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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP08 May 2018 3:01 p.m. PST

"Approval for the new Lost In Space series was largely reported in the positive. The Musings Of A Sci-Fi Fanatic final analysis remains in the making.

Of the few criticisms I've read some complained the Robinsons were too often in peril. That's an odd criticism for a family lost in space. How is this new series different than the original series in that way…"
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mghFond08 May 2018 3:39 p.m. PST

Ive been watching it this week and I really enjoy it. I like the cast, the characters, the planet often looks alien though there are a few logic issues (they mention the temp is 60 degrees below zero yet it starts raining?), but overall I would recommend it to sci fi fans.

VCarter Supporting Member of TMP08 May 2018 4:30 p.m. PST

Much better that the original or the movie remake.

Don't let the title scare you away.

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian08 May 2018 6:28 p.m. PST

Once you have finished, PM me for a AAR

Hamilton08 May 2018 7:53 p.m. PST

Just finished it and enjoyed Season 1.

surdu2005 Sponsoring Member of TMP09 May 2018 3:30 a.m. PST

I couldn't even finish episode one. I am tired of "the dad is an idiot, the mom is always right, and dad is terrible because the Marines sent him off somewhere" cliches. From the limited amount I saw it WAS better than the movie.

WarWizard09 May 2018 6:23 a.m. PST

I really like this too. Saw first 3 episodes so far.

haywire09 May 2018 7:38 a.m. PST

I am positive and yet on the fence about it.

I am tired of "the dad is an idiot, the mom is always right, and dad is terrible because the Marines sent him off somewhere" cliches.

The "Women are awesome" and "Men suck because they are Men" themes gets very annoying.

Will has to be weak otherwise Dr. Smith can't manipulate him. That is a given.

I can understand the hate towards Mr. Robinson in the beginning, and it does improve as the show goes on. I hope it is done with in the new season.

but making Don West a self serving Han Solo type, the "stupid decision making" Governor even though he was completely correct in what he was ordering in a certain episode, and the "Only thinks of his family first" love interest.

You only have the one Scientist guy who gets his entire family involved (which are also ALL WOMEN, BTW) as your positive Male role model character.

Landorl09 May 2018 11:07 a.m. PST

I watched it and liked it. Hope for season 2!

I agree that I am tired of the anti-man thing in many of these shows, but he got much better as the series went by.

I liked the fact that there were other people there than just the Robinson family. Not sure if season 2 will keep that though.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP09 May 2018 2:26 p.m. PST

I like it very much too!.


jdpintex09 May 2018 6:20 p.m. PST

I liked it

Dezmond09 May 2018 11:21 p.m. PST

>I agree that I am tired of the anti-man thing in many of these shows,

Check your privilege. Hating men is no more sexist than hating white people is racist. That is just science.

VCarter Supporting Member of TMP10 May 2018 5:29 a.m. PST

I also got a laugh out of the "gun free zone" for the colony. I guess they determined humans were the only life in the universe and there was no need for any protection.

Cacique Caribe17 May 2018 8:38 a.m. PST

Lol. Seriously? They did that? Hilarious. I guess none of people of that time have ever watched an alien flick.

Maybe the show is not for me after all. I'm looking for escapism, and not some brand new source for the same "progressive" ideology lessons/sermons I get everywhere else.

PS. Now I can't seem to get out of my head the scenes in Unforgiven (1992), of Little Bill beating the crap out of disarmed visitors to the frontier town of Big Whiskey.

Thomas Thomas18 May 2018 9:33 a.m. PST

Watched several episodes, interesting take on the old series. Reversing Doc Smith (and making not a real Doc) interesting vibe.

Making Ms. Robinson smart and natural leader also interesting take. (Please not potential screenwriters that not all men are feel instantly threatened when strong women characters appear on screen.)

Mysterious robot an interesting plot point. Even a bit of character growth.


Cacique Caribe18 May 2018 10:52 a.m. PST

With me it's not the gender threat issue, as some have tried to imply on other threads*. My issue is more a chain of command issue.

From the old series and the film, I was always under the impression the father was in command. Then again I didn't continue watching the new series to discover anything that would have told me something different. Or maybe that change should have been established early on?

* These days some people tend to rush to that conclusion whenever someone makes any observation about character and role changes in remakes.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP18 May 2018 11:00 a.m. PST

You lost a good serie my friend… (smile)


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