Lost: Season 1, Episode 1

Pilot: Part 1 (22 Sep. 2004)

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Forty-eight survivors of an airline flight originating from Australia, bound for the U.S., which crash-lands onto an unknown island 1000 miles off course, struggle to figure out a way to survive while trying to find a way to be rescued.



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Following a horrific plane crash, 48 survivors of Oceanic Flight 815 from Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles, California, USA, find themselves on an uncharted tropical island in the South Pacific Ocean that is full of secrets, as they come to learn. The first day on the island is full of monsters, countdowns, screams, stories of the past and an unfolding love story between the quick-thinking Jack Shepherd, a doctor, and the level-headed Kate Austen, a mysterious young woman. Jack, Kate and Charlie, a former British rock music player and heroin junkie, venture into the jungle to locate the pilot cockpit to find the transciever and come up against a mysterious and unseen island "beast". Other survivors with mysterious pasts are introduced: The Iraqi with personal demons Sayid; the bumblingly awkward Hurley; the determined John Locke; the unpleasant and unfriendly self-serving swindler and sociopath Sawyer who tests everyone's patience; the very pregnant Australian teenager Claire ... Written by JohnnyDtheLost

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On 19th of November 2005 the Lost numbers (4, 8, 15, 16, 23, 42) almost came up in the Irish lottery; however the 42 a 24. So many people had been playing these same numbers that they only received EUR341 each for matching 5 numbers, instead of the usual EUR12,000. See more »


During the flashback sequences for both the pilot and the finale, different characters are meant to be traveling through different sections of the plane, although it appears that, with the exception of business class, the same section was used for filming but with different people. This becomes a problem when spoken lines referring to seat numbers as well as the footage from right before the crash doesn't match at all to the boarding footage in the finale. See more »


Charlie: [a rainstorm suddenly hits, and the sky darkens] Hey guys, is this normal? Sort of, day turning into night? You know, end of the world type weather? Is this... Guys?
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Surviving the Crash
2 April 2006 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

After surviving a plane crash in a remote island, forty-eight survivors tries to organize themselves under the leadership of Dr. Jack Shephard (Matthew Fox). He decides to look for the transceiver in the cockpit of the plane, and travels through a forest with the mysterious Kate (Evangeline Lilly) and the rock and roll bass player Charlie Pace (Dominic Monaghan). Along their journey, they realize that there is a kind of predator in the woods threatening the safety of the group that has just killed the pilot.

The first part of the pilot episode of "Lost" is a tense show, and tries to glance over the survivors of the crash and their environment. It recalls the 1987 "Predator" with an invisible strong monster slaughtering the pilot of the plane and chasing the trio in the forest. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Pilot Part 1"

Note: On 17 March 2013, I saw this episode again. My vote is nine.

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