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Land of the Lost Dinosaurs - On the live-action Saturday morning series LAND OF THE LOST/NBC/1974-77 forest ranger Rick Marshall (Spencer Milligan), his daughter, Holly (Kathy Coleman) and his son, Will (Wesley Eure) fell over a waterfalls while exploring the Colorado River and entered into a prehistoric setting filled with dinosaurs, and savage primitives.

Dopey the Brontosaur and Holly Marshall - LAND OF THE LOST
Dopey and Holly

Two of the resident dinosaurs in the "Land of the Lost" were dubbed "Grumpy" and "Alice," by the Marshall family. These two quarreling dinosaurs were a constant threat to the Marshall's who often sought the safety of the tree tops while they waited for their unwelcome dinosaur neighbors to go away.

Dinosaurs - Grumpy and Alice - LAND OF THE LOST
Grumpy the Tyranosaur and Alice the Allosaur face off

Other dinosaurs seen on the show included: Dopey the baby Brontosaur (befriended by Holly), Emily the Brontosaur, Junior the baby Allosaur, Spot the Coelophysis, Spike the Triceratops, Lulu the two headed monster, and Torchy the Dimetrodon.

Also living in this prehistoric landscapes were a slow-moving race of reptilian creatures called Sleestaks. One of these Sleestaks was named Enik. He had fallen through a time warp portal to the prehistoric landscape of "Land of the Lost" which he discovered was his own future...a future where fellow Sleestaks have turned into bow-and-arrow wielding primitives. With the realization that some past event would reverse his people to savagery, he spent his time trying to get back to his own time and warn his people of their impending destiny. Occasionally, Enik, a peaceful Sleestak helped the humans who shared his world. When the savage Sleestaks spoke they hissed and slobbered.

This videotaped Saturday morning series was created by the puppeteers Sid & Marty Krofft. It was revived on ABC in 1991 with Timothy Bottoms as the single father of two children trapped in a land of dinosaurs when an earthquake swallowed them while driving in their Jeep Cherokee wagon.


Theme Song Lyrics

Marshall, Will and Holly
On a routine expedition
Met the greatest earthquake ever known
High on the rapids It struck their tiny raft (insert screams here)
And plunged them down a thousand feet below
To the Land of the Lost
To the Land of the Lost
To the Land of the Lost

(Second & Third Season Theme)

Will and Holly Marshall
As the earth beneath them trembled
Lost their father through the door of time
Uncle Jack went searching
And found those kids at last
Looking for a way to escape
From the Land of the Lost


LAND OF THE LOST/NBC/1974-77

Spencer Milligan as Rick Marshall
Wesley Eure as Will Marshall
Kathleen Coleman as Holly Marshall
Phillip Paley as Cha-Ka
Scutter McKay
/Joe Giamalva
as  Ta
Sharon Baird as Sa
Walker Edmiston as Enik
Ron Harper as Uncle Jack Marshall
Jon Locke as Sleestak Leader
Jack Tingley as Sleestak
Scott Fullerton
Mike Westra
Dave Greenwood
Bill Laimbeer
John Lambert
as Additional cast


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