No, not the SDMB member, but the lizard-men on the eternally perplexing 1970s Saturday morning children’s show, “Land of the Lost”.
I did a search, and as far as I can tell, it’s been 4 years since the last Sleestak-devoted thread, and that, IMO, was in the wrong forum.
I thought about explaining what the Sleestak are, for the benefit of anyone who didn’t see the show, but then i realized there was no way in hell to describe that program to anyone who wasn’t a fan.
So what was up with them?
I mean, it was a kid’s show about dinosaurs, not exactly a tough sell. Why throw something else in, and WHY THE SLEESTAK? And if you’re going to have the Sleestak, why have Enik, the supra-genius fellow lost traveller from the race destined to degenerate into the Sleestak.
Yes, this basically an attempt to enter the collective mind of Sid and Marty Krofft, a truly forboding and possible dangerous place to be.
Around 1984, author Dougal Dixon published a book called The New Dinosaurs, a sequel to his post-catastrophe menagerie, After Man. This one was about what might have happened evolutionarily if the Dinosaurs had not gone extinct. In a back section of the book, he describes what other scientists have thought might have occurred, which included a man-shaped reptilian being known as a dinosauroid. I don’t know how old speculation on the dinosauroid was at that point, but could it have been the basis for the Krofft Sleestak?
If you don’t feel like speculation, please feel free to share your favorite Sleestak memories…