In 1998, to coincide with the release of the feature film version of
Lost in Space, I put together a Lost in Space essay contest. I
asked fans to write a short essay about what Lost in Space meant to
them. The winning entries are archived here.
I can honestly
say that limiting the winners to 30 was one of the hardest things I've
ever done. However, here they are. They are ranked in no particular
order within their categories. I've also included most of the other
entries as well.
Some 32-plus years ago I was 9
years-old and had just entered the 4th grade. During the late summer
months, promotions on TV for a new "space" program about a family in
space caught my attention. I can't remember the commercials exactly --
I can conjure up glimpses in my mind, but I do remember telling my
mom, "I'm going to watch that!"
I also do remember a warm
September, Wednesday night, in Southern California, sitting down with
my sisters and parents at 7:30 p.m. and watching (in awe, no doubt
with my mouth hanging open) that first episode of "Lost In Space" and
becoming totally, absolutely, irrevocably and utterly consumed by the
Robinsons, Major West, Dr. Smith and, of course, my Robot (yes, he did
become mine that night).
For three years, Wednesday nights
were special. Everything stopped for an hour as I glued myself to the
tube and blasted into outer space with the Robinsons.
I clipped every "Lost In Space"
photograph out of the "TV Times," eventually having an entire wall of
photos in my bedroom, over the bed, all within a giant outline of the
Jupiter 2 which I made out of yarn. I collected the bubble gum cards,
got the "Roto-Jet Gun," the battery-operated Remco Robot, the Aurora
"Cyclops Scene" and Robot model kits (two, with one still
unassembled), the View-Master episode and the "Switch 'N Go" Lost In
Space adventure set, complete with character figurines. Those
figurines were probably the most-used toys of my childhood, as I would
spend literally hours upon hours concocting my own adventures with
them. I guess you could say I was a fan... at the time I was sure
there was no one anywhere who could possibly like "Lost In Space" more
When the show was cancelled, I
watched the daily reruns on KTLA. Even in my later "cool" teen years,
"Lost In Space" had a warm place inside me, and I would secretly break
open my well-hidden LIS memorabilia box on occasion to reminisce.
I can't really say the show has
had a profound effect on who I am today, but I do know I have always
held a special fondness for the show and the characters. But I always
wished, and particularly more so as I got older, the show had been
written on more of a serious level and that its true potential went
sadly untapped. "if only it had been developed along the lines of the
original few episode..." But those were the days of "camp," right?
I was elated a few years ago when
Innovation Comics picked up the series. For a couple years it was
almost like being able to relive a fond childhood memory, as each
monthly issue of the comic was produced.
Now, the movie opens tomorrow.
Yesterday was my 8 year-old son's birthday. I guess the nut truly
doesn't fall far from the tree, because all he wanted for his birthday
was "Lost In Space stuff."
I watched Lost in Space when it
first aired. I played Lost in Space at school with my friend Billy in
spite of the teasing. I was John and he was Don. We used the
Merry-go-round as the Jupiter 2 and two sheds as the square rocks on
I wrote to the stars and got
autographs and pictures and others at school asked me to get them the
postcard sized picture of the stars. I had many, now all gone. I
called the set and asked to speak to Angela Cartwright (Hey, I was
only a little younger than she.) I got her secretary who said she
didn't take personal calls but would send an autographed picture. It
came. Unfortunately, over the years I lost it. It too is lost in
When I first heard of the Bob
Dylan song, "Blowing in the Wind," it made me think of Lost in Space.
It seemed to apply to their situation. Everything was associated, at
that time, with Lost in Space--even Star Trek, with its obviously fake
space and planet shots. I made my own Jupiter 2 out of a cereal bowl
and saucer. And then the show got cancelled.
When it returned in syndication, I
watched it again and again, and even though other clever friends
caught the errors, I defended the show, though I admitted the carrot
monster was farfetched. With its return I can live those memories
again, validate them, and maybe laugh at those who thought the series
so silly that it would just vanish like old dust.
Billy, who used to play Lost in
Space with me, is gone now, killed as a child, and he won't get to
enjoy the new movie. He was as avid a fan as I was. But I have run
across another, who also forgave the silly parts and unscientific
parts, and we will be able to celebrate Lost in Space again, so much a
part of our childhood. Good to know it is not forgotten.
Pompano Beach, FL
Lost in Space means safety &
security to me. It takes me back to a time when being innocent was ok.
A time when space travel & robots were still new and we could be in
awe of it all.
I remember only 2 TV shows from my
childhood, Batman & Lost in Space. I remember watching them with the
entire family gathered around. Safe & secure. The family has seen
members depart, but Lost in Space was always there. Not much
difference between my family and the Robinson's, both were warm and
I hope I can pass along those
values and love to my child as they were passed to me through my 2
"families" - my real one and my TV one. Yes, the Robinson's helped
raise me, helped me turn
out to be the man I am today. And
I wouldn't have it any other way.
How Lost in Space saved my
At a young age, I was a outcast
and loner. No friends per say, except for Will Robinson and his metal
pal, The Robot. Every day I would go off to the woods and have my own
space adventure with Will and Robot.
It was Will and the robot thou
that helped me grow as a man. The honor, courage and humor I earned
from those two help lead me to a life of service. I have since become
a youth minister and have worked with the gang problem in 30 cities. I
have flavored my sermons to the youths with stories of the ever loving
friendship of a little boy and his mechanical man.
