This weekend, Netflix screened the first episode of their new series Lost in Space to the lucky people attending Awesome Con in Washington, D.C. The revival of the ’60s TV show created a lot of buzz around the con and the screening room was filled. I was running behind so I wasn’t able to catch the opening, but I did catch the final 45 minutes. Without spoiling anything, the episode was fantastic! I have seen the Lost in Space re-runs and I think it is safe to say that if you are a fan of the old show, Netflix’s rebirth will not let you down. There are of course some differences, however. The story is darker and more grounded, but the action is exciting and the acting is solid.
Netflix’s Press Release describes Lost in Space:
Lost in Space, a Netflix Original Series, is a 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. Los in Space stars Toby Stephens as John Robinson, Molly Parker as Maureen Robinson, Parker Posey as Dr. Smith, Ignacio Serricchio as Don West, Taylor Russell as Judy Robinson, Minda Sundwall as Penny Robinson and Max Jenkins as Will Robinson.
I visited the display Netflix had set up for the show, complete with ship controls and life-sized robots, as shown above. I must admit, I was pretty impressed! I am looking forward to April 13th when Lost in Space will be released on Netflix. Danger, Will Robinson!