In Review: Lost In Space – Season Three (Netflix)

A year into their mission with the children of the Resolute, Judy, Penny and Will scramble to find the titanium they need to get to Alpha Centauri.
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Synopsis: Picking up from where Lost In Space left off back in 2019. A year into their mission with the children of the Resolute, Judy, Penny and Will scramble to find the titanium they need to get to Alpha Centauri.

 

The Story

Picking up a year after the events that we saw play out in the season two finale. The Robinsons have had to split up. Judy, Penny, and Will with some help from Robot are scrambling to find titanium so they can get to Alpha Centauri. Meanwhile, John, Maureen, and Don struggle to stay ahead of Sar and his killer robots.

The opening three episodes very much centre on reuniting the Robinson family as a series of events play out that allows them to come together. Firstly Judy, who has been put in charge of the kids gets to meet her father Grant Kelly, who somehow survived the legendary mission that had supposedly killed him. By the close of the third episode, the Robinsons are back together along with Grant Kelly and the Robot. But they still need to figure out a way to get to Alpha Centauri without SAR and his deadly robots following them. The trouble is every time they turn anything electrical on. SAR and his robots are able to track them. 

The last five episodes prove to be a game of cat and mouse as the Robinsons have to use their brains to somehow outwit SAR. Among the highlights is Jupiter Two getting swallowed by an Alien creature, which vomits them back up again after Judy gives it a bit of gentle prompting. Space is brutal and this final season does just about everything it can to bring that point home.

 

The Acting

It has to be said that Maxwell Jenkins absolutely nails his part as Will Robinson in this final season. Indeed, he has been strong throughout the series, but this is a more confident and thoughtful Will Robinson than what we have seen before. He’s a teenager now. Taylor Russell continues to be quite compelling as Judy Robinson who feels that she has to be the strong one of the kids for her mother and father. The scenes she has with Maureen Robinson (Molly Parker) in the episode where Jupiter Two is being swallowed were brilliantly done and really fleshed out the mother and daughter connection that the two characters share.

Toby Stephens is fantastic in the role of John and I loved the father-to-son talk he has with Will just before the shit hits the fan. Likewise, Russell Hornsby who plays Grant Kelly has some nice scenes with his onscreen daughter Judy as well as with John. I really liked the sense of shared brotherhood that John and Grant share. It’s very much unspoken, but it is present as the two bond over their military service.

 

Overall

This for me is the best season of Lost in Space. The reason being is that it has got to a stage where I had become really invested in these characters and I began to care about the Robinsons and the Robot. The acting was absolutely brilliant and not wasted due to excellent writing. I loved how the story resolved quite a bit about Will Robinson and how he saved the life of his robot and gave it a second chance. Indeed, this proves to be a rather important plot twist as the whole series is basically about second chances and new starts.

The final scene we see is of Will Robinson and his Robot exploring a strange new planet. It’s really the only way that this show could have ended. I loved it.

 

9.9
Lost In Space - Season Three (Netflix)
  • Story
    9.8
  • Acting
    10
  • CGI & Stunts
    9.8
  • Incidental Music
    9.8

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of scifipulse.net You can contact ian at: [email protected]
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