Lost in Space (2018)Latest News and Opinion
Posted Thursday 8/23/18 at 10:35PM EDT
Netflix makes Ajay Friese a Lost in Space series regular
He'll join the cast full-time in Season 2 after recurring on six episodes as Raza Jaffrey's son in Season 1.
Posted Tuesday 7/31/18 at 6:25PM EDT
Sony announces TV sets with "Netflix Calibrated Mode"
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Sony's new top-of-the-line "Master series" OLED and LCD TV sets will come with "Netflix Calibrated Mode" that will show colors the way Netflix TV show producers intended them to be seen. Lost in Space showrunner Zack Estrin claims that the new Sony TVs are almost indistinguishable from what he sees on the very expensive Sony professional reference monitors he uses. But the Sony-Netflix partnership begs the question: "So what?" as Adam Clark Estes puts it, arguing that these TV sets are "tailored to the nerdiest of TV nerds." He adds: "The vast majority of people have never seen the marvel that is a Sony BVM-X300 reference monitor, so how would they know whether the new TVs are comparable. The BVM reference monitor is often seen used by Hollywood filmmakers for postproduction. And again, it also costs about $30,000, so it’s not really gracing many suburban living rooms. So by comparing the new Master Series to a professional-grade monitor, Sony’s effort is surely lost on the average consumer. What’s more interesting, however, is the idea that Sony suddenly cares more about calibration—namely making calibration simpler and better for everyone. With the new Netflix feature and improved image settings, it would appear that Sony is finally taking steps to make sure its customers get the most out of their top-of-the-line TVs. Like it really cares about image quality."
Posted Monday 5/14/18 at 12:29PM EDT
Lost in Space renewed for Season 2
Source: TV Guide
Netflix didn't say when the revival of the classic 1960s series will return in announcing its Season 2 pickup.
Posted Wednesday 5/02/18 at 4:40PM EDT
Netflix "confused" by Lost in Space fans saying the robot is hot
“The thirst is VERY real…We’re very confused, too," Netflix said in a video posted on Twitter.
Posted Tuesday 4/24/18 at 5:36PM EDT
Lost in Space drew 6.3 million viewers within the first three days, Nielsen says
Nielsen found heavy binge-watching for the Netflix revival series, with the average viewer watching 2.5 hours in the first 72 hours of release.
Posted Tuesday 4/24/18 at 1:57AM EDT
Inside the making of Lost in Space: "It was sort of Tinder meets The Love Connection"
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Showrunner Zack Estrin looks back on how his Netflix series came together, which started with the instant chemistry between him, the producers and Netflix executives. "It was like everyone was swiping right on all the creative ideas," he jokes. "It was sort of Tinder meets The Love Connection." Estrin also discusses casting the lead roles, including Parker Posey, and looking through more than 100 designs for the robot.
Posted Saturday 4/14/18 at 12:07AM EDT
Netflix's Lost in Space would be so much better if it cut off the bloat
"Lost in Space is one of the foremost cases of Netflix bloat I’ve seen," says Todd VanDerWerff. "Chop 20 minutes out of almost all of these episodes and you’d have a rollicking family adventure series. At their current running times, though, the series lags and sags in a way that will leave viewers bored stiff." The Netflix reboot is a mixed bag. There's plenty to like, such as Parker Posey. But, he adds, "too much of the series feels like it’s frozen in place, waiting for all the other stuff to get taken care of so the story can resume. There’s a version of Lost in Space that’s very entertaining, but it feels as if the series’ producers haven’t quite found it yet. They’re still chipping away at the giant block of ice, looking for the story within."
- Lost in Space should be called "Mired in Mediocrity"
- Don't binge-watch: Lost in Space is better consumed at a slow pace, or else you'll notice its redundancies
- The Robot is astonishing, but the rest of the series is less exciting
- Netflix's Lost in Space finally delivers on the promise of the franchise's premise
- Parker Posey is a revolutionary villain who keeps subverting expectations
Posted Friday 4/06/18 at 2:28PM EDT
New Lost in Space trailer shows that Parker Posey might be the best Dr. Smith
Posey is taking on the role previously played by Gary Oldman in the 1998 movie and Jonathan Harris in the 1960s TV series. Netflix has released a "Meet Dr. Smith" trailer that looks like Posey may have the best take on the mysterious antagonist.
Posted Tuesday 3/06/18 at 2:34PM EST
Lost in Space gets an astounding-looking official trailer
Source: The Daily Dot
The nearly three-minute trailer contains the familiar "Danger, Will Robinson."
Posted Wednesday 2/21/18 at 2:03PM EST
Netflix teases Lost in Space reboot, announces April 13 premiere date
Source: The Verge
The teaser trailer suggests an "updated but retro look" for the revival of the 1960s CBS sci-fi series.