Alias

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'''''Alias''''' was a television series that shares a number of overlaps with ''Lost'', both in storyline as well as cast and crew.

'''Warning''' This page contains numerous spoilers for ''Alias''.

==Shared crew==
* J.J. Abrams created ''Alias'' and co-created ''Lost''.
* Jack Bender has worked as a director on both shows.
* Michael Giacchino composed the soundtracks to both shows.
* Lloyd Braun oversaw the development of ''Alias''.
* Michael Bonvillain worked as a director of photography.
* All of these writers, directors, and producers have worked on ''Alias'' Marita Grabiak, Jack Bender, Karen Gaviola, Drew Goddard, Kevin Hooks, Daniel Attias, Mary Jo Markey, Sarah Caplan, Jeff Pinkner, Monica Owusu-Breen, and Jesse Alexander.

==Shared cast==
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* Terry O'Quinn featured in ''Alias'' as F.B.I. Assistant Director Kendall for a number of episodes, and in ''Lost'' as John Locke.
* Fran├žois Chau played Mr. Cho in an episode of ''Alias'', and has made appearances in ''Lost'' as Pierre Chang, A.K.A. Dr. Marvin Candle, A.K.A. Dr. Mark Wickmund, A.K.A. Dr. Edgar Halliwax.
* Greg Grunberg starred as a main character during most of ''Alias'' as Eric Weiss, and played the role of Seth Norris in the ''Lost''.
* Jenny Gago has played the role of a C.I.A. Agent in both ''Alias'' and ''Lost''.
* Ian Patrick Williams played Mr. Gibson on ''Alias'', and Alvar Hanso in ''The Lost Experience''
* Andrew Divoff played Lucien Nisard in ''Alias'', and Mikhail Bakunin on ''Lost''.
*Michelle Arthur played ''Abigail'' in four episodes, and Michelle in ''Lost.''
*Lindsey Ginter played the role of ''Mr. Jones'' in an episode of ''Alias'', and Sam Austen in ''Lost.''
* Nick Jameson appeared on the show as ''Lazlo Drake'' and as Richard Malkin on ''Lost.'' 
* Ron Bottitta appeared as Janos Vak on ''Alias'', and as Leonard Simms on ''Lost.''
* Byron Chung was Colonel Yu on ''Alias'', and Mr. Paik on ''Lost.''
* Kevin E. West was CIA Officer Logan in ''Alias'' and as Detective Calderwood on ''Lost.''
* Jon Dixon was a CIA Agent as well as Oliver on ''Alias'' and was JD (himself) on ''Lost.'' 
* Adam Leadbeater was Sumner on ''Alias'' and Malcolm on ''Lost.''
*Tracy Middendorf was Elsa Caplan on ''Alias'' and Bonnie on ''Lost.''
*James Lesure was C.I.A. Agent Craig Blair on ''Alias'' and Dr. Hamill on ''Lost.''
*April Webster - In the ''Alias'' Season 1 finale, when "The Man" was revealed, Irina Derevko's character was played by April Webster, the casting director of ''Lost'', because no actress had been casted for that role (prominent only in Season 2).
* Wolf Muser was Alliance Member Ramon Veloso on ''Alias'', and Hans Van Eeghen during ''Lost's'' ARG game the Dharma Initiative Recruiting Project.
* Raymond Ma was a Taiwanese businessman on ''Alias'', Efren Salonga on ''Lost.''
* Michelle Forbes was Dr. Maggie Sinclair on ''Alias'', and Karen Decker on ''Lost.''
* Raymond J. Barry was Senator George Reed on ''Alias'' and Ray Shephard on ''Lost.''
* David S. Lee was an Irish bomb squad member on ''Alias'' and a younger Charles Widmore on ''Lost.''

