The Robinsons: Lost in Space

The Robinsons: Lost in Space
Role: Judy Robinson
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In late 2003, a new TV series, with a somewhat changed format, was in development in the U.S. It was intended to be originally closer to the original pilot with no Smith, but including a robot. The pilot (entitled, The Robinsons: Lost in Space) was commissioned by the The WB Television Network. It was directed by John Woo and produced by Synthesis Entertainment, Irwin Allen Productions, Twentieth Century Fox Television and Regency Television.

The Jupiter 2 interstellar flying-saucer spacecraft of the original series was changed to a non-saucer planet-landing craft, dispensed from a larger inter-stellar mothership.

The pilot script featured the characters of John and Maureen, but an elder son, David, was added, as well as Judy, an ‘infant’ Penny, and ten-year-old Will. There was no Dr. Smith character, but the character of Don West was described as a “dangerous, lone wolf type.”

The confirmed cast included Brad Johnson as John Robinson, Jayne Brook as Maureen Robinson, Adrianne Palicki as Judy Robinson, Ryan Malgarini as Will Robinson and Mike Erwin as Don West.

It was not among the network’s series pick-ups confirmed later that year.

The producers of the new Battlestar Galactica show bought the show’s sets. They were redesigned the next year and used for scenes on the Battlestar Pegasus.

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