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!