“Lost In Space” Redeems The American Television Family

Netflix’s reboot of Lost in Space is more than just entertaining nostalgia – it singlehandedly resurrects a positive portrayal of the American nuclear family on TV. 

By David Nova

When I was a little kid, when there were few science fiction programs to watch, one of my favorites television shows was the original Lost in Space. It may be difficult to explain just how beloved this show was for an older generation, a series that hasn’t exactly enjoyed the lasting impact of its then rival, Star Trek. However, at the core of this show was a very special family we all secretly wanted to belong to. Little boys wanted to be Will Robinson, just as little boys a decade or so later wanted to be Luke Skywalker.

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