An irreverent look behind the scenes
Thanks to Cal R. for this one, over at the Yahoo! Lost In Space Group.
From the start, Lost In Space was troubled by petty rivalries and jealousies between cast members. For example, it was well-known that June Lockhart was using the role of Maureen Robinson simply to advance a more lucrative career as spokeswoman for cooking oil, dish soaps, and feminine products.
Always the class clown though, June kept the rest amused with her irreverent quips and satirical ad libs.
Meanwhile, Marta Kristen had a hard time putting up with Mark Goddard’s over-enthusiastic “method acting”.
Although the youngest member of the troupe, Billy Mumy had lofty ambitions. Here, he tries positioning himself as the leading-man type for a classic de Mille epic.
Ever the perfectionist, Jonathan Harris was always trying new material and routines to secure his place as Hollywood’s foremost “Creepy comic.”
Angela Cartwright never really thought of herself as a singer (neither, for that matter, did her singing teacher), but she still tried to keep herself and the company entertained with the classics.
And good-naturedly challenged June for the title of “Class Clown.”