[Trailer] Lost in Space. New Netflix show.


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Danger Will Robinson.

Looks like they are playing it straight. Could be good, have to see. I liked the old show when I was a kid.

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Toby Stephens is great I am looking forward to this. Could have posted this in that "remember these old shows?" thread :)


Looks good.


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Molly Parker was great in Deadwood and everything I've seen her in since, so I'd be in it for her alone.

But.

Parker Posey as Dr. Smith!!! O M G I'm hoping she chews so much scenery that she has to get Norrin Radd as a herald.

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Interesting

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Wait wait wait wait wait... Did you just say Parker Posey?

I'm in.

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Who's gonna be Mat LeBlanc? :D

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Who cares about LeBlanc? Posey is going to be Oldman.


Exactly. Posey is going to be Oldman.

And anyway, LeBlanc is now Jeremy Clarkson.

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New Trailer :)

I'm in looks great.


It's great trailer and it looks like Robot is actually part of a separate thing from the Robinson family.

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This might be the Sci-fi i've been waiting for :)


promising. Why is it the Jupiter 2? What happened to the Jupiter 1? It's been 35 odd years since I last watched the original show.


I'm assuming Jupiter 1 didn't get off the tarmac...

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Looks to me like the entire season is set on one planet. In today's world of serialized TV I can't say I'm surprised, but I was hoping for more of an episodic series like the original, with new planets every few episodes, more like the Orville or Doctor Who.


Just not the vegetable planet please..I had an unreasonable fear of carrots for several years growing up


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I'm pretty sure it's a frozen lizard planet, Dougal.

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Seems like the robot isnt with them when they crash. Maybe there will be some time travel involved in the series? It appears to be one planet, but id give it time to develop. I prefer a serialized story that isnt rando of the week like yesterdays lost in space.

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New featurette.

From a shot in this it does look like there is some time travel, but we'll see.

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Seen the first few episodes. Like most Netflix shows, it's a tad too slow paced and takes itself a tad too seriously, but it's otherwise well done with some great performances and production values. Loving Parker Posey. Everyone seems pretty well done too. I've even warmed up to Penny who was irritating me at first.


Really enjoying it so far. Like that it's not a perfect family but they are trying and "Dr. Smith" is a fantastically horrible person.

The Robot is fascinating though. It's like having a tame Tigre. Sure it seems nice, but it's still a Tigre

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Like it so far. I am surprised that

Spoiler:
Dr. Smith isn’t Dr. Smith.


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I finished this just now.

It took me awhile to warm up to it, but I really liked it. It's nice to see a genre show where characters to use SCIENCE to solve problems. And they did a pretty good job establishing the characters.

Also the robot is amazingly cool


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I tried watching it because it looked like it had Will from Stranger Things in it.

I found it rather predictable and boring.

Granted, I haven't made it past the first episode.


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The first few eps are pretty slow going I admit

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CapeCodRPGer wrote:
Like it so far. I am surprised that ** spoiler omitted **

Spoiler:
I love that they named her character (real name) for the original actor who played him, Jonathan Harris.

Still haven't finished the series. I am in the late-middle I think. I actually am disappointed there...

Spoiler:
... are so many survivors showing up. I really was looking forward to a... well, Swiss Family Robinson in Space story, or sci-fi take on a Robinsonade, which is what the show is supposed to be after all. I wanted to see a small group (the Robinsons, Smith, and Don... oh, and the Robot... and no more than that) dealing with the alien planet and exploring and discovering things, not dealing with group politics and NPC backstories).

Judy needs better triage skills.


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"no chicken left behind!"

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I know I was supposed to feel creeped out when Dr. Smith was walking along singing "This Little Light of Mine," and... well, it was kind of creepy, but it also just made me want to re-watch "A Mighty Wind." So I did.

