GeekMom SDCC Coverage: Sleestaks and Sea Monsters with Sid and Marty Krofft

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Sigmund and the Sea Monsters

I grew up in the seventies when Saturday mornings belonged to kids. I’d wake up at the crack of dawn and run downstairs to turn on the TV just loud enough to hear, but not loud enough to wake my still sleeping parents. There were some wonderfully cheesy programs on Saturday mornings, but my favorite show, the one I’d never miss, was Land of the Lost.

First, it had a fantastic opening sequence, with an earthquake and then a little raft plummeting to it’s near doom. Second, it had a theme song that to this day, I can sing on cue. And lastly, it had Sleestaks, those creepy human-alien-lizard-things-in-rubber-suits-that-hissed. I hated the Sleestaks and they scared me so much that they gave me nightmares, but I still loved that show. At San Diego Comic-Con on Friday I attended a panel with the show’s creators, Sid and Marty Krofft, and I was star-struck.

Read the rest of Nicole Wakelin’s post over at GeekMom.

And check out our other SDCC coverage, SDCC: What My Kids Can’t Wait to See, SDCC: Chomping at the Bit!, SDCC Day One: Star Wars Legos, Ewok Attack and SDCC: Costume of the Day,

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