The Man from the 25th Century
GenreScience fiction
Screenplay byIrwin Allen
Story byIrwin Allen
Directed byIrwin Allen
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
ProducerIrwin Allen
Running time17 min
Production companies
Original networkCBS
Original release1968 (1968)
Related showsLost in Space

The Man from the 25th Century is a 1968 short produced by Irwin Allen. It was intended to be a spin-off of Lost in Space and a pilot for a new TV series, but the series never sold.[1]


As a child, Robert Prentiss was abducted from 20th-century Topeka, Kansas, by aliens who claim to be 500 years more advanced than humans. After years of training and conditioning, the adult Prentiss is sent back to Earth with a mission: To destroy Project Delphi and their system that prevents alien invasions. Prentiss, however, finds that he cannot allow the aliens to attack Earth, so he tries to help Delphi to repel them.



  1. ^ For the Literate Couch Potato Newsday13 Nov 2002: B31.