|Cast of the Original TV Show Lost in Space (1965-68)|
|Cast of the Under-Appreciated 1998 Film Reboot of Lost in Space (1998)|
|The Robinson's and Major West in the New Netflix Series|
|Dr. Smith and The Robot Are Very Different Conceptually in the New Reboot|
Toby Stephens is one of the most underrated actors out there, so to see him take the lead as the father of the Robinson clan is something to be excited about. And casting Parker Posey in the part of Dr. Smith delights the imagination, too. She is one of the finest comedic performers of our generation and this is a part that will hopefully allow her to chew plenty of scenery for comedic effect.By the way, I actually re-watched the 90's movie remake of Lost in Space recently and it was even better than I remembered when I first watch it in movie theaters as a boy. The film has its dose of tonal flaws here and there, but overall it has aged surprisingly well and is a fairly impressive cinematic achievement, especially for that time period of special effects. This was a year before The Matrix (1999) came out and it was already experimenting with bullet-time effects technology.