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Second Season Episodes - Revolt Of The Androids (episode 53)

Smith is seized with vainglorious dreams when he coaches an android to become the most powerful creature in the galaxy. 

The terrain of the android monster ldak abounds in its chief dietary need rubies. Dr. Smith is determined to obtain the gems despite John Robinson's rules to the contrary. When Smith, Will and the Robot encounter ldak, he is weak because he has lost his power-pack. Remembering that the rubies belong to anyone powerful enough to conquer the monster, Smith orders the Robot to restore ldak to full power. Judy and Penny meet their old friend, the lovely android Verda, who says a destruction android, equipped with a homing device, is after her.

ldak's sensors tell him his quarry is near, and he goes to the Jupiter 2, where John's lasers will not stop him. Verda awaits ldak's approach, corrects his speech and remarks that he has a lot to learn. She works on his human component to make him forget his mission to destroy her. Smi th reveals that Verda, too is an android. Reminded of his mission to destroy her, ldak searches for Verda, but when he finds her standing before him, tender and unafraid, conflict blows his circuits and he collapses.

As Verda goes for help, the machine that made ldak appears and condemns him as scrap, instantly making a bigger, tougher and more inhuman android, Omega 17, that will destroy Verda and anything else it encounters. John and Will see signs that a super-android is among them, and they appeal to ldak, who has been hastily repaired by the Robot, to help protect them. But he is without his strength and feels humanly inclined to save himself. His concern for Verda, however, forces him to battle Omega 17 and he manages to defeat the super android. The machine instantly appears to vacuum up Omega 17 as rubbish, and is about to vacuum up ldak, when John destroys the machine. Verda and ldak then depart for a planet where they cannot be found. 

Ray says:

A great spoof of the Superman character in this episode. Don Matheson from Land Of The Giants fame guest stars as Idak. Dee Hartford also return minus the silver face paint as the alien Verda. Another wonderful second season story.


Professor John RobinsonGuy Williams
Maureen RobinsonJune Lockhart
Major Don WestMark Goddard
Judy RobinsonMarta Kristen
Penny RobinsonAngela Cartwright
Will RobinsonBilly Mumy
Dr. Zachary SmithJonathan Harris
RobotBob May
Voice of the RobotDick Tufeld
Executive ProducerIrwin Allen
DirectorDon Richardson
WriterBob & Wanda Duncan
Guest Cast
VerdaDee Hartford
IdakDon Matheson
Idak & MonsterDawson Palmer
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