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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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$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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The television series Lost in Space (1965) was set in the future of 1997 - the year the film began production. See more »

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As the Jupiter I is lifting off from Houston, the pyrotechnics used to simulate the rocket motor blast actually causes the entire top half of the ship model to jump up and separate from the lower half briefly. See more »

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Maureen Robinson: [after will alters holographic projection of his principal, making her look like a gorilla] No more monkey business!
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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 »

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Danger Will Robin- eh, never mind, go back to sleep.
20 March 1999 | by (Palm Beach, FL) – See all my reviews

I liked the movie, but I fear it suffered from the same disease that Star Trek The Motion Picture suffered from - too grandiose a concept, too grand an undertaking, too big an effects budget and enough plot for several movies. Lets see, we have the dysfunctional family becomes functional plot, we have the evil traitor in the med lab plot, the time travel plot, the metallic spider plot, the sexual tension between Dr. Judy and Major Don plot. This puppy had more subplots than a season of X-Files.

It was great to see Mark Goddard in a role with some meat on it. However Angela Cartwright and Marta Kristen were given extremely short shrift. And Bill Mumy and Jonathan Harris should have been involved. I know Jonathan Harris doesn't do cameos, but dammit, find him a role! And as for not getting Bill Mumy to play future Will Robinson - as far as I'm concerned, that singlehandedly reduced this flick from a great movie merely a good one. If they had enough money for the hideous yellow excuse for merchandising (how blatant can you get?), they sure had enough to hire the full original cast.


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