Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Land of the Lost
|What was the name of the creatures that were in the caves on the 'Land of the Lost'?||'Land of The Lost'
Sleestaks. They were sleestaks and although I never saw this word spelled on there this is pretty close enough for those who knew it anyway. Just in case there are those picky ones out there looking for correct spelling.
Earthquake. The greatest earthquake ever known.
|According to the song for the 'Land of The Lost,' what kind of expedition were they on?||'Land of The Lost'
routine. They were of course on a routine expedition.
Blonde. She had blonde hair that she wore in braids all the time.
|Last of all, in the hilarious final episode, "Misery Loves Company", did Stink actually injure his foot when he fell off the roof?||The New "Land Of The Lost"
No. "Misery Loves Company" was the last episode of "The Land of the Lost". It is also my favorite episode. In this episode, Kevin was busily trying to repair a hole in the treehouse roof before a huge rainstorm struck. After Annie wouldn't help him, and she left the house, Kevin was stuck at home watching Tasha and Stink. Tasha had already made a huge mess with Annie's paint set. She decided to finish Annie's painting with huge streaks of red, and then Tasha squirted out all the paint tubes onto the floor. Stink, who had stayed up all the previous night, had come to the Porters' house just to go to bed. Kevin decided to get help from the monkey. It took a bribe of candy to get Stink to even go up on the roof. But on the roof, Stink immediatly fell asleep again! When Kevin tried to awaken Stink, the monkey fell all the way to the ground. Kevin hurried down, and at first, Stink said he wasn't hurt. But then Kevin asked for help on the roof again. Stink started crying in pain, claiming he had hurt his foot when he fell, just as a way to get out of fixing the roof. Kevin fell for it and carried Stink back to the house and put him to bed. Kevin handed Stink a bicycle horn, and told him to honk it if he needed anything. When Kevin went back to work of the roof, Tasha and Stink argued loudly. Tasha wanted to listen to music, and Stink wanted to sleep. They squabbled until Kevin made them both be quiet. Then Stink said he wanted to eat an island fruit called jujiwanga. When Kevin said he didn't have time to go out and pick some jujiwanga, Stink faked an attack of pain until Kevin relented. But things went from bad to worse for Kevin. While he stood on the back of a stegasaurus to get to the fruit, Scarface came along and scared away the dinosaur. Kevin was left hanging in the braches of a tall tree while the t-rex tore "Spike" apart. Back at the house, Tasha and Stink had made a huge mess and were arguing even worse. Kevin grew very angry with the two, and he told them both to go to sleep. But while Kevin was away, Stink had gotten out of bed and chased Tasha, proving that he was faking his injury. Tasha finally got the message through to Kevin, and he and Tasha got back at Stink by pretending to have fallen from the porch to the ground. Stink panicked, and he ran all the way to the bottom. After he tore off the bandage and shouted "Foot's all better!", Kevin and Tasha gave away their joke to get back at him. Later that afternoon, Kevin and Tasha made Stink do favors for them just the way Stink had done to them. Rain was pounding outside. But Kevin forgot one thing: he hadn't had time to fully repair the roof. Just seconds after Tom and Annie returned home, a huge downpour drenched Kevin! Everyone laughed, and Kevin had learned what his own father went through all the time by taking care of Tasha and Stink.
three . One line of the theme song even said, "See the triple moons." An eclipse of the moons caused trouble for the dinosaurs and other animals. In the episode "Jungle Girl", the three moons aligned, and all the creatures flocked to the Valley of Death. The Porters managed to stop the dinosaurs, along with Tasha, from jumping to their deaths at the bottom of the canyon.
