Sunday, September 4, 2011
Sci Fi Sunday - Remembering Doctor Smith
Now anyone who has talked to me for longer than, say, two minutes, is aware that my favorite actor in the world is Gary Oldman. So a logical supposition would be that he is why Dr. Smith is my favorite Lost in Space character. Not so. I was 8 years old when the original TV series began to air. I think I was hooked immediately, both by the show and by Dr. Smith. I can probably attribute that to the fact that for years and years I had crushes on and interest in men who were far older than myself. At 12, I crushed on Burt Lancaster and Jonathan Frid (Barnabas Collins from Dark Shadows) and many more. So picking Dr. Smith as my favorite character was not surprising.
But I digress.
In another episode, a green girl who's discovered floating around outside the spaceship, the Jupiter II, crushes on Dr. Smith, and can be heard uttering the immortal words - "Pretty! Handsome! Pretty Doctor Smith!"
Well, I could go on and on, and I do promise to talk about the show vs the film at another time. But I'll leave you for now with a picture of my favorite guy.
Did you like the show? What about the movie? Who was your favorite character? Your worst? I'd love to hear from you!
Until next time, take care!