This weekend at Comic-Con, I attended the Sid and Marty Krofft Panel – A Look at the Past, Present, and Future moderated by Chris Gore (G4’s Attack of the Show). To millions and millions of people, Sid and Marty Krofft are geniuses known for their ambitious vision and unique brand of fantasy programs with high-concept plots, unusual protagonists and low budget effects. The sibling team of television producers has produced quality family entertainment for over 40 years and they’re responsible for a number of memorable classic 70’s shows including Land of the Lost that featured elaborate sets and fanciful characters and is still watched to this day.
The panel featured footage from the never-before-seen network presentation reel for Land of the Lost while it was still in development. In addition, there were two special surprise guests: David Gerrold, who wrote the first episode of Land of the Lost and is also known for writing one of the all-time great Star Trek episodes, The Trouble With Tribbles, and Wesley Eure, who played Will in Land of the Lost. During the final 10 minutes of the panel, there was an audience Q&A highlighted by a surprise appearance by filmmaker Tom DeSanto who is behind some of the biggest franchises in movie history including X-Men and Transformers. Hit the jump for the recap and transcript of the panel.