In 1965, on something called ‘broadcast television’, Lost in Space debuted and ran for 84 episodes over 4 seasons.
As I was -13 at the time (Lar was probably already 50), I did not catch it during it’s prime. I went through a few episodes in the 80s, but found it too campy for my tastes at the time.
Cut forward to 1998, when Lost in Space debuted as a film starring Joey from Friends and a bunch of other people. Was not a good movie per se, but I’m a sucker for scifi, so I was all in.
I admit, in the 20 years since that film, I had not given the Lost in Space franchise another thought.
But, like it usually does, along came Netflix and a 10-episode first season.
The franchise name alone would’ve been enough to get me to watch an episode, but somehow, they assembled a ridiculously good cast including Molly Parker (my favorite actor from House of Cards), Toby Stephens (my favorite actor from Black Sails), Parker Posey (everything she’s in) and Cary-Hiroyki Tagawa (my favorite actor in everything).
So yeah, I was all in.
I am 7 episodes in at this point, and I can’t begin to tell you how much fun I’ve been having with this series. The actors are terrific (I don’t even hate the kids!), the story is a wonderful mix of screwup of the week/overarching plot and the scifi elements are terrific.
Where Lost in Space really shines though, is its depiction of relationships. The parents, the kids, the other survivors, the robot, all of it. Each relationship is unique, and it feels real. I can not give a show a higher compliment than that.
Episode 7 is a great example of that, and one scene in specific, the helium one, really brought it home.
I’ve got 3 episodes left, and I’m going to try and make them last (I’ll probably burn through them tonight and hate myself tomorrow).
Lost in Space. Netflix. Let me know what you think.
-Because I Can.
Quote of the Day
“Truth is everybody is going to hurt you: you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for.”
Apologies for my radio silence following the end of the kickstarter, it was a veritable tsunami of work, with much to be done and very little time in which to do so.
That said, to make up for my absence, I’d like to share something we’ve been working on in the ol’ home office.
May I also suggest you follow me on Instagram? As you never know what other goodies I might be sharing there.
More from me shortly!
-Because I Can.
Quote of the Day
“Beware the barrenness of a busy life.”
As I sit at my desk watching the snowfall gently waft horizontally past my studio at speeds only slightly less than a rollercoaster drop, I revel quietly at the arrival of Spring.
Anyhow….May 5th is the MS Walk for a Cure, the annual fundraiser for Multiple Sclerosis my wife and I shill for. So get those wallets ready, because I want yer money!! And in exchange for your good deed I will draw for you like the Best Internet Uncle that I am.
For April I am offering Rick and Morty themed avatars and after April 15th I will also be offering Yellow Submarine themed avatars. I have a few queued up to draw on my livestream this evening but I always welcome more!
With a donation of $40 or more to our campaign I will draw your caricature/character then email you the files. A high res png file (8″ square, 300 dpi) and a low res jpeg (for social media). You can print it, make shirts, use it on your website or business cards. And on top of that your donation is TAX DEDUCTIBLE!
Go to tinyurl.com/mscure2018 now and make your donation of $40 (or more!)
Send your donation confirmation along with a photo to me (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org)
I’ll be streaming this evening at my usual time and place on Twitch.tv/uncalar from 8pm till midnight ET. The chatroom is full of friendly folks and I do my best to keep up with the conversation while I draw and rant away the evening. Hope you’ll make some time to drop by and say hello!