Cast and Major Credits|
Prof. John Robinson..........Guy Williams Maureen Robinson.............June Lockhart Don West.....................Mark Goddard Judy Robinson................Marta Kristen Will Robinson................Billy Mumy Penny Robinson...............Angela Cartwright Dr. Zachary Smith............Jonathan Harris Robot........................Bob May Robot's Voice................Dick Tufeld Creator & Produced...........Irwin Allen Assistant to Producer........Paul Zastupnevich Art Director.................William Creber, James Martin Smith, Robert Kinoshita, Carl Macauley Assoc. Prod..................Jerry Briskin(yr.1) Assoc. Prod..................William Faralla(2&3) Special Photographic Effects.L.B. Abbott, A.S.C. Story Editor.................Anthony Wilson Music Supervision............John Williams & Lionel NewmanThe Reluctant Stowaway: Airdate September 15, 1965
In the year 1997, the Robinson family takes off in the Jupiter 2, America's first colonization mission to Alpha Centauri. However, a spy for a foreign country, Dr. Zachary Smith, sneaks on board and sabotages the mission by reprogramming the ship's robot to destroy the Jupiter 2 after launch. But Smith becomes trapped on board, and the Robinsons save the ship, but not before it's guidance system is damaged, and the Jupiter 2 becomes lost in space. The original pilot "No Place To Hide" was created before selling the series and had many differences. The ship was named the Gemini. The music for the credit and during the show was lifted from "The Day The Earth Stood Still". There was no robot or Dr. Smith to throw the craft off course, so, as mentioned in the Time Merchant the ship was battered by an asteroid storm. Footage from this episodes was cleverly split up and comprised most of the interesting bits of the first 5 shows.
The Derelict: Airdate September 22, 1965 Special Stars - Creature Dawson Palmer TV Commentator Don Forbes
The Jupiter 2 is pulled into a giant alien spaceship, where they encounter an advanced race of bubblelike creatures. John and Don search for maps and equipment, while Dr, Smith and Will get into trouble.
Island in the Sky: Airdate September 29, 1965
While outside the ship, Prof. Robinson's parajets misfire, and he plummets towards the planet below. Don attempts to follow in the Jupiter2, but Dr. Smith's sabotage causes the retro-rockets to fail, and the shipcrash lands. They then search the planet for Prof. Robinson, using the space chariot.
There Were Giants In The Earth: Airdate October 6, 1965 Special Star - Cyclops Dawson Palmer
John discovers that the planet they are on will soon move farther from its sun and freeze. The Robinson's attempt to abandon the ship and move South in hopes of surviving. They encounter a carnivorous Cyclops who impedes there escape.
The Hungry Sea: Airdate October 13, 1965
John discovers that the planet's orbit will again carry it back towards the sun. The family heads back towards the Jupiter 2 in the Chariot, but encounter earthquakes and storms. They cross an island sea toreach their ship.
Welcome Stranger: Airdate October 20, 1965 Special Star - Jimmy Hapgood Warren Oates
The Robinsons find astronaut Jimmy Hapgood, also lost from Earth, on the planet. They help him repair his ship, which is in better condition, so that he can return to Earth. Mr. and Mrs. Robinson ask him to take Will and Penny with him, but Dr. Smith plots to have himself taken instead. However, Hapgood enjoys life in space, and no one returns to Earth.
My Friend Mr. NoBody: Airdate October 27, 1965
Penny plays with an "imaginary" companion, actually a disembodied life force living below the surface. When Dr. Smith accidentally injures Penny, the companion unleashes its wrath across the entire planet, until Penny intervenes and calms it down, and then it undergoes a startling transformation.
Invaders From The Fifth Dimension: Airdate November 3, 1965 Special Stars - Aliens - Joe Ryan & Ted Lehmann
Luminous aliens capture Dr. Smith, and plan to replace their burnt-out computer with his brain. However, he bargains with them, and promises them Will's brain instead. Thus they are pitted against the Robinsons.
The Oasis: Airdate November 10, 1965
Smith eats some alien fruit before it can be tested, and grows into a giant. Convinced that the Robinsons were trying to kill him, he plots to finish them off. However, he is returned to normal size, and does not kill any Robinsons.
The Sky is Falling: Airdate November 17, 1965 Special Stars - Rethso Don Matheson, Moela Francoise Ruggieri, Alien Child Eddie Rosson
The Robinsons find themselves unable to understand the electronic language of a visiting space family.
Wish Upon a Star: Airdate November 24, 1965
Banished from the Robinson Camp, Dr. Smith takes refuge in the wreck of an alien spaceship, where he finds a machine that can materialize anything one wishes. To get the Robinsons to allow him back into the Jupiter 2, he donates the machine to them. It then starts to play on their greed. The machine's original owner, a strange Rubberoid creature, then returns to retreive it.
The Raft: Airdate December 1, 1965
The Robinsons construct a small space craft capable of carrying two people back to Earth. Dr. Smith takes off in it, with Will, but it isn't on the Earth that they land.
One Of Our Dogs Is Missing: Airdate December 8, 1965
The Robinsons find a suspended animation test ship with a twenty-year-old dog in it. Then at night, food is being taken off the ship, and growling noises are heard. It's not the dog, however, but a giant, hairy mutant who attacks Judy, until the dog saves her.
