Lost in Space: Season 2, Episode 7

The Android Machine (26 Oct. 1966)

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Doctor Smith creates an android that they teach to be more human. A humanoid shows up looking for payment for the android.

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A fun episode with wonderful lines from Dr. Smith
17 June 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This episode is a showcase of great lines from Dr. Smith! In the best of the episodes that Dee Hartford was a guest star in, she plays an android named Verda, who is accidentally ordered by Dr. Smith when he plays around with what he calls an Intergalactic Mail Order Machine.

A wonderful collection of funny lines an sight-gags are entwined with an interesting Verda, who wins over the Robinsons quickly. Unlike other episodes, she really is a good android who even tutors Will and Penny, teaching them about the history of the universe.

Dr. Smith gets increasingly jealous, fearing that the Robinsons prefer her to Dr. Smith and, with limited fuel available, might take her and leave him behind when they mine enough fuel to take off from their planet. He concocts plans to get rid of Verda, which of course backfire on him.

There are 3 hilarious scenes in this episode. The first involves Verda giving Dr. Smith a foot-bath that she, distracted by fauna she is curious about, makes his foot-bath alternately too hot and way too cold! A second involves Verda solving a problem Dr. Smith had been having with a plumbing design of his whereby he was trying to extract water from solid rock. In fixing the problem, she accidentally causes water to pour into one of Dr. Smith's boots. A third is where Dr. Smith, playing again with the mail order machine, accidentally orders a pirate suit that the machine automatically puts on him. The problem is that he cannot remove it and it irritates him even more when the robot cannot figure out how to use the machine to get his original clothes back. "I refuse to be stuck in the molting costume forever!" he quips.

Dr. Smith's woes become even greater when he attempts to summon help from the machine and Mr. Zumdish, a manager, appears. He returns Dr. Smith's original clothes, but he also demands payment for Verda and threatens to punish Dr. Smith for ordering without intending to pay.

The episode is full of solid comic banter involving Dr. Smith, Verda, and the robot. It's an entertaining, enjoyable story!


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