The Lost Saucer
The Lost Saucer was about two time-travelling futuristic androids named Fi and Fum who land their flying saucer on present day Earth. They inexplicably invite a young boy named Jerry and his babysitter Alice to check out the interior of their craft.
As onlookers begin to gather, the two androids become nervous about attracting attention, and abruptly take off with Jerry and Alice. The flying saucer has the ability to travel through time, and the controls which allow the androids to specify an exact date becomes damaged, thus preventing the androids from returning Jerry and Alice to their rightful time and place. The series follows the foursome as the two androids (who bicker and argue incessantly with each other, neither seeming competent with the ship's controls) encounter various adventures while trying to get Jerry and Alice back home or return to their own home on ZR-3 (where they hoped to make repairs). The adventures are usually set on Earth (or an Earth colony) either in the distant past or in the distant future hundreds (or even thousands) of years hence. Typically, episodes were blatant social commentaries dealing with extremes such as a world where names (and faces) were replaced with numbers, where machines were outlawed due to a global energy shortage, or a city where the population had grown lazy and obese because robots do all the physical work.
Accompanying them on their adventures was a creature known as the Dorse. A dorse was a half-dog, half-horse hybrid. It had the body of a large, shaggy dog, and the head of a small horse.
|Season One||September 6, 1975||December 20, 1975||16|
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