Lost in Space (1965–1968)

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A space colony family struggles to survive when a spy/accidental stowaway throws their ship hopelessly off course.


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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »



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Series cast summary:
 Prof. John Robinson / ... (84 episodes, 1965-1968)
 Maureen Robinson (84 episodes, 1965-1968)
 Maj. Don West / ... (84 episodes, 1965-1968)
 Judy Robinson / ... (84 episodes, 1965-1968)
 Will Robinson (84 episodes, 1965-1968)
 Penny Robinson (84 episodes, 1965-1968)
 Dr. Zachary Smith / ... (83 episodes, 1965-1968)


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 home. Written by Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>

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Unearthly perils face our planetary family. Starring June Lockhart and Guy Williams. In color. (season two)


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15 September 1965 (USA)  »

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(83 episodes)

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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The Robinsons' robot was created by Robert Kinoshita, the same man who designed Robby the Robot for Forbidden Planet (1956). Indeed, Robbie the Robot makes a guest appearance in Lost in Space: War of the Robots (1966). See more »


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. See more »


Dr. Smith: [to Robot] You bubble-headed booby! You realize what you've done?
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: The Best of John Belushi (2005) See more »

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An excellent example of a neglected genre, namely...
15 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

SPACE FANTASY... STAR TREK certainly utilized elements of whimsy but not to this degree ...I think especially of an example such as the space circus episode,or the wonderful episode in which Dr. Smith turns slowly into a stalk of celery (an acting tour de force, by the way...)...Stunning use of archetypes such as the innocent young lad, the brave companion and the cowardly uncle...many have complained of the cardboard quality of the so called "main characters" of this series, but what an interesting use of them. The so called adult "stars" being only paper backdrops, intentionally made so, so as to throw into relief the richness of these archetypes and the genuinely mythic adventures in which they find themselves.The "special guest star" status of Jonathan Harris is one of the great ironic tricks of network television. A very underrated series.

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