University Opens for Lost Fans

Yes, the show is so complicated you need a degree to follow it
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 8, 2009 3:25 PM CST
University Opens for Lost Fans
A screenshot from Lost University. We're pretty sure that's a polar bear.

How complicated and geeky is Lost? It’s so complicated that the show has hired UCLA and USC professors to teach courses at the new “Lost University,” and so geeky that people are expected to enroll. At the newly launched, anyone who owns the just-released fifth season of the show on Blu-Ray can sign up for the classes, complete with video lectures, reading lists, homework, and tests.

Nor is this a breezy jaunt through Lost lore. Topics include things like philosophy, physics, and hieroglyphics. “It’s a great medium, because you don’t want a TV show to become didactic,” Caltech professor Sean Carroll tells the LA Times. He’s teaching Introductory Physics of Time Travel. “It’s the perfect marriage of entertainment and education.” (Read more Lost stories.)

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