THE 1ST LAND OF THE LOST EPISODE ONLINE

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Watch the exciting first episode of this classic science fiction series on the “Retro TV” channel in Galaxy TV!

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WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., Jun 22, 2000 (ENTERTAINMENT WIRE) — For some science-fiction buffs, “Land of the Lost” is little more than a dim and distant recollection of an early-1970s Saturday-morning TV show.

For others, it’s a childhood highlight, with hours spent watching the hapless Marshall family fight off rampaging dinosaurs and dangerous lizard men (the Sleestaks). And for a select few, it’s such a powerful part of their past that the theme song (“Marshall, Will and Holly, on a routine expedition …”) is still ingrained in the recesses of their minds.

Now, GalaxyOnline.com — the world’s leading Internet supersite for science-fiction and science-fact information and entertainment — has “unearthed” this classic series.

Beginning Thursday, June 22, GalaxyOnline.com begins streaming this landmark program, which follows the adventures of Rick Marshall and his children, Will and Holly, who are plunged into a vortex filled with creatures from a strange, prehistoric world.

The first episode, titled “Cha-Ka,” will make its Internet debut in the “Retro TV” category of GalaxyOnline.com’s “Galaxy TV” section. Early in July, additional chapters will be added. Ultimately, the first two years of the series (30 episodes overall) will be available at the site.

“`Land of the Lost’ clearly demonstrates the unique programming opportunities for classic television properties,” noted John Eraklis, director of acquisitions for GalaxyOnline.com. “The series fits perfectly with our target audience, and will allow previous fans of the show an opportunity to discover it all over again, while allowing new generations to experience it for the first time.”

Produced by Sid and Marty Krofft (“H.R. Pufnstuf,” “Sigmund and the Sea Monsters”), this program is one of three titles by these well-known producers that GalaxyOnline.com will be streaming on the Internet in the near future. Other Sid and Marty Krofft programs set to air on the Web site include “Far Out Space Nuts” and “The Lost Saucer.”

“We are committed to bringing big-name projects to the world via the Internet,” declared Douglas E. Conway, president and chief executive officer of GalaxyOnline.com.

“Science-fiction programming is hotter than ever, and we will provide fans of the genre with what they want. GalaxyOnline.com will continue to make deals for previously aired shows that are favorites, as well as develop new programming that highlights the strengths of the Internet.”

GalaxyOnline.com is a division of Galaxy Online Inc., a Westlake Village-based company at the forefront of the Internet revolution. Utilizing broadband technology, Galaxy Online combines the best attributes of an online entertainment network and a “traditional” Internet supersite. GalaxyOnline.com provides consumers with entertainment, education, exploration, information, products and services on a one-to-one, on-demand basis.