Lost episodes of 'Lost in Space' are finally coming in comic book form
Attention, Will Robinson! Two long-lost scripts of the 1960s TV show are being turned into a comic miniseries.
Carey Wilber is an unsung hero of science-fiction. The television writer penned scripts for the earliest of all sci-fi shows, Captain Video and His Video Rangers. The scribe also crafted the script for the Star Trek episode "Space Seed," best known as the introduction of Khan. The TV vet earned credits for dozens of series, everything from Rawhide to Wonder Woman.
Lost in Space
- 8/21 1:00AMBlast Off Into Space"Dr. Smith and Will befriend an old miner named Nerim. After a series of earthquakes indicates that the planet is breaking up, Dr. Smith tries to convince them that it is merely the effects of mining, and no harm will come to the planet. John informs him that he is wrong and that the Robinson family will be departing within the day. It is a race against time to escape the crumbling planet."
- 8/28 1:00AMWild Adventure"After leaving their planet, Dr. Smith manages to plot a course back to Earth."
- 9/4 1:00AMThe Ghost Planet"Dr. Smith, under a state of hypnosis, obeys an alluring message that redirects Jupiter 2 to a strange planet controlled by robots. Upon landing, the Robinsons find themselves enslaved by the metallic aliens inhabiting the unusual planet."
He also worked as a writer on six episodes of Lost in Space. Though the number could have been eight.
Two unproduced Lost in Space teleplays by Wilber were discovered in the Irwin Allen Archives. Now, half a century later, we will get to see them brought to life, in two dimensions at least.
American Gothic Press will publish Lost In Space: The Lost Adventures as a six-issue comic book series in March 2016. The first story arc adapts Wilber’s “The Curious Galactics.”
The first issue is available for preorder. That's part of the cover artwork above.
That's not all of the good news for fans of the Robinson Family. Netflix is reportedly developing a remake of the series.
Start dreaming of who should play Dr. Smith.