“Danger, Will Robinson” and “That does not compute” will forever be associated with the 1960’s sci-fi TV show “Lost in Space
,” created and produced by Irwin Allen
. With their home away from home aboard the Jupiter 2, the Robinson family left Earth on October 16, 1997 on a five-and-a-half-year journey to a planet orbiting the nearest star. In the show, the family was made up of Professor John Robinson, his biochemist wife, Maureen, their children, Judy, Penny, and Will. Also on board was U.S. Space Corps Major and pilot Donald West, who is trained to fly and land the ship. But Dr. Smith, a spy, sabotages the Jupiter 2, reprograms the Robot, but is inadvertently stuck on board and the ship is thrown of course. Thus the premise of the show.
“Lost in Space” ran for three seasons from 1965 to 1968 on CBS
, just about the same time “Star Trek
” was on the air over on NBC