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Land of the Lost 

A family is thrown back in time and must survive in a dinosaur dominated land.
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1976   1975   1974  
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Series cast summary:
Wesley Eure ...  Will Marshall 43 episodes, 1974-1976
Kathy Coleman ...  Holly Marshall 43 episodes, 1974-1976
Spencer Milligan ...  Rick Marshall 30 episodes, 1974-1975
Phillip Paley ...  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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English

Release Date:

7 September 1974 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Runtime:

(43 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The series originally aired on NBC Saturday mornings. Seasons One and Two had a 10:00 am (Eastern) time slot. Season Three was shown at 11:00 (Eastern) and included clips of the following week's episode prior to the closing credits. 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 ...
[...]
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Humanoid Woman (1989) See more »

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The story counts...
7 May 2001 | by The_CoreSee all my reviews

Cheesy music, sets and acting don't detract from the excellence of some of the stories in this TV series, some co-written by Science Fiction greats like Larry Niven. This series was one of my favorites as a kid and helped spark a lifetime interest in Science Fiction... and eventually science as well. I didn't end up a scientist per-se, but some of these stories are great and still watchable (and some are just plain dumb). No specific names or numbers to recommend... watch 'em if you can find 'em and try not to wince at the cheese of the "special effects" and weird mix of banjo and synthesizer music.


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