Lost In Space

Theatrical Release: April 3, 1998
DVD Release: October 6, 1998
Lost In Space


This action epic charts the galactic adventures of the Robinson family and their voyage aboard the Jupiter 2 spacecraft. Lost In Space takes audiences into the not-too-distant future as Professor John Robinson (Hurt), his wife Maureen (Rogers), their daughters Judy (Graham) and Penny (Chabert), and son Will (Johnson) are selected to be the first family to colonize outer space.

Piloted by Major Don West (LeBlanc), the Jupiter 2 takes off to Alpha Prime, the only other habitable planet in the galaxy. En route, their spacecraft is sabotaged by arch villain Dr. Zachary Smith (Oldman), who is intent on foiling their plan. When the Jupiter 2 strays dangerously off-course, the Robinson family must band together and use their unique skills to complete their mission or face certain death while Lost In Space.

Dove Review

Danger Will Robinson! This updated version of the classic 60s TV series is loaded with special effects and perhaps too many. It bears little resemblance to the original series, and there are scenes which could be a bit intense for the very young, including the robot’s attack against some of the characters and scenes which include hungry space spiders. Interestingly enough, various actors from the original series have cameos in the film. I was disappointed however that Bill Mumy, who played young Will Robinson on the TV series in the 60s, wasn’t asked to play the grown-up Will in a sequence in the movie. There is a lot of material and action packed into the movie, which runs just over two hours, and it might have been better for the story to have been trimmed a bit. Still, there is a lot visually on the screen which is a feast for the eyes.

There is some language in the film, but it does not hit the three or unacceptable level on our content chart. There are some sexual innuendos as well. We recommend the movie for ages twelve and above due to some of the intense scenes.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: Two couples kiss; some sexual innuendos.
Language: D-7; H-8; S-3; Pis*ing-1; Su*ks-1
Violence: Robot attacks characters; saboteur attempts to take lives; explosions and fights against alien creatures.
Drugs: None
Nudity: Cleavage
Other: Disrespect to principal by child; space spiders; survival struggles for family.


Company: New Line Home Entertainment
Writer: Akiva Goldsman and Irwin Allen
Director: Stephen Hopkins
Producer: Carla Fry
Genre: Adventure
Runtime: 130 min.
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter