Netflix’s Lost in Space undermines a strong premise with stupid characters

Ever since the Sci-Fi channel scored a hit with its re-imagining of Battlestar Galactica back in 2003, reboots of classic science fiction stories have been everywhere. Paramount and CBS breathed new life into the Star Trek franchise with a trio of new movies and a streaming show. MGM is seeing if there’s life left in Stargate, via a dedicated streaming platform and original series. ABC is bringing back The Jetsons, Warner Bros. finally made its Blade Runner sequel, and Netflix has even rebooted ReBoot. The streaming service has been particularly active in the revival field, with new versions of everything from Queer Eye for the Straight Guy to the Benji movies.

Netflix’s latest re-envisioning of a classic is a reboot of the 1960s family…

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