23 'Lost in Space' Quotes To Find Your Inner Sci-Fi Fanatic
With its descriptive name, "Lost in Space," viewers thought they knew exactly what they tuned in for sci-fi but were charmed by the Robinson family, who made it must-see television for the whole family. Read on for 25 quotes from the film adaptation and streaming reboot.
The "Lost in Space" directives are basically "Swiss Family Robinson," but in space. The Robinson clan's mission is compromised when a conniving physiologist tries to sabotage their spacecraft but gets trapped.
Much like "Star Trek: Strange New Worlds," the campy series followed a 'new planet of the week' formula as viewers got to know the perfect nuclear Robinson family better. The show ran for three seasons on CBS between 1965 and 1968.
While the 1998 action remake missed the mark and made only $69 million in the US of its $80 million budget, a reboot on Netflix from 2018 and 2021 captured some of the old magic but a more realistic portrayal of family life.
Penny Robinson’s quote: "Probably should have read the fine print before I launched into space." | Image: Facebook.com/lostinspacenetflix
Quotes from the Netflix Reboot of ‘Lost in Space'
Never love anything, kiddo; you will just end up losing it." — Penny Robinson
Probably should have read the fine print before I launched into space." — Penny Robinson
The impossible happens all the time, just have to believe it can." — Will Robinson
"There is a rule that is written in stone, and it is never broken: the Robinsons stick together." — Judy Robinson
Will Robinson’s quote: "Will Smith has a way of making people do things they regret." | Image: Facebook.com/lostinspacenetflix
"I will hate you for giving up. I will hate you for taking another away from me. I will hate you for not loving me enough to try harder because I need you. I'm always gonna need you. And I'm not gonna hate you, and I'm not letting you go." — Judy Robinson
"Will Smith has a way of making people do things they regret." — Will Robinson
Quotes by and about Robots from the Rebooted 'Lost in Space' Series
"Danger, Will Robinson! Danger!" — Robot
"Some robots hurt people, but they don't have to. They can choose to help, too." — Will Robinson
Robot’s quote: "Friend. Will Robinson." | Image: Facebook.com/lostinspacenetflix
"Why did the robot cross the road? Because he was carbon bonded to the chicken." — Robot
"We may never be friends. You may never even understand what I'm saying, but you don't belong in a box." — Will Robinson to Scarecrow the alien robot.
"Friend. Will Robinson." — Robot
"It sounds like old Morse code." — Robot
"Destroy Robinson family." — Robot
Dr. Zachary Smith’s quote: "It's the world behind the world, Dr. Robinson. Lie once, cheat twice, and everything becomes clear." | Image: Facebook.com/lostinspacenetflix
Quotes from 1998's 'Lost in Space' Film Adaptation
"There's a lot of space out there to get lost in." ― Prof. John Robinson
"Do they have a name for what's wrong with you?" ― Will Robinson to Penny Robinson
"It's the world behind the world, Dr. Robinson. Lie once, cheat twice, and everything becomes clear." ― Dr. Zachary Smith
Maj. Don West: "You know, I'm thinking this is your "kiss for luck" situation."
Dr. Judy Robinson: "Thinking. Not your strong point, is it?" ― "Lost in Space"
"I'm a doctor, not a space explorer." ― Dr. Judy Robinson
Dr. Judy Robinson’s quote: "Who was it that said, "Those who can't think, fight"? I think it was me." | Image: Facebook.com/lostinspacenetflix
Will Robinson: "Relax, Robot. "I'm going to build you a new body. Mom always said I should make new friends."
Rambler-Crane series Robot: "Oh, haha." ― "Lost in Space"
"8 years of flight training. Navigational holographics online. 50 combat missions. Course confirmed for slingshot exit of the solar system. Just so I could take the family camper on an interstellar picnic." ― Maj. Don West
"Let me tell you a lesson about life, kid. There are monsters everywhere... I know, I am one." ― Dr. Zachary Smith
"Who was it that said, "Those who can't think, fight"? I think it was me." ― Dr. Judy Robinson
"Let's see, do I spend my last night on Earth watching Mom and Dad pretend not to be fighting or blow ten years' worth of allowance at the mall? You do the math." ― Penny Robinson
Dr. Zachary Smith’s quote: "Let me tell you a lesson about life, kid. There are monsters everywhere... I know, I am one." | Image: Facebook.com/lostinspacenetflix
Netflix's "Lost in Space" was set in 2046, a time most Generation Z will easily live to see, and there are clues of that future in more contemporary shows.
In the teen drama "Never Have I Ever," Fabiola Torres, portrayed by Lee Rodriguez, is the captain of her robotics team and is proud to say that one of her best friends is a robot she built.