Lost in Space: Season 1 (2018)

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Lost in Space

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Lost in Space's production values are ambitious enough to attract sci-fi adventure fans, while the story's large heart adds an emotional anchor to all the deep space derring-do.

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Critic Ratings: 75

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Air date: Apr 13, 2018

The Robinsons are hurled onto a foreign planet while en route to a space community.

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Air date: Apr 13, 2018

The Robinsons start to adjust to life on a new planet following their crash landing, but unbeknownst to them, they're not the only colonists to have survived. A terrifying storm threatens everyone's safety.

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Air date: Apr 13, 2018

When the Robinsons discover that the Jupiter 2 has a major fuel leak, they must act quickly to free the ship with any remaining power before the glacier collapses around them. Light is shed on Dr. Smith's (PARKER POSEY) mysterious past.

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Air date: Apr 13, 2018

John (TOBY STEPHENS) and Maureen (MOLLY PARKER) make a surprising discovery, explaining why they haven't been able to make contact with the Resolute. Judy (TAYLOR RUSSELL) learns the truth about the Robot's mysterious past and forces Will (MAXWELL JENKINS) to make a difficult decision. Meanwhile, Dr. Smith (PARKER POSEY) is ready to launch a plan of her own.

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Air date: Apr 13, 2018

The survivors work together to build a massive light tower to send a signal to the Resolute, but the Robot is noticeably absent from the group. Dr. Smith's (PARKER POSEY) plan takes shape as she feels her time on the lost planet is running out. Maureen (MOLLY PARKER) makes a daring discovery.

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Air date: Apr 13, 2018

Not wanting to panic the others, John (TOBY STEPHENS) and Maureen (MOLLY PARKER) quietly grapple with her discovery, but Penny (MINA SUNDWALL) overhears their conversation and is anxious to share her secret. Will (MAXWELL JENKINS) learns a valuable lesson as he takes responsibility for the Robot's actions, and Judy (TAYLOR RUSSELL) accompanies Don (IGNACIO SERRICCHIO) on a critical search for fuel that turns treacherous. Dr. Smith (PARKER POSEY) manipulates a vulnerable situation into one that could prove deadly.

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Air date: Apr 13, 2018

Judy (TAYLOR RUSSELL), and Don (IGNACIO SERRICCHIO) race home across the desert with their precious cargo, but an accident pressures them into making a life-changing decision. John (TOBY STEPHENS) and Maureen (MOLLY PARKER) are dealt a heavy blow when their vehicle gets stuck in a tar pit and they're forced to confront their past transgressions. Penny (MINA SUNDWALL) does her best to comfort Will (MAXWELL JENKINS).

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Air date: Apr 13, 2018

Just as Maureen (MOLLY PARKER) and John (TOBY STEPHENS) start to rebuild their relationship, the Robinsons are pulled apart again when John volunteers to undertake a risky mission. Tensions run high as family members do their best to prepare him - everything comes down to this moment, their only chance at survival. But Dr. Smith (PARKER POSEY) has another plan that tests even her manipulation skills.

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Air date: Apr 13, 2018

The Robinson children are forced to come to terms with the fates of their father (TOBY STEPHENS) and Don (IGNACIO SERRICCHIO). Will (MAXWELL JENKINS) and Penny (MINA SUNDWALL) seek out an unconventional energy alternative that could power the remaining Jupiters to launch into space, and Judy sets out to find Maureen (MOLLY PARKER) who has been taken captive by Smith (PARKER POSEY). But Smith won't let her go easily.

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Air date: Apr 13, 2018

The Robinson family scrambles to launch their Jupiter from the Lost Planet, stage an impossible rescue, and reach the Resolute before it leaves orbit for good. Unfortunately, Dr. Smith (PARKER POSEY) and the Robot have other plans.

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Lost in Space stars TOBY STEPHENS (Black Sails, Die Another Day) as John Robinson, and MOLLY PARKER (House of Cards, Deadwood) as Maureen Robinson, the family's parental leaders who are struggling with their estranged relationship in the midst of trying to keep their family safe. As the Robinson kids, TAYLOR RUSSELL (Falling Skies) is the strong-willed and confident Judy, MINA SUNDWALL (Maggie's Plan, Freeheld) is the quick-witted and definitive middle-child Penny, and MAX JENKINS (Sense8, Betrayal) is the curious and sensitive Will Robinson, the youngest and most vulnerable of the clan, who forms an unlikely and inexplicable bond with a sentient robotic alien being. Stranded along with the Robinsons are two outsiders who find themselves thrown together by circumstance and a mutual knack for deception. The unsettlingly charismatic Dr. Smith played by PARKER POSEY (Café Society, Mascot, A Mighty Wind), is a master manipulator with an inscrutable end game. And the roguish, but inadvertently charming Don West, played by IGNACIO SERRICCHIO (Bones, The Wedding Ringer), is a highly-skilled, blue collar contractor, who had no intention of joining the colony, let alone crash landing on a lost planet.

