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Land That Time Forgot - 28/12 - Channel 4 (UK TV)

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  • Land That Time Forgot - 28/12 - Channel 4 (UK TV)

    Christmas TV alert: C4 are screening The Land that Time Forgot on Wednesday 28th December at 17:55 - 19:25.

    Originally posted by Radio Times
    This is the first, and worst, of the triology of Edgar Rice Burroughs lost world adventures produced by Amicus, despite the fact that it was co-scripted by sci-fi giant Michael Moorcock. In director Kevin Connor's excessively fake and slipshod saga, a First World War submarine discovers a haven for dinosaurs, cavemen and volcanos. (2 stars)
    _"For an eternity Allard was alone in an icy limbo where all the colours were bright and sharp and comfortless.
    _For another eternity Allard swam through seas without end, all green and cool and deep, where distorted creatures drifted, sometimes attacking him.
    _And then, at last, he had reached the real world – the world he had created, where he was God and could create or destroy whatever he wished.
    _He was supremely powerful. He told planets to destroy themselves, and they did. He created suns. Beautiful women flocked to be his. Of all men, he was the mightiest. Of all gods, he was the greatest."

  • #2
    I'm just wondering how a story about a First World War submarine discovering a haven for dinosaurs, cavemen and volcanos (/oes) can possibly avoid being excessively fake :D I also have a strange image of a kind of tectonic nursing home providing a sanctuary for extinct or dormant volcano (/oes). :|

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Perdix
      I'm just wondering how a story about a First World War submarine discovering a haven for dinosaurs, cavemen and volcanos (/oes) can possibly avoid being excessively fake...
      Quite!

      And isn't it ERB's (and not Kevin Connor's) "saga"? I mean, a saga is "a prose narrative" and the last time I checked, a movie wasn't considered prose.
      "Wounds are all I'm made of. Did I hear you say that this is victory?"
      --Michael Moorcock, Veteran of the Psychic Wars

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      • #4
        Hmmm. I wonder what yardstick's being applied ? While I don't regard Land as a work of imperishable genius, I think it's quite a lot better than the other two. We at least kept fairly strictly to the book while the other Amicus ERB forays made no attempt to capture what was specific to Burroughs. I, of course, enjoyed that movie a lot more than The Final Programme!

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        • #5
          Hi Mike,

          did you write the part where they eat the dinosaur meat onboard the submarine?,or was that in the book? That was great! 8) ;)


          did you ever see 'The Last Dinosaur' that came out in 1977? That one was kinda like a Burroughs' story. :D

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