The Electric Company "Lost and Spaced" on WXXI-TV

The Electric Company "Lost and Spaced" on WXXI-TV

Fri, 02/19/2010 - 5:00pm
The Electric Company's Keith, Shock, Jessica, Hector and Lisa jump with excitement at the Electric Diner.

Credit: Anthony Causi

At the school science fair, Lisa and her Skeleckian friend Dax get shrunk down and trapped inside their project - a perfect model of the solar system!

The Skeleckians are a race of technologically advanced but socially awkward aliens. Dax, a member of this race, helps Lisa with her science-fair project—a shrinking machine to explore a model of the solar system. Francine, hoping to win the fair, sabotages the project, shrinking the two and trapping them in the model. They must communicate with the other members of the Electric Company to escape, yet they accidentally get shrunk as well. They need to get out, however, there is nobody outside the model who can work the machine. The Electric Company "Lost and Spaced" airs  Friday, February 19 at 5 p.m. on WXXI-TV (DT 21.1/cable 1011 and 11).

Sure to spark a current of learning, the new version of The Electric Company is a multi-media literacy campaign charged with reducing the literacy gap between low and middle income families and advancing the idea that ‘reading is cool.’ Weekly episodes debuted nationally in January 2009 on PBS KIDS GO!, the on-air and online destination designed entirely for early elementary school kids.