Go back, view a few shows and
think what it means to have a true friend. God Bless you, Will
A Place in Space
How dim the days of childhood
past, of days we hoped would always last.
The dreams before us daily grew, while all along the path we knew
That springs from mind a seed once sewn -- a hope, a dream, a life
From memories cast of lives unreal, we search for answers and appeal:
Please tell us what became of them, the ones we hoped for way back
Both time and space did they transcend, a journey forth to never end.
We long to know the fate of those, whose lives at risk for us they
With hearts in race our waiting ends, and hope from dreams to life now
For what we lost in space back then, is now in place -- in space
R.G. Davidson, Copyright 1998. All
West Bloomfield, Michigan
LOST IN SPACE gives me the
opportunity to re-open one of my childhood fantasies involving the
realm of outer space. As a young child, the original show intrigued me
everytime I watched it. Every show that was broadcast, somehow gave
out a true family type value theme behind the storyline.
From the unique giant cyclops
monster to the green lady, the show always had intriguing characters
that made that show so unique for that point in time. Basically I am
glad the new movie has about the same storyline compared to the
original television series.
Though the special effects in the
original series were limited, it still brought out the best for what
the series had to offer. It is too bad a fourth season was cancelled
due to budgeting constraints.
Finally I am tickled to pink I can
see the latest special effects to a series that I truly loved when I
was growing up as a child!
Red Lion, PA
Lost in Space was my favorite show
when I was growing up. I can safely say that I became a Network
Administrator / Computer Geek due to the Robinson family.
When I watch the classic episodes
I can see how strongly defined the characters were. The consistent
behavior, role models were a positive influence for kids. The
monsters/aliens were just a lot of fun. I look forward to seeing the
motion picture tomorrow.
33 years old & still a fan.
Lost in Space was a fictional
story that showed how much the human mind wanted to explore and
pioneer, after all it is not every day a family goes out to the outer
limits of space to colonize.
The show also showed how human
arrogance and thirst for power could ruin that dream(Mr. Smith). It
showed how as much as we want something we cannot accomplish it simply
by having the technology to do it, we must also have the mental
maturity to handle it.
Lost in Space also showed how in a
human crisis we pull together to survive our dangerous environments,
we see this when the family is stranded and manages to escape, only to
once again continue in their pioneering adventure, hence Lost in
Even after all that went wrong
everything seemed fine, it seems that the human race was able to get
along better in a dangerous situation. Sad but true.
To me Lost in Space means that you
never give up on your dreams you keep on going no matter what happens
in your life, it does not matter what happens in your life it is how
you handle the problem that counts. Take care.
What the return of Lost In Space
means to me.
Since my early childhood, I can
remember coming home from school everyday and the first show on is
Lost In Space. At my age back then I didn't understand what it
actually means when "The broadcasting network is canceling the show."
If they ever created an episode
showing them returning from outer space back to Earth, then I missed
that one and have always assumed they were lost forever.
Sometimes I wonder what would
happen if NASA lost a family or group of astronauts in space. To this
day I often think what would happen if I was part of a group that was
lost like the family in the show.
Often I reminiscence about the
shows that I watched and I would talk about them to my 9 year old son.
This is one show that when I talk to my son about I always have vivid
memories about almost every scene.
Just recently, I went to visit a
relative in Houston, TX and just happened to catch the old LIS show on
TV. I couldn't believe my eyes. I was schedule to go shopping with my
wife at that time, lets just say she wasn't too happy when I canceled
out to watch the show. Boy was that fun.
I wish that one of the network
stations like Fox, TBS, Cartoon Network, etc. would show LIS.
When I saw the previews of the LIS
movie last fall, I told my wife that I will see this movie. Seeing
this movie will be like a revisit to my childhood.
"Danger, Danger Will Robertson...
That does not compute..."
Mahwah, New Jersey
I love lost in space and I wood
like a poster.
I am only 6 and I love science
Please send me some stuff on your
The new "Lost in Space" movie
presents a unique opportunity for me. I love the original series, but
I've only ever seen it in syndication, due to the fact that I'm only
21 years old. I'm sure there are plenty of others like me.
This movie gives me a chance to be
there, to be involved in a major part of the history of "Lost in
We can, for once, feel like we are
a part of the legacy of the series, rather than just eavesdroppers on
another generations' treasure. That's what this film means to me. A
chance to belong to a legend.
Having become a sci-fi buff as a
youngster, I lived to see Lost in Space during its run in the 60s. I
thought LIS was the best of the Irwin Allen shows, if a little
Recently, when I saw the first
commercial for the new movie, it really caught my attention. It
brought back memories of waiting week to week, as a child, for my
favorite shows to come on. When it was the day, my father and I would
glue ourselves to a spot in front of the old Admiral black & white TV
I guess I have some hold-over
childhood feelings for the return of Lost in Space. It's sort of a
"Gosh what ever happened to those people floating out there forever"
feeling, that perhaps will finally be put to rest after all these
What does the return of "Lost in
Space" mean to me?
What it means is that the world
will finally understand what I have been watching since I was a child.
It is something I never thought I would see on the big screen. The
show has always been a long-time favorite of mine. I have every
episode on tape and try as often as possible to "recruit" my friends
Well, now the motion picture
industry is doing the same. It is definitely time that this show gets
the recognition that it deserves. I also hope that it is the first in
line for a series of pictures.
