Unfortunately, strange things are afoot there. Dragos (Sid Haig) has shown an interest in the mission, and worse, Heidi’s toy doll, Mimi seems to be alive.
But where is he, and what’s become of him? What was he working on before he disappeared, and what does Dragos want with him?
“Little Girl Lost” is actually a fairly interesting episode of Jason of Star Command, one that plays its cards close to the vest, presumably for a lot of reveals in the next episode, “Mimi.”
The special effects are again incredibly good for a 1970s Saturday morning adventure, and this week we get to see Jason and his friends go toe-to-toe with a giant, ape-like monster. It’s a man-in-a-suit, not a stop-motion creation (Think the 1976 King Kong), and yet it still looks pretty good. Mimi – the living, and apparently malevolent doll – is created through stop-motion animation, however, and she’s very creepy, even though at this point we don't know her motives.
Throughout the remainder of the episode, the miniature is seen landed on the surface without that pod, which accurately reflects the story. This was something that a contemporary, prime time series, Buck Rogers, didn’t always get right. If you watch Buck episodes closely, there are constant special effects mismatches with the miniatures, particularly with the Directorate starfighters (two seaters vs. single seaters). The Jason special effects are emblematic of a lot of love, and a tremendous attention to detail.