Monday, September 21, 2009
50. Boxed: LAND OF THE LOST
I saw the movie version of this 1974 TV cult classic, and was sorely disappointed at the film re-make. Cha-ka looked so downright dumb, the acting was way over the top and the special effects failed to excite. Well, I guess their new creators never knew the Pakunis that much. Anyway, the original Land of the Lost recounts the adventures of the Marshall family who were trapped in an alternate universe inhabited by dinos and denizens like the humanoid lizards called Sleestak and stone age Pakunis. Created by the prolific Sid and Marty Krofft (they also gave us H.R. Pufnstuf, Bugaloos, Wonderbug and Sigmund and the Sea Monster, to name a few). The episode storylines focus on the family's efforts to survive and find a way back to their own world. Before they could retrace their way home, lunchbox manufacturer Larami freezed a Marshall family moment in this metal box, dated 1975. A neat way to eat your dino meatburger, you like Cha-ka?