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Land of the Lost news from around the world and beyond
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LOTL70 = the three seasons of the original Land of the Lost television series of the 1970s featuring the Marshall family.
LOTL90 = the two seasons of the Land of the Lost television series of 1990s featuring the Porter family.


I Heard It Through the Suinaku Vine

Rumor has it that Rhino Home Video is releasing the World of Sid and Marty Krofft Boxed Set on May 18, 1999 with videos of specific Krofft shows  to follow in the coming months, including Land of the Lost.  This is all well and good, of course, but I, personally, am more interested in getting LOTL on DVD.   And it just so happens that Rhino is branching out into the realm of said medium.   Did I hear someone say e-mail campaign?  If you're a DVD lover, start pestering the pachyderms at Rhino with your missives!  Send them to drrhino@rhino.com

The World of Sid and Marty Krofft Boxed Set is said to contain the following episodes:

  • H.R. Pufnstuf - "Book, Flute, & Candle"
  • The Bugaloos - "Benita's Double Trouble"
  • Lidsville - "Take Me To Your Rabbit"
  • Sigmund And The Sea Monsters - "Trick Or Treat"
  • Land Of The Lost - "Skylons"
  • Far Out Space Nuts - "Birds Of A Feather"
  • The Lost Saucer - "Return To The Valley Of The Chickaphants"
  • ElectraWoman And DynaGirl - "The Pharaoh"
  • Dr. Shrinker - "Slowly I Turn"
  • Wonderbug - "Maltese Gooneybird"
  • Magic Mongo - "Huli's Vacation"
  • Bigfoot And Wildboy - "Return Of The Vampire"
  • Pryor's Place - "Voyage To The Planet Of The Dumb

 


Sing a Song of Sleestak...

It seems a garage band called Tastes Like Chicken has written a song about the horrors of Sleestakdom.  Here is the song and lyrics.

And speaking of Sleestak and music, take a look at this very cool rendition of a LOTL band by Anthony Owsley. Mr. Owsley also has an interview with Jimmie Haskell who did the music for many Krofft shows including LOTL here.


Don't Be Stupid, Be a Smarty, Come and Join the Sleestak Party


Bob Dole (left) and Sleestak at tonight's debate, minutes before terror ensued. (Cybermad)

Check out the Election '96 Bob Dole/Sleestak debates at Cybermad.  Bet you didn't even know the Sleestak were interested in politics, did you?   Try reading the flippin' newspaper once in a while, fangeek!

"I still have nightmares about it. But there it was, I'll never forget it. They were listenin' to Tom Jones and acting like big time swingers. Every Sleestak had a hooker on each arm. The Sleestaks were kickin' back gin and tonics like they were goin' outta style. It was pure uncensored swankness."

--Holly Marshall (quoted from cybermad.com)



I Was Searchin' and Found Uncle Jack At Last...

Back in February of this year, I got to meet Ron Harper, LOTL's own Uncle Jack! He told me a few anecdotes about the show, including the fun fact that after the show ended Kathy Coleman (Holly) was dating Philip Paley (Cha-ka)! As far as he knew there wasn't anything going on with them during the filming of the show. I asked him if he knew the circumstances of Spencer Milligan's departure (there have been various rumors). He first asked, "Do you know?" I told him, "No, that's what I'm asking." He replied that Milligan wanted more money than Krofft wanted to pay, so they wrote Rick out of the show. The nature of Ron's reply though makes me think there was probably more to it than that and he was too much the gentleman to start spreading information that was no one else's business. I can accept that.

I was the total fanboy geek, wearing my Enik T-shirt (I had the image from one of the videotape cartons digitally scanned and printed on) and Ron recognized it right away, though Enik's name did escape him until I reminded him. Ron was a pleasure to talk to and he said he had a lot of fun working on the show.

Here are two pictures I got signed by him: Uncle Jack ** Alan Verdun (Planet of the Apes)


Little Girl Lost

I also recently came across a site which lists the accomplishements of female child stars. Unfortunatley, Kathy Coleman (Holly) is not listed, but Jennifer Drugan--Annie Porter of the 90's LOTL--is. Plenty of pictures from the series can be found here. Apparently Miss Drugan's not appeared in anything else though.


The Battlestar Galactica Visits Altrusia

I recently came across a brief Land of the Lost reference at one of my favorite movie sites, Ain't It Cool News. I seems former Battlestar Galactica star Richard Hatch (Apollo) has put together a trailer of sorts in an attempt to raise interest in a BG movie. AICN's Glen Oliver has an informant who has seen it and Glen describes what he's heard here. Describing one scene, he says:

Galactica ground forces entering a Cylon base in search of a missing Starbuck. The base is populated by Cylons, and a second kind of being which is described as looking like a cross between the Sleestacks from TV’s Land of the Lost and Lou Gossett’s Drac alien from Enemy Mine.

That kind of sounds like the aliens known as the Ovions from BG's pilot episode to me.

And this just in:  the website for BG creator Glen A. Larson's alleged production of a film (not Hatch's) is now up and running!  Not much there yet and no mention of whether a trip to Altrusia will be involved in his version.  Rumors say that the script follows the other lost battlestar, Pegasus, as her crew at long last finds the trail of the Galactica and its rag-tag fleet and follows it to..?

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