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Episode Studies by Clayton Barr

Land of the Lost: The Stranger "The Stranger"
Written by Walter Koenig
Directed by Bob Lally
Original airdate: October
12, 1974

The Marshalls meet a time traveling being related to the Sleestak.

Read the complete story summary by Nels Olsen

Notes from the Marshall Timeline

I've placed "The Stranger" earlier in the timeline than its airdate simply to 1) allow more time to pass before the Marshalls attempt to mess with the matrix time-table themselves in "The Hole" and 2) at the beginning of this episode, the Marshalls are still searching for food and wary of which plants might be poisonous, suggesting an adventure early in their time in the Land of the Lost.

Didja Notice?

At 2:50 on the DVD, Holly appears to pick a suinaku fruit...not named until the LOTL90 episode "Heat Wave" (although this fruit also bears a suspicious resemblance to eggplant).

Enik talks about the "failure of the human race...they are quick to do battle...quick to destroy..." What were the circumstances that Enik has met or learned about humans before?

At 17:03 on the DVD, you can hear Walker Edmiston's breathing through the Enik mask.

When Enik uses his mental powers to make the Marshalls see their greatest fears, Holly's fear is about falling; another early glimpse of her acrophobia, fully revealed in "Elsewhen".

Memorable Dialog

elementary deduction.wav
my antecedents.wav
the mageti.wav
keepers of the time portal.wav
the mageti 2.wav
incapable of lying.wav
foolish human.wav
failure of the human race.wav
not jewels.wav
lost city.wav
great, great grandparents.wav
cupid's darts.wav
lousy shots.wav
grave error.wav
my future.wav
complete concentration.wav
not even Enik.wav
the presence of compassion.wav
aren't so inferior.wav

People, Places and Things (Provided by Michael Taylor)

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