History Series / LostInSpace

17th Jun '18 3:13:13 PM Geoduck
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* {{Corpsing}}: The whole cast, but especially Billy Mumy and Angela Cartwright, have trouble holding in their laughter when Jonathan Harris starts ChewingTheScenery.

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* {{Corpsing}}: The whole cast, but especially Billy Mumy and Angela Cartwright, have trouble holding in their laughter when Jonathan Harris starts ChewingTheScenery. And as noted above, the ridiculous villain in "The Great Vegetable Rebellion" provoked this reaction in more than one cast-member.
26th May '18 1:49:36 PM 177624601
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* '''Dr. Zachary Smith -''' {{Jerkass}}, clown and LargeHam, ineffectual, [[DirtyCoward cowardly]] traitor and TooDumbToLive when it comes to dealing with aliens. Frequently infuriated by The Robot. In the series played by Jonathan Harris, in the film by both Creator/GaryOldman and William Todd Jones. The would-be-revival cast Creator/ParkerPosey in a [[GenderFlip gender flipped]] take on the role.

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* '''Dr. Zachary Smith -''' {{Jerkass}}, clown and LargeHam, ineffectual, [[DirtyCoward cowardly]] traitor and TooDumbToLive when it comes to dealing with aliens. Frequently infuriated by The Robot. In the series played by Jonathan Harris, in the film by both Creator/GaryOldman and William Todd Jones. The would-be-revival didn't include the role. The Creator/{{Netflix}} version, however, cast Creator/ParkerPosey in a [[GenderFlip gender flipped]] take on the role.
27th Apr '18 10:19:22 PM tropeminer
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* '''The Robot -''' GeniusBruiser and TinMan with a [[GentleGiant kind heart]]. Frequent foil to Dr. Smith. In the series, played by Bob May and voiced by Dick Tufeld. Tufeld returned to the role for the film. The would-be-revival had not included this role.

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* '''The Robot -''' GeniusBruiser GeniusBruiser, RobotBuddy and TinMan with a [[GentleGiant kind heart]]. Frequent foil to Dr. Smith. In the series, played by Bob May and voiced by Dick Tufeld. Tufeld returned to the role for the film. The would-be-revival had not included this role.


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* RobotBuddy: The aptly named...Robot.
22nd Apr '18 5:50:45 PM WillKeaton
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* AbsenteeActor: Guy Williams doesn't appear in "A Day at the Zoo," His and June Lockhart's {{Corpsing}} tendencies during making of "The Great Vegetable Rebellion" are why they're missing from "Space Beauty" and "Fugitives in Space" and the latter is also lacking in Marta Kristen and Angela Cartwright[[note]]Lockhart, Kristen, Cartwright and Mark Goddard only appear in flashbacks in "Time Merchant" rather than new material[[/note]].

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* AbsenteeActor: Guy Williams doesn't appear in "A Day at the Zoo," His and June Lockhart's {{Corpsing}} tendencies during making of "The Great Vegetable Rebellion" are why they're missing from "Space Beauty" and "Fugitives in Space" and the latter is also lacking in Marta Kristen and Angela Cartwright[[note]]Lockhart, Cartwright.[[note]]Lockhart, Kristen, Cartwright and Mark Goddard only appear in flashbacks in "Time Merchant" rather than new material[[/note]].material.[[/note]]
22nd Apr '18 5:49:22 PM WillKeaton
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''Lost in Space'' was a rival for ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' in the realm of serious sci-fi, which might explain the show's turn from serious SpeculativeFiction into FantasticComedy to keep a share of the viewing audience - ratings wise, ''Lost in Space'' was actually the more popular series ''by far'' during their original run. Notable for its beautiful music (including ''two'' opening themes by Johnny Williams (as Music/JohnWilliams was then known), sets, [[LatexSpaceSuit skin tight ski-spacesuits]], aliens, inventive and surreal plots, and highly articulated Robot, itself a "cousin" of Robbie from the film ''Film/ForbiddenPlanet'' (who also guest starred on the show). The original plot had the Robinsons as explorer/settlers, with Dr. Smith as a saboteur paid by an unseen agency to program The Robot to kill the Robinsons and ruin their mission. This show is often mocked by those who only remember the comedy and talking carrots of the later seasons, but is actually an often well-written show suitable for all age groups. It has a loyal fanbase, and inspired many. The first episodes were in black and white and involved exploring the planet they crash-landed on. When the show shifted to {{camp}} it involved their conflicts with resident or visiting aliens of all sorts. In the 3rd season, the formula was altered to feature more actual space travel,as well as a more action based format.

