Everyone thinks Dr. Smith was diddling Will but it was Don West that had that kid every which way and then some. His flirtation with Judy was just something to throw Ma and Pa Robinson off the scent. Dr. Smith was infatuated with Don, which is why he always took Will on those dangerous expeditions. He was trying to get the boy killed so he could have West all to himself. It's true! And daddy was doing Penny. But I ain't one to gossip.
Actually, John Robinson and Don West were doing the dirty deed. That's why they always went off in "the chariot" to investigate something or other. They actually drove up into the mountains for some hot, sweaty male bonding of the oral and anal kind. Dr. Smith WAS doing Will. Smith was a notorious pedo. He was escaping criminal charges when he stowed away on the Jupiter 2. Maureen Robinson was frigid. She knew John was a 'mo, but didn't care, as long as he stayed off of her. Judy was a nympho. Don slipped the sausage to her on occasion, but he wasn't too interested. Penny was busy banging Debbie the Blip and Mr. Nobody.
The Talking Carrot from The Vegetable Rebellion
Mr. Nobody was trans.
Um, it was a TV show. Pssst - they weren't really up there.
You must be a riot at parties, R4.
People who go to parties run the risk of getting a DUI
Guy Williams showed his impressive basket on the show. I was impressed.
Danny in VA
Actually, Mr. Carrot, Debbie was a "Bloop" not a "Blip".
Me no like people say bad things about pretty, pretty doctor smith!
Doctor Smith Looooooove Athena and Athena Loooooove Doctor Smith! No Urso! Urso strong but not treat Athena the way pretty, pretty Doctor Smith treat Athena! Doctor Smith no love Will; it is I Doctor Smith Love! Will-boy not give Doctor Smith what needs he!
Please, R12. I lost my virginity to Jonathan Harris. He was old, but definitely worth it.
Sorry, guys. I was doing the robot.
Alpha Control has reported that Dr. Zachary Smith was the first gay into outer space.
"Do you think the hot guys were fucking up there?"
I watched every episode of that ridiculous show as a kid, and I'm still convinced that every single character had their genitalia surgically removed before heading out into space. Or at least, that's how they behaved.
This thread does not compute!
R9 - I stand corrected. I haven't seen the show in probably 35 years, so my memory is a tad rusty. LOL. And what the actual fuck is wrong with R4? He must be a shitload of fun to hang out with. Next R4 will tell me that The Walking Dead is fake and the Zombie Apocalypse has not actually happened. That will just totally fuck my day!
The Space Hillbillies
35 years or not, most people watched each episode at least 75 times. At least I know I did. You deserve your lashing with a wet noodle, R19. ;)
O shit I loved this show! My dad got hooked on it when he was a kid, then in the 80's a local station would re-run them late at night. He would set the VCR to tape it overnight and then the next day when I came home from school we would watch them together.
I heard the Robot was doing Maureen and Judy simultaneously.
He could diddle them for hours with those clamp hands and not get tired.
Had to start with a full charge though.
Nickelplated Nincompoop! Clattering Clown! Primitive Pile of Pistons! Galumphing Gargoyle!
Rumor has it that Judy liked it up the ass, voraciously. Don liked ass, but only John's harry humps, so it was a quandry. Finally, in the vegetable rebellion episode, Judy found just the fit for her sexual needs... the talking carrot.
The Magic Mirror
"Fuck my ass, you bubble-headed ninny!"
Dr. Smith on all-fours
The Robinson family was apparently gay friendly
in regards to Dr. smith.
Similar story here, R22. My dad was hooked on this show too when he was a kid. In the early-mid 90s we would watch it on USA or Sci-Fi after school. However, I probably haven't seen an episode since 1999. (ha)
O wow R28 That is so cool. I too have not seen them in a real long time. Maybe I should try to find a DVD collection of them to give to my dad, he's turning 50 this year and it would be awesome if I could score that for him. Do you remember in the first episodes, Dr. Smith was really evil? I think he was supposed to be a Soviet agent or something. It wasn't till later that he became the campy fop most remember him as being.
When in trouble
When in doubt
Run in circles
Scream and shout!
The part of Dr. Smith was supposed to be played straight.
Harrison convinced them to make the part comedic.
Bubble Headed Boobie, R26. Boobie.
I don't remember Dr. Smith looking so orange. He must have hit the tanning spray pretty hard before stowing away on the Jupiter 2.