==Shared character names==
Note Sydney is the protagonist of Alias.
* Sydney's father was Jack.
* Sydney's half-sister was Nadia.
* Sydney's lover was Michael.
* Fellow agents included Tom and Rachel.
* Francie's lover in season one was called Charlie (also, his surname was Bernard).
* Emily is the wife of the evil boss Arvin Sloane.
* Arron was the little boy kidnapped by Sark
* Danny was Sydney's fiancee
* Sayid was the man the Bristows met in Iraq
* Clementine was the first name Sydney suggested for her baby.

==Shared episode names==
* {{ep}} is the title of the second episode of Alias's first season; and also the title of the thirteenth ''Lost'' mobisode.
* {{ep}} is the title of the 10th episode of Alias' final season, as well as the title of the nineteenth episode of Lost's second season.
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==Shared phrases==
* The phrase Snowman is used by the Dharma Initiative, while the 19th episode of Alias's season one is entitled "Snowman".

* Oceanic Flight 815 flies from Sydney Airport to Los Angeles International Airport. The name of the protagonist of Alias is also Sydney.

==Shared music==
* In a season four episode, during Eric Weiss's birthday party, Drive Shaft's "You All Everybody" can be heard in the background.
* "Delicate" by Damien Rice was featured in {{ep}} of ''Lost'' and in one episodes of ''Alias''.
* The score for tense moments is strikingly similar, notably because Michael Giacchino composes for both shows.

==Shared sets==
* The Swan Orientation film was shot on the APO set from seasons 4 and 5 of ''Alias'' in Burbank by the ''Alias'' crew.  http//www.thetailsection.com/lost-news/thetailsection-talks-to-dr-mar.php http//www.lostvirtualtour.com/lost/filming_locations/alias/index.html
* The plane used in Alias season 3 episode 15 is the same set used in the Pilot of Lost
==Alias's allusions to Lost==
* Alias season 4 episode "A Clean Conscience" features a scene set in LAX. A boarding announcement for ''"Oceanic Airlines to Sydney"'' can be heard over the loudspeaker.

==Themes==

===Deceptions===
* Nikki's show ''Expose'' bears several resemblances to ''Alias.'' Both have one word titles with 3 syllables. Nikki is posing as an undercover stripper and ultimately learns that the person she is working for is the villain she has been trying to uncover.  Sydney frequently went undercover in a wide range of disguises, many of them sexy, and likewise learned that her boss Arvin Sloane was evil.

===Numbers===
* A recurring theme in ''Alias'' is the number 47, much like the Numbers in ''Lost''.

===Pregnancy===
* In the last season of ''Alias'', a pregnant Sydney is kidnapped and finds herself in an operating room. In ''Lost'', Claire has had an almost identical experience.

===Parent issues===
* Sydney has issues with both of her parents, much like all main ''Lost'' characters, who have major Parent issues as well.
*Locke's closing remarks in {{ep}}, "Regularly spoken phrases#"Dad?"?", mimics the line of dialog given by Sydney Bristow in an early episode ("Dad?").  Both lines were delivered at the end of an episode when the character sees their father in an unexpected situation. This is also similar to Jack saying "Dad?" in {{ep}}, the Swan computer reading "Dad?" in {{ep}}, and Claire saying "Dad?" in {{ep}}.

===Season finales===
* The Season 1 finale of ''Alias'' and the Through the Looking Glass''Lost'' featured similar situations. In both instances a leading man (Charlie in ''Lost'' and Vaughn in ''Alias'') is confined to an area that is flooding.  Both men look through a glass window to a person who is watching from the other side who is in considerably less danger (Sydney in ''Alias'' and Desmond in ''Lost'').  In both cases the onlookers try to smash the glass window with a nearby fire extinguisher and fail to do so.
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* In the Season 5 finale of Alias Tom Grace uses a cylinder of liquid nitrogen to delay the explosion of a big pile of C4 in exactly the same way that Michael does in the Season 4 finale of Lost. ==See also== * Outside references to Lost ==Exernal links== * ''wikipediaAlias (TV series)'' on Wikipedia {{TemplateNav-MTP}} esCruces entre Alias y Lost CategoryLists CategoryCultural references