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Lost in Space (1998)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Family  |  3 April 1998 (USA)
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The Robinson family was going into space to fight for a chance for humanity. Now they are fighting to live long enough to find a way home.

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In the year 2058, the Earth will soon be uninhabitable after the irreversible effects of pollution and global warming! Professor John Robinson, lead scientist of the Jupiter 2 Mission, will lead his family to the habitable planet Alpha Prime to prep it for colonization. The Jupiter 2 is equipped with a hyperdrive that allows faster-than-light travel, which will eventually be employed to evacuate the citizens of Earth. However hypergates must be constructed on Earth and Alpha Prime to provide stable points of departure and arrival. Dr. Zachary Smith is bribed by a terrorist organization to sabotage the mission, and ends up an unwilling stowaway as the ship blasts off. Written by Anthony Pereyra <hypersonic91@yahoo.com>

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Get Ready. Get Set. Get Lost. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for some intense sci-fi action | See all certifications »

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$80,000,000 (estimated)

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$20,154,919 (USA) (3 April 1998)

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£10,625,503 (UK) (2 October 1998)
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Over 3,500 names are listed in the end credits. See more »

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While running away from the spiders on the Proteus, Major West trips twice. See more »

Quotes

[Major West arms the Proteus' reactor to explode, to kill the Space Spiders]
John Robinson: What are you doing?
Major West: You never leave an enemy stronghold intact.
John Robinson: Major, stop.
Major West: One of your father's first rules of engagement.
John Robinson: That's a direct order.
Major West: I hate spiders.
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Crazy Credits

When the closing credits are ending you hear Penny's infamous line once more, 'This mission sucks!'. See more »

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Spoofs The Waltons (1971) See more »

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Bang On
Written by Alex Gifford
Performed by The Propellerheads
Courtesy of Dreamworks Records/Wall of Sound Recordings
Under license from Universal Music Special Markets/Propellerheads
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As a lifetime fan of the original, this was disappointing
18 September 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I think the major problem was the lack of closeness within the family unit. The writers choose that as the overall arc and that was a deadly mistake. We needed to see this family battle the unknown enties in space, rather than each other.

I was not interested in seeing Dr. Robinson finally make amends with his son. By spending so much time on the 'family' problems, we negated any sense of adventure.

The plot should have been about something space, a distant planet instead of this internal examination. Lastly Dr. Smith was just awful. I love Gary Oldman but this role just wasn't one of his best. If nothing else Smith was a pain in the butt, the writers saw as evil and turning him into a spider and having the little spiders eat him was just plain stupid.

Once again the fault lies in a poor "Hollywood" script.


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