Like many kids of the '60s, I was a big fan of Lost In Space, especially the first season. I always wondered where they filmed the crash site sequence, and how. After working at 20th Century Fox for many years, I was able to track down call sheets and camera reports, and learned that the exterior miniature work was shot at Red Rock Canyon, north of Los Angeles--and it was shot in color, despite the pilot being in black-and-white. Some friends and I spent a day trying to scout out the exact location of the crash site, with the famous pinnacle the Jupiter 2 flew past on it's ill-fated landing. We found it! Here is video evidence, nearly, over 40 years later, of the pinnacle.
A four foot miniature was used for filming. I have a two foot miniature with me for the filming, and you can see that it's not nearly as big as the four foot miniature appears on the final footage.
I don't own the footage from the original show or the music; I'm using it only to enhance the experience. Notice the STEREO unused end title music!
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