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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3
Release Date:
7 September 1974 (USA) See more »
Plot:
A family is thrown back in time and must survive in a dinosaur dominated land. Full summary »
Awards:
2 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(31 articles)
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Beware of the Sleestak!! See more (34 total) »

Cast

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Wesley Eure ... Will Marshall (43 episodes, 1974-1976)
Kathy Coleman ... Holly Marshall (43 episodes, 1974-1976)
Spencer Milligan ... Park Ranger Rick Marshall (30 episodes, 1974-1975)
Philip Paley ... Cha-Ka (29 episodes, 1974-1976)
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Series Directed by
Bob Lally (11 episodes, 1974-1975)
Dennis Steinmetz (11 episodes, 1974)
Gordon Wiles (8 episodes, 1975)
Joseph L. Scanlan (7 episodes, 1976)
Rick Bennewitz (6 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Writing credits
Allan Foshko (43 episodes, 1974-1976)
Marty Krofft (43 episodes, 1974-1976)
Sid Krofft (43 episodes, 1974-1976)
David Gerrold (17 episodes, 1974)
Dick Morgan (16 episodes, 1974-1975)
Samuel Roeca (13 episodes, 1976)
Jon Kubichan (5 episodes, 1976)
Larry Niven (3 episodes, 1974)
Tom Swale (3 episodes, 1975-1976)
William J. Keenan (3 episodes, 1975)
Margaret Armen (2 episodes, 1974-1975)
Joyce Perry (2 episodes, 1974-1975)

Series Produced by
Marty Krofft .... producer / executive producer (43 episodes, 1974-1976)
Sid Krofft .... producer / executive producer (43 episodes, 1974-1976)
Albert J. Tenzer .... executive producer (30 episodes, 1974-1975)
Gene Warren .... associate producer (30 episodes, 1974-1975)
Tom Swale .... associate producer (13 episodes, 1975)
Jon Kubichan .... producer (13 episodes, 1976)
Jim Washburn .... associate producer (13 episodes, 1976)
Dennis Steinmetz .... producer (6 episodes, 1974)
 
Series Original Music by
Jimmie Haskell (30 episodes, 1974-1976)
Michael Lloyd (13 episodes, 1975)
 
Series Cinematography by
Tom Lindner (17 episodes, 1974)

Stephen H. Burum (unknown episodes)
 
Series Film Editing by
Bob Best (13 episodes, 1975)
Bill Breshears (13 episodes, 1975)

Jimmy B. Frazier (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting by
Ruth Conforte (13 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Art Direction by
Herman F. Zimmerman (30 episodes, 1974-1976)
Elayne Barbara Ceder (13 episodes, 1975)
 
Series Makeup Department
Michael Westmore .... makeup artist / special makeup (30 episodes, 1974-1976)
Louis Phillipi .... makeup artist (13 episodes, 1975)
Maurice Stein .... makeup artist (13 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Production Management
John Braislin .... executive in charge of production (30 episodes, 1974-1975)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Peter Barth .... associate director (36 episodes, 1974-1976)
Bob Best .... associate director (18 episodes, 1974-1975)
Barbara Searles .... associate director (17 episodes, 1974)
Ron Cates .... associate director (9 episodes, 1975)
Carol Englehart Scott .... associate director (6 episodes, 1976)
Franklin Melton .... associate director (4 episodes, 1975)
 
Series Art Department
Max Pittman .... property master / head props (43 episodes, 1974-1976)
Wah Chang .... dinosaur character design (30 episodes, 1974-1975)
Mentor Huebner .... designer (30 episodes, 1974-1975)
Kirk Axtell .... associate art director (17 episodes, 1974)
 
Series Sound Department
Gordon Klimuck .... audio (13 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Special Effects by
Ken Speed .... special effects assistant (1 episode, 1974)

Gene Warren .... stop motion director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Samuel E. Dowlen .... camera operator (29 episodes, 1974-1976)
Dean Hall .... camera operator (25 episodes, 1975-1976)
Parker Roe .... camera operator (25 episodes, 1975-1976)
Hank Geving .... camera operator (19 episodes, 1974-1976)
John Rougeot .... key grip (17 episodes, 1974)
Fred Arney .... key grip (13 episodes, 1975)
Greg Brunton .... lighting technician (13 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Animation Department
Gene Warren Jr. .... animator (42 episodes, 1974-1976)
Harry Walton .... animator (30 episodes, 1974-1975)
Pete Kleinow .... animator (29 episodes, 1974-1976)
John Huneck .... animator (13 episodes, 1975)
Janet Riley .... animation supervisor (13 episodes, 1975)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Oda Broulard .... wardrobe (43 episodes, 1974-1976)
Michael Westmore .... special costumes (43 episodes, 1974-1976)
David Watson .... wardrobe (30 episodes, 1974-1975)
Kirk Templeman .... wardrobe (17 episodes, 1974)
Pat Trbovich .... wardrobe (13 episodes, 1975)
 
