The classic ’60s sci-fi campfest gets a very earnest reboot beginning next month on Netflix. From the YouTube description: “The Robinson family, part of a highly trained mission to establish a new colony in space, is unexpectedly pulled off course forcing them to crash land on a lost planet.”
So far so good.
Upon viewing the trailer, though, a few things pop out: First off, the new Will Robinson seems awfully young to carry so much story. Second, Major Don West is being played by the guy who played Diego Alcazar on General Hospital, which is fine, he’s hot, but he’s certainly no Mark Goddard. Now THERE was a man! My first true love! Don’t screw with my memories, Netflix! Third: We don’t actually see the robot in this trailer, but we hear him. And he sounds like a real downer. Not the fun, best friend we all fantasized about growing up with. Again, this is integral to the show’s success.
The biggest change though? Hold on to your wigs, because this is a doozy. According to IMDB, the part of the dastardly stowaway Dr Smith – one of the most iconic queens in pop culture – is now being played by…. Parker Posey? HUH? Now, I love Parker, don’t get me wrong. And I’m all for the occasional gender swap. But Dr Smith is a sniveling little bitch of a man. He’s not, nor will he ever be, Parker Freakin’ Posey. You can’t screw with my childhood like that, Netflix!
Watch the trailer below.
Lost in Space premieres on Netflix April 13.