Trivia: Lost in Space


  • Beam Me Up, Scotty!: Despite the popularity of the phrase, Robot B-9's infamous catchphrase "Danger, Will Robinson!" is said exactly once in the original show, in the episode "The Deadliest of the Species". The phrases "Warning" and "Danger" would be would used throughout the series, however.
  • Continuity Cameo: From several members of the original cast.
    • June Lockhart (Maureen) portrayed Will's school principal.
    • Mark Goddard (Major West) portrayed the new Major West's commanding officer.
    • Angela Cartwright (Penny) and Marta Kristen (Judy) played reporters.
    • Dick Tufeld returned to once again voice the Robot.
    • Jonathan Harris (Dr. Smith) was offered the part of the sedition representative talking with Gary Oldman but turned it down.
    • Bill Mumy (Will) was offered a cameo role, but turned it down because he wanted the role of Older Will and the studio refused because they believed it would confuse the audience.
  • Dueling Shows: The great contemporary rival of Star Trek, which CBS passed over for this series. (Ironically enough, after several mergers and acquisitions, CBS now owns Star Trek...but the head of CBS won't have a Star Trek show on CBS, the CW, or Showtime.)
  • Fake American: Both daughters are played by non-American actress (Marta Kristen, who played Judy, is originally from Sweden; while Penny's actress, Veronica Cartwright, is British).
  • Hey, It's That Guy!: Joey's a pilot!
  • Missing Episode: The unaired and originally unsyndicated Dr Smith-less original pilot.
  • Throw It In: When the episode guest-starring Al Lewis came in a couple minutes short, Lewis suggested they fill it with a routine he'd used in his vaudeville days, with Dr. Smith repeatedly turning around on his way into the spaceship to mention something he'd forgotten, to Lewis' increasing frustration.
  • What Could Have Been: In keeping with Irwin Allen's Replaced the Theme Tune tendencies, Warren Barker wrote this track as a season two theme. Understandably, and fortunately, wiser heads prevailed.
    • For the film the cast had signed three-film contracts. The movie was only mediocre at the box office so no sequels came.