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The show initially experienced some legal challenges. Ib Melchior, a notable science fiction writer, had conceived what was essentially the same idea (a modernization of Johann Wyss' Swiss Family Robinson but with different characters) years before either the television series or the comic book. He had called his version "Space Family Robinson", which was also the original production name for Lost in Space. Although legal action went nowhere, Ib Melchior was hired as a consultant on the "Lost in Space" movie as a way of recognizing his original idea.

Lost in Space followed Allen's basic philosophy that TV was supposed to be fun, as opposed to educational. His series, including Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, The Time Tunnel and Land of the Giants, were all very fast paced and exciting, often at the expense of logic.

The series ran for three seasons on CBS, from 1965 to 1968 and it was famously bought by the network after they rejected a competing sci-fi series that was offered to them Gene Roddenberry's Star Trek.

The first season was filmed in black & white and was more serious in tone when compared to the two seasons that followed. It chronicled the adventures of the Robinson family, a group of Earth pioneers whose mission to colonize Alpha Centauri almost ends in disaster after a saboteur attempts to destroy their space ship.

The second and third seasons were produced in color, and were more whimsical and fantastic in tone.

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> Airing History & Information 
Last Airing Mar 06, 1968
Premiere September 15, 1965
Episodes 83
Format/Time Black & White / 60 Minutes
Country United States
Upcoming Airs Not currently airing
> Cast 
Jonathan Harris....   Dr. Zachary Smith
Marta Kristen....   Judy Robinson
Mark Goddard....   Maj. Donald (Don) West
June Lockhart....   Maureen Robinson
Angela Cartwright....   Penny Robinson
Guy Williams....   Prof. John Robinson
Bob May....   The Robot
Dick Tufeld....   The Robot's Voice/Announcer (voice) (uncredited)
Bill Mumy....   Will Robinson

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Season 3, Vol. 1 (Twentieth Century Fox)
(March 1, 2005) Buy It (USA) (Canada)
Season 3, Vol. 2 (Twentieth Century Fox)
(June 14, 2005)

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