The Lost In Space Episode With Michael J Pollard As The Boy Who Lived On The Other Side Of The Mirrors

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Was that cool or what?

James Redd and the Blecchs, Friday, 8 February 2008 22:14 (twelve years ago) link

He even went through one of the mirrors and ended up on Star Trek!

James Redd and the Blecchs, Friday, 8 February 2008 22:15 (twelve years ago) link

If Morbius went home already I will probably have to wait until Monday for a response.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Friday, 8 February 2008 22:17 (twelve years ago) link

anything with michael j pollard pwnz all comers.

get bent, Saturday, 9 February 2008 15:07 (twelve years ago) link

Exactly. Here is documentary about his daddy.

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James Redd and the Blecchs, Saturday, 9 February 2008 21:05 (twelve years ago) link

explain me this again??

i think i remember this episode traumatizing me as a kid but i need details

s1ocki, Saturday, 9 February 2008 23:49 (twelve years ago) link

Here's my recollection: Will Robinson ran down a rabbit hole trying to escape an alien or playing hide and seek with Robbie The Robot and ended up in this weird place with all these old, dusty, unused mirrors propped up everywhere. This being Lost In Space, it just seemed like some abandoned basement of the property department was being used as the set -thus saving paying the wage of an actual set dresser- which always seemed to add to the eeriness and creepiness. Turns out that it wasn't quite uninhabited down there, because after some scurrying and running out from behind a mirror popped Michael J. Pollard. Somehow all those mirrors corresponded to the other side of all the actual mirrors in the universe including some on the Robinsons's spaceship (did it have a name?). Perhaps Michael and Will observed Dr. Smith concocting some mischief in one mirror and Will tried to warn the Robinsons through another, but to no avail, the mirrors were only one way. Somehow Penny ended up there too, and MJP worked some of his cool charm on her. At the end Will escapes back through one of the mirrors or the rabbit hole and Penny tries to convince MJP to come with her through the exit and finally experience real life and grow up, but he just can't do it, he has lived too long in this solipsistic voyeuristic world in which he never ages, so with some sorrow, she leaves him behind.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Sunday, 10 February 2008 01:22 (twelve years ago) link

I remember being completely creeped out by this, and now I realize why the homeless guy who ends up frozen in Scrooged looked so familiar.

Jaq, Sunday, 10 February 2008 01:45 (twelve years ago) link

he was your father.

s1ocki, Sunday, 10 February 2008 02:04 (twelve years ago) link

exactly, from that other parallel universe of 1965.

Jaq, Sunday, 10 February 2008 02:19 (twelve years ago) link

also, we only had black & white tv, so I didn't quite recognize him until he was frozen.

Jaq, Sunday, 10 February 2008 02:20 (twelve years ago) link

Only one that might be creepier is the one with the John Robinson doppelganger, sanctified in some alien rite while wearing a cheapo gold mask in another room in the prop department basement, who was going to replace the original, pilot the ship back to earth and allow his keepers to rule the universe!

James Redd and the Blecchs, Monday, 11 February 2008 21:45 (twelve years ago) link

Ah, just read the synopsis of "The Magic Mirror" on IMDB. It was Penny who went through the mirror and then Dr. Smith who followed her.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Monday, 11 February 2008 21:48 (twelve years ago) link

She was being chased by a "bloop."

James Redd and the Blecchs, Monday, 11 February 2008 22:00 (twelve years ago) link

Haha early MJP role was as Maynard G. Krebs's weird cousin Jerome on Dobie Gillis.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Monday, 11 February 2008 22:41 (twelve years ago) link

Also learned from IMDB that MJP was the creator of the title The Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Monday, 11 February 2008 22:50 (twelve years ago) link

I have now put the entire series on the netflix queue. After Mr. Jaq bought me the F-Troop dvd (so I could relive my Ken Berry crush-of-shame) and it was just too awful to watch, I'll rent these old series.

Jaq, Monday, 11 February 2008 22:55 (twelve years ago) link

I have hated Lost in Space since childhood.

I am surprised that MJP was on it, in the Beforetime.

Dr Morbius, Tuesday, 12 February 2008 21:46 (twelve years ago) link

eleven months pass...

RIP guy in robot suit

lemmy tristano (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 22 January 2009 16:22 (eleven years ago) link

^^^should have own thread

henry s, Friday, 23 January 2009 14:27 (eleven years ago) link

OK RIP Guy In Lost In Space Robot Suit

lemmy tristano (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 23 January 2009 16:11 (eleven years ago) link

four years pass...

Dr. Smith saying creature
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mF6dCD8n2E

Leopard Skin POLL-Box Hat (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 24 January 2013 22:44 (seven years ago) link

six years pass...

RIP

Irae Louvin (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 23 November 2019 01:23 (two months ago) link

Thanks. That obituary covers all the bases.

Irae Louvin (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 23 November 2019 01:50 (two months ago) link

Did not remember he played Barney Fife’s cousin, nor did I know that the “Miri” episode of Star Trek TOS - as well as “The City on the Edge of Forever” and some others- was filmed on the Mayberry backlot. https://metv.com/stories/when-star-trek-visited-mayberry

Irae Louvin (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 23 November 2019 12:08 (two months ago) link

he was only about 8 years younger than Shatner

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rm6gjQBwPFM

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 23 November 2019 18:13 (two months ago) link

Trying to remember who wrote that episode.

Irae Louvin (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 23 November 2019 22:03 (two months ago) link


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