September 11, 2010 10:44 AM
Posted by Kate Rinsema
Irwin Allen, creator of Lost in Space, probably wasn’t expecting the series that only aired from 1965 to 1968 to make television history, yet it remains one never-ending cheese plate of space adventure to this day.
If you guessed the series was based on Disney’s Swiss Family Robinson, you would be correct, but did you know there was also a comic book inspiration (Space Family Robinson) that took off once the series aired and survived to the ‘80‘s? There is little doubt that the execs at CBS were kicking themselves a few years after passing on the original Star Trek in favor of Lost in Space. That dynamic duo of Batman and Robin also influenced the direction of the series once Allen realized their unique brand of humor seemed to appeal to audiences.
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