*I ONCE MET CHAKA THE PAKUNI…
..a.k.a. Phillip Paley. He is the cousin of super amazing animator/cartoonist Nina Paley, who I used to hang with during my formative years in San Francisco. He came into my youth hostel for some reason and demonstrated his championship martial arts ability.
I was a big fan of the original Land of the Lost. Sid and Marty Krofft shows always scared the hell outta me, but LOTL was a bit less trippy. And it had dinosaurs every week. Perfect for a little geek like myself.
Despite the bad acting and cheezy effects, I dug LOTL for the pylon/crystal/Sleestak stuff. It always seemed very Star Trek to me.
A few days a go I was trolling online and found a Sid and Marty Krofft interview, and they said they got all these Star Trek writers to write for the show!! Finally, it all made sense!!
I’m kinda happy this big movie version is tanking. Like Starsky and Hutch, they tried to make a big, dumb, joke of a movie out of it. If they did a straight remake with good dino effects, and no-name actors playing a real family, they would’ve made their $$$ back in a week.