Personality and AppearanceEdit
Jefferson Davis Collie III is an old somewhat deranged Confederate artillery man who has been in the Land of the Lost for many decades.
Collie lived in the caves near where the river goes underground, obsessively mining the rich veins of light crystals there. His only companion is a cannon named "Sarah". With which Collie would drive away the occasional group of Sleestak attackers using home-made gunpowder; he once claimed that Sleestak "taste a whole lot like lobster, but then again, not like lobster, if you know what I mean." Otherwise, his diet seems to consist solely of fish and wild mushrooms.
The Marshalls encountered him when they attempted to ride the river out of the Land, and ended up traveling underground to avoid a waterfall. They helped him out in his mine with the promise of being led out of the caves, but when it seemed he wouldn't deliver on his promise, they had to resort to trickery to escape the caves. Ultimately, the Sleestak forced them from the caverns, and they returned to the Land of the Lost. Collie, however, returned to his cave rather than face the dinosaurs in the jungle outside.
Notes and TriviaEdit
- Apparently, Collie is turned to stone by Medusa, appearing in her garden during the third-season episode Medusa.
- The original script for Downstream called for him to have a rifle, but concerns over young viewers being inspired to play with firearms resulted in its substitution with a cannon.
- The stone statue in Medusa's garden only vaguely resembled Collie as he appeared in Downstream. The uniform was the same, but his beard was missing. Nevertheless, Holly was unsettled as she appeared to recognize him and his cannon.