Set 30 years in the future, colonization in space is a reality, and the Robinson family is among those tested and selected to make a new life for themselves in a better world. When the new colonists find themselves abruptly torn off course to their new home, they must forge new alliances and work together to survive in a dangerous alien environment, light years from their original destination.
As the torch was passed from the 1960s generation to our present-day cast at the world premiere last Monday (April 9), Celeb Secrets learned from the show runners that there are eerie coincidences between now and then. It seems, we are not alone in our struggles and it’s fascinating to realize how the generation before our own faced a similar time, almost like a parallel universe.
“I think there is a revolution going on as there was when I was doing Lost in Space,” said Marta Kristen — aka the beloved and original Judy Robinson — EXCLUSIVELY to Celeb Secrets. “The space program was just beginning and now it’s re-begun. There was a revolution of the arts with technology like the 60s, just like now, and in other ways as well; [there’s a revolution] in race relations and sexual orientation. I’m excited and glad to be alive for it. ”
An untapped source of wisdom lives within the people who live among us. It’s strange to think these entities are our grandparents and maybe our parents. As a venture company like Space X pushes for expansion past our planet, digital technology from a platform like Netflix expands our base of knowledge, setting our eyes on a new future.
“The world has changed and it’s time to look at things a little bit differently.” said Showrunner/Executive Producer Zach Estrin. “You know, the characters in the original, were reflecting what societal roles were at that time. We have changed as well, people are looking at the roles of family a little bit different now. Right? The mom in ‘Lost in Space’ was in charge of cooking, and cleaning, now Maureen is just as capable as everyone else is in the show, so as the world changes, so does the crowd. It’s finding something that people can focus on that maybe makes you feel a little bit better about whats going on in the world…”
This modern series continues to influence a channel of respect and encouragement that resonates between cast members. After binge-watching the series, we have to say — the level of respect shown on the carpet definitely reflects what is shown on-screen.
“She’s amazing!” started our present-day Judy, Taylor Russell. “There’s a lot of differences but what I loved from [Marta’s] role in the original is that she was the oldest sister and she really protected her brother and sister. I hope you see how much I really love Max and Mina and want to protect them on and off-screen.”
Before you jump to thoughts of a dark universe, please note – this is not that kind of show! This series is meant to exhibit something bigger than ourselves.
“The show at it’s core is really about family,” firmly stated by the original Will Robinson, Bill Mumy. “It’s a powerful family that sticks together.”
“It’s a fun ride for kids.” says Christopher Lennertz, the composer of various, feel-good Syfy shows. “The big thing for me was realizing that there is so much heart in it. I pretended to be a kid again and thought ‘If I was 12 again, what would I want to hear in the back of my head.’”
Lost in Space addresses the importance of being there for each other and how strong bonds can withstand some of the greatest challenges. In an age of robots, who knew hearts could still exist?
To seek the larger universe, you can stream Lost in Space on Netflix here.