Again, we see that the Sleestak leader seeks to rid the Land
of the human influence of the Marshalls.
It seems odd that the Skull of Wisdom would refer to the
world as the Land of the Lost. Wouldn't it use Altrusia or
some other name for their world? I'd always thought that
"Land of the Lost" was the Marshalls' name for it; if not,
wouldn't that imply that this is not the homeworld of the
At 2:18 on the DVD, Jack looks a little irritated about
Cha-ka spitting seeds all over the place as he eats a
Will and Holly are playing chess with a homemade chess set made of
The floor entrance to the sun pylon doesn't look big enough
to actually allow the Sleestak or humans to pass through!
The Sleestak leader appears to be using a blue crystal to
open and close the pylon doorway in the floor.
Holly comments that she is within two moves of defeating
Will at their chess game. Will says she's never beaten him
before and Holly replies that's because he always finds a
reason to interrupt their game before she can win. Here,
Holly's game is once again interrupted, not by Will, but by
the sudden solar flare-ups of the sun.
The heat of the solar flares seem to strike the Land
instantly! The Marshalls have barely scampered inside the
temple after the flares start when they are suddenly panting
and poring sweat! Also, open bodies of water appear to be
significantly evaporated (with fish skeletons at the
bottom, no less!), we see a dead dinosaur, dried up
vegetation...all in less than a day.
Holly discovers they have no water left in their supplies.
How the heck did they let that happen? Apparently they were
out of water before the solar flares had even begun!
It seems slightly unusual that Blandings' first name is
William, given that there is already a Will on the show;
usually writers will avoid using the same name as a regular
Blanding's first sentence (after saying "Ah, there you are")
is "I've been waiting for you." This is the exact same thing
as was said by "Mrs. Marshall" (who looks exactly like Rani)
when the Sleestak induced hallucinations of her in Will and
Holly in the first season episode "Album". Coincidence?
At 11:12 on the DVD, Cha-ka proclaims that he likes, and "is
much good", the double-chocolate malt that Blandings gives
him...before he has even tasted it!
Jack recognizes the Library of Skulls when Blandings leads
him to it. When did Jack visit the Library previously?
Perhaps on the same unseen occasion when he also met first met
Enik (as mentioned in the notes for
Blandings acts as if the red crystal taken from the sun
pylon was a special one, the "key". Is that true? It seemed
earlier as if the Sleestak took one crystal off the matrix
table at random.
Jack mentions that the Marshalls' water bags are animal
bladders, which makes sense. But those bladders are pretty
large, they must be dinosaur bladders! The Marshalls must
have cut open a large number of dinosaur carcasses. Did they
kill the dinosaurs themselves or find bodies already dead?
Is Blandings the original Homer Simpson? He's bald,
overweight and uses Homer's trademark exclamation. Listen:
When lighting a torch to take into the Lost City, Will
comments "I sure hate to see these matches go." Did he use
up the last one of the pack Jack brought into the Land? It
doesn't seem so, because he is seen lighting another match
later in "Flying Dutchman".
When Jack and Will return to the Lost City to look for
Blandings, Jack yells out for him and Blandings answers
"Jack! Will! Here! In the pit!" But how did Blandings know
that Will was there too? Will hadn't said anything.
Blandings' blue crystal "pylon key" is able to open and
close not only the doorway in the floor, but the main door
leading outside as well.
Why is the sun pylon black instead of gold like the
Why does the sun pylon have a secret entrance in the
floor via the tunnels of the Lost City? Do all pylons have
such secondary entrances?
Why does the matrix table of the sun pylon contain
only red crystals?
What's to prevent the Sleestak from trying the same stunt
with the sun pylon again?
Where did Blandings come from? Who does he answer to? Is his
position related to Rani's?
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