- Intelligent, peaceful reptilian creature featured on the
sci-fi adventure THE LAND OF THE LOST/NBC/1974-77. Enik fell
through a time warp portal into a prehistoric landscape which he
discovered was his own future (a future where fellow race of
Sleestaks have turned into bow-and-arrow wielding primitives).
With the realization that some past event would revert his people
to savagery, he spent his days trying to get back to his own time
and warn his race of their impending destiny. When the savage
Sleestaks spoke, they hissed and slobbered.
Sharing this environment was a monkey like people called the
and a group of humans, the Marshall family who entered this land
of the lost when they were boating along the Colorado River and
fell over a waterfall that was actually a time portal into a
prehistoric land filled with dinosaurs and strange aliens.
Occasionally, Enik helped the humans who shared his world.
Savage Sleestaks with Weapons
The Saturday morning videotaped series LAND OF THE LOST was
created by the puppeteers Sid & Marty Krofft. The voice of Enik
was performed by Walter Edmiston. The series was later revived on
ABC in 1991 with Timothy Bottoms as the father of two children
trapped in a prehistoric land. A movie spin-off "Land of the
Lost is scheduled to hit theaters in 2007.
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