Awesomely useful NYTimes timeline of ABC's Lost universe

Here's something cool on the eve of the sixth-season premiere of ABC's Lost: an interactive timeline, with video and audio references, of the show's history, stretching back to the 19th century.

Click over to The New York Times' official Web site to access the timeline.

Here's their description:

Lost, which begins its final season on Feb. 2, isn't just about plane crashes, polar bears, magical numbers and mysterious black smoke. It's also about choosing whether to surrender to destiny or to determine your own fate. To keep track of which side (i.e. Jack or Locke) is winning, you need to see the results of their choices; hence the show, and some of its characters, have been hopping around in time for several seasons. Because this can get awfully confusing—did Desmond meet Faraday before or after Ben wiped out the Dharma Initiative?—we've arranged some major events of the show's first five seasons in chronological order.

Lost kicks off its final season tomorrow at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

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