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Here is a list of Frequently Asked Questions with hyperlink to the answer, if any.

Production Questions

Q: How can you continue the tale, when The Key is in The Room?
A: It is not estabilished, but many think The Occupant can open the door without The Key.

Q: |offset=20#post14794] Why the Object Powers are seemingly random?
A: If you could quess-work them, it would be boring.
] Read our discussion here

Q:|offset=10#post14788] Why 1961?
A: It's close enough for the audience to relate.

Q:Where did the inspiration for TLR come from?
A: |offset=10#post14792] Read the aswer here

Q:|offset=10#post14787] Is there any word about continuing the series?
A: Yes. July 24 2010 Christopher Leone announced the season 2 will be published as a comic.,offset=30#post16372]Read it here
[sign in to see URL],offset=0#post19641

Q: Do you think any of the original props will ever be available for sale? The watch for example?
A: Maybe

Q: Have you taken inspiration from Tarot-cards?
A: No, tarot has nothing to do with TLR

Q: What is the cartoon Isaac is watching?
A: ] 'To build a Better Mousetrap' by Christopher Leone himself

Q: |offset=10#post14789] Can images on The Show be trusted? Production Malfunction or deliberate planning?
A: Not necessarily, the people are like in Real World, 'to err is humane'. Both. Some continuums are broken because a scene was cut out from between transitions.

Q: Ruber sees a hallucination in the desert. Is that valid information about the Room?
A: That is debated. See ] our discussion. People lean towards "valid enough".

Q: If Joe left his gun at Karl's before going to the prison/vault. Where did he get a gun for his visit to the Green Valley Psychiatric Hospital?
A: Well, we never explain this explicitly in the show, but we figure Joe is a cop, and has more than one gun and/or access to more than one gun.


About The Vault

Q: |offset=10#post14791] How did Kreutzfeld get out of the fallout shelter?
A: He had The Key + the rest Objects from the Vault

Q: What was in the crate?
A: Something big, nothing else we know, it could be a chair, sizewise. Or it could have just been used to transport the items in the Vault.

Q: How many and what Objects were in the Vault?
A: 12. See the ] The Vault The Glass Eye, The Left Shoe, The Foot Powder, The Shoe Polish, The Pocket Knife, The Nail Clippers, The Rabbit´s Foot, The Soap Wrapper, The Binoculars, The Iron, The Shaving Brush and The Dress Shirt

About The Room

Q: What if the door you opened was horizontal, would the gravity in The Room be 'normally' oriented towards the Room floor?
A: No-one knows, not estabished

Q: ,offset=10#post14785] Can you open more than one door and leave them open?
A: No

Q: What would happen if you broke the window in the room? What would happen if you destroyed a wall in the room? What if you set a fire in the room?
A: Not estabished. Read more ,offset=10#post14785] here.

Q: Can you jump out the Window?
A: ,offset=10#post14781] You can not jump out the window, and survive it.

Q: What would happen if someone opened the door from the other side just as Joe inserted the key?
A: Nothing, that is virtually impossible

Q: How is there more than one room?
A: Not estabilished, but Chris has said something about Parallel Universes. ...

Q: ,offset=10#post14785] Is The Room Indestructable?
A: You can do some damage, but the Room autorepairs itself upon reset.



About the Objects

Q: Are there Objects with an effect that is out of the users field of perception, like it causes rain in China?
A: Yes, there are Objects, that seem dormant, with effect afar.

Q: Can you dismantle an Object and get as many new Objects?
A: ,offset=10#post14786] NO, dismantling = destroying, BUT any naturally removable part, like The Earplug, is an Object
Read more about the Object Entities #post15395] here

Q: What would happen if you got every single object back together in the room? Would you see/meet/be god?
A: No-one knows, perhaps nothing. Not estabilished

Q: With some of the objects the power would be easy to discover, but how did anyone figure out to visualize the door you want to open with the key?
A: Trial and error. Your guess is as good as mine. It is assumed the Objects 'talk' to their owners.

Q: Why are people breaking things with hammer in order to find which is an Object?
A: Read Discussion ]here That is what happens when people loose contact with reality

Q: In The Grooming Kit there are many Objects that can have a cover removed, are they separate Objects?
A: Same as above. Yes, if the cover can be removed then it's a separate Object, however if the objects have any powers alone, is yet not estabished.

