    Maxor127 , February 2, 2010 5:28 PM
    I hope the smoke monster swallows your souls.
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    extremepcs , February 2, 2010 7:41 PM
    I tried watching LOST a few times. I couldn't handle all of the flashbacks / flashforwards. Made absolutely no sense to me.
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    cappster , February 2, 2010 9:38 PM
    back_by_demandDogshit is free too, would you like me to mail you some?



    I can see that the most of the people commenting on this article are the ones who pirate the shit. And to answer your question, I don't go out downloading dog shit and then complaining about it douche bag.
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