Some worlds are so vividly drawn that no matter how far-fetched, they seem tangible. Whether it’s Narnia, Fillory or The Island in “Lost,” these are the worlds that tempt us — if only for a visit.


Some worlds are so vividly drawn that no matter how far-fetched, they seem tangible. Whether it’s Narnia, Fillory or The Island in “Lost,” these are the worlds that tempt us — if only for a visit.

John Cox, web & visual media editor
1 Fantasia from “The Never Ending Story.” I want to take a ride on that flying, fluffy dog creature.
2 Sonic the Hedgehog’s different games and worlds. That doesn't look like it would ever get boring.
3 The Island in “Lost.” Especially after the issue with the “Others” was taken care of. Why are you trying to leave paradise people?!?!

Jayne Gest, designer
1 George Lucas’s galaxy far, far away. Preferably not on a planet that will be targeted by the Death Star.
2 Bon Temps, La., setting for the “True Blood” books and TV series.
3 Atlantis. Pre-sinking, naturally.

Andre Lamar, arts and culture reporter
1 Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory. Everlasting gobstoppers. Period.
2 Metropolis from “Superman,” a lot safer than Gotham City and superman’s not going to allow you to die.
3 Atlantis. What better place to see sea creatures going about their daily lives.

Sarika Jagtiani, arts and culture reporter
1 Hogsmeade of the Harry Potter series. Where else would I go for a wand and some butterbeer?
2 Stars Hollow of “Gilmore Girls.” Obsessed is an understated way to describe my relationship with this program. I could do yoga at Miss Patty’s, down coffee at Luke’s, gab with Sookie and Lorelai at the Dragonfly, and be Hep Alien’s manager. If only.
3 Gilligan’s Island. I’d just like to go for a day or so to have cocktails with the Howells and disrupt the love triangle between the professor, Mary Ann and Ginger.