I am a 34 year old father of
three. I have always enjoyed the show Lost In Space and I look forward
to taking my son to see the new revised version.
The first black and white episodes
of the original Lost in Space were my favorite shows.
These actually had a semiserious
aspect which I missed in the subsequent episodes which became more
I am a man who loves my wife and
children and I would risk my own life for their protection. If there
is a LIS character I can identify the most with it is professor
Robinson who himself would lay his life down for his family rather
than have them harmed.
You may rest assured that I will
be one of the first to see Lost in Space the movie.
As a ten year old, I remember
running home from school just to watch Lost in Space. It ran for a few
years, then all of a sudden Lost in Space was gone.
Years went by and eventually Lost
in Space was forgotten. I grew up and became an adult. About three
years ago I was leafing through a Columbia House flyer and low and
behold - sudden memories. It took me but a second to decide on
ordering the video series. The first few tapes arrived and I found
myself in a world that has been lost to me since my childhood. A
sudden resurgence of youth and innocence.
At night, when I look up into the
stars, as I did when I was ten, I find myself searching for the
Robinsons. Lost in Space has given me a sense of wonderment, hope and
joy. Now the reborn Robinsons are about to take us once again to the
ends of the universe. I will be able to regain my glory days of
running home from school, instead I'll be running to the theater. As
an adult it feels great to bring back the lost kid that lurked within
Hazlet, New Jersey
I was 7 years old when Lost in
Space (The TV series) premiered. I can still remember my father saying
"Hey Rich, there's a new space show on TV".
He liked me to watch new shows
since he was in the business of selling TV commercial time. My opinion
of a new show helped him in his job. When the pilot came on, I was
blown away . everything was so cool.
The Jupiter II and the robot
really made an impression. All those lights and switches! Needless to
say I chose to become an Electrical Engineer, probably right at that
moment. So it looks like LIS influenced the course of my life (Don't
The show had a great perspective
toward science, technology and humanity, never negative, always upbeat
and positive. I thought and still do that the acting was great. One
can see that they were very serious about what they were doing despite
some of the way out storylines.
I collect the series videos now.
As I watch them with my family, I can still recall the wonder and awe
I felt as a child. It gives me a sort of recharge when I'm caught up
in day-to-day concerns.
Let's hope the movie does the
I was about eleven years old when
I first saw Lost in Space. I remember that it came on after my usual
bedtime, as my parents were usually quite strict about television, but
they could not keep me from watching. Nor, apparently, could they, as
my father had a passing interest in science fiction.
He was already watching the show
when I sneaked up behind the sofa where he was sitting. The episode
was "The Reluctant Stowaway." I remember the realism of Alpha Control
computers were pretty much unknown to us then, and the layout of the
room had just enough verisimilitude to NASA to seem believable.
Then there was Dr. Smith. He was
chillingly evil in the first episode, and though he became a baffoon
in later episodes, his presence on the show was compelling. I enjoyed
the glowing cryostasis tubes and the blast from the laser pistol Smith
used to open West's chamber--early special effects, but impressive.
And, of course, the Robot, which
became the most interesting character, in my view, as the show
I was hooked. I was gradually able
to soften up my parents to allow me to watch regularly. Although the
show became more and more silly as the years went by, I never stopped
watching and was sad when the show was eventually cancelled.
I always wished that the Robinsons
would find a way to their destination, although that would have ruined
the premise for the show, and the fact that in those days networks
didn't care how a show left the air always annoyed me.
Now that the movie is about to be
released, I have an opportunity to find some closure or perhaps to
relive some of my childhood. For I find that despite the campiness and
the over-the-top acting and the bad props that eventually the show
came to represent, it has a warm place in my heart and is a program
that I always enjoyed. There was an innocence to it that I have not
experienced in a long, long time.
Lost In Space was a "benchmark" in
my life. I remember sitting on the living room floor, my heart beating
after watching the commercials, in September of 1965, awaiting the
premiere of Lost In Space.
I remember that first night, and
every week for the next three years, as my fantasy dreams were
answered by the Robinson family. I glued my Mom's melmac plates
together to make my own Jupiter 2. "It does not compute" became my
mantra long before I was old enough to know the term.
And now, thirty plus years later,
my heart is beating again, as I once again anxiously await the
premiere of Lost In Space.
Life is Good!!!!!!
The return of this show has been a
I grew up watching reruns of Lost
in Space and enjoyed the show greatly. As a child I would play like I
was John Robinson and have friends be the other crew members. The
robot was always my favorite character, and I would tune in everyday
to watch, even though I knew what would happen since I had seen each
episode many times. I had always wanted to have them make a movie, but
was always disappointed when I would hear about the setbacks.
Today, now I have kids and want
them to enjoy the magic I felt as a child watching the show. Watching
the magic through their eyes reminds me of my childhood, and what fond
memories I had of it. My own son is just as excited as I am about this
film. He and I anxiously await the release. I already bought him the
Trendmasters Jupiter 2 and Bubble Fighter. For me, I had to have my
favorite character - the classic B-9 Robot.
The return of "Lost in Space" is
like welcoming the Robinsons home after their long voyage. Sure,
they've changed a bit, but don't we all over time? This is a chance
for me to introduce my son, Hodie (6), to the show I loved as a child.
