The Real Creator Of Lost?

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Anthony Spinner — a producer on “Baretta” and “Babes in Toyland” — says back in 1977 he was paid $30,000 to write a TV pilot, which eventually became a 121-page script called “Lost.”

Spinner is now suing ABC and Touchstone Television, claiming the network passed on the show in ’77, ’91 and ’94 … then suddenly created an exact replica with Touchstone in 2004.

Spinner lists a ton of similarities in his suit — which was filed on July 10 — notably an “airplane headed to Los Angeles [that] crashes into a tropical jungle-like environment.”

Spinner also alleges the new “Lost” characters — including Jack, Locke, Sayid, Kate and Sawyer — are all rip-offs … down to their occupations and dark pasts.

The comparisons go on and on. Spinner is suing for damages and a cut of royalties, profits and a bunch of other stuff. Spinner tried to sue a few years ago, but it was dismissed for procedural reasons.

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