Lost in Space
Watching Lost in Space was a family event. I wasn’t yet allowed to cross the street by myself, but I could help hold the tin foil in the exact right configuration so that we could get sketchy reception of our favorite show. We watched while drinking cups of Kool Aid and eating bowls of Jiffy Pop.
We hadn’t yet landed on the Moon, but the space program was in full swing.
Lost in Space chronicled the adventures of the Robinson family aboard the Jupiter 2. They were on their way to find a new home in the Alpha Centauri star system to colonize. You see, by 1997, Earth had used up all of its natural resources, so we needed a new home. However, a spy, Dr. Smith, sabotages the ship and gets trapped on board after lift off. His extra weight causes the Jupiter 2 to be thrown off course, and so, our heroes are lost.
The Robinsons consisted of: John and Maureen (the parents), Judy, Penny, and Will. Also aboard were Don West, Robot, and that dastardly Dr. Smith. He was always getting them into trouble. Every week I wondered why they didn’t leave him stranded on an alien planet. I guess Mr. and Mrs. Robinson were better humans than I.
Penny was my favorite character… a girl in space… awesome. Because of her, I could picture myself journeying among the stars. If she could, so could I.
Rumor has it, Netflix ordered 10 new episodes of Lost in Space. The new series will blast off in 2018. Yay! Find out more HERE.
And here are a few fun facts about the show:
- it was a comic book adaption
- the computers on the Jupiter 2 were real computers
- the robot costume weighed 200 pounds and cost $70,000
- “The Great Vegetable Rebellion” episode had a talking carrot
- The Jupiter 2 launched mid October 1997
I was heartbroken earlier this week to learn Melissa Bradley left us. She was a courageous woman, and I am better off having known her. She was never afraid to speak her mind and be herself. Diagnosed with stage 4 cancer three years ago, she put up an incredible fight. She was warm and friendly, and one of the first authors I connected with when I first started blogging as an unpublished author. In my spirit, she lives on. Whenever I feel uncertain and hesitant, I’m going to channel you, Melissa Bradley. Thank you for touching my life, thank you for all the humor, and the friendship. Thank you for the support and being an example. I will miss you.
In other news…
I finished my first month at my new job. I’ve still a lot to learn, but am feeling much more comfortable with it. I’ve moved into my ‘pod’, which, I guess, makes me a pod people. Awesome. And I start my 4 day work week. Major awesome! This will give me more author time.
Writing has begun on The Tracer, Rifters Book 4. Now that I have a schedule again, I can get back into a routine. So I hope to report major progress next month.
“Spaceberg” was turned into the editor of Pew! Pew! – Sex, Guns, Spaceships… Oh My! I’m working on edits for “The Wallows” right now, which will be part of Spirits in the Water.
Looking for fantastic science fiction and fantasy series? There’s a heap load of great reads. All available at Amazon and other places. FIND YOUR NEXT READ!