Netflix might as well be known as the Island of Lost TV Shows. The latest show to be resurrected from the dead is 1965’s Lost In Space, which comes to Netflix after a “competitive situation, with multiple bidders”.
Science fiction is filled with kids in space. This makes sense; if the future has us in space, children will be there, too. But if there are children in a spaceship, a number of things can go very wrong, both for the characters and the audience.
Star Trek's 50th anniversary in 2016 is already shaping up to be a huge event — but what about Lost in Space's 50th birthday, coming this fall? Like Trek, Lost in Space was an important part of science fiction TV history. And Lost in Space had some seriously entertaining stories. So why doesn't this show get its due?
Star Trek fans proclaim their favorite series to have been sophisticated and mature — and, above all, brimming with huge philosophical questions. But was Star Trek ever really that smart? A Trek fan asked over at TrekBBS, and the responses are illuminating.
If you've never seen Jason of Star Command, you're in for a crazy mind-warping treat. This space adventure show from the 1970s feels like an old-school adventure serial, with Harryhausen-esque special effects. And it co-stars James "Scotty" Doohan in the first season! And it's all on Hulu.
Quick, what's the first thing you noticed about the planet we visited in last night's Doctor Who special? That's right: It was a soundstage.* None of Matt Smith's final hour was filmed in a real location. Alien worlds used to be filmed in the studio more often — here's why we miss visiting Planet Soundstage.
We don't have the tunes to let you groove along to the Swiss Family Robinson of outer space, but you can journey back to Lost in Space's hazardous alien worlds with illustrations from the Japanese soundtrack.
Motion-capture has totally altered our movie-going experience in just a few years. From the Na'vi to Gollum to Mark Ruffalo's Hulk, our favorite movie characters are increasingly a blend of computer animation and an actor's real performance.
Cute robots have been a fixture in the pop culture landscape, ever since C-3PO and R2D2 crashed on Tatooine in the original Star Wars — but there have been cute robots in pop culture for way longer. The history of cute robots is a proud and totally cuddly one, full of beeping, blooping noises.
Welcome to the first io9 music smackdown! We're putting together the ultimate science fiction (and fantasy) playlist — all the music that everyone should have on his or her iPod.
Godzilla has been a classic for years, but now he finally gets classical in this mashup by artist Andrew Leipzig, aka Zig. From Stormtrooper Mona Lisas to zombie pastorals, Zig has specialized in putting geek icons into fine art.
Most of us use Hulu to catch up on last night's episode of Lost or Caprica, but did you know there's a ridiculous amount of full seasons of shows from yore? We're talking full seasons of SG-1, Lexx, and more.
The clunky backgrounds, blaring Midi sound files, and ugly ads... there's a lot we won't miss about Geocities when it shuts down today. But it was home to tons of fan sites and science-fiction resources: here are some we'll miss.
Starships, battlecruisers and starfighters are part of the iconic imagery of our favorite space epics. So when classic space sagas like Star Wars or BSG get rebooted, concept artists must reimagine legendary vessels. Here's our favorite reimagined space concept art.
Everybody loves playing games — except when you're forced to by aliens, or your futuristic prison warden, or superpowerful beings. This Friday, Gerard Butler's forced to play and/or die in Gamer. But here are 32 other deadly-game stories, with clips.
While most shows' pilots air as their first episode, some shows get a do-over to make creative changes, improve production, or appease the network. We look at some of the pilots that didn't make it and how the shows changed.
When Meredith spoke with Syfy president David Howe this week, he revealed that the newly-rebranded network was looking for a new space opera to replace BSG. But considering their love of remakes, why not just use an old one?
When humans finally conquer space, we'll still want to keep other creatures as pets. Some science-fiction pets are among our favorite characters, but others, you just want to flush out the airlock. Here's our list of the best and worst.