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''Lost in Space'' was a rival for ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' in the realm of serious sci-fi, which might explain the show's turn from serious SpeculativeFiction into FantasticComedy to keep a share of the viewing audience - ratings audience. Ratings wise, ''Lost in Space'' was actually the more popular series ''by far'' during their original run. Notable for its beautiful music (including ''two'' opening themes by Johnny Williams (as Music/JohnWilliams was then known), sets, [[LatexSpaceSuit skin tight ski-spacesuits]], aliens, inventive and surreal plots, and highly articulated Robot, itself a "cousin" of Robbie from the film ''Film/ForbiddenPlanet'' (who also guest starred on the show). The original plot had the Robinsons as explorer/settlers, with Dr. Smith as a saboteur paid by an unseen agency to program The Robot to kill the Robinsons and ruin their mission. This show is often mocked by those who only remember the comedy and talking carrots of the later seasons, but is actually an often well-written show suitable for all age groups. It has a loyal fanbase, and inspired many. The first episodes were in black and white and involved exploring the planet they crash-landed on. When the show shifted to {{camp}} it involved their conflicts with resident or visiting aliens of all sorts. In the 3rd season, the formula was altered to feature more actual space travel,as well as a more action based format.



* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: In the pilot set in 1997, the space agency director's desk has a rotary phone, with a reel-to reel tape recorder and plenty of blinking lights on the wall behind, and not a PC in sight... but the producers deliberately did NOT make Dr. Smith a Soviet/Communist agent because they [[TheGreatPoliticsMessUp actually did guess the Cold War would be over by 1997]].\\
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The Sci Fi Channel aired a marathon of LIS episodes (including the unaired pilot) on the exact day in 1997 mentioned in the aired pilot as the day the Jupiter II was launched.
* TwoDSpace: One of the standard-bearers of its era. Verged on 1-D space in an episode where the Jupiter II was set on a course to Earth -- which was too dangerous to use because it passed directly through the sun. Apparently, the sun was too big to steer around.

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* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: In the pilot set in 1997, the space agency director's desk has a rotary phone, with a reel-to reel tape recorder and plenty of blinking lights on the wall behind, and not a PC in sight... but the producers deliberately did NOT make Dr. Smith a Soviet/Communist agent because they [[TheGreatPoliticsMessUp actually did guess the Cold War would be over by 1997]].\\
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1997]].
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The Sci Fi Channel aired a marathon of LIS episodes (including the unaired pilot) on the exact day in 1997 mentioned in the aired pilot as the day the Jupiter II was launched.
* TwoDSpace: One of the standard-bearers of its era. Verged on 1-D space in an episode where the Jupiter II was set on a course to Earth -- Earth, which was too dangerous to use because it passed directly through the sun. Apparently, the sun was too big to steer around.
15th Apr '18 7:03:01 PM sarysa
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The series received [[TheFilmOfTheSeries a film]] [[Film/LostInSpace adaptation]] in 1998. It was a modest box office hit[[note]]best remembered for knocking ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}'' out of the #1 box office position it had occupied for four months[[/note]] but often dismissed as a "dim-witted shoot-'em-up" by critics. An attempt to create a television remake in 2003-2004 went nowhere. In 2015, Creator/{{Netflix}} announced that they would try their hand at creating [[Series/LostInSpace2018 their own adaptation]], due to be released in April 13, 2018.

