“Danger, Will Robinson!"
Children of the 1960s grew up vainly attempting to warn the Robinson
family of the dangers that lurked deep in space and within the confines of
their own spacecraft. The Robinsons, journeying blindly through space in
their saucer-shaped spacecraft, the Jupiter 2, stumbled through one
adventure to the next, each week encountering denizens of an ill-defined
space society that made up in character what it lacked in coherence.
Irwin Allen, Lost in Space was the rival to the then less popular
Trek television series. Based on an expensive pilot that was later
abandoned, the series was known primarily for the interactions between
three prominent characters, one of which was a robot. The robot
became an icon for all science fiction.
with disdain by CBS, the network soon embraced the show that provided a
wealth of merchandise and increasingly important advertising dollars.
The series became another strength in Irwin Allen's career and a source
for revival campaigns supported by a long-standing and very loyal