50 years ago, the Robinson family got ‘Lost In Space'...the series was set in the far off future: 1997. The mission? Colonize deep space. But things went wrong...and for three seasons, viewers tuned in weekly to see where they would end up next.

To get the excitement started, the cast of 'Lost In Space', including June Lockhart, Bill Mumy, Angela Cartwright, Marta Kristen, David Elkouby and Joe Parrington came to the Good Day LA set to talk about the upcoming event.

Fun facts about Lost In Space (Source: Wikipedia)Lost in Space is an American science fiction television series created and produced by Irwin Allen, filmed by 20th Century Fox Television, and broadcast on CBS. The show ran for three seasons, with 83 episodes airing between September 15, 1965, and March 6, 1968. The first television season was filmed in black and white, but the remainders were filmed in color. 

In 1998, a Lost in Space movie, based on the television series, was released.

Though the original television series concept centered on the Robinson family, many later story lines focused primarily on Dr. Zachary Smith, played by Jonathan Harris. Originally written as an utterly evil but extremely incompetent would-be saboteur, Smith gradually becomes the troublesome, self-centered, incompetent foil who provides the comic relief for the show and causes most of the episodic conflict and misadventures. Smith was not in the un-aired pilot and neither was the robot. In the unaired pilot, what causes the group to become lost in space is a chance encounter with a meteor storm, but in the first aired episode, it is Smith's sabotage and unplanned presence on the ship that sets the ship off course into the meteor field. Smith is thus the key to the story.

In the unaired pilot, the ship was going slow enough that the crew wondered if they were on Mars, while in the first aired episode, just seconds of hyper-drive caused them to be lost, unknown light-years from Earth.
You can see the ‘Lost In Space' cast this weekend at the Westin hotel at LAX...10:00am on Saturday and 11:00am on Sunday.

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