On this episode of Nerd & Tie (after we finish talking about Pokemon Go and get to the actual content) we talk about Star Trek‘s Abramsverse getting renamed the “Kelvin Timeine,” John Cho’s version of Hikaru Sulu being confirmed as gay (and all the fall out associated with it), Pacific Rim 2 finally getting a release date, Netflix greenlighting a remake of Lost in Space, how the Tetris movie will be the first in a trilogy, and how Sukoshi Con has cancelled all of their future conventions.
I don’t know if I should admit this, but Lost in Space was probably one of my favorite shows as a kid. I am, and have always been, really into Dr. Smith yelling at the Robot. It’s just great. The other shameful thing I have to admit is that I actually kind of liked the 1998 film remake. I mean, it wasn’t necessarily a good movie, but I thought it was really enjoyable even with its ridiculously stupid plot.
Netflix has just ordered a remake of the classic sci-fi show to series, with a ten episode first season. The show is written by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, who are also executive producing alongside Zack Estrin, Kevin Burns, Jon Jashni, Neil Marshall, and Marc Helwig. Estrin is acting as showrunner, and Marshall will be producing director (and directing several episodes himself).
The remake is expected to be fairly faithful to the original premise, although one hopes it’s updated in tone. The original Lost in Space is great as a kid’s show, but without the nostalgia factor I probably wouldn’t still be into it.
Lost in Space season one is expected to hit Netflix in 2018.
Okay, so this news is actually a full month old, but it’s news to us here at Nerd & Tie, so we thought we’d still pass it along. Classic 1960s Science Fiction series Lost in Space is finally getting the HD treatment, and will be coming to Blu-Ray this fall.
The timing, of course, is entirely because of the upcoming 50th anniversary of the series. We don’t know the exact release date yet, or a lot of the details — but the show will be preserved in its 4:3 format, and the first season will still be in black and white. No tweaks, no CGI – just the original footage remastered. It’s pure Lost in Space and nothing else.