Written by Dick Morgan
Directed by Gordon Wiles
Original airdate: November 22, 1975
The Marshalls must help alternate universe
versions of themselves to escape from the Land of the Lost.
Read the complete story summary by Nels Olsen
AT 2:11 on the DVD it first appears that Grumpy
plummets to his death as the ground opens up beneath him, but he
is later shown emerging from the crack in the earth.
Will is wearing a blue shirt instead of the tan
one he has worn the rest of season two. This one does not appear
to be the same one he wore during season one however; this one
is a darker blue.
I've noticed throughout both first and second seasons that no
matter what shirt Will's wearing, in close-ups it can be seen
that it is dirty and stained. But the clothing of Rick and Holly
always appears clean (other than the occasional dust that may get on
them in the course of the story). Did Wesley Eure make a
to "grubby-up" his stage clothing to add a look of frontier
When the ghostly image of the mirror-Holly
appears at High Bluff, Will thinks it is a Sleestak trick,
"...like the time they made us see Mother." This is a reference to the
first season episode "Album".
looks wasted when she is hosting the spirit-Holly in her
body! Maybe that's why she makes this nonsensical
statement, where she seems to essentially say "she
didn't mean help Will and Daddy, she meant help Will and
her Will and her Daddy
At 14:26 on the DVD, Will and Holly's
dialog sounds a bit off. I think one of them must have messed up
a line slightly. Holly is trying to describe the situation of
the mirror-Marshalls, trapped in the rock wall. She says "But
don't try to move them. You'll kill them." To which Will
responds, "Will? Kill me?" Either Will is awfully self-centered
or someone's dialog was flubbed. Listen:
you'll kill them.
Are there multiple bridges across the crevasse? In this episode,
the Marshalls take another, broken, natural stone bridge over the (or
a) crevasse. Or is this a new crack in the ground caused by the
At 17:30 on the DVD, Will brushes past a boulder as he enters
the cave. It's obviously just a Styrofoam boulder, as it is
jostled by the bump.
Holly mentions that, at one time, they used to live in a town
called Harrisville. Is this when they lived in Wyoming as
mentioned in "Babysitter"? As far
as I can find, there is no town by that name in Wyoming.
Who is the black Sleestak mentioned by mirror-Holly?
Rick speculates that the mirror-Marshalls may be from an
anti-matter universe and therefore composed of anti-matter
themselves. If that were true, wouldn't exposure to even the air
(and rock) in the mainstream Land of the Lost cause them to
explode? Perhaps the crystals, being fourth-dimensional nodes
(as explained by Enik in "The Stranger"), provide some measure
Did the mirror-Marshalls make it home after the mainstream
Marshalls repaired the matrix table? Or are they still trapped
in their own Land of the Lost?
Why was mirror-Holly the only one who could apparently
astral-project and inhabit her counterpart's body? Why is she
not stuck in the wall with her father and brother? She mentions
being surrounded by rock and when the mainstream Marshall family
finds the cave in the mountainside, Holly suddenly becomes too
afraid to go in; did the mirror-Holly get stuck entirely in
the rock...and was, in fact, dead? Was it her dying soul that
allowed her to contact the mainstream Marshalls?
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the black Sleestak.wav
Sleestak aren't black.wav
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they could be made of anti-matter.wav
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