When I was a very young child, there wasn’t much in the way of science fiction programming on TV, especially compared to today. My earliest memories of outer space adventures include Star Trek (of course), but also another, less serious show; one that, despite its many flaws, hooked me as deeply as Trek. That show was Lost In Space which is basically Swiss Family Robinson in space. Heck, the family name is even Robinson – not much of a stretch. Created by Irwin Allen, known as the “Master of Disaster” for his spate of, well, disaster flicks and scifi-themed TV shows, Lost In Space still holds a place in my heart. Sure, it’s the very definition of campy (I mean, space vegetables? C’mon! I need moisture!!), but I’ve always loved it.
In the years since the show met its demise, there have been attempts to bring it back in one form or another. There have been comics, a novel, a (thankfully) short-lived cartoon, a feature film, and a 2003 attempt to create a new television series that never got off the ground. Despite all these aborted launches, Netflix has managed to succeed in bringing Lost In Space back to our screens. The 10-episode first season will drop on the streaming service Friday, April 13. Today, they released a short teaser that mainly serves as a date announcement, but has some intriguing glimpses of what’s to come. Check it out below then keep scrolling for our photo gallery!