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
Time values for the space journey conflict. Alpha Centauri is 4 light years from Earth (4.37 to be precise). The Gemini 12 spacecraft (renamed Jupiter 2 in the televised series) will travel there at the speed of light, taking "a century" rather than 4 years (or 4.37 years). The trip is also referred to as taking 98 years. Finally, during the meteor storm the ship is said to be moving at 18,400 miles per hour which is far less than the speed of light (186,0000 miles per second). See more