If anyone remembers the 1998 adaptation of “Lost in Space”, they likely remember the darkness.
The new take on the short-lived ’60s TV series aimed to be a more action-oriented franchise starter, focusing on the “Danger” more than “Will Robinson” or, more accurately, family-focused storytelling.
“Lost in Space” starts in a crisis and only creates more from t.
“Lost in Space” should be commended for encouraging an interest in science by illustrating its importance; it’s hard to imagine more life-or-death scenarios solved with knowledge of the periodic table or applied mathematics than what’s seen in these 10 episodes.
That’s a substantial portion of the show overall, and it’s likely more than enough to turn off anyone who’s not watching with younger viewers or a die-hard science-fiction fan.
Everything about “Lost in Space” seems to be built on knowledge, so even if you don’t fully understand the science, you trust it.
The only problem is that Maureen and John look pretty dumb up until they escape.