I can remember waiting for each
week's episode! It was the most important day of the week. I seem to
remember it being on Wednesdays. How disappointed I was when it was
pre-empted by some "Special"! Maybe, I had missed the tag at the end
of the previous episode that advised of the "...two weeks from
Sometimes I'd swear they didn't
mention that. Two weeks between episodes was just too long. Now, after
years more of waiting, my friends are back. Bigger and hopefully
better than ever.
Will my little boy find the same
magic I found? Better yet, will I find it again through his young
eyes? I may be watching his face as much as the movie.
All I know for sure is that thirty
years is a long time to wait to be a boy again.
The arrival of Lost in Space as a
major motion picture is truly a dream come true—sorry for the cliché.
This '60s television series is one
of the "things" I remember from my childhood. Born in 1963, I had the
Sears Robot given to me for my fourth birthday. I even have home
movies which have been transferred to VHS tape. The film shows me
playing with the Robot. As I grew up, Lost in Space became my favorite
All my life I have doodled
pictures of the Jupiter 2 and I still do. I have grown up with the
cast members and feel like they are a part of my family. I will
finally get to meet them when I attend the Sci-fi convention in LA on
April 3. In addition, I am a fan of Irwin Allen. My favorite film of
all time is The Towering Inferno and I am almost fanatical about that
film as I am about Lost in Space.
I look forward to seeing a remake
of Lost in Space because it has so many good childhood memories for
me. I was eight years old when LIS first debuted on TV and every
week's episode was looked forward by my friends and me. I still
remember my mother walking into my room about the time the one-eyed
giant was throwing boulders at the chariot. I received a long lecture
about how I had better not have any bad dreams that night because of
the show I was watching. It was until many years later that I was able
to see the seen again to see what happened.
Having seen most of the episodes
again over the past two or three years, I am grateful that the movie
is supposedly taking the direction it is, e.g. that of a more serious
science fiction, adventure story. The camp was fine when you're a kid,
but re-watching some of those shows makes me laugh at myself for
having enjoyed some of the episodes.
I am counting the days until I'll
try to crowd into the theater and see my favorite family get lost
I remember as Lost in Space as my
favorite all time show. It was a great time to come home from school
after an exhausting day. I would start watching TV with a good snack
to tide me over till dinner. By the time I had my snack ready, I would
come down to the living room, turn on the 1968 color tube television.
I would have to adjust the rolling and make sure the knob was at
channel 43 in Cleveland OHIO. After that everything was all set!
I loved it because it was a time
of innocence, when lessons to be learned was easy and not complicated.
I see the morals or the lessons to be learned as dear children
watching the show, as what to happen when not following rules, as for
Dr. Smith pretty disastrous at times and the times he lured Will in
It was a clean, wonderful show
that didn't have any worldly seductive messages like you find in shows
today. As I say it was a time of innocence when life wasn't as
complicated as it is today. It is great now that I have got
reacquainted with lost in Space with the help with Columbia house. I
believe my favorite episode was the Keeper. (A space aged Noah's ARK
or should I say spaceship!)
Can't wait for the new movie
coming out. It is a Lost in Space fans dream to come true! I hope the
best for the movie, I have looked forward for the movie to come out in
two years!!! My wait is about over! Its all I have been talking about
and I hope with the new movie, hopefully if it does well will launch a
new TV Series of the new adventures of Lost in Space. We can only keep
it in our hearts and prayers for that opportunity! AMEN!
Before I started grade school in
the early seventies, I used to watch Lost In Space every afternoon as
a syndicated rerun on one of the local television channels. I could
not tell time yet, but I knew when the small hand on a clock was near
the three, Lost In Space was coming on soon. Few solid memories exist
of watching the show except I loved the robot.
Years passed without seeing the
show except at SF conventions I attended. Then when I was in college
in the late eighties, my dorm room had cable and I caught the series
on the USA network. Unfortunately the episodes were cut to pieces but
the magic of the show still stirred the kid in me.
Then a few years ago Columbia
House offered the series on video tape. I ordered the first tape to
see what the product looked like. I was impressed that the episodes
were truly unedited and clear. Since then I have received the whole
series two episodes a month. Each month I would keep checking the mail
box for the next tape to arrive and watch the episodes soon after
Then I heard that a movie of the
original series was being made. At first I thought this was a bad
idea. How could anyone attempt to remake the original series? Then as
more information about the movie came out, I got more and more
interested. Now a day away from the opening, I am as excited as I was
when the Star Wars movies were originally released.
What does the return of Lost In
Space mean to me? In my mind it never really left me. I was born when
the show originally aired, watched it as a child, a college student,
and as a "grown up". I've bought a few of the new movie toy and still
feel the same thrill I did years ago owning a Star Wars figure. My one
year old niece screams with laughter when I make the movie robot talk.
The return of Lost In Space means
that I don't have to feel three decades old anymore. Lost In Space and
I are still alive and young at heart.
I have always been in love with
the old series. I was alive when it was first on TV but I now catch it
on the Sci-Fi channel. Lost in Space was a beginning of a new era of
science fiction. It opened up a science fiction pathway into
television and it made people realize the advantages that we got when
we sent the first men into space. Not only that, but it was also fun
to watch and provoked people to dream.
It means a lot to me to have it
coming back on the big screen. The new generations can see it and the
people who have never really watched the series can now see what it
was all about in a new, updated version. It makes it much more
exciting especially with the popular stars and new technical effects.