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The series received [[TheFilmOfTheSeries a film]] [[Film/LostInSpace adaptation]] in 1998. It was a modest box office hit[[note]]best remembered for knocking ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}'' out of the #1 box office position it had occupied for four months[[/note]] but often dismissed as a "dim-witted shoot-'em-up" by critics. An attempt to create a television remake in 2003-2004 went nowhere. In 2015, Creator/{{Netflix}} announced that they would try their hand at creating [[Series/LostInSpace2018 their own adaptation]], due to be which was released in on April 13, 2018.
6th Mar '18 8:02:39 AM XxStreamMonsterX
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* '''Dr. Zachary Smith -''' {{Jerkass}}, clown and LargeHam, ineffectual, [[DirtyCoward cowardly]] traitor and TooDumbToLive when it comes to dealing with aliens. Frequently infuriated by The Robot. In the series played by Jonathan Harris, in the film by both Creator/GaryOldman and William Todd Jones. The would-be-revival had not included this role.

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* '''Dr. Zachary Smith -''' {{Jerkass}}, clown and LargeHam, ineffectual, [[DirtyCoward cowardly]] traitor and TooDumbToLive when it comes to dealing with aliens. Frequently infuriated by The Robot. In the series played by Jonathan Harris, in the film by both Creator/GaryOldman and William Todd Jones. The would-be-revival had not included this cast Creator/ParkerPosey in a [[GenderFlip gender flipped]] take on the role.
4th Mar '18 3:47:30 AM jormis29
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* '''Prof. John Robinson -''' Head of the family and mission, TheProfessor and TheCaptain. In the comic book he seems to have been a [[PreacherMan minister]] as well (said to be based on material in the original series [[WordOfGod writers' guide]] that never made it into the finished show). In the series played by [[{{Series/Zorro}} Guy Williams]], in the film by Creator/WilliamHurt. The would-be revival cast Brad Johnson in the role.

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* '''Prof. John Robinson -''' Head of the family and mission, TheProfessor and TheCaptain. In the comic book he seems to have been a [[PreacherMan minister]] as well (said to be based on material in the original series [[WordOfGod writers' guide]] that never made it into the finished show). In the series played by [[{{Series/Zorro}} Guy Williams]], Creator/GuyWilliams, in the film by Creator/WilliamHurt. The would-be revival cast Brad Johnson in the role.



* TheCastShowOff: Billy Mumy, a talented guitar player and singer, got to perform "Green Sleeves" in one episode and "Sloop John B" in another. Also, Guy Williams, who played Zorro, got to show off his fencing skills more than once.

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* TheCastShowOff: Billy Mumy, a talented guitar player and singer, got to perform "Green Sleeves" in one episode and "Sloop John B" in another. Also, Guy Williams, Creator/GuyWilliams, who played Zorro, Series/{{Zorro}}, got to show off his fencing skills more than once.
21st Feb '18 12:38:37 PM AzureOwl
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The series received [[TheFilmOfTheSeries a film]] [[Film/LostInSpace adaptation]] in 1998. It was a modest box office hit[[note]]best remembered for knocking ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}'' out of the #1 box office position it had occupied for four months[[/note]] but often dismissed as a "dim-witted shoot-'em-up" by critics. An attempt to create a television remake in 2003-2004 went nowhere. In 2015, Creator/{{Netflix}} announced that they'll try their hand at creating their own adaptation, due to release in 2018.

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The series received [[TheFilmOfTheSeries a film]] [[Film/LostInSpace adaptation]] in 1998. It was a modest box office hit[[note]]best remembered for knocking ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}'' out of the #1 box office position it had occupied for four months[[/note]] but often dismissed as a "dim-witted shoot-'em-up" by critics. An attempt to create a television remake in 2003-2004 went nowhere. In 2015, Creator/{{Netflix}} announced that they'll they would try their hand at creating [[Series/LostInSpace2018 their own adaptation, adaptation]], due to release be released in April 13, 2018.
8th Feb '18 4:21:40 PM nombretomado
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[[NotToBeConfusedWith Not to be confused with]] some sort of strange sci-fi cast-away show; that would be ''Series/{{Lost}}'' [[AC:[[RecycledInSpace In Space!]]]]

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[[NotToBeConfusedWith Not to be confused with]] JustForFun/NotToBeConfusedWith some sort of strange sci-fi cast-away show; that would be ''Series/{{Lost}}'' [[AC:[[RecycledInSpace In Space!]]]]
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