Official synopsis from Netflix press release:
- There’s more danger — and adventure — ahead for the Robinson family! With the Jupiter 2 stranded on a mysterious ocean planet without their beloved Robot, the Robinsons must work together, alongside the mischievous and manipulative Dr. Smith and the always charming Don West, to make it back to the Resolute and reunite with the other colonists. But they quickly find all is not as it seems. A series of incredible new threats and unexpected discoveries emerge as they look for the key to finding Robot and safe passage to Alpha Centauri. They will stop at nothing to keep their family safe... survival is a Robinson specialty after all.
- The Netflix original series is produced by Legendary Television.
- Lost in Space stars Toby Stephens, Molly Parker, Maxwell Jenkins, Mina Sundwall, Taylor Russell, Ignacio Serricchio and Parker Posey. Zack Estrin (showrunner), Kevin Burns, Jon Jashni, Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless serve as executive producers.
- Molly Parker as Maureen Robinson
- Toby Stephens as John Robinson
- Maxwell Jenkins as Will Robinson
- Taylor Russell as Judy Robinson
- Mina Sundwall as Penny Robinson
- Ignacio Serricchio as Don West
- Parker Posey as June Harris / Dr. Smith
- Brian Steele as the Robot
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by|
|1||"Shipwrecked"||Alex Graves||Matt Sazama & Burk Sharpless|
Seven months later, marooned on a watery planet, the Robinsons make a risky bid to power up their Jupiter. And, Will vows to track down the Robot.
|2||"Precipice"||Alex Graves||Matt Sazama & Burk Sharpless|
Penny and Maureen become trapped in a mysterious metal trench. Meanwhile, Don falls prey to a nasty toxin.
|3||"Echoes"||Leslie Hope||Liz Sagal|
The Robinsons' dreams of a happy reunion fade when they realize something's very wrong aboard the Resolute. Smith seizes a chance to clear her name.
|4||"Scarecrow"||Jon East||Kari Drake|
While Will searches for clues to the Robot's fate, John and Judy travel to the dusty surface of the nearby planet to help their fellow survivors.
|5||"Run"||Jon East||Vivian Lee|
John's predicament goes from bad to worse, sending Judy on a frantic race across the planet. Penny spies on Smith -- with help from an old friend.
|6||"Severed"||Tim Southam||Katherine Collins|
The fast-spreading contaminant leaves Penny, Smith and friends stranded in tight quarters. Will and Maureen set out with Adler to find the Robot.
|7||"Evolution"||Tim Southam||Daniel McLellan|
John recruits an unlikely partner to help hunt down a secret audio signal intercepted by the ship. Will begins to suspect Adler is hiding something.
|8||"Unknown"||Jabbar Raisani||Kari Drake & Katherine Collins|
While Maureen leads a mutiny, Hastings visits John to deliver an ultimatum, and Penny tries to convince Will that his Robot has changed.
|9||"Shell Game"||Stephen Surjik||Zack Estrin & Vivian Lee|
Will and Penny scramble to hide the robots and figure out their next move. Meanwhile, Hastings amps up his war against the Robinsons.
|10||"Ninety-Seven"||Alex Graves||Matt Sazama & Burk Sharpless|
The mission to save Scarecrow takes an unexpected turn, throwing the Resolute into chaos. Judy hatches a plan to get a ship to Alpha Centauri.
All episode summaries courtesy of 8flix.
Kevin Yeoman of Screen Rant stated the new season puts a focus on family while upping the ante in terms of high-flying sci-fi adventure. He also stated that the season introduces some interesting new elements into the program's mythology and that the series continues to impress with staggering special effects. Michael Ahr of Den of Geek gave the series an overall 3.5/5 rating, stating that series is "remarkably consistent in presenting a danger for the Robinsons to confront through ingenuity and cooperation, in highlighting the importance of family beyond their nuclear unit, and in fighting against those who would threaten the group from within." Merrill Barr of Forbes described the new season as "lean, mean and still pristine" and felt that while the wait for the new season was long, it was worth it.
Notes and references
- Ahr, Michael (December 17, 2019). Lost in Space Season 2 Review (Spoiler-Free). Den of Greek. Retrieved on December 17, 2019.
- 8flix - The "Lost in Space" Season 2 Episode Transcripts Portfolio. Retrieved on December 22, 2019.
- Yeoman, Kevin (December 17, 2019). Lost In Space Season 2 Review: More High-Flying Family-Friendly Adventure. Screen Rant. Retrieved on December 17, 2019.
- Barr, Merrill (December 17, 2019). ‘Lost In Space’ Season 2 Review: Lean, Mean And Still Pristine. Forbes. Retrieved on December 17, 2019.