LOST IN SPACE (USA 1998)

Ben Meyers’ rating—3.9|5.0 Starsììì

Lost in Space contains all the elements of a solid sci-fi film with hypergates, cryosleep, malfunctioning robots, warps into future time, abandoned floating earth space ships, time bubbles, gravity wells, black holes, hyperdrive, and hyperspace. The cast supporting these futuristic terms is William Hurt, Mimi Rogers, Gary Oldman, Heather Graham, Jack Johnson, and Lacey Chabert. It doesn’t quite make the 4.0 -star category, but is a good watch for the sci-fi fan.

Storyline

The Robinson family is sent into space to build a hypergate on planet Alpha Prime to allow transfer of all Earth’s inhabitants to this planet. The mission is severely sabotaged and their new job becomes getting the mission back on track.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director and to Executive Producers Michael De Luca, Mace Neufeld, Robert Rehme, and Richard Saperstein for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Professor John Robinson (William Hurt), Dr. Maureen Robinson (Mimi Rogers), Dr. Judy Robinson (Heather Graham), Penny Robinson (Lacey Chabert), Will Robinson (Jack Johnson), Dr. Zachary Smith/Spider Smith (Gary Oldman), Major Don West (Matt LeBlanc), Older Will Robinson (Jared Harris), and General (Mark Goddard).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Maybe. It’s not as good as Equilibrium or the original 1951 The Day The Earth Stood Still, but it has its place in sci-fi entertainment.

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