I have never heard of this show. It must be really really ancient. I would research it but I'm too lazy. But must be a real relic of another age
Jonathan Harris apparently had a wife and kid, mind blown.
I thought that guy was gay before I knew what gay was.
I haven't thought about this show in ages. I would love to see it again.
You should be able to pick up a used collector series on Ebay. I purchased a new one the day they became available.
As a boy, I wanted Don to sodomize me viciously.
I've been following it on Me-TV and it's absolutely awful. I just wanted to be able to say that I watched the entire run of the series but it's garbage. The theme music is the best thing about it. June Lockhart was famously quoted as saying "who do you have to fuck to get off this nightmare?"
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea is much better, though the characterizations are dull and they repeat an awful lot of storylines. But it looks fantastic in color.
Irwin Allen seemed to be able to sell a premise but had no interest in the quality of his programs once they had been picked up.
It was wonderful in the beginning, when it was black and white and had a much more serious tone. Dr. Smith was a true villain then. But when it went to color and the story lines became comical it lost a lot IMO.
R36 yes I would imagine it's "awful" if you're an adult seeing it for the first time in 2013.
Most of us were very young kids in the 60s...nearly a decade before the advent of Pong.
For us it was great--and still is.
[quote]For us it was great--and still is.
No, "for us" it is not still "great." I never appointed you my generational spokesman.
For me it retains a certain campy charm, but that's as far as it go. Most episodes (particularly from the last season) are pretty much a chore to sit through.
"I said I don't WANT any salad!!" -- the plant replica of Judy, snarling to June at dinner in "Attack of the Monster Plants"
It was my favorite show as a kid. When I saw that it was available on Hulu, I started watching it, but quickly gave up on it.
I remember finding Professor Robinson and Major West incredibly hot even at a young age.
i preferred land of the giants ..imagine those cocks!
Well how about you leave the thread then, R39, since you're so disinterested and all.
The only show cheesier than this was Space 1999!
"Space 1999" was just dull.
"Lost in Space" was awful, but at times it was hilariously, ludicrously, campily awful!
I read once that the shift from drama adventure to campy bullshit happened because it was airing against Batman. Annproducersbfelt that camp was what the public wanted. It worked on Batman. The story line was such a good idea that got lost in the "too many chefs" tv bullshit.
Space 1999 was the shit! Especially when they got that alien shape shifter Maya.
He was a bad man, so I turned him into a jack-in-the-box
R22, It's been such a long time since I've seen it that I can't remember much beyond the basic premise and that they were on another planet each episode.
[quote]Van Williams was hot.
But he wasn't on the show. You're thinking of Guy Williams.
"Oh John, you can't! It's much too dangerous!!"
[quote]I've been following it on Me-TV and it's absolutely awful. I just wanted to be able to say that I watched the entire run of the series but it's garbage. The theme music is the best thing about it.
Agreed. The music was the best part of this show. We've been watching it every Saturday night on MeTV. They're airing the third season now, and each episode is worse than the last!
Guy Williams doesn't do a thing for me, but I'd do Mark Goddard in a heartbeat!
[quote]unless Dr. Smith was relieving him
That image is a major boner-killer for me.
John Williams did the music.
The beginning of a great career.
I have been catching it a bit on ME-TV as well, and yes not a good show. I will give Bill Mummy props for making his character natural and likable. Will could have easily been an obnoxious character. Also, as a kid I wanted to see more of Major West...
[quote]I will give Bill Mummy props for making his character natural and likable
I was saying the same thing just the other night. He was a good little actor and, like you said, he was likable. More than Dr. Smith or the Robot, he was the glue that held the show together.
I agree Billy Mumy was great--he could really convey intelligence and courage believably for a child actor.
The show also made great use in its early seasons of Angela Cartwright's gifts for conveying both vulnerability and terror (which she shares with her sister Veronica, who is not as pretty but is an even better actress). By the third season, however, Cartwright had grown up and just seemed dull--just another pretty young thing like Judy.
You can see Mark Goddard trying not to break out laughing often during during the infamous Carrot Man episode.
That being said, the aliens who were all covered in sequined black fabic and wore bowler hats were the creepiest aliens ever.
I always preferred Lost in Space to Star Trek. I hated Trek. LIS seemed more real and immediate and was far more intelligently written and much better acted. Even the aliens were better on Lost in Space. Lost in Space seemed more mature as well. Space 1999 was also much better than Trek but not as good as LIS. Plus, I had a crush on Penny and Judy. LOL.
