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    Lost in Space

    Post  mindspike on May 1st 2014, 10:34 pm

    Is there any love for Lost in Space out there?

    This is a show that could rightly be considered the father of sci-fi television series. It was the first show to chain events together into a string of continuity. Every episode fed into the next one, creating a single story that ends in a climactic season finale. The crew of the Jupiter 2 often fought and were at odds with each other, conflicting attitudes and values between the Robinson family, Major West, and Dr Smith.

    The show introduced mystery and explored strange new environments on a regular basis, and seldom if ever was everything tied up in a bow at the end of the episode. Much of what the crew endured was left to the imagination of the audience. The show dealt with moral and scientific problems on a regular basis without the heavy-handed commentary of later sci-fi.

    If a valid criticism were leveled at it, I might suggest that the acting and effect are very much a product of the 60s. The pacing and filming choices are likely to seem odd to a modern viewer.

    I really like this show. Anyone share the love?


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    Re: Lost in Space

    Post  Dunadwarf on May 5th 2014, 12:20 pm

    I've never seen the old show, but I'll admit that I enjoyed the movie, and I'm one of the few who seemed to. Never got the hatred for that movie.

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    Re: Lost in Space

    Post  mindspike on May 5th 2014, 3:31 pm

    The whole series is free to watch at Hulu.

    http://www.hulu.com/lost-in-space

    If you want to understand the roots of America television sci-fi, you should watch this show. Not only is it *really* reflective of the culture and general scientific knowledge of the time, but it pioneered many of the elements that we have either taken for granted or have come to loathe in modern sci-fi. At the time Irwin Allen did them, they were new and visionary.

    I also enjoyed the movie, particularly Gary Oldman's monologue on evil as conscious choice. That's good sci-fi, and very reflective of the original series.


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    Re: Lost in Space

    Post  Dunadwarf on May 5th 2014, 10:48 pm

    Have you watched the commentary, where they describe the sequel they planned? It would have been a great follow-up, rehashing lots of things from the "never happened" future in new ways and actually exploring the consequences of the events of the first movie.
    I truly, honestly, don't see why that movie is so hated, especially given the other sci-fi of the previous years. I'll admit that Grawp was a waste, but unlike Jar-Jar, it wasn't critical to the story, nor ubiquitous, so it really didn't bring the movie down.

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    Re: Lost in Space

    Post  Rickster on May 6th 2014, 12:50 am

    I have the first season on DVD but haven't gotten the other two seasons.

    I also enjoyed the movie when it came out, of course I don't know how much of that was affected by the fact that the movie had My crush Lacey Chabert in it.


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