Land of the Lost (1991 TV series)

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Land of the Lost
Land of the Lost (1991 TV series).jpg
Format Children's television series
Starring Timothy Bottoms
Jennifer Drugan
Robert Gavin
Ed Gale
Shannon Day
Bobby Porter
Voices of Danny Mann
Country of origin  United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 26
Production
Running time approx. 0:22 (per episode)
Broadcast
Original channel ABC
Original run September 7, 1991 (1991-09-07) – December 5, 1992 (1992-12-05)

Land of the Lost is a half-hour Saturday-morning children's series that debuted on ABC in the fall of 1991. Re-runs were later picked up by Nickelodeon. Tiger Toys received the license to produce a toyline based on the series, which included regular and "talking" action figures, several dinosaurs and playsets, an electronic Crystal Sword, as well as an electronic LCD game and a board game.

Synopsis[edit]

Because of the success in syndication of the cult 1974 series Land of the Lost, Sid and Marty Krofft created a remake.[1] The new Land of the Lost saw advanced special effects and a lighter, less survivalist-oriented tone. (Frequent writers Len Janson and Chuck Menville had previously crafted numerous scripts for assorted Filmation series, while producer Jerry Golod had earlier collaborated with George A. Romero on Tales from the Darkside.)

The series ran for 26 episodes spread over two seasons, with each season consisting of thirteen episodes. It featured the Porter family—father Tom, son Kevin and daughter Annie—trapped in a parallel universe after their Jeep Cherokee (referred to as a "truck" in the series) fell through a time portal while exploring the back country. They soon meet another human, a beautiful "jungle girl" named Christa who came from 1960s San Francisco. Christa became trapped in the Land of the Lost when she was very young and grew up alone. (An earlier concept would have featured an adult Holly Marshall as the "mystery girl" along with Cha-Ka but due to casting the characters were revisualized as Christa and Stink).

The Porters live in a large "treehouse" (although it is actually built between a series of large logs and not rooted trees) that the family built after they realized their tents provided little safety from dangerous predators. After their first encounter with Scarface, they devised an alarm system by stringing up a series of empty tin cans surrounding the treehouse perimeter that would shake and make noise if Scarface were to show up again.

Intelligent natives of the Land of the Lost include chimpanzee-like Pakuni and the lizard-like Sleestaks, and there are many species of dinosaurs filling the jungle. A Paku named Stink and a baby dinosaur named Tasha were befriended by the Porters. Acting as antagonists were a trio of exiled Sleestak criminals named Shung, Keeg and Nim. Shung is their leader and possesses a powerful crystal sword. Another major obstacle faced by the Porters was a one-eyed Tyrannosaurus named Scarface, who lived near the area where the family made their home and frequently chased after them in an attempt to eat them.

A sorceress named Keela with genuine magical powers was introduced in the second season and appeared in two episodes. Another character added in the second season was Namaki, a strange fish-like humanoid who befriended Christa when she was just a little girl. Twelve episodes of Season 1 were released onto videocassette at two episodes per video. As of 2014 the series has yet to be released on DVD.

Characters[edit]

The Porters[edit]

