Saturday, April 2, 2011

Enik the Altrusian prosthetic head from Land of the Lost...

In 2009's movie remake of the 70's children's TV show, Land of the Lost, there is a race of antagonistic reptilian humanoids called 'Sleestaks'. In the film there is an intelligent, English-speaking, troublemaking Sleestak called 'Enik the Altrusian', who is the only Sleestak of his race who wears clothes.

Original Enik the Altrusian prosthetic head from Land of the Lost
Enik the Altrusian Land of the Lost headEnik the Altrusian Land of the Lost prosthetic maskEnik the Altrusian Land of the Lost prosthetic head
This fantastic prosthetic head on display at Universal Studios Hollywood on March 28, 2011, was created by Spectral Motion artists based on the original television series designs.

This Enik animatronic mask was worn by Canadian actor John Boylan.

Land of the Lost movie poster
Land of the Lost movie poster
As Enik is a more evolved creature than the rest of his species, his head is filled with animatronic motors to help express more emotion, like a furrowing brow, the ability to squint and intricately moving lips.

The movements were controlled by a dedicated puppeteer and the head itself weighed more than thirteen pounds.

Enik the Altrusian animatronic mask
Enik the Altrusian Land of the Lost maskProsthetic head Enik the AltrusianLand of the Lost prosthetic head
Enik the Altrusian Land of the Lost head
Enik the Altrusian's large four-inch diameter dome eyes are also coated with a special holographic reflective film to create a more membranous look.

If you're a fan, be sure to also check out another prosthetic Sleestak head from the Land of the Lost movie remake.

Land of the Lost movie poster
Land of the Lost poster

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