The BEST Episodes of Land of the Lost

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 4, 2020

Network: NBC

Rick Marshall and his children Will and Holly were on a weekend expedition rafting trough a river when an enourmous earthquake diverts them to an eclectic alien world inhabited by dinosaurs, chimpanzee-like cavemen called Pakuni, and aggressive, humanoid creatures called Sleestak.

Album

#1 - Album

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 19, 1974

Will and Holly are lured to the Lost City by a hypnotic stone which shows them a vision of their dead mother.

star 8.11
9 votes
Directors: Bob Lally
Writers: Dick Morgan
Elsewhen

#2 - Elsewhen

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Dec 14, 1974

A mysterious woman named Rani steps through a time door and gives Holly advice on dealing with her fears and helping her family.

star 8.00
10 votes
Writers: D.C. Fontana
The Musician

#3 - The Musician

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Nov 15, 1975

While searching the temple in the Lost City, Holly gets a ring stuck on her finger and Cha-Ka unwittingly awakens the Builder.

star 8.00
4 votes
Directors: Gordon Wiles
Writers: Dick Morgan, Tom Swale
Abominable Snowman

#4 - Abominable Snowman

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 6, 1976

A yeti comes to call when Holly stakes claim to its unicorn

star 8.00
4 votes
Writers: Samuel Roeca
Ancient Guardian

#5 - Ancient Guardian

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Nov 20, 1976

The yeti goes on a rampage when the Marshalls disturb an ancient Sleestak statue.

star 8.00
4 votes
Writers: Peter Germano
Hurricane

#6 - Hurricane

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Dec 21, 1974

While fooling with a pylon, Will opens a time door that brings an astronaut and a hurricane to the Land of the Lost.

star 7.90
10 votes
Directors: Bob Lally
Writers: David Gerrold, Larry Niven
Circle

#7 - Circle

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Dec 28, 1974

The Marshalls learn that their arrival in the Land of the Lost created a paradox in the door of time that's preventing Enik from returning home.

star 7.90
10 votes
Writers: David Gerrold, Larry Niven
Dopey

#8 - Dopey

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 21, 1974

Will and Holly are out and about, and they find a baby brontosaur, which Holly names Dopey, and Holly plans to keep him, but that might be a problem.....

star 7.81
16 votes
After-Shock

#9 - After-Shock

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 11, 1976

Holly, Will, and Cha-Ka band together in the wake of devastating losses. Realizing that they now only have each other, the unlucky trio struggles to survive on their own until everybody's fortunes take a surprise turn for the better via a reunion with Uncle Jack!

star 7.80
10 votes
Writers: Jon Kubichan
The Pylon Express

#10 - The Pylon Express

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 25, 1975

Holly tries to save Rick and Will after they go into a pylon to investigate a time door.

star 7.75
4 votes
Directors: Gordon Wiles
Writers: Theodore Sturgeon
Scarab

#11 - Scarab

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Nov 27, 1976

Cha-Ka's evil side is unleashed after being bitten by a beautiful beetle.

star 7.75
4 votes
Directors: Rick Bennewitz
Writers: Ian Martin
The Search

#12 - The Search

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Nov 16, 1974

When Rick is shocked by magical crystals, Holly is forced to bring him home while Will goes to Enik for help.

star 7.63
8 votes
Writers: Ben Bova
The Zarn

#13 - The Zarn

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 13, 1975

While investigating the Mist Marsh, the guys stumble onto a mysterious woman who has a bit too much in common with Rick.

star 7.57
7 votes
Directors: Bob Lally
Writers: Dick Morgan
The Possession

#14 - The Possession

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Nov 23, 1974

Cha-Ka and Holly become hypnotized by a baton-like object from a mysterious pylon.

star 7.56
9 votes
Writers: David Gerrold
Tag-Team

#15 - Tag-Team

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 5, 1974

While fleeing from the jaws of dinosaurs, the Marshalls and the Pakuni are forced to work together.

star 7.55
11 votes
Writers: Norman Spinrad
The Longest Day

#16 - The Longest Day

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 18, 1975

When the sun stands still, the Sleestak wrongfully blame Rick for tampering with the pylon.

star 7.55
11 votes
Directors: Gordon Wiles
Writers: Joyce Perry
The Sleestak God

#17 - The Sleestak God

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 14, 1974

Will and Holly go adventuring and find the Lost City and Sleestak, lizard men that don't behave. Cha-ka gets Rick and they go looking for them with trouble and suprises on the way......

star 7.50
34 votes
Skylons

#18 - Skylons

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 26, 1974

When Will and Holly find a way into a pylon, they discover a device which summons a terrible storm.

star 7.44
9 votes
Directors: Bob Lally
Writers: Dick Morgan
Downstream

#19 - Downstream

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 28, 1974

The Marshalls attempt to escape the Land of the Lost by river and wind up trapped in a cave with a daffy Confederate miner.

star 7.43
14 votes
Writers: Larry Niven
Follow That Dinosaur

#20 - Follow That Dinosaur

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Nov 30, 1974

The Marshalls find half a diary from a former human resident of the Land of the Lost that might hold the key to returning to the real world.

star 7.38
13 votes
Writers: Dick Morgan
The Hole

#21 - The Hole

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 2, 1974

Rick joins forces with an intelligent Sleestak when they end up rooming together with the hungry Sleestak God in the Hole of No Return.

star 7.33
9 votes
Writers: Wina Sturgeon
Nice Day

#22 - Nice Day

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 1, 1975

A quiet day of fishing, trap building and cake making turns serious when Holly is pricked by a poisonous plant.

star 7.33
6 votes
Directors: Gordon Wiles
Writers: Dick Morgan
Survival Kit

#23 - Survival Kit

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 18, 1976

A deadly fever strikes Holly just as the Sleestaks make off with the family's medical supplies! Enik insists that the thievery is warranted, that tribute must be paid to Malak - a new, all-powerful god. Can Uncle Jack outsmart the Cro-Magnon con artist with some modern "magic" of his very own?

star 7.33
6 votes
Directors: Rick Bennewitz
Writers: Samuel Roeca
The Orb

#24 - The Orb

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 25, 1976

A mysterious pylon turns Will invisible! Perhaps this startling new power can enable him to free Enik - putting an end to the Sleestaks' foolish plan of unleashing the destructive powers of the orb and plunging the land forever into total darkness.

star 7.33
6 votes
Directors: Rick Bennewitz
Writers: Jon Kubichan
The Stranger

#25 - The Stranger

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 12, 1974

The Marshalls meet Enik, an intelligent, time-traveling relative of the Sleestak.

star 7.27
11 votes
Directors: Bob Lally
Writers: Walter Koenig