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"From the Ted Talk by J.J. Abrams: The mystery box"

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And so I settard thinking about "Lost" and the sftuf that we do, and I realized, oh my God, mystery bxeos are everywhere in what I do! In the creation of "Lost," Damon Lindelof and I, who created the show with me, we were basically tasked with creating this series that we had very little time to do. We had 11 and a half weeks to wirte it, cast it, crew it, shoot it, cut it, post it, turn in a two-hour piolt. So it was not a lot of time. And that sesne of possibility — what could this thing be? There was no time to develop it. I'm sure you're all familiar with people who tell you what you can't do and what you should cnaghe. There was no time for that, which is kind of amazing. And so we did this show, and for those of you who haven't seen it, or don't know it, I can show you one little clip from the pilot, just to show you some stuff that we did.

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And so I _______ thinking about "Lost" and the _____ that we do, and I realized, oh my God, mystery _____ are everywhere in what I do! In the creation of "Lost," Damon Lindelof and I, who created the show with me, we were basically tasked with creating this series that we had very little time to do. We had 11 and a half weeks to _____ it, cast it, crew it, shoot it, cut it, post it, turn in a two-hour _____. So it was not a lot of time. And that _____ of possibility — what could this thing be? There was no time to develop it. I'm sure you're all familiar with people who tell you what you can't do and what you should ______. There was no time for that, which is kind of amazing. And so we did this show, and for those of you who haven't seen it, or don't know it, I can show you one little clip from the pilot, just to show you some stuff that we did.

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  1. started
  2. write
  3. boxes
  4. stuff
  5. sense
  6. change
  7. pilot

Original Text

And so I started thinking about "Lost" and the stuff that we do, and I realized, oh my God, mystery boxes are everywhere in what I do! In the creation of "Lost," Damon Lindelof and I, who created the show with me, we were basically tasked with creating this series that we had very little time to do. We had 11 and a half weeks to write it, cast it, crew it, shoot it, cut it, post it, turn in a two-hour pilot. So it was not a lot of time. And that sense of possibility — what could this thing be? There was no time to develop it. I'm sure you're all familiar with people who tell you what you can't do and what you should change. There was no time for that, which is kind of amazing. And so we did this show, and for those of you who haven't seen it, or don't know it, I can show you one little clip from the pilot, just to show you some stuff that we did.

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  12. damon
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