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VALLEY OF THE DINOSAURS
Episode Studies
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This is PopApostle's home for studies of the TV episodes, comic books, and children's books of the 1974 Saturday morning animated series Valley of the Dinosaurs. I will be presenting my studies relating to each, such as commentary on the science described, sound bits of memorable dialog, screen grabs and my own musings. I'll be presenting them in my estimation of the chronological order each story takes place.

 
Valley of the Dinosaurs: Arrival Valley of the Dinosaurs: Forbidden Fruit Valley of the Dinosaurs: A Visit to the Produce Section Valley of the Dinosaurs: Strange Marauders Valley of the Dinosaurs: Smoke Screen
"Arrival" "Fobidden Fruit" A Visit to the Produce Section "Strange Marauders" "Smoke Screen"
Opening titles of TV series Episode 1 Valley of the Dinosaurs Book Valley of the Dinosaurs #2 (Charlton) Episode 2
Deep in the heart of the Amazon, the Butler family finds itself flung into a world that time forgot. Greg causes a chain reaction of problems when he takes a bushel of arok fruit forbidden by the cave dwellers. An earthquake leaves Greg and Tana stranded on the wrong side of the river. What manner of creature is stealing supper from Gorok's family and the Butlers? A race of primitive ape-men attack the cave-dwellers.
         
Valley of the Dinosaurs: Fight the Angry Mountain Valley of the Dinosaurs: The Challenge of Mata-Zin Valley of the Dinosaurs: Katie's Challenge Valley of the Dinosaurs: What Goes Up Valley of the Dinosaurs: The Blind Ones
"Fight the Angry Mountain" "The Challenge of Mata-Zin" "Katie's Challenge" "What Goes Up" "The Blind Ones"
Valley of the Dinosaurs #1 (Charlton) Valley of the Dinosaurs #3 (Charlton) Valley of the Dinosaurs #3 (Charlton) Episode 3 Valley of the Dinosaurs #1 (Charlton)
A volcanic flow threatens
the village.
John Butler runs afoul of the local godfather, Mata-Zin. While her father lays dying from a poison dart, Katie must undertake a hazardous mission to find the antidote. Giant army ants threaten
the village.
Katie, Digger, and Glump run into trouble after seeking shelter in a cave from a sudden jungle downpour.
         
Valley of the Dinosaurs: A Turned Turtle Valley of the Dinosaurs: Legend of Bigfoot Valley of the Dinosaurs: The Volcano Valley of the Dinosaurs: The Jade Skull Valley of the Dinosaurs: The Children of Zutra
"A Turned Turtle" "Legend of Bigfoot" "The Volcano" "The Jade Skull" "The Children of Zutra"
Episode 4 Valley of the Dinosaurs #1 (Charlton) Episode 5 Valley of the Dinosaurs #2 (Charlton) Valley of the Dinosaurs #4 (Charlton)
The Butlers search for a way out of the valley known by a local hermit. Tana is kidnapped by a "missing link" type of anthropoid. The irritable mountain known as Magog wakes up for real this time, spewing molten rock. A jade skull that represents peace between two warring tribes is stolen. The Butlers think they've found a way out of the Valley of the Dinosaurs.
         
Valley of the Dinosaurs: Pteranodon Valley of the Dinosaurs: Rogue Rex Valley of the Dinosaurs: Saber-Tooth Kids Valley of the Dinosaurs: Rainfire Valley of the Dinosaurs: After Shock
"Pteranodon" "Rogue Rex" "Saber-Tooth Kids" "Rainfire" "After Shock"
Episode 6 Valley of the Dinosaurs #4 (Charlton) Episode 7 Valley of the Dinosaurs #5 (Charlton) Episode 8
When Kim comes down with an ailment, the combined Butler and Gorok families race to find the ingredients for the cure. The aging T. rex known as Godon is forced to hunt the deadliest game...humans! An accident causes Glump to get lost and the kids go in search of him. Greg errs in entering the smoldering land of the "rainfire". An earthquake strikes the valley, bringing unforeseen consequences.
         
Valley of the Dinosaurs: Return of the Exile Valley of the Dinosaurs: Top Cave, Please Valley of the Dinosaurs: Lord of the Reptiles Valley of the Dinosaurs: S.O.S. Valley of the Dinosaurs: Creatures
"Return of the Exile" "Top Cave, Please" "Lord of the Reptiles" "S.O.S." "Creatures"
Valley of the Dinosaurs #5 (Charlton) Episode 9 Valley of the Dinosaurs #6 (Charlton) Episode 10 Valley of the Dinosaurs #6 (Charlton)
A former trouble-maker in the tribe returns. Lok is blamed when the village's mascot and bringer-of-luck stegosaur escapes its captivity. Greg and Katie encounter a tribal ruler who commands several ankylosaurids. When a plane flies over the Valley of the Dinosaurs, the Butlers anticipate their chance for rescue has arrived. Greg and Tana find a strange pair of baby mammals in the jungle.
         