A mysterious machine was making their visions seem real.. In one of the most bizarre episodes, the family thought they had finally made it back home. But what really happened was anything but a pleasant dream. Late one night, Tom woke up and thought he had heard the sounds of airplanes, traffic, and sirens. No one else believed him. But the next day, Kevin found a San Francisco parking ticket on the windshield of the truck! The Porters tried to piece together the mystery, and finally decided that a new time warp might have opened. The next day, they traveled deep into the jungle and found their city home. Kevin and Annie were excited to finally be back home, but Tom knew something wasn't right. There were no other people around, and the neighborhood was so quiet. The next day they returned to the house, and everything started to fall apart. First, Annie and Kevin recevied a haunting phone call from their mother, who had been dead for a long time. Then Tasha, who was in the kitchen with her head buried in the refrigerator, became terrified when the food started to fly out and hit her. Tom barely escaped the falling shelves in the garage, but he got trapped under the garage door. Somehow, back in the jungle, Stink saw everything happening on Kevin's TV he used for his video camera, and rushed to help the Porters. Meanwhile, Kevin, Annie, and Tasha were locked in the house, and the living room furniture came to life! The thermostat turned the heat up full blast. Finally, Stink arrived and helped Tom escape from the garage and unlocked the front door. The family started to walk back to the jungle, when suddenly, Scarface appeared. As the Porters ran from the killer t-rex, the houses started to disappear. To escape Scarface, they ran into a cave. There inside they discovered a machine powered by crystals, which made anything they thought about appear real. Tom removed some of the crystals, and the machine shut off.
Namaki. We first met Namaki in "Life's a Beach". The Porter family and Christa traveled to the shores for a vacation. However, the ocean brought back sad memories for Christa, as she remembered falling off her family's boat during a storm as a child, landing on the island. Throughout the episode, she had flashbacks to her childhood, remembering when she used to go to the beach with Namaki. Christa wandered off, and the family went to find her. But when Tasha went off on her own to eat bananas, she ran and screamed, claiming to have seen a monster. Later, Annie ecountered Namaki. He carried her back to his beach hut, and showed her things that used to belong to Christa. Namaki became friends with the Porters, and their adventures at the beach are continued in "The Siren's Song". As you probably know, the man who played Namaki, Tom Allard, also played Shung.
Flight to Freedom. In "Flight to Freedom", an earthquake reopened the entry gate where the family came into the dinosaur world. However, they warned Tasha and Stink they could not come along to the modern world. But the little dinosaur and monkey followed the family all the way to the portal, where they were attacked by Scarface, the terrible t-rex. With the truck just feet from the time warp, Tom got out and decided to fight Scarface, even though it cost him the trip back to the modern world. After Scarface was chased away, the Porters got into the truck, with Tasha and Stink, and attempted to drive through the warp. Unluckily for them, it disappeared seconds before they could drive through. In a way, it was good that they did not go back to the modern world, because their return home would have ended the series short.
Yes. In one of the more suspenseful episodes, "Shung the Terrible", the Porters went searching for a way back to the modern world. They stopped on a roadside for a picnic lunch, leaving Tasha in the back of the truck. However, Shung's not-so-bright henchmen, Nim and Keeg, found the truck. Recklessly, they tried to drive it back to their cave. Shung put Tasha in a cage and was determined to eat her for dinner! When Kevin, Annie, and Tom discovered the truck and Tasha missing, they went off to find their possessions. Unfortunately, in an attempt to save Tasha, Kevin and Tom were kidnapped as well. It's up to Annie, Christa, and Stink to save them.
Snake. Kevin decided to take Tasha with him to explore a canyon known as the Valley of Death, a barren wasteland littered with dinosaur bones. When he tried to examine a t-rex skull, a black and silver snake crawled out and spat venom in his face. Kevin was left unable to see, with Tasha as his only guide to take him back home. Luckily, Christa treated his eyes with some type of berries, and his sight returned.
She flashed Simon's camera at the cyborg.. Annie met Simon Cardinas, a boy from the 21st century in "Future Boy". Simon was not the only one to be sent back in time. A huge half-alien, half-machine creature known as a cyborg followed Simon into the jungle. It wanted the electronic devices Simon carried on his belt. The creature chased the Porters and attacked other dinosaurs around the island. Finally, when the cyborg tried to snatch Tasha, Annie took advantage of the cyborg's weakness: it was light sensitive. Annie seized Simon's camera and flashed the light at the cyborg. She kept doing this until the evil creature walked backwards off a cliff. But the cyborg wan't really dead. It returned in the episode "Annie in Charge".
Christa and Stink. In this episode, Tom and his son and daughter explored the jungle to see if it had any other inhabitants. They discovered Christa, a woman who lived in the jungle, and her ape companion, Stink. But during their stay in the new part of the jungle, Tom was bitten by a lizard and developed a nasty wound. Kevin and Christa must go high into the mountains to find the medicine plant before it's too late.
