Heat from an approaching comet nearly spells doom for Maureen and John who are stuck outside the ship after a rescue and repair operation. Afterwards, Will and Dr. Smith make a first-contact encounter with aliens when a gigantic and seemingly derelict spaceship pulls the Jupiter 2 inside itself. Written by
Did You Know?
Later, in Prisoners of Space, the encounter with the "bubble creatures" is replayed within a tribunal setting in which a bubble creature sits in judgment of the Robinsons. See more
Comets are balls of ice rather than balls of fire and intense heat. They only glow by reflected light from the nearest star. See more
Last week, John Robinson, father of the first family to attempt colonization of outer space, found himself helplessly adrift when his line snapped while trying to repair navigational equipment. It is now shortly thereafter, as Maureen Robinson desperately tries to reach her husband before he drifts further off into the trackless void of outer space.