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Stephen King
King of horror novelists
Name Stephen King
Date of Birth September 21, 1947
Place of Birth Portland, Maine
Date of Death Living
Place of Death Living
Occupation novelist, short story writer, columnist
Country of Origin American
Genre Horror fiction, Fantasy, Science fiction
Subject N/A
Magnum Opus The Stand, It, and The Dark Tower, among others
Influences H.P. Lovecraft, Edgar Allan Poe, Shirley Jackson, John D. MacDonald, Richard Matheson William Golding
Influenced Bentley Little, Dean Koontz
Official Website http://www.stephenking.com/
Misc. Info N/A
IMDB IMDb profile

Stephen King is an American author best known for popular horror novels, many of which have become bestsellers. Ever since the Lost producers mentioned King as an influence during Season 1, there have been many speculative connections of King and his work to the world of Lost. These rumors have become a very controversial and puzzling aspect to the show after the introduction of the Others, specifically Ben, in Season 2. In October 2005, King signed with Marvel comics to write an expanded edition of his Dark Tower epic. His illustrator for this series is coincidentally named Jae Lee, the name of a flashback character in Lost.
Early in The Lost Experience, many fans hypothesized that the Lost tie-in novel Bad Twin was ghost authored by King. This theory was later dismissed when Laurence Shames was revealed to be its true author.

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King's references to Lost

As King's television mini-series Kingdom Hospital came to an end, King made note that the show's failure in ratings could be due in large to the increase of quality T.V.. Just as he did, Lost aired as another suspense drama similar to Kingdom Hospital with great success. Stephen King's praise over the genre-similar show and his past success is taken as possible involvement with the producers or writers of Lost.
Since 2003, King has provided his take on pop culture in a column that appears on the back page of Entertainment Weekly. The column is called "The Pop Of King", a reference to "The King of Pop", Michael Jackson. Stephen has made numerous references to Lost and gives it constant praise, further fueling speculation about King's influence on the show. He seems to be particularly fond of Hurley. His comments on the show since it's 2004 premiere appear below:

  • 11/11/04 Entertainment Weekly - King wrote about what he is thankful for.
  • 7/21/05 Entertainment Weekly - King gave 20+ reasons to love pop culture. King's fascination with Hurley's character began here.
  • 9/2/05 Entertainment Weekly - King issued a challenge to Lost execs: End the show when you've told the story — even if ratings are still strong (this motivation has since been noted by the producers as well, suggesting an even stronger influence by King).
  • 10/21/05 Entertainment Weekly - King advised readers on how to get into the Halloween mood. From what to watch to what to listen to, The Pop of King offered up some suggestions.
  • 12/9/05 Entertainment Weekly - King gave his "picks for the best movies of 2005". He rationalized that an increase in quality television had something to do with the lack of Hollywood success.
  • 1/13/06 Entertainment Weekly - Stephen King pondered Lost and Veronica Mars conundrums and another Hurley reference finds its way into the writing.
  • 3/24/06 Entertainment Weekly - King cited Lost as one of his "basic addictions"
  • 5/25/06-A post appeared on the message board of The Official Stephen King Website. It asked:

I can not get away from the comparisons of many of your works as they pertain to the Lost series and the ARG. We have Twins and Sawer and Jack and strange names in general. Plus an airplane ...which was important in th eDark tower as well as Insomnia. I’m just wondering if I’m perhaps on to something...not as if you’d tell me if I were....but it never hurts to ask. Perhaps I’m just needing a new "Stephen King" fix. LOL

The response from the moderator was:

Stephen is a fan of LOST but not a contributor. I’m guessing the writers of LOST are also Stephen King fans.


  • 5/26/06-Another post appeared on the message board of The Official Stephen King Website. It asked:

I heard a rumor about the book "Bad Twin" (connected to the "Lost" Tv series) having possibly been written by ze King. Anyone knows anything that could confirm or deny this?

This theory was also debunked by the moderator.

  • On page 416 of Lisey's Story (released fall of 2006), King writes that Scott Landon books were read by people stuck on airplanes between L.A. and Sydney as a reference to Oceanic Airlines. In the book Lisey's Story, there is a parallel universe, where the character goes to drink from the pool. The universe is island-like, and it is a good place in the day and a bad place at night. Some who go there can return to the "real universe," others cannot ever return. There is a creature called the "Long Boy" that is similar to the smoke in Lost.
  • 12/13/07 Entertainment Weekly - King issued his top five TV shows in 2007, and Lost was no. 1. He remarked:

Still the best. I rewatched the entire third season to make sure, and — yes — still the best. Heroes just doesn't have its mythic grandeur. People are reaching for the stars here. And maybe beyond. Really, there's never been anything like it.

