Lost in Space

Season 1 Episode 9

The Oasis

Aired Wednesday 7:30 PM Nov 10, 1965 on CBS

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  • One of the worst episodes of the series. Just painful.

    Did Johnathan Harris go on a hunger strike for this episode? Not only is he dominating the conversation, but even when he is not around everyone talks about him. They are in the middle of a water crisis, Dr. Smith destroys the entire water supply and they still have heartfelt emotion about this sadistic self-destructive individual. This might have worked for laughs but the tone was serious. Why do they keep this person around? Peter Packer is actually a good writer. Why did he find it so hard to focus on family dynamics and instead focus entirely on Dr. Smith. Was this a test episode to explore Dr. Smith more, or was it rewritten to incorporate the more campy aspects of Dr. Smith? I don't know but it was one of the most painful hours of my life. I kept hoping it would improve but it never did.