CNN Center in Atlanta is exactly what is sounds like; inside the glass-and-steel exterior, you’ll find the headquarters of CNN, an Arby’s, the Cartoon Network store, and, for those who appreciate such things, the world’s longest free-standing escalator.

But this seemingly innocent place harbors a dark secret.  When the place opened, as a sports and entertainment complex called Omni, that monument to the escalatorial arts led not to a former news innovator now struggling to stay relevant, but to someplace altogether stranger.  A world of talking hats, and renegade sea monsters, and beater cars that transform into souped-up dune buggies with one toot of a magic horn.  A world where hearing “lunch” as “launch” could lead to interstellar hijinks, and a talking flute is a thing a kid can just have, that no one questions.

This, then, is The Lost World Of Sid & Marty Krofft…