Cast

Toby Stephens
as John Robinson
Molly Parker
as Maureen Robinson
Taylor Russell
as Judy Robinson
Mina Sundwall
as Penny Robinson
Maxwell Jenkins
as Will Robinson
Parker Posey
as Dr. Smith
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Critic Reviews for Lost in Space Season 1

All Critics (75) | Top Critics (24)

"Lost In Space" is a lot more high-tech and serious than its often goofy predecessor. It's still a show about a family of five, last name Robinson, stuck in space.

Nov 25, 2019 | Full Review…
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At this stage of the game, Lost in Space is promising; with closer attention to tone it could be a future classic a couple of seasons down the track.

Apr 19, 2018 | Full Review…

If Lost in Space gets a second season - which seems likely, given the sunk costs Netflix has expended on set construction alone - here's hoping Parker Posey's snaky Doctor Smith and Molly Parker's suffer-no-fools Maureen get more to do.

Apr 16, 2018 | Full Review…
NPR
Top Critic

Lost in Space loves its science, but it hasn't advanced enough to prove all that memorable in the here and now.

Apr 16, 2018 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

But this 10-part series isn't nearly as ambitious or thought-provoking as the "Battlestar Galactica" update, which had more on its mind than just cashing in on nostalgia.

Apr 15, 2018 | Full Review…

Lost in Space didn't have to be very good at all to improve on either the original or the movie. Still, it's much better than might have been expected.

Apr 13, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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Overall a really fun series! It kept a family friendly vibe while still bringing the drama and the humour.

Feb 19, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

An attempt to resurrect camp - without the camp. The resulting show has lost all of its fun quirkiness but doesn't offer viewers a new reason to watch instead.

Jan 31, 2019 | Full Review…

For a show with such a large assortment of bright spots, its dimmer parts become all the more irritating.

Jan 8, 2019 | Full Review…

full of twists and tense action providing proof that reboots can work

Oct 10, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The show is worth watching, and it definitely has potential moving forward, but it has hurdles to overcome in season two, if there's a season two.

Aug 27, 2018 | Full Review…

Lost in Space is still unlike Star Trek, and seems destined to play second-fiddle, unless it gets a writing revolution.

Aug 27, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Lost in Space: Season 1

  • Sep 07, 2020
    Leftist crap. Ruined a good show.
  • Sep 05, 2020
    Great new take on the original, not quit as campy, but a huge upgrade on characters, the robot, special effects, and a more devious sinister Dr. Smith who just happens to be a female this time around! If you liked the original you will love the new series!
  • Aug 27, 2020
    Its not a fantastic serie but its a good one. Just similar in some aspectos to the old one. Incredible picture. but lack of depth sometime
  • Aug 01, 2020
    Really good cast and really enjoying the Robot.
  • Jul 14, 2020
    I love the reboot of an old classic, so far all the characters are exactly what I expected. The new Parker Posey aka Dr Smith is playing the character so well that you love to hate her. I was disappointed to learn that there will most likely only be 3 seasons made.
  • Jun 22, 2020
    The story is good, but some "actors" definitely shouldn't be there... "Acting" of Mina Sundwall ("daughter with a bad character") will make you switch to something else. For some reason, most of the female characters have strange arrogant attitude and the rest of the characters don't even notice that. It distracts from the story and spoils the whole impression.
  • May 18, 2020
    A really great show. Dr Smith is one of my favourite all time baddies, captures the camp villainary of the original, but adding so much more emotional complexity. And all of the characters I find myself routing for in their own ways.
  • May 13, 2020
    The productions are high, but the character development is uneven and at times borders on ridiculous. The overused tropes pulled in are lazy and boring. I appreciate keeping elements of the original series alive but dumbing down every male character and making them mentally adolescent at best is so stupid. The one dimensionality of Dr. West and the unbearable idiocy of the other characters interactions with her totally detract from what could be a decent series. I am a fan of Parker Posie but this is a skidmark on a strong career, every one of her scenes is cringe - they are so hamfisted and unnecessary. I stopped watching mid-episode multiple times because I couldn't take the stupidity of the writing. If you have to work that hard to create some drama or a comedic moment you don't have either. This series could use a whole hell of lot more humor and better science. If it were a comedic series the science stretch could be palpable but the series takes itself oh so seriously it is crushed by its own weight. Sometime it feels like the writers and producers took every trope and every idea that has been used in sci-fi and nighttime serial drama, every teen romance, sans humor, and have thrown it all against the wall hoping it would all create a wonderful mosaic...I'm not sure anything sticks. Use the talented actors better (help them find tone and pace build more dimension to their characters), use the wonderful robot better (it's obvious it has more dimension), find the tone and the series' voice (hopefully one with a bit more comedy). Still, when it's working, it's intriguing and the actors hold interest.
  • May 13, 2020
    Outstanding remake. Worth watching with nice tech
  • May 07, 2020
    I grew up watching the original Lost in Space TV series, so I went in with some pre-conceived ideas about the show. I was totally pleased with the updated and fresh perspective that this new series took with the characters and story line. Definitely a winner, looking forward to many more seasons.

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