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Saw the first episode last night, and wasn't impressed. Not sure I want a bleak version of Lost in Space in the first place. I especially didn't like the weird travel ignoring laws of time and space. So she has 5 hours to survive and they trek all the way on foot to the next mountain and back?

Also didn't get that it started raining and then instantly, "it's getting too cold" and things started to freeze. Generally if it's raining it won't instantly and simultaneously freeze into ice.


wow, just wow. 6 episodes in and "Dr. Smith" is frankly a horrificly dangerous women. She could just rip an entire community apart and never lift an actual finger to hurt anyone herself, and she wouldn't give a damn about any of it.


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JoelF847 wrote:

Saw the first episode last night, and wasn't impressed. Not sure I want a bleak version of Lost in Space in the first place. I especially didn't like the weird travel ignoring laws of time and space. So she has 5 hours to survive and they trek all the way on foot to the next mountain and back?

Also didn't get that it started raining and then instantly, "it's getting too cold" and things started to freeze. Generally if it's raining it won't instantly and simultaneously freeze into ice.

It's not really that bleak a show, certainly not grim-dark. The characters are in peril, but I never got a "EVERYONE IS GOING TO DIE" vibe, and the family dynamics are pretty positive.

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While I agree the show's tone balances out (even if it is largely a quite serious show), the first episode really did feel like "let's watch the whole universe take a dump on the Robinsons," and until Will found the Robot that first story was a nonstop misery tour. I actually did almost shut it off before the end of the first episode, but kept watching because the characters were compelling, the worldbuild interesting, and the performances excellent. And those standards have been maintained consistently. They do have some plots that still boil down to horribleness by bizarre coincidence, but the dynamics have gotten more varied and there's some good wit and lighter moments amid the survival tale.

There is ONE thing driving me crazy though and has been for several episodes.

Spoiler:
Bearing in mind I haven't seen the whole series yet, why the F@+& haven't they figured out where the eels get their normal food and derive new fuel from that? Hell, derive new fuel from the eels' gastrointestinal tracts. It's icky, but it seemed an obvious solution from the point the eels first showed up and I do not get why they have not pursued it. Did I miss some line for why that wouldn't work?

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Finished season one the other day. I reallyed liked it. I thought it was a fresh take on on the orginal.

A theory on season 2:

Spoiler:
I was thinking, when they went through the wormhole or whatever it at the end of the final episode, maybe they did'nt travel distance, but through time. The planet they were on was getting closer and closer to the sun. Thats what was shown when they went through the wormhole. Its also what the robot drew. Maybe the robot was from the future and was sent back to try and prevent the disaster, but something goes wrong.

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Finished watching it. Found it best not to binge but let things sink in.

What was good: The Robinsons. The cast as a whole, and Molly Parker and Parker Posey especially, and the chemistry between cast members. The character backgrounds--there was a lot of work done to establish and make them feel like real flawed human beings with complex stories. The production values. The ambience.

What could have been better: The plotting, which was unfortunately often cliched and relied way, way, way, way, waaaaaay too often on convenient coincidences to drive the story forward. Where utterly random circumstance didn't move things, previously brilliant characters become idiots in order to move the story forward, with Dr. Smith suffering from this most of all (a person, let alone a brilliant sociopath, whose sole priority is survival shouldn't have made half the decisions she did. People who wrote her well wrote her terrifyingly brilliant and what she did made sense. People who wrote her poorly, including whoever was responsible for the last couple episodes, wrote her like the worst caricature of Chaotic Neutral). I have to wonder if some CW/Arrow writers weren't on the writer's group because way too much depended on characters being just generally suddenly foolish and/or people keeping secrets for no terribly good reason. So where worldbuild and setup was amazing, follow through suffered. I also didn't like such a large ensemble and if they make a 2nd season, I really do hope it is more just the family trying to survive.

Overall--I'm glad I watched it, and I think the show has tremendous potential. I would also watch the cast read the phone book together, so I can overlook some issues, but if they continue it, I still hope they hire better writers for the second season.

