This movie is going to be really, really bad.
Remember when Dick Cheney shot Harry Whittington while on a quail hunt? This movie will be far worse, because well be having horribly, painfully, wonderfully bad Land of the Lost themed parties all summer long. Well, at least once anyway. I mean, we can think about having one, and laugh.
Dont get me wrong, I loved Land of the Lost as a child. Our family had a television for a period of time and my parents let us watch Saturday morning shows like the rest of middle-class America, and I found LOTL do be deliciously, shiveringly compelling IF there were Sleestak involved. Everything else was boring; dinosaurs, Pakuni, giant fruit, blah blah blah. But Sleestak, now those guys were terrifying, particularly if someone on the show says, Maybe we should split up, then Holly has to creep alone through the Lost City desperately close to the end of a hibernation cycle. Brrrrrr-woo!
I know I’ve written about this before, but for those of you who dont remember, a naked Sleestak is a bad Sleestak. Those are the ones were hoping for here. Good Sleestak wear clothes. Actually, Enik (originally named Eneg, for Gene Roddenberry) wore a tunic only because the costume shrank and they had to cut slits in it for the actor who wore it. Then they threw a pancho on him to cover the slits. Also, there were only three Sleestak costumes for LOTL, so some creative editing had to be done in order for the Lost City to look so populous.
Still. My most delicious nightmares dont seem affected by this knowledge.
That scene in the trailer at 1:41, where two dozen NAKED Sleestak lurch out in unison to the horror of Marshall, Will, and Holly? Ohhh, yeah. Thats the best kind of bad. But everything else will likely be about as much fun as installing new air filters. Still. One hopes for as much naked Sleestak action (not that kind of action, silly) as possible.
Now, please take the poll below, then post a comment with your suggestion for food, drinks, and other entertainment for our collective LOTL Mania parties.
Oh, did you know Sleestak taste like lobster? Be sure to read the wiki, and include this lovely little nugget somehow in your party plans.
Party on, LOTL fans.