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The tele­vi­sion sci-fi clas­sic orig­i­nated by pro­ducer Ir­win Allen got a movie re­boot, but this Net­flix se­ries ver­sion up­dates the odyssey of the galaxy-trav­el­ing Robin­son fam­ily more fully. Toby Stephens (“Black Sails”) and Molly Parker (“Dead­wood”) play the heads of the clan, who es­cape from a cri­sis aboard a big­ger ves­sel via a Jupiter space­craft with their chil­dren (Maxwell Jenk­ins, Tay­lor Rus­sell, Mina Sund­wall), me­chanic Don West (Ig­na­cio Ser­ric­chio) and a gen­der-switched sur­ro­gate for the schem­ing Dr. Smith (Parker Posey). And yes, there’s still a ro­bot to warn young Will Robin­son (Jenk­ins) of im­mi­nent dan­ger. Though there’s last­ing fond­ness for the 1960s show, this vari­a­tion reaf­firms how vastly far spe­cial ef­fects have come since. Net­flix has or­dered a forth­com­ing Sea­son 2. DVD ex­tras: three “mak­ing-of” doc­u­men­taries; deleted scenes. (Not rated: AS, P, V) (Also on Blu-ray)

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