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    • I thought Season 1 was really good and I'm looking forward to Season 2 starting on Christmas Eve! I thought about going back to watch some of the original episodes so if there is some downtime this winter, I will. I really enjoy seeing early special effects (or lack thereof), not only for laughs but out of respect for the pioneers. The early 1960s had some breakthroughs. In Jason And The Argonauts (1963), Ray Harryhausen developed the Dynamation technique using rear projection and split screen to combine stop-motion and live-action footage. "Lost in Space" in 1965 was pretty analog, I think, mostly miniatures. And Bob May was finally revealed as "the man inside the robot suit."

      Billy Mumy was only 11 years old when he started the role of Will Robinson and he was already a TV veteran! Will was such a nerd and I had a crush on him.

    • I've watched Season 1 and will watch Season 2, as well. I never saw the original (raised mostly on public television) but I love Molly Parker and Toby Stephens both. Also that darn credit sequence makes me misty every time, even though I'm not very gung-ho about manned space missions right now! I like the way the show has stretched their effects budget by making 'Robbie' practical most of the time, etc., and I enjoyed how often the solution to something required some scientific problem-solving. It's a pretty smart show :)