Thursday, April 16, 2342

The Series

June 2013 Update: Chronologically LOST was mentioned in a New York Times article!

February 2013 Update: We have a Facebook page!  All episodes are available for streaming over there.  Click on the link on the right to check it out!

EDIT: Is your torrent download stuck at 98%? Read the bottom of this post to find out why.

Download Torrent

Alright, here it is, the entire Chronologically LOST series for you available in a single torrent.  I ended up getting a little behind due to the holidays and then had some formatting issues, but that's all out of the way now.  Some things to keep in mind:

-The size of this torrent is 63.4GB, which ended up being smaller than expected, and only about 50% bigger than the original episodes.  It contains every episode that has been posted on here, along with some cover art that I made.

-Regarding format, every episode has been converted into an MP4 video file using Handbrake.  I've tested and ensured that all of these episodes are compatible with any Apple A4 device, meaning the iPhone 4, the iPad, and Apple TV 2 (and should be compatible with any future Apple devices).  I can't speak to the compatibility on any Andriod, Windows Mobile, etc. devices, because I didn't have the means to test on them.  I also would not expect these to work on older Apple devices, just because the video restrictions would have forced me to downgrade the quality of the episodes.  All of the episodes should be displayed in a 720x480 resolution, standard widescreen 480p format.

-Now, my attempt was to make these episodes as close to DVD quality as I could, at the very least improve upon the initial quality of the FLV files that I first released.  I'd say I did a pretty good job overall, although it's probably not perfect due to a couple reasons.  First is just because when I initially ripped these episodes from my DVDs, some of the episodes converted better than the others, and I probably didn't have a great grasp of what I was doing.  Second, Adobe Premiere is incredibly fickle, and I had to re-convert more episodes than I would have liked to get them to Premiere's liking, so it certainly affected the way some episodes turned out (Specifically there were some problems with the Season 6 episodes, like Ab Aeterno for example).  So, in the end the quality is pretty good, not perfect, but I'm happy with the results.

-I know some people would probably like to see this done in HD (I'm one of them), but the process of ripping, re-converting, and re-integrating all the new HD video into the project would end up taking forever, and I just don't have the time or energy to go through all that.  It's a nice thought, but just not feasible.

I think that's everything.  I will be hosting the torrent at all times, so you shouldn't have any problems downloading the show.  I may not always be able to give all of my bandwith, as I may need to upload other things, etc., but I plan on at least seeding the torrent for the forseeable future.

I'm not expecting to make any future posts at this time, so this will be my farewell of sorts to you all.  I'll still get any comments you may leave on here, and I'll try my best to respond to them.  In the mean time, download the torrent, seed as much as you can so that others can enjoy it, and thanks for watching.

Download Torrent

EDIT: Well, I was hoping I'd actually be able to successfully seed all 101 episodes, but it looks like it wasn't meant to be.  When I checked the compatibility of every episode, I didn't spend too much time checking the content of each episode.  Well, turns out Episodes 21 and 23 are actually just duplicates of 20 and 22.  Oops.  So, I've stopped seeding those episodes, which means there's no way for anyone to completely download the torrent.

However, I've set up a second torrent that contains only those 2 episodes, so you can download those separately.  Again, apologies for the screwup.

Torrent for Episodeds 021 & 023

Sunday, June 14, 2020

New Podcast: Pushing the Button

Greetings everyone. I've discovered an uptick in Chronologically LOST activity since the world started going into lockdown. It appears that now is the perfect time for some to revisit their old favorite shows, or in this case, a different look at one of your favorite shows.

Anyway, I just learned of a new podcast which I am very excited about. A question I've been asked a number of times is if you should watch Chronologically LOST if you've never actually watched LOST before. My answer has always been that while I think it's a fascinating idea and I would love to know how something like that might turn out, I can't actually recommend anyone do it, as the show itself is incredible and you would lose out on that viewing experience of watching it for the first time. Well, fortunately for us all, Kenn Edwards (@kennfluencer) and Emily Agliano (@emilyagliano) has tasked his friends with carrying out that very idea and is showing them Chronologically LOST (having never seen or really knowing much at all about LOST) and then discussing the episodes afterward on a podcast.