They drove through an underground time warp.. In the opening sequence of every episode, we saw how the Porters arrived in the "Land of the Lost". Tom, Kevin, and Annie Porter were going on vacation. However, the road ahead was broken by a huge gap left by an earthquake. Tom could not slow the truck down in time, and the vehicle plundged into a deep underground cavern. Somehow the earthquake had opened a time warp between the modern and prehistoric worlds. When they reached the end of the cave, the Porters found themselves in a land of vast jungles, dinosaurs, and other mysterious creatures. Although their vehicle was actually an SUV, they refered to it as a truck.
Enik made it so that they arrived for the first time, no longer stuck in a paradox. Enik discovered a paradox, thus negating at least two prior story lines. He told Will that the time doorway constantly landed on the time of the Marshall family going over the waterfall. In a weird twist, the family never entered the land of the lost at all. They fell into some sort of space time loop, never entering the world nor dying in their fall. This paradox prevented Enik from getting home. Until one thing or the other happened, he was stuck. Rick told Enik to let the Marshalls stuck in the loop come through the vortex (instead of dying), and they'd three go through the door and create the balance needed. Enik agreed to do it, and the Marshalls went home. At the same time, the Marshalls arrived in the land of the lost for the first time- again.
This lack on continuity negated the storyline of Will choosing to remain in the lost world in "The Search". That storyline made Enik choose to remain behind as well, and he saved Rick. It also negated the storyline of the adult Holly, called Rani, from helping young Holly in "Elsewhen". No wonder the show didn't last past three seasons! I still enjoyed my trip back back into my childhood!
|In "Hurricane", Will decided he would mess with another matrix table in yet another pylon. He opened a time doorway in the middle of thin air. Who came out of that doorway for a brief stay in the lost world?||"Land of the Lost" - Season 1
Beauregard Jackson. Beauregard Jackson was an astronaut from the future, at least the Marshalls' future. He talked of space shuttles and ships that could travel to other planets. When he passed through the doorway, he also let in a steady stream of fast moving air. Rick determined, with absolutely no basis for comparison, that if that doorway stayed open, eventually the entire place would become a torrent of fast moving air. So, Beau rolled up his parachute and, long story short, jumped back through the time doorway. The vortex even swallowed the pylon, thus destroying it and the doorway in one swoop.
This is the episode where the family, along with Beau, saw themselves through binoculars on the other side pf the world. Their fronts could see their backs way across the world/valley, whatever it was.
|Episode thirteen, "Follow That Dinosaur", had the Marshalls discover that other humans had once inhabited the land of the lost. Based on the information in the journal pieces, when had the men originally come from?||"Land of the Lost" - Season 1
Revolutionary America (late 1770s). Will and Holly discovered a man's suit (jacket and knickers) stuffed with what Holly called "dinosaur nip". In the pocket was part of a journal the man left about himself and his companion. The Marshalls followed the journal into the lost city and down deeper into its bowels. At journey's end, they discovered that the writer had died hiding from the sleestak. It was he who named the sleestak, after a general he'd known. There had been three separate pieces of the journal. The final one was signed with the solder's name, and he added he was in the Revolutionary Army under General Washington. The Revolutionary War was what gave birth to the United States, by taking independence from Great Britain, and lasted from 1775-1783. The Civil War took place between 1861-1865 and I made up WW III.
This episode contradicts the season finale a bit. In this episode, Rick already knew the sleestak were in some form of hibernation, and in the season finale, he acted as though he was putting this together for the first time. I saw many contradictions in the first season while watching on DVD. It seems as though the actors would have pointed these out to the script writers, directors, and/or producers. In "Skylons", Will figured out how to get inside the pyramid, but in "Stone Soup" he and Holly acted astounded when Rick showed them how to close one.
|Enik was seen again in episode eleven, "The Search". Is it true that Enik offered Will a chance to return home, via the time doorway?||"Land of the Lost" - Season 1
Yes. Rick was hurt during his experimenting with the power crystals. Holly helped Rick (barely mobile) back to the high bluff, while Will went into the lost city looking for Enik. He found Enik just before he opened the time doorway and begged for his helped to cure Rick. Enik refused, and opened the doorway. It stopped at Earth briefly, and Enik urged Will to pass through. AS much as he wanted to, Will refused to go home without his family. This act shamed Enik into staying behind, and he saved Rick's life.
