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WATCH: Netflix’s Lost In Space is both familiar and shockingly different…

March 6th, 2018 by Marc Comments

Well, we have the first full trailer for Netflix’s Lost In Space series and,while familiar in many places, it really seems to have changed the origins of the family and characters.

Notably, that the Smith family this time around aren’t a lone team heading to find a new home for humanity, but it seems they are part of a massive space program.

It also seems that Dr Smith and The Robot are no longer part of the Jupiter crew but rather are ‘discovered’ during the family’s lost adventure.

Black Sails showrunner Toby Stephens who is looking after the series has spilled some details on the series: “It’s a very clever, modern reworking of a great story,” he says.

“Lost in Space is Swiss Family Robinson in space, so it was a story that existed before Lost in Space. The fundamental story is that it’s a family that is lost in a difficult, life-threatening situation and how it challenges them and brings them closer together. That is essentially what the story of this is, it’s just the context is a lot more modern. It’s a more modern take on the ‘60s version. If you look at it now, it’s charming, but it seems so innocent. Whereas this is a version that is for our time. I’m hoping it will still have humor and humanity in it, but it has obviously gotta be for a modern audience.”

The series will be based on Irwin Allen’s iconic 60s TV series.

The Robinson family, part of a highly trained mission to establish a new colony in space, is unexpectedly pulled off course forcing them to crash land on a lost planet.

Lost in Space stars Molly Parker, Parker Posey, Toby Stephens and Ignacia Serricchio.

Lost in Space premieres April 13, 2018.

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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….