Once again, Dr. Smith's character flaws lead him into trouble. His avarice triggers a bejeweled crown, summoning an alien race from Andronica who ostensibly ask Will to be their king (since Will wears the crown when they arrive). Will declines and Dr. Smith thinks himself cleaver by cunningly veering their interest onto him instead, thereafter becoming into a royal pain (ready to behead Don for past grievances). Truth is, the crown is a baited hook seeking to latch onto the worst of all men. (Dr. Smith can't remove it from his own head till Will, pure of heart, lifts it off easily.) The Andronicans' interest has always been for Zachary alone. Their annual Festival of Sacrifice demands they find a most worthless man to crown as king, to be sacrificed for good luck and the betterment of all in the coming year. With the Robinsons bent on launching a rescue, the chief Andronican creates a Smith-duplicate, imbued with all the industrious and selfless qualities they admire (everything the ... Written by
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Dr. Zachary Smith
Daddy Zach - BAH!
from The Enemy Below (1957)
Composed by Leigh Harline See more