Runtime : 42:22
kBps - 1149
352 x 240
0xc0:44100Hz 224 kb/s tot , Stereo
WB or CW series remake of Lost in Space that was to be a series but never made it to see even an airing on television. Originally produced as a possible mid-season replacement on the WB network for the 2004/2005 television season, it was pulled from the schedule when producer/writer Doug Petrie (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) quite over creative differences. What is left is a great one-shot piece of television history directed with theatrical quality by Hong Kong action director, John Woo.
Set in the year 2097 after Earth's first intergalactic war, the story follows Col. John Robinson and Dr, Maureen Robinson as they move their family to the farming colony of Nova. When the colony ship is attacked by aliens, the Robinson are the only family to escape the ship's destruction, but only after losing one of the family. Only the superior piloting skills of Col. Robinson and Maj. Don West save the short-range transport pod, Jupiter 2, from destruction. Taking the only option for escape, they become...lost in space!
This is an interesting unaired pilot that was made, an update of the Irwin Allen 60's show. It takes place some years after a war with an alien species and starts with a dinner banquet in honor of John Robinson (Brad Johnson of PHILADELPHIA EXPERIMENT II) , a war hero who is moving his family to a planet called Nova. There is a Will Robinson, a young creative genius, and Judy-but no Penny. Instead, there is Judy's twin, David, who is at odds with his father. The Jupiter II is actually a huge life-pod, which is attached to the mothership that's on its way to Nova. Dozens of these pods are attached to the ship. On the journey they are attacked by those aliens-and John Robinson takes command, as he has the most experience. When the aliens storm the ship they release the life-pods and they are set free-only to be lost in space. The Robot is different looking than either the original series or the movie-and there is no Dr. Smith!