Could the time-travelers of DC's Legends of Tomorrow be headed to a land...before time?
Okay, that was pretty awful. But we're sticking by it, because for the first time since the season premiere, it looks like the crew of the Waverider might be headed all the way back to dinosaur days.
Showrunner Marc Guggenheim, who reguarly posts the cover page of each script to Twitter when a new production begins, took to social media today to share a Legends cover sheet bearing the title "Land of the Lost."
Land of the Lost, of course, was a '70s TV series produced by Sid and Marty Krofft, which centered on a family who are trapped in an alternate universe inhabited by dinosaurs, a primate-type people called Pakuni, and devolved, aggressive humanoid/lizard creatures called Sleestak.
The series was revived in the '90s, and each time ran about 3 years. In the mid-2000s, Will Ferrell and Anna Friel starred in a film adaptation.
DC Comics stories, of course, feature plenty of alternate universes, dinosaurs, intelligent primates, and lizard people -- but it's likely safe to guess that "Land of the Lost" is teasing the dinos, since those are the most prominent element of the show.
One possibility is that the Legends won't be time-traveling at all in this episode but will find themselves on Dinosaur Island -- a kind of oasis outside time in the DC Universe where dinosaurs coexist with creatures from other eras. Superman paid a recent visit there in the comics.
The best-known modern Dinosaur Island story is Darwyn Cooke's New Frontier, which featured The Losers. Some audience members believe they've spotted props with ties to The Losers on board the Waverider.
DC's Legends of Tomorrow will return with new episodes the last week in January. Their usual Thursday 8 p.m. timeslot will be traded in for Tuesday nights at 9 p.m. ET/PT following The Flash.