Updated: December 23, 2011|
In the Twenty-First Century, man has finally affected the Earth in such
a way that the planet faces ecological disaster. To save mankind from
almost-certain extinction, the world community organizes a space mission
to send the Robinson family out to colonize Alpha-Prime, Earth's closest
inhabitable neighbor. Unfortunately, Dr. Zachary Smith, a less-than-noble
accidental stowaway on the spaceship Jupiter-2, has nefarious plans for
humanity's last hope.
When props are produced for a film or television series, different variations
of the pieces are usually made for various uses:
Hero props are created that can stand up to the scrutiny of a camera close-up
in which every imperfection will be perceptible. These props might feature
electronics; full or limited functionality; and simple or sophisticated
animatronics. Hardcopies are made that can be filmed at relatively close
quarters, but are primarily meant to look good at a moderate distance. This
type provides a realistic look-and-feel without imposing the costs of a hero
unit. Stunts are versions of props that are generally made of hard or soft
foam rubber for use in the performance of various stunts. Otherwise, the
performer might be harmed if a hero or hardcopy style of the piece is employed.
(Not to mention that a valuable and expensive hero prop might be damaged or
destroyed during a stunt.)
This is a screen-used hard rubber stunt pistol used in the "Lost in Space"
movie. As is typical for props such as these, there are various wear-and-tear
marks on the pistol, and the casting is not flawless. Nonetheless, the overall
quality of the prop is excellent. Also included with this exemplary item is
an LGCOA (Lifetime Guarantee Certificate of Authenticity) verifying the prop's
genuineness. Extremely cool piece of weapon memorabilia from a motion picture
that brought a TV cult classic to the big screen.