A small, crab-like robot heralds the arrival of a family of colonists from an alien race called the Taurons. John believes that they are peaceful settlers, but Smith insists that they are the vanguard of an invading army.

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A small, crab-like robot heralds the arrival of a family of colonists from an alien race called the Taurons. John believes that they are peaceful settlers, but Smith insists that they are the vanguard of an invading army.

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Though the aliens are a race of humanoid mutes, the closing credits list them with names - but only the alien man and woman are credited. See more »

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John calls the aliens "Taurons." Since the aliens are mute humanoids, and since no manner of word communication was ever established, either spoken or written, John coming up with this knowledge is inexplicable. See more »

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Dr. Zachary Smith: [lazing out for a suntan while Will and Don repair the chariot] You see, Will, even as a boy your age I was determined to be a scientist. Believe me, there is no worthier ambition. How gratifying it is to work for the betterment of Mankind, to strive for the unobtainable.
Maj. Don West: How about doing a little striving on this engine?
Dr. Zachary Smith: I am a scientist, not a menial mechanic.
Maj. Don West: You're a 4-star goldbrick, Smith.
Dr. Zachary Smith: Sticks and stones may break my bones, but YOUR words can never harm me.
Maj. Don West: [...]
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The Problems Of Outer Space Communication
11 February 2015 | by See all my reviews

An alien family visit the lost planet.

I wonderfully scripted/directed/scored hour of sci-fi about the problems of outer space communication. The climax is one of Lost In Space's finest moments.

The scene where Mr and Mrs Robinson have a private chat about the right or wrong thing do in this alien world is just as compelling as the end.

The late Don Matheson plays the alien Dad and he would return to Lost In Space in another episode (Revolt Of The Androids), he would also do a 4th season Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea episode and become a regular in Land Of The Giants.

With the exception of Smith being a bit of a pain at times, The Sky Is Falling is close to perfect.


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