Genre: Science Fiction
Lost in Space is a 1998 feature-length motion picture produced by New Line Cinema starring William Hurt, Mimi Rogers, Heather Graham, Matt LeBlanc, Gary Oldman, Jack Johnson, and Lacey Chabert, and is an adaptation of the 1965-1968 CBS television series Lost In Space.
In the year 2058, the Earth will soon be uninhabitable after the irreversible effects of pollution. The United Global Space Force serves as the planetary government. Professor John Robinson, lead scientist of the Jupiter 2 Mission, will lead his family to the habitable planet Alpha Prime to prepare it for colonization by building a hypergate in orbit. The Jupiter 2 is equipped with a hyperdrive that allows faster-than-light travel, which will eventually be employed to evacuate the citizens of Earth. However hypergates must be constructed on Earth and Alpha Prime to provide stable points of departure and arrival. The project is accelerated after Global Sedition terrorist forces send two armed fighters to destroy the hypergate under construction. Major West, a fighter pilot from the hypergate defense force, manages to destroy the enemy fighters and is unwillingly drafted as the new pilot of the Jupiter Mission, as the previous pilot has been assassinated.
Dr. Zachary Smith is bribed by the Global Sedition to sabotage the mission and is betrayed by his employers, left an unwilling stowaway as the ship blasts off. The sabotage causes the ship to veer towards the sun. Realizing that it would be impossible to escape the sun's pull at such close range, the Major West and Professor Robinson decide to fly through the sun, using the ship's hyperdrive. Unfortunately, without a hypergate to warp to, the ship and its crew end up in a random (and apparently uncharted) part of the galaxy. Soon they encounter the Proteus, an Earth ship from the future, which has been infested with carnivorous and cannibalistic silicon-based spider-like lifeforms, one of which scratches Dr. Smith. Major West self-destructs the Proteus, destroying the spiders. However, the shockwave from the explosion damages the Jupiter 2, and they crash land on a nearby planet.Lost In Space Film on Wikipedia
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