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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 <>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

3 April 1998 (USA)  »

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Box Office


$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


£10,625,503 (UK) (2 October 1998)

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2.35 : 1
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When Dr Smith is talking to the Global Sedition Man in the Holo-Desert. He screams "Where is my money". The next shot is a close-up of his face and he has his mouth wide open, yet he still manages to say nearly a whole sentence without moving his mouth. See more »


Dr. Zachary Smith: Sarcasm is the recourse of the weak mind.
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Crazy Credits

First segment of end credits intermixed with quick-flashed images from the movie, accompanied by Apollo 440's electronica version of John Williams' third season Lost in Space (1965) TV theme. See more »


Remake of Lost in Space (1965) See more »


Song for Penny
Written by Richard Fearless & Tim Holmes
Performed by Death In Vegas
Courtesy of Time Bomb Recordings/Concrete Records
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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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