Netflix Lost In Space

  1. ctg

    ctg weaver of the unseen

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    Exactly. I wouldn't even compare the movie to this if it hadn't been made and flopped. But, if they can do this one of oldie goldies that has been encountered on the permanent sale boxes for far too many times, what can they do with the other problem child, Edgar Rice Burroughs John Carter of Mars?

    The way they have handled the whole family problem has been awesome. I like all Robinson's, while before they were totally lost for me. I wasn't even planning on watching the movie ever again. Not talking about educating myself with the original series. I don't think they ever showed it or Space 1999 at Finnish television. It became available when the DVD's appeared.
     
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  2. Dave

    Dave Wherever I Am, I'm There Staff Member

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    If you are going to watch Space 1999 then watch UFO first. Space 1999 was made when next season of UFO was cancelled, but they had already built new Moonbase sets and miniatures to use in it. Some of the stories in Space 1999 are ludicrous, even just the premise itself, but I think you would like the conspiracy theories in UFO better.
     
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  3. Cli-Fi

    Cli-Fi John J. Falco

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    Yeah I was like holy crap this is so much better than the movie. I love the movie though, it's very sweet. If they made the pilot into a movie and showed it in theaters, it would have done better than the movie did. That's how much stuff is in the pilot.
     
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    The sci-fi pickings were slim in 1975 (in the US). We had Six Million Dollar Man. Bionic Women was just about to start. Space 1999 actually aired in the US at about the same time as it did in the UK and it was space based. I never missed an episode. UFO as I recall did not air in the US till years after.
     
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  5. clovis-man

    clovis-man Prehistoric Irish Cynic

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    Parker Posey as "Dr" Smith. She's played everything from the Dairy Queen waitress in Waiting For Guffman to "The Squid" in Boston Legal. If anyone can pull it off, she can. But it's a pretty nasty part. :cautious:
     
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    Cli-Fi John J. Falco

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    Ep2: Holy crap that map was cool. Hopefully it gets more use. This show takes everything I love about scifi and puts it together in a cool package. I think the dysfunctional family has been a little overplayed at this point, but I'm beginning to see the parents as secondary characters. So now we know the robot is programmable like in the movie. I think a good rule for this thread is to put stuff that's different from the movie/TV show in spoilers.

    Did I mention I'm obsessed with this show?
     
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    clovis-man Prehistoric Irish Cynic

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    Finished it today. It’s okay. It’d be a bit more of a struggle without the entrancing genius of Parker Posey.

    There are moments of greatness in the script, cashed in nicely by good acting, but as a whole the series isn’t mind blowing or a compelling as The Expanse.

    I’m not a fan of the robot design. And even less of a fan of man-in-a-rubber suit robot. It’s like a crappy, expensive Dr Who prop from the 70s.

    But... Parker Posey!

    pH
     
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  9. Cathbad

    Cathbad Level 30 Geek Master

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    I'm a Posey fan - but not this character. I just don't see how they can rehabilitate her to the point she could ever be a viable entity in the program, now.
     
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    I don’t think she’s meant to be. She’s the bad seed isn’t she.

    pH
     
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    Cathbad Level 30 Geek Master

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    Dr. Smith was always a bad seed, but he didn't totally alienate himself from absolutely everyone. This non-Dr. Smith has went too far. No credible way she will be a party to what comes next - though they will write her in.
     
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  12. WarriorMouse

    WarriorMouse My education started the day I finished school.

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    They have tried to make her a bit redeemable in the last episode so expect to keep seeing her next season.
     
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  13. clovis-man

    clovis-man Prehistoric Irish Cynic

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    I hope you're right. I'm a Parker Posey fan. But after episode 8 (I still have 2 to go) she doesn't seem to be just devious and evil. She's downright demented. I have to blame the script writers for that though. That and making the other adults in the tale insufferably gullible. Maureen Robinson, the rocket scientist, is all too easily taken in and her semi-estranged hubby, the Roger Ramjet type, never saw an idea he couldn't adopt.

    And what's with the duct tape? First Selma Blair in the first episode and now Will Robinson. Do all villains in the LIS universe have it stuffed in their shorts as part of the standard bad guy kit?

    A little more attention to plot development as opposed to character development might go a long way. But maybe the last two episodes will make everything better.;)
     
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    O.k., I was rather down on the whole series, but I guess its like jumping in a swimming pool. You know you want to, but that water is cold. :ROFLMAO: So, I binged through the 1st 8 episodes, so far. Thoroughly impressed!
     
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    I love the series, and I have no doubt Ms. Posey will continue as the Faux Dr. Smith.

    But there is no way I can imagine it'll suddenly become logical.
     
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    clovis-man Prehistoric Irish Cynic

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    Yep. I waded through the last two episodes and am imagining Neil deGrasse Tyson and Michio Kaku cringing as all the laws of astrophysics are broken into smithereens.:giggle:
    And now that the Robinsons and West have been shuttled off into the "Danger" portion of the universe, we're almost at the exact starting point of the original series. Same characters, except for the robot, who you have to believe was instrumental in getting them to where they are. Which tells me they will all be represented in the first episode of the next series. So why would anything have to make sense. It never did when Billy Mumy was Will. Maybe best if that is the case now as well. Despite all its built-in faults and its melodramatic feel it really is compelling.
     
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    As far as Robot is concerned.

    I would just bet Robot is hanging onto the outside of the ship or it will quickly come through in the other Robot's ship. There is no Lost in Space without Robot.
     
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  18. Heather Myst

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    I really enjoyed the entire series except for Posey's Dr. Smith role. With the exception of Dr. Smith the writers have done a really good job of making you care about the characters. I'm really looking forward to season two.
     
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    Really? All the adults in this seem quite thick (only up to Ep 5.) and how did the Leader get given that job? Luckily, their children didn't inherit the stupid gene from them.
     
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    WarriorMouse My education started the day I finished school.

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    That leader definitely has the "I think I'm the smartest guy here despite the fact I'm as thick as a brick" syndrome.
     
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