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5.0 out of 5 stars Lost In Space - Second Season - the best season!
This was the first season of 'LIS' to be filmed in colour and for me is the best of the 3 seasons. It is very different from the first season of "serious Sci-fi" storylines filmed in black-and-white. The 30 episodes start off with the Robinsons being forced to take off from the 'planet' that they were stranded on for the previous season. This leads into some excellent...
Published on 24 July 2004 by M. SULLIVAN

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1.0 out of 5 stars very poor quality
Well I never thought I'd find myself reviewing this product so many years after purchasing it. Nothing needs to be said about the show itself, I have no doubts that if you are reading this review, then you must have some idea of what the show is about, or you may even remember watching it on the tv all those years ago.

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Published on 19 Mar. 2012 by ChrisR


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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lost In Space - Second Season - the best season!, 24 July 2004
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M. SULLIVAN (West Sussex) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Lost In Space: Season 2 [DVD] [1966] (DVD)
This was the first season of 'LIS' to be filmed in colour and for me is the best of the 3 seasons. It is very different from the first season of "serious Sci-fi" storylines filmed in black-and-white. The 30 episodes start off with the Robinsons being forced to take off from the 'planet' that they were stranded on for the previous season. This leads into some excellent 'spacebound' episodes early in the season; most notably 'The Ghost Planet' with excellent production values, storylines and studio sets. They then crash land on a new planet which becomes their home for the remainder of the second season. After some early episodes featuring all the cast members, the episodes increasingly begin to centre around stories involving mainly Dr Smith, Will Robinson and the Robot, and these episodes have an increasing comedy flavour to them, which tends to be the main stay of this second season. Some excellent episodes are 'The Android Machine', 'The Wreck of The Robot' and the fans favourite 'The Golden Man' (strong moral messages in this episode). However, some episodes are so "over the top" as to be quite frankly ludicrous; notable examples of these are 'West of Mars', 'The Space Vikings' and the dreadful 'The Questing Beast'. Nevertheless these episodes are saved by their excellent production values. The video transfers on some of the episodes have rather "washed-out" colours with blunt definition while most of the other episodes are very clear, doing good justice to the DVD format. However, it is apparent that 'FOX' have not attempted to digitally clean up the pictures for this box set, which is rather a shame given that the technology to do this is easily accessible in the industry now, and it is also probably to do with the age and condition of the source material which must be now 38 years old!. Regardless of this 'FOX' should be heartily congratulated for bringing out this box set and for any fan of the series (or even if you are not!) this is a must have series which has stood the test of time. Rush out and buy it, it is great value for money, and roll on the third season!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars "Spare me your poisonous barbs Major!", 26 Aug. 2004
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This review is from: Lost In Space: Season 2 [DVD] [1966] (DVD)
If your principal memory of "Lost in Space" is the black and white "serious" science first season, this new set will come as quite a shock. Prepare for "Space Camp"(emphasis on the latter).
The lurid - in every sense - Season Two leaves the realm of reason (even sci-fi reason) altogether to inhabit its' own bizarre dimension of ludicrous, outrageous, laughable - yet somehow compelling - intergalactic panto. It could only have come from the decade that brought us Adam West's resplendent Batman (Where ARE the DVDs of that classic series?).
Jonathan Harris's scenery chewing, eye-rolling, hysterically shrieking Dr Zachary Smith (he makes Graham Norton look like Vin Diesel) is a virtuoso display of mincing tomfoolery. Billy Mumy's excellent Will Robinson remains the definitive template for all the boy geniuses that followed in his wake. The fab B9 Robot dramatically waves his limbs in dire warning at every over-the-top cowboy/ ringmaster/pirate/saladbowl-bedecked green woman who happens to drop in that week. At this stage the rest of the family are reduced to little more than walk-on parts.
It's totally daft - (don't expect any classic stories like the first seasons' "Return from Outer Space" or "Mr Nobody") - but totally great. They actually COULD'NT make them like this anymore - the Irwin Allen gene is lost to science. A "must have" slice of T.V. history.(One star dropped for the bifocal wearing basset hound).
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Still good for todays kiddies - but adults also try series 1, 4 Sept. 2005
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I first bought this series two 'Lost in space' for my son (age 9) and he loves it (it is packaged just like the series 1 set). We watch about an episode or two a week (so have weeks to go). The series 2 was 'Lost in space' as I remember it: classy and very bold colourful sets, funny, with an increasingly camp Dr Smith having more catch phrases than Arthur Askey ("Spare me the barbs Major", "You posturing ninny"). In fact the robot's tagline 'It does not compute' was a favourite phrase of mine during my schooldays. I did vaguely remember the B&W first series as well (particularly the excellent first few episodes concerning leaving Earth eg. 'The reluctant stowaway') and knew Dr Smith, the Jupiter II and the crew were all present and correct. However I had forgotten how dark, menacing and calculating Dr Smith was compared to this second series. My son found series one too frightening to watch past the first few episodes, and was particularly disappointed with the B&W TV images - although I found these episodes far more interesting than those in the second series - but even I did miss the series 2 gaudy colour, although the B&W sets and effects are just as 'good'. By this second series the title should have been changed to 'The Dr Smith, Will Robinson and Robot show', where the comic talents of Jonathan Harris, Billy Mumy and Bob May (inside the robot) are increasingly in evidence (nicking some of competitors Batman's camp visual style) - this is reflected in this DVD set's cover art. The third series corrected this imbalance a little, giving other short changed cast members better parts.

