Lost in Space Reboot 2018 – Review
Referring to my previous post announcing the return of the classic 1960s TV sci fi series, here is my take on Lost in Space – Review,
Jean & I binged watched all the episodes over two nights. In our humble opinion Netflix have done well with this reboot. I watched the original series when a youngster. It was good to hear the original & iconic theme music, especially when the Robinson family’s spacecraft Jupiter 2 took to the skies.
In these introduction episodes, there are a few changes from the original plot and storyline as of course can be expected as reboots usually vary a little bit from the original.
The Robinson family are part of other colonists, including other families too, each with their own Jupiter designated spacecraft. The Jupiters’ are docked in the much larger mother ship called ‘The Resolution’, which has a mysterious and secret faster than normal human technology space drive.
This mysterious drive is the key to the unfolding story.
The Resolution is taking the colonists to a nearby exo planet near the star Alpha Centauri.
A catastrophe occurs and the family have to flee the mother ship in their Jupiter(2) & land on an unknown planet which can sustain life.
Quite a few media critics who saw the first two episodes on preview, were lukewarm in their comments .
As I have found with other reboot TV series such as the excellent ‘Star Trek Discovery’, the whole series has to be watched to get a truer opinion. At the end of its first run after initial criticisms, ‘Discovery’ won over the majority of it’s critics and die hard Star Trek fans. The characters are seen to evolve over the series as does the story line.
The (different from the original) bickering and a touch dysfunctional Robinson family finally come together in adversity as these critics would have seen had they kept with the series.
Jean & I liked the evolving characters and exciting story, there was some funny humour and excellent CGI, overall a good reboot. We hope it will return for series two.
We currently await to see if Lost In Space will be renewed by Netfix for a second series. The viewing figures are apparently good and we should know soon.
Jean said that this reboot gives a different connotation to:
Danger, Will Robinson!
All in all, we highly recommend this series for an exciting watch for the whole family!
Netflix recently confirmed that there will be a second series, possibly airing later in 2019 or early 2020. 🙂