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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Prof. John Robinson
... Dr. Maureen Robinson
... Dr. Judy Robinson
... Penny Robinson
... Will Robinson
... Dr. Zachary Smith / Spider Smith
... Maj. Don West
... Older Will Robinson
... General
... Jeb Walker
... Reporter #1
... Principal Cartwright
... Businessman
Adam Sims ... Lab Technician
... Reporter #2
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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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Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,154,919, 5 April 1998, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$69,117,629

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$136,159,423
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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 »

Goofs

During the attempted destruction of the Jupiter, there's a brief moment (right after Major West gets blown back by the electric blast) where you hear the robot's pulse blaster firing, but don't see a beam. See more »

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Major West: I'm going to try to break us out of the atmosphere.
John Robinson: No, we don't have enough core material for that.
Major West: Well, maybe if we catch one of the thermal...
John Robinson: No, it won't work. I *know*. We have to go... down. Through the planet as she's breaking up. We can use the planet's gravity...
Major West: What?
John Robinson: To throw us ut the other side and back into space!
Major West: That's insane!
John Robinson: I don't have time to argue.
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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 »

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Lost In Space (Theme)
Written by John Williams
Performed by Apollo 440
Courtesy of Epic Records
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Excellent film based on old television series.
19 October 1998 | by See all my reviews

The Lost In Space television series was one of my favorites when I was growing up so when I found out that it was the basis for a new movie, trepidation is the word that best described my reaction. As it turns out, my fears were unfounded as the result is one of the best, if not the best, treatment of older material and characters ever. Unlike this year's other movie based on a cultural icon, namely Godzilla, the producers of Lost In Space have a great deal of respect for the original tv series and this shows in the finished product. They have been able to update the story and characters, even changing the tenor of the story from farce to serious drama without losing any of appeal of the original. The inclusion of June Lockhart, Marta Kristen, Angela Cartwright and Mark Goddard in cameos and minor parts adequately demostrates the respect the production team has for the fans of the original series, which helps immensely in this adaptation. This is something that Mssrs. Devlin & Emmerich need to learn before unleashing any more destruction of cultural icons as they did this summer.

All in all, the movie is great family adventure entertainment. The story is simple enough, told in a caring way and is suitable for all ages. The acting well done, the writing & direction good and the visual effects rank amongst some of the best ever committed to celluloid.

Definitely one of my favorites and quite possibly one of the best science fiction films of all times. Old fans and those who never heard of Lost In Space will enjoy this movie.


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