Lost in Space

Lost in Space Chariot

I’ve often heard the story about my in-laws visiting the set of Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea when the TV series was filming at 20th Century Fox in the 60’s. But no one ever told me that my husband also visited 20th Century Fox studios when he was 8 years old. That’s why I was so surprised when I found these two while sorting through two boxes worth of old family photos. This is the Chariot from Lost in Space. It was an actual, working vehicle built on top of the tracks from a Snowcat. We have models and miniatures of this all over the house. I can’t imagine what it was like to stand right next to the real thing. This is the Batmobile from the 1960’s TV series with Adam West. Because the full-size ones pop up at car shows and conventions all the time, it’s less impressive to see here. But still cool to see it sitting on the lot. My husband, Lars, is the box in the white shirt. That’s his brother Glenn in the green shirt. Pretty nifty, don’t you think? Related Images:Read More →

I follow TV news everyday but today several forces collided in a most unusual and intriguing way. It began with Chuck Lorre’s vanity card at the end of yesterday’s Big Bang Theory. It combines a mention of a classic TV series revival with a move to air it only through a digital streaming app. Right after I saw that news, I saw a post on Deadline Hollywood saying that Netflix had bought the rights to produce a revival of one of my favorite shows, Lost in Space. Yes, Netflix. NBC took a swing at in some years ago but passed. Just as well as I suspect it wouldn’t have lasted more than a few episodes. On Netflix, it has a chance. From there, I saw that Hulu just released a trailer for their highly anticipated production of Stephen King’s thriller about a time traveling teacher who tries to stop the Kennedy Assassination. To wrap this whole thing in a video tape bow, Fox just announced that they will no longer acknowledge Live and Same Day ratings. Since the majority of the world is time-shifting TV with DVR’s and watching on demand and through streaming services, Fox says it’s not fairRead More →