Series Editorial Department
James Wilde .... colorist (30 episodes, 1974-1975)
 
Series Music Department
Linda Laurie .... composer: theme music (43 episodes, 1974-1976)
John D'Andrea .... music arranger (13 episodes, 1975)
Wesley Eure .... vocals: theme song (13 episodes, 1976)
Wayne Osmond .... lyricist: theme song (13 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Other crew
Bob Masters .... technical director (42 episodes, 1974-1976)
Caroljane Rapp .... assistant to producers / assistant to producer (36 episodes, 1974-1976)
Trudy Bennett .... assistant: Sid & Marty Krofft (30 episodes, 1974-1975)
Harry Krofft .... administration (30 episodes, 1974-1975)
Victoria Fromkin .... linguistics consultant (29 episodes, 1974-1975)
Patti Krofft .... production assistant (17 episodes, 1974)
Ted Ray .... stage manager (17 episodes, 1974)
Janet Riley .... production assistant (17 episodes, 1974)
Tom Swale .... production coordinator (17 episodes, 1974)
Robert J. Smawley .... stage manager (13 episodes, 1975)
Karen Gordon .... auditor (12 episodes, 1975)
Frank Crawford .... stage manager (10 episodes, 1976)
Sheila Lauder .... assistant to producers (9 episodes, 1975)
Carol Fisher .... assistant to producer (7 episodes, 1976)
Mimi Seawell .... assistant to producers (4 episodes, 1975)
Don Corvan .... stage manager (2 episodes, 1976)
 

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Runtime:
30 min (43 episodes)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:PG (some episodes) | Australia:G (some episodes)

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Trivia:
Wesley Eure would often perform songs at the end of several episodes with lyrics pertaining to the lesson learned in the course of the episode.See more »
Quotes:
[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 had a parachute I could jump through!
Enik:Wait, there is more.
[Next Will sees himself, Rick, and Holly]
Will Marshall:That's us, on the river!
Enik:Pay attention now, this is the troubling part.
[...]
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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Beware of the Sleestak!!, 14 January 2005
Author: jsfmt99 from Pennsylvania

This was my favorite Saturday morning program by Sid and Marty Krofft

On a rafting expedition, the Marshall family (Holly, Will and father Rick) fall down a waterfall into a time portal which sent them to the Land of the Lost. The land of the lost was a prehistoric world.

Each week, the Marshall family faced many challenges and shared many learning experiences in the Land of the Lost. It was a story of survival. They dodged dinosaurs and befriended Cha-Ka, who was a prehistoric simian humanoid. Cha-Ka could speak in his native language Pakuni, which was learned by the Marshall Family. It is my understanding that a Pakuni dictionary has been written for those of you who want to learn Pakuni.

For its time the special effects were very good but the acting sometimes was overkill and really fake which made me laugh just because it seemed so stupid. But then again, the actors were often acting to a blue screen and the special effects were added later.

The thing that I remember the most about this show (other than my crush for actress Kathy Coleman who played Holly Marshall) was the Sleestak.

Remember the Sleestak? Those giant walking hissing lizards with those big bug eyes? A few of the Sleestak were played by professional basketball players. They really scared me as a kid and I always remembered that to get rid of them all I had to do was to touch a blue and green crystal together to create a force field.

The settings of the Land of the Lost were very imaginative and unique such as the lost city and the pylons. The background music was both a little corny but eerie too!

There were also many other memorable characters in this show including the Zarn, Enik, Ta, Sa and Malak. The Zarn was the most mysterious and scariest character in the series. The Zarn was often invisible and his presence could be heard and it sounded like wind chimes cutting through the eerie silence.

You can find more information about the show on the Land of the Lost website: www.landofthelost.com

This program had 43 episodes and ran for 3 years (1974-1977). It has been released on DVD. You can buy the DVD series on Ebay.

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