  • On page 450 of Duma Key (released January of 2008), King references both 'The X-Files' and 'Lost' as reasons why a character is quick to accept the mysterious happenings on Duma Key.
  • On page 285 of Under the Dome (released November of 2009), a character is thinking "What did the Scottish guy say on Lost? 'Don't mistake coincidence for fate?'"
  • On page 694 of Under the Dome (released November of 2009), King refers to a show called The Hunted Ones being a sequel to "Lost".

Lost's references to King

The producers have mentioned The Stand as a major influence on the series in Disc 7 of Lost: The Complete First Season DVD set. Some allusions to Stephen King in Lost include:

Lost storyline

One of the Others holding Stephen King's Carrie at The Book Club's meeting.
  1. Ben (as "Henry Gale") asks Locke if he has any Stephen King when he brings him a copy of The Brothers Karamazov to read, in "Maternity Leave".
  2. The side of The Balloon has a decal reading Minnesota Metallurgy Mining Co. Under that are the words "Proudly Sponsored By" with decals for Mr. Cluck's Chicken Shack and some sort of cola, possibly Nozz-A-La, a famous fake brand popularized in Stephen King's Dark Tower series and the TV miniseries Kingdom Hospital.
  3. Sawyer refers to Jack as "hoss" numerous times in the series. This term is also frequented by Paul Edgecomb's unpleasant employee, Brad Dolan, in The Green Mile novel. Hoss, in both instances, is also a reference to Hoss Cartwright in the series Bonanza.
  4. In "A Tale of Two Cities", Juliet's book club is reading Carrie by Stephen King. In the first scene the book club discusses its merits (or lack thereof). Juliet claims that it's one of her all-time favorite books although Ben and Adam appear to disagree. Carrie, King's first published novel, is essentially told in flashback through court papers, newspaper articles, and assorted writings that try to unravel the series of events that occurred on one fateful night of decimation. By season 3's end, Juliet has essentially become Carrie to the Others, personally responsible for at least 13 Other deaths.
  5. In "A Tale of Two Cities", a copy of King's Hearts in Atlantis is displayed on Jack's office bookshelf.
  6. A scene from "Every Man for Himself", in which Ben shows Sawyer a rabbit with the number 8 on its back is an obvious reference to one of King's writing exercises in his nonfiction book On Writing. It's interesting to note that this connection originated on a fan-made website called Marvincandle.com.
  7. In the Season 3 finale "Through the Looking Glass,", Jack reads a newspaper clipping. Among the readable words are "Ted," "The Tower" and "beam". These are all references to King's The Dark Tower series of books, as well as Hearts in Atlantis. "Ted Brautigan" appears in the later Tower books and is the central character in "Hearts in Atlantis". The "Tower" in King's books is the nexus of all time/worlds, and beams hold the tower together. The last island-set scene of the of the finale occurs at another tower, the Radio Tower, where a seemingly momentous choice by Jack seems to have affected the lives of everyone on the island.
  8. In the last three books of the Dark Tower Series, as well as some of the novels he wrote since his accident, King gives prominence to certain numbers (mostly 19 and 99). These numbers appear so often the characters eventually discover their hidden meanings, meanings connected to darkness and death. These are similar in function and recurrence to The Numbers. The day of the plane crash (9/22/2004) adds up to the number 19.
  9. In King's novel "The Stand" Abigail Freemantle is said to be 108 years old, a key number in the Lost series (days Oceanic 6 spent on Island, sum of 'the Numbers')

Producers' commentary

But truthfully I think there's a lot of television and book influences as well and both of us have to give a shout out to Stephen King. Stephen King is so artful at blending science fiction or horror concepts with really compelling character stories, and that is so much a model for what we are doing on the show. I mean those books of his sustain for 800/1000 pages. Not because of the mythology but because the characters are so damn cool!

