The adventure continues with the complete third season of fantasy and excitement in The Lost World where intrepid explorers fight for survival and discover a wondrous land never before seen by human eyes. Dinosaurs, man-be... more »asts and other startling creations make for hours of thrills in this action-packed television series taken from the pages of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Episodes include: Out of the Blue, The Travelers, Eye for an Eye, True Spirit, The Knife, Fire in the Sky, Dead Man's Hill, Hollow Victory, The Witch's Calling, Brothers in Arms, Ice Age, The End Game, Phantoms, The Secret, Finn, Suspicion, The Imposters, The Elixir, Trapestry, Legacy, Trapped, Heart of the Storm.« less
"It's easy for Arthur Conan Doyle purists to find fault with the Australian-produced "Lost World" television series, but for sheer escapism, this enjoyable series had a lot to offer fans; better-than-average CGI dinosaur effects, a wonderful, attractive cast who could actually act, storylines that were always entertaining, if frequently derivative, and, best of all, the glorious, lush Australian landscape, substituting for an uncharted plateau in South America.
The series was an extremely expensive one to produce, requiring a large group of investors (including New Line) to finance it, and by the third season, further difficulties arose, most notably the Australian work laws, which forced American actress Jennifer O'Dell (the gloriously sexy Veronica), and Canadian actor David Orth (American journalist Ned Malone) to severely limit their appearances. While losing two leads could have been disasterous, the series actually became more interesting, with the long-smouldering romance between daredevil Lord John Roxton (Will Snow) and gorgeous 'Woman with a Past' Marguerite Krux (Rachel Blakely) finally igniting, and the introduction of a young refugee from the future, Finn (Lara Cox), providing a sarcastic foil to team leader George Challenger (Peter McCauley). With the easy comraderie developed over the show's run, and the improved writing a frequently smaller cast provided, Season Three of "The Lost World" was a continuing pleasure.
Sadly, after producing the "Cliffhanger to end ALL Cliffhangers" as the season finale, funding ran out, and "The Lost World" was not picked up for a fourth season. While the series has a large, very loyal fan base, and the entire cast have expressed a willingness to return to their roles, frequent attempts to revive it, at least as a 'Made-for-TV' movie, have failed, and it appears unlikely that the fate of Professor Challenger's band of adventurers will ever be resolved.
If you are a fan (like me), Season 3 will complete a cherished collection; if you have never seen "The Lost World", buying this collection will provide you with some of the most exciting, romantic episodes of a truly remarkable fantasy series, and will certainly whet your appetite for the first two seasons, which are available on DVD, as well!
What an adventure you have in store for you!"
An opinion from northern CA
Benjamin J Burgraff | 10/13/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is an excellent series popular with viewers of all ages, varied backgrounds, and all over the world. Loyal fans have been waiting a long time for these DVDs. If you like strong characterization, attractive characters, great action and adventure, this is a good fit for you. A convention was recently held for the show, and fans were privileged to meet three of the actors and two of the writers--wonderful people. The show is NOT officially cancelled, by the way, as of this date. The term is "delayed," as there are people working to bring it back to television."
A great DVD to add to your Collection: The Lost World
Tyler | WI, USA | 10/12/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have been watching this show for a year now and have seen them all and love it. The dvd is going to be something you'll want to get if you love dinosaurs, babes, and guns. with the whole first series here you'll get lots of everything. The show about explorers stuck in a world of dinosaurs and supernatural forces started in 1999 and has yet to be canceled. it is currently in a wierd hiatus..but could still come back. Get this dvd right away!"
Raves about The Lost World
cap1021 | Minnetonka, MN USA | 10/13/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is the series that could(it's in a delayed mode and not cancelled). The episodes are a combination of fiction/fantasy -- old fashioned adventures and singular fun. Did I mention great acting, too. The second Annual Convention with guest stars David Orth(Ned Malone), Jennifer O'Dell(Veronica Layton) and William Snow(Lord John Roxton) just took place(and the Creative Consultants to the Show Judy and Gar Reeves-Stevens)also were in attendance. What a following this show has and it gets bigger each week. The word is out...this is Drama...this is Grand Entertainment...this is afterall "The Lost World"..."
C. A. Luster | Burke, VA USA | 10/28/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Even though this is the end of the series, it was still a delightful year. The series ran from 1999-2002. It is a pity it did not continue since I believe they have more people watching it now than when it originally aired. The stories sometimes seem a little far fetched with aliens and a woman from the future, but it won't disappoint you. Fans of the first two seasons will definitely want to get this third season. Unfortunately two of the characters, Veronica and Ned, are not seen as much this season since the Australian government imposed higher taxes since they were not Australian actors. Lord John Roxton and Marguerite Krux mainly carry the show in this third season, but they are excellent and the rest of the support cast and guest stars are great. Once again the 22 episodes on 6 slender cased discs are well worth owning. Besides with the cliffhanger at the end of the second season who can wait. I pre-ordered mine here at Amazon again since they have it for the best price. I highly recommend the entire series for the whole family. I loaned my first two seasons to my mom that is in her seventies and my nephew that is twelve and they both loved it. This series has something that will appeal to all ages."