Netflix Lost in Space - April 13, 2018

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Netflix Lost in Space - April 13, 2018

Postby Shokara » Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:03 pm

There was a teaser trailer released recently. This, however, is the first official full trailer. I will say this, the production values for this are insane for a TV show. They're practically theatrical. I just hope the writing, direction, and performances live up to it. I like the design for the Jupiter 2, although I am taken aback a little by the Robot. Still, I'm keeping an open mind. As much as I like the original TV series, it evolved into something almost as, if not as campy as the Adam West Batman TV series. While that itself is one of the original show's charms, that approach just wouldn't fly with today's audiences. I at least hope the Netflix show will retain a certain level of child-like awe and wonder at the settings and situations/adventures the Robinson family gets caught up in and warmth among the family themselves. I hope they don't try to make this too edgy.

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Re: Netflix Lost in Space - April 13, 2018

Postby lhb412 » Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:00 pm

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I think this looks great! Certainly feature film quality visuals.

Seems like the earliest episodes of the original series: a serious stab at transposing Swiss Family Robinson's survival situation into a space adventure, adding the 'boy and his robot' aspect that became important for the entire run of the series... though now a mysterious alien robot instead of a factory model that came with the ship. That change actually makes a bit of sense: the robot became so special to Lost in Space, so it makes sense that they'd change the story so that he's not just an off-the-shelf model.

The design of the robot cribs a bit from modern sci-fi designs, as opposed to the distinctly original design of the original. That's my only complaint.
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Re: Netflix Lost in Space - April 13, 2018

Postby jellydonut25 » Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:27 am

But what about Gloop?

Or was it Glorp?

Or...y'know...the monkey.



Not digging the Robot design, but looks neat otherwise. I personally DON'T get why they feel the need to re-invent the wheel with the Robot as it's one of the few truly iconic aspects of the show (in terms of DESIGN), but it certainly looks appealing visually overall.
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Re: Netflix Lost in Space - April 13, 2018

Postby O.Supreme » Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:37 am

Sad...Dick Tufeld is no longer with us to provide the voice. Him reprising the Robot in the 1998 film was the highlight. But this looks interesting, Ill give it a watch.
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Re: Netflix Lost in Space - April 13, 2018

Postby Stargodzilla » Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:03 pm

Is there going to be a Dr. Smith in this one?
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Re: Netflix Lost in Space - April 13, 2018

Postby lhb412 » Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:31 pm

^ Parker Posey is playing Dr. Smith. I'd love if she went as camp as in Josie and the Pussycats, but I doubt that...
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Re: Netflix Lost in Space - April 13, 2018

Postby jellydonut25 » Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:10 pm

Parker Posey is awesome. I wish she were a bigger star.
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Re: Netflix Lost in Space - April 13, 2018

Postby lhb412 » Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:53 pm

^Yeah. It's a shame she never really blew up.
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Re: Netflix Lost in Space - April 13, 2018

Postby Shokara » Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:59 am

jellydonut25 wrote:But what about Gloop?

Or was it Glorp?

Or...y'know...the monkey.



Not digging the Robot design, but looks neat otherwise. I personally DON'T get why they feel the need to re-invent the wheel with the Robot as it's one of the few truly iconic aspects of the show (in terms of DESIGN), but it certainly looks appealing visually overall.


I haven't heard anything about Debby, the Gloop. Considering how they decided to rework the Robot for this show it's possible the Robot will also be double-filling that role.
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Re: Netflix Lost in Space - April 13, 2018

Postby MekaGojira3k » Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:30 am

Watched it all, really enjoyed it. I understand changing the robot, maybe I would have left it a little more like the classic B-9 design, but it was fun.
I really hope there's a second season because I love Lost in Space and its nice to have it back again, even for a little bit.
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Re: Netflix Lost in Space - April 13, 2018

Postby mr.negativity » Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:19 pm

jellydonut25 wrote:But what about Gloop?

Or was it Glorp?

Or...y'know...the monkey.

BLARP!
Shokara wrote:I haven't heard anything about Debby, the Gloop. Considering how they decided to rework the Robot for this show it's possible the Robot will also be double-filling that role.

Spoiler Below:
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IndieWire Apr 15, 2018:
‘Lost in Space’ Team Teases that a Second Season Would Be ‘Wild’ and Avoid The Bad Movie Remake’s Biggest Problem
Liz Shannon Miller wrote:Co-creators Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama tell IndieWire that while they don't have a greenlight, they're already working on Season 2.



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VARIETY APRIL 24, 2018:
Netflix ‘Lost in Space’ Reboot Draws 6.3 Million Viewers in First 3 Days, Nielsen Says
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Re: Netflix Lost in Space - April 13, 2018

Postby lhb412 » Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:28 pm

Hard to tell with Netflix being so secretive about viewing numbers, but anecdotally it seems people really like the new show. Several people I know who aren't nerds of any kind and have little prior knowledge of the franchise have watched the entire thing and loved it.
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Re: Netflix Lost in Space - April 13, 2018

Postby klen7 » Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:19 pm

we've been enjoying this. With a TV-PG rating we can watch it with the kid which is nice.

