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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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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Ranks as one of the best of the three-year-long show
1 October 2009 | by (Camilla, GA) – See all my reviews

"There Were Giants in the Earth", the sole episode directed by Leo Penn, was culled from the unaired pilot. One might think that the director had little to do when much of it had already been filmed; however, Penn and the scriptwriter were able to craft a truly great and exciting installment, adding dramatic tension between the Robinson family and the then-sinister Dr. Smith (Jonathan Harris).

The confrontation between the diminutive Robinsons and the giant is thrilling, especially when John (Guy Williams) and Don (Mark Goddard) are trapped in the cave, trying to elude the giant's hand. An especially good effect is a closeup of the fallen giant's face through the side of the Chariot as the family drives by.


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