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The Prfect ace Family

ByJim Tushinski

When I was eight, I wanted desperately to travel to the stars. I built space vessels out of Lego blocks and imagined myself whisked away into the unknown. I read comic books about Space Family Robinson and the Legion of Super Heroes. I watched hours of science fiction movies on television-Forbidden Planet and Destination Moon, This Island Earth and Rocketship X-M-and once a week I sat mesmerized by my favorite television show in which Will Robinson was the son in a space family who traveled on the Jupiter 2 spaceship. Sometimes Will’s family ended up marooned on an alien planet and sometimes they wandered around the universe without a starchart to their name. They were Lost in Space.