  • Stephen King took part in a round table discussion with J.J. Abrams, Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof for Entertainment Weekly, which was published in October 2006. During this time they went to see a horror film together, "The Descent," that was released in September 2006. (As discussed on the Lost Podcast 9th October 2006).
  • J.J. Abrams is set to direct an adaptation of The Dark Tower series, while Lindelof and Cuse are in on the work as well, gaining the franchise from King for a coincidental 19 dollars. Ironically, this deal came a mere months before the season finale of Lost contained the aforementioned possible allusions to the novels.EW Article
  • On the Bonus feature "The Book Club" on Disc 7 of Lost: The Complete Third Season (DVD), creators Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse, as well as writers Christina Kim and Adam Horowitz cite Stephen King. Horowitz sums up by commenting, "We're all very big Stephen King fans."

Parallels between King's works and Lost

A number of Stephen King's novels, short stories, and novellas have striking similarities to Lost's storyline. Albeit the parallels, it must be noted that these similarities haven't all been confirmed as intentional and may, in fact be coincidental.

Novels

The Stand

Main article: The Stand
  • Supporting character Larry Underwood bears many resemblances to Charlie, most notably his status as a musician and substance abuse issues.
  • Characters Nick Andros and Locke are both disabled (Andros being deaf-mute and Locke being paralyzed; Locke was briefly mute in "Further Instructions").
  • Frances Goldsmith is a character in The Stand reminiscent of Claire as both are young and pregnant as both tales start, with both giving birth during the tale. It should be noted that Frances Goldsmith's child becomes ill soon after birth, but survives, just like Aaron.
  • Character Harold Lauder is reminiscent of Hurley as both are overweight and social outcasts to some degree. He is also reminiscent of Ben and Juliet in that they all turn against their people, causing many deaths.
  • Both "The Stand" and "Lost" feature an older black woman who seems to know things that the others do not.
  • Walt from "Lost" and Joe from "The Stand" are both children with possible psychic abilities.
  • Sawyer from "Lost" and Lloyd from "The Stand" are both career criminals.
  • Kate is an arsonist, as was the Trashcan Man.
  • Very realistic dreams and premonitions are featured in the book and in Lost.
  • In The Stand, the character Stuart Redman discusses Watership Down several times in the book (he couldn't put it down after he bought it as a gift for his nephew). This is the book Sawyer was reading and belonged to Boone before the crash.
  • In The Stand, when the character Harold Lauder is constructing his bomb to destroy the town committee in book two, he discusses the fact that dynamite sweats pure nitroglycerin. This same effect is brought up by Leslie Arzt, an outcast much like Harold, in the Lost Season 1 Finale "Exodus, Part 2".
  • In The Stand (and other King works), antagonist Randall Flagg is King's personification of the universe's agent of evil. Flagg wears a yellow smile-face button on the right breast of his denim jacket. Benjamin Linus claims to have crashed in a balloon whose canopy sported a big yellow smile-face.
  • Jacob and Randall Flagg bear striking similarity. Their all seeing nature, ability to command their followers unquestioningly, and their ability to appear out of nowhere. Flagg also uses his followers until they are no longer needed, much as Jacob used Ben.