It's a really wild idea, and I can't wait to see how it turns out. The podcast is called Pushing the Button, and it's co-hosted by Kenn Edwards and Emily Agliano. Should be available wherever you get your podcasts, but here's a link to the Apple Podcasts page where the first episode dropped yesterday:

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

How to Watch TV: Chronologically LOST

Thanks to the powers of reddit, it's just been brought to my attention that the good folks over at the Comeuppence Network (@_HowToWatchTV) have a weekly show that they do on Chronologically LOST. Looks like they started last October, and once a week they put up a new show covering the next episode in the series. Go check out their Youtube channel, they talk about a bunch of shows, not just CL (And if you're a Lost fan there's a good chance you watch a lot of the other shows they talk about as well).

How to Watch TV: Chronologically LOST

Friday, July 25, 2014

The LOST in Order Podcast

Good news!  A couple of Chronologically LOST fans Anna (@echobase77) and Wendy (@BunniesLRNow) have started up a podcast dedicated to Chronologically LOST.  They've already got their first episode up on the site (which also happens to contain a brief interview with me), so I encourage you to go and check it out.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

New York Times Article

So, thought this was pretty cool.  I was interviewed by Dave Itzkoff at the New York Times for an article he wrote about TV shows that have been re-edited by fans.  Apparently he was made aware of Chronologically LOST and reached out to me to talk about the process.  Honestly the coolest part of the whole thing is learning that Damon Lindelof knows of the project.  And I understand his not wanting to watch it.  LOST is the story that he wanted to tell, I can't blame him for not having a ton of interest in wanting to watch the show completely rearranged.  I mean, it'd be nice if he wanted to watch it, but I get it.

Anyway, here's a link to the article: In a Twist on the Remix, Fans Recut TV Series

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Streaming to Facebook

Hi everybody, it's been a while.  I just wanted to make a quick post letting everyone know that we now have a Facebook page that now has every episode available for streaming!  They are split up into multiple clips due to the upload restrictions on Facebook, but they're all there.  If you are unable to take advantage of the torrents we have available I encourage you to check out the episodes there.

All the credit for this goes to superfan Daniel, who incredibly took his own spare time to put the page together and upload all of those clips.  I'm sure it took him quite a while, and I appreciate all his hard work.

I also want to offer a big thank to you to everyone that has been helping seed on the torrent front.  The site made it onto Reddit's front page last month and we had a huge blow up in traffic, so all those seeders have been a ton of help.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

A Follow Up...

Hello to everyone, long time no talk.  I'm still alive, for those that are wondering.  I thought I would drop in and give a quick update to everyone on what's been going on.

-First, it was brought to my attention that my torrent files were being deleted from btjunkie, perhaps due to inactivity.  I have replaced all of these links with direct links that I am hosting on my own website, so that they will always be available to download.

-That being said, I would like everyone to realize that torrents are only effective as long as their is interest in them.  These torrents that I created were popular several months ago, so when people try and download them now, they may have trouble finding seeders.  Now, I have all the files available on my computer, so it's no problem for me to seed any of the torrents, but I can't seed them all at all times.  So, if you're trying to download a specific chapter, but can't find any seeders, drop me an e-mail.  mtmaloney at gmail dot com.  Let me know, and I'll get back to you as soon as I can and let you know when I can seed for you.  I might even try and put out a request on Twitter to see if anyone else can help out.  It's really the best I can do since these torrents are past their prime.

-I'm still converting away, working on my higher quality files.  Shouldn't be too much longer until I can post a link to the large torrent.  We're probably looking at a pretty big set of files, I'm guessing around 100GB total.  Needless to say, that one's going to take a while to get downloaded, so I hope there's enough interest to make it easier on everyone.

-I have a list of changes that I've made from the initial set of episodes that I put together.  They were a first draft, in a way.  When I post the torrent, I will also post a change log for anything I've gone in and fixed, for your information.

That's all I can think of for now, hope to have the final torrent out to all of you soon!