I hope it makes everybody else as
excited as I am to see it in theaters. I'm sure it will be a high
grossing film because of all the fans of the series going to see it,
including the new ones and from what I've seen, it's going to be very
As a boy, I was fascinated with
the robot. I received a Remco robot for Christmas that has since
become truly lost, but I found another in a dump last summer and
rebuilt it. It now adorns my desk beside my other "robot", the
Just as it helped me recapture a
portion of lost childhood, I believe the movie will do the same. There
are sure to be differences, (which is especially difficult to accept
with the beloved "B-9"), but the overall storyline is still the same:
The challenges and adventure of space travel, the anxiety and tension
of being lost and on one's own with a character nobody could trust,
the warmth and support of family through trying times, and especially,
the interaction between Will and the robot.
I'm ready to Get Lost again!
Rapid City, SD
What can be said about "Lost in
Space?" I know that sounds like a corny opening sentence, but it's
true. It was like "Star Trek" - a science fiction TV show appreciated
by only a few during its air time as an expression of someone's view
of the future, but came back as an "in" thing for a new generation of
people to appreciate.
This new movie will give more
people of the new generation a chance to see what it was all about -
not a special effects fest, but a creative expression of our future.
As a child I grew up watching
"Lost In Space" and wishing I could be Will Robinson, exploring space
with a robot guardian. The show seems campy now, but back then it was
awesome to see spaceships, robots and monsters and to explore
marvelous new worlds not seen on TV before.
Now my children will get to see
"Lost In Space The Movie" as an updated version of the show and
hopefully it will have the same magic for them that it had for me. I
still love all the old actors and get a thrill just to see them get
together at shows and conventions. I collect all the old memorabilia I
can [now I'll have to get all the new stuff] so my kids will have
tokens to treasure when they grow up.
The "Lost In Space Movie" is
something that should have been done long ago, but better late than
never. I’m glad to still be around to see it and hope there will be
more to follow.
I remember being let out of school
at 3:30pm and racing home (that is when I didn't have a detention) to
make it by 4:00pm. My goal, to watch the only B&W show that held my
attention and sparked my imagination. Though I can't honestly say that
I have seen all of the Episodes,(DAM THOSE DETENTIONS) I can say I
have enjoyed everyone I have see, both then and now.
When I saw the commercial for the
Movie, thoughts flooded back in to my head of those days and the joy
"Lost In Space" brang to me. I guess what I'm trying to say is the
Childhood Memories of "Lost In Space" is something I will always carry
with me and now with the release of the Movie it will be that much
Fortaleza - Ceará - BraZil
LIS Return is Just All that I
Is forty's childhood!
Is the way to see the life back
again updated. Simple Happiness!
I grew up with Will and always
identified with him.
I feel that this is a cheap
shallow way to rip a persons soul and rend their most innermost
thoughts for a poster. So I'm in.
After enduring Trek Trek Trek. I
am glad to see a serious version of my favorite television show when I
was a boy. Technology has finally made the great leaps to make real
robots instead of props so I am glad to see a real robot for Will
Robinson to pal around with.
I am glad that someone finally
took the bull by the horns and gave us serious action adventure with
more character depth. I want there to be at least two more mega
adventures to make this and enduring action trilogy ala Indiana Jones.
Long live Lost in Space and may it
finally get its just due in the worlds eye.
Summerville, South Carolina
The return of Lost In Space means
alot to me because I watch all the old episodes with my dad and I
think they are really cool to watch..plus the
robot is the best..B-9 is the
greatest of all robots!!!
I remember watching Lost in Space
when I was 7 years old back around 1969, 1970 .. hell it may have been
early than that..... I've seen some of the previews on T.V and the
effects look good
Looking forward to seeing the film
and just sitting back and getting lost in time!!!!
Warning, Warning Will
Robertson....... Ha Ha I can't wait!!!!
Port Lavaca, TX
I am one to say, I never really
seen "Lost in Space" the TV show. I think the movie looks quite
appealing though. With young new actors and actress, this movie could
become a hit. The return of any show is very interesting because
anyone who follows any show will just want to crave for more.
I wish the movie luck and I will
watch it the first day it comes out.
The return of lost in space
hopefully means the return of Sci-fi movies that the whole family can
enjoy. I might be too young to remember "lost in space", but since
great television stations like "Space" have started re-broadcasting
the old show I've become an avid watcher.
There is one thing that is unique
about lost in space, that you don't see in any other Sci-fi show, and
that is the strong sense of family unity. Hopefully with the return of
lost in space (the movie), Hollywood can show that there is more to a
great Sci-fi movie, than just great special effects.
Mt. Airy, MD
What the return of Lost in
Space Means to Me
To me, the return of Lost in
Means New and Classic LIS Toys, by the Case
Maneuvering my Toy Robots across the Den
Only with dead batteries will I know to say 'WHEN'
By then it's April 3rd - THE time to hit the theater and join the
When I did have the science
fiction channel I watched Lost In Space. Being only fifteen years old,
I am not old enough to have grown up watching the show. From what I
did see of the show I liked it very much.
One day I was in the movie theatre
and the coming attractions came on, and there it was "Lost in space"
My mouth dropped open. To me this movie looks like one of the best
movies to come out in Years. I can't wait to see it! The Robot looks
fantastic. Also Gary Oldman is one of my favorite actors and I can't
wait to see him in the film. I hope very much that I will win this
poster so I can have it on my wall.