  • Thomas "Tom" Porter (played by Timothy Bottoms) is the widowed father of Kevin and Annie. After his wife, Natasha, died in a car accident, he spent the next few years burying himself in his work as a lawyer. Before his wife's death, Tom would take his family camping most weekends in order to devote more time to them. Continuing the tradition, he arranged to take his children on the camping trip which ultimately led to their arrival in the Land of the Lost. As a result, he feels enormous guilt for trapping his family in this dangerous place and strives to find a way back home to San Francisco at every opportunity. He is a compassionate man with a deep sense of morality and fairplay even when dealing with those who would threaten him or his family. Tom is a devoted and protective parent but is not above giving his kids "space" when he feels it is acceptable to do so. Back home, he often spent his afternoons jogging, hoping one day to win a marathon race. In the episode, "Flight to Freedom", it is revealed he is approximately 180 pounds (He says to Scarface that he is, "180 pounds of raw meat")
  • Kevin Porter (played by Robert Gavin) is Tom's 16-year old son. He is the most laidback member of the family. Not only does he accept their situation but he actually grows to like it. Unfortunately, his carefree attitude breeds indifference to the dangers around him and he often finds himself in more peril than he expected. He likes to think of himself as an adult and will often disobey his father if he thinks Tom is being unfair. Of all the Porters, Kevin is the one most reliant on the comforts and conveniences of the modern world. In addition to the usual camping gear, Kevin also smuggled in a portable six-inch TV, a camcorder, a boom-box, and a bag of various junk foods which he keeps hidden from the others. His goal is to one day become a world-famous director, and he carries the camcorder with him at all times to capture the sights and wonders of the Land of the Lost. He expects this footage to propel him to stardom once they return to their own world. He is also a capable, self-taught mechanic, and one of his primary responsibilities is taking care of the family truck to ensure that it is running smoothly when they need it. Kevin often prefers to explore alone and dislikes having to "babysit" his sister. He thinks of her as being a bit of a "nerd" and often trades insults with her. However, deep down he's very much a caring brother and will not hesitate to act if she's in danger. Kevin has a crush on Christa and often goes out of his way to impress her.
  • Anamarie "Annie" Porter (played by Jennifer Drugan) is Tom's 11-year old daughter. She is very bright and intuitive for her age and resents her family (especially Kevin whom she considers a "dork") for treating her like a baby. She has had to grow up rather quickly in a hostile environment and has shown that she is more than capable of taking care of herself on many occasions. Annie is a vegetarian, and one of her responsibilities is maintaining her garden at the base of the treehouse. The sorceress Keela takes her on as an apprentice and entrusts her with her spellbook when she has to leave for extended periods. Annie is extremely protective of the dinosaur Tasha and treats her not as a pet but as a member of the family. She is also a bit of an artist, as shown in the episode, "The Thief", when she draws a picture of Christa to give her as a present for the birthday party they throw her. In, "Annie in Charge", her full name is revealed to be, "Anamarie".

Visitors to the Land[edit]

