Thoughts on this popular show?
Hi there, I remember you from.the Sages UFO run.i winder how this plays to kids today. I was watching it at the age of three on a black and white set during the Apollo Space Program. So young that the camp of later seasons went right over my head, I though the whole things was serious!
How I loved those classic designs of the Robot and J2. Looking back, I think part of what hooked me was the concept of the spaceship being a family home. Home is a powerful thing for small kids, so the idea that your house could fly through space and land on other planets is great fantasy fuel.
The show gets a rap for being way too silly, but those first six to twelve eps are pretty dark for 'family entertainment' what with the Robinson kids marked for cold-blooded murder by Smith and the robot.
That robot suit was lent out around the country for promotions. Some genius in California was selling TVs with "a picture so clear it comes to life in your living room!" He was standing next to a TV playing a shot from Lost in Space with the root waving it's arms. There's a trick edit, and suddenly the robot is standing right next to him still waving its arms. Scared the shit out of me as a three-year-old, cuz I knew that when the robot waved it's arms like that it was trying to kill the family. So, wait, now it can pop out of the freakin' TV?? I couldn't give up the show but every time the robot cam onscreen I had to hide behind the furniture lest it see me watching and pop out of the TV to kill me.
I was smart though. I started working my way around to the back of the TV instead. Figured if the robot popped out, he'd be facing the other way so I'd have a running chance.
LOL! I'd love to se Marvin and C3PO arguing.My favorites in robotic terms are , K9, Marvin the Paranoid Android and Robot from LIS.
Imagine a show with these three in it, the mind boggles!