I remember watching some of the old episodes when I was young, I don't think I ever understood it back then. It is not one of my favorite Sci-fi show, but there are a lot of people out there that loves it. The movie was okay, but like most movie remakes of old T.V. shows they have to change to many things and the changes don't always work. Let's hear what you have to say about "Lost in Space".
I remember watching this show rather devotedly one summer, when I was 8 or 9, and staying at my grandparents’ house for the summer. Part of me will always remember it for that, but I haven’t really kept up with it since.
I’ve only ever seen a handful of episodes of this show, but I very much enjoyed it. I think most of the enjoyment I derived from it was from the dated special effects like the styrofoam rocks. The storylines felt rather predictable, even to a kid, but the interactions between Dr. Smith and the robot made up for it.
It might help if you remember that this show was originally based on a comic called “Space Family Robinson”, which, in turn, was based on “Swiss Family Robinson”…
Danger Will Robinson, DANGER!
I liked the movie in that it recaptured the hard, dark edge of the first season, that was black and white. The show had to go campy to compete with Batman, however. I was disappointed not to see Jonathan Harris and Bill Mumy make cameos.
I keep forgetting that Bill Mumy was in Lost in Space. But then, I know of the show but never watched it. It was in syndication but ran at the same time as Flash Gordon serials on another network.
Growing up in the Chicago area, Lost in Space was a mainstay for mid-morning programming. It’d show up at either 9 AM after the 2 hour cartoon block, or less often at 10. A few times it got slotted in the early afternoon at 2 PM.
Needless to say, a big part of the attraction was Dr. Smith and the Robot and their insult-fests, and naturally, “Danger, Will Robinson!”