Valley of the Dinosaurs: Fire Valley of the Dinosaurs: The Shining Dream Valley of the Dinosaurs: Rain of Meteors Valley of the Dinosaurs: Escape from Danger Valley of the Dinosaurs: To Fly a Kite
"Fire" "The Shining Dream" "Rain of Meteors" "Escape from Danger" "To Fly a Kite"
Episode 11 Valley of the Dinosaurs #6 (Charlton) Episode 12 Give-A-Show Projector slides Episode 13
A huge fire threatens the cave dwellers and some nomads take advantage of the chaos. A tornado propels Lok to a wonderful, shining realm. The village must contend with simultaneous incursions of their enemy the Sky People and a pack of allosaurs. The clan must escape from an erupting volcano. The Butlers rediscover their lost first aid kit from the rubber raft.
         
Valley of the Dinosaurs: Welcome to Death Island Valley of the Dinosaurs: Test Flight Valley of the Dinosaurs: The Beasts from Snow Mountain Valley of the Dinosaurs: The Big Toothache Valley of the Dinosaurs: Captured by the Cliff Men
"Welcome to Death Island" "Test Flight" "The Beasts from Snow Mountain" "The Big Toothache" "Captured by the Clff Men"
Valley of the Dinosaurs #7 (Charlton) Episode 14 Valley of the Dinosaurs #7 (Charlton) Episode 15 Valley of the Dinosaurs #7 (Charlton)
Katie falls victim to an island full of Amazon women. John builds a full-size glider in an attempt to find a way out of the valley. Our heroes face peril from a Neanderthal assault and a terrible giant bird. A saber-toothed cat emerges from the mountains, frightening off the usual animals of the valley depended upon by the cave dwellers. Katie is captured by one of the cliff dwelling tribe.
         
Valley of the Dinosaurs: Torch Valley of the Dinosaurs: The Temple of Nepa-Talu Valley of the Dinosaurs: Secret of Nepa-Talu Valley of the Dinosaurs: The Cave of Death Valley of the Dinosaurs: The Incredible Mud Demon
"Torch" "The Temple of Nepa-Talu" "Secret of Nepa-Talu" "The Cave of Death" "The Incredible Mud Demon"
Episode 16 Valley of the Dinosaurs #8 (Charlton) Valley of the Dinosaurs #8 (Charlton) Valley of the Dinosaurs #8 (Charlton) Valley of the Dinosaurs #9 (Charlton)
While the Butlers are building a natural gas rig for a signal torch, the village is staked out by marauding thieves. The Butlers build a new hot-air balloon. John and Lok receive some unexpected help in their effort to rescue Katie and Greg. Greg and Digger go missing near the dark and ominous Cave of Death. An earthquake releases a terrifying creature.
         
Valley of the Dinosaurs: The Great Stone Robbery Valley of the Dinosaurs: Bride Battle Valley of the Dinosaurs: Man's Worst Friend Valley of the Dinosaurs: The Tribe That Ate Monsters Valley of the Dinosaurs: Duel With the Dragon Men
"The Great Stone Robbery" "Bride Battle" "Man's Worst Friend" "The Tribe That Ate Monsters" "Duel With the Dragon Men"
Valley of the Dinosaurs #9 (Charlton) Valley of the Dinosaurs #9 (Charlton) Valley of the Dinosaurs #10 (Charlton) Valley of the Dinosaurs #10 (Charlton) Valley of the Dinosaurs #10 (Charlton)
Another tribe in the valley accuses Greg of stealing a sacred stone from their temple. A young man from a rival tribe has his eyes set on Katie as his mate. An adult stegosaurid enters the Butlers' lives. A primitive, hominid tribe of nomads that hunts carnivorous dinosaurs intrudes on the cave dwellers' land. While collecting fruit, Greg, Kim, and Gara are accosted by the Dragon Men tribe.
         
Valley of the Dinosaurs: The Attack of the Apemen Valley of the Dinosaurs: Trapped by a Tyrannosaurus      
"The Attack of the Apemen" "Trapped by a Tyrannosaurus"      
Valley of the Dinosaurs #11 (Charlton) Valley of the Dinosaurs #11 (Charlton)      
Katie is kidnapped and enslaved by a primitive nomadic tribe. What better way to escape a Tyrannosaurus rex than to get it to fight with an Allosaurus?