Jonathan Harris (as Dr Smith) and The Robot went Down Under in 1994 to do a theatre show in Sydney. It was fun and I even spoke to Harris! But Harris knew he was now too old to get dressed up in his old space clothing, he did the show in normal but smart clothing. So why did he make a fool of himself a few years later, in Lost In Space Forever, by dressing up in his third season LIS space cloths? Will Robinson looks just as silly here.
The answer is that in 1997 the LIS feature film was produced (released in 1998) and Harris was left out of the movie. This upset him, so the old guy decided to show those modern film makers how to do things. Harris said to hell with it, and he did his Dr Smith thing regardless of how silly it might and does look.
Yes, some people like LIS for the silly stuff, so I guess that is why this 1998 show appeals to some, but for me LIS was best in year one, before it went into colour and trash. If you have not seen LIS for decades, don't watch this, get the opening B&W season (and "Blast Off Into Space") on DVD instead, that was the best of LIS!
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