Some of our readers pointed us to a new -OK, new to us- sneak peek of the new ARG that the TV network ABC's got prepared for us to make less painful the wait until season 5. As fans of Lost as we are, we love any little thing the Lost marketing team makes for the show, but this time it really caught our attention. Seems like this time they created a website for Octagon Global Recruiting, something like the recruiting company the Dharma Initiative uses to find new people to work for them.
This is the commercial they're airing to promote this new ARG:
At their website you can sign up, and those who do will receive this email:
Octagon Global Recruiting, on behalf of the Dharma Initiative, would like to thank you for registering your expression of interest in our latest volunteer recruitment drive.
We will be launching in San Diego on July 24th at Comic-Con International offering select registrants the opportunity to take an exciting aptitude test that will give applicants the chance to demonstrate their unique talents.
The Dharma Initiative hopes you will be able to join us to find out more about their ground-breaking new research project. We will contact you closer to the date with more information.
For those not able to join us in San Diego, Dharma's full recruitment program will be made available online to registered recruits after July 27th.
In the meantime, the Dharma Initiative urges you to spread the word. Invite your colleagues to join the team at www.octagonglobalrecruiting.com and take part in this once in a lifetime opportunity.
Intriguing, to say the least. We'll have to wait and see to know what they have prepared for us at the Comic-Con International. Anyway, what really freaked us out was this. If you go the static version of that email and use the View Source Code option of your web browser, you'll find this:
If you didn't know it, that's exactly the name of the last story from the Mystery Tales 40 comic book. Did you guys think the Mystery Tales 40 comic book ended with The Hidden Land? Looks like it doesn't! This reference may be just the beginning of a lot more connections between the show and the book. We'll have to wait for a while, though. In the meantime, why don't you read all the stories from the book? They're all available for free in this very same blog. And don't forget to tell all your friends about this new cool Lost mystery.