History Series / LostInSpace

28th Jan '17 5:04:34 AM PKMN37
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The first season was in black and white and more serious. Well, as serious as a 60s Family Sci-Fi with [[SpecialEffectsFailure terrible monster costumes]] could be, anyway. Doctor Smith was a bit more diabolical, the robot was more of a tool than a character, and the show was more focused on the family. To keep up with its new rival, the [[{{Series/Batman}} 60s Batman]], it changed things up from the second season onward. The show was now in color, Doctor Smith was [[EvilIsHammy hammier]], [[CharacterizationMarchesOn the robot now had a personality,]] and the show became much [[{{Camp}} campier.]] The series was also now more focused on Smith, Will, the robot, and their misadventures.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The first season was in black and white and more serious. Well, as serious as a 60s Family Sci-Fi with [[SpecialEffectsFailure terrible monster costumes]] could be, anyway. Doctor Smith was a bit more diabolical, the robot Robot was more of a tool than a character, and the show was more focused on the family. To keep up with its new rival, the [[{{Series/Batman}} 60s Batman]], it changed things up from the second season onward. The show was now in color, Doctor Smith was [[EvilIsHammy hammier]], [[CharacterizationMarchesOn the robot Robot now had a personality,]] and the show became much [[{{Camp}} campier.]] The series was also now more focused on Smith, Will, the robot, Robot, and their misadventures.
27th Jan '17 6:20:17 PM PKMN37
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The first season was in black and white and more serious. Well, as serious as a 60s Family Sci-Fi with [[SpecialEffectsFailure terrible monster costumes]] could be, anyway. Doctor Smith was a bit more diabolical, the robot was more of a tool than a character, and the show was more focused on the family. To keep up with its new rival, the [[{{Series/Batman}} 60s Batman]], it changed things up from the second season onward. The show was now in color, Doctor Smith's clumsiness and cowardliness were turned up more, [[CharacterizationMarchesOn the robot now had a personality,]] and the show became much [[{{Camp}} campier.]] The series was also now more focused on Smith, Will, the robot, and their misadventures.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The first season was in black and white and more serious. Well, as serious as a 60s Family Sci-Fi with [[SpecialEffectsFailure terrible monster costumes]] could be, anyway. Doctor Smith was a bit more diabolical, the robot was more of a tool than a character, and the show was more focused on the family. To keep up with its new rival, the [[{{Series/Batman}} 60s Batman]], it changed things up from the second season onward. The show was now in color, Doctor Smith's clumsiness and cowardliness were turned up more, Smith was [[EvilIsHammy hammier]], [[CharacterizationMarchesOn the robot now had a personality,]] and the show became much [[{{Camp}} campier.]] The series was also now more focused on Smith, Will, the robot, and their misadventures.
27th Jan '17 6:09:56 PM PKMN37
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The first season was in black and white and more serious. [[ValuesDissonance Well, as serious as a 60s Family Sci-Fi could be, anyway]]. Doctor Smith was a bit more diabolical, the robot was more of a tool than a character, and the show was more focused on the family. To keep up with its new rival, the [[{{Series/Batman}} 60s Batman]], it changed things up from the second season onward. The show was now in color, Doctor Smith's clumsiness and cowardliness were turned up more, [[CharacterizationMarchesOn the robot now had a personality,]] and the show became much [[{{Camp}} campier.]] The series was also now more focused on Smith, Will, the robot, and their misadventures.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The first season was in black and white and more serious. [[ValuesDissonance Well, as serious as a 60s Family Sci-Fi with [[SpecialEffectsFailure terrible monster costumes]] could be, anyway]].anyway. Doctor Smith was a bit more diabolical, the robot was more of a tool than a character, and the show was more focused on the family. To keep up with its new rival, the [[{{Series/Batman}} 60s Batman]], it changed things up from the second season onward. The show was now in color, Doctor Smith's clumsiness and cowardliness were turned up more, [[CharacterizationMarchesOn the robot now had a personality,]] and the show became much [[{{Camp}} campier.]] The series was also now more focused on Smith, Will, the robot, and their misadventures.
27th Jan '17 5:54:59 PM PKMN37
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The first season was in black and white and more serious ([[ValuesDissonance well, as serious as a 60s Family Sci-Fi could be, anyway]]). Doctor Smith was a bit more diabolical, the robot was more of a tool than a character, and the show was more focused on the family. To keep up with its new rival, the [[{{Series/Batman}} 60s Batman]], it changed things up from the second season onward. The show was now in color, Doctor Smith's clumsiness and cowardliness were turned up more, [[CharacterizationMarchesOn the robot now had a personality,]] and the show became much [[{{Camp}} campier.]] The series was also now more focused on Smith, Will, the robot, and their misadventures.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The first season was in black and white and more serious ([[ValuesDissonance well, serious. [[ValuesDissonance Well, as serious as a 60s Family Sci-Fi could be, anyway]]).anyway]]. Doctor Smith was a bit more diabolical, the robot was more of a tool than a character, and the show was more focused on the family. To keep up with its new rival, the [[{{Series/Batman}} 60s Batman]], it changed things up from the second season onward. The show was now in color, Doctor Smith's clumsiness and cowardliness were turned up more, [[CharacterizationMarchesOn the robot now had a personality,]] and the show became much [[{{Camp}} campier.]] The series was also now more focused on Smith, Will, the robot, and their misadventures.
27th Jan '17 5:51:49 PM PKMN37
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The first season was in black and white and more serious ([[ValuesDissonance well, as serious as a 60s Family Sci-Fi could be, anyway]]). Doctor Smith was a bit more diabolical, the robot was more of a tool than a character, and the show was more focused on the family. To keep up with its new rival, the [[{{Series/Batman}} 60s Batman]], it changed things up from the second season onward. The show was now in color, Doctor Smith's clumsiness and cowardliness were turned up more, [[CharacterizationMarchesOn the robot now had a personality,]] and the show became much [[{{Camp}} campier.]] The series was also now more focused on Smith, Will, the robot, and their misadventures.
17th Jan '17 5:00:11 PM nombretomado
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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 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 GaryOldman Creator/GaryOldman and William Todd Jones. The would-be-revival had not included this role.
1st Jan '17 10:25:38 AM Temmere
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* '''Penny Robinson -''' Not old enough to be a sex symbol like her sister nor as smart as her younger brother, Penny often just took up scenery, except in several episodes featuring her. FriendToAllLivingThings and, despite being ignored, got a few ADayInTheLimelight moments, which often involved wars. In the series played by Angela Cartwright, in the film by Creator/LaceyChabert. , who portrayed a less likeable "modern" version of the character. The would-be-revival had not included this role. Considered an EnsembleDarkhorse by many. In the film, Angela was also one of the reporters at the pre-launch press briefing.

