In search of precious metals, Smith, with Will in tow, discovers a compact alien space craft. The Robinson party all come to look at it, peaking Smith's interest only after the robot reports its faster than light capabilities. Will, returning later to repair the damaged robot whom Smith ordered to approach the defended alien craft, succumbs to curiosity, gets trapped aboard, and blasts off on a faster-than-light galactic journey. The round-trip flight turns him into a super genius, leaving him intellectually with little in common with his family. Smith, hoping to become a super genius as well, takes a round-trip flight of his own, but the experience leaves him a wizened old man instead. After Will blasts off on a second flight to see if the ship's effects can be reversed, the scaly alien owner appears, angrily demanding the return of his stolen property while taking Smith hostage. Written by
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The Fish-Man is borrowed from Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea TV series. Season 2 episode 24 titled "The Menfish". See more
Near the beginning Will pulls Dr. Smith out of the cosmic dust quicksand and Smith's shirt and pants are covered with cosmic dust. The frame jumps and Smith is now knelling near the pit and his shirt and pants are perfectly clean. See more
Dr. Zachary Smith
Agility, like youth, is wasted on children.
Written by Stephen Foster
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