List of Land of the Lost episodes

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This is a complete episode list for the NBC Saturday morning series Land of the Lost.

Series overview[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
117September 7, 1974 (1974-09-07)December 28, 1974 (1974-12-28)
213September 6, 1975 (1975-09-06)November 29, 1975 (1975-11-29)
313September 11, 1976 (1976-09-11)December 4, 1976 (1976-12-04)

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (1974)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
11"Cha-Ka"Dennis SteinmetzDavid GerroldSeptember 7, 1974 (1974-09-07)
The Marshall family comes to the aid of an injured "missing link" named Cha-Ka.
22"The Sleestak God"Dennis SteinmetzDavid GerroldSeptember 14, 1974 (1974-09-14)
Will and Holly run afoul of hostile lizard men known as Sleestaks.
33"Dopey"Dennis SteinmetzMargaret ArmenSeptember 21, 1974 (1974-09-21)
Holly adopts a newly hatched brontosaur as the family's pet and attempts to train him.
44"Downstream"Dennis SteinmetzLarry NivenSeptember 28, 1974 (1974-09-28)
Attempting to escape the Land via the river, the Marshalls reach a vast cavern in which lives an elderly Confederate soldier.
55"Tag-Team"Dennis SteinmetzNorman SpinradOctober 5, 1974 (1974-10-05)
The Marshalls and Pakuni must work together when a prolonged pursuit leaves Will, Holly and Cha-Ka trapped between the Land's ruling tyrannosaur and its archenemy allosaur.
66"The Stranger"Bob LallyWalter KoenigOctober 12, 1974 (1974-10-12)
The Marshalls meet another time traveler known as Enik (Walker Edmiston), who possesses the means to return the Marshalls home.
77"Album"Bob LallyDick MorganOctober 19, 1974 (1974-10-19)
The Sleestaks use mind control to manipulate the Marshall children via an image of their deceased mother (Erica Hagen).
88"Skylons"Bob LallyDick MorganOctober 26, 1974 (1974-10-26)
After entering one of the mysterious pylons, Will and Holly find that their actions have messed with the weather and created a terrible storm that is dealt with by three mysterious flying objects.
99"The Hole"Dennis SteinmetzWina SturgeonNovember 2, 1974 (1974-11-02)
Rick must work with an outcast Sleestak named S'latch (voice by Ralph James) in order to climb out of the pit in which they have been left to die.
1010"The Paku who Came to Dinner"Bob LallyBarry BlitzerNovember 9, 1974 (1974-11-09)
Cha-Ka is invited to dinner by the Marshalls, but when Holly dabs on some perfume she has (leading Rick to mutter, "Our little girl is growing up to be a lady") it causes the other Pakuni to capture Holly — and draws out the land's ruling tyrannosaur.
1111"The Search"Dennis SteinmetzBen BovaNovember 16, 1974 (1974-11-16)
When Rick is almost electrocuted by crystals, Will must convince Enik to save his life, but finds that his time doorway has settled on Earth — leaving him with a bitter choice.
1212"The Possession"Dennis SteinmetzDavid GerroldNovember 23, 1974 (1974-11-23)
Cha-Ka and Holly come under the control of a malevolent being that is seeking more power for one of the pylons.
1313"Follow That Dinosaur"Dennis SteinmetzDick MorganNovember 30, 1974 (1974-11-30)
Grumpy's attraction to ground hugging ferns Holly has nicknamed "dinosaur nip" causes the Marshall children to dump it over a cliff, where they discover a mysterious diary that holds clues to a possible escape from the Land.
1414"Stone Soup"Bob LallyJoyce PerryDecember 7, 1974 (1974-12-07)
A devastating drought brings the Marshalls into conflict with the Pakuni over food, so Rick teaches them the importance of cooperation.
1515"Elsewhen"Dennis SteinmetzD.C. FontanaDecember 14, 1974 (1974-12-14)
After her family is captured by Sleestak, Holly meets a mysterious woman named Rani in Enik's cave, who helps her overcome her fears.
1616"Hurricane"Bob LallyDavid Gerrold,
Larry Niven
December 21, 1974 (1974-12-21)
Will messes with another pylon and opens a time doorway stranding an Earth astronaut (Ron Masak), but creates a violent hurricane in the process.
1717"Circle"Dennis SteinmetzDavid Gerrold,
Larry Niven
December 28, 1974 (1974-12-28)
The Marshalls discover that their friend, Enik, has been unable to return to his own time and that they themselves might be the cause.

