Questions tagged [lost-in-space]

"Lost in Space" is a TV series, along with additional works, about the astronaut family Robinson. Use [lost-in-space] for all questions within the franchise. Add [lost-in-space-1965] for questions specifically about the 1965 TV series, [lost-in-space-1998] for the 1998 movie, and [lost-in-space-2018] for the 2018 rebooted TV series on Netflix.

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Why did they put up with Dr. Smith?

Maybe I just haven't seen enough of Lost in Space to understand the motivations. It seems like Dr. Smith was always trying to kill off the rest of the characters, or sell them out to hostile aliens. ...
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What was the robot's name in “Lost in Space”?

I don't recall him ever actually being called anything but names by Dr. Smith.
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Did the Robinsons ever make it back home?

Did the Robinsons from the Lost in Space franchise ever make it back home to stay? I know they didn't make it home and get to stay there in the original TV series, and I'm pretty sure they didn't in ...
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How was Doctor Smith supposed to be killed off?

In the original Lost in Space pilot (which, by the way, is well worth seeing to show what the show could have been), there is no Robot and Dr. Smith is not present. I've heard and read that the ...
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How many planets did the Robinsons visit?

In "Island in the Sky", the third episode of Lost in Space, the Jupiter 2 crashes on a planet, apparently named Priplanus. For the next few episodes, it's rather clear they have not made it back into ...
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How did “Danger, Will Robinson” become such an iconic phrase?

According to Wikipedia, the well-known catchphrase of the Robot in Lost in Space, "Danger, Will Robinson!" is only uttered once in the three seasons of the show. Though the Robot was known to ...
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What was the Jupiter 2's propulsion system?

In Lost In Space, a ring of lights seemed to flash as the Jupiter 2 was lifting off. The lights seemed to be overcoming a lot of air resistance from the almost plate-shaped top of the ship (see below)...
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Does the Robot from Lost in Space undergo a sudden emotional transformation?

At the beginning, the Robot is very much limited to his programming, a wealth of knowledge, but not expressing himself all that well - very logical and law-obeying with simple answers ('A-firm-a-tive',...
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How Do We Know The Name of the Robot on the Jupiter II?

In this answer, the Robot on the Jupiter II is stated to have the name B9. This seems common knowledge among viewers and fans and is generally accepted as fact. In the Lost in Space pilot and first ...
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What did Dr Smith have his PhD in?

In the very first LIS episode, Dr Smith appears to be a medical doctor. He also occasionally acts as a doctor throughout the show. But he also has programming skills (as seen in the first episode ...
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What happened to the Jupiter 1?

In Lost in Space, as we know, the name of the Robinson's ship was the Jupiter II. In the 1990s movie, there is a shell around the ship that looks like the familiar flying saucer, that is called the ...
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If the Lost in Space ship could travel faster-than-light, why didn’t they do that in the first place?

In the first Lost in Space episode of the original series (not the pilot, but "The Reluctant Stowaway"), Don warns the rest of the crew when they are woken up that "we're going into a hyperdrive - it'...
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Did the Robinson's robot ever say this?

I have vague memories of watching the original "Lost in Space" (1965) during its initial run. After re-watching the series recently (broadcast by a local station), I now wonder if one memory I have is ...
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Is there any definition of canon for Lost in Space?

A number of TV and movie series in the science fiction and fantasy genres have specified canon. This tells us what is absolutely true in that world/universe and what may be legends or could be true ...
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Where did that thing under the land rover come from?

Spoilers for the ending of Lost in Space season 1 (2018): In the season finale, we see the land rover park in the spaceship and the camera reveals some sort of glowing object attached to the bottom. ...
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Lost in Space (1965) first season sets

I've been watching the "original" Lost in Space (1965), "rediscovering" it having only vague memories of watching it in its original run. At the start of the first broadcast episode (not referring to ...
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Who was supposed to have built the robot in the Lost in Space movie?

Did Will Robinson build the robot in the Lost in Space movie? Or was it someone else?
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Why did Will on Lost in Space ignore the warnings from the robot so often?

Will was a very intelligent, perhaps genius child and yet he ignored the robot often, frequently at his own peril.
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What is the robot's power source in the 2018 reboot of Lost in Space?

Whilst watching the reboot I wondered what the robot's power source is. Obviously it's not being charged at any point and there are no scenes (that I've seen - up to episode 3 but happy to have ...
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What was the fuel used by the Jupiter lifeboats in Lost In Space 2018?

Watching the new Lost In Space, in the second or third episode, alien worms appear and start to consume the Jupiter’s fuel at a prodigious rate. The fuel is described as a complex ammoniac compound. ...
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Lost In Space Robot self-defense mechanism

In one of the very early Lost in Space episodes, Dr. Smith insults the Robot, and he gives a warning that he is activating his self-defense mechanisms. I can understand the need for this in ...
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How did they not know that Don was still aboard the ship?

In S1E6 "Eulogy" of Lost in Space (2018): Don was (obviously) not on the surface at this point. How is it possible that they did not realize he was still aboard?
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What does Naoko Watanabe say in Japanese to Don West?

In Lost in Space (2018), episode 1x06, Don West talks to Naoko Watanabe trying to find another opportunity to make some money. She responds in Japanese, and her father, Hiroki Watanabe. responds with ...
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Why the retro atmosphere to the town Will visits in Lost in Space “Return from Outer Space” (1965)?

In the first season episode of Lost in Space (1965) "Return from Outer Space", Will is teleported to Earth, ending up in a town in Vermont. It has a feel very like Bedford Falls in "It's a Wonderful ...
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What are the differences between the Gemini 12 and the Jupiter 2?

The original pilot for Lost in Space, titled "No Place to Hide", used a different ship for the Robinson family's journey. It was called the Gemini 12 and and, apparently, had only one deck for living ...
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Was the passenger manifest available all the time?

In one the last episodes of Lost in Space's first season, Maureen can be seen browsing what appears like a list with names and portrait photographs of all colonists Has this list been available the ...
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What is the size limit to the 'Midas effect'? [closed]

For those unacquainted with the story of King Midas, he was the one who wished everything he touched would turn to gold, but found how terrible this was (he couldn't eat/drink anything of his own ...
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Lost in Space Episode - Alternative Ending?

I recently watched the Lost in Space episode "Welcome, Stranger", but found the ending different from what I remembered. As I recalled it, Professor Robinson and Don went out looking for Will and ...