The Marshalls have really spiffed up their cave since first
season! The stone floor is swept clean, they've constructed bed
frames for their sleeping bags so they don't have to lay on the
floor, a fire pit and an oven, wooden table and chairs.
Speaking of new furniture, why do the Marshalls have 4 wooden
chairs for a family of 3? I guess they figured on entertaining
frequently! (Of course, Cha-ka does like to drop by for dinner,
Rick and Will comment that the distance between Mist Marsh and
High Bluff is about 1 kilometer or 2/3 of a mile.
This episode is the first time the specific age of one of the
characters is mentioned; Rick comments that Holly is 12 years
old. (Holly repeats this in "Baby
Sitter" when she complains about having to put up with her
brother for 12 years.)
Throughout the Mist Marsh scenes in Acts I and II, you can see
that Rick has the map of the Land tucked into his belt (a little
hard to see because the map is a similar khaki color as his
outfit). Later, at 15:50 he is seen working on the map at High
Bluff. We see this map again in later episodes.
Besides being semi-invisible, Zarn's ship seems unusually
designed. The outline of lights gives it the shape of a one-man
fighter ship as seen in many science-fiction epics like Battlestar Galactica. But it's obviously large, with
corridors and rooms inside.
At 13:47 on the DVD, as Sharon is about to cook breakfast for
the Marshalls, she is holding a bowl of rainbow-colored eggs. I
guess they come from the rainbow-colored chickens seen in
At 14:17 on the DVD we can see some of the extra articles of
clothing the Marshall's have as they are being washed and dried
on a rock. One of the articles appears to be Will's blue shirt
(which he wore in the first season but seems to have abandoned
in the second!).
At 17:36 on the DVD we see that Rick is sleeping on the stone
floor of the cave with just a blanket; he has given up his bunk
and sleeping bag for Sharon.
Like the Marshalls, Sharon apparently chooses to sleep in her
clothes all the time!
Zarn says there are 31,000 human being types in the universe and
also mentions "human being planets". Sounds like a universe
teeming with human life...must be the Star Trek
I think Sharon was more than just a robot; perhaps a being
without corporeal form who used the robot body of Sharon to fool
the Marshalls. She twice says to Rick that she is not of his
planet rather than that she is merely a robot. Notice also she
continues to speak to him after her body has self-destructed.
There is a music video of the Peter Gabriel song "Sledgehammer"
that depicts a version of Gabriel as an eerily Zarn-like
creature, complete with a set that looks like the light ship.
Watch the video below (the "Zarn" appears in the last 20
Notes from the audio commentary by Wesley Eure and Kathy
Wesley says he still has the map of the Land of the Lost that
appears in this episode.
Kathy reveals that she got to take home most of the real animals
that appeared on the series, like guinea pigs and chickens. She
lived on a ranch in Simi Valley at the time of shooting.
Actress Brook Bundy, who played Sharon in this episode, also
worked with Wesley on the soap opera, Days of Our Lives,
at the time. Kathy comments that she remembers that Brook tried
to take home the outfit she wears in this episode!
Notes from the audio commentary by Brook Bundy and Van
Van must have attempted some research of the show before doing
the commentary, but he makes a mistake in saying that the Chiodo
brothers did the dinosaur effects for the series. In reality,
they did the effects for LOTL90, but not LOTL70; LOTL70 had
dinosaurs designed by Wah Chang and animated by the Excelsior
Animated Moving Pictures Studio, headed by Gene Warren, Sr.
did a couple of Nightmare on Elm Street movies (sequels
3 and 4).