Lost in Space: Season 1, Episode 20

War of the Robots (9 Feb. 1966)

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



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Episode cast overview:
Will Robinson (as Billy Mumy)


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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1.33 : 1
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In several scenes with the robotoid, the theremin-tinged music heard is from 'Bernard Herrmann''s score for the 1951 version of The Day the Earth Stood Still, specifically those scenes featuring Gort, another robot. 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 »


Dog-faced Alien: It has been many decades since we left the planet. We presumed you to be lost.
Robotoid: Until recently I was without full power. An Earth boy has enabled me to function fully again.
Dog-faced Alien: So, now Earth people are on the planet, hmm?
Robotoid: Several. Are you interested in them?
Dog-faced Alien: Yes, indeed! We have great need for new subjects for our experiments.
Robotoid: I was sure you would be. I have already taken steps to secure them for you, master.
Dog-faced Alien: Very good. You have acted with foresight and vision, as always.
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References Forbidden Planet (1956) See more »

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The Meeting of Two Stars
5 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

Robby the Robot from "The Fantastic Planet" meets Robot from "Lost In Space".

The meeting was actually arranged by none other than Will Robinson, of course.

Check out the beginning, as well as the cliffhanger from the previous episode, where Will backs into Robby.

From there, Robby works his way into the Robinson family and eventually imprisons them to take to his alien masters (a lion looking figure whom we see on a monitor and that's it).

Robot, himself, has been banished thru a series of misunderstandings and now he returns with a diabolical plan set up by Will.

A battle ensues.

Strangely absent from this episode is Angela Cartwright, Penny Robinson.

However, she does turn up at the end in the cliffhanger with that silly monkey thing, Betty and a mirror.

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