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The “Lost in Space” reboot just released on Netflix is actually very entertaining. There are some big changes from the original series, but the heart and intrigue of the stranded Robinson family is mostly intact — aside from Mom, Maureen Robinson (Molly Parker), consistently belittling her husband, John (Toby Stephens) for little apparent reason.
The rebooted Robinsons are a highly educated and trained family of five sent off to a space colony ahead of the impending destruction of Earth. Things go pear-shaped on the hull en route to colony planet, Alpha Centauri, and the family is forced to evacuate on their Jupiter 2 spacecraft. They crash land on an unknown but habitable planet, where they quickly realize they are not alone. Fellow survivors of the exploded hull, and other intelligent life are also on the planet.
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Will Robinson, the youngest of the three children, encounters his buddy robot when he gets lost, and finds the wreckage of an alien space craft. The 2018 robot is from another planet, and although it initially appears hostile, takes a shine to young Will after the boy helps him out of a tree. The family takes in the robot as kin with little question, taking his good intentions as a totem of loyalty to Will, and therefore the rest of the family. Hey, blind trust of a giant robot alien with claws on a completely unknown planet seems logical, right?
In episode three, John (Dad) attempts to access the onboard 3D printer, an item I assume to be standard on all futuristic spacecraft, to print a gun for protection of his family. His print attempt is thwarted by a pop up message indicating the printing of firearms is prohibited because of some sanctions on Alpha Centauri. Well of course, why would you want to allow the future...
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