Thought the Twin Peaks weekender or the Star Trek season were excessive? Think again: the Prince Charles cinema is to host a host a Lost Marathon next month, with all 121 episodes screened in a single sitting.
The show, which began in 2004, concerned a group of plane-crash survivors marooned on a strange island, who (despite having no running water and little in the way of soap) still managed to look glamorous and sexy.
At its peak, Lost was a huge critical and commercial success, but after some dubious narrative decisions (time travel is seldom an ideal deus ex machina), it was deserted by many fans. When it limped to a conclusion earlier this year, the finale of season six was greeted with a huge sense of anticlimax and disappointment. But the dismal denouement masked the fact that, during its glory years (roughly seasons two through four), the show was addictive viewing.
The marathon begins at 10am, September 13th, and will run for three days, as the 80 hours spool out. The Sun reports that paramedics will be on hand to help out any fans overcome by the enormity of the task (or just sheer boredom). Though the event is free, but only 280 places are available, and it's first-come, first-served. Attendees are invited to dress up as their favourite character (bonus points for anyone who achieves a realistic Smoke Monster costume), and pillows, snacks, sleeping bags, etc. should also be brought along.