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
Athena (the green woman from “Wild Adventure”) arrives on the planet, resulting in a visit from Urso (Harry Raybould)—a boorish, inarticulate alien who challenges Dr. Smith for Athena’s love. Shenanigans promptly ensue, during which Will is transformed into one of the People of the Green Mist.
By showcasing juvenile antics over meaningful character exchanges, “The Girl from the Green Dimension” may appeal to only the most loyal of Lost in Space enthusiasts. Exceptionally awful are Athena’s failed seduction attempts, which will likely induce groaning from the audience.
While gazing into the future, Dr. Smith foresees the Robinson family holding a funeral for a fried heating coil. Assuming that the ceremony will be for him, Dr. Smith backs out of his duel with Urso—who resembles a cross between the Jolly Green Giant and one of the Space Vikings from a later episode. Though potentially amusing for a children’s show, the above-described scenario will no doubt fail to captivate fans of serious science fiction.
The Robinsons continue to love Will unconditionally in spite of his altered appearance, demonstrating that family values are essential in overcoming the most difficult (and bizarre) trials imaginable.
“The Girl from the Green Dimension” lacks a compelling, swiftly paced narrative to compensate for its low production values. Young Lost in Space viewers may, however, be amused by the hijinks of Urso, Athena, and Dr. Smith.
Overall Quality: 1/10
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