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
Did You Know?
Penny Robinson (Angela Cartwright) does not appear in this episode except in the trailer for next week's adventure. Even when the family sits down to dinner, she is missing without explanation. Essentially, she is completely absent from the War of the Robots story as if she fell out of existence. See more
When the robot finds Will after Will escapes the robotoid, one can just barely catch sight of the dark, below-the-knee pant leg of operator Bob May in the bottom portion of the robot. See more
My efforts have been successful. The Earthlings are harmless.
We shall leave immediately to get them.
I will send out a homing signal which will lead you to the planet.
That is very good. We will need the homing signal to find you and the planet.
References Forbidden Planet