Parents' Guide to

Lost in Space

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Sci-fi classic is dated and hokey but still entertains.

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Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 18+


Don’t ever watch this and waste a second of your time.
age 6+


Younger children might be upset or traumatized by the cliffhanger endings, particularly if something terrible has happened to them. Having said that, this show is brighter in both tone and outlook than many of today's science fiction shows, especially given the bright colors, and with more dialogue too. The dialogue actually makes the pace of the show, at least in some ways, faster than many of today's science fiction shows. The locales are fascinating as well. And the visuals, as well as the special effects, while dated, are actually superior to some of what's done today. I would recommend this show very highly.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Lost in Space, which is a modern-take of The Swiss Family Robinson, made its appearance on American television during the beginnings of the country's space program. While much of its futuristic technology and pioneering efforts are rooted in the science fiction tradition (and perhaps some wishful thinking), the overall show reflects the country's fascination with space travel at the time.

It's a bit slower than more contemporary science fiction series, and the special effects are a pretty hokey compared to today's sophisticated computer graphics. But the stories are entertaining, and appeal to viewers of all ages. No doubt that diehard science fiction fans will definitely appreciate the homage it makes to space travel, and to those who believe in life beyond Earth, too.

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