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September 7 in Sci-Fi History: Lost and Land of the Lost

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Sep 7, 2017

We're going to go out on a limb and pitch some crossover TV shows based on some of the things that went down on this day in sci-fi history. First, today is the birthday of Michael Emerson, who was born in 1954 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Emerson played Benjamin Linus on Lost, and while we were super into his being on that island -- what if he went somewhere else with the word "Lost" in it? For today also gave us Land of the Lost. The Sid and Marty Krofft television show that was so super weird and lovely premiered on this day in 1974.

We're not done with this riff, because today also gave us Small Wonder, which premiered on this day in 1985.

The somewhat creepy "professor makes a little girl robot to live with his family" series ran for 96 episodes. And while we were sort of obsessed and freaked out by each passing storyline, we did think that a quick recast would improve it. May we suggest: Leslie Jones, who was born on this day in 1967.

Jones was born in Memphis, Tennessee, and had a career as a stand-up comedian before being cast on Saturday Night Live in 2013. If you haven’t seen her watch episodes of Game of Thrones with Seth Meyers, get on that. It's sort of the only recap you need now.

Tomorrow: Star Trek and Mighty Orbots.