Welcome at last to Season Three! Unfortunately, this is not a terribly kind season to Penny. A few episodes she has hardly any screen time at all, and no more than three or four shots of her in this gallery. The first two, Condemned of Space  and Visit to a Hostile Planet give her the best. However, in all six episodes, there is not a single moment when Penny has the screen all to herself. So far, she is always part of the ensemble. The most she gets are duets with Will and Judy. This is also the season when her hair starts doing funny things: long in one episode then short in the next! Part of the explanation is that episodes were not necessarily aired in the order they were filmed in, but also her short hair was (we are led to believe) actually a wig. All three ladies (we are led to believe) wore wigs at one time or over the course of the series.

These six episodes then, are Condemned of Space, Visit To A Hostile Planet, Kidnapped In Space, Hunter’s Moon, The Space Primevals, and The Space Destructors. Fortunately, we still get regular “Three Beauties” shots! So to lead off, the traditional “Three Beauties” . . .

CoS (9)

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

5 responses »

  1. Roger Rivera says:

    Wow lost in space I had a huge crush on Penney Robinson I was born 4/11/57 she had five years on me but she still looks good even better now I would love to meet her it would make me happy just to see her again the first time I saw her was in the sounds of music miss Angela Cartwright you still got it going on good bless you life time fan Roger Rivera

  2. Hal says:

    It’s pretty obvious that Angela Cartwright wore a wig. Where you see her with the long hair in season 3, that’s her natural hair. Most episode, she wore it up in a bun and they slapped the Penny wig on her. Look at the frontal hairline when they did this. As you move back you see where the wig starts. They did this because of time and ease no doubt. Getting that long hair camera ready was most likely a chore and time consuming. It had to be washed, set, and groomed. Easier to put it up and slap the wig on. Much less prep time in the make up chair. My guess is that Angela wanted at least a few episodes where she wore her natural hair, which was long and beautiful.

    • Anthony Thompson says:

      I believe you’re right. At first I thought they had cut it. But why on earth would they do that? The short hair wig was done as an expedient (unfortunately for her).

    • Leslie Higgins says:

      Agreed with everything you said…Irwin did not like to deal with hair…that is why he made them wear wigs…the lady who played Betty in Land of The Giants also had to wear a wig…but I hated the short hair on Penny…I would have rather he went for the Visit To Hostile Planet hairdo….at least we know that is her real hair put up.

Leave a Reply to Anthony Thompson Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s