She did get a little upset when
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Re: Netflix Lost in Space - April 13, 2018

Postby canofhumdingers » Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:51 pm

The first episode was pretty good. A little corny at times, but I suppose that’s in keeping with the original series. Will definitely be watching the rest of it.
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Re: Netflix Lost in Space - April 13, 2018

Postby MekaGojira3k » Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:26 am

I kept hoping against hope that we'd see the Cyclops from Season 1.

Now when will we see the Second Great Vegetable Rebellion?
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Re: Netflix Lost in Space - April 13, 2018

Postby O.Supreme » Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:22 am

I've only watched the first 2 episodes. It seems ok so far. Normally I don't care for the PC direction of gender flipped characters, but the way they did it
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Re: Netflix Lost in Space - April 13, 2018

Postby MekaGojira3k » Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:45 pm

I didn't really see it as a PC thing, because why do the same story the same way again?

And Posey is the absolute best thing here.
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Re: Netflix Lost in Space - April 13, 2018

Postby O.Supreme » Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:32 pm

MekaGojira3k wrote: because why do the same story the same way again?


No offense to you personally, but whenever I see comments like this it's like the show runners are saying...Remember that thing you liked? Well, were not doing that. It makes no sense to me. Why not just create a new sci-fi series about a family lost in space and call it something else? Unless they just want to use the name for branding purposes, which is tasteless IMHO. I mean the 90's movie (which is also on Netflix) kept all the characters the same, and it was fine. Sure the cg is dated as most films from that era are, but I watched it recently, its not a bad film.
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Re: Netflix Lost in Space - April 13, 2018

Postby klen7 » Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:58 pm

the new Dr. Smith is pretty evil in such a subversive way. It really is probably one of the biggest strength of the series until spoiler territory.
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Re: Netflix Lost in Space - April 13, 2018

Postby MekaGojira3k » Thu May 03, 2018 8:49 am

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MekaGojira3k wrote: because why do the same story the same way again?


No offense to you personally, but whenever I see comments like this it's like the show runners are saying...Remember that thing you liked? Well, were not doing that. It makes no sense to me. Why not just create a new sci-fi series about a family lost in space and call it something else? Unless they just want to use the name for branding purposes, which is tasteless IMHO. I mean the 90's movie (which is also on Netflix) kept all the characters the same, and it was fine. Sure the cg is dated as most films from that era are, but I watched it recently, its not a bad film.


I don't think changing the specifics of a generic family dynamic and having variation in ethnicity changes the property in any drastic way. I also don't think the Showrunners should say "Remember that thing you liked? Let's do EXACTLY that because what worked in the 1960s is definitely viable today!" They changed the characters here but mostly to make the female characters actual participants rather than people most concerned with the laundry or the cooking. If there's something wrong with added depth then so be it.
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Re: Netflix Lost in Space - April 13, 2018

Postby O.Supreme » Thu May 03, 2018 11:02 am

The 90's film added depth without changing the characters from what they were to start out with. Again, I'm not saying this show is bad. I'm up to episode 5 now and will keep watching. It's a pretty good show about a family Lost on a Planet, and the survivors of a mission to Alpha Centauri. But it's not Lost in Space. They should have just changed the name of the family (NOT the Robinsons) , and called it Lost in Space: TNG, and it would be all good.

It's kind of like if in 1987 if TNG was just brought back as "Star Trek" plain and simple, with no reference to anything else, people would have hated it. (And I'm not talking about the initial hate of original Star Trek fans, I mean , it never would have caught on and been successful).
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Re: Netflix Lost in Space - April 13, 2018

Postby klen7 » Thu May 03, 2018 8:46 pm

^ Wait until you finish the entire first season
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Re: Netflix Lost in Space - April 13, 2018

Postby lhb412 » Thu May 03, 2018 8:54 pm

In direct opposition to O.Supereme's take, the guy who runs the really neat Vintage Geek Culture blog liked the new Lost in Space partially because it confirmed several bits of 'headcanon' he'd always had about the original series!

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Re: Netflix Lost in Space - April 13, 2018

Postby jellydonut25 » Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:16 pm

First episode down.

It's...okay.

The dad is annoyingly one-note. The story is just "and then, and then and then"
They're crashing AND THEN the mom is hurt AND THEN the ships sinks AND THEN they have to go dive to the ship AND THEN they get stuck in ice AND THEN they have to go get the thing to get her out of the ice AND THEN there's a problem getting the thing AND THEN, AND THEN, AND THEN.
The production value is really REALLY good, and there's some ambition and a touch of heart.

Torn on whether or not to continue, honestly.
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Re: Netflix Lost in Space - April 13, 2018

Postby canofhumdingers » Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:23 pm

Keep going, it gets better. The actors/characters never quite rise to the level of the material they’re covering (except Dr. Smith...) but it does get better as it goes on. The cast is serviceable, if not stand-out great, and they do all get better as the show progresses and they find their various rhythms. But the production value and the actual story rise above the slightly less than A level casting to create a pretty darn good sci-fi show.
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