September 1966 - September
ino Boy in the Lost Valley was
part of the half-hour show Space Ghost and Dino Boy.
One 6-minute segment of Dino Boy was sandwiched between two
Space Ghost stories each show.
In Dino Boy in the Lost Valley,
a young boy was forced to parachute from a disabled plane into a
mysterious, unexplored valley. The wonders and dangers of the
valley quickly revealed themselves when the youth was attacked
by a saber-toothed tiger. On the verge of becoming a meal, the
boy was rescued by a caveman named Ugh, and the two became fast
friends. Dino Boy and Ugh (who learned some broken English) were
soon joined by a faithful dinosaur companion they called Bronty.
Bronty could only communicate by making a *glurping* sound, but
there was a glimmer of comprehension in his eyes that wasn't
shared by his reptilian relatives in the valley where, along
with the dinosaurs, early mammals and various communities of
primitive men and odd, semi-civilized beings (found nowhere in
the history books) thrived.
may have presented hidden dangers at every turn, but that didn't
prevent a restless preteen like Dino Boy from doing enough
carefree exploring to keep Ugh on his toes. Dino Boy and even
Ugh routinely fell victim to being captured or otherwise put in
mortal danger and, with the help of Bronty, took turns rescuing
one another from harm. Always able to outwit or out-fight their
opponents, the two were able to return to their cave dwelling
after each harrowing adventure.