This intelligent, fun sci-fi TV series aired from 1974-77, and developed a large fan base with its stop-motion animation, special effects, and the quality of its writing. The show followed the adventures of Ranger Rick Marshall and his two children, Will and Holly, whose canoeing trip takes an unexpected turn when they accidentally tumble over a waterfall and enter the Land of the Lost. This is an alternate, ancient realm peopled by the peaceful, Neaderthal-esque Pakuni tribe, as well as the evil lizard creatures known as the sleestaks, which only come out at night and are afraid of fire. The family also encounter a number of dinosaurs both friendly and otherwise, and adopt a baby brontosaurus as a pet and name him Dopey. In the second season, Dopey becomes mired in the "Tar Pit,"and everyone comes together to save him. In "The Test," the Marshall's young Pakuni friend Cha-Ka goes through a harrowing rite of passage to become a man, in which he must steal the egg of a menacing allosaurus. Holly is attacked by a carnivorous plant in "A Nice Day," and in "Split Personality" the Marshalls encounter their doubles from a mirror-image universe, and must save them before it's too late. Other episodes included are: "The Zarn," "Fair Trade," "One of our Pylons is Missing," "Gravity Storm," "The Longest Day," "The Pylon Express," "Babysitter," "The Musician," and "Blackout."