The brilliant Professor John Robinson was selected to execute an elite and dangerous mission, traveling to the third planet in
the Alpha Centauri system to establish a new colony of humans with his family. It is the year 1997, and the Earth has become
terribly overpopulated, with the only hope of survival to expand into the universe. Unfortunately, the family was waylaid by
the evil Dr. Zachary Smith, who stowed away on the ship and whose added weight throws the Robinsons off-course. Now they are
left to their own devices as they try to find their way home, encountering all manner of space creatures along the way. A
product of America's fascination with the "space race" that shaped the national consciousness in the 1960s, the sitcom is part
drama, part comedy, and all nostalgia.