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Netflix’s Lost In Space (2018) First Impression

Netflix has recently released a new series based on an American science fiction television series created and produced by Irwin Allen called Lost in Space. It’s a modern take of that series and it’s a brilliant one.

The plot is as follows:

Lost in Space is an American science fiction web television series based on the 1965 series of the same name, following the adventures of a family of pioneering space colonists whose spaceship veers off-course. It is written by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless and consists of 10 episodes. The series is produced by Legendary Television, Synthesis Entertainment, Clickety-Clack Productions, and Applebox Entertainment, with Zack Estrin serving as showrunner.

It’s 30 years in the future and the Robinson family has been chosen to start a new life in a space colony. On the way to what they believe will be a better world, the Robinsons’ ship is abruptly thrown off course and they are thrown into a dangerous alien environment. Now light-years from their original destination, they must forge new alliances and work together to survive. Stranded with the Robinsons are unsettlingly charismatic Dr. Smith and inadvertently charming Don West, two outsiders who are thrown together by circumstance and a mutual knack for deception.

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I never watched the first version of this classic series so I had no expectation going into this new Netflix series. The first season started off very strong and left us with a lot of unanswered question that is certain to get the o’l theory-heads going.

On Christmas Night, the Earth was struck by a meteor. Because of that meteorite, earth’s inhabitant are forced to evacuate the planet and go to outer space to find a new home. The twist here as usual is that only the exception of the human species may enter aboard the ship. I find this part particularly interesting because if earth was to be struck by something, we would end up doing something like this.

I liked the pacing of this series and how it used flashback to fill in the gaps to the narrative. Over ten epic episodes, the Robinson family, overcame many obstacles to save the human race and themselves. Overall, it was really good first season and I’m really looking forward to getting all the answers to the questions and mystery that left unanswered.

 

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