The castaways try to contact two astronauts in a space capsule orbiting over the island, but they fail. However, they may get a second chance when an unmanned capsule they are trying to make contact with lands on the island.
Did You Know?
Sherwood Schwartz the creator of Gilligan also created the show "It's About Time" which used this prop space capsule as a main stay of the storyline about astronauts going back to caveman times. See more
When the capsule pushes away from the shore because Gilligan was seated against it, the three men attempt to pull it back. Skipper throws away his drink, and when it hits the ground it breaks - with the sound of shattering glass. The 'cups' look like they have been made from bamboo, not ceramic or glass. See more