Space 1999 Eagle Transporter Forum


Go Back   Space 1999 Eagle Transporter Forum > Deep Space Tracking Station > Breakaway

Notices

SPONSORED BY
&

Reply Bookmark and Share
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-12-2006, 01:26 AM   #1
DX-SFX
Chief Medical Officer
 
DX-SFX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 9,094
Default Lost In Space series 3

I admitted last year to buying and watching both series 1 and 2. Like watching a bad road traffic accident happening in front of my eyes, I found myself unable to draw myself away from it. One or two of the early episodes even approached close to Twilight Zone territory and were genuinely spooky but, like so many Irwin Allen series, the standard quickly slid down that slippery slope to juvenality. With no expectation whatsoever, I figured it was time to sit down and "enjoy" series 3.

It didn't disappoint. It started at the low standard set at the end of series 2 and continued it's slide. Paper mache dragons, silver paint and laughable dialogue rarely lifted it above the standard of a kids pantomine. Aliens and Alien spaceships never take off or land. There's an explosion in front of camera, a boink noise and they suddenly appear. All female aliens are incapable of having a hairstyle that is less than ludicrous, not to say at least two feet high and male aliens always seem to be wearing something that resembles a saucepan for a hat. It was dreadful when I first watched it as a kid and I can't imagine why I thought it would be good to watch it again.

Please, please can I have the 100 odd hours back that I wasted watching this rubbish?

I can even remember someone on one of the other 1999 forums saying that he'd love to see a melding of LIS and 1999 into one show. Over my cold lifeless body!
DX-SFX is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2006, 01:47 AM   #2
Elric
Astrophysics Technician
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Essex, UK
Posts: 482
Default

I think we watched it as kids because there was nothing else on the only other channel... and it had 'space' in the title!

It was crap... and I commend your bravery for watching it again...
Elric is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2006, 03:26 AM   #3
CR
Science Officer
 
CR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: wandering the universe
Posts: 5,472
Default

I was (am?) one of the minority who liked the movie Lost in Space precisely because it was so different than the pile of junk series that inspired it. Sure, the whole time paradox thing(s) were hackneyed & annoying, and it might have been a better film had some of the deleted scenes been left in, but it was at least entertaining, and nowhere near as juvenile as the series. (It's one of the few films where I actually let the visual sfx be one of the main things I liked, too. Usually nowdays, I'm not as easily "wow"ed by sfx.)
CR is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2006, 03:35 AM   #4
rabbidsquirrel
Medical Technician
 
rabbidsquirrel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Mexico missouri
Posts: 195
Default

CR
Yes i find films lacking in a way or two
too much spfx not enough wooden acting no plot lame plot
but some times i find the oddest char the best ( airwolf--- the chopper
like best)

but with lost in space? lame as a whole but watchable with a few models i would like to build space 1999 is ten tons better
and three cheers for Chris Trice
rabbidsquirrel is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2006, 07:16 AM   #5
MangaMax
Eagle Pilot
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Kent, England
Posts: 710
Default

I bought the second series and, like above, watched it with mounting horror that memory can cheat so badly.
Figured i'd get me moneys worth and watch them all but i just can't - Intergalactic cowboy miners or Norse gods popping up has me reaching for the stop button real fast.
But, and here's the thing, my 6 year old loves it.
Which is about the age i was when i did.
MangaMax is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote

Old 08-12-2006, 08:11 AM   #6
w8cmp
Science Officer
 
w8cmp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Romford, London, England
Posts: 5,523
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CR
I was (am?) one of the minority who liked the movie Lost in Space precisely because it was so different than the pile of junk series that inspired it.
And it had the delectable Heather Graham in it...one redeeming feature...
w8cmp is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2006, 10:59 AM   #7
DX-SFX
Chief Medical Officer
 
DX-SFX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 9,094
Default

Quote:
And it had the delectable Heather Graham in it...one redeeming feature...
Or is that two redeeming features?

I killed Smith in that movie, or rather I built the piece of Robot from one of Will's science prizes that Prof Robinson uses to slice Spider Smith open with.



I thoiught the movie was mostly bunk but a lot better than the series.
DX-SFX is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2006, 11:26 AM   #8
cricket
Medical Officer
 
cricket's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Midwest, USA
Posts: 4,560
Default

There is no way under the bloody sun anyone can make me watch season 2 or 3 of LIS. And I really didn't like the movie at all... but if DX had a hand in the props/models, I might just have to borrow the film from the library and watch it again, perhaps as I'm addressing Christmas cards. A mindless movie for a mindless task.
cricket is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2006, 11:37 AM   #9
DX-SFX
Chief Medical Officer
 
DX-SFX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 9,094
Default

I wouldn't insist anyone had to watch it because of that.

