Apr 14, 2011

Lost in Space

Lost in Space was my introduction to science fiction. One of my earliest memories is the family gathering around the old black and white TV to watch this show. We all had to hold our bit of the tinfoil right to get it in clear enough. It was still speckled with snowy interference, but it didn't stop us from watching. The series originally aired 1965-1968. I remember looking forward to watching this show, and Space Ghost.

The original plot:

In the year 1997, Earth is suffering from massive overpopulation. Professor John Robinson, his wife Maureen, their children (Judy, Penny and Will) and Major Don West are selected to go to the third planet in the Alpha Centauri star system to establish a colony so that other Earth people can settle there. They are to go there on a ship of Professor Robinson's design, christened the Jupiter 2. However, Doctor Zachary Smith, an agent for an enemy government, is sent to sabotage the mission. He is successful in reprogramming the ship's robot, but in the process becomes trapped on the ship, and because of his excess weight, the ship and all on board become hopelessly lost and it now becomes a fight for survival as the crew tries to find their way back home. Written by Brian Washington Sargebri@att.net

Yeah, they later made this into a movie. What TV show did you love as a kid?

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