The Space Family Robinsons are next in line for their less than creative Netflix treatment, Lost in Space is back on T.V.
Like all modern reboots, the once light hearted and campy show is now moody and edgy. Dropping on April 23rd the new show is sleek and shiny. Netflix released the show’s opening credit scene recently and it feels a bit too familiar… but not in the way you’d expect.
Flashes of mankind’s achievements and exploration go by as generic inspiring music plays, until the last few bars introduce a lick of the original shows’ kookie John Williams theme… just like Star Trek Enterprise, and Star Trek Discovery.
It feels pretty forced, especially since Lost in Space has nowhere near the same kind of legacy and fan base Star Trek has behind it. Instead of inspiring it feels cheap and gimmicky, which isn’t a great start.
Thankfully the show is really enjoyable, but it does give off the sense that it’s trying to be larger than life without earning it.
My advice is to just lean into the great cast and themes of family that you already have and stop trying to rely on legacy (especially since there’s not much of one to begin with.)
However if you’re interested in seeing the show it’s a fun show with a creative spin on an old favorite, Lost in Space could be the next show for you.