'Lost' Memorabilia, Including the Hatch's Apple-II, Headed for Auction
The Apple-II Plus and Apple-III monitor from the Swan Station, along with more than 1,000 bits of "Lost" memorabilia, including Locke's wheelchair and Hurley's Camaro, will go to auction Aug. 21 and 22.Surely Desmond found the duties that tied him the Apple-II Plus in the Swan Station to be a drag, but "Lost" fans who fancied the old Apple desktop, or would like to fulfill a hatch-reenactment fantasy of hurriedly typing 4, 8, 16, 23 into the computer, now have a chance. ABC Studios, along with Profiles in History, will be auctioning off more than 1,000 props, costumes and set pieces from the popular series that concluded this spring, following six years of alternately riveting and frustrating viewers. The auction will run Aug. 21 and Aug. 22, beginning at 1 p.m. each day. Bidders must register in advance, and bids can be placed in person, via mail, phone, fax or live on the Internet at the Profiles in History site.
This configuration is an Apple-II Plus system running an Apple-III monitor, with a Disk II floppy drive, each featuring DHARMA logo. This prop computer was used at the Swan station and by Desmond, Locke and other cast members to enter "The Numbers" every 108 minutes. It is the destruction of the Swan station computer that prevented "The Numbers" from being entered, leading Desmond to trigger the fail safe mechanism, causing the Swan station to implode.
(Of trivial interest is a 1980s film, entitled "The Self," employed in some psychology classes today, which features an Apple-III computer monitor that is used to test the effect of positive personalities. Incidentally, the numbers 4, 8, 16, and 23 appear frequently in these tests.) The monitor currently exhibits the DHARMA Tempest station logo, indicating its subsequent use in the Season Four episode, "The Other Woman."