THE BERMUDA SHORTS MYSTERY
While B9 robot
builders have no inherent interest in the Bermuda shorts, I found it very
peculiar that the Bermuda shorts of the first season were so obviously
dissimilar to the regular first-season legs.
Look at these screen grabs of the robot wearing his Bermuda shorts.
In the screengrab above, you can see the the Bermudas terminate without any knee plates. In this shot, you can also see the power cord trailing from the bottom of the back of the Bermudas.
Notice anything odd?
top bellow of the rubber legs is drawn up over the waist plate.
Second, the vertical crotch cleavage that is so emblematic of the first-season
legs is absent. In this respect, the first-season Bermuda shorts foretell
the second-season regular legs. As for the missing waist plate, I cannot
imagine what the prop men and producers were thinking. Did they really
think that no one would notice? Well, if they did, they were right. As
a youth watching Lost in Space on a daily basis, I never noticed
this garish and glaring inconsistency. Now, I cannot imagine how I never
noticed it before.