Land of the Giants

Season 2 Episode 13

Land Of The Lost

Aired Sunday 7:00 PM Dec 14, 1969 on ABC
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Episode Summary

Barry and Valerie are carried off in a balloon to a distant land ruled by a malevolent dictator.

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    Don Marshall

    Don Marshall

    Dan Erickson

    Deanna Lund

    Deanna Lund

    Valerie Ames Scott

    Heather Young (I)

    Heather Young (I)

    Betty Hamilton

    Stefan Arngrim

    Stefan Arngrim

    Barry Lockridge

    Don Matheson

    Don Matheson

    Mark Wilson

    Kurt Kasznar

    Kurt Kasznar

    Commander Alexander B. Fitzhugh

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (6)

      • Titus can monitor the gondola of the balloon via camera (as we see when the balloon approaches his realm the first time). He forgets to do so the second time, allowing Dan and Fitzhugh to sneak into his palace.

      • According to on-screen dialogue, there is no ocean within 500 miles of the Spindrift's campsite. Yet there appeared to be a seaside fishing community in the first-season episode "Shell Game", within walking distance.

      • The 50-year technology gap cited in several first-season episodes (and subsequently ignored on many occasions) seems to be pretty much ditched in this episode. Steve claims the giants from "their" country have "advanced technology of sorts".

      • The SID pictures of Mark and Dan are a nice touch, but who took them and where did they come from? If an SID man was on hand to take the pictures, why didn't he just capture them?

      • Titus tortures people by making them unconscious and making their body parts go numb? Well, that's what he says while "torturing" Andros, although later Mark seems to be in actual pain from the effects of the collar.

      • The giants have an airport. This raises the question; how do you build airplanes that can get the kind of mass that even a single approximately 14 ton giant has, up into the air? This question was kind of addressed in Murray Leinster's novelization "Land of the Giants #1", so I'm not the only one who wonders about this stuff...

    • QUOTES (6)

    • NOTES (3)

    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • Fitzhugh: I'm an old hand at flying balloons.
        There appear to be several deliberate references to the novel and movie "The Wizard of Oz." The balloon is cut loose at the beginning, in a scene mildly reminscent of Dorothy's departure at the end of the movie. Fitzhugh, the group's resident con-man and big-talker, claims to be an expert balloonist although it doesn't matter to the plot, drawing comparisons to Professor Marvel/the Wizard in the movie. And in both cases, the groups travel long distances to a faraway land ruled by a (seemingly) tyrannical king/wizard who likes to decorate with gems.

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