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I saw the pilot over the weekend. Great cast, interesting non-linear story telling, and enough mystery for me to want to keep watching. The production value is fantastic Robot saving the day was a little too convenient and predictable. I can see this being taken down a few notches from the writing but I hope it consistently meets the pilot standards.

Ill check back after ive seen more.

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4-5 episodes in and still enjoying it. I think they did an excellent job of putting in many elements for a wide audience. There are some adult themes without veering away from family level entertainment. Each episode produces a problem solution paradigm reminiscent of the early sci-fi series. There remains enough of a mystery to keep me engaged while introducing new elements at a reasonable pace.

Still thumbs up from me.


Personally I lost interest after the robot became alien tech. Given the power level of the robot. it has become the dues ex machina.


Finished the season and really enjoyed. Was it perfect? Nope, but certainly far better than most of the trash Hollywood craps out these days. I think what I liked most was it being a fresh take, with some elements from the movie, and some elements of the original show. And the performances were top-notch.

I will say: that is one imperiled family. I didn’t know so many things could go wrong and most everyone still lives. Still not sure if we’re dealing with alien tech, time travel, government conspiracy, or what. Which is good, because it’s got me ready for season 2.


I liked it except the villain is ridiculous, even worse than Thanos the mad


Thanos is cool!

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Finished the season and still enjoy it. There is some Deus Ex going on that doesn't do the series any favors. Though, I do appreciate that they keep the plot just mysterious enough to be interesting. The writers find a nice way to add conflict and character development without having to rely on current political waves or cynical statements. I believe this is the sci-fi show that Seth McFarlane was referring to when he said we needed a more positive feel good star trek in 2018.

Renewed for season 2!

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Acutally he was talking about Orville.

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Hama wrote:
Acutally he was talking about Orville.

Yes hama, thats my joke. LiS is actually the show he was looking for.


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Overall--I'm glad I watched it, and I think the show has tremendous potential. I would also watch the cast read the phone book together, so I can overlook some issues, but if they continue it, I still hope they hire better writers for the second season.

I agree.

20+ years ago, the best way to sink a movie/show was to have it revolve around child actors. It worked for sitcoms, but nothing else. Since then, the talent level of young actors has gone up tremendously. The show really relies on the three kids being good, and while they aren't always stellar, they're pretty good. The three primary adults do a good job. The dad is a bit stiff at times, and for half the season reminded me of a slightly better Tahmoh Penikett, but unlike Penikett in any of his roles ever, Stephens kind of grew on me.

The writing was occasionally good, but I concur, on the whole it was kinda meh. The actors sold the crap out of it though, and the show looked gorgeous, so it worked.

I wasn't that enamored with the bigger set of survivors either, but assuming that the cast of next season is the obvious set, I think there is potential for a more focused season.

Also, like so many Netflix series, it has a bit of filler in it. Episodes where characters make bad decisions purely to draw out the story even longer, because there isn't enough to explore in the central conflict to fill 10 episodes.

This might have made a better movie.


I liked the first season overall. There were a few things in the plot and decision-making of the characters that were annoying, but as a whole the show was enjoyable. They might want to tighten the bolts on overall production and writing. Some of the science had me shaking my head. (At one point they were measuring distances in both metric and U.S. customary units; no wonder they crashed.)

Easter Egg (and spoiler):

Spoiler:
The real Dr. Smith was played by Bill Mumy.

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Have you seen our robot?

Looking forward to more.


I am too. If only because now they're in another galaxy.


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Yay! I love the first season!

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Cant wait! I put Lost In Space at the top of the current sci-fi shows list for me. I tried "Another Life" but the writing is god awful.

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I'm also looking forward to this one. First season was entertaining, and set up some interesting paths forward. This incarnation of Doctor Smith is excellent - so good at being the villain, she makes me want to punch her in the face (the character, not the actress). Typically, I just settle for yelling at the other characters not to trust her.

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