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Old 04-14-2009, 03:33 PM
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I’m going back in time.

This was the TV-show that truly captivated me as a kid. The network marketing of it was huge. Before the premiere June Lockhart appeared on the afternoon game show “Password.” Host Allen Ludden discussed the show with her and they played a preview clip.

I remember the first episode. I was there sitting on the floor in front of the B&W. It aired on Sept. 15, 1965 at 7:30 p.m. I never saw the entire episode. I was 7 years old and bedtime was 8 p.m.

I was able to enjoy the subsequent episodes, particularly during summer vacation. But, I was never able to see the very first episode. It wasn’t until adulthood when I viewed it again on the Sci-Fi Channel. Years later I purchased the video collection.

My childhood fondness of the series endures. The first two seasons were favorites until things started to get ridiculous. Meanwhile, Star Trek was getting bounced around from one time spot to the next. But, that’s another story.
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Old 04-14-2009, 06:31 PM
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Beetlescott, I grew up watching Lost In Space and I loved it. I still watch the reruns sometimes when I happen across them. I've been lemming for a life sized B-9 for a few years now. Maybe when I win the lottery...
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Old 04-15-2009, 03:54 AM
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in so many ways i agree with the comments about the movie... dreadful they should have kept the new bot or at least made the rebuilt look cooler. Time displacement Was way to much. leave time displacement until either 3 movie or 5-6 episode of the series...
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Old 04-15-2009, 03:58 AM
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Or their awful reboot of L. Frank Baum, "Tinman." Or as I like to call it, "Stargate: Oz"
Actually, I took Tin Man to be a sequel of sorts to Wizard of Oz. There was a flashback sequence (or dream sequence) involving Dorothy Gale, for whom D.G. (Zooey "Wowey" Deschanel) was named.
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I think the first six episodes or so, back when Dr. Smith was a bloodthirsty saboteur, and they were re-using the footage from the original "No Where To Hide" pilot, are some of the best science fiction TV ever created.

Sure. They could have worked a bit harder on the science aspect, but the show (back in it's early B&W days) has some wonderful mood. The music, by Johnny (John) Williams, still thrills me down to my toes!

Too bad it slipped into being outright kiddie fare shortly thereafter. I think there are only 2 episodes that I really cared for, after it went to color... that being the "Antimatter Man" and "Visit to a Hostile Planet".
Like most Irwin Allen shows, LIS was lobotomized as the show went on. Started out good, but then went downhill.

Amazing how Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea managed a full season (32 episodes, no less) of good stories before Allen started giving in to network pressure and lowering the quality of episodes.
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Old 04-15-2009, 09:27 AM
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I think the first six episodes or so, back when Dr. Smith was a bloodthirsty saboteur, and they were re-using the footage from the original "No Where To Hide" pilot, are some of the best science fiction TV ever created.

Sure. They could have worked a bit harder on the science aspect, but the show (back in it's early B&W days) has some wonderful mood. The music, by Johnny (John) Williams, still thrills me down to my toes!

Too bad it slipped into being outright kiddie fare shortly thereafter. I think there are only 2 episodes that I really cared for, after it went to color... that being the "Antimatter Man" and "Visit to a Hostile Planet".
YOu are right, the first few epis are the best. I just watched the No Where to Hide, pilot, and it was great. I loved the epi where they get to earth 50 years in the past. I think thats my favorite. It did get a bit corny and cheesey after a bit.
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I liked it.
Wouldn't mind if they would do reruns sometime
My wife got me the entire series for my Birthday 2 years ago. I watched a couple of my favorites and put them up. Yesterday, I started a marathon, it is bringing back such great memories! It really takes me back to a time when I was 9 years old and locked in front of the TV every Wed night. I am just on season one for now.
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I’m going back in time.

IThis was the TV-show that truly captivated me as a kid. The network marketing of it was huge. Before the premiere June Lockhart appeared on the afternoon game show “Password.” Host Allen Ludden discussed the show with her and they played a preview clip.

I remember the first episode. I was there sitting on the floor in front of the B&W. It aired on Sept. 15, 1965 at 7:30 p.m. I never saw the entire episode. I was 7 years old and bedtime was 8 p.m.

I was able to enjoy the subsequent episodes, particularly during summer vacation. But, I was never able to see the very first episode. It wasn’t until adulthood when I viewed it again on the Sci-Fi Channel. Years later I purchased the video collection.

My childhood fondness of the series endures. The first two seasons were favorites until things started to get ridiculous. Meanwhile, Star Trek was getting bounced around from one time spot to the next. But, that’s another story.
I read on wikiped that much more money was spent on this series than Roddenberry was able to spend. When you watch the show, at least at first, the props were actually pretty good for the time. I loved the Chariot, Robot, Jupiter 2 and later the Pod. I read that each epi in season one was about 139k for each one. That was alot of money!
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in so many ways i agree with the comments about the movie... dreadful they should have kept the new bot or at least made the rebuilt look cooler. Time displacement Was way to much. leave time displacement until either 3 movie or 5-6 episode of the series...
Agreed. They missed it with this movie. It is sad too because there were such great possibilities.
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My favorite bit about the early episodes: John Robinson with the Bell X-1 rocketpack! Oh, how cool was that? It's especially fun if you are an FX geek like me, and watch for the cuts betwwen the real rocketpack shots on location, the Lydecker miniature and the shots done with him (and sometimes him and Penny) on a crane.

The music for those sequences was taken from a Bernard Hermann score to another Fox movie... "Beneath 12 Mile Reef"

In fact, if you watch the original pilot, without Dr. Smith and the robot, you'll hear a lot of Bernard Hermann tracks: Mostly from The Day the Earth Stood Still, but also a few from Beneath 12 Mile Reef and a couple from Journey to the center of the Earth.
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