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Lost in space, what a concept. Well there is a series called lost in space that was based on the original series that aired from 1965 to 1968 and was syndicated and ran on the Sci-Fi channel and several other networks. The original lost in space series was inspired by the 1812 novel The Swiss Family Robinson and a comic book published by Gold Key Comics titled Space Family Robinson. Just the idea of being lost in the vastness of space is mind boggling to say the least.

The original run in the 60s was set in a different time and era and something we thought we would have attained in the late 90’s referring to 1997 as the series projected we would have inter-spacial travel by that time. A series that was in many ways ahead of its time and thinking like many shows from that era. What I loved about that series was some of the humor and family bonding, something I look back at to contrast the new series which was presented on Netflix and ran for three seasons.

The new Netflix series is a far contrast to the original and more grounded in the element of the novel the swiss family Robinson dealing with family and bonds, there is little humor but much threat and suspense. Things were in greater peril as the family was lost in space. The 2000 series is also grounded in some sense of real physics and science where they other was simply entertainment.

At first when I saw the new series and saw the change in cast and roles. For example dr smith was now a woman and penny was a half sister to her sibling and also a black. I know many hated that change, some of these individuals are also black which left me puzzled as usual. We are in a new era and we have to share the wealth of characters.

Overall the series from start to finish was an adventure with ups and down, family drama and dynamics and a rather satisfying conclusion. Overall I enjoyed the series and wished it had another season but I am also elated to know that it concluded with out being dramatically cancelled like many shows I have watched on the streaming services.

With that all said check out the series on Netflix you may enjoy it.

Dayum!!! The Orville.. Well Damn

So I finally had time to sit down and watch the series The Orville. The show was well executed and beyond my expectation, I expected a turd of a show and was given more than I was prepared to digest. As I sat watching the first several episodes, I wondered what was my reasoning for avoiding this series for so long. The mixture of the silly jokes and science worked. While the show is a homage and shares some similarities to Star-Trek, the show feels more natural and is the best homage to that series. Orville takes the similarities of the show it emulated, flips the script, then adds in the humor in the right places and leaves you wondering on certain issues that they pursue.

One can forget that this show is pitched as a comedy, then come to find the show to be intelligent and fun and at times is believed to be more of a scifi show with a dash of comedic moments rather than the other way around. I also felt that they handle grim issues such as life and death quite well and in a generally serious manner. I almost forget that the show was created by Seth Macfarlane the creator of Family Guy and American Dad.

To conclude the show was not what I expected, I loved the science, the humor and the humanity that the show embodied. They did a great job and here is to binging the show when it airs season two.

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