  • Christa (played by Shannon Day): Like the Porters, the beautiful cave-girl Christa is from San Francisco back on Earth but was born in Chicago. Her family was trapped in the Land of the Lost through similar circumstances to the Porters. At one point, Christa's family built a raft to try to sail to the other side of the ocean, hoping to find signs of civilization. In a subsequent storm, Christa was washed overboard but found refuge on a floating tree trunk where after several days of drifting she found her way to a far away beach. Separated from her parents, Christa grew up practically alone, and by the time the Porters met her, had repressed almost everything about her previous life. She is fiercely independent and feels safe and at home in the jungle. However, she's not oblivious to its many dangers and uses her knowledge of its topography, inhabitants, and various medicinal plants to aid the Porters whenever she can. She is fluent in Pakuni often greeting her human friends with "Acuba Ne" to express either "hello" or "goodbye". She is like an older sister to Annie and the object of Kevin's infatuation. Flashbacks of Christa as a child were seen in "Life's a Beach". Young Christa was played by Farrah Emami. She also has a yell similar to Tarzan's that can calm certain animals which she presumably learned from Stink. Christa was originally intended to be Holly from the original Land of the Lost, but casting made this impossible. Though some fans identify Christa with Holly, this is inconsistent with Christa's background (the Marshalls never mentioned owning a dog), age (Christa was much younger than 12 when she was separated from her parents), and appearance (Holly was a natural blonde with straight hair).
  • Sir Balen (played by Bobby Jacoby): A squire who pretended to be a knight from King Arthur's Court. After "borrowing" his master's armor and sword while he's asleep, Balin sets out into the moors and is enshrouded in a "blue bubbling fog" and winds up in the Land of the Lost just to save Christa from the Sleestaks. After Shung hears of this, he sends the Sleestaks after "Ironface"'s "magic blade" (his sword). Balen's desire to protect "M'lady Christa" causes friction with a jealous Kevin as he sets out to escort her home not aware that she can take care of herself. Kevin is guilted into going after him when they again encounter Scarface ("The king of all dragons"). After eluding him, the ground shakes and another doorway appears. Balen offers Kevin his morning star in recognition of his bravery and disappears through the gate.
  • Keela (played by Adilah Barnes): A sorceress from another time who was banished to the Land for not using her magic to aid Magas. She arrived through a green dimensional gate located in a desert on the other side of the Land of the Lost. She is gifted in the ways of magic and sorcery but is not powerful enough to send the Porters (or herself) home. The Porters helped her defeat her enemy, Magas, whom Keela had turned into a one-eyed beast. Keela trusts the Porters entirely, even accepting Annie as an informal apprentice and asking her to guard her spellbook while away. She is a very compassionate person, but admits that even she has times when she abuses her powers (i.e. turning her older brothers into toads) although she may have been joking.
  • Magas (portrayed by Ed Gale): A short, cruel sorcerer and the brother of the late queen whom Keela served. She recognized him as a heartless person and turned him into a Cyclopean dinosaur-like beast, similar to a giant from Clash of the Titans or Jack the Giant Killer, thus sealing his magical powers. Over time, he slowly regained his power and hunted Keela down to the Porters' treehouse. He was defeated by Keela with Tasha's help but not before Keela restored him to his true form.
  • Siren (played by Marta DuBois): She was once a beautiful woman, but her beauty became more important than her family. So she was sentenced to the Land with no hope of ever seeing the ones she loved in the afterlife. And she used her music to bring the Porters to her, and disguised herself as Tom's wife, Natasha. After talking to Tom about her past, she was finally able to ascend to the heavens.
  • Simon Cardenas (played by Danny Gonzalez): A teenage time-traveler from San Francisco Island in the year 2062. After "borrowing" his father's time-belt, he collides with a Myzarian Cyborg while traveling through the time/space corridor, and his damaged belt drops him off in the Land following a dimensional shift. He wears a "inter-trans" suit that apparently works in conjunction with the belt, possibly protecting the wearer from the forces involved in such travel. He frequently speaks using a form of "futuristic slang" that involves a shortening of modern adjectives (for example, "pendous" for "stupendous" or "morb" for "morbid"). He returns home once the belt's auto-recall device is activated.
  • Cy, also known as the Myzarian Cyborg, it is a gigantic rancor-like cyborg from the planet Myzar-3 who became trapped in the Land of the Lost after colliding with another time traveler in the dimension corridor, damaging his time device. He is exceptionally intelligent, and his strength alone makes him more than an even match for the dinosaur Scarface. Some of his cybernetic enhancements include the ability to see in the infrared spectrum in one eye as well as heightened senses. He lives in a cave in the mountains that he has made into a base of operations and attacks anyone who comes near. The entrance to his lair is booby-trapped with auto-defense mechanisms which include a form of nerve gas that causes temporary memory loss in humans and renders them unconscious. He wears a device on his wrist which can perform a similar function. Because he comes from a world rich in hydrogen and oxygen, he becomes winded easily in the Land due to the thinner air. In addition, this particular model was recalled due to being particularly susceptible to ultraviolet light.

Native inhabitants[edit]

Like its 1970s counterpart, the inhabitants of the Land of the Lost are mostly dinosaurs. An iguana can be seen occasionally. A creature, called an "osongi", which resembles an iguana, once bit Tom. A spitting viper called the "shika" is seen in the Valley of Death, and it blinds Kevin temporarily. Termites have also been found.

A Triceratops named Princess is sometimes used as transportation for Christa and Stink. Christa (perhaps unconsciously) named her after a dog her family once owned. Princess is distinct from the other Triceratops in that her right horn is broken in half. A male Triceratops was seen in "Siren's Song" and "In Dinos We Trust".

A Stegosaurus named Spike fought with Scarface. Shung once used his crystal to make Spike fight with Princess. In the Cyborg's debut episode, Annie refers to Spike as a female. When Stink pretended to be injured, Kevin got on top of Spike's back to gather fruit from a tree before Spike fought with Scarface again.

