Netflix Is Planning A ‘Lost In Space’ Reboot Next Year, And It Sounds Awesome

Look out, Sci-Fi Fans! Netflix is cooking up a reboot of Lost In Space, slated for a ten episode release in 2018.

The series will be starring Tony Stephens, of the show Black Sails, as John Robinson. It will be co-starring Molly Parker from House of Cards as Maureen, as well as Falling Skies actress Taylor Russell as Judy.

Don West, played by Ignacio Serricchio from Bones, has been re-imagined as a rough flyboy with a side job as a smuggler of exotic goods. Parker Posey, known for her role in Woody Allen’s Café Society, will be playing Dr. Smith in this 2018 remake.

The 2018 Lost in Space reboot is being produced by Legendary Television, and will be written by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, known for their movies Dracula Untold and Last Witch Hunter.

According to sources, this will stick closer to Irwin Allen’s original source material, but with a more modern feel. Here’s what Netflix’s Cindy Holland said in a statement:

“The original series so deftly captured both drama and comedy, and that made it very appealing to a broad audience,” “The current creative team’s reimagining of the series for Netflix is sure to appeal to both fans who fondly remember the original and to create a new generation of enthusiasts around the world.

What Do you think? Will this be a hit or miss for Netflix in 2018?

My Top 12 Sci-Fi Movie Picks of All Time

Science Fiction is my favorite genre of everything. Movies, books, formal attire. Its the best. Here are 12 Sci-Fi movies that are my absolute favorites. (I have excluded the Star Wars/Marvel Movies from this list, because they get enough hype already.) Let me know what you think!

Starship Troopers (1997)

This satirical comedy follows Johnny Rico, a young soldier in a futuristic military unit called the Mobile Infantry. Johnny’s military career progresses from recruit to officer, while in the midst of an galactic war between mankind and the insecticide species known as the “Arachnids.” This movie is hilarious, imaginative, and also just downright entertaining. A win in the comedy, sci-fi, and action genres all around.

Aliens (1986)

A sequel to the 1979 movie “Alien,”  This film follows Ripley for a second time, as she returns to the planet where her crew first encountered the Alien species. I like this movie only a little bit better than the original Alien, although the whole Alien anthology is definitely a work of art.

Predators (2010)

Royce, a mercenary, appears in an unidentifiable jungle, only to find that he and several other less-than-friendly people have been abducted, and set down on a planet which serves as a game reserve for two warring tribes of extraterrestrials. I really enjoyed this movie, I am a big Adrian Brody fan. I don’t think its as good as the original Predator with Schwarzenegger, but I would still call it my favorite. But once again, all the Predator films are great.

The Terminator (1984)

In the future, machines have all but taken over. With its only goal being to completely erase humanity from existence, Skynet, an Artificial Intelligence network, develops robot assassins called Terminators that outwardly appear human, to hunt down what is left of the surviving human race. John Connor starts the resistance to fight and defeat Skynet, and with a human victory imminent, the machines’ only choice is to send a Terminator back in time to kill John’s mother, Sarah. The Terminator movies are classics, amazing, the first of their kind. Both The Terminator and T2 are amazing films.

 Equilibrium (2002)

This movie follows John Preston, an enforcement officer in a future where both feelings and artistic expression are forbidden.To maintain order, citizen take daily injections of drugs to suppress their feelings. After John misses an injection, he experiences emotions for the first time, and begins to question his own morality and actions.

Minority Report (2002)

Set is Washington DC in the year 2054, the special police department of “precrime” apprehends criminals before they act, based upon foreknowledge provided by three psychics. This movie came out about the same time as Equilibrium, and they are along the same vein in both style and feel. I enjoy them both very much, as they remind me a lot of George Orwell’s 1984, one of my favorite books of all time.

Jurassic Park (1993)

The film is set on the Isla Nublar, where an eccentric millionaire and a team of genetic scientists have created a wildlife park of cloned dinosaurs. This movie is a classic, and everyone’s dream. Based on an amazing book, it is an amazing Sci-fi movie.