The Dark Tower

  • The spine of the Dark Tower: The Gunslinger can be seen next to Ben's bed in "The Man From Tallahassee"
  • The stations on the blast door map are set up in the same fashion as the beams around the Dark Tower.
  • Also, some of the DHARMA stations are assigned a specific animal name, reminiscent of the beams of the tower.
King's personal "magnum opus", The Dark Tower
  • Secretly malicious companies such as North Central Positronics and the Sombra Corporation are similar to The Hanso Foundation and Paik Heavy Industries.
  • Use of a number to tie characters and plotlines together. In this case the all important number in life is 19 (also 99).
  • The Breakers, characters with abilities not unlike Walt, live in a community in the middle of nowhere, much like The Others.
    • Don't forget, Dark Tower villain Randall Flagg's real name is WALTer O'Dim
  • Flagg's birth name was Walter Padick.
  • The Wolves of the Calla behave in the same manner that the Others do, taking children and returning them different or zombie-like. The Wolves only take twins, as twins are rumored to have a telepathic link between eachother, and the Wolves' owners need to feed the extracts of whatever makes twins telepathic to the Breakers to enhance their powers.
  • The Islands' monster, known as the "Security System", is speculated to be biomechanical, much like the Wolves of the Calla.
  • Shardik, one of the guardians of the beams, is described as a massive, biomechanical bear. It's height and demeanor definitely fit with the Monster's first appearance.
  • North Central Positronics, the creators of Shardik, attempted to control the world via technology (possibly like the Hanso Foundation), but over time all their creations went insane, ran amok or degraded.
  • The heroes of the Dark Tower Series (Roland's ka-tet or "fate buddies") battle the insane Shardik, much like the castaways confront another crazy bear soon after they are brought together.
  • The inspiration for the bear in Dark Tower is the novel Shardik, by Richard Adams, who also wrote Watership Down
  • Both stories are rife with Wizard of Oz references
  • The Island may be some type of nexus point connecting many alternate realities and timelines, very similar to how the Dark Tower connects numerous worlds. People with special powers can travel between these worlds, other may get dragged unknowingly or against their will.
  • There are parallels between the Great Old Ones of the Dark Tower series and the Dharma Initiative in Lost; both appear to be groups/societies which have tried to scientifically investigate and harness some type of deep supernatural/mysical powers underlying reality. Both also got in way too deep and were destroyed, leaving behind numerous technological relics.
  • A variety of The Dark Tower's supporting characters bear many resemblances to those in Lost, and some of the events that shape them are reflected in the show as well. Some of these coincidences are:
  1. A member of Roland's ka-tet named Susannah Dean bears a demon child that Roland's enemies want to take from her via a deadly c-section. This plot seems to be exactly what the Others wanted to do to Claire.
  2. Eddie's drug usage on a plane is described as similar to Charlie's in "Pilot, Part 2"
  3. Father Callahan (also of the 'Salem's Lot novel) plays the role of a disgraced priest, much in the same fashion as Mr. Eko does.
  4. Jake, the only main character who is a child, also has the greatest psychic abilities, like Walt.
  5. The Doctor who finds Susanah (Odetta) after she had been pushed into the subway, had a back story about an embroidered slogan. This story is reminiscent of the story given to explain Jack's tattoo, referring to the 5 seconds to allow the fear to sink in.
  6. In book five, the Wolves of the Calla come to kidnap the children in a very similar fashion to the way the others come to take Walt. Eventually it is discovered that they are taken for their psychic abilities that innately come with being a twin. It is also widely assumed that Walt has special powers as well, which is maybe why he was taken in the first place.
  • Jack seeing his father in a black suit and then chasing him through the beach and jungle could be an allusion to the famous opening line of the Dark Tower series: "The man in black fled across the desert and the gunslinger followed."
  • In Book 6, the characters Roland and Eddie are sent to 1977 to meet Stephen King himself, since he was destined to write the tale of the Dark Tower and thus created them to a certain extent. Similarly, in Lost, some of the characters are sent to 1977 to witness and play a role in The Incident - which caused their plane to crash in the first place.
  • Also in this book, Eddie recommends investing in Microsoft to amass a large fortune, just as Sawyer did in Follow the Leader.
  • In Book 5, when the Ka-Tet meet Pere Callahan, he asks Eddie if the Red Sox have won the world series yet in his 'when'. The sox winning the series (well, first of all the received wisdom that they will never win the series, then the awful/wonderful truth that they *have* won the series) is a topic of repeated interest to Jack and Christian in the first 3 series of Lost.
  • The repeated references to the 'ageless stranger' in the quote from Childe Roland could be mirrored by the character of Richard Alpert. Equally, given that he always lies then that could be mirrored by Ben Linus.......
  • In Wolves of the Calla, Jake Chambers finds a secret communications station operated by the "Wolves", a mysterious group of child abductors. The station is called a "Dogan".

The Green Mile

  • Deals with and makes reference to deep religious themes in a very atypical setting, as does Lost.
  • The Island's healing ability is very reminiscent of John Coffey's miracles.
  • Paul Edgecomb is a very by the book character, and must learn to accept his job despite his affiliation with who he is executing, a theme which seems to be pushed on Jack by his father.
  • The supporting antagonist, nicknamed "Wild Bill" by cellmates, uses a tactic of torturing two loved ones based on each other's actions, reminiscent of Sayid's plan for the Others and the overall theme to "The Glass Ballerina".

It

  • A sweat lodge, similar to the one John Locke constructs in "Further Instructions", was made by the seven main protagonists in their youth. Inside the lodge, two of the children have a vision of It arriving on Earth.
  • The Monster the protagonists fight against has the ability to change his appearance. Among others It shows himself as a dead brother (like Eko's brother Yemi). It's true form is unknown. This makes the Monster quite similar to the black smoke.

