Imagine a LOST and Walking Dead crossover. I know, right? You could call it Dead Lost, and this Frankenstein’s monster of a mash up would go on to be crowned supreme leader of all TV.
Back in 2004 all the networks watched as ABC rolled the dice on their new series, LOST, and as LOST broke pop culture apart, the networks went berserk trying to ca$h in on it.
Suddenly every body was into the supernatural and sci-fi. Networks were throwing out shows like they were feeding the duck’s. None of them found the success of LOST. When LOST was forced to retire, there was a cult following of LOST fanatics out there in the world who felt abandoned, abused and needing a fix of that electric addiction.
5 months separate the end of LOST and the beginning of the Walking Dead. We’re talking about two of the most watched series in TV history. In fact we owe a great bit of gratitude to LOST for building the runway for TWD to land on.
So how cool would it be to merge the two ratings giant’s.
Imagine John Locke sitting on the beach. He’s looking out across the ocean when he notices a boat out on the horizon. He takes his binoculars out of his backpack and sees that it’s a life raft with the about six people on it.
Locke runs out into the surf to help the rafters as their raft lands on the beach. It’s four women, a man and two kids. The man, two of the women and one of the kids are bloodied up and look as though they were attacked by animals.
As Locke helps them all to sit in the sand away from the water, one of the women explain that they were on a cruise ship that had been adrift for months. Some sort of virus broke out and had destroyed the world.
They knew what was happening on land and everyone on the cruise agreed to stay onboard and wait the outbreak out. Well theres one unmistakable characteristic of the plague. It kills you, you reanimate, you eat the living. So life on the cruise ship got crazy as there were outbreaks, the ship ran out of fuel and the food had all been eaten. Ultimately, they all wound up in that life raft when the choice became be eaten alive, be burned alive, or jump and hope you can make it to the raft.
Locke believes the people are in shock after a tragic ordeal and goes to to fetch Jack and the other survivors to help bring these rafters back to their camp.
Jack, Kate and Sun do everything they can to break the fevers and stop the infections on these peoples wounds. But they die. The two who weren’t infected and the Oceanic survivors cover the bodies with white cloths and carry them to the island’s little cemetery for burial.
As Hugo gives an emotional eulogy and Charlie plays a sad tune on his guitar, the group is too distracted to notice that the recently deceased have stood up from beneath their burial shrouds and started shuffling through the sand to sink their teeth into the flesh of the doomed castaways.
I know, I know, it’s a million dollar idea. Who knows, maybe someday, someone will actually make it.