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Lost in Space (1998)

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

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3 April 1998 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$46,800,000 (Non-US) (2 October 1998)

Gross:

£10,625,503 (UK) (2 October 1998)
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Trivia

The Jupiter 1 (the booster stage for the Jupiter 2 craft) bears a strong resemblance to the craft in the original Lost in Space (1965) TV series. See more »

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In the opening battle scene, Jeb's HUD displays a "System Overload" warning after he was shot by the Sedition raider. That warning was actually displaying since the moment he launched. It also disappears right after Don moves in to rescue him. See more »

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Major West: 8 years of flight training. Navigational holographics online. 50 combat missions. Course confirmed for slingshot exit of the solar system. Just so I could take the family camper on an interstellar picnic.
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Pleasant surprise after all the jaded eye rolling
1 September 2007 | by (Massachusetts) – See all my reviews

Actually, I was quite surprised at how much fun I thought this movie was. Hardly perfect by any measure and, sure, there were some elements that were intrusive, but I found it to be quite faithful to the TV show

  • it used plots and elements from the early episodes. Even with the


newer designs, they incorporated older aspects - the planet REALLY looked like a better version of one of their old sets.

Furthermore, Oldman managed to peg Dr. Smith perfectly, taking in all the old camp elements and putting them to very good use - even using some old catch phrases in different ways.

As diversionary, light sci-fi adventure goes, I thought this was great and I'm usually very picky about this kind of thing. It was fun and a pretty good kids' movie.

The only thing really missing was Billy Mumy.


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