I may be a little off-topic today by writing about this, but I thought it was well worth mentioning. When I was a young kid in the 80’s, I was exposed to the Lost in Space series (reruns of course) by a very influential member of my family. I have always enjoyed what’s now and what’s to come more than what has passed when it comes to film, but that series captured my attention and has stayed with me since as a nostalgic part of my childhood. The movie that released in 1998 has always been in the front of my DVD collection and we use it here from time to time to test new audio equipment with. The beginning space battle does wonders for testing higher frequencies with (“Last man to kill a bad guy, buys the beer!”).
Now the series is making a comeback thanks to Netflix who is pushing ahead to make the remake of the series a sure thing. Featuring writers Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless (both of which were involved with Dracula Untold and The Last Witch Hunter), the new series seems to aim at staying true to the original series synopsis with a spin on modern day future concepts. The series will be produced by Synthesis Entertainment and Legendary TV who originally tried to sell the idea to NBC before it was somehow canned due to the unfortunate passing of Jonathan Harris, who played Dr. Zachary Smith in the original series.
Netflix won the project after what has been called a highly competitive bidding war and all parties related are pushing forward. No cast member information have been mentioned as of yet since the project is in the beginning phases of development. I can assure you that I will be patiently waiting to see what they are able to come up with.
Lost in Space reached its 50th anniversary this September. It was celebrated with the release of the Complete Adventures Blu-ray set that contains all 83 episodes of the original series (found here).