Although its creators have long since moved on, the show continues to cast its spell. Frost confirms that a comprehensive DVD boxed set of the entire run, including the pilot, will be released "within a year."
Grrr. Me and my itchy trigger finger.
Also, in keeping with the subject, the direct Lost/Twin Peaks connection comes to light:
"It was so zeitgeist-y," says Damon Lindelof, co-creator of "Lost," one of the show’s direct descendants. He fondly recalls watching every episode with his father, who kept a binder of detailed notes and clues. "Everyone was talking about Cooper and the Log Lady and apple pie," Lindelof says. "Everything was so fresh . . . The vibe David Lynch and Mark Frost created was new and exciting."
"Instead of just saying, ‘Oh, [so-and-so] killed Laura Palmer’ — which is the way ‘Dynasty’ or ‘Dallas’ or ‘Falcon Crest’ would approach the mystery — ‘Twin Peaks’ went into this other realm. That certainly, in a positive way, inspires a fair degree of our storytelling [on ‘Lost’]," Lindelof says.
I guarantee you, Mikhail sprung fully formed from Lindelof’s mind. You can take that to the bank.