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

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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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In several scenes with the robotoid, the theremin-tinged music heard is from Bernard Herrmann's score for The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951), specifically those scenes featuring Gort, another robot. See more »

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After Don's line "[now we need to] find the alien robot," Messrs. Williams' and Hansen's marks (sticks placed on the floor) are not only visible, they're perfectly parallel to each another. See more »

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The Robot: Do you need any help, Dr. Smith?
Dr. Zachary Smith: [cruelly] There are many things which need to be done, but, unfortunately, you are incapable of doing any of them.
The Robot: No one requires my services anymore.
Dr. Zachary Smith: An astute observation. You, sir, have reached the end of the line. The joyride is over. I had planned to redesign you possibly into a pleasure vehicle, but I think you would be substandard even as that.
The Robot: What is my course of action?
Dr. Zachary Smith: A quick departure seems a very good choice.
The Robot: Are you sure there is no other solution...
Dr. Zachary Smith:
The Robot:
Dr. Zachary Smith:
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References Forbidden Planet (1956) 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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