Category Archives: Television

Lost in Space 07

Lost in Space 07 – Pressurized

 

Maureen finds a watermark on the gun belonging to their 3D printer, and Will confirms the robot made it and he had hidden the gun under his bed. His parents note that everyone had been through their Jupiter at some time and anyone could’ve taken the gun; Smith directs their suspicions to Victor.

While driving, John and Maureen flee a geo-phenomenon and end up stuck in a tar pit into which the vehicle slowly submerges. To escape the vehicle, Maureen uses the helium weather balloon to create a shielded path to the surface.


OK – this is pushing physics to the limit and beyond. To create the pressure necessary to displace the tar, would have crushed the human body. The problem was they stayed chatting for too long and should have immediately attached the winch cable to a tree. Even stranger is why they would enter the vehicle as it was sinking and not just jump free ?

Lost in Space 06

Lost in Space 06 – Eulogy
 

Maureen tells her family about the black hole but is afraid the other colonists might panic.

John has a heated argument with the other survivors about the robot. In the end, despite an enraged Angela claiming it killed her husband, John convinces the community to allow the robot to stay and takes Will on a hike to discuss Will’s responsibility for the robot’s actions.

Don also retrieves identification of the real Dr. Smith, later showing Judy. Maureen learns that Hiroki also knows the planet is dying.

 

Lost in Space 05

The surviving colonists build a light tower to try to signal the Resolute.

Maureen, noticing strange weather phenomena, conducts an experiment using a weather balloon. She discovers the sun is paired with a deadly black hole, and that the disturbances will only get worse until the planet gets entirely unhabitable.


A decent episode that slowly moves multiple plots along.

That is, until a confrontation with a CGI creature and the robot turns up  in the nick of time for a neat CGI battle. Dr Smith beginning to look like an ineffective villain, wandering around and poking into everyone’s business.

 

Lost in Space 04

Stuck without fuel, the family initiates Jupiter 2’s colonization expansion protocol.

Don West and Angela are rescued by the Watanabe family; Hiroki Watanabe reunites with John and Maureen at Jupiter 11 where Judy treats Angela. She tells Judy about the attack on Resolute.

The Robinsons learn none of the other surviving families can fly due to the giant eels consuming fuel. John notices that one crash site is not a Jupiter ship. Maureen, John, and Don go there and discover the Resolute’s comm dish.

They realize the Resolute can’t hear them. Maureen also discovers contraband whiskey that Don smuggled aboard.

Judy confronts Will about the robot, and he reveals he knew it attacked the Resolute. They decide to hide the robot in a nearby cave, unaware Smith is following them.

 

Lost in Space 03

Lost in Space 1.03 – Infestation

In a flashback, Dr. Smith is revealed to be June Harris, the older, ex-con sister of Jess Harris, a successful businesswoman. Jess offers June her entire estate as she is leaving Earth, but June drugs Jess and assumes her sister’s identity.

At night, the ice layer over the spaceship (Jupiter 2) cracks, endangering the ship. They rush to complete repairs, but the engines are losing fuel. When Will and the robot discover large eel-like creatures in the conduits, the robot locks Will, along with Smith, in the storeroom for safety.

Things almost descend to parody during struggles with a large eel. But at the end the ship is free of the ice and Dr Smith appears to be looking for a way out of her situation.

Comms pick up radio communication from other Jupiter survivors and also from Resolute, who are searching for survivors.

 

 

Lost in Space 02

Lost in Space 1.02 – Diamonds in the Sky

Introduction of Dr Smith, now a female character. She lands on the same planet .

The robot melts ice to save Judy. This cements his relationship with the family although they are still suspicious. Eventually the family are re-united and Dr Smith joins them.

 

Molly Parker as Maureen Robinson

Lost in Space 01

 

Lost in Space is an American science fiction television series based on a re-imagining of the 1965 series of the same name (itself a re-imagining of the 1812 novel The Swiss Family Robinson), following the adventures of a family of pioneering space colonists whose ship veers off-course.

It is written by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless and consists of ten episodes produced by Legendary Television, Synthesis Entertainment, Clickety-Clack Productions, and Applebox Entertainment.


The story start by dumping the viewer into a card game played by unknown characters in a spaceship, place unknown. Predictably the ship launches and arrives on an unknown planet.

The best thing about the story is that it follows science fiction themes. It’s one problem after another, solved with science and technology.

Youngest family member Will Robinson finds his robot, an ingenious machine capable of transforming from an intimidating war machine to a human-like assistant, Unfortunately, while Will and the robot save they day, the method used implies that the machine has unlimited power and a capability for deus ex machina intentions.

A promising start, lets see where it leads…..

 

Arrested Dev 1.13

Arrested Development 1.13 – Beef Consomme

The family must appear at George Sr.’s arraignment hearing, but proceedings are jeopardized by Michael and Marta’s relationship guilt and Gob’s hunt for his unknown rival for Marta.


Gob[to Michael] Tell you what. You may not be good with women, but you are great with other people’s women. I’ll give you that.

 

Arrested Dev 1.12

Arrested Dev 1.12 – Marta Complex

On Valentine’s Day, Marta begins to fall for Michael, to his and Gob’s misunderstanding. George Michael investigates his cousin’s parentage for validation of his crush. Buster moves out of his mother’s apartment. Lindsay wants a divorce from Tobias.


Gob: Oh, I see. She wants to talk to you. For some reason women feel safe around you. Maybe it’s because you’ve only had sex four times.
Michael: Not four times, four women! And they talk to me because I talk to them!

Lucille 2: Buster, this is exactly why our relationship does not work.
Buster: Our relationship doesn’t work?
Lucille 2: No, not as long as you keep getting me all mixed up with your mother.
Buster: It is exactly the opposite. I’m leaving my mother for you. You’re replacing my mother.
Lucille 2: Well, that’s healthy.

 

Arrested Dev 1.11

Arrested Development 1.11 – Public Relations

After a series of negative publicity, Michael hires a female publicist for the family, but she turns against them when he decides they shouldn’t date in the interest of George Michael.

Featuring Carl Weathers

Jessie: Your father’s religious now? We’ll play that up. It’s very sympathetic.
Lucille: Yeah. Who doesn’t love the Jews?

George Sr.[in prison] Gentlemen, we do not wave our genitals at one another to make a point!