Lost Worlds (TV series)

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For the fictional television series based on Arthur Conan Doyle's novel, see Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Lost World.
Lost Worlds
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Lost Worlds title screen
Format Documentary
Narrated by Corey Johnson
Country of origin  United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 32
Production
Producer(s) Atlantic Productions
Running time approx. 44 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel The History Channel
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original run April 4, 2005 – December 5, 2007

Lost Worlds is a documentary television series by The History Channel that explores a variety of "lost" locations from ancient to modern times. These "great feats of engineering, technology, and culture"[1] are revealed through the use of archaeological evidence, interviews with relevant experts while examining the sites, and CGI reproductions.[2] These visual re-creations take the form of rendered 3D environments and photo manipulated overlays, allowing the "lost world" to be seen over its present-day state.

The pilot episode "Palenque: Metropolis of the Maya" was first aired on April 4, 2005. It was followed by 12 more episodes in 2006, and a further 19 episodes in 2007.

Episodes[edit]

Episode number Episode name Present location Original air date
1 Palenque: Metropolis of the Maya Mexico April 4, 2005
2 Knights Templar Syria July 10, 2006
3 Atlantis Crete, Santorini July 17, 2006
4 Ramses' Egyptian empire Egypt July 24, 2006
5 Athens - Ancient Supercity Greece July 31, 2006
6 Secret Cities of the A-Bomb United States August 7, 2006
7 Hitler's Supercity Germany August 14, 2006
8 Jesus' Jerusalem Israel/Palestine August 21, 2006
9 Churchill's Secret Bunkers England August 28, 2006
10 The Real Dracula Romania September 4, 2006
11 Braveheart's Scotland Scotland September 11, 2006
12 The First Christians Greece, Italy, Turkey September 18, 2006
13 The Pagans England September 25, 2006
14 Seven Wonders of the World Egypt, Greece, Iraq, Turkey August 1, 2007
15 Kama Sutra India August 8, 2007
16 Secret A-Bomb Factories United States August 15, 2007
17 Henry VIII's Mega Structures England August 22, 2007
18 Secret U.S. Bunkers United States August 29, 2007
19 Herod the Great Israel/Palestine September 5, 2007
20 Building the Titanic Ireland September 12, 2007
21 Sin City of the West United States September 19, 2007
22 The Vikings Denmark, England, Iceland September 26, 2007
23 Al Capone's Secret City Chicago (United States) October 3, 2007
24 Lost Superpower of the Bible Turkey October 10, 2007
25 Stalin's Supercity Russia October 17, 2007
26 City of Armageddon Israel/Palestine October 24, 2007
27 Jekyll & Hyde Scotland October 31, 2007
28 Age of Airships Germany, United States November 7, 2007
29 Ivan the Terrible's Fortress Russia November 14, 2007
30 Pirates of the Caribbean Jamaica November 21, 2007
31 Taj Mahal India November 28, 2007
32 Lost City of Aphrodite Turkey December 5, 2007

Release on DVD[edit]

Each episode was made available on DVD on its original air date. The first 13 episodes were released as a 4-DVD box set on January 30, 2007.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About the Series". history.com. The History Channel. Archived from the original on 9 February 2010. Retrieved 12 June 2012. "A team of field investigators and engineering experts went out into the world in search of clues about these great feats of engineering, technology, and culture in order to bring them back to life with modern-day graphic technology." 
  2. ^ "About Lost Worlds" (video). history.com. The History Channel. Retrieved 12 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "Lost Worlds DVD Set". shop.history.com. The History Channel. Retrieved 12 June 2012. 

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