The Best Episodes of Lost in Space
The space family Robinson is sent on a five-year mission to find a new planet to colonize, but the voyage is sabotaged time and again by an inept stowaway, Dr. Zachary Smith. The family's spaceship, Jupiter II, also carries a friendly robot who endures an endless stream of abuse from Dr. Smith, but is a trusted companion of young Will Robinson ('Danger, Will Robinson' became the show's catchphrase). The sci-fi cult favorite was created by Irwin Allen, and inspired an uninspired 1998 movie.
#1 - Return from Outer Space
Season 1 - Episode 15
Lost in Space's only Christmas program. Will uses an alien transporter to send himself back to earth. However, many people believe the Robinson family to be dead after hearing the ship went off course. Nobody on Earth believes him, and they lock him up with the intention of sending him to a boys' home. Will escapes the family home he's in, and wanders around these clueless bunch of townspeople, but finds carbon tetrachoride - needed for the food processors on the Jupiter. Eventually he convinces another boy Davey to let him out, and let him return to the planet he came from. He returns to Priplanis with this bottle. Of course no one believes his adventures until he produces the bottle, plainly labeled as coming from earth.
#2 - The Reluctant Stowaway
Season 1 - Episode 1
In the year 1997 the Robinson family take off to colonize Alpha Centuri. A spy from a foreign country AKA Dr. Smith becomes trapped aboard trying to sabotage the project. The ship is whisked off course and into a meteor storm due to Dr Smith's extra weight upsetting navigational computers. Smith, despartely tries to save himself by reviving the crew. The result: the Robinson family becomes lost in space.
#4 - Wreck of the Robot
Season 2 - Episode 13
While playing a outdoor match, Will and Smith's ball explodes, and as the smoke clears there ball has turns into gold. the ball rolls into the cave which has 3 aliens inside, the alien wants the robot , which is later stolen when Will refuses to let them have it and Smith does. Can the crew get there robot back.
#5 - The Deadly Games of Gamma 6
Season 2 - Episode 8
When a troope of Galactic Gladiators arrive on the planet, they challenge Professor Robinson to a duel, which will be aired all of the galaxy. John declines saying he isn't interested in physical combat. Dr Smith takes up the offer when he makes a deal that if he wins, he will be returned to Earth. Unbeknownst to him, if he loses, which is a near-certanty, Earth will be destroyed.
#6 - A Visit to Hades
Season 2 - Episode 12
Dr Smith, Will and the Robot discover an old harp under a carved out rock. They discover that in playing the right tune, it unlocks a passage to another world. In travelling here, Dr Smith meets an alien who believes to be the devil, and believes the place to be Hell. When he leaves, and the Alien shows up on the planet, Dr Smith is frightened. Judy befriends the alien, and is accidently taken to the other world. It is up to Don and John to save her, and finally Dr Smith realises it is not hell, and merely a prison world for a criminal.
#7 - Blast Off into Space
Season 2 - Episode 1
Dr Smith and Will befriend an old miner named Nerim. After a series of earthquakes indicates that the planet is breaking up, Dr Smith tries to convince them that it is merely the effects of mining, and no harm will come to the planet. John informs him that he is wrong and that the Robinson family will be departing within the day. It is a race against time to escape the crumbling planet.