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* '''Penny Robinson -''' Not old enough to be a sex symbol like her sister nor as smart as her younger brother, Penny often just took up scenery, except in several episodes featuring her. FriendToAllLivingThings and, despite being ignored, got a few ADayInTheLimelight moments, which often involved wars. In the series played by Angela Cartwright, in the film by Creator/LaceyChabert. , Creator/LaceyChabert, who portrayed a less likeable "modern" version of the character. The would-be-revival had not included this role. Considered an EnsembleDarkhorse by many. In the film, Angela was also one of the reporters at the pre-launch press briefing.



* LivingProps: entire main cast members in some episodes

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* LivingProps: {{Living Prop}}s: entire main cast members in some episodes



* MatterReplicator: The thought machine from "Wish Upon A Star." The Robinson's themselves had a replication unit in season 2- though it was only seen in a few episodes.The Robotoid from "War of the Robots" also has this ability in a way.

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* MatterReplicator: The thought machine from "Wish Upon A Star." The Robinson's Robinsons themselves had a replication unit in season 2- though it was only seen in a few episodes.The Robotoid from "War of the Robots" also has this ability in a way.
12th Nov '16 12:19:55 PM MarkLungo
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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. Notable for its beautiful music (including ''two'' opening themes by Johnny Williams (as 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 ''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. Notable for its beautiful music (including ''two'' opening themes by Johnny Williams (as JohnWilliams 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 ''ForbiddenPlanet'' ''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 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 space travel,as well as a more action based format.



The series received a film 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. Creator/{{Netflix}} announced, 2015, that they''ll try their hand at creating their own adaptation.

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The series received [[TheFilmOfTheSeries a film adaptation 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. Creator/{{Netflix}} announced, 2015, that they''ll try their hand at creating their own adaptation.
1st Aug '16 3:12:34 PM Morgenthaler
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** A lot of the guest stars in the original show, especially Fritz Feld as Zumdish (who appeared in 3 episodes), Leonard Stone as Farnum (who appeared in 2), as well as the one-time appearance by Al Lewis (aka. [[TheMunsters Grandpa Munster]]).

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** A lot of the guest stars in the original show, especially Fritz Feld as Zumdish (who appeared in 3 episodes), Leonard Stone as Farnum (who appeared in 2), as well as the one-time appearance by Al Lewis (aka. [[TheMunsters [[Series/TheMunsters Grandpa Munster]]).
21st May '16 1:36:37 PM Doug86
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* ComicBookAdaptation: A strange circumstance occurred in the 1960s. At the time the series began, GoldKeyComics, which usually published adaptations of virtually every sci-fi TV series on the air, already had an unrelated comic book series about a family named Robinson who were lost in space. Titled ''Space Family Robinson'', the comic continued concurrently with the TV series, with Gold Key retitling the magazine ''Space Family Robinson - Lost in Space on Space Station One''. Otherwise the comic had no connection to the TV series, and in fact continued to be published well into the 1970s. It wasn't until the early 1990s when Innovation Comics published its MsFanservice-heavy ''Lost in Space'' (see under "Adaptation Distillation") that a proper comic based on the TV series arrived.

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* ComicBookAdaptation: A strange circumstance occurred in the 1960s. At the time the series began, GoldKeyComics, Creator/GoldKeyComics, which usually published adaptations of virtually every sci-fi TV series on the air, already had an unrelated comic book series about a family named Robinson who were lost in space. Titled ''Space Family Robinson'', the comic continued concurrently with the TV series, with Gold Key retitling the magazine ''Space Family Robinson - Lost in Space on Space Station One''. Otherwise the comic had no connection to the TV series, and in fact continued to be published well into the 1970s. It wasn't until the early 1990s when Innovation Comics published its MsFanservice-heavy ''Lost in Space'' (see under "Adaptation Distillation") that a proper comic based on the TV series arrived.
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