TV & FILM
brian-mcgee - February 22, 2018
Feeling nostalgic? Netflix has got your back. They've scooped up another dormant property and brought it into the 21st century, and this time, it's one with a dodgy history at best. Lost in Space was a watershed for science fiction television, having debuted a full year before Star Trek in 1965. Though it was campy as hell and the villain looked like David Lee Roth...
...It was a beloved property for many of us who grew up in the golden age of television reruns. Then came 1998 and that absolutely atrocious big budget reboot of the show. The only thing notable about that movie is the fact that it knocked Titanic out of the number one spot at the box office after like four months. Don't ever watch it if you've managed to avoid it for this long.
The new Netflix version looks like it's taking the conceit seriously, which was the biggest issue with that 1998 reboot. The only thing I'm intrigued by regarding this reboot is the fact that my 90s girlfriend Parker Posey is playing Dr. Smith. I'm sure I'll be branded a cuck for supporting this gender swap casting, but I think it's brilliant. She can do high camp better than most, and if the show moves in that direction, she'll be well positioned to come out unscathed.
I must also admit I'm a touch nervous about the Jake Lloyd haircut on our new Will Robinson. That haircut does not bode well for this series. Nevertheless, this series has weathered Matt LeBlanc and giant spider monsters, something tells me it'll survive that haircut as well. Lost in Space debuts on Netflix April 13.