#8 - Wild Adventure
Season 2 - Episode 2
Shortly after leaving their original crash-site planet, Smith spots a familiar star and, in an amazing show of stellar navigational skill, calculates the course to get back to Earth. He extracts a promise from Don and John that they'll return to Earth, or else he'll destroy his navigation data. They agree, but inform the family at dinnertime that they are headed for Alpha Centauri after all, mainly because the Earth is on the other side of the Sun (how do they know that? - do they know the date? And besides, from Alpha Centauri, Earth revolves clockwise, visible all the time). Smith changes course 180 degrees, then clumsily jettisons most of the fuel. They reach a refueling barge, one of several that Alpha Control put out in 1996, top up the tanks, and resume course for Alpha Centauri, not knowing that they've picked up a tailgater who follows them after Smith reverses course to Earth again. The alarm goes off in the night, and they expend a lot of fuel pulling away from the Earth's
#9 - The Dream Monster
Season 2 - Episode 14
During a heat wave, Penny comes across a giant, golden man, and his owner. She is told that the creature is called Raddion, a creation which only needs human emotions to be complete. When Dr Smith is removed from the camp, he is taken by two midgets who work with Raddion, and in another atempt to be returned to Earth, agrees to get the emotions from the Robinsons. He does so by taking their pictures, and all that is needed is for the Robinsons to shake hands with him. Don protests and heads back for camp, as do the Robinsons minus their emotions. Eventually they are returned to normal and it is learnt that human emotions cannot be bought or stolen.
#10 - The Android Machine
Season 2 - Episode 7
Will and Dr Smith discover an old, abandoned Android Machine. When Dr Smith plays with the buttons on the machine, he accidently orders an Android. He thinks he has it for free, and uses her as his personal slave, assuming she has no human emotions. What will he do when the owner, Zumdish, and his guard turn up...demanding payment?
#11 - All That Glitters
Season 1 - Episode 26
It's a retelling of ""The Midis Touch"". Dr. Smith gains the power to turn anything into platinum. Penny is given a gift by a theif on the run, who tells her to protect it for him. She and Dr Smith discover that it leeds them to a ring which when worn allows the person to turn anything to plantinum, which Dr Smith does and enjoys. However when it turns even his food to platinum, he is unable to remove the ring, which is now a solid bar. He leaves the camp as he fears turning eveything in to platinum, and fearing he will eventually starve to death. A galactic lawman is on the trail, looking for the stolen device to use for his own nefarious purposes. Dr Smith later accidently turns Penny to platinum, and hands himself in to the lawman. When he relaises he has a learnt a lesson, and not be so greedy, the ring unlatches and he is able to get it off, and Penny is returned to normal.
#12 - A Change of Space
Season 1 - Episode 28
The Intergalactic Delivery Service comes to Priplanus. Once again Dr. Smith seeks transportation and has Will ""test drive"" the spaceship. Will returns much smarter than when he left. Smith realizing the same could happen to him, the increase of intellect, boards the spaceship. His trip, however, ends in his rapid aging and subsequent impending death. To make matters worse, the owner of the spaceship has returned to take the vehicle back, stranding Will and Dr. Smith in their altered state.
#13 - The Prisoners of Space
Season 2 - Episode 6
The Robinsons and Major West are imprisoned in their camp, after being indicted to appear before the a trial in court space crimes. As the trial begins, Dr Smith's name begin's to appear and it is not long before it is realised that all of the Robinson's crimes are due to Dr Smith, and he is indicted to appear before the court. Will he be found guilty?
#14 - The Space Croppers
Season 1 - Episode 25
The Beverly Hillbillies move to Priplanis. One of the aliens turns into a werewolf at night. The leader is a articulent female which Smith tries to court so he may have transportation back to earth. Don falls for the sexy alien daughter.
#15 - Space Circus
Season 2 - Episode 5
The Space Family Robinson go through a food crisis when their plant purifier breaks down. Will and Dr Smith discover a travelling show of circus people, and Will is later tricked in to agreeing to join. It's a race against time for the Robinsons to save will, and keep themselves alive.
#16 - His Majesty Smith
Season 1 - Episode 24
Dr. Smith is conscripted as the leader of a people from another world. Little does he know that the leaders of these people are routinely sacrificed and replaced with other expendible leaders. Smith is just one of a long line of sacrificed rulers.
#17 - Curse of Cousin Smith
Season 2 - Episode 10
When Dr Smith's cousin Jeremiah Smith arrives on the planet, everyone welcomes him, except Dr Smith. Dr Smith alienates himself from the family, and refuses to return until his cousin leaves. It is later discovered that Jeremiah's reaosns for being on the planet are far deadlier than anyone imagined.