Well LOST-A-THON is over and here’s what people said about us. Neither Alex, Mike or myself ever expected our little charity event would be such a hit and receive so much publicity but hey, LOST fans really are the best! Here’s a collection of some articles and interviews from our 4 days of LOST immersion.
“Stick your head out the window on Sunday night and listen carefully — you may hear the collective cheer (or groan) of millions of Lost fans watching the ABC series’ finale. Fans are nervous that six years of obsessively watching the science-fiction thriller have all been in vain.
“I will be disappointed if it’s not a roller coaster ride,” says Alex Green, who is taking part in an intenseLost-a-thon on the streets of Manhattan. (He and his buddies are watching all 120 episodes of the show … in four days.)”… more by ROBERT SMITH
“When Oceanic Flight 815 crashed on the first episode of “Lost” in 2004, a perplexing plot and a mosaic of complex characters — all with secret pasts — were thrown together, along with some polar bears on the tropical island and a few miracles. “Lost” sparked an unrivaled cult following.
Far from the island, “Lost” fans Mike Berlin, Alex Green and Aaron Rosenthal are on a survival mission of their own this week: They are attempting a Guinness World Record for the most hours spent watching the supernatural-tinged show.
“We love ‘Lost’ and for me it remains the only television show I’ve seen in its entirety,” Rosenthal said.“… more by By JEREMY HUBBARD and ELICIA DOVER
I must admit, we were all a little nervous going live on national TV after over 70hrs of little sleep. But hey, it worked out and it rocked. We had tons of visitors after this piece and received tons of donations. Thank you Good Morning America!
We thought it took a titanic effort to keep up with the storyline of Lost, but we were wrong. It takes that to watch the entire series front to back. Three men are taking on this herculean task (they’re allowed only a five-minute break every hour) in the name of a Guinness World Record and the hope of raising $100,000 for three charities: the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, Doctors Without Borders and the Nature Conservancy. You can support the compassionate crazies by donating here and drop into the tent outside Professor Thom’s to cheer them on—by which we mean slouch next to them, watch the series and punch them in the arm when they start to nod off. 219 Second Ave between 13th and 14th St (212-260-9480, professorthoms.com). Wed 19 midnight–Sun 23 11:30pm.”… more
Former college roommates Aaron Rosenthal, Alex Green, and Mike Berlin will attempt to watch every minute of every episode, including the live broadcast finale, back to back. This event is aptly dubbed “Lost-A-Thon”. The guys’ means are three-fold: to set a newGuinness World Record for the most consecutive hours of television watched in a single sitting (94 hours total), raise $100,000 for charity, and indulge their passion for Lost by bringing together fans for this fun fundraiser.
“At this very moment, three former college buddies are marooned on the balcony outside of Manhattan’s Professor Thom’s, watching every episode of “Lost” in attempt to break the Guinness World Record for most consecutive hours spent watching the television.
Some might say this attempt puts the “boob” in “boob tube,” but it’s all in the name of charity. You might even call it a lost cause (Ba-dum-CHING!).The “Lost”-a-thon’s goal is to raise awareness of and generate $100,000 in donations for three awesome charities: The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, Doctors Without Borders and The Nature Conservancy.”… more by Samantha Lee
Dressed in jumpsuits like the ones worn by “Lost’s” Dharma initiative, they will watch all 121 episodes. In total their viewing time should be about 94 hours. Guinness allows them one 5 minute break, every hour to go to the bathroom. The remainder of the time they are expected to stay ‘glued to the tube’.
They are probably staying energized by the “Lost” story line, and getting a boost from the energy drink “Rockstar” which is sponsoring the world record attempt. You can donate to their efforts on the links below and watch them live on the web. Be sure to Tune in for the “Lost” series finale tonighton your local ABC affiliate.”… more by Dawnn Behrens
“Lost may be speeding towards its conclusion – And, seriously, here’s hoping that tonight’s episode includes some kind of hint as to where Richard, Miles and Ben have been for the last few weeks – but for three people, the journey is just about to begin. That journey, of course, is the Lost-A-Thon.” … more