If you had made Lost In Space.. What would you have liked in it?

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  1. Gingerbread Demon

    Gingerbread Demon Stealer of all the cookies in time and space Premium Member

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    If you were the creator what would you have liked to have seen on this show?

    For me maybe not a direct cameo but a small easter egg or such from the original show, maybe they find the wreckage of a familiar looking flying saucer only to explain it away it's not the actual Jupiter 2 from the old show but an alien ship that to us the viewer looks like the old one. That's the kind of thing I would have loved to have seen in the Netflix show.
     
  2. Asbo Zaprudder

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    IMO the old series was mostly rubbish, sorry. It's one of those things that are better remembered than revisited. I know because I tried and I couldn't stand it. I can't think of anything I'd change in the new series apart from wishing there were more of it. It has its flaws but then so does most everything else. Some of the science is definitely ropey but not completely terrible. Dr Smith (June Harris) is definitely better than the ones in the original and the movie. I find the motivations of this version of the character more believable and interesting than I do for the other Smiths. From the season 3 trailer, it appears that she survived so I'm looking forward to seeing what chaos ensues.

    An updated sapient carrot (or other vegetable) would be a hoot but it would be better as CGI than an actor in a bad costume. It also shouldn't talk or have a human face.
     
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    I would have liked them to be actually lost. The new series was good but I never felt they were actually so.
     
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    The updated chariots are very cool. Like that the show is set not too far away 2044.
     
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    I would have the same family but thrust them into a Farscape style galaxy were they are encountering strange aliens all of the time. I know this sounds sort of like Buck Rogers but with a family instead of Buck but that's kind of what it would be. I would also go with the Robot being from the universe which is sort of connected to the current show in that it didn't come along for the ride but my robot would have more of the sense of fun of the old Robbie the Robot. Also none of the characters would be scientists or anything like that except for The Doctor of course. My idea being the ships crew would die in the first episode. The robot would actually have to do most of the ship operations stuff.

    The idea also is this ship was part of some Jeff Bezos space show and he wanted to take his family into space. The dad would be a Jeff Bezos type but more in a fun way and not a real life awful way. His wife is a Hollywood Actress who is really smart but the world thinks is dumb because she got famous playing this airhead character. Don West would be a solider but someone with no military experience. He just finished boot camp. Judy would be internet influener and Penny would be Trans and who was dealing with some bullying at school and actually kind of likes being away from Earth. Will Robinson would still be a boy genius and kind of dorky. Dr Smith would have just been the ships Doctor. He lived when the rest of the crew died in the pilot by locking himself in a room. Basically a coward.
     
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    Robot would have been more fun if he had been given a bit more to say and been a bit more vocabulistic (Thanks Rocket Raccon) for that word :D

    I also would not have minded if we had seen an actual alien from the race that created the robots
     
  7. Asbo Zaprudder

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    True, but then the incest question might arise again and we don't want that.
     
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    I would want more realism, less Smith, no Will and five times more Penny. And an imaginative, nepotism-free original producer who doesn't endlessly recycle props. Have a Penny-Robot emphasis with no regular ''special guest stars'' to muck it up.
     
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    Penny is one of the coolest characters
     
  10. Mr. Adventure

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    Would it? If I was trapped in a ship with my sister and mother I don't think I'd go there...
     
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    Same... Yucky
     
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    My biggest gripe about this series, they were never really lost, and only time it was really good when they were alone.
     
  13. Asbo Zaprudder

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    I'm referring to the other thread that someone started and perhaps really shouldn't have.
     
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    Sorry that one was my fault..... Yeah let's not revisit that
     
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    It was a valid question but it's not one that has any sort of edifying answer.
     
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    I personally liked the ‘97 film and would have loved a series stylistically based on it.
     
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    I would have liked the original Jupiter 2 interior sets[upper deck & lower deck including the podbay with J2-A Spacepod] & exterior design from Lost In Space 1965-1968 to have been updated as was the original Enterprise 1966-1969 interior sets & exterior design brilliantly updated in Star Trek: The Motion Picture. :beer:
     
  18. Sketcher

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    I wouldn't mind seeing a follow-up to the 98 movie, if the entire cast could come back together.
     
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    I'm with on the Robot and aliens, I don't know if I'd got in the Rocket Raccoon direction, but a more vocal robot definitely would have been interesting.
    One of my biggest complaints about modern sci-fi that isn't Star Trek or Star Wars has been the lack of aliens. I've always loved the aliens in those two, and shows like Dr. Who and Farscape, and it's really annoyed me that ever since the RDM Battlestar Galactica, and Firefly the majority of new sci-fi shows, have avoided aliens entirely.
    I haven't really noticed any nepotism, or "special guests stars" mucking things up in the new show.
     
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    I never cared for it as a kid. I'd see it later as an adult and, despite the sheer level of cheese and "for the toddlers", it has a charm. Unlike, say, "ElectraWoman and DynaGirl" - a show I loved as a kid but can't stand now due to idiotic pacing and extreme level of plot holes and conveniences. That one's best remembered, but the only way to know is to... re-watch. :scared:

    Always a valiant effort to try... Which reminds, I used to like DS9's "Valiant" but now have more difficulty with it... more a misfire, but before I digress--

    Inevitable. Even TNG, which had science advisors, messed up at times. One would think more known science would be easily found for shows made for mass audience consumption yummy nummies, but not always... That said, when TOS got more science right than shows made decades later (e.g. seeing events on other planets/great distances while being stuck with the laws of physics that no amount of subspace can get around), there's probably a problem.

    Fascinating! Jonathan Harris was iconic in a way, but the sheer repetitiveness of the same campy trope didn't help. He started out serious but switched gears into camp mode... Would like to see Ms. Harris' portrayal as well as the whole series proper one day...

    :)

    How to make an episode less risible would be an impressive feat. The infamous "vengetable" episode has a bizarre charm in of itself, once you get beyond the tacky. The other hurdle is that it feels like something that only the 1960s could produce with a straight face, and we all know actors got in trouble for excessive corpsing on set.

    That said, sentient vegetable matter is not an often-used and rather ingenious trope. Have it see a bunch of grazing cows and watch it sling nuts until you give it a laser rifle... or at least a tranquilizer dart and a map to the nearest Burger Slop joint... or, since this show is where they're lost in space, they see the Robinsons chowing down on big plates of lettuce. I dunno. Few sci-fi shows embraced the concept, and few of those got it right. Even the ones that arguably did had stories that weren't often seen popular, anyway... :(