So if you are buying for your children I would miss series one and skip straight to this series two, giving a two minute intro. But if you want a bit more bite then go for series one as well. Be warned though there are around thirty episodes in this 8-disk DVD collection - over twenty hours of prime time TV from 1966/1967 (Series One is the same length but from 1965/1966 and in B&W). So very good value at least, and the picture quality and production values of these series 2 (and 1) DVD's is top notch. The set has English language and English subtitles only. No extra's, although in both the very nice packaging includes a cute little pull-out booklet of the episodes and characters. In 2008, when we get through all 50+ episodes from series 1 & 2, we may risk series three despite the very poor DVD picture quality warnings from other reviewers. The expected fourth season of Lost in Space was ironically cancelled despite high ratings, due to Fox's financial disaster with Cleopatra reducing the available budget of Lost in Space to a point where creator, Irwin Allen, refused to continue.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lost In Space is an all- time great science fiction series, 27 Mar. 2005
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David Berlevy (London, United Kingdom.) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Lost In Space: Season 2 [DVD] [1966] (DVD)
From 1965 to 1968 the United States of America brought us a fantastic science fiction television series called "Lost In Space". The television network CBS televised 84 episodes,including the pilot episode "No Place To Hide". The first series was filmed in black and white with the animated credits and original theme tune written by John Williams of "Jaws" and "Star Wars" fame. However, the second series was filmed in colour with such a beautiful array of colours that combined wonderfully with the suspensful backround music. Also there were superb performances by Jonathan Harris who originally was only supposed to be in the first six episodes but whose cowardly antics and exaggerated reactions to events around him, made his character, Dr.Zachary Smith the most popular charated in the whole series. It is strange that in the pilot episode, neither Dr. Zachary Smith nor the bubble headed robot appeared and yet it is impossible to imagine "Lost In Space" existing without either character. The other great actor in it was Billy Mumy as the boy Will Robinson whose character developed into a hero for all young boys especially computer whizz-kids. In the thirty episodes of season two, there are episodes featuring a lady with a green face, space vikings, cowboys and even characters from Greek and Norse mythology, such as Thor and the Valkyries. This is a great way for children to be introduced to mythology. For me, I would recommend "Trip Through The Robot", which reminds me of the film "Fantastic Voyage" as Will and Dr.Zachary Smith enter inside the robot who has expanded to the size of a house, in order to change its metabolism and reduce the robot back to its normal size. This was in my opinion the best episode in the series, but I would also recommend "The Ghost Planet", "A Trip To Hades", "The Wreck Of The Robot" and "The Forbidden World" which are all unique in their unusual blend of horror,drama,fantasy, mixed with a touch of sardonic and sarcastic humour from the robot and the comical over-reactions of Dr.Zachary Smith. Then there are the confrontations between Smith and Major Don West which are very confincing. How Guy Williams, as Professor John Robinson, June Lockhart, as his wife, Maureen and the two daughters Penny, played by Angela Cartwright and Judy, played by Marta Kristen, managed to keep a straight face when Jonathan Harris was on screen is beyond me. Die-hard fans of "Lost In Space" will be relieved that the series has now been recorded on DVD because the VHS video episodes seemed to come to a halt a short way through the first series. "Lost In Space" did start off as just serious science fiction but it does not matter that it veered off into a comic book fantasy and part situation comedy and part drama. When you consider it was facing stiff competition from "Star Trek" and the British "Doctor Who", it was probably a good idea to turn "Lost In Space" into a family show. Its entertainment value is enormous and I would consider it to be the crowning glory of American television in the sixties and the series has a very strong fan base all around the world. Long may "Lost In Space" continue to entertain people of all generations in the future.
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5.0 out of 5 stars lost in space two, 27 July 2011
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Marcia "marcia" (england) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Lost In Space: Season 2 [DVD] [1966] (DVD)
"Warning! Warning, Danger, Danger!" shouts the robot. "You bubble headed booby" and "the pain, the pain!" says Dr Zachary Smith.
This season two of Lost in space continues its fun factor as the colour, characters and stories become far less serious and much more like a camp pantomime. But that is what makes this series so great. It is light entertaining fun.

