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There has never been anything quite like ABC TV’s hit drama “Lost.” Yes, there was “The Twilight Zone,” “The X-files,” “Planet of the Apes,” and for that matter “Robinson Crusoe” and “Gilligan’s Island.”

But for sheer mystery and complexity woven around island castaways, “Lost” sets the bar. And that’s even before you add in the boiling Web world of online “Losties, “devoted fans who have made their own mark on “Lost.”

This hour On Point: we go inside the wild world of “Lost” with the show’s executive producers — and writers — Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse, on the fate of “Lost.”

Quotes from the Show:

“Yes, there will be an end [to Lost]. We’re still discussing that with the network in terms of when that’s gonna happen but ‘Lost’ is a story, it has a beginning, middle, and end. I think we owe it to our audience to tell them that there is gonna be an end and when that end is gonna be.” Carlton Cuse

“We knew the beginning and the end — the middle was and continues to be the challenge.” Damon Lindelof

“No one believed that the show had a future at all. That was liberating for us.” Carlton Cuse

“I never would have had the hubris to sell a show like ‘Lost’ [to Hollywood].” Damon Lindelof

Guests:

Carlton Cuse, “Lost” executive producer

Damon Lindelof, “Lost” co-creator and executive producer

Chadwick Matlin, senior at Tufts University, co-teaches a course on Lost

Sarah Rapaport, senior at Tufts University, enrolled in Lost course

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