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LOST; innnn Spaaaace!

Postby CorruptUser » Sat May 05, 2018 9:04 pm UTC

So Netflix released a reboot of the old show.

Overall I liked it, wasn't perfect but I enjoyed it

Major changes
[*]The planet is basically northern Canada, and about as hospitable
[*]The robot is now a badass deathbot
[*]The Robinsons are no longer the happy nuclear family, but one with serious issues
[*]Debbie is a chicken
[*]Dr Smith is now a woman, and both more evil and more badass
Episode 2/3 spoiler
Spoiler:
Actually, the real Dr Smith is Will Robinson, the original one. Also, kind of giddy that I immediately assumed she would say she was a psychologist when asked what kind of doctor she was.
The Robinsons are also not the only family lost on the planet. At least not this season...


Issues I have with the show (whole season)
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Why does the computer open up talking about feet, when the display is clearly in meters?
Ice does NOT freeze that way that rapidly
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How does all the rocket fuel, enough for "all" of the Jupiters, fit in one itty bitty tanker that fits inside the ships?
Why did they have to dump all the fuel? Why not just lift it up a little bit, slide out the guy, and then set it back down and keep most of the fuel?
Dear lord, Willigan Robinson, you have to either save the day or doom everyone.
They stripped down "everything" from the one ship, but why didn't they strip out the landing gear? Those looked like they weighed a couple of tons, but I doubt they needed those for docking? And for that matter, why didn't they also strip out life support and while they were at it, pump out the air? Air has a lot more mass than people think, and Don and Dad were going to be in suits anyway...
How is a handful of buckets of super-poo enough to power ALL the ships? And even if they could, couldn't the people have just gathered enough for just one ship or two to be safer?
Didn't those flying beast things eat someone? Why is everyone waiting around outside?


Issues only as a result of too much Kerbal Space Program (whole season)
Spoiler:
Why are the ships so roomy and not, like, 90% fuel tank especially given they are SSTO?
Why don't they ever figure out the Resolute's position, whether from primitive triangulation or other means before launching the stripped ship in order to rendezvous?
The stripped ship asplode while in the atmosphere; how are chunks of it in orbit rather than falling back down?
How would another ship with limited fuel be able to rendezvous with them knowing where they were in the first place?
What good does knowing where they are do if the Jupiter ALREADY launched?


Favorite fan theory (episode 2ish, and some very minor stuff midseason you might miss if you weren't paying attention)
Spoiler:
It's revealed that Will failed the stress test while passing all the others, and his Mom had to bribe someone in order to change the results. Half of the other colonists appear to be incompetents, it's possible that nearly everyone on the voyage actually failed. Most of the colonists are just Earth's Richest/Well-connected instead of Best/Brightest, which is why the colony on Alpha Centauri is hinted to actually be a minor hell-hole. A colony that can't produce its own alcohol, to give you an idea of how bad things are.
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Re: LOST; innnn Spaaaace!

Postby Zohar » Mon May 07, 2018 2:40 pm UTC

It would be nice if you mentioned if your spoilers are for the entire season (i.e. include details from later episodes) or just the first few.

I decided to watch it on a whim and am three episodes in. It's pretty nice! I like the tension they have there, and looking forward to seeing where they go.
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Re: LOST; innnn Spaaaace!

Postby CorruptUser » Mon May 07, 2018 6:19 pm UTC

Yeah it's pretty cool to see (episode 4+, minor spoiler)
Spoiler:
how the Robinsons interact with the other colonists who survive.

I mean, its mentioned in episode 1 they see 8 of the other jupiters make it, but it's much different than what you'd expect from the original show

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Re: LOST; innnn Spaaaace!

Postby Zohar » Mon May 07, 2018 6:36 pm UTC

I'm a bit curious about the robot. Episode 1 spoilers(?) :
Spoiler:
It changed its form to match a human's with four limbs. It makes you wonder what creature it based its form on before this. Presumably this will be addressed either later in this season or next one.
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Re: LOST; innnn Spaaaace!

Postby CorruptUser » Mon May 07, 2018 8:08 pm UTC

Zohar wrote:I'm a bit curious about the robot. Episode 1 spoilers(?) :
Spoiler:
It changed its form to match a human's with four limbs. It makes you wonder what creature it based its form on before this. Presumably this will be addressed either later in this season or next one.


Late season spoiler
Spoiler:
Not this season, though you do find out its purpose

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Re: LOST; innnn Spaaaace!

Postby Zorlin » Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:47 am UTC

Crap. I got excited thinking this was about LOST, just LOST, and have now exposed myself to spoilers for a show I had no idea I wanted to watch.
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Re: LOST; innnn Spaaaace!

Postby SecondTalon » Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:47 pm UTC

...why did you open them?
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