History Series / LostInSpace

6th Jun '17 1:35:45 AM johnsmithxxi
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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'' than Star Trek during its 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 wise, ''Lost in Space'' was actually the more popular series ''by ''far'' than Star Trek far'' during its 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.
6th Jun '17 1:34:46 AM johnsmithxxi
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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 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.audience - ratings wise, ''Lost in Space'' was actually the more popular series ''by ''far'' than Star Trek during its 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.
24th May '17 12:29:04 AM KayEss
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** According to the dialogue in the scene, they didn't have the fuel to make it to Earth if they went around the Sun.<note>However, the fuel was sufficient to reach the Automated Planet in the next episode ("Ghost Planet"), even with enough fuel for maneuvering at a Space Controller request. Abd a soft landing. And take-off. Also, while on the way into direction of the Earth, the spaceship enters the solar system, passes Uranus and Arcturus and...wait. Arcturus is a giant red star, 36.7 light-years away from he sun. They have enough fuel for a detour of 2*36.7=73.4 light-years, ''steer around a giant red star'', but they don't have enough fuel to steer around the sun? - Note that in the same episode Smith and Don return from a spacewalk without their helmets on. That explains why nobody thinks of sending Smith onto a spacewalk without a suit - he would survive it.</note>

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** According to the dialogue in the scene, they didn't have the fuel to make it to Earth if they went around the Sun.<note>However, [[note]]However, the fuel was sufficient to reach the Automated Planet in the next episode ("Ghost Planet"), even with enough fuel for maneuvering at a Space Controller request. Abd a soft landing. And take-off. Also, while on the way into direction of the Earth, the spaceship enters the solar system, passes Uranus and Arcturus and...wait. Arcturus is a giant red star, 36.7 light-years away from he sun. They have enough fuel for a detour of 2*36.7=73.4 light-years, ''steer around a giant red star'', but they don't have enough fuel to steer around the sun? - Note that in the same episode Smith and Don return from a spacewalk without their helmets on. That explains why nobody thinks of sending Smith onto a spacewalk without a suit - he would survive it.</note>[[/note]]
24th May '17 12:26:06 AM KayEss
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** According to the dialogue in the scene, they didn't have the fuel to make it to Earth if they went around the Sun.

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** According to the dialogue in the scene, they didn't have the fuel to make it to Earth if they went around the Sun.<note>However, the fuel was sufficient to reach the Automated Planet in the next episode ("Ghost Planet"), even with enough fuel for maneuvering at a Space Controller request. Abd a soft landing. And take-off. Also, while on the way into direction of the Earth, the spaceship enters the solar system, passes Uranus and Arcturus and...wait. Arcturus is a giant red star, 36.7 light-years away from he sun. They have enough fuel for a detour of 2*36.7=73.4 light-years, ''steer around a giant red star'', but they don't have enough fuel to steer around the sun? - Note that in the same episode Smith and Don return from a spacewalk without their helmets on. That explains why nobody thinks of sending Smith onto a spacewalk without a suit - he would survive it.</note>
20th May '17 9:04:05 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* ADayInTheLimelight: Jackson Gillis would often give it to Penny.


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* ADayInTheLimelight: Jackson Gillis would often give it to Penny.
14th May '17 6:06:36 AM CurledUpWithDakka
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* AnimatedAdaptation: After the series was canceled, a pilot for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ze83qnNyDSY&feature=related a cartoon version]] was created. The show was completely changed - the family was no longer the Robinsons, the Jupiter2 completely redesigned into a more rocket looking space craft, the Robot given a much more generic robot voice, Dr Smith a member of the crew from the beginning - the only things remaining from the original series being Dr Smith (voiced by Jonathan Harris), the Robot, and the fact that they were ...well.. lost in space.

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* AnimatedAdaptation: After the series was canceled, a pilot for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ze83qnNyDSY&feature=related a cartoon version]] was created. The show was completely changed - the family was no longer the Robinsons, the Jupiter2 Jupiter II completely redesigned into a more rocket looking space craft, the Robot given a much more generic robot voice, Dr Smith a member of the crew from the beginning - the only things remaining from the original series being Dr Smith (voiced by Jonathan Harris), the Robot, and the fact that they were ...well.. lost in space.



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 Jupiter2 was launched.

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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 Jupiter2 Jupiter II was launched.
3rd May '17 8:39:32 PM Gregzilla
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* VillainDecay: The well-known transition of Dr. Smith's character from a straight villain teammate to a campy DirtyCoward ReliableTraitor. In the process he also lost all his useful skills as well, going from a legitimate medical professional in the early episodes to a completely useless [[TheLoad Load]] once he underwent his comedic turn.

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* VillainDecay: The well-known transition of Dr. Smith's character from a straight villain teammate to a campy DirtyCoward ReliableTraitor.traitor. In the process he also lost all his useful skills as well, going from a legitimate medical professional in the early episodes to a completely useless [[TheLoad Load]] once he underwent his comedic turn.
7th Apr '17 4:43:39 PM 167885
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** IDAK is also an obvious parody of Franchise/Superman, though with a VERY different personality. [[spoiler: At first...]]

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** IDAK is also an obvious parody of Franchise/Superman, Superman, though with a VERY different personality. [[spoiler: At first...]]
7th Apr '17 4:41:25 PM 167885
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** IDAK is also a clear parody of ''Franchise/Superman'', though with a VERY different personality. [[spoiler: At first...]]

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** IDAK is also a clear an obvious parody of ''Franchise/Superman'', Franchise/Superman, though with a VERY different personality. [[spoiler: At first...]]
7th Apr '17 4:38:59 PM 167885
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* ShooTheDog: "The Space Pirate". At the end of the episode Will wants to go with the title character and be a pirate, but the pirate insults him and refuses because he doesn't want to take Will away from his family.

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* ShooTheDog: "The Space Pirate". At the end of the episode Will wants to go with the title character and be a pirate, [[spoiler: but the pirate insults him and refuses because he doesn't want to take Will away from his family.]]


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**IDAK is also a clear parody of ''Franchise/Superman'', though with a VERY different personality. [[spoiler: At first...]]
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