Mark Goddard

Lost in GenCon with the original Major West

Lost in GenCon with the original Major West

Most of the cast from TV’s Lost in Space was at Gen Con 1998 for signing autographs (the money collected went to charity). If you saw the movie this Spring, you may have recognized them in their cameo appearances but only June Lockhart and Mark Goddard had any memorable scenes. I got the opportunity to talk to Mr. Goddard briefly and he was generous enough to let me get my picture with him, I also have an autographed publicity shot of him. He thanked me for coming by and I had to tell him he had a pretty cool part in the movie, the commanding general giving orders to the (new) Major West played by Matthew LeBlanc. Mr. Goddard also said the people responsible for the movie had plans for two more sequels that he would have a chance to be in. I doubt the Jupiter 2 will make it back, it’ll probably be messages from Earth, flashbacks, or he’s part of a rescue party like the Proteus. He was a class act who never regrets his acting career (he did get more roles after Lost in Space unlike poor Guy Williams) because he continued with his other pursuits: stock trading and working with children (he has a degree in education). Currently, Mr. Goddard is semi-retired and residing in Florida.

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