Lost in Space: Season 3, Episode 20

Fugitives in Space (31 Jan. 1968)

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Don and Doctor Smith are sent to an intergalactic prison after coming across an escapee.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Prof. John Robinson (credit only)
Maureen Robinson (credit only)
Judy Robinson (credit only)
Will Robinson (as Billy Mumy)
Tol Avery ...
Charles Horvath ...
Guard #1


Don and Doctor Smith are sent to an intergalactic prison after coming across an escapee.

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31 January 1968 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The ape-like prosthetic makeup used for Michael Conrad (as the alien "Creech" in this episode) was created by famous Academy Award winning Hollywood makeup artist John Chambers (Planet of the Apes, Star Trek, The Munsters). The latex mask used for "Creech" was an early prototype of what would later be used throughout the "Planet of the Apes" franchise (1968-1975). See more »


After Creech, Major West and Dr Smith pass through the mine field, Creech hits Major West over the head with a boulder and knocks him out. The position of Major West's left arm & left leg changes between camera shots. See more »

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One of the Top 10 Lost in Space episodes you must watch before you die
24 September 2015 | by (New Hampshire) – See all my reviews

How can anyone with any sense of nostalgia, adventure and humor give this episode less than 10 stars... There are only a handful of "Lost in Space" episodes that have continued to maintain their entertainment value over the last 50 YEARS, and this is certainly one of them. The chemistry between Jon Harris (Dr. Smith), Mark Goddard (Maj. West) and "Creech" (played by guest star Michael Conrad of "Hill Street Blues" fame) is sheer magic. The story encroaches on Greek tragedy (i.e. mistaken identity, wrongful judgment, unnecessary suffering - and comic relief, of course). At times - and I almost hate to make the comparison

  • but this episode almost plays out life a Three Stooges 2-reeler with

Creech being Moe, Dr. Smith being Curly, and Maj. West being a cross between Larry and Shemp. I really love this episode - I thoroughly enjoy it and belly-laugh every time I watch it. Made at a time in the mid-to-late '60's when "Batman" was still high in the ratings, Irwin Allen caved in and added in a lot of similar silliness to the 2nd and 3rd seasons of "Lost in Space". "Fugitives in Space" is one of the top 10 LIS episode you need to watch if faced with the daunting opportunity (or task, like me) of having to view all three seasons on DVD. Historically, "Fugitives in Space" is especially interesting because it was Academy Award winning makeup artist John Chambers first experimentation with facial latex masks, which he went onto perfect later in 1968 with "The Planet of the Apes" and Mr. Spock of "Star Trek fame.

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