Lake Jackson TX
The remake of the movie reminds me
of when I was a little girl watching it with my family. I was always
in anticipation of when it came on every Wednesday to see what was
going to happen to Dr. Smith and Will Robinson, but especially Don
West because he was s-o-o-o-o-o cute, and played a fantastic part as
the science officer.
The return of Lost in Space means
a great deal to me in that it continues the resurgence of the classic
science fiction creations of the fifties and sixties.
About two years ago, I had
opportunity to purchase the first two episodes through Columbia House
Videos and was surprised that the original series concept was quite
Over the years Dr. Smith had
became prominent in my memory, as the defining character of the
series. The pilot set the original launch date for the Robinson family
in the late nineteen nineties. I had hoped that Lost in Space would
have been a self fulfilling prophesy. I think the NASA space Shuttle
would have been perfect as a saucer and every home should have a robot
like Will's, or Rosy from the Jetsons or the robot from the movie "The
Day the Earth Stood Still".
San Mateo, CA
It's about time!!
I lived for Wednesday nights,
channel 5 (CBS), 7:30, right after syndicated "I Love Lucy". I lived
for Lost In Space. And I'm so glad the movie is taking after the first
season, which was so well written and dramatic. It's great!
Since LOST IN SPACE came back I
have been real happy cause when my mom was little she would tape it
and now I can see the movie because the videos we still have but they
are so fragile we can not watch them anymore so when the movie comes
out I will be one of the first people in line.
When I was 4 years old, being
babysat at my neighbors, every morning, I would watch Lost in Space.
They were old reruns, but I had never heard of it at the time. I watch
the entire series, from episode 1 to the finally. I loved all the
characters, especially Dr. Smith.
While the man responsible for
Robinsons being lost in space, I always loved him. "We're doomed," was
always one of the best lines next to the robot say: "Danger Will
Robinson". Now at the age of 20, Lost in Space returns for a new
About four years ago, when I heard
of New Line Cinema was going to do an updated version of the show, I
was excited. If one TV show from the 60's deserved to be brought to
the big screen and modernized, it was Lost in Space.
So as the months went by, I read
and heard about the cast. William Hurt as the lead, was perfect, he
was a big fan of the show when it was originally on, and Hurt has the
father, adventurer quality. Then Gary Oldman as Dr. Smith, I couldn't
believe my eyes when I read that. Here was one of the coolest actors
around, and he was going to be Dr. Smith. I knew he was perfect,
Oldman has played the villain so much lately, that he fit right in. I
had to remember though, that Smith was not always evil, he just was a
bumbler, and used what he thought was best in his own actions. So Gary
Oldman was perfect for the part.
The only shocking news was Matt Le
Blanc, while I'm a big fan of friends, I was kind of worried when I
heard the news. Le Blanc is going to play Don West? I was still
pondering the questions, but then I started to see the making of the
movie and interviews with Matt, and all my worries disappeared. I say
this a great move by Le Blanc, and a great decision on the director's
Then of course we have Lacy
Chabert from Party of Five as Penny, perfect. No other actress
I know could play the rebellious Penny Robinson. As for the rest of
the cast, I knew their work, and I was still pleased with their
characters. This is one of the those moments when you just have to be
in awe. Lost in Space is going to be a fantastic movie, and I'll be
first in line for the picture, and hey, I'm going out today to get the
So to all the Lost in Space fans
old and new, have fun and enjoy this movie, I know I will.
I have always loved Lost in Space.
The TV show was great and now I have a movie to look forward to. The
Lost in Space movie is going to be a very important step in movie
making evolution. People are going to see that a TV show that used
paper mache and tin foil to make their sets and props, can become some
I am anxious to see what modern
movie making techniques and effects can do to my favorite childhood
show. I used to be glued to the TV every Wednesday night to watch this
show. The previews really bring back memories.
Lost in Space is about adventure
to new planets and see different aliens and other things to see how
they live and feel the action about space and the wonder the feeling
and the adventure of being lost in space .
Thank you for listening.
Araneta University Village
My essay would not be a typical
long one. You see, Lost in Space has really caught me offguard. The
first time I heard about this title, I knew and it was also obvious
that it's a sci-fi show. During the Lost in Space TV showing the years
1965-1968, I wasn't even born yet. I was just able to watch it through
reruns in our local television. I became even more fascinated about
science and space.
Now, I heard about Lost in Space
coming into film, I was hyperventilating. Not only will I be watching
a movie version of Lost in Space, but also I will be watching my
favorite stars in it (Lacey Chabert specifically).
There are two main reasons why I
would really like to watch this movie. For one reason, the old show
would be revived although now in a film. Second, if I liked the old TV
show, well, I must love this film because of its more realistic
setting (due to computers...what else?).
Probably, the very very very main
and one stable reason why we all liked the show and why we all shall
love the upcoming film, is because of the intriguing story. The story
is the main reason why we watch them. A catchy story, lots of viewers.
A boring story, few viewers.
I am anxiously awaiting the
premier of "Lost in Space". Not only because it opens up on my
birthday, but also cause I loved the TV series when I was growing up.
I also think that they got some good people to take up the roles of
the Robinson's, and Don West, as well as the every troublesome Dr.
Smith. I was glad to see Matt LeBlanc in a new movie, I have been a
fan of his since I first saw him on "Friends".
