Lost in Space (1965–1968)
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Wish Upon a Star 

Will and Dr. Smith come upon an alien machine that grants wishes, which tests the values of the Robinson group.


Sutton Roley


Barney Slater, Irwin Allen (created by)

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Episode cast overview:
Guy Williams ... Prof. John Robinson
June Lockhart ... Maureen Robinson
Mark Goddard ... Maj. Don West
Marta Kristen ... Judy Robinson
Bill Mumy ... Will Robinson (as Billy Mumy)
Angela Cartwright ... Penny Robinson
Jonathan Harris ... Dr. Zachary Smith


Dr. Smith goes into voluntary exile after John confronts him when his laziness and carelessness threaten the group's survival. With Will's assistance, Smith makes a home in the wreck of an alien spaceship. In it, they find a small alien machine that materializes the operator's wishes. Written by Mister-UHF

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Release Date:

24 November 1965 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Penny is briefly seen reading a book, with her hand covering the front cover and tape covering writing and photos on the back. The book is one of the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories, "The Quest of the Missing Map". See more »


Maureen turns the force field on before the men clear the area, yet they don't get jolted. See more »


Maj. Don West: [harshly] What do YOU want?
Dr. Zachary Smith: Now, is that a way to greet Santa Claus, particularly when he has gifts for you all?
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References Pinocchio (1940) See more »

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Don't Be Selfish, Children
11 February 2015 | by StuOzSee all my reviews

Smith finds a machine that makes almost any wish come true.

This hour contains one of Lost In Space's finest moments when John Robinson has a group meeting with the family...mainly talking to Penny about a serious mistake she made by using the machine too much.

More great stuff towards the end as well.

Great direction from Sutton Roley.

Great music.

A strong bond between Will and Smith is now very obvious in this 11th episode.

Not a single guest star here (with the exception of the creature), it is all just the Robinsons, Smith and the Robot. All are fine.

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