Director: Nathan Juran
Writer: Peter Packer
Cast: Guy Williams, June Lockhart, Mark Goddard, Marta Kristen, Billy Mumy, Angela Cartwright, Jonathan Harris, Vitina Marcus, and Harry Raybould
Composer: Alexander Courage
Air Date: 1/4/1967
Production #: 9516
Still enamored of Dr. Smith, Athena (the green woman from “Wild Adventure”) arrives on the planet occupied by the Robinson family. Trouble arises when Urso (Harry Raybould), a male member of Athena’s species, challenges Dr. Smith to a duel—with a terrible outcome for young Will.
“The Girl from the Green Dimension” is an abysmal episode of Lost in Space. Exceptionally awful are Athena’s failed efforts at seducing Dr. Smith, which become exceptionally tedious after a while.
“The Girl from the Green Dimension” may induce cringing for its juvenile comedic gags. On several occasions, for example, Dr. Smith wiggles his nose while interacting with Athena, prompting an amorous reaction from her—a silly and childish attempt at humor, even by the standards of a season-two Lost in Space episode.
Also worth criticizing is the appearance of Urso, who, though supposedly a strong and fearsome antagonist to Dr. Smith, resembles a viking warrior crossed with the Jolly Green Giant of canned vegetable fame.
Marred by the antics of Urso, Athena, and Dr. Smith, “The Girl from the Green Dimension” will likely appeal to only the youngest of Lost in Space viewers. The majority of science fiction fans, however, should avoid this effort at all costs.
Overall Quality: 1/10
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