After the Robinsons repair a damaged robot, it first helps them and then plots to capture them.

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Will Robinson (as Billy Mumy)
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Will and the robot come upon a dead "robotoid." Will wants a crack at fixing it while the robot wants it left alone or destroyed. In fact, something quite strange is happening with the Robinson's robot: he's developing beyond his programming, becoming more than just machine. Thanks to Will's repairs, the robotoid comes to life, but while it quickly presents itself as a subservient boon to the Robinsons, it secretly softens them up for capture by its distant alien masters, who are on their way. Written by statmanjeff

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9 February 1966 (USA)  »

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The guest star was Robby the Robot from the movie Forbidden Planet (1956) and was used as a model for designing the "Lost in Space" robot. See more »

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When Will first finds the Robotoid and connects the loose wire, the positions of the Robotoid's arms change between shots. See more »

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The Robot: [to the lifeless robotoid] I am not fooled by your silence. You are aware. You have been aware ever since your fusion unit was refined two days ago. You can not hide from me like you do others. Do you wish to speak? Very well. Then I will do what I must.
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Featured in Star Kid (1997) See more »

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LIS Robot Steals The Hour From Forbidden Planet Robot
13 February 2015 | by See all my reviews

A new Robot appears on the scene but it is un-clear if he is good or evil.

Some good moments in this adventure but it was more enjoyed in my youth. As much as I love the Forbidden Planet Robot it is actually the regular LIS Robot that totally steals this hour: in this episode we discover how important he is to LIS. We also discover that he has an almost human side that makes us love him.

In coming episodes of LIS we would get to know and love the Robot even more but War Of The Robots is a key hour because this is the first true TOUCHING Robot episode.


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