David Robinson Edit
David Robinson is the eldest son of John and Maureen Robinson in the 2004 pilot of The Robinsons: Lost in Space. David is around seventeen or eighteen and has a teenageD sister, Judy; a younger ten-year-old brother Will; and an infant sister named Penny.
David struggles with his own identifiy in the shadow of his famous father who saved Earth from alien invaders. David feels inferior to both John and his genius younger brother Will. David seems to get along well with most of his family, but there is unresolved tension in the family arising from a lack of open communication.
When aliens attack, the Robinsons are aboard the Jupiter Mother-ship, but manage to get aboard the Jupiter 2 Space Pod and escape, but David is accidentaly left behind and is killed in the exploding Jupiter Mother Ship. John wants to turn back to save David, but the Mother-shiphip disintegrates as Maureen looks on and whispers, "David."
With David dead, John can never hope for the reconciliaton with his son. The opportunity for John to tell David that he loves and respects him is now gone. Although David disappeared when the Jupiter Mother Ship was destroyed, John insists that one day he will find David and make things right again.
Mike Erwin played Major Don West in the 2004 The Robinsons: Lost In Space pilot. He is the youngest pilot to ever command his own squad, and graduated at the top of his class. Don reveres his idol, military leader, John Robinson. Don attends a farewell party for the retiring John Robinson and then while there he meets Judy, however he has no idea that Judy is John Robinson's daughter. Later that same night, Judy sneaks out of the house to meet the handsome young pilot, they become lovers for her last night on Earth.
Later, aboard the Space Station Jupiter, Don meets Judy again. However he discovers that she is actually the daughter of his idol, Military Leader John Robinson. Terrified that he has put his military career in jeopardy by romancing Judy the night before, Don tells Judy to stay away from him and abruptly walks away. After the aliens attack the Space Station, Don finds Judy and leads her back to the Jupiter 2 Space Pod. Don is still aboard when the Pod jettisons from the space station leaving Don stranded aboard along with the Robinsons.
Brad Johnson played John Robinson in the 2004 pilot The Robinsons: Lost in Space. Unlike the other versions or adaptions of this character in which John Robinson is a scientist, in this version John Robinson is a war hero, in fact in the first part of the pilot episode he is being honored at a event in Chicago, Illinois in which his military background is mentioned by a highly decorated female officer. Colonel John Robinson is also a highly decorated military leader as well as a Highly honored Military leader. About 15 years prior in 2082, aliens attacked the Earth leaving many major cities burned to the ground. In an attack called "Robinson's Raid" Military Leader Colonel John Robinson defeated the aliens and saved the Earth. Now it is 2097, and John Robinson has chosen to retire from the military and move his family to a colony planet named Nova.
Like in the original series, John Robinson loves his family beyond all else. However, John was rarely with his family due to the alien war. In this version John and Maureen Robinson have four children. Their eldest are a teenage son David, and teenage daughter Judy; their third child is ten-year-old Will, who happens to be a genius; their fourth and last child is an infant girl named Penny. (Note: Both David and Judy Robinson appear to be about the same age. It is possible that they are fraternal twins. However, there is no way to prove this.) John seems very attached and favorable towards his younger son, Will. However, John has a very unstable relationship with his eldest son, David.
Unlike Will, David is of average intelligence and often scores low at school/academy. John doesn't understand this and constantly badgers David about his abilities and grades. John has become estranged with his son David. Maureen tries to push John to confront David and tell him how much David means to him. But John refuses and says David already 'knows' this. After the family boards the Jupiter Mother-Ship, it's discovered that the aliens have returned. Its also discovered that the Alien War is not over. Unlike the other version where the Jupter 2 was either damaged by Doctor Smith or attacked by a terrorist group named the Global Sedition, in this version its attacked by aliens. The aliens fire upon the unarmed Mother Ship and soon the ship is crawling with humanoid-reptilian like aliens "reptilianoids". The Humans deploy several space fighters to stop the aliens and Don West leaves to try get to a Space fighter but before he can he fights a alien in the hallway of the Jupiter Mother ship. The Robinsons eventually rush to their space pod, the Jupiter 2, and soon the pod ejects from the exploding Jupiter Mother Ship.
However in all the confusion David is missing. He had left the pod earlier in an effort to find his father who was missing at the time. The Jupiter Mother Ship soon blows apart. David dies upon the disintegrating ship as his family, including his father, John Robinson, look on in shock. The Jupiter 2 manages to escape the aliens...however now they're lost. John Robinson makes an oath to his grieving family...that he will find a way to bring them back home again. Then he also promises that he will find a way to find David and bring him back to them. John Robinson is especially mournful because he lost his opportunity to right his wrongs with his eldest son.
