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Land Of The Lost DVD

El Cosmico here, with all of the talk about playing the inter-species sex game going on in Planet Of The Apes, I thought this would be sort of relevant...there's a fine review of the new Land Of The Lost DVD, with four episodes on it.

Those of you who've seen this show during one of its many syndication runs will remember...this was one hell of a weird show. It made me feel...a little frightened. Anyway, there was ONE episode, which is included on this disc, which, as our pal Ryan Dunn points out, includes scenes with Holly and Cha-Ka the Paku getting a little too friendly. Something about putting on perfume and an inter-species kiss. Between kids. Oh, man. What a world. Well, go check out the review, and...investigate the matter further at your own risk.

The review's up at:

-El Cosmico

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  • Aug. 3, 2000, 3:10 a.m. CST

    memories of fruity pebbles

    by pogo on my own

    Land of the Lost, oh my god i am having flashbacks of huge bowls of fruity pebbles and toasted peanutbutter sammiches. The sleestacks where the best, we need a movie the sleestacks in digital sound on the big screen.

  • Aug. 3, 2000, 3:19 a.m. CST

    Marshall, Will, and Holly. On a routine expedition...

    by CranialLeak

    Met the greeeeaaaatest earthquake, ever known! (Come on, sing with me people)

  • Aug. 3, 2000, 4:17 a.m. CST

    Good disc - I hope they issue the rest of'em...

    by Roj Blake

    I picked up this disc the day it came out and was very pleased. The show holds up in a 70's-Saturday morning kind of way. The episode "The Stranger" is written by none other than Walter "Chekov" Koenig and it's pretty fucking good for what it is. The episodes with Enik are always the best ones and you get two of those on this disc. He rants and raves about ideas not being "logical" and gets to spout lots of time/space travel mumbo-jumbo that sounds pretty impressive. Kathy Coleman has, unfortunately, not aged particularly well (granted - she'd have to be a goddess to live up to the pedastal I placed her on as a 5 year-old). Worse still, she seems about half in the bag throughout the interview - for which I can't really fault her. If I'd been in her shoes, and was dragged into a studio to talk about the only artistic endeavor I'd contributed to the world - and it was when I was 13 - I'd probably feel the need to imbibe before going in front of the cameras, too. All in all, though, her memories of the show seem pretty positive. As are my own. I'll always dig Land of the Lost. I even like the third season episodes that pretty much sucked, but have good kitch value and ample doses of Richard "Jaws" Kiel. Yes - it's true - there are ways of rating this series from Exceptional to Godawful. This DVD's got a decent cross-section of the best. Sony currently holds the rights. Where's the movie, Harry??? How's about looking into this for us, man??

  • Aug. 3, 2000, 11:37 a.m. CST

    No Mark McGrath was not Chaka...

    by chrisd

    Phil Paley was. Read all about it: Yeah, I figure you are probably kidding, but you never know...

  • Aug. 3, 2000, 12:06 p.m. CST

    Sleestacks scared the s#@$ out of me.

    by r_dimitri22

    I hid behind the couch whenever I heard that hissing. Kirk's Toupee>> Pretty funny comment about the Gorn.

  • Aug. 3, 2000, 1:03 p.m. CST

    Cha-ka Kan Cha-Ka Kan......Chakakan Chakakan let me rock you Cha

    by dick dickman

    Wow. A 70's Saturday morning show that was cool because I was 7!!! Now mine to enjoy over and over on Digital Video Disc. I can hardly contain my excrement. Give me "The Godfather" not "HR Puffenstuff"......actually that would be cool.

  • Aug. 3, 2000, 1:43 p.m. CST

    All us old farts...

    by Eric F

    All of us over 30-types can remember this show quite fondly. I must agree, as a child this show scared the shit out of me. I do remember them having a cast change in the last season where someone their dad got home and an uncle(?) showed up in his place. Anyone remember that?

  • Aug. 3, 2000, 2:18 p.m. CST


    by Joe Buck

    Land of the Lost, wow, that takes me back. I loved those sleestaks. Anyone know where that stock dinosaur footage they used came from?

  • Aug. 3, 2000, 2:34 p.m. CST


    by dick dickman

    That wasnt stock Dino footage that was stop motion clay made ecspecially for the show. I cant spell.

  • Aug. 3, 2000, 3:50 p.m. CST

    New Show tanked

    by Sobewankinobi

    But this is a DVD of the New Version that lasted one season and added some cave girl to give Robby a hard on. The original two seassons of the first show was good, till they switched writers and the dad left "creative differences." The whole Heart Thing was a sham. The main Sleestak was the best.

  • Aug. 3, 2000, 4:51 p.m. CST

    Sleestacks and Crystals?

    by viol8tor

    Why did Sleestacks collect those gem crystals again? It's been so long...........

  • Aug. 3, 2000, 5:10 p.m. CST

    Great Caesars Ghost !!!! LAND OF THE LOST ON DVD??!!??

    by Balok WILL be mine sweet memories of youth....sleestacks....the library of skulls.....holly (purrrrrr)....chaka's brothers taa and saa....big alice....oh yes absofriggin WILL be mine

  • Aug. 3, 2000, 7:42 p.m. CST

    sobwanki-whatever says...

    by Roj Blake

    that the DVD is of the new series made back in the early 90's. NOT TRUE!! It is most definitely the 70's version and it's on Rhino Home Video for the low, low price of $19.95. The 90's version sucked FAR WORSE than the original's third season with Uncle Jack ever dreamed of sucking.

