**TONIGHT IS POSTING #700!!!
Wow, what a cast!!.. Michael Rennie, Jill St. John, David Hedison, Claude Rains and Fernando Lamas. Fernando even sings in this one... Oh, those Latin lovers! Jill's pooch didn't make the credits, though! In 1960, Irwin Allen relies on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle for this spectacular story, and, that same year, George Pal releases his awesome THE TIME MACHINE by H. G. Wells. A very good year, if you were there... Like us!
Dungeon veterans Bert Shefter and Paul Sawtell got this assignment to create music from a Lost World, and, did a great job as usual!.. Between the two of them, they had 391 composing credits, mostly by Sawtell, and did both movies and TV!
So, let's get lost!.. Irwin Allen's Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's THE LOST WORLD!
Our stills are not the highest quality tonight, but, there's plenty of nice eye candy, nonetheless!
We totally love Claude Rains, but, I have to say, I think one of the biggest casting blunders was Claude playing Larry's father in THE WOLFMAN. That one always bothered me for some reason! He's great playing a cantankerous old professor like Challenger, here, or Professor Benson in BATTLE OF THE WORLDS, same year!
Let the exploitation begin!
Holy crap, look at that freaking giant psychedelic colored tarantula!!
Of course, trigger-happy Michael Rennie kills it, in it's own home!
This shot is amazing, as the two 'dinosaurs' wrestle and fall off a cliff and disappear into the darkness!! Still, its disturbing to think about potential animal abuse, getting a shot.
A Lost World wouldn't be complete without tribal caveman cannibals, would it?!
Oh, and, a man-eating terror vine!
"Hey, it tickles!"
Nobody should be surprised when Fernando sacrifices his life to save the exploiting white people's asses at the end! I mean, nothing else makes sense, could it?!
That's not even the biggest explosion! Anyway, The Lost World is lost, again!
This part's a crack up! Get it!.. The porcelain egg is inadvertantely dropped to reveal a tiny baby dino! Challenger quips... "Its a Tyranosaurus Rex!"
Tune in tomorrow when Eegah!! will blow you away with... TWO LOST WORLDS!! Then, next Sunday I'll have another 'WORLD' to show you!!