"Now we've crossed the line, fallen through time... LIVIN' IN THE LAND OF THE LOST!"
I've been meaning to make this Flashback Friday post for sometime now but knew it was going to take a bit longer to research than I've felt up to doing, but now I have 10 days straight to take easy at home and with family, so why not?
Anyways... trying to fall asleep one night, I came across TBS showing the end of the terribad Will Ferrell Land of the Lost movie that came out not too long ago (too bad it was so bad though - Pushing Daisies' Anna Friel was in it). And it got me wondering about the Land of the Lost show that I grew up watching Saturday mornings on ABC.
And no, no. Not this version:
That's an image from the original 1974 Land of the Lost with the Marshall family - that was 10 years before I was born.
THIS is the version of the show I grew up with:
Yep, that's the intro to the 1991 remake with the Porter family and the attractive jungle girl Christa.
|One theory I've read on the purpose of Christa was that she was there for all the dad's who got up on Saturday mornings with their kids to oogle|
And here's a few fun facts that kind of ties the 2 series together:
"Some fans speculate that Christa is actually Holly Marshall. That the Marshall family sailed away to find their way out of the Land of the Lost, and that Holly was left behind in the storm that took their raft out into the sea ...
Is Christa really a grown-up Holly? Hard to tell...
|Scarface, Grumpy... he's an angry|
T-Rex, so it's possible!
If this were true, it would make Christa and Scarface the only two characters that existed in both TV series.."
That kinda makes sense actually and is an interesting way to explain it for the older generation that grew up watching the original 1974 and got stuck watching the 1991 version with their kids on Saturday mornings.
Sadly, the show only lasted for 2 seasons with a total of 26 episodes spanning a year and a half (from September 1991 to December 1992), being replayed for awhile before being run in syndication later on Nickelodeon. I always wondered how they were going to get home, back to their normal time period.
To be honest, I wasn't big on this show until after my childhood best friend started watching it and was telling me about it. While I'm sure I've seen all the episodes, I didn't watch it religiously... but boy did that theme song get stuck in my head at times - LIVING IN THE LAND OF THE LOST!
Did you grow up watching Land of the Lost?