Updated: July 26, 2022
LOST IN SPACE COLLAGES #03
In the year 1997, Earth is suffering from massive overpopulation. Professor John Robinson, his wife Maureen, their children
(Judy, Penny and Will) and Major Don West are selected to go to the third planet in the Alpha Centauri star system to
establish a colony so that other Earth people can settle there. They are to go there on a ship christened the Jupiter-2.
However, Doctor Zachary Smith, an agent for an enemy government, is sent to sabotage the mission. He is successful in
reprogramming the ship's robot, but in the process becomes trapped on the ship, and because of his excess weight, the ship
and all on board become hopelessly lost and it now becomes a fight for survival as the crew tries to find their way back
Unearthly perils face our planetary family. Starring June Lockhart and Guy Williams, in color. (season two)
June Lockhart had the biggest parking space on the "20th Century-Fox" lot because she would often drive her favorite vehicle
to work a 1923 fire engine.
The Robot is mounted on tracks. Yet in close-ups when it moves with a normal walking action and it is possible to see the actors
legs move in the lower parts of the suit.
Robot: Danger, Will Robinson! Danger!
A pilot episode was filmed that did not include either Robot or Dr. Smith! This film was not broadcast in 1965 but was shown on
TV and released to video in the 1990s.
One of the best Sci-Fi shows ever! There are a lot of people who gripe about how the show set out to be dead serious and later
became corrupted by the "camp craze" that started with the Batman show. But I like this series from beginning to end, with my
only regret being that the show didn't get properly wrapped up at the end.
I like this show because you could see the love Will Robison felt for his father and unlike the dysfunctional television families
of today, John Robison had great love for his son; and the bond between John and Maureen was also unshakable. This was a warm and caring family, and I liked that more then some of the silly plots.
That's not to say that I didn't like the plots: often they were silly and made me laugh probably when they were trying to be
serious, and made more so by the limited budgets and special effects of the '60s. But if you made the same show today, using the
most expensive CGI effects, the new show would not have the same warmth and charm, and it would die within a season. It's so sad
that writers today don't know anything about what a family should be. Look at the recent movie; see how the producer's '90s view
had a troubled Will Robinson, and a self-centered Penny, along with a soulless John Robinson who had all the charm of a brick.
I am glad that Lost in Space is on DVD as well as video and that people can see a great classic television show. So what, there
were giant talking carrots! It was one of several funny episodes that I wouldn't miss it for anything in the world. There were
some that stank, too, and I wouldn't miss those either. It was overall, a great series. And without Lost in Space, there would
not have been a Star Trek. People forget that, too.
I give my respects to the late, great, Jonathan Harris. Doctor Smith, I'll miss you...