Lost in Space

Season 2 Episode 11

West of Mars

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Aired Wednesday 7:30 PM Nov 30, 1966 on CBS
4.9
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Dr. Smith is confronted by an identical look-alike called Zeno, who is on the run from the law. Zeno makes him trade places and Dr. Smith, out of fear, confesses to Zeno's crimes. He is arrested and he and Will are taken away to appear in court.moreless

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  • Allan Melvin

    4.0
    This bizarre episode is lit up by the presence of the one and only Sam the Butcher. I have often wondered if he and Alice ever "did it" :)
  • Was the"Rango" (2011) bar scene based on the "Zeno" bar scene in this episode?

    8.0
    The story line and the visuals for the bar scene are so similar in this Lost in Space episode and the bar scene in "Rango". Both Smith and Rango walk into an unfamiliar bar. Both do some excessive bragging to impress the locals. Both have problems with the drink they are served. Both are confronted with a local tough guy. The locals volunteer how tough Smith/Rango are. Both Smith and Rango escape with a single luck shot, Rango's knocks the water tower over on the hawk (who scared off the 1st tough guy), and Smith's knocks down a light that knocks out his opponent.



    My guess is the Rango version was based on this episode.



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  • West of Mars is a huge failure and ranks up there with the worst of the show.

    2.5
    It really is an awful episode, certainly up there with the worst of Lost in Space. There are so many things wrong with this episode and perhaps the only thing in its favour is a look at the cool little track the members of the Jupiter 2 have placed on the planet. First of all, can't anyone recognise the difference in their voices? When the law enforcer first comes into contact with Zeno he says that he recognises his voice, how is that possible when Smith sounds completely different? Then when they are aboard the law enforces ship I can't for the life of me figure out why Smith doesn't tell Will some stories about what they've done in the past. That right there would've been enough to clear him, but no.



    Then when they land on a planet that is frightened of Zeno, Smith pretends to be Zeno in order for the locals to fear him. But why, before he started his act, didn't Smith tell Will that it's all an act and that he's doing it purely to have the locals fear him? It's common sense. When Smith and Will are hurrying out of the bar, Will calls Smith 'Smith' instead of Zeno, even though a minute later he refuses to believe he is Smith. Make your mind up Will.



    Unfortunately in all facets this episode is a shocker.moreless
Bill Mumy

Bill Mumy

Will Robinson

Mark Goddard

Mark Goddard

Major Donald West

Marta Kristen

Marta Kristen

Judy Robinson

Guy Williams

Guy Williams

Professor John Robinson

Angela Cartwright

Angela Cartwright

Penny Robinson

June Lockhart

June Lockhart

Dr. Maureen Robinson

Allan Melvin

Allan Melvin

Enforcer

Guest Star

Charles Arthur

Charles Arthur

Photo DBL

Guest Star

Mickey Manners

Mickey Manners

Dee

Guest Star

Bob May

Bob May

The Robot

Recurring Role

Dick Tufeld

Dick Tufeld

The Robot (voice)

Recurring Role

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  • QUOTES (2)

    • Dr. Smith: (impersonating Zeno) I am Zeno, the Kid From Cassiopeia! I was whelped by a space-wolf and raised by a she-tiger in a den of Centurion Crocodiles. I can out-fight, out-wrestle, and out-shoot any galoot in the galaxy. I can run faster, jump higher, and spit farther than any space maverick on the premises. Wherever I go, men tremble at my glance and fair maidens swoon at the sight of me. I am Zeno, the most fearless super-swift in the cosmos.

    • Zeno: (posing as Dr. Smith) Hi, Judy baby.
      Judy: Dr. Smith, I wish you'd stop looking at me like that.
      Zeno: I was thinking what a feasible facial structure you have, Judy baby.
      Judy: Whatever that means.

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