Question: A few years ago, William Shatner hosted a special for TV Guide going through most of the sci-fi shows that had been on over the years. I believe that it was called TV Guide's Best of Sci-Fi or something to that effect. Is it available on video and, if not, what is the name of the old children's sci-fi show that starred Ruth Buzzi as a lost space person travelling from one planet to another? Do you know? Thank you.
Televisionary: Why, of course I do. The program in question, TV Guide Looks at Science Fiction, features Shatner presenting highlights from such notable shows as Lost in Space, The X-Files, Planet of the Apes and others. You should be able to find it on VHS and DVD at local video stores and online merchants.The show you're wondering about is The Lost Saucer, yet another '70s offering from the legendary factory of Sid and Marty Krofft. Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In player Buzzi co-starred with Andy Griffith Show and Gomer Pyle: U.S.M.C. vet Jim Nabors as a pair of lovable androids who, together with their pet dorse (a hybrid dog and horse), landed their flying saucer on earth circa 1975, picked up a kid (Jarrod Johnson) and his babysitter (Alice Playten) and then got lost in space. Following the dependable formula of just about every other Krofft show, the main characters tried to find their way back home while encountering all sorts of wacky creatures and places.