Land of the Lost - The Complete First Season
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Free-fall through an open time portal . . . to a world where menacing dinosaurs roam free! Get reacquainted with Cha-Ka even if it means having to come to blows over a gigantic vegetable or two. Then stumble once again onto the ruins of Lost City. No matter which path of adventure you choose to follow - above all else: Beware of Sleestak! For heeding that last little bit of advice alone should assure you survival in this anything-but-routine expedition with Marshall, Will, and Holly. Grab hold to the side of the raft! The falls lie just up ahead. Hang on, now! You'll soon be glad to have rediscovered the LAND OF THE LOST.
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I was prepared for a poorer quality video, given the age of this. There's only so much you can do to fix that. What I wasn't prepared for (but should have been) is the really, really bad "special effects". I didn't really notice it as a kid, and didn't think about it till I saw these.
Don't get me wrong, I'm glad to have them to see in order, especially the ones I missed, but it's not a situation where I'll want to rewatch, so off to the twins. I think it's a great show for their ages anyway. Much better than the slap-together stuff I see sometimes these days.
I'm good about updating if there are any quality issues that pop up. Any questions, feel free to comment or email and I'll try to help.
It took my modern-era kiddies time to adjust to hand-drawn mattes and actors in monkey suits but as they suspended their disbelief they began to enjoy the same Land of the Lost world that I did when I was a youngster.
In contrast to much of the contemporary childrens' programming two things really stood out in my now adult parental mindset. One was the tremendous educational value that each episode seemed to have. The other was the degree of musicality in the score. I still find it remarkable how Sid and Marty Croft managed to pack so much educational value into the wonderfully dramatic content of each episode.
One episode in the first season deserves special attention. It was written by Walter Koenig of Star Trek fame. The episode, called The Stranger, introduces a complex character named Enik, which I would bet is a nod to the Enoch of the bible.
Enoch was Noah's great-grandfather. The Bible tells us that he lived 365 years. In those days the Jewish calendar was a lunar calendar that sometimes needed "pregnant months" in order to compensate for the fact that it didn't utilize the 364.25 day period that we know today. Ancient alien proponents often point to this figure as evidence for knowledge that could not have been known by mankind during the biblical era. Additionally, the Bible tells us that Enoch was taken up to "heaven" and ancient manuscripts bearing his name have been discovered which can easily be viewed through the lens of a close encounter with an advanced extraterrestrial intelligence. I am quite sure that Koenig knew this; Roddenberry certainly did! So — like in Star Trek — we have esoteric knowledge hidden inside a television show. Pretty cool if you ask me.
Digression aside, trust me when I say that the episode has adventure and dramatics for the children and allegory about compassion to inspire adult viewers. My opinion is that Koenig wrote the best episode of the best season. Because the episode is so outstanding and because of his connection with the greats of Star Trek, it makes me wonder whether he may have gotten some script advice from the likes of Gene Roddenberry or DC Fontana. But that is just speculation of a self-admitted Trekkie and fan of the Land of the Lost.