The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon

  • This fairly lesser known story concerns a character who is lost in the woods during a hiking trip. She soon begins to experience strange visions involving relatives and what she calls her three personal "gods". Another parallel can be drawn between her sighting of a strange being in the forest brush and the Monster's appearances in Lost.
  • This strange being in the forest also took the primary form of a large bear (although it was not a polar bear).
  • In both Lost and this story, the Boston Red Sox play a central part in the story. Tom Gordon, being a pitcher for the Sox and in Lost when Ben shows Jack that they continued to have contact with the outside world, he shows him a broadcast of the Red Sox winning the World Series.

The Tommyknockers

  • A great deal of this novel concerns the obsessive excavation of a buried hatch (connected to a spaceship in the book). The mission is conducted by a frustrated, middle-aged woman at the end of her rope. Like John Locke, she believes the Hatch is significant. She is also convinced that the symbol on the Hatch translates to 'quarantine'.
    • The alien spaceship emitted a radiation which gave people powers and healed people. The electromagnetic anomaly might have affected people like Desmond (foresight), Locke (regained use of legs), Rose (cure for cancer), and Jin (fertility).
  • This novel contains the exact phrase "you make your own luck", a phrase often associated with Hurley.
  • 3:05 is a very important time in the book, which is referenced when Penelope Widmore wakes up at exactly 3:05 to be told that the Island has been found.

Duma Key

  • The main character loses his arm in an accident (a la Marvin Candle and Ray Mullen) and experiences phantom limb sensations.
  • Most of the story takes place on a secluded island.
  • The antagonist of the story is named Persephone.
  • Edgar Freemantle experiences a kind of astral projection, similar to abilities that have been attributed to Walt. Edgar and Elizabeth both develop the ability to draw things into existence while living on Duma Key, again, much like Walt.
  • The mysterious happenings of the book are related to what the characters call a 'ship of the dead,' which tries to lure everyone to their death in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • The island and the influence of Persephone have healing powers over Edgar after his near-fatal accident.
  • The dead inhabitants of the boat Persephone take physical form on Duma, much like the Monster.
  • The main characters of Duma Kay, particularly Edgar and Wiseman, are thought to have been 'summoned' to the island by a supernatural force. This force was able to manipulate their fate in order to bring them to the island.
  • The island of Duma Key is at first thought to be responsible for giving its inhabitance special abilities, and has the power to "heal" those living there.

The Dead Zone

  • Desmond leaves only to come back and find Penny is with another man.
    • This is similar to Johnny Smith returning to find out that his girlfriend is married and has a child with the sheriff.
  • After the explosion Desmond discovers an ability to see the future; similar to Johnny Smith coming out of the coma and finding out he can predict the future.
  • Both leave after and become socially secluded with one friend. In Desmond's case the friend is Kelvin and in Johnny's case it is his doctor.
  • Afterwards both return to their lover, but at the end of Johnny Smith's story he dies of a combination of gunshot, brain tumor and nasty fall.

Firestarter

  • In Season Five finale, The Incident, Parts 1 & 2, Jacob retrieves a candy bar for Jack that has not fallen all the way. When touching Jack and giving him his Apollo bar, he says that it just "needed a little push," using the same language that Andy McGee uses to refer to his special ability that he got as a member of a scientific test group in college. The result of his part on this group is that when he touches people, and gives them this "push," he is able to influence their behavior or beliefs.

Short stories and novellas:

Crouch End

  • In this story, which is in itself an homage to H.P. Lovecraft, the Cthulu entity behaves in the same manner as The Monster did in "Exodus, Part 2".
  • The two young children that appear at will and cue frightening whispers are very reminiscent of how the Others make their presence known.
  • An animal (in this case a cat) is seen as a bringer of misfortune, not unlike Vincent.

The Mist

  • This book centers around a thick fog that engulfs a small town in Maine. Concealed within the mist, various prehistoric creatures cause fear and misfortune, not unlike the Mapinguari that's been theorized about.
  • Later in the novella, the reader learns more about a sinister Arrowhead Project and its involvement in the mist's creation. DHARMA's Arrow station may be the producers' nod to the story and a clue as to what the Monster really is.
Could this monster found in Stephen King's The Mist also be responsible for the pilot's death?

