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>
Although the Robinsons take off in the Jupiter II, they take flight in the Gemini XII in the pilot episode Lost in Space: No Place to Hide (1965) (the name change meant that the original pilot could never be aired). See more »
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 »
This cult classic will always remain a world show! With its exceptional Sets & Vehicles!-The Jupiter II , Chariot & Space Pod. Lines said like "You Traitor!" will always remain fun for the globe to enjoy -said by the nefarious , Loveable villain Dr. Zachary Smith. I would strongly recommend buying a 3rd season episode -watch it and see if you like it. I wish there was a TV show like "LIS" around today. It means alot to many people around the world
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