Land of the Lost

Season 2 Episode 7

The Longest Day

Aired Saturday 10:00 AM Oct 18, 1975 on NBC

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  • The sun is frozen in the sky and the dinosaurs are getting restless. Rick heads off to fink Enik but instead is forced into the library of skulls. What happens in there is hazy because of the mystic smoke.

    Will is preparing dinner and argues with holly. Dopey shows up and everything seems like a normal day. But they notice the sun has been in the same place for too long. Time has stopped and Rick heads off to the lost city to see if Enik can help fix the problem. Holly makes shure he takes one of the necklaces Ronnie gave her so they could keep an eye on what was happining to him. Rick cant find Enik but is instead captured and taken to the library of skulls. There he is exposed some mystic smoke and besides being given limited telepathic abilities he gets pretty out of it hallucinates many strange things. The kids see he is captured in thier necklaces and rush off to help him. they eventually find him but he is disorented dosent have his knife anymore and is not really shure what happened. He does seen to know that they need to go to a certian pylon and place a blue crystal in just the right spot to make the sun go down. while walking home they run across some sleestak but instead of hunting the marshalls, they leave Ricks knife in a log as an apparent sign of temporary peace. This episode is a wonderful example of how the writers could make a show that worked on many levels. It worked for children , it was very sci-fi and worked for thinking people and it was very trippy for the alternitive viewer. this is what land of the lost was about. perfect.
  • Rick Marshall inhales the special Sleestak smoke and starts seeing strange things.

    This is certainly one of the most memorable episodes of all 3 seasons, to say the least. But it will always be remembered for the not-so-subtle demonstration of the dangers of breathing in foreign smoke through the lungs. You just might hear and see some unusual things if you do.

    One day some sort of disruption in one of the pylons causes its crystal matrix table to stop working. This is unfortunate for everyone in the Land of the Lost because this is the clock pylon. This results in the sun not going down, so until someone fixes the problem, it will be forever daytime. Rick says he will go out and try and find Enik to see what exactly is going on. He leaves the cave at High Bluff to take the first steps on his long, strange trip.

    Rick makes his way to the Sleestak caves, but Enik is nowhere to be found. Instead, the Sleestak are to be found and they capture Rick in a net. Meanwhile, Holly and Will see the whole thing happen on their pendants back at High Bluff. They set out to save dear old dad from the Sleestak for the umpteenth time.

    Rick is led to the Library of Skulls, where a thick smoke makes its way into his lungs. Suddenly, Rick can hear the Sleestaks' words as if they are speaking English. He thinks, whoah it must be the smoke! The Sleestak tell him they think Rick did something to the clock pylon and caused the permanent daylight. Through the smoke, they show a video that shows him venturing into the pylon - but this is the future, not the past that they are seeing. Rick tries to convince them to set him free and fix the matrix table in the clock pylon, since the Sleestak can't go out in the sunlight.

    Rick starts hallucinating. His speech becomes slow, soft, and very calm. He sees Will dressed as a football player, and Holly starts floating in the air. They all escape from the Library, and in the tunnels Rick sees a vision of Earth on a wall. He gets separated from the kids. Then he sees himself and the kids as cave-people sitting around a camp fire. He runs into Holly dressed as a 18th century British girl, and Will as a soldier boy. Whoah dude!

    Finally, Rick makes it out of the tunnels. He thinks he's being captured again by two Sleestak, who turn out to be Will and Holly. Mr. Marshall seems to be in a euphoric daze. They make it to the clock pylon, and Holly gives him a blue crystal to put in the matrix table, and all is fixed. The sun goes down. But we'll never know if Will and Holly were really in the caves or not, or if Rick was just high as hell and imagined it.

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