The Langoliers

  • In this tale of an American flight gone horribly wrong, supporting character Don Gaffney wears a red shirt throughout the novella, and is subsequently killed. This draws many comparisons to Boone's death in Season 1 of Lost.
  • One of the characters in this story is Craig Toomey, which may have led the producers in choosing the last names of Martha and Sam Toomey. However, any relations are, as of yet, unknown.
  • In the book, an airplane full of passangers travels back in time. The survivors discover that they must fly back through a rip in the fabric of the space-time continuum in order to travel forward in time to where they belong or else they will be killed. This is comperable to the time-traveling aspects in seasons 4 & 5 and the specific bearings which must be followed to go to and from the island safely.
  • The character of the pilot at the beginning of the novella receives instructions from his deceased wife about his forthcoming perdicament in the form of a dream. The character spends some portions of the story deciphering the coded imagery of the dream. This element of dreams, visitations and coded imagery is a major component of LOST.

Survivor Type

  • Story of a physician (with striking similarities to Jack) who is marooned on a Pacific island with minimal supplies and a large amount of heroin. With no food, he slowly begins to go insane and uses the heroin supply (that he was smuggling) as an anesthetic in order to amputate his own limbs for nourishment.

The Talisman/Black House

  • The characters of Jack and Sawyer may be named after the protagonist of these King/Peter Straub novels, Jack Sawyer.
  • The island is a thin point and is the nexus of all universes (like the Dark Tower). In rare instances (such as Jack Sawyer's in the Talisman), a person may die in one world but not the other, making them "single-natured" and giving them the ability to switch back and forth between two worlds. This could possibly explain Walt's (as well as other characters) random appearances on the island, even though we have seen that he exists in the "world" that Michael returned to. This could also explain the death of pregnant women. Since the pregnancy occurs on the island (the nexus of all universes), the child that is produced is very much singular (does not exist in any of the other universes). This produces a singularity in the universe, and the universe rights itself by leading to the death of the mother and the singular infant.

Children of the Corn

  • The leader and "seer" of the psychic children in this story is named Isaac, similar to the mystic character in Rose's flashback from Season 2 of Lost.
  • Malachi would be represented by Richard, and Isaac would be Ben. "He Who Walks Behind the Rows" would be Jacob. In the short story, as in the original movie, Malachi is slightly more normal than Isaac. This follows along with how Ben and Richard are portrayed.
  • Alternatively, "He Who Walks Behind the Rows" is the Monster.

The Little Sisters of Eluria

  • Found in Everythings Eventual and links into King's magnus opus - The Dark Tower series.
  • The Cam Tam or "Doctor Bugs" are tiny bugs which can harm and heal, they seem from Kings description, to sound very like the Black Smoke Monster.
  • They at first appear to be controlled by the Little Sisters (some very strange nuns)- possibly represented by the Others who whilst healing severe wounds using the Cam Tam, continue to weaken their victim.
  • Loss of control over something so dangerous (as happened to the sisters) that you never considered as a sentient thing could be catastrophic and could be what the blast door map meant by "catastrophic malfunction of cerberus system". There are many similarities between the Cam Tam and the Black Smoke Monster
  • Maybe The Others have used the Black Smoke Monster as more than a security system, maybe its also been used to heal just like the Cam Tam. The sisters bring stray survivors back to their hospital ;the staff and hydra both have medical facilities; only to feed on them once they are recovered.
  • "One of the Sisters, Sister Jenna, reveals to Roland that she had involuntarily joined the Others, and longs to leave them. She begins sneaking doses of a powerful herb to Roland, which counteracts the weakening potions, and he slowly regains his strength until they are ready to escape... Sister Jenna reveals an ability to command the "doctors", who provide a diversion... Jenna disintegrates into what may have been her natural state, the tiny doctors, while Roland is asleep."[[1]] Sister Jenna could be Danielle or even Alex (or Juliet.

Autopsy Room 4

  • The plot of this short story — in which Howard Cottrell is paralyzed by the fictional Peruvian boomslang into a catatonic state that others mistake for death — was borrowed for the third-season episode "Exposé" — in which Nikki and Paulo were paralyzed by the fictional Medusa spider into a catatonic state that Hurley, Sawyer and Charlie mistake for death.

See also

External links

  • Stephen King (Wikipedia)
  • stephenking.com Official website
  • IMDB article
  • "The Pop Of King", Entertainment Weekly column by Stephen King
    • Stephen King issues a challenge to Lost execs
  • Entertainment Weekly - Oct 31, 2006 - Two articles by Jeff Jensen on the possible connection of bunny number 8 with Stephen King, as well as Heroes with Lost: Follow-up: Do Lost and Heroes share the same world? and Tell me about the rabbits, Uncle Steve...

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