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Lost in Space (1998)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Family | 3 April 1998 (USA)
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The Robinson family was going into space to fight for a chance for humanity. Now they are fighting to live long enough to find a way home.

Director:

Stephen Hopkins

Writers:

Irwin Allen (television series), Akiva Goldsman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
William Hurt ... John Robinson
Mimi Rogers ... Maureen Robinson
Heather Graham ... Judy Robinson
Lacey Chabert ... Penny Robinson
Jack Johnson ... Will Robinson
Gary Oldman ... Dr. Smith / Spider Smith
Matt LeBlanc ... Don West
Jared Harris ... Older Will
Mark Goddard ... General
Lennie James ... Jeb Walker
Marta Kristen ... Reporter #1
June Lockhart ... Principal
Edward Fox ... Businessman
Adam Sims Adam Sims ... Lab Technician
Angela Cartwright ... Reporter #2
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Storyline

In the year 2058, the Earth will soon be uninhabitable after the irreversible effects of pollution and global warming! Professor John Robinson, lead scientist of the Jupiter 2 Mission, will lead his family to the habitable planet Alpha Prime to prep it for colonization. The Jupiter 2 is equipped with a hyperdrive that allows faster-than-light travel, which will eventually be employed to evacuate the citizens of Earth. However hypergates must be constructed on Earth and Alpha Prime to provide stable points of departure and arrival. Dr. Zachary Smith is bribed by a terrorist organization to sabotage the mission, and ends up an unwilling stowaway as the ship blasts off. Written by Anthony Pereyra <hypersonic91@yahoo.com>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some intense sci-fi action | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 April 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

LS See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,154,919, 5 April 1998

Gross USA:

$69,117,629

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$136,159,423
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Angela Cartwright and Lacey Chabert, who have both played Penny Robinson, have both also lent their talents to two separate versions of Babes in Toyland. See more »

Goofs

When the spiders are about to break through the door on the Proteus, a shot from the robot's point-of-view shows John Robinson saying "Will, we have to get that door open," a few seconds before his mouth moves. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Zachary Smith: Give my regards to oblivion.
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Crazy Credits

First segment of end credits intermixed with quick-flashed images from the movie, accompanied by Apollo 440's electronica version of John Williams' third season Lost in Space (1965) TV theme. See more »

Alternate Versions

Scenes where Penny, Judy and Maureen encounter a giant alien life-form on the planet they crash-land on was cut from the film but appear in some of the additional footage included in the DVD release. This footage includes:
  • After escaping the planet, "Older Blawp" appears on the ship again after "baby blawp" hops onto Penny's shoulders. The older alien was removed in the final cut.
  • More dialogue between John and Don before they get attacked by "future robot".
  • The inside of the "time bubble" was originally sunny and orange, but was changed to cold and blue in final version.
  • More dialogue between Smith, Don, John, and Judy in the "Hydroponics" garden on the "Proteus" after finding Blawp.
  • Several scenes in the time bubble were cut including: scenes showing different time portals including "THUNDER PORTAL" and "SNOW PORTAL"
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Soundtracks

Will & Penny's Theme
Written by Noko, Trevor Gray, and Howard Gray
Performed by Apollo 440
Courtesy of Epic Records
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User Reviews

 
Well, I for one was a little surprise at the low rating this movie got.
5 April 2008 | by boettcher30259See all my reviews

Now, I don't think it was IMDb Top 250 material, not by far but it still should have been up in the "6"s. First let's look at the basic for the movie. Lost in Space was a television show from 1965 that was very low budget. I. Allen had to work from a shoestring and it showed. The show was a "kiddies" show, something that the kids enjoyed while Mom and Dad was able to snicker at the goofiness of it, (but not too loudly or the kids might get mad). Then the show progress into one that centered around three characters, that of Will Robinson, Dr. Smith, and the Robot. Mr. And Mrs. Robinson, Major West, and the girls were just so much window dressing and fodder. This is what the director of the movie, Lost In Space, had to work with. Either he kept as close to the original show as he could or he struck out in a totally different direction, such as what happen when they made Wanted Dead Or Alive for the big screen. It's not high drama, but then neither was the original show. Comparing it to the TV show, I believe that the director keep to the same spirit and I say it's not a bad rendering.


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