Lost Destroys Spacetime, Celebrates Science

Is Lost about to destroy the very nature of time, space and reality itself when it explains how Ben managed to get off the island recently? That's the theory from Popular Mechanics magazine after they looked into the real life science behind what they call "the first mainstream TV show since Mr. Wizard to make science cool again."

After interviewing showrunner Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof, the mechanical journalists have their own idea of where the show is heading:

[T]he creators did let slip that the rest of this season will revolve around some very real—and very big—physics: the Large Hadron Collider, the much delayed European particle accelerator that could reveal information about the Higgs boson and dark energy. Some physicists believe the LHC will produce mini black holes, which might actually be able to open a one-way portal to another universe—a gateway that can only be kept open by a force of energy as strong as Jupiter ... or an electromagnet inside a desert island. 

Michio Kaku, author of Physics of the Impossible, thinks the Lost creators are using cutting-edge science to lay the groundwork for a transversible wormhole to another point in space and time—a trip foreshadowed in an off-season video about the so-called Orchid station, which Lindelhof and Cuse promised would be a key to the next few episodes. "They're amping up the energy to the point where space and time begin to tear, and the fabric begins to rip," Kaku tells PM. "When the fabric of space and time begin to rip, things that we consider impossible become possible again."


If ever there was a time for a David Tennant guest-shot on the show as a mysterious stranger who shows up and saves the day with a quaff and a quip, it may be at the start of the next season to sort things out.

Lost Science Debunked [Popular Mechanics]

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