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Mon Apr 15, 2019, 08:25 PM

The spacecraft from Lost in Space was more expensive than the Enterprise (TV)

That was because we saw all of the ship on Lost in Space, while we got only a portion of the Enterprise
The Lost in Space craft cost 350k to build.

I found this interesting

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Reply The spacecraft from Lost in Space was more expensive than the Enterprise (TV) (Original post)
rpannier Apr 2019 OP
sdfernando Apr 2019 #1
rpannier Apr 2019 #3
bitterross Apr 2019 #2
hunter Apr 2019 #4
targetpractice Apr 2019 #5
sdfernando Apr 2019 #6
OriginalGeek Apr 2019 #7

Response to rpannier (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 08:53 PM

1. I always thought the Jupiter 2

Was a much more elegant craft than the Enterprise. Unfortunately the series devolved as it went on. Loved little Johnny Williams original theme music.

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Response to sdfernando (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 09:22 PM

3. I watched both (70's. Morning TV Lost in Space. Afternoons Star Trek)

I guess I always just assumed there was more to the Enterprise because of the spacecraft they showed in the beginning
Until I read that small article, I had never thought that we really only saw a very small portion of the Enterprise

You are correct, Jupiter 2 was an impressive and elegant ship

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Response to rpannier (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 09:20 PM

2. I never knew that. I knew Trek had a shoe-string budget though.

Everything I've ever read about Star Trek seems to make mention they had a very constrained budget. So this isn't a real surprise.

$350k? Back in the 60s? That's a HUGE amount.

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Response to rpannier (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 09:27 PM

4. Artists cost less than sets.

Most of the Star Trek stories would have held up on a public high school stage, all cardboard and paint.

Lost in Space, not at all.


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Response to rpannier (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 07:53 AM

5. Check out the new Lost in Space on Netflix...

... Amazing sets! Full size Chariot. The Robot! I love this remake... The production values are outstanding. Plus, Parker Posey as Dr. Smith!!

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Response to targetpractice (Reply #5)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 09:29 AM

6. Thanks...I will have to check that out.

I did hear about this remake (reboot??)...but after that disastrous movie in 1998 I was really turned off by the attempts to get this going again.

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Response to sdfernando (Reply #6)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 04:43 PM

7. I was happy the series had nothing to do with that movie

I love the series.

I kinda liked the movie but only for nostalgia reasons.

Same thing for the Speed Racer movie.

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