Not a Routine Expedition

Not a Routine Expedition

Aug 14, 2009

Children couldn’t wait for Saturday morning to catch Sid and Marty Krofft’s demented, cheesy Land of the Lost series in the 1970s. The adventures of Marshall, Will and Holly trapped in a strange alternate dimension filled with Claymation dinosaurs, Pylons with gem control pads, hairy ape-boy Cha-Ka and awesome no-budget special effects made Land of the Lost must-watch TV for Generation X. The recent Land of the Lost remake starring Will Ferrell, Anna Friel and Danny McBride failed to capture the innocence and spirit of the original—not that it tried. While the special effects were an obvious upgrade, the threesome seemed lost in a druggy fever dream peppered with crude humor (one sequence is all about dousing oneself in dinosaur pee) and, worse, a very horny Cha-Ka. Ferrell fans won’t mind the tone shift and will anticipate Universal’s October 13 release of the film on DVD and Blu-ray. The latter contains some exclusive extra features, including “Dr. Marshall’s Food Diaries” with commentary by director Brad Siberling, “This is Not a Routine Expedition: Making Land of the Lost,” and “Bradley, Sid and Marty: A Conversation with the Kroffts.” We want to know what the Kroffts think of Siberling’s remake and if there are any plans to bring more Krofft superstars to the big screen. Is anyone willing to stand in line for Electra Woman and Dyna Girl, Sigmund the Sea Monster or Dr. Shrinker? The Gen Xers are out there, but we’d have to draw the line at The Bugaloos.

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