Monday, August 31, 2015

LOST IN SPACE: The Raft / Irwin Allen Productions - 1965

Here's my last post for the month, it comes in the form of an adventure in space, the lost kind... Enjoy kids!

This story starts with the robot ready to launch one of Will's little experiments, kind of a message in a bottle shot into space... Lame!! Great shot though.

Will and Penny watch the fun from the safety of the ship...

After the launch, bro and sis go outside to see if the little rocket made it out of the atmosphere. It comes tumbling down after it explodes and dad steps in to save them with a force field!!.. What?!!

I have a sound clip for your approval, sooooo, you can push the big red 'GO' button located there by our rocket piggy bank, NOW, Ralphie The Tarantula!.. Here's a little sample from... THE RAFT!

You only have to watch a few of these episodes to see what a total jerk Dr. Smith is, it's always something with him.

And, here's a portrait of the selfish little doctor as he overthinks some simple problem.

Jeez guys!! Learn how to read your gauges, cripes!

Major West is putting the final touches on their 2-man space craft, aka The Raft. Gee, I wonder what Will has in mind here?..

Right, he and Dr. Smith decide to take the craft into space and look for Earth... Oh sure!

Dr. Smith thinks he's found the Earth and so they land on the planet.

This thing is just standing there watching the two wander around aimlessly. I don't think this is Earth Dr. Smith, you freakin' moron!

Of course, Professor Robinson and the gang have to track them down and dad shoots the poor bush monster in the back, bringing this adventure to an abrupt end...

But, wouldn't you know it, the crew encounters a meteor storm and sets up next week's episode. Check in Wednesday for more from... The Dungeon!!


TC said...

The bug-eyed monster appeared at least twice on Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea. And the "raft" looks like the diving bell from that series. Irwin Allen obviously believed in recycling.

TABONGA! said...

TC - There is no doubt that you pegged this one!

Eegah!! said...

I remember in the mid 80's going to the San Diego Com Con with Tabonga and artiste extraordinaire Brian J. (Screaming Black Monkey Spit) Riedel, and they had artist tables next to Billy Mumy who was promoting his comic "Comet Man" that he created with Miguel Ferrer! I sat there and talked to him for a long time! Totally unpretentious and a really nice guy!

Richard S. said...

By the way, the theme music for the show was written by John Williams. Yes, John "Star Wars" Williams!

Randall Landers said...

Isn't that the dreaded skunk cabbage creature? LOL

Anonymous said...

The first season of LOST IN SPACE is wonderful...I enjoy it a hell of a lot more than STAR TREK, and appreciate the family-friendly atmosphere.

Someone once said that to raise your kids on the first season of LIS is much better than to take them to church and raise them with the violence of the bible! Everything, every lesson that a child needs to know or beware of, is revealed in those 30 black and white episodes... I agree completely.

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