To all Roomies: 'The Lost Room' returns!
If you are a fan of one of the most unique sci-fi mini-series ever, “The Lost Room”, I think a fitting term for us fans is Roomies. If you don’t know what it is, let me bring you up to speed: A while ago the Sci-Fi channel aired a mini-series of six episodes, called “The Lost Room”. It revolved around detective Joe Miller, his daughter, this very dubious motel room, and the objects. The Room itself is the non-existent Room 10 of the former Sunshine Motel in Gallup, New Mexico. On May 4 1961 something happened at the site which erased the room and its contents from existence. This event is most probably the cause for the unusual properties of the Room and the objects that were in the Room at the time. While very short in length, it definitely is one of the most unique shows out there.
While the TV show seemingly came to a conclusion to the story of the Room that exists outside of time and space, Red 5 Comics has recently announced that they have acquired the rights and (for now) will continue the story in a second season in comic book form. Most of the known characters are confirmed to re-appear in the continuation of the story. For me as fan of the show, I think that’s pretty awesome!
The second season will pick up a year after the events of the televised miniseries and follows the path of a hardened criminal who was framed for the one crime he didn’t commit and finds the mysterious key. However, just because there’s a new Motel Man doesn’t mean that old familiar faces won’t pop in. Making appearances will be drifter Wally Jabrowski, Howard “The Weasel” Montague, Object specialist Dr. Martin Ruber and perhaps even one incredibly familiar face. “We might even see Joe come back eventually, not as the protagonist, but as a part of this universe of ‘The Lost Room,’” said Leone. “But he’s vanished. When the story picks up, nobody knows what happens to him.”
But that is not all… We probably won’t see Detective Miller – but he is talked about and now is regarded as an Object himself. The article says:
“Now he’s an Object and people are actually calling him The Miller Object and he’s got a mythology building around him as an Object now,” continued Harkcom.
So I guess we have to wait and see… it is supposed to come out some time next year. I’ll probably go and get it, seeing I’m a huge fan of the Room, the show, and the Objects. I’d really have some great fun with the bus ticket
The Lost Room
Genre: Science-Fiction, Drama
Producers: Peter Chomsky, Bill Hill, Paul Kurta
Original run: December 11, 2006 – December 13, 2006