Tonight on MeTV- like a thermos that can go from holding cold liquids to hot-we have a valiant group of naval personnel go from the chill of the Antarctic- to an impossible tropical throwback to prehistoric times! The mind boggles as they find themselves stranded among long extinct giant reptiles, killer plant life, and a dangerous two-footed menace in "The Land Unknown"!
Our Navy not only stands by to protect us, but can also help find answers to scientific phenomenon- such as planning an expedition to the frigid waters of the Antarctic-not for defense purposes, but to investigate what appears to be an area of unusually warm temperatures amidst the deep chill there! Commander Harold Roberts sets out with a crew of three- one being Maggie Hathaway, the obligatory female investigative reporter, and, as their helicopter flies towards the target area , they get a dire warning about a dangerous approaching storm. They attempt to fly around it when “something” strikes their helicopter’s rotor- and they are headed for a crash landing !
They miraculously find a landing space- actually below sea level- and, in the middle of what appears to be a steaming tropical jungle!? Unable to make radio contact to insure their rescue, they must attempt to fix the copter ( with its legendary damaged push-pull rod)- without parts vital to the repairs. Things only get worse when they realize that, not only has the plant life not evolved (in fact, some of it appears to need more than water and oxygen to survive-but protein of the living kind! )- but neither has the animal population- as they see what incredible thing may have struck their aircraft, and then- encounter living dinosaurs! And- as they continue to search the area, they notice what appear to be -human footprints!
They attempt to escape the lost world, with its many perils- and find that a mysterious human inhabitant of the jungle may be the most dangerous creature they have to face! Can they escape- will they be able to survive, trapped by fate and multiple menaces- or will some lose their lives, while others remain as residents of this strange throwback world?
This 1957 sci-fi film is best remembered for its dinosaurs- one in particular- and we’ll tell you about them, along with our cast ( watch for a still picture of Tarzan- we’re still not sure if it actually is our leading man Jock Mahoney or the guy who played the Tarzan-like jungle guy on an episode of “Gilligan’s Island”!). Again, with all our conventions cancelled due to the coronavirus – we are bringing back plus some of the sights and special guests we encountered at a past C2E2 comics and entertainment convention in Chicago- including cosplaying convention goers, and visits with two celebrity Sven fans- one being "Star Trek: The Next Generation" cast member and "Big Bang Theory" guest star Wil Wheaton- and, the other, the one and only wrestling legend, artist, and quick wit Jerry "the King" Lawler!
Let it be known that the “Land Unknown” is becomes known tonight on MeTV at 8 pm eastern/pacific, 7 central, or check your local listings (or at www.metv.com) for time and channel in your neck of the woods. Remember to join the fans on Twitter who live-Tweet during our program, using the hashtag #svengoolie – and help us trend high nationally every week. In the Chicago area, viewers get a second look at the classic Lon Chaney Jr. “Wolf Man" at 11 am on the U.
Join us tonight on MeTV for a journey that remains a chiller-even in the temperate prehistoric zone!