A space knight is following the questing beast who Penny becomes friends with.



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A space knight is following the questing beast who Penny becomes friends with.

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11 January 1967 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)


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1.33 : 1
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The title refers to The Questing Beast, a monster from Arthurian legend, the subject of quests by knights. See more »


Dr. Smith: It's not the quarry that makes the hunt nor the goal the game.
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Referenced in Batman: How to Hatch a Dinosaur (1967) See more »

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24 September 2010 | by (North West England) – See all my reviews

An aged, yet child-like medieval knight and his bespectacled basset hound appear on the planet, complete with jousting gear and longsword. Although, I guess the producers couldn't quite stretch to getting a horse into the studio, so this would-be champion happens to joust solely on foot.

Even more preposterous is the "Questing beast", namely pink female "dragon" Gundemar with human sensibilities and who speaks with impeccable manners. Gundemar's sole purpose is to perpetuate this ongoing quest-like game, teleporting the knight around various parts of the galaxy for over forty years in pursuit of herself. Meanwhile, the knight remains in complete technological ignorance, putting down the whole interplanetary experience to unknown magical "enchantments".

There's a serious message in here somewhere about courtship, motivation, ageing, and having a purpose in life, but the episode is just so ludicrous it's difficult to care too much about any of that.

Slapstick abounds with an overly-zany, cartoonish musical accompaniment. The 'jousting' scenes are almost surreal in their absurdity. I usually quite enjoy a good-humoured touch of silliness that Lost in Space often provides, but this is just a little too much, even for me.

There is one good scene though between Will and Smith, back on the Jupiter 2, where Smith actually shows how much he cares about what Will thinks and tries to do the right thing for him, rather then just thinking about himself for a change. There's also another memorable scene where Smith in a moment of forced honesty, outright admits to Professor Robinson that he just told a blatant lie. So, it is worth watching for those brief scenes IMHO, but overall this episode is a total dud.

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