Attack of the Monster Plants: Airdate December 15, 1965
Giant cyclamen plants, which duplicate anything put into them, make an evil duplicate of Judy, in attempt to get the Jupiter 2's supply of deutronium fuel. The evil Judy feeds all of to the plants, while Dr. Smith refuses to tell the Robinsons where the real Judy is.
Return From Outer Space: Airdate December 29, 1965 Special Stars - Aunt Clara Reta Shaw, Sheriff Baxendale Walter Sande, Davey Sims Donald Loseby, Ruth Templeton Sheila Matthews, Theodore Keith Taylor, Lacy Robert Easton, Grover Harry Harvey Sr. Phone Operator Helen Kleeb.
Will is able to use the Tauron's maser device to transport himself back to Earth. However, nobody will believe that he is one of the Robinsons, or that they are shipwrecked.
The Keeper: Airdate January 12 & 19, 1966 Special Stars - The Keeper Michael Rennie, Alien Leader Wilbur Evans
An intergalactic zookeeper comes by, and the Robinsons are suspicious of the way he treats them as specimens, rather than humans, which is true. He decides to add Will and Penny to his menagerie. Hoping to steal the Keeper's ship, Dr. Smith sneaks on board, but accidentally lets all of the animals loose. The Keeper then says that if the Robinsons do not hand over Will and Penny, he will allow the dangerous monsters to overrun the planet.
The Sky Pirate: Airdate January 26, 1966 Special Star - Captain Alonzo P. Tucker Albert Salmi
Will is kidnapped, and later befriends Tucker the space pirate, who is being chased by a creature from another galaxy.
Ghost In Space: Airdate February 2, 1966
Dr. Smith throws an explosive into a gaseous bog, creating an invisible, destructive force that threatens the Robinsons. Dr. Smith is convinced that the thing is the spirit of his uncle Thaddeus. While the Robinsons figure out how to capture it, Smith tries to exorcise it.
The War Of The Robots: Airdate February 9, 1966 Special Star - Robby the Robot
Will finds a robot and repairs it. It helps the Robinsons with their chores, but is in actuality an evil robot created by an advanced race. It is programmed to have a will of its own, and it plans to capture the Robinsons for its masters, and destroy their Robot. [The robot used is actually Robby the Robot, from several MGM SF movies.]
The Magic Mirror: Airdate February 16, 1966 Special Star - The Boy Michael J. Pollard
Penny, and her pet Bloop, Debbie fall through an alien mirror into another dimension, onto a planet inhabited by a lonely, nameless boy.
The Challenge: Airdate March 2, 1966 Special Stars - The Ruler Michael Ansara, Quano Kurt Russell
An alien and his son come to the Robinsons, and challenge John and Will to a test of strength and courage to prove their superiority over Earthlings. Unknown to the Robinsons, if John and Will win, they will all be killed.
The Space Trader: Airdate March 9, 1966 Special Star - The Trader Torin Thatcher
When a space merchant attempts to drum up business by destroying the Robinson's food supply, a hungry Smith promises to will his body to the trader in 200 years in exchange for food. Unfortunately, the fine print allows the trader to collect immediately.
His Majesty Smith: Airdate March 16, 1966 Special Stars - Nexus Liam Sullivan, Alien Kevin Hagen
Smith is selected to be king of an alien civilization, but later finds the reason-the aliens select only the most useless creatures of the Universe, to be sacrificed to their primitive deities.
The Space Croppers: Airdate March 30, 1966 Special Stars - Sybilla Mercedes McCambridge, Effra Sherry Jackson, Keel Dawson Palmer
Hoping to get back to Earth, Smith romances the mother of a clan of space hillbillies, unaware that they are growing a crop of plants that feed on animal and human flesh.
All That Glitters: Airdate April 6, 1966 Special Stars - Bolix Werner Klemperer, Ohan Larry Ward
A space thief entrusts Penny and Smith with a neck-ring that turns anything the wearer touches into platinum. Smith betrays the thief and keeps the ring for himself, then accidentally turns Penny into platinum.
The Lost Civilization: Airdate April 13, 1966 Special Stars - Major Domo Royal Dano, Princess Kym Karath
According to the rules of an ancient civilization, Will must marry the princess he kissed and awoke from suspended animation. The civilization has been stockpiling soldiers in freezing tubes, and now plans to conquer the universe, beginning with Earth. [For a primitive planet, Earth attracted a lot of universe-conquerers!]
A Change Of Space: Airdate April 20, 1966 Special Star - Alien Frank Graham
Will returns from a faster-than-light trip into the sixth dimension in an alien spaceship with his intelligence greatly enhanced. Smith, trying to repeat the incident, returns as an old man.
Follow The Leader: Airdate April 27, 1966 Special Star - Kanto Gregory Morton
Knocked unconscious during a cave-in, John's mind and body are possessed by an alien warrior's spirit. When the rest of the Robinsons become suspicious of John's unusual behavior, he seals them up in the cave, and plots to throw Will off a cliff. Will exorcises the spirit through the power of his love for his father.