Land of the Lost
Season 1, Episode 14
Air date December 7, 1974
Written by Joyce Perry
Directed by Bob Lally
Episode Guide
Original Series, Season 1, Episode 13: "Follow that Dinosaur"
Original Series, Season 1, Episode 15: "Elsewhen"

Summary Edit

The Marshalls have to barter with the Pakuni in order to reverse a drought.


A drought has gone through the Land of the Lost. There recently had been much thunder and lightning, but no rain. Will and Holly believe that the drought has somehow negatively affected their father, who is making stone soup, consisting solely of water and a big stone. After going through the process.


Rick Marshall serves his children soup.

Will and Holly realize their father's actions were a morality play for their benefit. But reality is that the drought has negatively affected the creatures of the Land of the Lost. Usually docile Emily, the Brontosaurus goes on a rampage, and all the Dinosaurs have been ravaging all the food sources that the Pakuni generally harvest, which in turn has turned the Pakuni against the Marshalls.

Rick believes Will and Holly have discovered the reason for the drought, namely the Crystals which are missing from one of the Pylons, those pylons which control the weather. They find the crystals in the Pakuni's home.

Together they have to figure out how to get the crystals back and replace them in the pylon, all the while mending relations with the Pakuni. Rick figures that a communal pot of stone soup may be the answer to both their problems.