Tasha's mother, a Parasaurolophus was killed by Scarface. Another one, named Momma TwoLegs, appears frequently. A Camarasaurus (described in the series as Brontosaurus) whom the Porters sometimes call Big Guy also appears frequently, mostly browsing on the vegetation, either at big lakes or at the Porters' treehouse. He is thought by some fans to be Dopey, the infant Sauropod from the original series, all grown up. He once helped Annie down from a tree when Kevin took away a ladder, and saved Tasha from the Sleestaks. Big Guy and Momma TwoLegs can sometimes be seen at the lake. In "Life's a Beach", Big Guy is seen with another Camarasaurus, possibly his mate.

A Pteranodon (described in the series as Pterodactyl) tried to kill and eat Kevin when he diverted the creature's attention while Christa picked some special plants to help heal his dad who was bitten by a poisonous lizard. One also tried to kill Kevin in another episode as he was looking for a birthday present for Christa. It also stole some of the Porters' belongings.

At the beach, there are also dangerous marine predators; something resembling a dolphin-sized Mosasaur once attacked Kevin, until it was hurt by Tom and Christa and fled. There is also a tentacled creature that dwells within an oil pool seen in "Opah". There is a pack of creatures Kevin calls "Prehistoric Pitbulls" (Possibly Dire Wolves) (also called "makani") that chase Kevin in "Something's Watching" and Smilodon bones have also been found in the Valley of Death.

Tasha[edit]

One of the main dinosaurs in the show is Tasha, an orphaned baby Parasaurolophus (played by Ed Gale, voiced by Danny Mann). After the death of her mother at the claws of Scarface, Tasha's egg was rescued by Annie. Upon hatching, Kevin was the first person she saw and she immediately imprinted on him. However, possibly because he ignores her, Tasha treats Annie as her mother instead living with the Porters as a pet. What will happen to her if the Porters ever find a way home, is a frequent subject of discussion. Annie names her after her mother. Tasha appears to be quite intelligent for a dinosaur exhibiting almost human behavior at times. Through pantomime, body language, and an extensive range of vocal emotions she is surprisingly capable of communicating with humans. She seems to understand complex commands and inquiries and is even able to grasp and manipulate items in her claws (like throwing a ball). For a short time, Tasha was given the ability to speak by Keela. Tasha has a voracious appetite for a herbivore and will try to eat almost anything within reach. However, she prefers melons.

Scarface[edit]

A Tyrannosaurus, whom the Porters named Scarface (this series' reboot of 1970s' Grumpy), lives in the area. He has a scar through his right eye, hence his name, which is a lasting testament to his aggressive nature. Scarface is blind in his right eye because of the scar, leaving him able to see only through his left eye (an advantage to his prey). Scarface is one of the Porters worst threats, as he could take down their treehouse and has tried to before.

Because of his violent nature, Scarface is an enemy to everybody in the series, including the Sleestaks. When Cy arrived, it was thought that he killed Scarface in their fight, but it was eventually revealed that Scarface was simply unconscious. Also, upon being hit by a "light gun" found by Kevin and Stink in old Sleestak ruins, Scarface quickly recovered.

Some fans speculate that Scarface is actually Grumpy of the original series. In that series they often encouraged Grumpy to leave their cave by pushing a large sharpened log called the "flyswatter" out of the cave entrance and into Grumpy's open mouth. Some believe that one encounter with the "flyswatter" scarred Grumpy's eye. The Porter family, being new to the Land of the Lost, named the T-Rex for his facial feature, rather than his grumpy attitude. If this were true, it would make Scarface and Christa the only two characters that existed in both TV series (if Holly and Christa were one and the same)

Pakuni[edit]

Pakuni are a tribe of hairy, humanoid primates native to the Land. In this series, their appearance is slightly different from the original 1974 series and 2009 movie.

