Sunday, October 10, 2010

Pterodactyls and Planes

While some of us are recently back on Star Wars kicks, as for myself I'm trippin' on dinosaurs again. Below find Leia II, less than three months after Star Wars first came out, moonlighting in The People That Time Forgot (a sequel, actually), which debuted in France...
You can watch the whole thing on Hulu, but what I'm most interested in is at 8:13 and lasts about five minutes. Looks like the start of a great island adventure, no? With apologies for the ad at the beginning...

8 comments:

Jayson said...

I loved AIP's ERB kick in the '70s. Very formative for young me, though the dinosaur effects don't stand up well at all...the music in this one is particularly evocative.

ArmChairGeneral said...

Check out Caveman and Land of the Lost

Trey said...

Ah, I remember that's one fondly--though it compares unfavorably to At the Earth's Core, chiefly through the lack of Caroline Munro.

Christian said...

Ha ha! I love when the pterodactyl gets a beak full of propellor. Awesome! "Bwaaaawawak!"

migellito said...

If I remember right, I actually saw this at a drive in double feature with The Island at the Top of the World.

migellito said...

After a quick tour of the careers of Doug McClure and Patrick Wayne at imdb, I realised it was actually "The Land that Time Forgot" that I saw at the drive-in that time.

Was People that Time Forgot the one with the hot tub reproduction thing?

Leo Knight said...

I just saw this on TV a few weeks ago. The cast is chock full of 60's & 70's movie folks. Sarah Douglas (Leia II) played Ursa in the first 2 Superman films. Shane Rimmer (Hogan) was the voice of one of the Tracy boys in Thunderbirds, and the US sub skipper in the Spy Who Loved Me. Richard LeParmentier (the ship's first officer) was General Motti in Star Wars. Dana (Ajor) Gillespie's bio reads like a who's who of the 60's and 70's. She was Donovan's girlfriend, sang backup for David Bowie, and was in the Hammer film Lost Continent. The executioner at the end was none other than Lord Vader himself, David Prowse! And Patrick Wayne (son of John Wayne, how cool is that?) played Sinbad in The Eye of the Tiger.

Jayson said...

It's interesting in retrospect what a boom bizarre pulp adventure had in film in that decade, really. I have a soft spot for At the Earth's Core, personally--it's goofy as hell, but I love it.

Trey: The troubling Munro deficit is compensated for by Dana Gillespie and Sarah Douglas' presences, I think.

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