  • Aug. 3, 2000, 11:01 p.m. CST

    Thank you Sid and Marty Croft

    by swavill

    The Sleestak were cool but Enik was the best. All his convoluted schemes to get back to his own time. Then finding out to his everlasting shame that the Sleestak were the future of his race not its past. And to the poster above who mentioned talking hats "Everyone who goes to Lidsville really flips his lid"

  • Aug. 4, 2000, 3:24 a.m. CST

    "Sid and Marty" - an original work by DTT

    by Darth Taun Taun

    Sid - "Hey, Marty. Whaddya say we put together another show?" // Marty - "Gee, Sid. I only brought enough LSD to continue the shows we already have." // Sid - "How about we turn creative control of 'H.R. Pufnstuf' over to a monkey with a dartboard?" // Marty - "Sounds good. So what about this new show?" // Sid - "Just let me pop 30 tabs here... oooooh yeah. We'll call it 'Land of the Lost,' and it'll be about a dad and some kids lost in prehistoric times." // Marty - "Can we add severely immobile humanoid dinosaurs?" // Sid - "Damn straight." // Marty - "Can we add apelike creatures in unconvincing costumes?" // Sid - "You got it." // Marty - "Can I mash my hands down on the typewriter to come up with the script?" // Sid - "Sorry, man. This thing will be improvised." // Marty - "Fair enough." // Sid - "Hey Marty, do me a favor and add an unnecessary 'f' in our last name, wouldya?" // Marty - "'Krofft?' Woah, that must be some wicked acid, bro."

  • Aug. 4, 2000, 4:01 a.m. CST


    by ol' painless

    Weird weird weird. This sonderful show permeated my youth in a fog of hissing Sleestaks, a big dumbass T-Rex and trans-dimensional whirlpools. I'm sure it would look like utter crap now if I watched it again, but it sure did influence my youth, I can tell you. BTW, nice post, Darth taun Taun, I think you summed up the creative sessions for this psychotrophically fuelled wackiness.

  • Aug. 4, 2000, 6:22 p.m. CST

    Hay Roj

    by Sobewankinobi

    Cool, my source was wrong then if it's true, thanks for the info. Now it's actually worth it :P

  • Aug. 5, 2000, 9:39 a.m. CST

    land of the lost??? LAND OF THE LOST???

    by Wheel99

    You mean to tell me that I can get f***ing land of the lost on DVD???? I cant get the starwars movies, the indianna jones movies, close encounters or the godfathers on dvd but I can get LAND OF THE LOST!!!!!! They will probably release it in f***ing DTS to rub salt in the wound!!!!

  • Aug. 8, 2000, 1:25 a.m. CST


    by Uncapie

    I know he isn't, but he sure could pass for him!

  • Aug. 8, 2000, 12:41 p.m. CST


    by SCOTT1458

    anybody notice that Theodore Sturgeon is listed as one of the writers of the series? Ok.......

  • Aug. 9, 2000, 2:11 p.m. CST

    Chaka Clint!

    by etnabob

    CHAKA CLINT! CHAKA CLINT! (that makes a great chant!)

  • Aug. 9, 2000, 3:27 p.m. CST

    somebody's been messin' with the weather crystals

    by BattleTurd

    one word...why?

  • Aug. 11, 2000, 6:28 a.m. CST

    more on writers

    by Redbeard_NV

    Don't forget that Sturgeon and Koenig weren't the only Star Trek veterans on board. Story Editor D.C.Fontana and David Gerrold (The Trouble With Tribbles) also made their contributions. And who could forget the cross-overs from sci-fi to pure fantasy and mythology, such as the appearance of the chief Gorgon sister herself, Medusa? The series ending was a classic, a loop in time only closable by sending the adventurers back into the real world by dragging themselves into the LOtL as a trade off. Even Enik gets the last word!

  • Aug. 13, 2000, 4:17 p.m. CST

    Sci-Fi Kroft-style

    by Helos

    Yes, it was a corny kid's show....but for many people, such as myself, this was a first introduction to science fiction. I remember finding out that the Sleestak had degenerated from transdimensional explores to barbaric cavemen....and it blew my 8-year-old mind. It was the first time I had thought of an advanced species losing it's foothold on the top rung of the evolutionary ladder. Oh, and there was one episode where Marshal and Will were standing on top of a big hill looking through binoculars into the distance (seeking a way out of)....and they saw the backs of their own heads. This idea of a world existing in such a small dimension was soooo cool. Hey, does anyone know who created this "other" dimension? Was it the Sleestak? Why did the Sleestak civilization collapse? Aw, crap. I've got to go rent the damn DVD now.

  • Aug. 14, 2000, 11:19 a.m. CST

    ah the cheesy memories

    by RipReaver

    Ah yes, even as a small wide eyed child, i remember how cheesy i thought this show was....

  • Aug. 18, 2000, 12:34 a.m. CST

    alice and crystals and chaka...

    by MGTHEDJ

    hi gang. the acting always got on my nerves as a kid but the most indelable image for me is the sleestak ruins courtyard. a perfect creation by the art department: alien and yet somewhat familiar. for some reason i always missed the eps. just what was the deal with the crystals? (memory failing what with alcohol and other things since....{winkwinknudgenudge}). later.....................m

  • Aug. 18, 2000, 12:40 a.m. CST


    by MGTHEDJ

    the eps i missed were the season finalies, even during the reruns in the late '70's and early '80's. what happened? it has always bothered me? m