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Lost In Space - Netflix - Spoilers

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by cheesesteak, Apr 13, 2018.

  1. Apr 13, 2018 #1 of 122

    cheesesteak Meh. TCF Club

    Jul 24, 2003
    15 mins...
    I'm four episodes in. Not too much to say yet.

    - I'm not too happy with the Robinson family drama or the fact that Maureen is a jerk to John. June Lockhart would never have acted like that. :p

    - I'm waiting for an explanations as to why Judy looks a little different than everybody else in the family

    - The robot needs to talk more. If it can understand Will and follow his instructions then it should be able to communicate better than just an occasional "Danger, Will Robinson"
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  2. Apr 13, 2018 #2 of 122

    rharmelink Active Member

    Nov 30, 2015
    I'm just two episodes in. So far, I'm not a fan, and I'm trying to decide if I will continue or not.

    From something I read, Judy is Maureen's child from a previous marriage, adopted by John.
  3. Apr 13, 2018 #3 of 122

    Azlen Well-Known Member

    Nov 24, 2002
    Peoria, AZ
    In a review I read somewhere it said that the writers changed after the first two episodes and it gets better starting with episode 3.
  4. Apr 13, 2018 #4 of 122

    dswallow Save the ModeratŠ¾r TCF Club

    Dec 3, 2000
    So, is there some reason they've done this in a 2:1 aspect ratio? I hate this arbitrary "lets-be-different-to-be-different" thing, if that's all it is.
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  5. Apr 14, 2018 #5 of 122

    vertigo235 Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Oct 27, 2000
    Only 4 mins in and I notices that the computer said 3000 feet, but on the altimeter it said 3000m.

    Details people! lol
  6. Apr 14, 2018 #6 of 122

    Craigbob Well-Known Member

    Dec 1, 2006
    Land of...
    2 episodes in, and I am on the fence about this one. So dour and depressing. Lighten up a bit. I do like the fact that the planet is not mono-climatic like so many other sci-fi planets.

    I like the Robot, though I see shades of Iron Giant in it. Some other nice touches: the music, & sfx.

    I think making Dr. Smith such a sociopath is a mistake. But I guess we'll see.

    Robot-ex machina saving Judy was so obvious to me. I hope they don't give the robot powers at the speed of plot. That would be a huge disappointment.

    I guess I will keep going, and hope it improves with age.
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  7. Apr 14, 2018 #7 of 122

    cheesesteak Meh. TCF Club

    Jul 24, 2003
    15 mins...
    I finished it off in a binge last night. I can see why people would be hesitant about finishing after he first one or two episodes. The opening Go Fish scene took forever. Over all, I thought it was ok.

    Dr. Smith was a disappointment. I guess I miss the old flamboyantly evil but human Dr. Smith. This one was just a pure sociopath. The robot was somewhat disappointing too. Should have been more communicative.

    I know they wanted to capitalize on the Lost In Space franchise good will but there really was no reason for this to be a LiS repoot. They just grafted familiar character names onto a standard sci-fi story. If they had changed the characters' and the spaceship's names and titled it Space Colony Adventures, I doubt if I would have made a Lost In Space connection.

    At least I learned that spaceships can be totally submerged in water with the interior flooded and can still fly and be clean.
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  8. Apr 14, 2018 #8 of 122
    Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

    Oct 17, 2000
    Well, then, sounds like it was worthwhile! That seems like good information to have... :D

    I saw a mini-review that compared it to Battlestar Galactica, but without the ambition. I'm only two episodes in so far, but I see what he means.
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  9. Apr 14, 2018 #9 of 122

    ej42137 Well-Known Member

    Feb 15, 2014
    Los Angeles
    Dr. Smith in TOLIS started out as a complete sociopath, and only as the series progressed did they mellow his character to irascible. Kind of like Miss Kitty morphing from a brothel madam into a saloon owner.
  10. Apr 14, 2018 #10 of 122

    Hoffer Eat Lightning ----- Poo Thunder

    Jun 1, 2001
    Twin Cities, MN
    I'm 4 episodes in. I guess I like it, but am not in love.

    One thing I find funny is how they are in grave danger, but take time for heart to heart conversions. Kinda like in videogames that have main and side missions. You are informed that the main mission is an emergency. Like end of the world emergency, but you go off and spend 3 hours doing side missions. :)

    I had to Google the mom, because I knew I recognized her voice. I remember her from Deadwood. She's the woman whose husband died and she was left with a mine that others wanted quite bad.
  11. Apr 14, 2018 #11 of 122

    ThePennyDropped Now I get it.

    Jul 5, 2006
    Northeast US
    My husband fixated on that and wouldn't stop complaining about it. I was more annoyed by how it was so cold that the huge, deep pool of water froze nearly instantly, but the characters were comfortable wearing no gloves, hats or face coverings.
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  12. Apr 14, 2018 #12 of 122

    TonyTheTiger Pro Troll Magnet

    Dec 22, 2006
    Also, in episode 2, if they have wrist comms, why are they running around to wood shouting for Will??????
  13. Apr 14, 2018 #13 of 122

    tivoknucklehead Well-Known Member

    Dec 12, 2002
    Orlando Florida
    watch episode 1 and liked it. Had no idea the parents were getting divorced.Still no clue why Judy is black, adopted maybe?
    Robot is cool.
  14. Apr 14, 2018 #14 of 122
    Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

    Oct 17, 2000
    Interesting how when the robot hooked up with Will, the first thing it did was reconfigure itself into humanoid form (presumably from the alienoid form of its creators)...
  15. Apr 14, 2018 #15 of 122

    Hoffer Eat Lightning ----- Poo Thunder

    Jun 1, 2001
    Twin Cities, MN
    I guess I thought the humanoid form was its normal form. The other form was like a battle form. It was in battle form to blast all the people on the Resolut.
  16. Apr 14, 2018 #16 of 122

    Jeeters Registered Snoozer

    Feb 25, 2003
    I read a review that said the the mom gave birth to her in a previous marriage.

    I've watched the first two so far. I like it, but definitely not loving it.

    I'm 95% sure the person that Dr. Smith stole that jacket from when escaping the mother ship was Bill Mumy.
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2018
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  17. Apr 14, 2018 #17 of 122

    madscientist Deregistered Snoozer

    Nov 12, 2003
    Lexington, MA
    So, is this the series spoiler thread? Probably should get a moderator to change the title then.
  18. Apr 14, 2018 #18 of 122

    mattyro7878 Active Member

    Nov 27, 2014
    It is not getting critical acclaim .Penny just blasting the motors was ridiculous in ep2. But even half assed sci-fi does it for me. The Expanse has started seas3 on SyFy. That is at least confusing enough to keep my attention.
  19. Apr 14, 2018 #19 of 122

    TIVO_GUY_HERE I miss the ocean

    Jul 10, 2000
    Dallas Texas
    It's good. It's Scorpion good.

    Not the highest praise, but i'll stick with it.
  20. Apr 14, 2018 #20 of 122

    mattyro7878 Active Member

    Nov 27, 2014
    One more thing. Is Penny gonna flash back Everytime someone farts? I thought these families were the top of the bunch! Parker Posey fell down the ugly tree; hit every branch on the way down.

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