Written by Len Janson and Chuck Menville
Directed by Ernest Farino
September 12, 1992
A sorcerer and sorceress from
another world battle against each other with the Porters caught
in the middle.
Magas' human form and voice was
portrayed by Ed Gale, the actor who's also in the Tasha suit!
It 's a bit odd that the Magas' beast form was designed (by the
Chiodos) with nipples. The beast looks like a mix of Ray
The 7th Voyage of Sinbad, his Medusa
Clash of the Titans and a T. rex.
||Ray Harryhausen's Cyclops
(the X-Plus action figure, photo from
Little Plastic Man)
|Ray Harryhausen's Medusa
(the Gentle Giant action figure, photo from R. Sanque's
At 5:22 in the episode, after Annie runs out of the jungle and
yells "boo!", Stink jumps into Kevin's arms!
While introducing herself to the Porters, Keela says she comes
"from a distant land in another time" and was "banished to this
primitive world" by an evil king. This sounds as if she was
deliberately banished to the Land of the Lost. How did the king
know about the Land and how to reach it? Later she comments
that, because her spell caused Magas to lose his magic powers,
he was also banished here and that, over the years, his powers
have slowly started to return. So, Keela and Magas have been in
the Land for years. What kind of knowledge must Keela have
learned of the Land?
Keela comments that she arrived via a green portal while the
Porters arrived through a blue one. Balen also entered and left
through a blue portal in "Day for
Knight". What do the different
colors signify? Does a blue portal always lead to Earth? A green
one to Keela's world?
Keela mentions she arrived in the Land very far from the
Porters' jungle, in a great desert. Arriving in a desert sounds
similar to the arrival of Marshall, Will, and Holly in the later LOTL
movie of 2009.
At 7:56 in the episode, Big Guy is hanging out right in the
Porters' front yard! They don't seem to be concerned about it,
but you'd think they'd be worried about him eating up the garden
or bumping into the tree-house.
One of the themes of this episode is that Annie misses having
another female around (I guess Christa isn't around enough). As
such, at 8:00 in the episode, Annie is making-up herself and
Tasha with mascara and lipstick and the make-up she has applied
looks to be in imitation of that worn by Keela.
At 10:08 in the episode, we get another indication (as mentioned
in "Heat Wave") that Tom likes to run for fitness. Here he
returns from a 10-mile run and beats his personal best by 2
When Keela uses her magic to grant Tasha the ability to talk,
she must also have increased the dinosaur's intelligence.
given her knowledge of things she shouldn't otherwise know
about. Tasha brings up such topics as: bubble baths, boys, and an
anecdote of how she was once all dressed up with no dino to
dance with. (I know, I know. Tasha was already the worst aspect
of this show and talking Tasha is enough to make you puke!)
At 16:51 in the episode, Kevin is listening to music on the boom
box while watering the garden. One of the lyrics in the song
that is playing is the phrase "she's a witch", obviously an
allusion to Keela in the episode. The lyrics are hard to make
out due to Tasha's annoying voice singing along with it. The
best I can make out, the lyrics heard are:
She's a witch
What a wild child
But I follow you
(Near the end of the episode, Tasha seems to sing more of the
song a capella but her voice is so high-pitched and
ear-splitting that the words are virtually unintelligible.)
At 17:37 in the episode, Tasha has made up some impromptu lyrics
of her own to the same meter as "She's a Witch."
I'm so bored
I'm bored, I'm bored
(My version of the lyrics is:
I'm gon' puke
I've puked, I've puked)
At 18:08, Annie is caught in a "stasis beam" by Magas, similar
to that used by Keela on Annie and Tasha at the beginning of the
episode. But Magas' beam is red, while Keela's was blue. Like
the color of the lightsabers used by Jedi and Sith in the
Star Wars saga, the red color of Magas' beam signifies the
malevolence in his soul. The two magicians also later fire bolts
of force from their hands; again, Keela's are blue, Magas' red.
Keela states, "You are a needle in my eye, Magas," to which
Magas responds, "As you are in mine, sorceress." Ironically,
Magas has only one eye (at least in his bestial form)!
||This word is
unknown. Stink uses it as an insult towards Tasha.
This word is unknown. Stink uses it as an insult towards
"Neeta obazula. Drulukai. Pandai, Tasha."
||This spell teleports Tasha to Keela
in a puff of smoke and gold shimmering with a tinkling
||This spell returns Magas back from
his bestial form to human. The spoken words are
accompanied by a blue beam from Keela's medallion which
strikes Magas. Blue swirls, shimmering and smoke
accompany the transformation.
||This spell releases Annie from
Magas' stasis beam. Unlike Keela's beam, the release
causes Annie pain and weakness as it disperses.
||Magas shouts this before he fires
some red force bolts at Tasha which send her flying back
into the ground. Afterwards, the speech spell cast on
her by Keela is also gone; this may have been an
unintentional side-effect of the blast or may have been
done purposefully by Magas to end Tasha's ear-splitting
attempts to sing.
||It is unclear whether this is a
spell-word or just a profanity in his native language, though it is probably an attempt to strike
at Keela after she has removed his powers.
Being from a world other than Earth, how is it that Keela and
Magas speak English? Possibly they simply use a translation
spell in all dealings with other beings.
As in "Opah", the appearance of new dwellers in this part of the
Land begs the question "Where is Christa during all this?"
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