A family is thrown back in time and must survive in a dinosaur dominated land.
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 Will Marshall (43 episodes, 1974-1976)
Kathy Coleman ...
 Holly Marshall (43 episodes, 1974-1976)
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 Park Ranger Rick Marshall (30 episodes, 1974-1975)
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 Cha-Ka (29 episodes, 1974-1976)
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The Marshalls - widowed ranger father Rick, and his two children Will and Holly - are on an outdoor expedition like they have many times before. While rafting on this trip, an earthquake opens up a chasm resulting in them tumbling across some raging rapids and over an unknown waterfall. They end up alive but in a world unfamiliar to them, a world they will ultimately coin the Land of the Lost. It is inhabited by creatures some they have never seen or heard of, and some which no longer exist in the world they knew back home, creatures such as dinosaurs. They will find that some of these creatures are friendly, and some of them which they need to stay away from for their lives. As they eke out a life in this strange land, they try to understand what got them here so that they can make their way back home, that process which is fraught with its own dangers based on the unknowns of what is on the path to home. What they are also initially unaware of is that Rick's brother, fellow ranger ... Written by Huggo

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During the final season, the Marshalls and Chaka moved from their cave to a Sleestak temple. A popular myth for the reason of this set-change is tied into the fire that destroyed the cave sets for another Krofft show Sigmund and the Sea Monsters. However, this fire took place during the second season of Sigmund, at which time Land of the Lost would have been in production of only its first season. The first two seasons of Land of the Lost were taped at a different studio (General Service Studios in Hollywood) entirely from that of Sigmund. The show then moved to Goldwyn Studios for its third season. This was the studio where the fire did occur two years prior that destroyed the Sigmund sets. See more »

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[The alien Enik has made a startling discovery about the temporal doorway that has led him and the Marshalls to this world]
Enik: I cannot leave here. Nothing can leave here, unless an object of equal mass and temporal energy enters.
Will Marshall: Well, that means we can't leave either, unless three other people come in.
Enik: Yes, but there is more. You should not be here at all. Your presence here is the source of my problem. Look...
[Enik opens the time doorway onto a view of the Grand Canyon]
Will Marshall: It's Earth! Enik, if I ...
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Sid and Marty Croft on good drugs!
27 December 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was the best show I remember from my childhood. The Sleestak were clearly big-eyed representations of "The Man". Anywhere you went, they were lurking there to kill your buzz.

There was one Sleestak that was friendly. He was an old man who knew how to use crystal, I mean crystals to get s**t done.

Chaka was that one foreign kid you hung out with. He didn't make any sense, but he was hilarious to watch. The father figure was OK enough. At least he didn't keep the kids from going out and looking for crystal, I mean crystals, and teasing dinosaurs and such. If Holly and Chaka had a thing, I think he would have fed Chaka to a dinosaur or thrown him off a cliff.


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