LIS the movie was good to me though in that I had quite a lot of stuff on screen but the film people spelt my name wrong in the credits (GRRRR!!!). They put me down as Chris Tice. They were given a typed list too.
DX-SFX is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2006, 08:32 PM   #10
Mark42
Chief Eagle Pilot
 
Mark42's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Nottingham, England
Posts: 1,204
Default

Well if its immortalised on film that must make it official then, TICEY!

Actually I've only seen the film on TV but I thought it was quite good, mindless but generally OK. Nice crash scene.
__________________



....... S.I.G David Mark Sisson
Mark42 is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote

Old 08-12-2006, 10:03 PM   #11
JD
Medical Officer
 
JD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Wellington, New Zealand
Posts: 3,312
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mark42
Nice crash scene.
That's the best thing they could have done with that ship. It looked like a dog turd!!
JD is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2006, 12:31 AM   #12
rabbidsquirrel
Medical Technician
 
rabbidsquirrel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Mexico missouri
Posts: 195
Default

hummmmmmmmmm

Well i like the movie version of the ship haven't got a model
of it yet but will maybe some time before i turn 60

would like to write to Chris Trice see what it would cost to make pod
landing struts for the 11" eagle model and hopefully a set for the 44" eagle

got a model of the movie robot( and polar lights robby model)
haven't got pics or data on placement of lights see if i can latter tonight
to make the model a wee bit better
rabbidsquirrel is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2006, 12:33 AM   #13
DX-SFX
Chief Medical Officer
 
DX-SFX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 9,094
Default

Re, the launch sequence: I could never understand why the blob shape had to be shrouded in the saucer shape for lift off, possibly the most un-aerodynamic shape you can make a rocket. Why was the flight deck so huge?

Incidentally, Steve Begg who did the miniature effects for Casino Royale supervised the Jupiter II crash scene and other FX in the LIS movie.
DX-SFX is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2006, 03:28 AM   #14
JD
Medical Officer
 
JD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Wellington, New Zealand
Posts: 3,312
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by DX-SFX
Incidentally, Steve Begg who did the miniature effects for Casino Royale supervised the Jupiter II crash scene and other FX in the LIS movie.
"Nobody does it better"!!
JD is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2006, 04:43 AM   #15
CR
Science Officer
 
CR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: wandering the universe
Posts: 5,472
Default

Tice, Trice, no wonder I didn't make the connection!

Oh, trivia time... in the 1954 War of the Worlds, when the scientists evacuated Pacific Tech ahead of the Martian onslaught against Los Angeles, wasn't Tice the name on one of the moving trucks?
CR is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote

Old 09-12-2006, 10:29 AM   #16
TonyB
Forum Supporter
 
TonyB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Chesterfield, Derbyshire UK.
Posts: 5,272
Default

I have series 1 and 2 of Lost in Space but never got around to buying series 3, not too sure if I will now either to be honest.

I have had series 1 and 2 for around two years or more now and they are still sat on the shelf sealed in their boxes, never been watched, however the really good thing was I got them from WHSmith on a buy one get one free offer, probably the main reason I never picked up season 3, nothing to buy so I could get series 3 free.
TonyB is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 17-01-2011, 06:10 PM   #17
fireballman
Astrophysics Technician
 
fireballman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 340
Default

i watched this documentary on irwin allen and this is really amazing and odd at the same time.
the ufo landing in a canyon scene was actully shot in colour because the first and second series were in black and white and the other seasons were in colour.like this video of the chariot.:
fireballman is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 17-01-2011, 06:15 PM   #18
fireballman
Astrophysics Technician
 
fireballman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 340
Default

this is some colour footage shot for the first season of lost in space in HD:
fireballman is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 17-01-2011, 07:40 PM   #19
RCnut
Communications Officer
 
RCnut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: The windy city, well corner then.
Posts: 1,178
Default

I loved the 3rd season intro and Lets not forget we were just kids After all. Crush, Kill, destroy!!!!!!
RCnut is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 17-01-2011, 10:12 PM   #20
johnnybear
Weapons Technician
 
johnnybear's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 129
Default

Lost in Space was one of my favourites as a kid and still is now if I'm honest! The Third season intro was awesome with that terrific theme! Why don't they make TV like this anymore?
JB


PS.The Jupiter's engine sound was one of my favourites! It was also the sound of The Spindrift in Land of The Giants and The Time Tunnel as well and of course the classic spacecraft from Planet of The Apes too...
johnnybear is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote

Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT. The time now is 02:38 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
This site and contents are copyright Bernard Walsh 2010 all rights reserved, no reproduction of material in any form without written permission email: Bernie.walsh@mac.com