In all a DVD commentary should be, actors Wesley Eure (Will) and Kathy Coleman Bell (Holly) gave another hilarious rendition of their time on the show. In season one they commented during episodes "The Hole" and "The Search", and each time they laughed and teased each other as a real brother and sister would. Wesley stressed the nuances of "over-acting" and Kathy's never ending life saving and crying skills. The duo poke great fun of their bad acting, while also showing how fond they both were of their experience on this great Saturday morning staple of the early 1970s.
|Finally, in episode nine the Marshalls met a sleestak with intelligence. In what location did Rick first meet and bond with S'latch the sleestak?||"Land of the Lost" - Season 1
in the pit of the sleestak god. Rick and Will went to find Enik's cave to work on puzzling out the matrix table. Once inside, the sleestaks attacked, and Rick fell into the pit. Once down there, he met the sleestak named S'latch. This rare individual already knew all about the Marshalls, and explained he'd been born knowing everything about his universe. Unfortunately for the Marshalls, that did not include how to work the matrix table and open the door back home. Rick and S'latch worked together to get out of the pit. The term "the heart of darkness" comes from the novel of the same name by Joseph Conrad. This term refers to the African region known as the Congo.
All of these (He was a telepath, He had traveled through time/space, He was in the same lineage as a sleestak). Enik, played by actor Walker Edmiston, had suffered a misfortune while he traveled and ended up in the same time as the Marshalls. He needed to use a special device, which he called a Mageti, to travel back to his people. Enik and Will fought over the special device (a crystal hanging from a pyramid shaped object), as Will wanted to use it to go back home. Enik explained that like himself, the Mageti was telepathically in-tuned to whomever was near it. He assured the family that angry emotions could destroy it. Will, being the emotional teenager he was, became so panicked and distraught that the item self-destructed. Enik wore another crystal that could be used as a Mageti as well, but he needed a power source. He was shocked at the news that there were crystals all over the lost city, as he believed himself to be an ancestor of the sleestak time frame. When he saw the lost city, he realized he was actually a predecessor of that time. The lost city was his home. He realized that the sleestaks were just a devolution of his own people and he needed to go back and warn them.
strawberries. Rick had devised a car for the kids to use to roll around their items. Holly discovered a broken dinosaur egg and they eventually found Dopey. Will gave the baby brontosaur his name, as he didn't seem to be too smart. Will had NO business judging if you ask me. For a place so darn dangerous, why was Rick constantly sending his foolish children out to gather necessities alone? Maybe Rick was hoping Grumpy would eat the hapless pair? Anyway, Dopey ended up following the pair home (the high bluff) eating all their giant strawberries as he followed.
The first pylon was seen by Will and Holly in the series pilot, but as of episode three, "Dopey", the family hadn't explored one.
Cha-ka. Will and Holly found themselves totally off task, as usual, and wandered into the lost city. There they encountered Big Alice, Spike and the sleestak. The brother and sister team were captured and held aloft as food for I presume "the sleestak god". They escaped once on their own, but were immediately recaptured. Cha-ka led Rick to the lost city, told him to use fire (in Pakunese) before entering the temple, and watched as Rick saved his irritating children. After they made it safely out of the lost city, Rick put the pair back on task- retrieving water.
all of these (a routine expedition, greatest earthquake ever known, high rapids). Opening theme: "Marshall, Will, and Holly - on a routine expedition - met the greatest earthquake ever known. - high on the rapids - it struck their tiny raft. - and plunged them down a thousand feet below. - to the Land of the Lost. - to the Land of the Lost. - to the Land of the Lost."
Closing theme: "As I look, all around, I can't believe the things I found - now I need to find my way - I'm lost, I'm lost, find me - living in the Land of the Lost- living in the Land of the Lost.."
Wesley Eure (Will Marshall) sang the theme song except for in the first episode "Cha-ka". He also starred on "Days of Our Lives" as Dr. Mike Horton in the 1970s and in the film "CHOMPS" with Valerie Bertinelli in 1979. In the first season, possibly more, Wesley Eure billed himself as only "Wesley" in the opening credits. During his commentary on the season one episodes, he poked fun at himself for this error in judgment.