Here’s to a generation lost in space! The science fiction television series, Lost in Space aired in 1965 and follows a pioneering family of space colonists (the Robinsons) and their many struggles and adventures. The show ran for three seasons, ending in 1968 with a total of 83 episodes.
While the plot is centered on the Robinson family, it evolves to include storylines focused on Dr. troublesome Zachary Smith and the Robot: who provided much conflict, comic relief, and misadventures. The Robot, which had no given name, had superhuman strength, futuristic weaponry, and he often displayed human characteristics: sadness, laughter, and mockery were all in his wheelhouse. He could sing, play guitar, and was voiced by the show’s narrator, Dick Tufeld.