Lost in Space: Season 1, Episode 7

My Friend, Mr. Nobody (27 Oct. 1965)

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Penny strikes up a friendship with a deep voice in a deep cave.



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Will Robinson (as Billy Mumy)


Feeling lonely and alienated from her family, Penny finds solace in her friendship with Mr. Nobody, a voice that lives in a cave near a spring. Mr. Nobody is in fact a bodiless life force who becomes fiercely protective of his human friend. Trouble arises when Smith discovers that the jacks Mr. Nobody gave Penny as playthings are diamonds. Written by Mister-UHF

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27 October 1965 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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This contains the first occurrence of what will become Dr. Smith's most oft-spoken iconic line - "Oh, the pain, the pain." See more »


As Doctor Smith walks across a sandy area, you can clearly see that the sections that make up the background don't match and you can see the seams in it. See more »


Mr. Nobody: I'm going out to find them, Penny, whoever they are that did this, and I'm going to teach them a lesson.
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Just magic!
25 January 2008 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I won't give a plot outline for this episode of LIS. Watch it for yourself to experience one of the best episodes of the entire series and perhaps one of the finest hours of TV made in the US at the time. I saw this episode when it first aired on Australian TV in the mid 60s in glorious monochrome. It had a huge impact on me because it was the first time I think I ever contemplated the nature of the universe, of existence and life.

How could anyone not be hooked by this wonderful story with a simply superb score written by the then "Johnny" Williams. The final few minutes of this episode contain, perhaps, the finest music themes ever composed for a TV show, bar none. To this day the final scenes of "My Friend, Mr. Nobody" can move me to tears and they will for you too.

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