  • Stink (played by Bobby Porter): Stink is a Paku, whose parents died as slaves in Shung's crystal mine when he was very young. Some time later, he met Christa as a little girl and they helped each other to survive becoming allies and inseparable friends. Despite his animal-like appearance, Stink is very intelligent, with an intense knowledge of plant and animal life. He is also extremely adaptable and quickly picks up modern slang, idioms, and mannerisms from his human friends although sometimes he uses them inappropriately. He is gifted with keen senses, incredible agility, insatiable curiosity, and a wacky sense of humor. Stink is very close to Annie. The two of them often work and play together, even teaming up against her brother and father. Stink has an easy friendship with Kevin as well, and a sometimes rocky friendship with Tasha. Possibly because of his ape-like ancestry, Stink has an affinity for bananas and suinaku fruit, as well as a fear of termites.
  • Opah (played by Jonas Moscartolo): An elderly grey-haired Paku and Stink's grandfather. Opah taught Stink almost everything he knows about the Land and its native flora and fauna. He carries a flute which allows him to "charm" Scarface and other beasts (much like a snake-charmer) and passes both the instrument and the knowledge onto his grandson before he leaves to die. He also shows the Porters how to tap certain trees which contain a special sap which they can use to fuel the truck.

Sleestaks[edit]

A race of intelligent, English-speaking reptilian humanoids, the Sleestaks were highly advanced until their own pollution drove them to live underground in caves to avoid the dinosaurs ("Thunder lizards" in their tongue). The Sleestaks seen in the show are a group of criminals who were exiled to the surface world, their version of the death penalty. Omnivores, they will consume anything and have threatened to eat the Porters and their companions on several occasions, (possibly more out of desperation for survival than malicious intent). The trio took up refuge in an old, abandoned temple and have only managed to survive because of Shung's power crystal.

According to the toy's "bio", the temple contains a maze of labyrinthine corridors that lead to various openings on the surface cleverly concealed with large rocks. Utilizing these hidden tunnels, the Sleestaks can pop out and surprise hapless prey much like a trapdoor spider. However, these passages were never depicted on the show.

It is revealed when Shung is injured by Scarface that the Sleestak's blood color is green. According to Shung, when he lived in the Sleestak underworld, there were huge arenas where the best gladiators fought "until only one was left." This may very well have been the illegal activity that resulted in their banishment to the surface world. Their name for Scarface is the "Scarred One". Their appearance is closer to that of the native dinosaurs than the insectoid like features in the original 1974 series and 2009 movie.

  • Shung (played by Tom Allard): Self-proclaimed leader of the Sleestak criminal band. He is arrogant, self-absorbed, and contemptuous of anyone but himself. He calls himself the ruler of the Land of the Lost, and he claims all that lives there (including the Porters and their truck) belong to him. While he possesses great strength and cunning, he is often depicted as lazy, preferring to send his minions, Nim and Keeg, out into the jungle to bring him food and to perform any other task he feels is beneath him. He enforces his will with a powerful crystal that can perform amazing feats of both telekinetic and telepathic prowess and even gives him the ability to control minds. However, there is a price for this power; it gradually corrupts the mind of its user, as Annie discovers in "The Crystal". As a result, Shung is now addicted to the crystal's unique energy, and, if separated from it, will quickly weaken. His crystal is destroyed by Christa after he forced the Porters to fight each other, but after looking through Keela's spellbook, Shung now knows a few spells. Shung often refers to those he considers inferior (meaning everyone) by nicknames, such as calling his underlings "Wartsnippers", Christa "Long Hair", and Kevin "Quickmouth".
  • Nim and Keeg (played by R.C. Tass and Brian Williams/Ross Kramer and Bret Davidson, respectively): Shung's underlings. Nim appears to be the smarter one and was able to recite and use a spell Annie cast after hearing it only once. Keeg appears to be the dumb one as he did not know what a chariot was. However, he is a strong fighter (his peripheral vision is his chief weakness) and an excellent tracker. He is the most submissive of the pair. Despite their differences, they both try to please Shung with whatever they catch for him. However, their efforts almost always go unnoticed or unappreciated. "Keeg" is "geek" spelled backwards.

