Re: Star Trek/Lost In Space: Any Difference?
Yes, Lost In Space definitely evolved into "The Zachary Smith Comedy Hour", as he originally in the earlier episodes had a darker character as I remember.
However, even in his later more comedic relief form, he gave the darker side of human kind to observing aliens, allowing them to get a taste of both the good and the bad.
Lost in Space had the only character the other crew had a legitimate reason for spacing
The Squire of Gothos