Movies In Focus has a certain soft spot for Lost In Space. I loved watching reruns of the 1960s show on a Sunday morning when I was growing up and I might even have the energy to defend the 1998 big screen reboot with William Hurt and Matt LeBlanc (although I haven’t seen it in close to 20 years).
I’m interested in seeing this new Netflix version of the series – even if it’s just to see how the iconic John Williams score is reinterpreted.
Lost in Space is a Netflix Original dramatic and modern reimagining of the classic 1960’s science fiction series. Set 30 years in the future, colonization in space is now a reality, and the Robinson family is among those tested and selected to make a new life for themselves in a better world. But when the new colonists find themselves abruptly torn off course en route to their new home they must forge new alliances and work together to survive in a dangerous alien environment, light-years from their original destination. Stranded along with the Robinsons are two outsiders who find themselves thrown together by circumstance and a mutual knack for deception. The unsettlingly charismatic Dr. Smith (Parker Posey) is a master manipulator with an inscrutable end game. And the roguish, but inadvertently charming Don West (Ignacio Serricchio) is a highly-skilled, blue collar contractor, who had no intention of joining the colony, let alone crash landing on a lost planet.
Lost In Space drops on 13 April 2018.