The greatest thing since the
electric light! Can you say SEQUEL?
South Jordon, Utah
What does Lost in space mean to
First of all ever since it came on
the air I have got up and watched it every morning and always wanted
there to be a Lost in space movie well now I have my chance . Lost in
space is my whole life!!!!!
And it should be yours too.
It means (to me) an old classic
television show has been brought back to life but on the big screen
with a 90's point of view. It is a fabulous movie with special effects
that could not be in an ordinary 70's television show. It has more
action and it is more thrilling than ever before.
I think this will make more money
than the 1995 epic "Independence Day" because this is one sci-fi
action flick that absolutely no one will want to miss. It is like an
old TV. show that has been reborn with better special effects and
sounds to get everyone's attention off of blockbuster hits "Titanic"
and "Grease". Thank You
At long last lost in space will
get a little justice. The show was ahead of its time ( before it went
Remember in episode one, the
narrative talked about an overcrowded planet. Sounds familiar already.
it had adventure. wonderful props, the chariot and the robot. The
Jupiter 2 itself and a wonderful "space family".
I even met Mark Goddard (Did you
know his first name is really chuck) and Mr. Harris. Wonderful the
both of them. Mr. Harris made a 30 year childhood fantasy come true
for me. I just hope to meet them all again, and I live for 4/3/98. to
see the LIS movie.
Middlesex, NJ 08846
The return of Lost in Space mean
to me a new experience of sci-fi to me. Honestly I never was remotely
interested in the old episodes, but the movie struck me as a intense
roller coaster ride of an adventure. It also looks striking to me
because I've seen that Gary Oldman is in it and I admire his work in
The Professional, and in the Fifth Element.
In conclusion, It would be great
if I could win a poster.
I realize this is supposed to be
an essay, but, for some reason the return of "Lost In Space" makes me
think of only one word, "EXCITEMENT!"
I was so excited when I heard that
"Lost In Space" was returning, I could hardly contain myself.
Realizing that with today's special effects magicians, this could
result in nothing less than an Exciting and Awesome film. A refreshing
revival of classic science fiction. I can hardly wait to feast my eyes
upon it's release on Friday. "Lost In Space" was full of Imagination ,
unfortunately this is something a lot of shows on TV lack today.
Visions of creative thinking aren't as plentiful it seems, as they
were back in the 60's.
A sincere Thank you Is in order ,
to whom ever is responsible for returning "Lost In Space " to us. That
is what The return of "Lost In Space" means to me.
Daly City, CA
I am a big "Lost In Space" fan and
have always enjoyed watching all the old re-runs of the show. I try to
watch it everyday on the Sci-Fi channel and record my favorite
My favorite characters on the show
were Don and Judy and I had a little crush on Don. I always hoped that
they had more romance on the TV series, since they looked like such a
cute couple. I hope that the new movie will show more romance between
I am looking forward to seeing the
movie this Friday and have been anxious to see it since last year. I
know that it will many hi-tech stuff on the show, and all the new
characters look great. I'm also glad that some of the old cast members
are part of it. I hope to meet them someday, along with the new cast
ALL I HAVE TO SAY IS WHO CARES WHY
IT CAME BACK, BUT IT DID, AND IT ROCKS!!!!!!!!!
Major Don West BABY!!!!!!!!!!
The bringing of "lost in space" to
the big screen is a very exciting time for me.
In addition to a fantastic story
line, the addition of Heather Graham to the crew is stroke of genius.
She is a fantastic actress that is just beginning to burst out onto
the hollywood scene. Of course, the other choices for the crew were
equally genius. But by far the greatest addition is the new robot
which is by far is a great technological advancement in the cinema.
This is one movie I am looking
forward to see on opening night.
I remember the original "Lost in
Space" shows. I can't wait to see the new movie
and what new adventures are out
there with the state of the art effects!
Looking forward to it!!.
I don't really watch lost in space
that much I'll tell you I love it. The reason I'm glad it's re opening
as a movie because I love space and the idea of time travel so I think
this movie pretty much covers it.
Jersey City, NJ
Lost in Space introduced me to the
notion of space travel. It is a constant reminder of the vastness of
space, and a tribute to space travel and it's dangers.
Robot will always stand to
represent the complex technologies involved in real space travel.
While portraying humanity with his sense of humor, and love for the
The Robinsons show man-kind's
constant thirst for the unknown, with our need for a "home". Our
fragile forms always encapsulated to protect us from hostile
environments. Be it the fierce cold of the mountains, the suffocating
deep waters of the ocean, or the fierce beauty of lifeless space.
When I was a bit younger I
wouldn't even have to think twice about seeing this movie and
neither would any of my friends.
Now, however, it seems that sometimes when I say how I can't wait to
see it some people my age (young adult) say how it looks sort of
stupid and that it has a silly and campy name.
Unfortunately I don't think many
of these people really know much at all about the older, original TV
show, or at least this is what I assume. I really liked the show
partly due to its almost self-parody and I couldn't tell whether it
was supposed to be a thriller or a comedy (I only saw reruns which is
why I was a bit confused). This didn't matter though because I liked
the show anyway and always watched the reruns.
I think that this new film from
New Line will bring what was once meant to be many years ago up to the
present for all the unfortunates who missed it way back when. I also
am very impressed with what I have seen in trailers and the cast is
full of some of my favorite actors, some of who are young and new,
some of which are older and making a sort of mainstream film comeback,
but all of which are very talented and enjoyable to watch.
