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Lost in Space - NETFLIX
« on: March 06, 2018, 02:12:40 PM »
Anyone else planning on watching this? Looks pretty cool. But, I have an admission...I've never seen a single episode of the original series or the movie they made a few years back. I 'know' about Lost in Space, but watching this would be my first exposure to it.


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Re: Lost in Space - NETFLIX
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2018, 02:20:22 PM »
I seriously doubt familiarity with the original is required.  :lol

Not really my sort of thing, but it could be alright. I find the constant need to link new things with old things annoying AF, though. A reboot is one thing. It's lazy, but it doesn't have to suck. Making a fundamentally different show, with different concepts, different characters, different everything and linking it to a known title sucks, though. Why not just call this thing Star Wars? Or Home Alone? What difference does it make? Or better still, make a good program and call it Stranded. Or Marooned. Eight Guys on a Planet?
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Re: Lost in Space - NETFLIX
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2018, 06:30:33 PM »
So the Robot is now an alien that the kid finds on a planet they crashed on?

Parker Posey is the evil doctor?


I mean, might be good. But I agree with Lisa's brother up there. Why not call this thing something else? Literally, if you change their names, ditch the line "Danger Will Robinson" and change the name of the show, and I wouldn't have ever said "wow that's just like Lost in Space!" I would have said. Oh cool, another sci fi show. I like sci fi shows. Then I would have been very skeptical of Parker Posey like I am now.
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« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2018, 07:59:55 PM »
Huge fan of the original show. I have the Blu-ray box set of the series, so.

I also enjoyed the movie more than most. Loved that Robot was voiced by the original guy and Gary Oldman was the perfect choice for Dr. Smith. The original cast cameos were cool too.

I will check this out, but it does seem quite a departure. I am unsure of Parker Posey as Smith, but will keep an open mind until I see how this thing plays out.
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Re: Lost in Space - NETFLIX
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2018, 09:08:55 PM »
Looks like every other modern TV show / movie, where they dig up a franchise simply for name recognition, but instead take the most surface level attributes and plug it into the generic modern Hollywood fad style and dull cliche storytelling. Take out the clip of the weird looking robot saying "Danger Will Robinson" and you wouldn't even know what this is. Why bother.

(I'm not a fan of old Lost in Space btw)
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Re: Lost in Space - NETFLIX
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2018, 12:42:18 AM »
Who wants to bet that the creators/writers/whatever of this originally pitched it as an original series, and then some clever studio exec realized they'd make no money off of an original show and changed it to be a Lost in Space reboot?
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Re: Lost in Space - NETFLIX
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2018, 06:28:45 AM »
Who wants to bet that the creators/writers/whatever of this originally pitched it as an original series, and then some clever studio exec realized they'd make no money off of an original show and changed it to be a Lost in Space reboot?

Yeah....they pitched the show and then one of the execs just said “Sounds like Lost in Space”


I know I’ll check it out, and most likely finish however many episodes there are. It definitely looks like they sunk some cash into the production....here’s hoping that the writing is on par as well. At this point, NETFLIX has a good track record for my tastes so I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt
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Re: Lost in Space - NETFLIX
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2018, 09:22:16 AM »
Who wants to bet that the creators/writers/whatever of this originally pitched it as an original series, and then some clever studio exec realized they'd make no money off of an original show and changed it to be a Lost in Space reboot?

Yeah....they pitched the show and then one of the execs just said “Sounds like Lost in Space”


I know I’ll check it out, and most likely finish however many episodes there are. It definitely looks like they sunk some cash into the production....here’s hoping that the writing is on par as well. At this point, NETFLIX has a good track record for my tastes so I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt

Yeah, this looks like they put some $$$$ into this. :tup Don't really care if it's reboot or not, yes I've seen all of the originals eps at one time or another, just hope the writing and acting is good enough here to keep me interested. As you stated, Netflix has been killin' it lately, so hi hopes here.

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Re: Lost in Space - NETFLIX
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2018, 04:02:10 AM »
The first five episodes have been shown to the reviewers and there seems to be a lot positivity towards it so far.

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« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2018, 04:38:58 AM »
I seen the preview this past weekend as I was in the middle of binging on Hell on Wheels. It looks like it might have some possibilities.

On a side note, I understand being frustrated with reboots, but two recent examples of them working out very well with sci-fi titles do come to mind. Battle Star Gallactica and Planet of the Apes were both top notch, in my opinion.
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Re: Lost in Space - NETFLIX
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2018, 06:27:11 AM »
I don’t have a big issue with reboots, especially if they can improve on the original given current technology.

I get the ‘knock’ as far as “can’t you come up with something original?” But like I said....if you can improve the original then go for it.
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Re: Lost in Space - NETFLIX
« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2018, 07:28:41 AM »
Three episodes in and its been alright. Nothing particularly outstanding about it but it’s done a good enough job of creating a neat story and moving that story along pretty well.
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Re: Lost in Space - NETFLIX
« Reply #12 on: April 17, 2018, 06:39:52 AM »
Finished the first season. I thought it was really well done. I can see them getting another season or two. Pretty good character development and the story kept moving along. It was rated PG, so keep that in mind as you watch. They’re definitely trying to nab some of the younger audience.

But all in all I liked it.
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« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2018, 06:17:17 AM »
Watched the whole thing on the weekend and it was very good. The one thing that was really a downer is Parker Posey's character Dr. Smith. Way too much emphasis on this character and just plain annoying.

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Re: Lost in Space - NETFLIX
« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2018, 06:30:43 AM »
Watched the whole thing on the weekend and it was very good. The one thing that was really a downer is Parker Posey's character Dr. Smith. Way too much emphasis on this character and just plain annoying.

Agreed. That was the only thing I could see ‘wrong’ with the show. Luckily I think the show overcame any of that annoyance of them focusing on her.
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Re: Lost in Space - NETFLIX
« Reply #15 on: April 18, 2018, 08:30:43 AM »
Watched the first episode last night.  Seemed OK - slightly worried the kids might become annoying, they did seem rather precocious.

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« Reply #16 on: April 18, 2018, 12:50:09 PM »
Watched the whole thing on the weekend and it was very good. The one thing that was really a downer is Parker Posey's character Dr. Smith. Way too much emphasis on this character and just plain annoying.
Yea was about to say something similar, very annoying character indeed.

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Re: Lost in Space - NETFLIX
« Reply #17 on: April 18, 2018, 01:04:35 PM »
I'll try giving this a watch, but Parker Posey was my main concern from the concept.
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Re: Lost in Space - NETFLIX
« Reply #18 on: April 19, 2018, 10:26:41 AM »
Watched the whole thing on the weekend and it was very good. The one thing that was really a downer is Parker Posey's character Dr. Smith. Way too much emphasis on this character and just plain annoying.
Yea was about to say something similar, very annoying character indeed.

Agreed, a little too far over the top. Enjoyed the season though. :tup