Every Bland Space Opera Now Steals From Mass Effect
Lost In Space was the granddaddy of sci-fi television shows, in that it looked like your granddad made the sets in the back of his shed with some superglue and tinfoil. So when Netflix rebooted the show in 2018, it was only natural that they didn't want it looking anything like its low-fi sci-fi ancestor. So instead they made it look like the biggest sci-fi video game franchise in the world, Mass Effect.
The new Lost In Space's swiping from Bioware's space opera epic isn't exactly subtle, especially when you consider how the show would have looked if the makers actually based their designs on those of the old show. Just look at Robot, a character so iconic that they knew they could simply name it "Robot" and people would still know who you were talking about. Here it is in the 2018 show:
NetflxAnd suddenly the air got slightly damper ...
And here it is in the 1965 show. Can you spot the subtle differences?
CBS"I literally cannot imagine a more useless form for you to have taken."
Now compare that shiny (well, shining) updated face with that of the Geth, the robo-baddies from the Mass Effect games:
Bioware/NetflixWho also generated a lot of feelings that needed to be processed.