I see this as two series. The serious first 8 episodes with a serious, smart, deadly Dr Smith then the comedy SF with Dr Smith the cowardly fool, a boy and his dog (I mean robot). I loved it as a kid in the 70s watching reruns. Recently I saw it on MeTV and found it soooo dumb. Also is it me or is Mr Robinson utterly overbearing? It is amazing how Jonathon Harris (Smith) and the one who played the major remained life long close friends, on the show the Major always looked like he wanted to kill Smith. Your thoughts?