Category: Television

LOST Adrift [Updated]

LOST Adrift [Updated]

SPOILER ALERT! As we draw nearer to the Season 4 finale, the “LOST” production crew is bringing the story ever closer to the pivotal moment when the Oceanic Six get off the island. To tell that story, they headed way out to Wai’anae, the arid, rural west coast of O’ahu....

LOST at Home

LOST at Home

SPOILER ALERT! It was a big day for “LOST.” A week after a big shoot in Kaimuki, the crew moved to an even bigger stage on the other end of the island. A huge crowd of extras reported to the old Barbers Point Naval Air Station in Kalaeloa, taking over...

LOST on Saturday

LOST on Saturday

You know it’s crunch time for the “LOST” production crew when the work week stretches to six days. My friend Ian Kitajima stumbled across the production crew at the First Hawaiian Center in downtown Honolulu on Saturday. I had to wait until this morning to see if another friend who...

LOST Rolling Along

LOST Rolling Along

SPOILER ALERT! It’s been a busy week for the “LOST” production team, and with five episodes to produce in a little over a month, that’s hardly surprising. We’re deep into the production of Episode 4×11, which is apparently Locke-centric, and “LOST” crews have been spotted all over the island working...

LOST Connection

LOST Connection

SPOILER ALERT! “LOST” found its way deep in the forest above Pearl City today at the old Waimano Home complex. The area is known today mostly for great ridge and valley hiking, and the drab buildings — formerly a mental institution — now house offices for the state’s public safety...

LOST at Santa Rosa

LOST at Santa Rosa

SPOILER ALERT! “LOST” returned to the Windward Community College campus in Kaneohe today to film another scene at the “Santa Rosa Mental Institute.” A sign was set up in back, fronting a sometimes soccer field, and Jack’s old pickup truck was parked nearby. Filming took place inside Hale Kuhina, the...

LOST Extra

LOST Extra

I might have been able to snap some photos of the elaborate Iraq city set that “LOST” built at Honolulu Community College last week, but Rachelle Farmer of “The Farmer Files” blog got right into the middle of the action. After being jealous of other friends who’d worked as extras...

LOST in the Middle East [Updated]

LOST in the Middle East [Updated]

Though “LOST” production started in earnest on Monday, March 10, work was largely limited to the Hawaii Film Studio on Diamond Head. Today, however, substantial construction work was coming together in urban Honolulu for a two-day location shoot beginning tomorrow. The crew has been building a dusty, rubble-strewn Middle Eastern...

LOST Rolling Again

LOST Rolling Again

Hawaii-based production of ABC’s hit television series “LOST” resumed in earnest today, ending three uncertain months washed out by the WGA writers’ strike. Cast and crew were working before dawn, and the Hawaii Film Studio lot on the slopes of Diamond Head was buzzing all day. There are two new...

Anthony Bourdain’s Hawaii Show Airs March 3

Anthony Bourdain’s Hawaii Show Airs March 3

Back in December, I was thrilled and terrified to learn that “bad boy” chef and writer Anthony Bourdain was filming an episode of his globetrotting food show, “No Reservations,” here in the Aloha State. Thrilled because Bourdain is sharp, funny, and brutally honest. Terrified because there was a local PR...

Watch Hawaii Five-O Online

Watch Hawaii Five-O Online

Log on, Danno. CBS has taken the extraordinary step of putting some classic TV shows online, including “Hawaii Five-O.” The streaming video player looks great, and I’ve lost half an afternoon in the archives, smiling at the classic characters and marveling at the many fantastic shots of the Hawaii that...

Jill Kuramoto Gets LOST, Gets Pregnant

Jill Kuramoto Gets LOST, Gets Pregnant

Congratulations two times over for KITV news anchor and reporter Jill Kuramoto, who this week saw her national television debut on ABC’s “LOST,” and announced that she’s pregnant with her first child, a son, due in April. Kuramoto was tapped by her station’s parent network to play a television news...

UPDATED: LOST Production Still Stalled

UPDATED: LOST Production Still Stalled

The writers strike may not officially be over, but I’m thrilled to report firsthand that “LOST” was filming today in Kahala. I was so stunned, I had to ask three people to make sure it wasn’t just a local car commercial. If true, it’s the best news to come out...

Writers Strike Over?

Writers Strike Over?

Technology journalist Xeni Jardin posted a Twitter update via SMS minutes ago that couldn’t be simpler: “The strike is over!” It’s the first affirmative declaration I’ve seen since the Writers Guilde of America strike began, and it comes from a reputable source. Of course, the trade off to the instantaneous...

Planet Hollywood Gets ‘LOST’

Planet Hollywood Gets ‘LOST’

The bad news? The annual “Sunset on the Beach” advance screening of the “LOST” season premiere has been canceled this year due to the ongoing writers’ strike. The good news? The folks at Planet Hollywood in Waikiki (and their friends at Infinite Productions) have stepped up to give “LOST” fans...

YouTV: TiVo to Support Video Podcasts

YouTV: TiVo to Support Video Podcasts

Looks like I got back into making videos just in time: TiVo users will soon be able to watch video podcasts as easily as they can watch “regular” television. The announcement was made this week at CES, and will only require a free software update for current customers. We love...

LOST Beach Premiere Jan. 26 – Cancelled

LOST Beach Premiere Jan. 26 – Cancelled

The “LOST” Beach Premiere is still on canceled, and has been moved back a week to Jan. 26, 2008, still allowing local fans an early look at the Season 4 premiere. After ABC announced last week that “LOST” would return to its primetime schedule on Thursday nights beginning Jan. 31,...

Power of Vudu

Power of Vudu

The Vudu box, released into the wild in October, is a new way to enjoy thousands of movies and TV shows (including HD content) at home. No cable box or DVD mailers are required, just a broadband internet connection. And seeing another way to break into the monopoly cable companies...

LOST Moves to Thursdays

LOST Moves to Thursdays

The most hotly anticipated return of any television series is, hands down, the fourth season of ABC’s filmed-in-Hawaii hit, “LOST.” And today, ABC announced that the show will debut in a new Thursday night timeslot, at 9 p.m. EST. The January date calls into question the traditional advance screening of...