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Review of "Lost in Space" 4/15/18 by Eva Diaz airs now on Netflix.

I used to watch the reruns of the original 1960's tv show, in the 70's and loved it. The original show was about the Robinson family,who crash-landed on an alien planet, and their adventures trying to survive, at the same time they were figuring out a way to get back home to earth. The original show had elements of comedy in it, and was fun to watch. The new Netflix version is a drama with beautiful scenery and an unknown (to me) cast, except for Parker Posey, who plays the beloved role of Dr Smith.  She is a doctor who traveled with the Robinson family to keep track of them because they are part of an experiment to become the first human family to live in outer space. The problem is that they are forced to crash-land on the wrong planet, with no idea what to expect on this new planet, or how to get home again. On the original show, I loved the relationship between Dr. Smith and Will Robinson, the youngest of the Robinson family. Dr. Smith was like a grandfather and mentor to young Will Robinson. In the new Netflix series, they've made Dr. Smith female, but I think they will still keep the mentor relationship between her and Will Robinson.

I think that people that like acience fiction will love this show, although it does tend to drag on a bit.  Also, they keep flashing back and forth to the characters' past on earth, and their present on the alien planet, which is confusing. Overall, it is very well done and should be another hit for Netflix. I give it a 5 out of 5 stars, hoping the pace of the show gets a little bit faster and they add some comedy to the show. 


Lost in Space is a Netflix Original dramatic and modern reimagining of the classic 1960’s science fiction series. Set 30 years in the future, colonization in space is now a reality, and the Robinson family is among those tested and selected to make a new life for themselves in a better world. But when the new colonists find themselves abruptly torn off course en route to their new home they must forge new alliances and work together to survive in a dangerous alien environment, lightyears from their original destination. Lost in Space stars TOBY STEPHENS (Black Sails, Die Another Day) as John Robinson, and MOLLY PARKER (House of Cards, Deadwood) as Maureen Robinson. As the Robinson kids, TAYLOR RUSSELL (Falling Skies) is the strong-willed and confident Judy, MINA SUNDWALL (Maggie’s Plan, Freeheld) is the quick-witted and definitive middle-child Penny, and MAX JENKINS (Sense8, Betrayal) is the curious and sensitive Will Robinson. Stranded along with the Robinsons are two outsiders who find themselves thrown together by circumstance and a mutual knack for deception, the unsettlingly charismatic Dr. Smith played by PARKER POSEY (Café Society, Mascots, A Mighty Wind) and the inadvertently charming Don West, played by IGNACIO SERRICCHIO (Bones, The Wedding Ringer). The series is produced by Legendary Television and written by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless (Dracula Untold, The Last Witch Hunter). Zack Estrin (Prison Break) serves as showrunner.

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