Lost in Space

Patrizia Poli
2 min readJan 21, 2024

What about “Lost in Space” — remake series of the American TV series of the same name from the 1960s which inspired a 1998 film (which I saw and liked at the time) and dating back to the novels of Johann David Wyss first and Jules Verne then — after having seen all three seasons, except that it is (finally!) good 80s style science fiction, in the old fashioned way, very well onstructed, complete with intergalactic ships, robots, alien planets, breathtaking adventures, unlikely risks from which the protagonists are narrowly saved at the last second, superlative special effects, excellent actors and very well characterized and lovable characters, except that the relationship between Will Robinson, the smallest and bravest of the protagonists, with his Robot, is really a great element and worth the whole story?

Will Robinson, the new Crusoe who was shipwrecked with his family on alien planets, is an anti-hero, due to his very young age which makes him naturally fearful and because he didn’t even pass the selection process to undertake the journey to the Alpha Centauri colony. We learn that it was his mother, Maureen, a formidable scientist, who cheated to get him admitted. The little one will grow during the three seasons, in stature and ethical dimension, until he becomes the savior of the worlds, the link between the species, the one who, freeing the alien robots from the slavery of the programs, will make them…

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Patrizia Poli

Patrizia Poli was born in Livorno in 1961. Writer of fiction and blogger, she published many novels.