History Series / LostInSpace

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.
6th May '16 7:16:15 PM 167885
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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 to program The Robot to kill the Robinsons and ruin their mission. 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.

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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.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.
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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The low budget of the show was apparent in later episodes, but the shows original unaired pilot was the most expensive of the time, and the show's Spaceship sets were more expensive than Star Trek's Starship Enterprise.
25th Apr '16 8:03:46 PM 167885
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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 usually just took up scenery. 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. 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 usually often just took up scenery.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.
1st Apr '16 5:05:08 AM Morgenthaler
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* RecycledInSpace: ''TheSwissFamilyRobinson'' IN SPAAAAAACE!
* ReplacedTheThemeTune: After the sprightly JohnWilliams one used in the first two seasons, the great man returned to write a different theme for the third and final season (which ironically is the better-known one of the two).

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* RecycledInSpace: ''TheSwissFamilyRobinson'' ''Literature/TheSwissFamilyRobinson'' IN SPAAAAAACE!
* ReplacedTheThemeTune: After the sprightly JohnWilliams Music/JohnWilliams one used in the first two seasons, the great man returned to write a different theme for the third and final season (which ironically is the better-known one of the two).
29th Feb '16 9:46:51 AM gravious
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* TakeMeToYourLeader

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* TakeMeToYourLeaderTakeMeToYourLeader: Back when it wasn't a DeadHorseTrope.
29th Feb '16 9:44:22 AM gravious
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* TakeMeToYourLeader
20th Feb '16 9:20:36 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* BeardOfEvil: The Keeper has a pretty serious one. *BenevolentAI : The Robot.

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* BeardOfEvil: The Keeper has a pretty serious one. *BenevolentAI
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* DeadlyGas:in "Ghost in Space"

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* DeadlyGas:in DeadlyGas: In "Ghost in Space"



* MoralityPet: Will and Penny are this for Dr. Smith. * NewRulesasthePlotDemands: there is a lot of this throughout the series

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* MoralityPet: Will and Penny are this for Dr. Smith. Smith.
* NewRulesasthePlotDemands: there There is a lot of this throughout the series



* OnceaSeason: the Jupiter 2 blasts off from a planet at the beginning of eevery season. (Earth in season one, Priplanus in season 2, and the second season planet in season 3)

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* OnceaSeason: the OnceASeason: The Jupiter 2 blasts off from a planet at the beginning of eevery every season. (Earth in season one, Priplanus in season 2, and the second season planet in season 3)3.)



* TheRadioDiesFirst:used in " Invaders From the Fifth Dimension " and "Island in the Sky"

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* TheRadioDiesFirst:used TheRadioDiesFirst: Used in " Invaders "Invaders From the Fifth Dimension " Dimension" and "Island in the Sky" Sky".



* ReunionShow: Bill Mumy planned one after the cancellation of the show, but it was rejected by Irwin Allen who refused to even read it. One was planned for 2001, that would have followed the Jupiter II crew finally returning to Earth but it was cancelled after the death of Jonathan Harris.In 2015 Bill Mumy's original reunion concept was made as a table read featuring the original cast and new actors.

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* ReunionShow: Bill Mumy planned one after the cancellation of the show, but it was rejected by Irwin Allen who refused to even read it. One was planned for 2001, that would have followed the Jupiter II crew finally returning to Earth but it was cancelled after the death of Jonathan Harris. In 2015 Bill Mumy's original reunion concept was made as a table read featuring the original cast and new actors.



* RoboticReveal: In Princess of Space [[spoiler: Fedor ]] turns out to be one.
* ScienceFantasy - the series included both sci fi and fantasy concepts

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* RoboticReveal: In Princess of Space [[spoiler: Fedor ]] Fedor]] turns out to be one.
* ScienceFantasy - the ScienceFantasy: The series included both sci fi and fantasy concepts



* ShoutOut

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* SpaceshipSlingshotStunt: used to escape the suns gravity in "Wild Adventure"

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* SpaceshipSlingshotStunt: used Used to escape the suns gravity in "Wild Adventure" Adventure".



* TheMagicVersusTechnologyWar: Magic and technology exist side by side in several episodes. In "Princess of Space", a planet desperately needs to find its rightful Queen so she can command the royal scepter and put the civilization's ever-more rebellious robots in line! * TeleportersandTransporters: Humans don't have them, but most other civilizations the Robinsons encounter do. * TractorBeam: alien ships sometimes used these. Usually called a magnetic beam.

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* TheMagicVersusTechnologyWar: Magic and technology exist side by side in several episodes. In "Princess of Space", a planet desperately needs to find its rightful Queen so she can command the royal scepter and put the civilization's ever-more rebellious robots in line! line!
* TeleportersandTransporters: TeleportersAndTransporters: Humans don't have them, but most other civilizations the Robinsons encounter do. do.
* TractorBeam: alien Alien ships sometimes used these. Usually called a magnetic beam.



* {{Transflormation}}: Temporarily inflicted upon Dr. Smith in "The Great Vegetable Rebellion."

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* {{Transflormation}}: Temporarily inflicted upon Dr. Smith in "The Great Vegetable Rebellion."Rebellion".
24th Jan '16 7:13:06 AM Temmere
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* SpaceClothes: On both the main cast and the alien guests. * SpaceshipSlingshotStunt: used to escape the suns gravity in "Wild Adventure"

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* SpaceClothes: On both the main cast and the alien guests. * SpaceshipSlingshotStunt: used to escape the suns gravity in "Wild Adventure"


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* SpaceshipSlingshotStunt: used to escape the suns gravity in "Wild Adventure"
3rd Jan '16 12:35:27 AM HelloLamppost
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* AliensAreBastards: In fairness, the crew did meet a fair number of sympathetic aliens [[ConflictBall (although misunderstandings usually led to conflict anyway),]] but these seem far outnumbered by the number of [[JerkAss utterly unhelpful obnoxious jerks]] running around outer space. To an extent, [[StatusQuoIsGod this was unavoidable;]] after all, if the family could befriend some competent high tech aliens, they could probably get home. * AlienAbduction: What happened to Tucker in "The Sky Pirate"

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* AliensAreBastards: In fairness, the crew did meet a fair number of sympathetic aliens [[ConflictBall (although misunderstandings usually led to conflict anyway),]] but these seem far outnumbered by the number of [[JerkAss utterly unhelpful obnoxious jerks]] running around outer space. To an extent, [[StatusQuoIsGod this was unavoidable;]] after all, if the family could befriend some competent high tech aliens, they could probably get home.
* AlienAbduction: What happened to Tucker in "The Sky Pirate"
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