Lost in Oz
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|Lost in Oz|
File:Lost in Oz TV.jpg|
Bootleg DVD cover
L. Frank Baum
|Directed by||Mick Garris|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||1|
|Running time||48 minutes|
The series was planned to start September 1, 2002, but never did. The pilot was made, but not released to television. After pilot was filmed, a significant amount of time passed before the decision was made to film a second episode. However, by then lead actress Melissa George's contract had lapsed and, as she had just moved to America, she didn't want to move back to her homeland of Australia to shoot it. Ultimately, a second episode was never shot and the show was never picked up.
The unreleased pilot for "Lost in Oz" featured the adventures of Alexandra Wilder (Melissa George), a young woman preparing for her upcoming wedding, which she's having second thoughts about, after a cyclone hurls her into the Land of Oz one hundred years after Dorothy Gale had arrived. Alexandra meets World War II pilot Caleb Jansen whose callsign is "Scarecrow" (Colin Egglesfield), and is given the task of rescuing Princess Ozma from the new Wicked Witch of the West, Loriellidere (Mia Sara). They are joined by Serena, the Patchwork Girl (Sandra Allen), who guides them to Loriellidere's labyrinth. In the labyrinth, they find Ozma with Loriellidere, who attempts to kill them, but is held at gunpoint by Caleb, when Alexandra realizes that if the witch dies, she will take her place. Instead, Alexandra uses a gift from Bellardrie (Lynn Whitfield), the Good Witch of the South, to defeat the witch: a glass bottle containing a cyclone. Unfortunately, the cyclone was to be used to return Alex to Kansas. She and Caleb are lost in Oz, Alex possessing some of the Witch's magic, and hoping for a chance to return home.
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