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

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 Prof. John Robinson / ... (84 episodes, 1965-1968)
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 Maureen Robinson (84 episodes, 1965-1968)
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 Maj. Don West / ... (84 episodes, 1965-1968)
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 Judy Robinson / ... (84 episodes, 1965-1968)
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 Will Robinson (84 episodes, 1965-1968)
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 The Robot / ... (84 episodes, 1965-1968)
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 Dr. Zachary Smith / ... (83 episodes, 1965-1968)
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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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Irwin Allen pitched his idea for the series to CBS programmer James Aubrey, who immediately snapped up the idea. A couple of weeks later Gene Roddenberry pitched his idea for Star Trek (1966) to Aubrey, who turned him down as he felt that "Lost in Space" was the more commercial of the two. See more »

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In both the pilot, S0E0, and the first show, S0E1, the spacecraft is shown going through an asteroid field, with the rocks bouncing off the craft and flying away aft of the ship. Newtonian mechanics would have the rocks flying off in the direction they were redirected after the hit, not falling off to the rear of the ship. This indicates that the model of the ship was placed in a vertical mount and the rocks were dropped onto the model in a gravity field. See more »

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[repeated line]
Maureen Robinson: Oh, John, you can't! It's much too dangerous.
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Spoofed in Loaded Weapon 1 (1993) 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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