A space colony family struggles to survive when a spy/accidental stowaway throws their ship hopelessly off course.

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Irwin Allen
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1968   1967   1966   1965  
Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Guy Williams ...  Prof. John Robinson / ... 84 episodes, 1965-1968
June Lockhart ...  Maureen Robinson / ... 84 episodes, 1965-1968
Mark Goddard ...  Maj. Don West / ... 84 episodes, 1965-1968
Marta Kristen ...  Judy Robinson / ... 84 episodes, 1965-1968
Bill Mumy ...  Will Robinson 84 episodes, 1965-1968
Angela Cartwright ...  Penny Robinson / ... 84 episodes, 1965-1968
Jonathan Harris ...  Dr. Zachary Smith / ... 83 episodes, 1965-1968

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In the year 1997, Earth is suffering from massive overpopulation. Professor John Robinson, his wife Maureen, their children (Judy, Penny and Will) and Major Don West are selected to go to the third planet in the Alpha Centauri star system to establish a colony so that other Earth people can settle there. They are to go there on a ship christened the Jupiter 2. However, Doctor Zachary Smith, an agent for an enemy government, is sent to sabotage the mission. He is successful in reprogramming the ship's robot, but in the process becomes trapped on the ship, and because of his excess weight, the ship and all on board become hopelessly lost and it now becomes a fight for survival as the crew tries to find their way back home. Written by Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>

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Unearthly perils face our planetary family. Starring June Lockhart and Guy Williams. In color. (season two)


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The planet where the Robinsons find themselves stranded in the first season is called Preplanis. See more »

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What ever happened to Penny Robinson's alien pet "Debbie the Bloop"? See more »

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IDAK Alpha 12: Crush! Kill! Destroy!
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Alternate Versions

A pilot episode was filmed that did not include either Robot or Dr. Smith! This film was not broadcast in 1965 but was shown on TV and released to video in the 1990s. See more »

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One Of The Best Sci-Fi Shows Ever!
10 April 2005 | by ryon-2See all my reviews

There are a lot of people who gripe about how the show set out to be dead serious and later became corrupted by the "camp craze" that started with the Batman show. But I like this series from beginning to end, with my only regret being that the show didn't get properly wrapped up at the end.

I like this show because you could see the love Will Robison felt for his father and unlike the dysfunctional television families of today, John Robison had great love for his son; and the bond between John and Maureen was also unshakable. This was a warm and caring family, and I liked that more then some of the silly plots.

That's not to say that I didn't like the plots: often they were silly and made me laugh-- probably when they were trying to be serious, and made more so by the limited budgets and special effects of the '60s. But if you made the same show today, using the most expensive CGI effects, the new show would not have the same warmth and charm, and it would die within a season. It's so sad that writers today don't know anything about what a family should be. Look at the recent movie; see how the producer's '90s view had a troubled Will Robinson, and a self-centered Penny, along with a soulless John Robinson who had all the charm of a brick.

I am glad that Lost In Space is on DVD as well as video and that people can see a great classic television show. So what, there were giant talking carrots! It was one of several funny episodes that I wouldn't miss it for anything in the world. There were some that stank, too, and I wouldn't miss those either. It was overall, a great series. And without Lost In Space, there would not have been a Star Trek. People forget that, too.

I give my respects to the late, great, Jonathan Harris. Doctor Smith, I'll miss you...


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8 September 1965 (USA) See more »

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