Doctor Smith is told to set this explosive off in in a bog after John Robinson has a minor injury. Bad decision of course as we know Smith will screw it up royally. He does just that as fear overcomes him and instead of placing the explosive where it’s to go he tosses it sort of towards the direction it’s supposed to go and then runs off. Don hears the explosion and senses it doesn’t sound right doesn’t question Smith much on it. The filed explosion causes a monster to be unleashed. Meanwhile Smith talks Penny into playing with the Quija board with him. He says they can
avoid work this way summon up the spirit of his Uncle Thaddeus this way to communicate with him. The real monster that Smith caused to pop up starts stirring, but Smith being the boob he is believes that his use of the Quija board has summoned up the spirit of Uncle Thaddeus. The rest of the crew doesn’t believes Smith supernatural explanation, but Don thinks Smith could be responsible for the situation because you know he just about always is the source of their troubles. The monster wants power from the ship and can drain it, but only at night. It also has three toes and can turn invisible. A sing a long Quija session doesn’t work and neither does trap that John and Don made. Smith still thinks it’s his uncle. That seems doubtful although if he is as much a troublemaker as his nephew is then maybe it is. However it’s not him. Smith and Will still go out to attempt a ceremony to stop Uncle Thaddeus. However the monster shows it itself to Smith who likely soiled himself and of course he runs off leaving poor Will. John goes after his son and manages to dispatch the monster and save Will. At the end of the episode Smith makes more of a rear end of himself. Roll those credits.
The negatives-Not so much.
The positives-If you are a fan of the show then you likely enjoy this one.
It’s a first season episode which means black and white and a bit more serious than the later seasons. However it’s the second half of the season which means it had begun being the Smith, Will and the robot show which is A-Okay by me.