Lost in Space: Season 1, Episode 0

No Place to Hide (1965)

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The Robinsons, Earth's first family of outer space, head to colonize Alpha Centauri in their flying saucer, the Gemini 12, but crash land on an uncharted planet where they deal with its challenges and dangers.



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Episode credited cast:
Dr. Don West
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lamar Lundy ...
The Giant


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 Jeffrey Delano

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In the first pilot the Robinson ship is called Gemini 12. This was changed to Jupiter 2 for the rest of the series. 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 »


Edited into Lost in Space: The Reluctant Stowaway (1965) See more »

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Very good start to the series
10 September 2010 | by (North West England) – See all my reviews

Well, this pilot may have been unaired, but there was certainly enough excitement in this action-packed episode to make four really good season 1 episodes from it. Most of the special effects sequences and stunts were later put to good use in the series proper. In fact most of the footage from this episode was eventually aired, but re-edited, spilt up and with some noticeable changes made in places.

It's interesting to note some of the differences between this pilot and the actual aired series, most famously the absence of Dr Smith and the Robot. This really just highlights how much those two characters were needed in order to get the balance just right.

Interestingly, Don West is a scientist in this one rather than a military man, again you'd have to agree that changing him into a military officer did help to get the balance right in making the dynamic between the characters more interesting.

Overall though, its a great introduction to the series and very ambitious to have interstellar flight, giants, alien creatures, high sea drama, a lost underground city and aliens, all in one episode. Of course it would become something even better even than this thanks to the changes made in time for series one which allowed for greater character development.

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