Growing up in my small town,
I lived mostly in a land of make-believe, while other kids busied themselves with sports. Then "Lost In Space" came along and I fell in love.
I wanted a father figure like Prof. Robinson. He was a stern authoritarian, but also so kind and gentle. Everything my white-collar dad was not.
What I imagined our relationship would be, I can't say. But I knew I wanted Guy Williams to hold me.
And then there was Mark Goddard as Don. There was something special about the way he wore his belt down over his hips, like a gunslinger in outer space. Or perhaps the sexual sparks he emitted with Judy.
My make-believe fantasies included Prof. Robinson and Don together in much different, confusing ways.
I really wanted to be Will Robinson, and I imagined myself traveling to distant planets with my pet Robot. It was quite the fantasy for me.
Everyone on the show (except the annoying Dr. Smith) set off some radar along the way. Even Debbie, that weird chimp!
"Lost in Space" helped me realize I might be more "different" than I could have ever imagined.
Doug - Ellwood City, PA
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