The title "Hot-Air Artist" would seem to have two
meanings. One is that Colonel Post is the pilot of a hot-air
balloon. The other is that he is full of hot air in the way
he brags about his accomplishments and courage and pretends to be
interested in Cha-ka's well-being over his own.
There is a strange, high-pitched pulsing sound when
Cha-ka first spies the falling hot-air balloon. Is it
supposed to be an indication that a time-doorway opened in
the sky to admit it? It doesn't sound quite like the pulse
heard when the doorway opened in the sky in
Jack bends back a sapling to catapult a rock at
Grumpy. Grumpy is quite the wimp these days if he can
deterred by that.
Speaking of Grumpy, it seems he has migrated to the
Lost City side of the crevasse! We get frequent glimpses of
him near the Marshalls' Old Temple home. Perhaps after the
huge quake of "After-Shock" the crevasse has been narrowed,
making it easier to cross?
At 5:06 on the DVD, after Colonel Post says "you've
got a bargain" and before Jack speaks again, you can hear a
faint voice say "hey". Was it the accidentally captured
voice of a crewmember on the set? Listen:
At 6:55 on the DVD, as the eye sockets of the
Wisdom Skull pulse, you can see the light also seeping from
the base of the skull's neck.
As the humans plan their escape from the Land in the
balloon, Cha-ka asks if he will get to fly in the sky too.
Colonel Post responds he wouldn't leave Cha-ka behind for a
million dollars. That's probably about how much the Colonel
figures to make by displaying "the missing link" to the
people of Earth.
To find dinosaur egg membranes to patch the balloon,
Holly leads Colonel Post to hundreds of what she says are
brontosaurus egg shells right outside the Lost City. It
doesn't seem wise of the bronto mothers to have laid their
eggs right at Big Alice's doorstep!
For their final meal in the Land of the Lost, Cha-ka says
he'll make stone soup!
At 16:54 on the DVD, Will refers to the final meal they just
ate as "the last supper" (obviously a reference to the
famous mural painting of Christ's last meal called The Last Supper by
Leonardo Da Vinci). Jack then laughs
and says, "Remember what happened the last time you said
that?" What is Jack referring to? I don't recall Will saying
that before. Here, Torchy suddenly appears, and Will says "I
swear I will never say 'last' anything in my life ever
again," suggesting that something menacing occurred after
the previous supper reference as well.
Perhaps a cut scene had him saying those words before the
Sleestak tore apart the patched balloon earlier in the
Cha-ka shows Colonel Post two blue crystals. He throws one
as a demonstration and it explodes on impact with the
ground. Since when can a single crystal do that?
Colonel Post places the second blue crystal in his pocket
while speaking to Cha-ka. If he ever made it back to Earth,
he has quite a scientific curiosity to show the science
community. Come to think of it, there might also be some
interest in the dinosaur egg membranes patching his balloon.
Although Colonel Post's early departure seems to be to steal
Cha-ka away for eventual exhibition on Earth, he does also
explain that when Jack used up some of the hydrogen to fight
off Torchy he left only enough of the gas to take two
individuals in the balloon.
Will discovers Pakuni footprints in the jungle and he and
Jack follow them to the face of a sheer cliff where the
prints just stopped as if "they'd disappeared into the air."
So what happened to the Pakuni? If it was a "sheer" cliff,
as Will described, it doesn't sound as if they could have
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