Lost in Space: Season 1, Episode 4

There Were Giants in the Earth (6 Oct. 1965)

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Due to the planet's orbit, the Robinsons are going to freeze to death unless they head south.



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Will Robinson (as Billy Mumy)


After Will averts the Robot's murderous intent, the Robinson party comes under threat by native creatures at extreme size ranges. Parasitic microbes in the soil await catalysts to infest and grow into monstrous proportions while a giant cyclops roams the area. Adding to that, the weather takes an extreme turn for the worse, forcing them to abandon ship. A cave containing the remains of a civilized people provides temporary sanctuary but also a danger for the curious. Written by statmanjeff

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Prof. John Robinson: [checking their weather station] Look at this thing! By the day after tomorrow the temperature will drop 150 below zero.
Maj. Don West: What'll we do?
Prof. John Robinson: We're gonna have to head south but fast.
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Land Of The Giants?
7 February 2015 | by See all my reviews

The Robinsons encounter a deadly giant.

Another wonderful episode of Lost In Space, great characterization from the whole regular cast, a fine musical score and a giant.

The action scenes of John and Don trapped by the giant in the cave will remind some of Irwin Allen's Land Of The Giants series that came a couple of years later.

Smith is very slowly showing tiny signs of comedy when Don confronts him for not attending to the "tin monster" outside the ship.

My only tiny issue with the hour is the studiobound alien planet set that was first introduced in Island In The Sky. During the whole 50 minutes of Giants we have to look at that painted landscape in the background and this was a taste of things to come in much of the series. I think the set looks worse on DVD because the picture quality is so good and clear...and TV screens are so big these days.

But this hour is about the space family, Smith, the Robot, a giant and a musical score. It is perfect in those areas.

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