Sometimes I wonder if the ABC programmers could do anything in the future to really mess up Lost before it is allowed to reach it's final season and episode. You know, the way someone seems to have done to TLE last summer. Everything with the ARG was going like gangbusters with the awesome websites, the commercial commitments, and worldwide participation, for the online treasure hunt. Then something happened and before the promised crescendo it just kind of went *phfffft*.
We know that TPTB have just signed a contract with ABC that lays out the plans for the remainder of the show. But what if ABC does something crazy like moving the show around too much? It could even be as simple as cutting TPTB's budget in half. Think about what Fox did to "The Lone Gunmen" for example. Fox placed it in the slot where some national league games were constantly running overtime and pre-empting it, and we never got to see it so of course the show died. Now I'm not saying that Frohike and company were as hot as Lost is, but their popular uber-geek storyline was riding the crest of the X-Files wave at the time, so it was considered the X-Files-2. Not that ABC would be dumb enough to do that, but who knows what craziness they might decide in the boardroom. They're bean-counters after all, not artists.
So the question is...if ABC did do something like this to Lost, what could we send to ABC via snail mail to get their attention? Like what Jericho fans did to restart that show sending in peanuts after its premature cancellation (the genius of fans, I tell ya!). The easy picks could be:
** black and white stones
** one white tennis shoe
** water bottles
** toy planes
** plastic grenades
We could get plenty of ideas just from the Lostpedia "themes" section, and Lost fans are very creative to say the least. Maybe one of our major blogs, like DarkUFO, could coordinate the battle plan, and the USPS would get deluged with little packages headed for "ABC, LA, California" from all over the world. Sure, I know I'm being worrisome and paranoid and the TPTB of Lost won't let anything happen to their creation now. I'm going to be prepared just in case though, the networks are getting reputations for making too many bad decisions about good shows.