Season 2 (1975)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
181"Tar Pit"Gordon WilesMargaret ArmenSeptember 6, 1975 (1975-09-06)
Dopey falls into a tarpit and the Marshalls work to rescue him.
192"The Zarn"Bob LallyDick MorganSeptember 13, 1975 (1975-09-13)
While exploring the Mist Marsh, Rick and Will come across an alien ship and a woman from Rick's hometown.
203"Fair Trade"Bob LallyBill KeenanSeptember 20, 1975 (1975-09-20)
Rick falls into a Sleestak trap, forcing Will and Holly to appeal to Enik for help.
214"One of Our Pylons Is Missing"Gordon WilesBill KeenanSeptember 27, 1975 (1975-09-27)
Cha-Ka and the Marshalls discover a huge power source beneath the Land of the Lost.
225"The Test"Bob LallyTom SwaleOctober 4, 1975 (1975-10-04)
Cha-Ka undergoes a rite of passage, with help from Will and Holly.
236"Gravity Storm"Bob LallyDick MorganOctober 11, 1975 (1975-10-11)
Rick and Will must stop the Zarn before his ship's gravity drive tears apart the Land.
247"The Longest Day"Gordon WilesJoyce PerryOctober 18, 1975 (1975-10-18)
Rick is captured by the Sleestaks and blamed for a malfunctioning pylon which prevents the sun from setting.
258"The Pylon Express"Gordon WilesTheodore SturgeonOctober 25, 1975 (1975-10-25)
Rick and Will follow the Pakuni to a special pylon that seems to be linked to Earth. Holly enters the pylon searching for her family and discovers that the pylon is a portal, rapidly shifting between times and worlds.
269"Nice Day"[1]Gordon WilesDick MorganNovember 1, 1975 (1975-11-01)
Will and Cha-Ka go fishing, while Holly prepares a special meal. When Holly runs afoul of a noxious plant, the Marshalls appeal to Ta for help.
2710"Baby Sitter"Gordon WilesBill KeenanNovember 8, 1975 (1975-11-08)
Holly has an encounter with the stranded Zarn.
2811"The Musician"Gordon WilesDick Morgan,
Tom Swale
November 15, 1975 (1975-11-15)
Exploring ruins left by an advanced humanoid civilization, the Marshalls and Cha-Ka find an artifact that has a special impact on one of their party.
2912"Split Personality"Gordon WilesDick MorganNovember 22, 1975 (1975-11-22)
When quakes rattle the land, the Marshalls encounter mirror images of themselves who need their help.
3013"Blackout"[2]Bob LallyDonald F. Glut,
Dick Morgan
November 29, 1975 (1975-11-29)
The Sleestaks tamper with a pylon in order to create eternal darkness, forcing Rick and Enik to consult the Library of Skulls in order to find a way to set things right.

Season 3 (1976)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
311"After Shock"Joe ScanlanJon KubichanSeptember 11, 1976 (1976-09-11)
A mammoth earthquake shatters the land, opens a temporal pathway in which Rick Marshall falls and thus returns home, and brings to the Land Will and Holly's uncle, Jack.
322"Survival Kit"Rick BennewitzSam RoecaSeptember 18, 1976 (1976-09-18)
After Holly falls ill, Jack bargains with the barbarian Malak (Richard Kiel) for the medicine that was stolen from them.
333"The Orb"Rick BennewitzJon KubichanSeptember 25, 1976 (1976-09-25)
After a new pylon turns Will invisible, he is persuaded by a captured Enik to use this ability to retrieve a sacred orb and exchange it with the Sleestaks for the Altrusian's freedom.
344"Repairman"Joe ScanlanJon KubichanOctober 2, 1976 (1976-10-02)
The Sleestaks remove a vital crystal from the sun pylon and a strange man (Laurie Main) appears and convinces the Marshalls to help him get it back.
355"Medusa"Rick BennewitzGreg StrangisOctober 9, 1976 (1976-10-09)
A runaway river carries Holly to a strange garden adorned with numerous statues and inhabited by a peculiar woman (Marian Thompson) who will not let her leave.
366"Cornered"Rick BennewitzSam RoecaOctober 16, 1976 (1976-10-16)
Jack, Holly and Cha-Ka work to rid the valley of a fire-breathing dimetrodon while Will recovers from the creature's venom.
377"Flying Dutchman"Joe ScanlanJohn CuttsOctober 23, 1976 (1976-10-23)
The lone captain of a sailing ship (Rex Holman) offers the Marshalls a way home, but harbors a terrible secret.
388"Hot Air Artist"Rick BennewitzJon KubichanOctober 30, 1976 (1976-10-30)
Showman/explorer "Colonel" Roscoe T. Post (David Healy) arrives in a balloon from 1920. While the Marshalls work to repair his craft, the Colonel has designs on Cha-Ka.
399"Abominable Snowman"Joe ScanlanSam RoecaNovember 6, 1976 (1976-11-06)
The Marshalls rescue a unicorn given to Holly as a birthday gift from the clutches of the Yeti-like Tapa (John Locke).
4010"Timestop"Joe ScanlanTom SwaleNovember 13, 1976 (1976-11-13)
The Marshalls find a temporal key that Enik believes will take him home, but the Marshalls use it instead to save one of their own.
4111"Ancient Guardian"Joe ScanlanPeter GermanoNovember 20, 1976 (1976-11-20)
The Sleestaks are enraged after the Marshalls accidentally release a menace from the high country.
4212"Scarab"Rick BennewitzIan MartinNovember 27, 1976 (1976-11-27)
Cha-Ka suddenly becomes hostile towards his friends after being bitten by a powerful beetle, steals the Skull of Wisdom, and frames the Marshalls for the theft.
4313"Medicine Man"Joe ScanlanJon KubichanDecember 4, 1976 (1976-12-04)
Series finale: The Marshalls convince Lone Wolf (Ned Romero) of the Nez Perce tribe and Captain Diggs (Gregory Walcott) of the U.S. Cavalry that the two must learn to work together if they hope to survive and possibly return to 1877.
Although this was the last episode aired, it was not an official one, and therefore Will and Holly Marshall never got to escape from the Land of the Lost, although an alternate version of them and their father did return to Earth in the final episode of Season 1.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nice Day" is misrepresented as "A Nice Day" on the DVD packaging.
  2. ^ "Blackout" is misspelled "Black Out" on the DVD root menu and packaging.