The Matrix (1999)

The Matrix depicts a terrible future in which perceived reality is actually a simulation called “the Matrix”, created by machines to subdue the human population. Neo learns the truth, and is pulled into a war with the machines. This is one of the first movies that drew me into the science fiction genre. What an incredible tale.

Twelve Monkeys (1996)

A deadly virus released in 1996 wipes out almost all of humanity, and forces survivors to live deep underground. In 2035, James Cole is selected for a mission, to be sent back in time to locate the original virus in order to help scientists develop a cure. This is an interesting movie, and it’s gritty and well done. Great action, sci-fi and mystery.

Moon (2009)

The film follows Sam Bell, an astronaut who experiences an identity crisis as he nears the end of his three-year solo mission mining helium-3 on the Moon. This is an interesting movie with an excellent plot. It can be slow at times, since it’s just the protagonist and his robot, but it’s an excellent work of science fiction overall.

Edge of Tomorrow/Live Die Repeat (2014)

The movie takes place in the year 2020, after Earth has been invaded by an alien species called the Mimics. Bill Cage is killed fighting the Mimics, but finds himself in a time loop that sends him back to the day before the battle begins each time he dies. I liked this movie, it was an interesting plot that I had never seen before, it was definitely a win in my book.

What did you think about my list? What would you have added or taken away?


Science Fiction Authors That Were(n’t) Ahead of Their Time

I love science fiction. Its why I play video games. Exploring new worlds, killing aliens, space travel, life on Mars, all the things that may or may not ever be possible to humankind right at my fingertips.

I ran the idea for my blog post of the day: “Sci-Fi Writers That Were Ahead of Their Time” past my husband this morning, and he told me that these authors weren’t AHEAD of their time, that they were ON time, and we wouldn’t have science fiction as it is today without them.

So here is my top four list of science fiction authors that were ON time, and we have sci-fi as we know it because of them:

Jules Verne: This popular author is most well-known for his stories “Journey to the Center of the Earth” and “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.” If you haven’t read these books, you have undoubtedly seen one of the numerous movie adaptations. The thing that I think is the most amazing about Jules Verne is that he lived in the late 1800’s, before any of the technology for the ideas in his books would have ever been imagined. He was just curious about what was under the sea, and inside of the earth.

HG Wells: Author of “The Invisible Man,” “War of the Worlds,” and “The First Men in the Moon,” his titles are slightly spooky and I’m sure pretty alarming at the time, before people had ever heard of anything like this! Giant aliens attacking the earth? An invisible man?

George Orwell: I’m not exactly sure if Orwell should be on this list, as I would probably say that his books are more political commentary than actual Science-Fiction. However, his book “1984” is an amazing and terrifying classic. Perhaps not the first of its kind, but I believe it had an influence on Science-Fiction, as well as popular and political culture. Some movies that carry a similar tone to his book are: “12 Monkeys,” “Blade Runner,” and “Total Recall,” not to mention Ray Bradbury wrote his classic story, “Fahrenheit 451,” only four years after Orwell’s “1984” was published, so Bradbury may well have been influenced by Orwell’s writing also.

Ray Bradbury: “Fahrenheit 451” and “The Martian Chronicles” are amazing full length books, descriptive and imaginative. The “Martian Chronicles,” written in a journal-like format, is an interesting story about a family’s life on Mars. My all-time favorite book by Bradbury is “The Illustrated Man.” This is a short story collection, based on a man’s enchanted tattoos. The unique idea is intriguing, and every sci-fi story within is captivating. Many people don’t like short story collections because they’re not detailed enough to get pulled into, but each story in this collection is unique and captivating from beginning to end.

Thinking about these creative men being the first to have the science fiction idea is astounding to me. Thank you for your work gentlemen, and creating my favorite genre as it is today.

What do you think? Who are some other great authors that made science fiction what it is today?