I really can't wait until it comes
out, it will simply make my week
What it means to me to have Lost
in Space come out as a major motion picture is like when Star Trek
- the Next Generation came out a version of Lost in Space that has
a cool futuristic look to it that makes it appeal to my generation.
When you look back on the old Lost In Space it is down right old-fogy
looking with its funny space suits and monsters that looked like my
kid sister had put them together.
But now with the new movie out
with all the cool special effects the whole idea of LIS is reborn for
a new generation and through the movie the show can now become what it
was meant to be, a great sci-fi trip of epic proportions that will
thrill the senses and give the imagination a stimulating jolt. From
the really cool retractable mask on Major West to the effect of
walking through different worlds, it is just amazing what can be done
with an old favorite.
To sum it all up the new Lost in
Space is like taking the old one and Putting it on CD-ROM. It just
make the concept look and feel much better.
And one more thing, unlike star
trek where they kept the same idea but had whole new characters, LIS
keeps the same people but puts a 90's twist on them and makes them
more appealing! This looks like one of the next great Sci-Fi thrill
movies that fans will want to buy the letter box edition when it comes
out on tape, I know I will.
It is the bomb, it is the bomb, it
is the bomb, it is the bomb, it is the bomb, it
is the bomb, it is the bomb, it is
I have watched the show ever since
my forth birth day and loved it ever since.
What could I say, I would love the
New Hartford, NY
Lost In Space was my favorite show
as a kid and I still love it I can't wait to see the movie I’m sure
ill love that too.
Baton Rouge, La
I'm really happy that Lost In
Space returned with a smash hit on the big screen. I remember that the
last episode was an episode just like any other and they never made it
to Alpha Centauri. I was upset when I found out that they would stay
I am hoping for a sequel to the
Rochester , NY
I wasn't alive when the TV series
was running, Therefore I am a first time "lost In Space" Fan. I
thought it was scary to think that the Earth was going to run out of
air and water. I hope we are better with our resources so we can
preserve the life we have on this planet. I would like to be one of
the members of the team that explores the universe to look for other
life and other planets that can sustain humans.
It would be great to see other
planets and to take my family on such a great voyage. I would be the
pilot of the ship and take them to a planet that rivals Alpha 2. I
believe that we will have time machines someday.
St. Louis Missouri
The return of lost in space means
a lot to me. I have seen some of the old lost in space episodes and it
is amazing how things have changed with it. The old lost in space
episodes were one of the first science fiction television shows to
come out. I think it and star trek were the first two American "space
shows" to come out on TV.
In seeing lost in space the movie
on April third I noticed that the crew stayed the same, but the ship,
the robot, and the plot had changed.
I’m not sure what you mean, but I
love it - I have see the show and now that I have seen the movie I
think it is great. The effects are awesome. The movie was is a one in
a life time. It would be cool if the earth was like that in real life.
Bayfield NB E0A 1E0
I love lost in space. I also think
that the return of Lost in Space has aroused many viewers and will
arouse many more. I have found many interesting facts about Lost in
Space on the computer.
I believe that many people will
come to see the movie "Lost in Space". I know some people besides me
who would love to see the movie. When I signed the Lost in Space
"Guest book" I saw a lot of comments from people who wanted to see the
new movie of Lost in Space.
My favorite character in the
television series, I would have to say is Dr. Zachary Smith, who is
played by Jonathan Harris. I like Dr. Smith because he is always
either trying to get back to Earth, or plotting some sort of a scheme
which always seems to backfire. I can't wait to see the movie and I
hope to win the poster.
Lost In Space - The Movie is a
combination between the old television series and the latest in high
tech special effects. It involves the transition between old cast
members in cameo roles and new, young cast members bringing fresh life
to a familiar story.
The movie incorporates many of the
old favorites (look and feel of the craft, voice of the robot,
interactive dynamics between cast members, background music) with the
best of science fiction movie techniques created over the past several
There is something in this movie
for everyone Young, old, even "arachniphobiacs".
What does it mean to return Lost
I love watching it as a child. The
special effect's that I have seen on the trailers. Would blow anything
out of the water. Using the same character's, but a more up-dated
version makes it more exciting to watch. The old robot with the new
robot makes it more futuristic. I love watching new special effect's.
"Lost in Space" finally brings
back what all Sci-Fi enthusiasts have been longing for.
the revival of the 1960's show
takes on a new 90's twist as the family's personalities differs from
the original, all loving, family format. Moreover, not only did the
robot get a new face lift, but the set, costume, and scenario is
The Lost in Space of the nineties
is totally revived into a unique new Movie that sets the stage for a
whole new dimension that is beyond Star Wars or The Fifth Element.
This movie introduces all new original costumes and interstellar
special effects that is totally dazzling to the eyes.
Furthermore, everything introduced
in the movie has a purpose.
Over all, this movie is the type
of movie that gives a person such as me inspiration. When the movie
was over, I could not help but wonder if all of those gadgets and
theories introduced in the movie would be possible within the near
distant future. I also left with the deeper sense of respect for my
love ones after experiencing the directors perception of how seeing
into the future can make a man realize his fault in life.
Chin Hau Boon
I doubt I can write an essay now.
I can't even contain the excitement. At least, all is not lost.
Welcome home, Robinson family.