Lost in Space: Season 2, Episode 9

The Thief from Outer Space (9 Nov. 1966)

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Will, Penny and Dr. Smith get involved with a thief that is searching for a princess.



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Will Robinson (as Billy Mumy)


Will, Penny and Dr. Smith get involved with a thief that is searching for a princess.

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9 November 1966 (USA)  »

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The Thief from Outer Space
26 December 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Will Robinson meets the "greatest thief in outer space" and befriends him. The thief (Malachi Throne, really getting into the part, basically an Ali Baba clone)lives on an asteroid and has lots of treasure but desires a long lost princess, believing she is on the planet the Robinsons currently reside. So Will will attempt to help the thief find her. That's essentially it except at one point Ali Baba's asteroid becomes crowded (first Will mistakenly gets in Ali's "sedan chair", an "interdimensional transport vehicle" that takes someone back and forth from asteroid to planet, and before long Penny and Dr. Smith also travel to the asteroid) before Smith is able to get assistance from the thief's mistreated giant manservant (played by Lurch himself, Ted Cassidy) in possibly destroying him. This episode is strictly for kids of that era in the 60s, definitely only for those adults who celebrate camp. Seeing Dr. Smith roped to a table and underneath a pendulum, frightened and begging Ali Baba to be released, is delightful to me, I must admit. Throne, to his credit, has great energy in his part, but seeing an Ali Baba clone, complete with the royal costume, headdress, and sword is rather groan-inducing considering he's on an alien world in the future—again, it's party pooper me raining on the parade of those involved in this show's reasoning behind such hokum, wanting to appeal to the kiddies, but science fiction fans will find this cringe-worthy, I imagine. There's even a genie in a bottle scene where Ali gets what he searches for, and then some, that I must admit is rather inspired and funny, but still, this is supposed to be a science fiction series that loses its way and becomes mere child's fantasy, much to the detriment of the adult cast members. Guy Williams once again gets to summon Zorro as he has a nice sword fight with Throne. Real sci-fi fans should avoid at all costs.

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