The original pilot episode, which never aired, did not feature either the robot or Dr. Smith (who was added later by 20th Century Fox as an antagonist). Much of the original footage was re-used in the first four televised episodes. Written by
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The Giant in the very first, Pilot episode is played by the 6-foot-7 former defensive end Lamar Lundy
who was part of the "Fearsome Foursome" with the Los Angeles Rams from 1957 to 1969. This episode, never aired. See more
John and Don visit the meteorological station bundled in parkas and talk about the cold dropping to -150 degrees by the morning, but they are clearly sweating in all their close-ups. Meanwhile, everyone else is at base camp in shirt sleeves, including Will who joins up with the men. See more