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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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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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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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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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