Thursday, February 22, 2007

Goodbye, Stranger

Mark Evanier breaks the news that Walker Edmiston, who once performed as Enik of the Sleestak on the 1970s television sci-fi show The Land of the Lost has died after a long and varied career.

While I was not intimately knowledgeable of all of his work I was certainly aware of how much an impact he made on the LotL show. His performance as the xenophobic yet merciful time traveler who is likewise trapped along with the Marshall family in The Stranger, episode #6 of the first season, made quite an impression on me in regards to the series. To me, the tragic journey of Enik was much more interesting than that of the human family he occasionally bailed out of trouble in large part due to Edmiston's performance.

You can read Mark Evanier's report here.

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3 comments:

  1. I just had to write in when I saw the Lite Brite. I adored that toy when I was a kid. In fact, I think I wouldn't mind playing with that right now. Excuse me, I gotta go to the toy store.

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  2. I totally agree. Enik really gave lent the show and air of gravitas and pathos.

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  3. Rest in Peace Smart Sleestak...we hardly knew ye

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