Judy Robinson Edit
Adrianne Palicki played Judy Robinson in an 2004 pilot The Robinsons: Lost in Space which never was broadcast. In this version, Judy was possibly the first or second child of John and Maureen Robinson. Judy is a teenager, and has a teenage brother named David, a ten-year-old brother named Will who happens to be a genius, and an infant sister named Penny. (Note: Both David and Judy Robinson appear to be about the same age. It is possible that they are fraternal twins. However, there is no way to prove this). This version of Judy was very outgoing. She had few friends due to her military father and was constantly moving as a child. As a teen, Judy grew quite headstrong and occasionally rebelled against her parents. Judy fell passionately in love with Major Don West, who she met at a going away party. Instead of the silver astronaut suit, these Robinsons wore a two piece white suit that was closable all the way to the collar.
Maureen Robinson Edit
In the 2004 tv version of The Robinsons: Lost in Space, Maureen was a very capable medical doctor. She is seen giving inoculations aboard the Jupiter Space Station. Maureen has spent years separated from her husband John Robinson because he was fighting in the alien wars. This version of Maureen also loved her family intensely, but also maintained a thriving career as a doctor.
She is the mother of eldest son teenage David, teenage daughter Judy, ten-year-old son Will who is a genius, and to an infant daughter named Penny. (Note: Both David and Judy Robinson appear to be about the same age. It is possible that they are fraternal twins. However, there is no way to prove this.) Maureen also saved herself and her daughter Penny by shutting the Jupiter Pod door on an alien who fired a laser at them but missed. Instead of the silver astronaut suit, these Robinsons wore a two piece white suit that was closable all the way to the collar. Maureen Robinson was portrayed by actress Jayne Brook.
Penny Robinson Edit
In the 2004 pilot, The Robinsons: Lost in Space, Penny is only a young infant girl. Penny is the youngest and fourth child of John and Maureen Robinson's children. Penny has a teenage brother David, a teenage sister Judy, and a ten-year-old brother Will who happens to be a genius. Why take an infant baby into space? The voyage to the planet Nova, which the Robinson family were moving to was meant to be a safe and peaceful one. The reptilian like aliens that Military Leader John Robinson had driven away had not been seen or heard from in over fifteen years. Space was assumed to be relatively safe, so John Robinson had no qualms about taking his infant daughter into space.
Penny is first seen when the Robinson family are at home on Earth, packing in order to travel to the planet Nova. Baby Penny is later seen aboard the Jupiter 2 Pod, in her father's arms. After the Jupiter Space Station is invaded by the reptilian aliens, Maureen is alone in the Jupiter 2 Pod, except for Penny, who she holds in her arms. An alien manages to open the door to the Jupiter 2 Pod and fires a laser at Maureen and Penny. Maureen narrowly sidesteps the laser, then hits a button which causes the door to slam shut, killing the alien. The last we see of Penny, is after the Jupiter 2 Pod detaches from the Jupiter Space Station. The Robinsons have managed to outrun the aliens, however, now their ship is heavily damaged...and the Robinsons have no idea of where they are. The scene ends with John hugging both Will and Judy...while Maureen holds Penny in her arms.
Will Robinson Edit
Ryan Malgarini played the part of Will Robinson in the 2004 pilot The Robinsons: Lost in Space. Will is one of the few characters who pretty much stays the same in this adaption as he is in the original series. However in this version, although ten-year-old Will is still the third child...he now has an older teen brother named David, a teen sister named Judy, and a infant baby sister named Penny. (Note: Both David and Judy Robinson appear to be about the same age. It is possible that they are fraternal twins. However, there is no way to prove this.)
In the original version the government created the Robot, however In this version, Will is the creator of the Robot. Will creates the Robot in a building beside his house on Earth in order to protect himself from school bullies. However his mother Maureen disapproves of him building a Robot to defend himself from his school bullies. Will is obviously still the genius and still the closest to his father. Like in the original version, Will is quite the Daddy's boy. Will manages to save the Jupiter 2 at the end of the pilot when he opens a box containing the Robot, and hooks the Robot's power source to the Jupiter 2 power grid...giving the Jupiter 2 the power to outrun the aliens who are after them. Instead of the silver spacesuits of the original series, these Robinsons wore a two piece white suit that was closable all the way to the collar.