Others[edit]

  • Namaki (played by Tom Allard) is a strange, piscine-like humanoid who lives in a hut-like shelter on a beach miles from the Porter treehouse. Years ago, he befriended Christa's family and helped them build a raft to cross the ocean. They were reunited many years later when Christa (whom he refers to as "Christas") brought the Porters to that very same beach to relax. Despite his aquatic physiology, Namaki has never been to the other side of the ocean, afraid to attempt the crossing because of the frequent storms and the dangerous marine predators. Namaki is unable to hear music possibly due to his aquatic physiology. It is revealed that Namaki has a dislike for dinosaurs ("thunder lizards"), because of a scar he received on his right shoulder years before. But after the incident with the Siren, Namaki comes to like Tasha.

Unseen characters[edit]

  • Natasha Porter (played by Marta DuBois): Annie and Kevin's deceased mother. It was revealed in Life's a Beach that she died in a car accident two years before the events of the episode. Her name was revealed to be Natasha in the first episode, as Annie decided to name Tasha after her mother. In the episode "Siren's Song", a Siren takes on her form to fool Tom, but Natasha is never physically seen in any episode. Her voice is heard on the telephone in "Dream Maker" when the Porters think they have found their way back home, but such as the house itself, this was merely an illusion to confuse the family.
  • Stink's Mother and Father: Sometime before the series, Stink's parents were worked to death by Sleestaks, along with many other Pakuni.

Features[edit]

As with its 1970s counterpart, the Land of the Lost (never actually named within the series) exists in an entirely different dimension. It is a world similar to prehistoric Earth but has three moons. The area in which the Porters live is a tropical jungle, although mention has also been made of a vast desert far away.

Crystals[edit]

Unique to this world is a peculiar type of quartz-like crystal that can be found in various caves throughout the Land. The Sleestaks often use Pakuni slave labor to mine these special crystals which can function as an energy source. In "Kevin vs. the Volcano", Kevin falls down a shaft covered in Sleestak markings (often marked by pictographs of lizards) and finds a huge shard nearly twice his size. Exposure to the sun reactivates this crystal and it causes it to pulsate, exerting a force which draws Kevin towards it when he tries to climb out of the shaft. Tom posits that the Sleestaks probably used these giant crystals to power their underground cities. It also might have been placed as a controlling device (not unlike the pylons from the 1970s series)for a nearby volcano as its destruction somehow reverses the volcano's eruption. In "Power Play", the Porters use the smaller pieces to act as surrogate "batteries" to run their flashlights and portable devices, but larger crystals (like Shung's) are much more powerful.

Even the smaller shards can be powerful when grouped together in a certain fashion. The Porters discover such a grouping hidden inside a stone carving in a cave in "Dreammaker". They find a number of crystals, varying in length, set into a device very similar to the matrix tables of the 1974 series. This particular table is able to create very realistic illusions (but with physical substance) drawn from ones mind, designed to lure them in to a carefully constructed — but very real — trap. Tom believes that the Sleestaks probably built it to be a psychic weapon.

Dimensional Gates[edit]

These often blue (but sometimes green) swirling mists are portals to other worlds and times. They appear to be triggered by earthquakes and are accompanied by sudden winds just before they open and only for a few moments. In this version of Land of the Lost they seem to materialize at random but can be tracked through their electromagnetic interference using the Porter's portable TV. Tom Porter believes these gates will get them home even though he cannot be sure where or when it will take them.

Crew[edit]

  • Directors: John Carl Buechler, Anthony Bona, Jeff Burr, Len Janson, Frank De Palma, Ernest Farino, John Strysik, Gabe Torres
  • Writers: Phil Combest, Jules Dennis, Janis Diamond, Len Janson, Chuck Menville, Richard Mueller, Gary Perconte, Michele Rifkin, Marianne Sellek, Reed Shelly
  • Producers: The Chiodo Brothers/Sid and Marty Krofft
  • Executive Producer: Jerry Golod
  • Music: Kevin Kiner

Episodes[edit]

Season one[edit]

Episode number Title Summary Airdate
1 Tasha Annie and Kevin find a dinosaur egg in the forest while getting water. They take it home and it hatches. Annie names the baby dinosaur Tasha. September 7, 1991
2 Something's Watching While searching for a mystery woman Kevin caught on film, Tom is bitten and poisoned by a lizard. The mystery woman, named Christa, goes with Kevin to find an antidote. September 14, 1991
3 Shung The Terrible Tasha is kidnapped by lizard people called Sleestaks. Tom and Kevin go to rescue her. September 21, 1991
4 Jungle Girl The animals and dinosaurs of the land act strangely as the result of a lunar eclipse. Meanwhile, Tom is desperate to find Christa again.

