Lost in Space
- 3 Seasons
Lost in Space was a science fiction, hour long adventure series, on the CBS television network. It was broadcast from 1965 to 1968. It originated as a comic book called Space Family Robinson. When the story was brought to television the name was changed. It was broadcast at prime time. The series centered around the Robinson family, and their adventures while they are literally lost somewhere in space. The series starred Guy Williams as Dr. John Robinson, the commander of the ship Jupiter 2. His wife, Dr. Maureen Robinson, was portrayed by June Lockhart. Major Don West, who was portrayed by Mark Goddard, was the military pilot of the Jupiter 2. The Robinson's children were also on the ship. Judy Robinson was portrayed by Marta Christen. Penny Robinson was portrayed by Angela Cartwright. Will Robinson was portrayed by Billy Mumy. There was another passenger on board, who was the reason why the ship was lost in space. Dr. Zachary Smith was portrayed by Jonathan Harris. Irwin Allen created the series. The series centered around the protagonist, Dr. Smith, who sneaks aboard the ship. His unplanned for weight send the ship out of control and they wind up light years from Earth. The series was broadcast in black and white the first year. The series was different from other television series, in the sense that each episode began, where the previous one ended. Each episode ended with a seemingly insurmountable situation coming up. The next episode began with the problem becoming manageable immediately.