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The umpteenth re-imagining of Lost in Space dropped on Netflix. Anyone watch it? I did for nostalgias sake and ended up filling the space-show hole in my heart that a lack of Trek and Orville has left. I actually really enjoyed it.
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Great! I didn't know it was released yet.  I enjoyed watching reruns of the original show on the Sci-fi channel when i was in school and then, of course, let down by the movie.  The previews and cast for this version looked good to me, so I will definitely be checking it out.



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The umpteenth re-imagining of Lost in Space dropped on Netflix. Anyone watch it? I did for nostalgias sake and ended up filling the space-show hole in my heart that a lack of Trek and Orville has left. I actually really enjoyed it.

Hadn't heard of it, but I've never had nostalgia for the original.  In fact I have never watched more than maybe 5 minutes of the original at any given time.  What approach did they take? Parody? Serious but major changes to the premise?



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I've only watched 2 episodes so far (and really enjoyed) but I'd say it's a far more serious interpretation of the original. It's definitely not a parody, a lot less humour than the original. Looking forward to watching the rest though.



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I've heard it referred to as LOST ... In Space and having only watched the Pilot episode I think that's a good take. The pilot was great. Looking forward to seeing more when I have the time
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The umpteenth re-imagining of Lost in Space dropped on Netflix. Anyone watch it? I did for nostalgias sake and ended up filling the space-show hole in my heart that a lack of Trek and Orville has left. I actually really enjoyed it.

Hadn't heard of it, but I've never had nostalgia for the original.  In fact I have never watched more than maybe 5 minutes of the original at any given time.  What approach did they take? Parody? Serious but major changes to the premise?

It's a grounded modern take of the original premise, a family of colonists is lost in space and drama ensues. There's zero winking and nudging for the sake of nostalgia (outside of one cameo) and it's played straight.

It's a solid scifi show.
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The umpteenth re-imagining of Lost in Space dropped on Netflix. Anyone watch it? I did for nostalgias sake and ended up filling the space-show hole in my heart that a lack of Trek and Orville has left. I actually really enjoyed it.

Hadn't heard of it, but I've never had nostalgia for the original.  In fact I have never watched more than maybe 5 minutes of the original at any given time.  What approach did they take? Parody? Serious but major changes to the premise?

It's a grounded modern take of the original premise, a family of colonists is lost in space and drama ensues. There's zero winking and nudging for the sake of nostalgia (outside of one cameo) and it's played straight.

It's a solid scifi show.

 

I may actually be into it, then.  I'll have to check it out. I dislike reboots or revivals that end up just being parodies of the original.  



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I plan to watch it. The teaser got my attention three ways; nostalgia, Parker Posey, and Mass Effects Legion as B9.

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Didn't take long for...
 

 
I've got fond memories of the original. Don't mind the serious / straight take on it if it has got a bit of personality.

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I always loved the theme song.  Good old Johnny Williams



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I can't binge it. I'm only three episodes in, but I rewatch a lot of scenes. Every aspect is so very good, especially the performances.

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So is it safe to assume that the critical slams on Parker Poseys Dr Smith are just typical froll behavior? (fan-troll)

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Yup. She’s not a mad scientist, but she’s a master manipulator who is obsessed with Will and has self preservation as her primary goal. She’s great.
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I'm into episode 3 and there's nothing wrong with Dr. Smith yet but nothing super exciting either. I'll reserve judgment.

Do they ever explain how one of the daughters is randomly black?
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Yes. She was Maureen's first kid with another man, who skipped out. John adopted her when he married Maureen.

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That's a clever way to inject some diversity into the main cast.

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That's a clever way to inject some diversity into the main cast.


There's more than one thing in common with that scifi story we beat around years back.

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My partner and I finished it the other day. We really enjoyed it. She hated Dr. Smith as a character, to the point where it almost ruined the show for her, but to me, it showed a good performance from Posey that she could make you hate a character like that, rather than hate her performance. It's very much a more modern sci-fi take on things, which I enjoyed. The ending of the final episode made it feel very much like the whole season was more of a pilot season than a pilot episode, but I don't see that as a bad thing and it worked quite well. My only real criticisms revolve around Will being a bit annoying (then again, he's a kid, kids are annoying), Judy getting over her PTSD awfully quickly, and how the robot chose its loyalties (seemed very...suspect to me, and a bit too convenient, plot-wise).

 

Other than that, enjoyed it a lot, and I'm looking forward to season two. And more Don West please. And his chicken.



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I loved it. With rare deviation, it was very good hard sci-fi. And the main cast was phenomenal.
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Because of this thread, I started watching this the other day.  Three episodes in, and I am enjoying it.


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Hello yes I also watched this show.

 

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