The first – and probably only – trailer for the third and final season of “Lost in Space” has just arrived and it looks like the story is heading in a really interesting direction.
If you haven’t watched Netflix’s “Lost in Space” yet, do so right away. Put down your half-café decaffeinated oat milk latte, forget about that PowerPoint presentation, and log into Netflix. You will thank us.
The show is a reinvention of the groundbreaking sci-fi series of the same name that aired on black-and-white TV screens across America in 1965. That show sprang from the imagination of Irwin Allen, and current showrunner Zack Estrin has reworked it in the same way Ron D. Moore did Glen A. Larson’s 1978 “Battlestar Galactica.” It’s been updated, redesigned, regenerated, tweaked and refined, and the result is one of the best sci-fi shows on TV in recent years.
Related: The best sci-fi movies and TV shows to stream on Netflix in October
At the end of the second season, which aired two years ago, we saw an entire ship of robots attack and board the Resolute mothership, with more coming in to retrieve the alien engine. Maureen (Molly Parker) and Don (Ignacio Serricchio) manage to capture them, while Judy (Taylor Russell) leads a mission to send the 97 children of The Resolute to the Alpha Centauri colony in a Jupiter landing ship using the alien engine, controlled by the robot.
The Jupiter carrying the children escapes through a fissure in space, but the man-made radar signature the robot tracked has guided the ship to an unknown galaxy. There they find the Fortuna, a ship that had disappeared almost 20 years earlier and was commanded by Grant Kelly, Judy’s biological father.
While the second season wasn’t quite as good as the first, we still expect great things from this quality sci-fi.
“This is Will Robinson from the 24th Settler Group. If you look at this recording, chances are things didn’t go the way I hoped,” Robinson says in the newly released Season 3 trailer, as the theme chords play. slow, minimal, captivating way. “I thought…I thought I could save everyone. I’m doing this so you all can survive because you’re my family and I love you. I just hope it’s enough.”
The trailer, which was posted to YouTube on Thursday (October 7), shows plenty of destruction and destruction, with Will Robinson (Maxwell Jenkins) providing the voiceover of what appears to be a somewhat bleak situation. What jumps out from the trailer is that the writers seem to have taken full advantage of the fact that little Maxwell isn’t so little anymore, and instead of spending a fortune on CGI, they’ve embraced a flashback style story. in which he actually matured.
It’s entirely possible that, in addition to the COVID-19 pandemic that ravaged everything, Estrin took time to take advantage of the natural process of puberty.
The cast also includes Toby Stephens (John Robinson), Mina Sundwall (Penny Robinson), and Parker Posey as Dr. Smith.
Seasons 1 and 2 of “Lost in Space” are currently available on Netflix, and Season 3 will be available in its entirety on Wednesday, December 1. “Lost in Space” is only available on the Netflix subscription service. Subscriptions start at $8.99 per month.