Now that the first (only?) season of 'Alcatraz' is over, a fellow member of the FB Crossovers Forum had an interesting theory about a connection between that JJ Abrams show and 'Lost'......
Jorge Garcia--who played Hurley on 'Lost'--also plays Doc Soto on 'Alcatraz'. What's interesting about Doc Soto is in the offical biography he places on the back of all the books he writes. It notes that he holds the North American high score in "Galaga". Galaga was also the name of the submarine owned by the Dharma Initiative.
I think James' second theory best meets the tenet of Occam's Razor, so I'm going to agree with that as the most viable suggestion.