Episode 19 (S2) – Mutiny in Space

This episode begins with Dr Smith being ostracized by members of the Robinson family for accidentally blowing up the family’s weather station. On a solitary walk with the robot, Smith comes upon an alien spaceship. Soon Will joins him and enters the ship where they meet a Captain Bligh-style character named Admiral Zahrk.

The spaceship blasts off with Will, Smith and the robot onboard. Admiral Zahrk promotes Will to Midshipman, the robot to Quartermaster and insists on referring to Dr Smith as “Mr Spindle Legs”. Admiral Zahrk is also for some reason all the time referring to his unseen arch enemy “Mr Kidnoh”.

Meanwhile, Don and John use a reverse magnetic beam to pull the Admiral’s spaceship back to the planet. Once the ship has landed, Will, the Robot and Smith disembark, but Admiral Zahrk blasts off immediately to continue his search for the elusive Mr. Kidnoh and the rest of his original mutinous crew.

MUTINY ON THE BUNNY was a 1950 Bugs Bunny animated short released by Warner Brothers. This brief excerpt will give you some idea of the tone and idea being aimed for in this 48th episode of LOST in SPACE.

American writer Marc Cushman remarked in Volume two of his three part biography series of IRWIN ALLEN’S LOST IN SPACE “MUTINY IN SPACE” gets this author’s “award” as the worst Lost In Space episode made.”

Despite my professed life-long love of this show, with zero tension, a paper-thin plot and minute to minute silliness, I am at pains to disagree.

3 thoughts on “Episode 19 (S2) – Mutiny in Space

  1. Well, “Mr. Spindle Legs” was pretty funny. But I guess that wouldn’t be enough to make a good episode.
    Your disappointment was quite visible via your short description this time, but the two videos provided were very funny. Mr. Kidnoh was definitely the admiral’s white whale, wasn’t he?!
    I just saw one of your side graphics for the first time. Completely. Because I have seen it before but never saw it completely. But there it is: Scenic Writer’s Shack, Over One Millions Followers, but I finally saw the little line right above it, LOL
    So I’ve made a few notes for the upcoming commentary on Australia.
    Might be able to get it together by next weekend.
    We shall seeeeeeeee !

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  2. This episode as well as the next in line are both, plainly speaking, duds. But all is forgiven with the two episodes after these that are bona-fide, out and out gold-plated classics. Season two of the series was definitely hit and miss quality-wise. I’m taking shallow breaths as I muster the will to now admit that.

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