History[edit | edit source]
A promotional video for Alpha Centauri painted as an idyllic place with waterfalls, wide pastures with horses and "filled with people dedicated to building a society that will last generations to come." Don West, however, warned that it was not as wonderful as was claimed, because people do not change so easily. ("The Robinsons Were Here")
With the help of the Robot, the children from the Resolute attempted to reach Alpha Centauri only to realize they were in the wrong star system as Alpha Centauri orbited a yellow sun, an orange sun and a red dwarf while the planet they arrived at only had a single sun. Instead, the planet is shown to be a partially shattered ruin containing the Fortuna which was the radar signature that Robot had locked onto instead of Alpha Centauri's. The Fortuna was a human ship commanded by Grant Kelly that had vanished over 20 years before. ("Ninety-Seven")
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The Alpha Centauri Star System actually has multiple stars and multiple planets which astronomers believe may have Earth-like conditions. The three stars in the system are Alpha Centauri A, B, and Proxima Centauri.
- Although there are several planets which may be habitable to humans, none of them are named Alpha Centauri, instead being named Proxima b and c, and Alpha Centauri Bb.