Lost in space could be fun. B the robot, the boy and Smith made the show.
R63 - To each their own, but Lost In Space was a kids show. It didn't start out that way, but it quickly became one. Star Trek was light years more intelligent and was FAR better written and acted. Billy Mumy, Jonathan Harris and Angela Cartright made Lost in Space tolerable. The rest were decent, but not great. There's no way you can convince me that Lost In Space episodes like "The Great Vegetable Rebellion" or the one about the Space Hillbillies were better than Star Trek's "City On The Edge Of Forever", "Amok Time", "Doomsday Machine" or "Journey to Babel". Space: 1999 had potential, but ended up being a dull, cheap disappointment. Lost in Space was good for what it was (a children's show), but Star Trek is still powerful and relevant almost 50 years later.
Rejected Dr. Smith phrases:
Fumbling Ferrous Fuckpole!
Crepuscular Cunting Computerized Cocksucker!
I had such a boycrush on Don. I insisted we play "Lost in Space" at recess and guess who I was?
Apples and oranges, R65.
[quote]There's no way you can convince me that Lost In Space episodes like "The Great Vegetable Rebellion" or the one about the Space Hillbillies were better than Star Trek's "City On The Edge Of Forever", "Amok Time", "Doomsday Machine" or "Journey to Babel"
Well, you've unfairly stacked the deck there. You're comparing what is by mutual consensus the very worst "Lost in Space" episode with what are considered the very best episodes of "Star Trek," so of course there would be no fair comparison there.
It would be far more fair to compare "TGVR" to "The Way to Eden" or "Spock's Brain." I would agree even so "TGVR" is still worse, but keep in mind that the two series were pitched to entirely different audiences: "Lost in Space" was meant to be a suspenseful (and later campy) show for children, while "Star Trek" was meant to be a more philosophical show primarily for adults.
If you were to take the very best episodes of "Lost in Space"--the first episode, "The Reluctant Stowaway," or "The Hungry Sea"--you'd find that they can stand up well to most "Star Trek" fare (and are certainly better than ST episodes like "The Way to Eden"). They're not as philosophical, but they're very suspenseful and intriguing. Unfortunately, after the first season almost all episodes of LiS were on the level of "The Way to Eden" and were just too silly. And "The Great vegetable Rebellion" was really the worst (although the image of the carrot man snarling and rushing at Penny right before the countdown that begins the credits is pretty memorably insane).
Is the Carrot Man episode online anywhere?
I'd love to see the madness again, and couldn't find it on Youtube.
Well, I LOVE Way to Eden. "This plant life is full of ACID(nudge, nudge, wink, wink). Even the GRASS." Bludgeoning a metaphor to death to be sure but light years more clever than any dialogue spoken on Lost In Space. The illness of Dr. Severin was inspired and the whole thing eventually plays out like Jonestown with athletes foot as opposed to mass suicide. I didn't like stick up his ass third season Kirk, but it was interesting that the writers acknowledged how square the otherwise liberal Star Trek universe could be perceived by a counter culture.
Brain, brain, what is brain??
The show's shift from a black & white drama to a campy color comedy was a reaction to the success of the Batman series.
Remember the scene when June Lockhart got confused and called Dr Smith, Uncle Joe?
To be fair to June, R76, Dr. Smith [bold]was[/bold] movin' kinda slow.
I didn't know it was airing on Me-TV until just a couple months ago. How long have they been showing it? Have they already gone through all three seasons?
If so, I hope they start again from the very beginning once the third season is over.
Apparently Williams and Lockhart hated playing second fiddle to Smith and the robot doing their schtick--they had been hired to be the stars, and they were humiliated by the outcome.
[quote]By the third season, however, Cartwright had grown up and just seemed dull--just another pretty young thing like Judy.
I don't think that was the fault of the actresses. Watching the reruns, I never realized before how little they gave the women to do -- literally just a few lines of dialogue each episode and then left by the sidelines while the men handled all the action. I don't blame June Lockhart for having wanted off the show.
