Lost in Space: Welcome, Stranger (1965)

Genres - Science Fiction  |   Sub-Genres - Prime-Time Drama [TV], Space Adventure  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The first Lost in Space episode comprised entirely of "new" footage, with no stock shots from the original pilot film, is also the first to feature a guest star--in this case Warren Oates, cast as cowboy-turned-astronaut Jim Hapgood. Like the Robinson family, Hapgood has been stranded in space, all because he'd overshot a scheduled landing on Saturn fifteen years earlier. However, Hapgood's space vessel is still functioning, which is more than can be said for the Jupiter 2. Treacherous Dr. Smith (Jonathan Harris) does his "best" to get into Hapgood's good graces, the better to be taken back to Earth--without the Robinsons.

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