Updated: July 30, 2021
ORIGINAL JUPITER-2 CAST PAINTING (R.T. LEMRY)
Original, vintage painting based on the 1960's television series "Lost in Space."
Acrylic on stretched canvas.
Fairly large size, 20" x 24"
Signed at the lower-right, "R. T. Lemry"
Undated, circa second half of the 20th century.
The painting depicts a scene from the beginning of the TV series ( 1965 ).
The view is the interior of the United States spaceship "Jupiter-2" a futuristic saucer
shaped spacecraft, in the year 1997. The mission takes a single family, the Robinsons, on
a five and a half year journey to an Earth like planet orbiting the star Alpha Centauri.
The painting shows members of the Robinson family and U.S. Space Corps Major Donald West,
cryogenically frozen in their suspended animation tubes, unaware that the nefarious
Dr. Zachary Smith has hidden aboard the vessel and is awake.
At the right, above the multi colored controls, is a view screen showing meteors hurtling
towards the ship. As the Robinsons and Major West sleep, the "Jupiter-2 " is in space and
flying at incredible speed toward its far away destination, but the evil Dr. Smith is at
the controls and is sabotaging the spaceship! But Dr. Smith's wicked plan goes awry, and
he becomes trapped on the ship which is now severely off-course.
The expedition is hopelessly lost in the infinite depths of outer space. The Robot Model B-9
( also known simply as "the Robot") is in the foreground of the painting one of the most
famous robots in science fiction. The Robot's major role was usually to protect the youngest
member of the crew in dangerous situations. It frequently employed catchphrases such as "It
does not compute" and "Danger, Will Robinson!"