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Updated: February 17, 2024


In the year 1997, Earth is suffering from massive overpopulation. Professor John Robinson, his wife Maureen, their children ( Judy, Penny and Will ) and Major Don West are selected to go to the third planet in the Alpha Centauri star system to establish a colony so that other Earth people can settle there. They are to go there on a ship christened the Jupiter-2. However, Doctor Zachary Smith, an agent for an enemy government, is sent to sabotage the mission. He is successful in reprogramming the ship's robot, but in the process becomes trapped on the ship, and because of his excess weight, the ship and all on board become hopelessly lost and it now becomes a fight for survival as the crew tries to find their way back home.


June Lockhart had the biggest parking space on the "20th Century-Fox" lot because she would often drive her favorite vehicle to work - a 1923 fire engine.


The Robot is mounted on tracks. Yet in close-ups when it moves with a normal walking action and it is possible to see the actors legs move in the lower parts of the suit. Robot: Danger, Will Robinson! Danger!

I think that anybody familiar with "Lost in Space" can divide the series into three distinct styles. It's pretty easy, because each season was very different from the others. The familiar characters included the Robinson family ( John, Maureen, Judy, Penny, and precocious Will ), the testy, short-tempered space pilot ( Major Don West, played by Mark Goddard ), the sinister, cowardly stowaway ( Dr. Smith, played to perfection by Jonathan Harris ), and of course the ship's robot, played by diminutive actor Bob May. The entire group took off in their ship Jupiter-2, and promptly got well, Lost in Space.

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