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Netflix’s Lost in Space series has found its Dr Smith…

November 24th, 2016 by Marc Comments

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We’ve know for a while now that a new Lost in Space series was coming to Netflix (here) and now the show’s most famous character has been cast… Dr Zachary Smith.

Scream 3, Blade Trinity and Cafe Society star Parker Posey has signed on to play the show’s villain although we doubt this time that the character’s name will still be Zachary as, obviously Posey is a female and the character’s only two previous incarnations were both men, most recently played by Gary Oldman in the 1998 guilty pleasure movie.

The show is expected to arrive in 2018 and: “takes its cues from the original CBS series, revolving around the Robinson family, which is forced to come together in a time of crisis. Stranded light years from their intended destination, the Robinsons find themselves battling a strange new alien environment and their own personal demons. Posey will play Dr. Smith.”

It’s certainly an interesting having Posey in the role but we can definitely see her pulling off the over-the-top villainy of the character.

What do you think?

Source: Deadline

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….