Land of the Lost (1974-1977): Gone But Not Forgotten

We take a wild look back at the Sid and Marty Kroft cult tv show Land of the Lost, with bonus interviews with the stars!

Last Updated on August 30, 2023

How did a TV show like Land of the Lost ever get made? The 70s saw some really wild television. It seemed like TV networks were willing to try anything at least once. From shows about space age garbage men named Quark, Bionic Couples, or couples who are actually elements like the little known BBC series Sapphire and Steel. Anything and everything was game for at least one season. Children’s programming was even more bizarre, as networks tried to engage kids and teens alike in a time when psychedelic was the norm. When it came to family and kid’s TV though, there was one duo who stood proud with a legacy that would dominate the 70s when it came to family programming and put the variety into the word “variety show”.

That duo was Sid and Marty Krofft, and they would be the creators of some of the most iconic TV series to come out of that decade. This would be the era that birthed projects like the Star Wars Holiday Special and other gonzo holiday themed entertainment. The Kroffts though, would let their imaginations fly and would go all out with the art and ideas wherever it took take them. It was within this library of imagination that the Kroffts dived into the land of science fiction and fantasy. The viewers would find themselves lost in that land, along with a dad and his two kids who were just on a routine expedition. That’s right kids, grab hold of your life jackets and cuddle a Sleestak, because in this episode of Gone But Not Forgotten we’re heading into the Land of The Lost, which was remade into a pretty bad movie with Will Ferrell.

But, we won’t be totally lost as we’re going to be guided by not one, not two, but three of the stars of the series as we’re joined by Will and Holly. Yes, that’s right, Wesley Eure, and Kathy Coleman and Cha-Ka himself Phillip Paley are here to give us an insight into the magical land. So, let’s dive over that waterfall into The Land of the Lost! Let us know what you want us to cover on Gone But Not Forgotten in the comments!

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Jessica was raised on a diet of Dark Shadows, Doctor Who, and a lot of things she saw way too young. She’s been writing for nearly a quarter of a century about the world of entertainment and her own fiction (and that sound you heard was her bones turning to dust.) Jessica loves being a JoBro as well as creating content for her site/channel/Podcast Fangirl Magazine/Fangirl Radio. Her favorite things are writing, movies/tv, video games, reading, and trying to summon the ghost of Vincent Price.