But, was this the FIRST TIME Jonathan Harris was ever billed as a “Special Guest Star” on a TV series?
|Um... Perhaps not!|
|Well... Isn't that... "Special"!|
|"Future Smith? Indeed!"|
Over a century removed from being Ben Cartwright’s houseguest, Packer tended to get Harris (as Smith) into fixes like this (below)… But can you ever fully “Take the West Out of the Writer”?
|"Condemned of Space" (1967), written by Peter Packer.|
|"Blast Off into Space" (1966), written by Peter Packer -- with incongruously Western-type guest star Strother Martin.|
Oddly, when LOST IN SPACE did its full-out Western parody episode, “West of Mars”, Packer did not write the script.
|"West of Mars" (1966), in which SPACE actually does become "the final FRONTIER".|
“A Passion for Justice” can be found on the DVD set BONANZA The Fifth Season Volume One.
Come back in about four days for “A Lost in Space “Bonanza” Part Two”, when another LOST IN SPACE star visits the Ponderosa – later in that same season!
|Hmmm... I wonder which one of you brave and stalwart gentlemen it will be?|