Q: Is there one or two combs?
A: It is debatable, but the people leans towards ONE. So does also Paul Workman in #post15533] this post

Q: Is <insert name here> an Object?
A:,offset=20#post14871] Read about confirmed Objects here

About the Object Powers

Q: The memory of Isaac still exists even when Kreuzfeld is standing inside The Room.
Is the effect of The Quarter independent from the coin? Does the Quarter bring out also fictional/deluted memories?
A: Unless it is a production malfunction, it seems so, yes. The extent of the power is not estabished, people think yes. Read the discussion
] here
Q: How does one activate a sealed Object, like cigarette from the Cigarette Pack?
A: ,offset=10#post14790] There are more ways, than the obvious...


About The Occupants

Q: Was Eddie in The Room all that time from 1961 till 1966?
A: Not estabished, but people think no.

Q: Did Joe become an Object? Why the 'buzz' of the Objects does not bother him?
A: YES. There is a 45 year difference in how long they've lived with it.

Q: Who was Eddie and what was he doing when the event occured?
A: Not estabished. ,offset=20#post14868] Read our discussion here.
Here: ,offset=0#post20927] The Analysis on Eddie an analysis on Eddie's personal traits

Q: Does The Occupant need to continue to eat, drink, or breathe. Could he survive in molten lava?
A: Read the discussion here. People lean towards 'he can' but he might not need to. Not estabished

Q: How was Eddie able to keep the objects away?
A: That is the exact power of The Occupant: tracking and controlling other Object's movements

Q: Did Eddie intervene the tear in reality from causing a catastrophe?
A: Yes


About the Collectors

Q: How did the Collectors find so many Objects so fast?
A: ,offset=20#post14870] They were the first to know. Also the Objects were not scattered far away yet, back then.


About the Event

Q: What was the Event?
A: Not estabilished


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Room 10 FACTS - Only 1 side of a door is attached to The Room


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When Iggy opened the door with the key, the other side of the door is still closed.
...
When Joe opened the door without the key, the other side of the door behaved normally.



Because only one side of the real world door was attached to the motel room door!




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Eddie did not create the Objects


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I always thought that Eddie (the person) existed before the Event. He was instrumental in causing the Event (although accidentally). But he wasn't trying to create Objects -- the Objects were created by the Event, including Eddie. So Eddie wasn't created from scratch, but he was created *as an Object* by the Event.

At least, that's according to the explanation I had for the cause of the Event, as it may or may not have been revealed in a later episode. I won't reveal any more of it so as to not ruin it for you if we ever use it.

Well the cause of the Event was something we always figured would be revealed (if at all) at the end of many seasons on an ongoing series. So we never had the need to hammer it out as we would have for the miniseries.

And also we brought different sensibilities to TLR. Chris and Laura tended towards hardboiled stuff, Laura tended towards family dynamic stuff, and I tended towards weird and depressive stuff. (This is a gross oversimplification.) The Event explanation that I had in mind falls into the realm of the weird, and though I don't think we were necessarily in disagreement about it, I don't think we ever had to nail it down either. So take from that what you will.





What can you tell us about Eddie's background? Was he just in the wrong place at the wrong time or is there more to his story?

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CL: I am tempted to say “both.” I don’t want to reveal too much about Eddie, because his story is so intertwined with the origin of Room 10.

I will say that Eddie was just an ordinary man, the same way that all the Objects were ordinary before the Event.



Did someone take a picture of Eddie in the room?

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CL: The Polaroid was undeveloped. No one else took a picture – Eddie was the only person in the room.

I'll say this: it could have happened to anyone, anywhere, anytime. But it happened to Eddie in Room 10. I would liken it to accidentally detonating a nuclear bomb you discover under your bed. It is partly your fault -- it could not have exploded without you -- but it makes you more unlucky than special.




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LH: A little bit of trivia to add: we didn’t get to explain this in the mini series, but there are actually TWO bars of soap, and one of them is not sealed. At the time of the Event, the Occupant was using it (this would be the soap in the bathtub, not the soap on the sink, which remained wrapped). He had thrown the wrapper into the Waste Basket, so the Soap Wrapper is its own Object, seen ever-so-briefly in the mini series as one of the Objects in the Collector’s Vault.



It is also assumed, that sometime just before The Event, Eddie was reading The Magazine, polishing his shoes and smoking a cigarette. (read more about Object positions from Ghinius Sahalin's great analysis)


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The Occupant was a young(ish) man maybe WWII


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We always thought that the Occupant had to be young enough that when you saw him you'd realize that he couldn't have aged a day since the Event. (If he were 70, then maybe he were at the Event but had aged since then, or he might have been at the Event at age 70, but you -- the audience -- wouldn't know either way.)

