"Oh, Fat Rats!" - Holly Marshall
Personality and Appearance[edit | edit source]
Holly is a smart, creative and energetic young girl. She has named much of the activity in the Land of the Lost and can be very resourceful when she needs it. She often works hard in the chores for her father even if her brother Will is often leading her off on adventures during which she is often trying to be a voice of reason. Due to her age, she is usually frightened at most problems, and she also has mild acrophobia (fear of heights). She and her brother fight sometimes, even over trivial matters as he is often teasing or mocking her, but when the problem gets tough, they are able to work together. She is often seen wearing a red-checkered shirt with brown pants. She also wears her blonde hair in a pair of braids.
Background[edit | edit source]
Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, Holly is the daughter of Rick Marshall and the sister of Will Marshall. Her mother is revealed as deceased, having died in an unknown accident. According to Rick, she looks like her mother. The family eventually moves to Wyoming where she tags along with her brother on an expedition in the American Southwest with their father. They were caught by rapids caused by an earthquake and washed through a dimensional gateway into the Land of the Lost for a series of adventures. She saved Will from the Sleestak God once and got a scar from it. Holly is very kind to the animals of the Land of the Lost, and can speak the Pakuni Language. She befriended Dopey and adopted him as a temporary pet. Her chores include cooking, cleaning, and watching the cave. She has been ridiculed about her cooking.
Holly has been scared about most of the problems that have come up, but she has mainly been strong about her decisions. She has been hit by most of the threats of the Land of the Lost, including being captured by the Sleestak, The Zarn and a mysterious Red Ring that drained the energy from the creatures that wore it. Holly has named almost all of the dinosaurs that the Marshalls come across.
Holly even once met a future version of herself named Rani. Rani is about ten years older than Holly and has the same scar on her lower arm that Holly had recently acquired, thus confirming her identity. This strongly suggests that she and her family eventually do get home, but since the future is always in flux, nothing can be assured.
2009 film[edit | edit source]
Holly Cantrell was research assistant who befriends Dr. Rick Marshall over his theories about controversial theories combining time warps and paleontology. She shows him a fossil with an imprint of a cigarette lighter which he recognizes as his own along with a crystal made into a necklace that gives off strong tachyon energy. She convinces him to finish his tachyon amplifier and come help her on a seemingly routine expedition to the cave where Holly found the fossil. The location results in them getting pulled into the Land of the Lost.
Notes and Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Holly's name is changed for the film from Holly Marshall to Holly Cantrell.
- Holly was originally going to turn up as a character in the 1991 version of the series in order to connect the two series, but when casting became impossible, the role was changed to a character named Christa.