Costumed Characters? Wil Wheaton? Jerry Lawler?- and an Antarctic Portal to Dinosaur-Infested Tropics? Welcome to “The Land Unknown”-Tonight!

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Tonight on MeTV- witness the impossible- a tropical throwback to prehistoric times -in the Antarctic; plus- highlights from this year's C2E2 convention, super-Sven fan Wil Wheaton, WWE Hall of Famer Jerry "the King" Lawler- it's a fully-loaded Svengoolie show that travels to- "The Land Unknown"!

Our Navy never rests- if not busy protecting us, they can plan an expedition to the frigid waters of the Antarctic-not for defense purposes, but to investigate a strange phenomenon that's been reported- amidst the deep chill there appears to be an area of unusually warm temperatures! Commander Harold Roberts sets out with a crew of three- one being Maggie Hathaway, the obligatory blonde bombshell female investigative reporter, and, as their helicopter is flying towards the target area , they get  a dire warning about an approaching storm. They are attempting to fly around it when “something” strikes their helicopter’s rotor- and they are forced to find a place to land before they crash!

The landing space seems  to be impossible- actually below seas level- and , in the middle of  a steaming tropical jungle! Unable to make radio contact to insure their rescue,they must attempt to fix the copter- even without a spare part that is vital to the repairs. Things only get worse when they realize that, not only has the plant life not evolved (in fact, some of it appears to be less than vegan)- but neither has the animal population- as they see what may have struck their  aircraft, and then-encounter living dinosaurs! And- as they continue to search the area, they notice what appear to be -human footprints!

They attempt to escape the lost world, with its many perils- and find that a mysterious human inhabitant of the jungle may be the most dangerous creature they have to face! Can they escape- or will they be forced to survive, trapped by fate and multiple menaces?

This 1957 sci-fi film is best remembered for its dinosaurs- one in particular-and we’ll tell you about them, along with our cast ( watch for a still picture of Tarzan- we’re still not sure if it actually is our leading man Jock Mahoney!)- plus, you'll see some of the sights and special guests  we encountered at this year's C2E2 comics and entertainment convention in Chicago- including cosplaying convention goers, and visits with two celebrity Sven fans- one being "Star Trek: The Next Generation" cast member and "Big Bang Theory" guest star Wil Wheaton- and, the one and only wrestling legend, artist, and quick wit Jerry "the King" Lawler!

It all starts tonight on MeTV at 10 pm eastern/pacific, 9 central, or check your local listings (or at for time and channel in your neck of the woods.  In the Chicago area, viewers get a second look at  the classic "Creature from the Black Lagoon"  at 11 am on WCIU, the U.

We had a great chat with longtime pal Nick Digilio on WGN radio  late night this week- about everything we're involved in at the Flashback Weekend horror convention early next month. If you missed it- you can hear it right here:

We've been getting reports of Sven fans showing their t shirts at the San Diego Comic Con! Nice to know fans are spreading the word about us at the perfect meeting place for fans of the fantastic.

Meet up with us tonight and chill in the temperate prehistoric zone on MeTV!