Episode 24

 His Majesty Smith

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While out walking Smith and Will come across a ruby-encrusted crown. Will places it on his head and the moment he does a group of humanoids arrive. “I am Nexus ofAndronica”, says their leader. “My companions and I have crossed ninety light years of space seeking a being worthy to wear that crown. At last we have found him. All hail our majesty”.

Will declines the offer to be their king but Dr Smith is keen. He points out he is Irish on his maternal grandmother’s side. When Nexus asks,“Is that important?” Smith replies,“Only in as much as all the Irish are descended from Kings. The royal blood already flows through my veins, so to speak”. After some consideration the aliens agree to accept Dr Smith as their royal king. Little does Smith realise he has been seriously deceived.

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Smith invites the Robinsons to his coronation. He is dressed in flowing robes and fed grapes by fair maidens while being lifted and transported in a plush sedan chair by servants. He is taken inside a spaceship where a werewolf-like creature informs him of his fate. He has been chosen as the sacrificial King for an upcoming festival to honour the intergalactic gods.

Realising the Robinsons want Smith returned, the werewolf creature then clones Dr Smith and hands them back a look-a-like. This imposter, who likes to be called ‘Daddy Zac’, is hard-working, cheery and pays compliments to the robot. It does not take the Robinson’s long to realise they have a counterfeit Smith in their midst.

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One of these Smiths is honest, sincere, self-sacrificing and has a great work ethic. It’s really not hard to tell them apart…really it’s not.

The real Smith meanwhile is still being held prisoner in the werewolf’s spaceship. But when the creature lowers his guard Smith smashes a bottle over his head and makes his escape. The werewolf’s humanoids (who are, just to be clear, androids) show up looking to recapture the real Smith. They are fooled into taking Daddy Zac instead.

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Smith sunglasses

The scariest thing
 about this photograph is not that thing Smith’s wearing on his head.
The scariest thing about this photo is the fact I own this EXACT pair of sunglasses.