3x18 The Time Merchant
First Aired: Jan. 17, 1968 on CBS
Summary: Will performs an experiment designed to capture subatomic particles during a cosmic storm, but he nets something quite different: Dr. Chronos! The doctor claims he controls the "time tapes" of everyone, everywhere, and administers their use of time - even going so far as to destroy a planet…
Main Characters in this Episode
- The robot was never verbally named on-screen. Irwin Allen reputedly liked Rodney as its moniker, whilst an intriguing hint can be seen in "The Time Merchant", where the Robot's shipping crate is stamped "General Utility Non-Theorizing Environmental ROBOT" (capitals highlighted in red) suggesting that the machine's name was Gunter. It referred to itself with the above title (adding "Control" before Robot) during the second season.