We had learned from season one that Lost in space is set in the year 1997 and as the world is over populated the Robinson Family had been sent on a mission to a planet in the Alpha Centauri system to plan for colonisation. The whole family had been suspended in deep sleep for their journey. But Dr Zachary Smith, who was a stowaway and saboteur on their spaceship The Jupiter II, had caused them to become lost in space and stranded on an alien planet.
The Family are father John Robinson, an astrophysicist, his wife Maureen who is a biochemist, children Judy, Penny and Will. Also on board is pilot Don West.

In series two we see the crew escape from the planet and have some inter space adventures and then become stranded on another planet. The comedy element provided by Jonathan Harris as Smith has become the focal point and it might just as well have been the Dr Zachary Smith show. The plots are more predictable with the arrogant Smith bringing trouble to the accommodating and forgiving family Robinson. His closest friend is Will Robinson who is a wholesome nine-year-old electronics whiz kid. Will helps Smith but often upsets Smith by being more loyal to his family. Meanwhile his Sister, Judy, spends most of her time romantically entwined with good-looking Don West.
Each episode has an alien that always puts the crew in danger. And Dr Zachary Smith who is always looking for a way back home even at the expense of the safety of the Robinson family always treacherously assists the aliens. He is lazy, delicate and critical of others unless it's to his advantage to be nice to them. Smith also gets the Robot to help. The Robot often suffers scathing comments from Smith who treats him as just a machine.
Smith, Will and the Robot are a sort of comedy trio in this second series that has colourful and larger than life characters. The show was used to compete against rival show Batman in America and there are similarities in strong colour, wacky, camp, predictable but always-entertaining fun.

This second series is in colour and the picture and sound are excellent and there are some reasonable extra features. Season two is probably the best season of all. It is in colour and the comedy antics of Smith give the show originality and fun. Season one had been a bit more serious and series three is just more of season two.
This is a very good box set of a classic fun science fiction series, which is neatly presented.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Now in colour!!, 7 Dec. 2012
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Mr. R. W. Graham (Lincoln, U.K.) - See all my reviews
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The surprisingly serious tone of the early episodes are now a distant memory and season 2 is so camp it becomes a scifi panto. Still a lot of fun to watch if not taken seriously and Lost In Space is now in direct competetion with Batman for the campest tv show ever made. Dr Smith has now along with young Will Robinson and the robot more or less completely taken over the show, his plotting and scheming to leave The Robinsons usually at their expense and get back to Earth always fail and once again The Robinsons always forgive and forget what he has done. Now a full colour series the series is full of really bad looking aliens that Dr Smith is always frightened of doing it in such a camp over the top way it's hard to take him seriously but once again it's Jonathan Harris' performance as Dr Smith that steals the show.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Not as Good as the First Season!, 20 Mar. 2011
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Not as good as the first or third seasons, still the 2nd season of Lost in Space is excellent entertainment. It is perhaps science-fantasy, like Star Trek, since very little in it is really possible, still extremely watchable and good value for money. If you loved the first season certainly buy this very good and excellently presented 2nd season. This is in an 8-disc box set, where the plastic disc-holders are stacked one on top of the other.
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5.0 out of 5 stars a great set to keep and nice presentation box containing the ..., 11 July 2014
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ive nothing to add that hasnt been said by other buyers. a great set to keep and nice presentation box containing the disks - a pure nostalgia trip for those of us who remember the series from the 60s, although this is the first time ive ever seen it in colour.
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5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant, 28 Dec. 2013
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well pleased love it brilliant ............ well liked a gd set to watch and enjoy well pleased with the item
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5.0 out of 5 stars nice to see old space films, 19 Jan. 2015
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nice to see old space films again
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