Lost In Space

Broadcast: 1965-1968
Network: CBS

The Robinson family and pilot Major West, along with their Robot and reluctant stowaway, saboteur, and troublemaker extraordinaire Dr. Zachary Smith, brave aliens, monsters, and dangers after they’re lost in space.

Cast

 Guy Williams  … Professor John Robinson
 June Lockhart  … Maureen Robinson
 Mark Goddard  … Major Don West
 Marta Kristen  … Judy Robinson
 Angela Cartwright  … Penny Robinson
 Bill Mumy  … Will Robinson
 Jonathan Harris  … Dr. Zachary Smith
 Dick Tufeld  … Robot (voice)
 Bob May  … Robot (costume)

 Notable Guest Stars

Lost In Space had many notable guest stars. Below are just a few.

 Dee Hartford  Fritz Feld  Sheila Allen
 Ron Gans  Vitina Marcus  Albert Salmi
 Michael Rennie  Marcel Hillaire  Leonard Stone
 Don Matheson  Warren Oates  Michael Ansara
 Werner Klemperer

Theme Songs

Here’s a video of the Cincinnati Pops performing both the Season 1/2 and Season 3 theme songs.

Episodes

There were 3 seasons of Lost In Space and 84 episodes. “No Place to Hide”, the unaired pilot without Dr. Smith and the Robot, is included in this count, as it’s available for viewing.

Check out the Lost In Space Episode Guide.

Trivia

June Lockhart often drove her 1913 fire truck to the 20th Century Fox Lot.

Jonathan Harris rewrote most of his dialog and came up with all the insults to the Robot himself.

Jonathan Harris was the first actor to ever receive a Special Guest Star credit on TV. He came up with the idea, since billing had already been set before he was hired onboard.

There were two pilots filmed. “No Place to Hide” did not have Dr. Smith or the Robot. Network executives wanted an antagonist, so Dr. Smith was added and a second pilot, “The Reluctant Stowaway”, was created blending new footage with existing footage from the first pilot.

The Burroughs B-205 is the computer with the blinking lights seen on the show and many other shows of the 1960’s such as Batman, The Green Hornet, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, The Time Tunnel, Hogan’s Heroes, and more.

There were two Robots made for the show. Each one weighed 200 pounds and cost $75,000 to produce.

Among the actors considered for the part of Dr. Zachary Smith were Jack Elam, Victor Buono, and Carroll O’Connor.

NoticeThis page is a work in progress.

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