The BEST Episodes of Land of the Lost

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Feb 5, 2021

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 8.10
10 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
5 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
5 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
5 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 7.82
17 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 7.82
11 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 7.80
5 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 7.80
5 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 7.67
9 votes
Writers: Ben Bova
The Possession

#13 - 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 7.60
10 votes
Writers: David Gerrold
Tag-Team

#14 - 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 7.58
12 votes
Writers: Norman Spinrad
The Longest Day

#15 - 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 7.58
12 votes
Directors: Gordon Wiles
Writers: Joyce Perry
The Zarn

#16 - 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 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 7.51
35 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 7.50
10 votes
Directors: Bob Lally
Writers: Dick Morgan
Nice Day

#19 - 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 7.43
7 votes
Directors: Gordon Wiles
Writers: Dick Morgan
Survival Kit

#20 - 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 7.43
7 votes
Directors: Rick Bennewitz
Writers: Samuel Roeca
The Orb

#21 - 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 7.43
7 votes
Directors: Rick Bennewitz
Writers: Jon Kubichan
The Hole

#22 - 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 7.40
10 votes
Writers: Wina Sturgeon
The Stranger

#23 - The Stranger

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 12, 1974

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

star 7.33
12 votes
Directors: Bob Lally
Writers: Walter Koenig
Follow That Dinosaur

#24 - 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 7.33
12 votes
Writers: Dick Morgan
Medicine Man

#25 - Medicine Man

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 4, 1976

The Marshalls get caught in the middle when a feuding soldier and Indian wander into the Land of the Lost.

star 7.33
9 votes
Writers: Jon Kubichan