The space ship that the Robinsons are launched in is called the Gemini XII, as an extension of the old Gemini space program. This will be changed to the Jupiter II in the regular series.
Maureen and John Robinson have a rare on-screen kiss.
The Gemini XII uses liquid oxygen or LOX, one of the physical forms of elemental oxygen, which is used by NASA to this day.
The song Will plays on the guitar is Greensleeves.
In this unaired pilot, the ship crashes as the result of a meteor shower, rather than from sabotage as in the second pilot/first episode.
Continuity Goof: The original trip of the Gemini XII was to take 98 years. The Robinsons left Earth on October 16, 1997, and landed on the unnamed planet in June 2001. Most of the story takes place in December 2001, six months after they crash land.
Don West: (about flying the spaceship) If you wake up and you find me driving you'll know you are in trouble.
Dr. Zachary Smith, the "villain" of the regular series, does not appear in this un-aired pilot.
This series pilot is known as No Place To Hide, though this title appears nowhere in the production. The original working title for the planned series was originally The Space Family Robinson.
Many of the special effects sequences for this black and white pilot film were actually shot in color so that they could be reused later.