Tuesday, September 15, 2015

"Lost In Space" for 50 Years... The Pain, The Pain!

Today, September 15th, 1965, familes across the nation were treated to a great adventure! The takeoff of the Robinson Family, soon to be lost in space thanks to the shenanigans of one Dr. Smith. As a 6 year old kid, I was the main target audience, and I ate it up!

To celebrate the anniversary, read a couple of posts I have made on the show; one about the bubblegum cards I collected, and another featuring the classic (and dead-on) Mad magazine spoof! I have great memories of the show, some of which I share in one of those previous posts, but here's one I laugh at when recalling it; when I was a teen, watching the show in re-runs after school on weekdays, my mother (who did not have much patience) would complain about "having to listen to those stupid bells every day!"

Of course, she was talking about the piece of John Williams music that accompanied every climactic scene, which heralded the big final drama with the familiar "bells of doom."