Fugitives In Space
|Fugitives in Space|
|Principal Cast:||John Robinson (Guy Williams)|
|Supporting Cast:||Michael Conrad as Creech|
|Preceded By:||The Promised Planet|
|Followed By:||Space Beauty|
Don and Smith are framed as criminals and sent to the toughest prison in the galaxy. While Will and the Robot try to figure a way to get them out, Don and Smith argue over whether or not to go along with a criminal's escape plan.
MM: After a dangerous prisoner escapes from the prison planet Destructon, he lands on the planet currently inhabited by our heroes. Don and Smith find him apparently unconscious. He awakes and forces Smith to switch jackets with him, after which he promptly runs away.
The warden and two guards find Smith and accuse him of helping the prisoner escape. Smith, of course immediately implicates Don as well. The robot tracks down the prisoner and he implicates them as well. After performing an instant compterized trial in which Don and Smith are found guilty; the warden takes them both back to the prison planet to serve out their life sentences of hard labor.
Back on the prison planet, they are re-united with Creech (the prisoner). He "persuades" them to try to escape. During the escape attempt, Creech dies in a mine field. Smith and Don are exonerateted and allowed to return to the family.
The computer judge should look familiar. It's the same head that was used as the "doodle bug" in the episode "Treasures of the Lost Planet"