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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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planet | sabotage | scientist | sun | spaceship | See more »

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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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$80,000,000 (estimated)

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

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£10,625,503 (UK) (2 October 1998)
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In the script the ship with the spiders doesn't have a name while in the movie it is called The Proteus. You could also notice this later on by watching Older Will's lips move when he talks about how the spiders survived. See more »

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When the robot is removing the restraining bolt, a close-up shot shows him using his left arm. The long shot of the robot removing the bolt shows all his arms (including the left one) waving about in the air. See more »

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[Will, through the robot's holographic interface, sees the spiders eating the other injured spiders]
Will Robinson: Eww. They eat their wounded.
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Referenced in Arthur (2011) See more »

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Lost In Space
Written by Space/Palmer
Performed by Space
Courtesy of Gut Records, Ltd.
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Crap, Will Robinson, Crap!
22 October 1998 | by (Hell's Kitchen, New York) – See all my reviews

The phrases "harmless fun", "a trashy good time", or "mindless entertainment" take on an insidious new meaning when applied to movies like this. I know the movie isn't evil or mean-spirited, but does that mean it has to be so damn awful? I tried to find something in the movie that wasn't a cliche; I failed. The cast turns in nearly uniformly wooden line readings as they trot through the paces of the plot. Not making any sense? Well hell, says the movie, just throw in some loud sound effects, lousy computer graphics, a couple of jokey one-liners that would be below the cheesiest nightclub comic and goose up the action regardless of how improbable it becomes. Even though based on an old campy TV show, this could have been an entertaining movie. The total lack of imagination at work, however, has sucked any chance of fun right out of the experience. Truly redundant, truly awful.


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