While Lost in Space may never enter the pantheon of
great television programming, the 1960s sci-fi show certainly has its charms,
all of them in evidence on this first volume of episodes from the second season.
Produced by Irwin Allen, who would later be responsible for blockbuster disaster
films like The Towering Inferno and The Poseidon Adventure. The Lost in Space storylines are predictable (almost always involving
some alien-related jeopardy prompted by Smith's greed and foolishness) and the
special effects and production values won't excite anyone used to the wonders of
the digital age. Still, this is television, where budgets are smaller and
schedules much tighter, so lowered expectations are in order anyway. But on the whole Lost in Space devotees--and there are many of
them--should be well satisfied.