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Episode Studies
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As I re-watch the episodes of Land of the Lost on DVD I'll be posting my studies relating to each episode such as translations of Pakuni words used, sound bits of memorable dialog, screen grabs and interesting notes gleaned from the audio commentaries. Please note, I will be listing the episodes as presented in my re-interpretation of the chronology, not in airdate order (see my Marshall Timeline.)

(For LOTL90 go to Episode Studies - LOTL90 and for the Land of the Lost movie go to LOTL Movie Study)

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Season One  Season Two  Season Three
         
    Season One    
         
Cha-ka The Sleestak God Dopey Downstream
Opening titles Episode 1 Episode 2 Episode 3 Episode 4
Rick Marshall and his children, Will and Holly, on a routine expedition, meet the greatest adventure ever known. Finding themselves trapped in a strange, pre-historic world, Rick Marshall and his children Will and Holly encounter the Pakuni, a race of ape men.  The Marshalls discover the ruins of a lost city and encounter dangerous lizard-men known as Sleestak.  Holly tries to adopt a baby brontosaurus. The Marshalls meet a confederate soldier from the U.S. civil war who is mining crystals which have unusual properties.
         
The Stranger
Episode 5 Episode 6 Episode 7 Episode 8 Episode 9
The Marshalls meet a time traveling being related to the Sleestak. Rick receives an enormous electrical shock from some power crystals. The Pakuni learn a lesson in cooperation. Will and Holly accidentally wreak havoc with the weather by messing with one of the pylons. Will and Holly believe the time doorway has allowed them to reach into the past to communicate with their dead mother.
         
Episode 10   The Surprise Guests    
The Marshalls meet a Sleestak who was born with the knowledge of the Altrusians. Episode 11 Golden Little Book Episode 12 Episode 13
  The Pakuni are attracted to Holly’s perfume. Cha-ka brings a dozen Pakuni to breakfast at High Bluff; a baby tyrannosaur and it's mother interrupt the day. Enik discovers a time-loop in the time doorway caused by the Marshalls presence in the Land of the Lost. Holly becomes possessed by an unknown force.
      The Dinosaur Adventure  
Episode 14 Episode 15 Episode 16 Tell-A-Tale Book Episode 17
The Marshalls discover the journal of a human who was once trapped in the Land of the Lost. A tremendous heat wave and draught ensue when the power crystals are stolen from the weather pylon. Will inadvertently opens a time portal, admitting a hypersonic glider from Earth’s future. A flying saucer arrives in the Land of the Lost In the time doorway chamber of the Lost City, Holly encounters a strange woman.
         
 
         
Season Two
Episode 18 Episode 19 Episode 20 Episode 21 Episode 22
Dopey gets stuck in a tar pit near the swamp. The Marshalls encounter a being from another world. Holly gets “bitten” by a poisonous plant.  Continuing their mapping survey, the Marshalls discover a previously unknown anomaly in the Land of the Lost. Cha-ka must undergo the Pakuni rite-of-manhood ritual.
         
Episode 23 Episode 24 Episode 25 Episode 26 Episode 27
The Marshalls and Cha-ka investigate the newly discovered old temple. The Land of the Lost suffers severe gravity fluctuations. The clock pylon malfunctions, causing an “endless day”. The Sleestak capture Rick as a food source for their hatching young. A conjunction of the triple moons opens a pylon with a doorway to Earth.
         
 
      "A Questionable Day"  
Episode 28 Episode 29 Episode 30 Give-A-Show Projector slides  
The Zarn conducts “research” on Holly and Cha-ka. The Marshalls must help alternate universe versions of themselves to escape from the Land of the Lost. The Sleestak use a clock pylon to bring endless night. A questionable day for the Marshalls.  
         
Season Three
Episode 31 Episode 32 Episode 33 Episode 34 Episode 35
Rick falls through a time doorway back to Earth, leaving Will and Holly stranded in the Land of the Lost.

A self-proclaimed god demands tribute from the Sleestak or he will flood the tunnels of the Lost City.

The Sleestak attempt once again to bring endless night to the Land of the Lost.

A mysterious “repairman” arrives to stop the solar flares that have appeared over the Land.

Holly discovers a garden and its mysterious owner in the jungle.

Episode 36 Episode 37 Episode 37 Episode 38 Episode 39

A new dinosaur arrives on the scene, breathing fire and terrorizing the valley.

Cha-ka’s discovery of nautical instruments leads the Marshall’s to a galleon marooned in Mist Marsh.

An adventurer from the 1920’s crash lands in a hot air balloon.

The Marshalls encounter a unicorn and a terrifying snow beast.

An earthquake opens a previously sealed chamber in the old temple where the Marshalls discover an Altrusian temporal regulator key.
   
Episode 40 Episode 41 Episode 42    

The Marshalls foolishly remove an ancient Sleestak statue which the Sleestak believe protects the valley from a beast in the mountains.

The bite of an insect unleashes evil within Cha-ka.

The Marshalls attempt to befriend an American Indian and the U.S. cavalry captain who has chased him into the Land of the Lost.

   
 
ALSO SEE: EPISODE STUDIES - LAND OF THE LOST 1990's