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Why wasn't there ever a sequel to the Lost in Space movie?

Discussion in 'Archive: SF&F: Films and Television' started by Siths_Revenge, Dec 30, 2006.

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  1. Siths_Revenge

    Siths_Revenge Jedi Youngling star 7

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    Okay, so it wasn't one of the greatest of sci fi movies. But, it was a good way to spend a few hours. Had some nice characters and visuals. They could have done a lot with another story.
     
  2. JediTrilobite

    JediTrilobite Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Probably because it sucked. And I don't think that it did terribly well at the box office. There was a television series planned, with John Woo Executive producing, but it wasn't related to the movie. Pity, because Zoic was going to be in charge of the special effects

    EDIT: According to wikipedia: Second TV series

    In late 2003, a new TV series, with a somewhat changed format, was in development in the USA. It was intended to be originally closer to the original pilot with no Doctor Smith, but including the robot. A pilot was commissioned by the WB network, directed by John Woo, produced by Twentieth Century Fox TV and Regency Television, and screened to executives in May of 2004.

    The pilot script featured the characters of John and Maureen, but an elder son, David, was scripted, as well as Judy, Penny and Will. There was no Doctor Smith character, but the character of Don West was described as a "dangerous, lone wolf type".

    The confirmed cast included Brad Johnson as John Robinson, Jayne Brook as Maureen Robinson, Adrianne Palicki as Judy Robinson, Ryan Malgarini as Will Robinson and Mike Erwin as Don West.

    It was not among the network's series pick-ups confirmed later that year.

    However, the producers of the new Battlestar Galactica show bought the sets. They were redesigned the next year and used for scenes on the Battlestar Pegasus, as creating whole new sets would have been too expensive.
     
  3. rumsmuggler

    rumsmuggler Force Ghost star 7

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    Cool..
     
  4. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    The film made no sense, even for time travel stuff, but it was fun at times, and was decent for afamily-oriented sci-fi action flick.
     
  5. JediMasterGuff

    JediMasterGuff Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I loved the bubble fighter sequence at the start, and I recently met someone who worked on it. I think the film is better than people make it out to be.
     
  6. Everton

    Everton Force Ghost star 10

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    Lost In Space is the ideal film to have on in the background whilst one is doing something completely different.
     
  7. darth-sinister

    darth-sinister Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    According to Box Office Mojo, the film was budgeted at $80 million and only took in $69,117,629 domestically. New Line felt it wasn't worth doing a sequel, despite a world wide gross of $136,159,423.
     
  8. Jedi_Master_Conor

    Jedi_Master_Conor Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    i enjoyed this movie. not the best one. but something nice to sit down and watch every now and then. don't know where they'd go w/ a sequel.
     
  9. Darth_Berserker

    Darth_Berserker Jedi Youngling star 3

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    i think theres potential for a sequel, like showing the doctor turning into that spider creature, as he was starting to by the end of the film, then we meet the future doctor smith,, and could have like the present smith trying to find a cure before he becomes his future self,or something like another time vortex opening up and the crew find themselves in a apocalyptic type earth , where war has destroyed most cities and something along those lines, i enjoyed the movie, not classic , but fun
     
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