Surviving a run-in with what looks like a giant steaming meatball in space (cosmic dust), Dr. Smith announces the sighting of a familiar star, which he'll only share if Prof. Robinson promises to use that information to return to Earth rather than venture on to Alpha Centauri. What Smith doesn't share is that the information isn't his and that the sun currently stands between them and Earth. In forcing the situation his way, Smith jettisons the ship's fuel, necessitating a stop at an Earth refueling barge they can now locate. Besides fuel, they unknowingly pick up a green space alien who feeds on it, a cooing green beauty swimming in space who begins singing a siren song to seduce Dr. Smith. Written by
Did You Know?
The sun appears red and smoking, which it is not and does not. The smoke drifts swiftly, even thought the immensity of scale would cause any such emission to take hours or days to move from one part of the sun to another. Furthermore, it is all drifting upwards, even though there is no overriding gravity upon the sun from another body to cause it to move in one direction. See more
Dr. Zachary Smith
"We're going back to Earth / To wonderful wonderful Earth / Of all I recall / It's best part of all / In all the universe. / Oh, we're going back to Earth..." We're really going back to Earth! "Of all I recall / It's the best part of all / in all the universe."
Traditional Neapolitan song translated by Teodoro Cottrau
Performed by Bill Mumy
(as Will) and Dick Tufeld
(as the Robot). See more