Land of the Lost

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  • TV-G
  • 1974
  • 3 Seasons
  • 7.1  (3,260)

Land of the Lost was a popular sci-fi television series that aired on NBC from 1974 to 1977. The show starred actors Spencer Milligan, Wesley Eure, and Kathy Coleman, among others. Land of the Lost followed the adventures of the Marshall family- father Rick, son Will, and daughter Holly- after they become trapped in a mysterious prehistoric world.

The show begins with the Marshall family embarking on a routine camping trip in the wilderness. While exploring a cave, they suddenly find themselves transported to a strange and dangerous land inhabited by dinosaurs, ape-like creatures, and other mysterious beings. The family soon discovers that they are not alone in this world, as they encounter other humans who have become stranded there, as well as an alien race known as the Sleestak, who seem to have sinister intentions.

As the Marshalls struggle to survive in this hostile environment, they must also try to find a way back to their own world. Along the way, they encounter a variety of strange creatures and natural wonders, including underground rivers, eerie temples, and strange rock formations. They also form alliances with some of the other inhabitants of the world, such as a friendly humanoid named Cha-Ka and a powerful Allosaurus named Big Alice.

One of the key features of Land of the Lost was its impressive special effects. The show's makers used a variety of techniques, including puppetry, stop-motion animation, and chroma key compositing, to create the show's many creatures and environments. Despite the limitations of 1970s technology, the results were often impressive, and helped to create a convincing and immersive world for viewers to explore.

Land of the Lost was also notable for its use of time travel and alternate dimensions. As the Marshalls explore the various regions of the prehistoric world, they discover that there are other worlds and timelines that are connected to their own. In some episodes, they travel to these other dimensions and find themselves facing new challenges and dangers.

The show's central themes of survival, adventure and discovery made it a hit with audiences, and it ran for three seasons before being canceled. Land of the Lost continues to be beloved by fans today, thanks in part to its unique blend of science fiction, adventure, and family drama. Whether you're a longtime fan or a newcomer to the series, Land of the Lost is an exciting and engaging journey that is sure to capture your imagination.

Land of the Lost is a series that is currently running and has 3 seasons (56 episodes). The series first aired on September 7, 1974.

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Medicine Man
13. Medicine Man
December 4, 1976
Visitors from the 'Indians versus the U.S. Calvary days' drop into the lives of the Marshall family.
12. Scarab
November 27, 1976
A captured beetle bites Cha-ka causing a personality change in the usually gentle but mischievous Paku.
Ancient Guardian
11. Ancient Guardian
November 20, 1976
The Marshalls and Cha-ka flee from a newly discovered monster, Kona, and come upon a statue of an ancient Sleestak whose eyes contain an advanced form of solar equipment that traps Kona in the mountains.
10. Timestop
November 13, 1976
The Marshalls find a time plaque that just might provide the key they need to escape from the Land of the Lost, but Torchy's fiery breath welds the plates together and renders the plaque useless.
Abominable Snowman
9. Abominable Snowman
November 6, 1976
Finding a unicorn, Holly promptly makes it a pet...only to be confronted by the unicorn's deadly enemy, the Abominable Snowman.
Hot-Air Artist
8. Hot-Air Artist
October 30, 1976
A balloonist from the early twentieth century drops in on the Marshalls who hope to fly with him back to their time. But the balloonist has ideas for Cha-ka back in his time.
Flying Dutchman
7. Flying Dutchman
October 23, 1976
Cha-Ka's discovery of a ship's spy-glass steers the Marshalls into an adventure with a lost sea captain who is alone on his ship. Is this the way out of the Land of the Lost?
6. Cornered
October 16, 1976
Torchy, a fire-breathing dinosaur, the most forbidding of the monsters in the Land of the Lost, irritates the Sleestak and poisons Will. The Marshalls trap Torchy to receive the cure from Enik to heal Will.
5. Medusa
October 9, 1976
Holly is lured into the land of a goddess who possesses the power to turn anything she chooses into stone.
4. Repairman
October 2, 1976
By manipulating solar-controlling crystals, the Sleestaks cause the Marshalls' water supply to dry up...but with the help of a mysterious solar repairman, ecological harmony is restored.
The Orb
3. The Orb
September 25, 1976
To rid themselves of the Marshall Family, the Sleestak are told to obtain an orb that according to prophesy brings eternal darkness to The Land of the Lost. Enik retrieves the orb, but is captured. Can Will come to the rescue?
Survival Kit
2. Survival Kit
September 18, 1976
The "magic" of Jack's flashlight batteries saves the day for the Marshalls, being held captive by the great god Malak.
1. After-Shock
September 11, 1976
A massive earthquake propels Rick back to earth. Will and Holly are joined by their uncle Jack, who, while searching for the time tunnel on earth, accidentally falls into the Land of the Lost.
Where to Watch Land of the Lost
Land of the Lost is available for streaming on the NBC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Land of the Lost on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Vudu, Apple TV and Tubi TV.
  • Premiere Date
    September 7, 1974
  • IMDB Rating
    7.1  (3,260)