Lost's 'Last Supper': Battlestar, Sopranos were 1st

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Dec 14, 2012, 4:09 PM EST

Little could Leonardo da Vinci have imagined way back in the 15th century that his brilliant painting of The Last Supper—which features Jesus with his 12 apostles—would become the iconic image for television promotions, as exemplified by what we're calling the "Lost Supper," which ABC just released to promote the upcoming sixth and final season, which premieres Feb. 2 at 8 p.m.

The picture features the cast of Lost sitting in airplane seats pulled up to what appears to be an airplane wing that's being used as a table. Skulls litter the ground in front of them as the cast appears focused on Locke in the center of the table. So what's it mean? Locke is Jesus? Airplane wings make good tables? Dharma Initiative food would make a good last supper? And if Locke is Jesus, who's Judas?

Of course, ABC's not the first TV network to make use of the image: Most recently, Syfy's Battlestar Galactica did its own version. (Click on the images below to enlarge.)

Check out the gallery below for some others. (We threw in the Star Wars one just because we like it.)

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