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How was Doctor Smith supposed to be killed off?

According to this interview with Jonathan Harris for DVDtalk (audio version here), the decision to award him "Special Guest Star" status had nothing whatsoever to do with any supposed decision to kill ...
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Dr Smith meets an alien

"Wish Upon a Star" Although Smith remains ensconced in his now fabulously appointed camp, he graciously shares the helmet with the Robinsons. Very soon, though, it becomes apparent that ...
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How Do We Know The Name of the Robot on the Jupiter II?

The robot identified itself as such in episode S02E03 "The Ghost Planet". When asked to identify itself by the Supreme Prototype, the robot responded with his full model and assignment: LEADER: ...
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What was the Jupiter 2's propulsion system?

The Lost in Space Wiki has your answer here: The spacecraft is propelled by atomic propulsion, using the substance deutronium as a power source. It also appeared to have an ion drive, and a ...
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Why did they put up with Dr. Smith?

Apparently no one here has ever owned a house cat. It pretty much does nothing but ignore what it has been told not to do, eats free meals, constantly takes naps, will maliciously bite and scratch ...
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What happened to the Jupiter 1?

According to the wiki - http://lostinspace.wikia.com/wiki/Jupiter_2_(TV_series) The original Jupiter ship appears in comic books, and was destroyed by the same group who'd enlisted Doc Smith to ...
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How Do We Know The Name of the Robot on the Jupiter II?

According to dubious IMDB trivia. The Robot was never verbally named on-screen. Irwin Allen reputedly liked Rodney as its moniker, whilst an intriguing hint can be seen in Lost in Space: The Time ...
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Did the Robinson's robot ever say this?

I dont believe so, but he did say Less Talk! More Work! ... I have yet to find a clip of him saying this line but this link details all B9 quotes.
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Lost in Space (1965) first season sets

The upper and lower decks were separate sets. In the original pilot, the ship ("Gemini 12") only had one deck, with no living quarters. When the show went to series, the premise was retooled to add Dr....
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Why did Will on Lost in Space ignore the warnings from the robot so often?

He's bright, but a bit too adventurous for his own good. And in practice, despite a few narrow squeaks, he always comes through all right in the end, which probably boosts his self-confidence quite a ...
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Why did they put up with Dr. Smith?

All of the answers above are very true: they weren't villains, he was a human, they were kind, he was extremely good at talking he way out of things, etc. However, there is another little thing that ...
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What happened to the Jupiter 1?

The below is speculation, but feasible I think Indeed, I had a similar suspicion that as is in @HorusKul's answer. It is well established that there was a lot of international conflict with regards ...
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What is the size limit to the 'Midas effect'?

Back when the myth around Midas was made, people didn't have an understanding of atoms yet. As far as the myth is concerned, everything he touches is turned into gold, but "air" is not something you ...
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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?

There was an episode where the Jupiter Two crossed the galaxy in a day, I don't remember if it did this under its own power, or from an outside source. I believe it made Hyper Jumps much like the ...
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How many planets did the Robinsons visit?

I believe they blasted off from Priplanus in the Season 2 opener. Though there is no dialogue to support that, the rock formations around the Jupiter 2 are the same as the rock formations around it ...
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Why the retro atmosphere to the town Will visits in Lost in Space "Return from Outer Space" (1965)?

The plot required him to be unable to contact Alpha Control, and this was more explicable if he was transported to a backward "hick" town out in the middle of nowhere. Clearly the scriptwriters ...
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What are the differences between the Gemini 12 and the Jupiter 2?

How about a 21-minute documentary about a project to restore the original model (published in June 2016)? When Lost in Space was picked up for the fall of 1965, ...
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What happened to the Jupiter 1?

My theory, based on how NASA (AKA "Alpha Control") does things is that the Jupiter-1 would have been an unmanned vessel, except for, perhaps, its own robot that would be there to provide in-flight ...
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Why did they put up with Dr. Smith?

I guess I came from a very close knit family because even at 6 years old, I could never understand why they put up with Dr. Smith. I'm quite a bit older now and I still can't. Frankly (as a kid) I ...
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