According to Wikipedia, by the time the third season came along, Guy Williams was also very unhappy and wanted it to be over (and once it was he retired and never worked in Hollywood again). In fact, I'm surprised no one's linked it yet because it has a lot of great BTS details I'd never read or heard about before (including the four theories as to why it was eventually canceled). Like others here, I was always much more of a LIS fan than Star Trek, and though LIS has definitely not aged well, I will always consider it a favorite, if only for sentimental reasons.
And yes, Mark Goddard was one hot piece of ass. Don't know who was tapping it back in his LIS days, but whoever they were, they were exceedingly lucky.
If you watch the first season, the women had a ton to do and there were even episodes written with just the women and Dr. Smith. When they left the idea of being sci-fi and went camp to compete with Batman, the women's roles were reduced greatly.
R81, that's why I'm hoping Me-TV will start over from the very beginning once they're done airing the third season. It's been so long since I saw any episodes from the first season (and second, too) that I've completely forgotten pretty much everything about them.
Mark Goddard was Helen Lawson's seventh husband, r80.
[quote]I was always much more of a LIS fan than Star Trek, and though LIS has definitely not aged well, I will always consider it a favorite, if only for sentimental reasons.
Though I stand by this statement about LOST IN SPACE always being my sentimental favorite, watching both it and STAR TREK tonight for the first time in years back to back, I gotta admit ST has aged much, much better, chiefly because it stuck to its sci-fi roots and didn't disintegrate into a campfest like LIS did.
Johnathan Harris married his childhood sweetheart Gertrud Bregman and had a son Richard they were married in 1938 until his death in 2002
I think they *tried* to get back on track in season three after the season 2, the campiest of the seasons. Getting them back into space and adding the Space Pod gave the show a little more action and story variety. But eventually the stories developed a strange mix of camp and dark nhilism. It's hard to tell exactly what they were going for with Season 3 (Maybe they didn't know).
A couple of the episodes where John was abusive towards Will, either through alien possession or evil double, were REALLY hard to watch when I was kid. Guy Williams could do bad pretty well...
Have been watching the first season the past few weeks on MeTV and wow ... totally forgot how solid a sci-fi series LOST IN SPACE was before they ruined it with all the camp. The writing and acting in S1 were truly solid and some of the aliens had a very Twilight Zone/Outer Limits quality about them (the aliens in "Invaders from the Fifth Dimension" who wanted Will's brain were especially creepy).
As I said upthread, what's so cool for me personally is that I haven't seen these episodes in literally 30 years, so even though I remember them as they go along, they're still almost like new for me. And as he was written in S1, Dr. Smith was actually a very solid character, a truly sinister presence amongst the Robinsons and not the ridiculous figure he eventually became (and Jonathan Harris's performance was first-rate). And yes, whoever said the women had more to do were right, which made the way they were relegated to second-rate status later in the series all the more shameful.
So R86, it was S2 that the camp began? I truly can't remember (and judging by the posts of others, was under the impression it didn't start till S3). Seriously, Irwin Allen should have had his ass kicked for what he did this to fine show, virtually ruining it just for the sake of competing with BATMAN.
I know this is a gay forum but nothing about how gorgeous Marta Kristen was?
Poor Mark Goddard went from this to romancing Liza Minnelli in "The Act."
I can't believe you bitches haven't commented on Penny go-go dancing on the pool table to that Klaxon horn, in the Alpha Centauri alien mock-up episode!!!!
R85. Johnathon Harris was actually a pharmasisct . He kept his license up and contined to work as a pharm up to the 1950s. Interestingly, he and Mark Goddard were the closest of friends in real life. Goddard looked up to him and loved hi. Very much.
A 1966 TV Guide article conducted on the set of LOST IN SPACE that spoke of Guy Williams' unhappiness on the series:
I grew up without a male role model in the house, and I loved this show because I used to believe the father was MY father.
Ah, the majesty of velour!
Lost In Space is a far superior show to Star Trek. I enjoy them both but Star Trek is generally too earnest whereas Lost In Space is quite simply genius. There never has nor never will be its like again. Do people REALLY learn Klingon?!
Ah, the pain! The pain!
Lost in Space was my favorite show as a kid. I had huge crushes on Dr. Robinson and Major West.
I tried watching it again on Hulu Plus and gave up after only a few episodes.
It hasn't aged well, but then neither have I.
S1 there is an ep where Will beams to earth for half a day.
His friend was the most gorgeous boy. Even at 9years old, I knew I wanted him..... BAD. I was supposed to want and lust after Marta Kristen but not interested in the least.