Lost in Space: Season 1, Episode 5

The Hungry Sea (13 Oct. 1965)

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After experiencing the extreme cold, the planet gets closer to the sun, roasting it. Smith sends the robot to warn the Robinsons.



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The inherent dangers of the alien planet continue as the Robinsons flee south to avoid the terrible, sub-zero deep freeze threatening them. Dr. Smith defiantly stays behind in the Jupiter 2 where he obtains peculiar orbital data. Initially delighted that the Robinsons are blindly heading to their doom, deprivation from human contact finally gets to the devious doctor and he sends the robot to warn them that they're jumping straight from a freezer into a frying pan. And a once-frozen sea becomes a tempest-tossed danger. Written by statmanjeff

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In the opening, the narrator says; 'last week, Penny & Bill Robinson...'. While 'Bill' is short for 'William,' throughout the series, the character is always referred to as 'Will Robinson,' not 'Bill Robinson. See more »


A planet orbiting close enough to its sun to show the kind of motion depicted at aphelion would be close enough to experience temperatures far in excess of human habitability, shelter or not. See more »


Maj. Don West: [explaining why he's dismantling the robot] That ice we crossed is a full-fledged sea by now. If we're going to sail the chariot across it, I want to make sure EVERYTHING'S battened down, and that includes THIS animated hunk of machinery.
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William Welch's First Lost In Space Episode
7 February 2015 | by See all my reviews

The Robinsons battle heat, frost and a deadly sea.

These opening five episodes of Lost In Space are just some of the greatest TV ever made. The whole cast once again shines in this hour, Guy Williams is outstanding as John Robinson, but it is the conversations between Smith and The Robot that hold this hour together for me.

The Robot has a very mechanical-man-way-of-talking but his dialogue totally shines thanks to the talents of voice artist Dick Tufeld and episode writer William Welch.

The John Williams score is outstanding.

Welch was known for scripting straight faced episodes of Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, The Time Tunnel and Land Of The Giants...this talented writer was probably too straight for later episodes of Lost In Space. But he did return to the series about four more times (see season three's The Space Creature).

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