"How does time forget exactly?"

Films: The Land that Time Forgot (1974), The People that Time Forgot (1977)

Alias: Pterosaurs, Diplodocus, Mosasaurs, Plesiosaurs, Allosaurs, Ceratosaurs, Triceratops, Polocanthus, Styracosaurus, Stegosaurus, Giant Serpents, Scutosaurus

Type: Ancient

Location: Lake/Jungle/Desert/Cave

Height/Weight: Ranges from that of a large tortoise to that of a large building.

Affiliation: Neutral

Summary: Ah yes, Doug McClure. This man, at least in our opinion, has the highest reputation as a man who's tangoed with all kinds of prehistoric creatures in films. But perhaps his most notable endeavor with them was when he went to the lost continent of Caprona.

History: Somewhere hidden behind the icy walls of the South Pacific, the lost sub-continent of Caprona stands tall. It is a lush, yet sometimes barren landscape of primitive plants, people, and animals. But its best attraction are the dinosaurs that mostly want to eat you.

Notable Kills: A pterosaur manages to carry away a caveman with only its teeth. That takes some real strength there.

Final Fate: Many creatures perish via gunfire most of the time, and frequent cataclysms do the rest. The only notable one we can think of is when the Scutosaurus gets impaled by a falling stalactite.

Powers/Abilities: None

Weakness: Anything conventional.

Scariness Factor: 3-Admittingly, most of the effects work can fall utterly flat, particularly with the pterosaurs and that one stegosaurus. The Scutosaurus also stands out for being oddly adorable, kind of like an obnoxious dog.

Trivia: -Scutosarus was an ancient Permian anapsid. Its name means "Shield Lizard".

-Caprona is a frequent location in the works of Edgar Rice Burroughs that these films are based on. Aside from dinosaurs, it also harbors animals like Mastodon and Megalania.

Image Gallery

You certainly won't forget about the swimming Tyrannosaurus we lied about.


Only to rise again for a sequal that...hey, no more sequels. How about that?

Someone must have given the Ceratosaurs weed.

Is this the crossover between Caprona and Tumak's perils? Nah.

Guess that sea creature finally learned to jump good.

One sided only if one forgets to have a steady aim.

Good luck carrying that entire thing to your mountain abode.

I think we may want to pay attention to the incoming collision coarse above.

Who's a good boy? You are!