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LOTL70 = the three seasons
of the original Land of the Lost television series of the 1970s featuring the
It's All Pakuni to Me
Check out the UCLA homepage for Victoria Fromkin creator of the Pakuni language for the original LOTL.
Land of the Lost Becomes an Hour Long, Adult Series
In fact, it you have the DirectTV satellite dish, you may have already seen several of the episodes as the show is being produced for that service's Action Adventure Network. The syndicated episodes are edited versions of the programs and will air approximately 3 months after their first run on AAN. The AAN version of the premiere one hour episode was shown at the Con by producers John Landis and David Abramowitz (some of you may be familiar with David as the producer of the Highlander series) and actually contained a nude scene, hence the aforementioned editing for its syndicated run.
In the movie, unlike the novel, our heroes do not manage to escape from the Lost World at the end in order to allow it to flow into the actual series. In the premiere, the stranded adventurers are struggling to survive in their new home and hope to someday find a way off the plateau. They live in a Swiss Family Robinson-type treehouse and have only a few modern (for 1914) conveniences such as guns and metal knives. I won't give away the story except to say that it involves them encountering a race of lizard-men who enslave humans. Landis and Abramowitz said the stories for the series will run the gamut from action to drama to comedy. This episode was very cheesy, a la goofier episodes of Xena, but was fairly fun. The vote remains out for me until I see a few more episodes.
The Lost World will premiere in syndication during the last week of September. Check your local listings!
DirectTV Press Release 2nd Press Release
Where There's a Will There's a Wesley
Here's a bit of information about the career of Wesley Eure post-LOTL...