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Old September 12 2013, 07:36 PM   #111
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Re: STAR TREK the enemy of LOST IN SPACE?

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Was the target audience different at the start? If not, it does invite a comparison -- which many have addressed -- of how the two shows diverged from both being aimed at adults originally.
Yes, the audiences were always different. As I've said, part of what motivated Roddenberry to develop ST in the first place was that there had never been a non-anthology SF television series that was written with adult rather than family audiences in mind. LiS was originally more serious than it became, true, but it was still intended for family viewing, meaning for parents and children alike. Remember, it was originally conceived as a sci-fi version of The Swiss Family Robinson, a young-adult adventure novel.
Yes, Space Family Robinson.
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