Note: Although it aired after "Shung the Terrible", this episode seems to take place before the events of "Shung The Terrible" and "The Crystal", seeing as in "Shung The Terrible", the Porters already knew where Christa was, and in "The Crystal", they had already encountered the Sleestaks.

September 28, 1991
5 The Crystal Stink brings Annie a crystal that the Sleestaks lost and she is turned evil by its power. October 5, 1991
6 Wild Thing After causing too much trouble, Tom decides the best thing to do is send Tasha back into the wild. October 12, 1991
7 Day For Knight A knight named Sir Balen appears in the land through a portal very similar to the one the porters arrived in. October 19, 1991
8 Kevin vs. The Volcano While trying to help his family stop an erupting volcano from destroying their home, Kevin falls into an underground cave and gets stuck there by Scarface. October 26, 1991
9 Mind Games Shung uses a crystal to control Christa's mind. November 2, 1991
10 Flight To Freedom After an earthquake, the family discovers weird noise and static coming from Kevin's TV. Tom theorizes that they can use the TV to track down one of the portals that brought them to this land and use it to get home, but Tasha and Stink must stay behind. November 9, 1991
11 Heat Wave During a heat wave, Tom and Kevin go to find water while Stink and Tasha look for fruit. While out, Tom and Kevin come across Nim and Keeg and try to lure them away from their home so they do not find it. November 16, 1991
12 The Thief When the house is ransacked, Kevin is quick to accuse Stink of doing it. November 23, 1991
13 Power Play When all their batteries die, Tom sets out to take crystals from the Sleestaks to see if they can power the electrical items. December 7, 1991

Season two[edit]

Episode number Title Summary Airdate
14 The Sorceress Annie befriends a sorceress named Keela who was banished to the land by a king. September 12, 1992
15 Dreammaker While searching for the source of a mysterious TV signal from Earth, the Porters come across their old neighborhood, thinking they have found their way back home. However, not everything is what it seems... September 19, 1992
16 Opah Stink's grandfather comes to pay one last visit. September 26, 1992
17 The Gladiators Tom and Kevin are captured by Sleestak and Shung forces them to fight each other for their lives. October 3, 1992
18 Life's A Beach A day at the beach brings back haunting memories of Christa's past. October 10, 1992
19 Future Boy A young boy from the future arrives and unknowingly brings with him a dangerous and intelligent enemy. October 17, 1992
20 Siren's Song The Porters are lured to a hidden grotto with an image of Tom's late wife. October 24, 1992
21 In Dinos We Trust After Kevin is blinded by a spitting viper, he is forced to rely on Tasha to lead him to safety and his family. October 31, 1992
22 Annie In Charge Annie must take over after Tom and Kevin lose their memories in one of Cy's defensive traps. November 7, 1992
23 Make My Day Kevin discovers an ancient Sleestak weapon and plans to use its power to even the odds with Shung. November 14, 1992
24 Cheers Kevin becomes intoxicated from fermented fruit and winds up in trouble with Christa, his family, and even the Sleestaks. November 21, 1992
25 Sorceress's Apprentice Keela entrusts Annie with her spellbook while she is away for a few days but can't resist trying out a little magic. November 28, 1992
26 Misery Loves Company Stink injures his leg while helping the Porters and finds that he enjoys all of the extra attention a little too much. December 5, 1992

See also[edit]

DVD release[edit]

There is currently no plan to release the series on DVD.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tom Long (5 June 2009). "Will Ferrell hits an all-time low with lame 'Land of the Lost'". The Detroit News. Retrieved 5 June 2009. 

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