Eddie could have lost his eye in either WWII or Korea (or something non-military, work safety was rarer back when he was a kid).




Did Joe become an Object? Why the 'buzz' of the Objects does not bother him?

 
quote:

CL: ...the annoying "buzz" from the Objects, I don't want to say too much here, but the effect is the same for both men. There is a 45 year difference in how long they've lived with it however...



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There is NOTHING outside Room 10


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There's nothing outside the Motel Room, but the images you see are the same images you'd see out of room 10 at the Sunshine Motel if you were there during the Event. Though the images might have been altered by the Event.






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SyFy marketing images have nothing to do with Objects


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At one point, Sci Fi made a commercial for the show that was apparently based on the ]short story I wrote about the Key, plus an outline of the series or something. Whoever made it shot everything themselves or used stock footage. There was a shot of a little girl being lost in a room, but it wasn't Elle Fanning and it wasn't like it was in the series. I don't think it used anything from the actual production of the show. It might have been made before we even started filming.

I don't know, but they might have used shots from that for the titles.

Also the companies that made the titles also, as I recall, didn't have anything to do with the production of the show. Titles were put out to bid. It's possible that whoever made the titles used some dailies footage, but filled gaps with their own stuff. I don't recall.



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That video Paul is refering to is available on my site and listed as: The Lost Room Promo [sign in to see URL]

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All Object Props are being stored, somewhere


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I was told by Chris Leone that all the props used on The Lost Room were in storage. they are not being used on other shows.


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There is a NASTY Object, but no-one knows WHAT it is


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From Question 13 of The Q&[sign in to see URL] stated:

There is an Object that turns iron into manganese for a twenty foot radius, and it never shuts off. You can’t get near it or else it destroys your red blood cells.



People suggest it is one of the REMAINING Objects in the Motel Room, no-one knows for sure but the Creators.

Although:
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Penuther (not a Creator) suggested few alternatives:

A. The Occupant took it out of the room and thus he wasn't affected by it until he abandoned it somewhere.

B. Objects powers change when combined with other objects and so it came out of the room with another object (such as a shoe and shoelace) and it wasn't until the objects were separated that the power became evident.

C. it was taken out of the room at some abandoned door in the middle of nowhere by someone who didn't know what it was who promptly expired and there it sits surrounded by 20 feet of dead animals who wander into the wrong location.

D. It remains in the room





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At one point, Sci Fi made a commercial for the show that was apparently based on the ]short story I wrote about the Key, plus an outline of the series or something. Whoever made it shot everything themselves or used stock footage. There was a shot of a little girl being lost in a room, but it wasn't Elle Fanning and it wasn't like it was in the series. I don't think it used anything from the actual production of the show. It might have been made before we even started filming.

I don't know, but they might have used shots from that for the titles.

Also the companies that made the titles also, as I recall, didn't have anything to do with the production of the show. Titles were put out to bid. It's possible that whoever made the titles used some dailies footage, but filled gaps with their own stuff. I don't recall.







That video Paul is refering to is available on my site and listed as: The Lost Room Promo [sign in to see URL]

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Is the Room Indestructable?


|offset=30#post14779]The Comic Con Interview

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Chris:

The windows would be indestructible


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We didn't really explore if the room itself is indestructable or not... and
I always felt that it [sign in to see URL] know, and so in one point to (have) Joe to shoot at the window and have the bullet
(a break out the ?) around the Room, you know, just hitting the indestructible walls, you know...

but it always seemed kinda one step that... nah it just never made it in the show


Well One thing I was wondering about was like... ehm... you know, is outside the Room...
...if there's nothing... if that Room... if only that Room exists, then, you know, anything that is on the edge
would be indestructible or infinite, you know what I mean...

Ghinius: -Yeah

Chris: ...so you can not assume... so for instance even if the front plaster was breakable, you know what I mean,
BEHIND the plaster would not be. You know, you might be able to do a little damage, but... I do not know...
Some of those things are like... we always thought, like... Any rule that was not totally established...

Ghinius: -It´s sometimes too complicated to go with all the scenarios.

Chris: -Well, yeah, and also we always felt like if we hadn't established a rule, we always felt like
that until we actually explored it, it was still open, you know.

So ANYTHING I am saying... I can reverse myself, ironically, right like that, you know.



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