THE LOST IN SPACE MOVIE SCRIPT


LISA presents a reproduction of the first ten pages of movie script, as received by the cast of Lost In Space the Movie. This is a copy of the script as it appeared on the E! Online site. We have made no alterations or additions.

LOST IN SPACE

by

Akiva Goldsman

1996 New Line Productions, Inc.

1997 New Line Productions, Inc.

All rights reserved.



FADE IN ON:

1 EXT.- SPACE STATION - SPACE 1

A mass of twisting spires hangs in the dark of space, the blue marble of Earth spinning in the background.

PULL BACK TO REVEAL this city is perched atop a giant circular gate in space, more than ten miles around, covered in scaffolding and construction lights.

AN ASTRONAUT works a laser welder on a portion of the gate. A shadow passes over his faceplate as he turns to face...

2 EXT.- SPACE 2

A triangular CARGO SHIP descends from the endless night.

PILOT (OVER)

Hyper gate Docking, this is Grissom One, request final descent vector.

3 EXT.- SPACE STATION - DOCKING PORT - SPACE 3

Illuminated crosshairs alight a landing pad, beckoning the ship.

CONTROLLER (OVER)

Roger, Grissom One, this is Hyper gate Docking Control, you are cleared to land. Hope you got some Partagas in that rust bucket, Sal.

4 EXT.- SPACE 4

THE CARGO SHIP changes attitude, landing thrusters FIRING as the vessel begins to descend toward the surface of the station.

PILOT (OVER)

I brought you the most amazing--

Amazing what, we'll never know. The CARGO SHIP EXPLODES, the bubble bridge BLOWING out into space in a ball of fire.

Two sinister ATTACK SHIPS burst through the EXPLODING debris of the cargo ship, racing over the curving art of the space station, LASERS firing, BLOWING holes in the surface of the giant gate.

5 EXT.- SPACE STATION - DOCKING PORT - SPACE 5

LOW ANGLE from the port's surface. Two shapes BLAST through FRAME, BUBBLE FIGHTERS, single pilot, transparent globes, racing up toward the sudden star of the cargo ship at impossible speed.

 

SUNSET - LOST IN SPACE 30/07/97 2.

5A INT.- WEST'S BUBBLE FIGHTER 5A

POV of the burning cargo ship, coming toward us incredibly fast. Speed, trajectory and tactical readouts flash.

6 INT.- WEST'S BUBBLE FIGHTER - SPACE 6

A lone FIGURE stands in a gyroscopic harness, working aheads-up holographic display command controls spinning 360 degrees with the pilot's com as the fighter SCREAMS after the fleeing raider.

The harness spins, the pilot coming clearly into view. Handsome, intense, reckless eyes. MAJOR DON WEST.

WEST

Sedition Raiders. They've never come this far out before.

7 INT.- JEB'S BUBBLE FIGHTER - SPACE 7

Another pilot (JEB WALKER) commands an identical craft ROCKETING toward the assault craft just below West's.

JEB

This cold war just got hot.

8 WEST'S BUBBLE FIGHTER - SPACE 8

WEST

Last one to kill a bad guy buys the beer.

TARGETING DISPLAY-CLOSE. The attack ship jogs in and out of the crosshairs on West's holographic array. West fires.

9 EXT.- SPACE 9

The attack ship SHOOTS straight up, dodging West's laser BLASTS.

10 INT.- WEST'S BUBBLE FIGHTER - SPACE 10

West closes on the fleeing craft, dodging hurling debris, as Jeb engages the other attack ship, the conflict visible through the transparent surface of the bubble glass under West's feet.

 

SUNSET L0ST IN SPACE 30/07/97 3.

WEST

Hey Jeb, I can see your house from here.

11 EXT.- SPACE 11

The fleeing attack ship loops in mid-space, reversing direction, heading straight toward West's bubble fighter. A game of thicken.

12 INT. - WEST'S BUBBLE FIGHTER - SPACE 12

West doesn't flinch. Bears down, FIRING madly, the two space ships heading straight for each other.

WEST

The band is warming up.

13 EXT.- SPACE 13

The two ships are ROCKETING toward each other, locked in collision vectors, lasers FIRING wildly.

14 WEST'S BUBBLE FIGHTER - SPACE 14

WEST

The crowd begins to roar.

TARGETING DISPLAY-CLOSE. The attack ship flashes, captured in the targeting hashmarks, the display expands into a tactical grid.

COMPUTER

Target lock.

15 EXT.- SPACE 15

Imminent collision.

16 EXT.- WEST'S BUBBLE FIGHTER - SPACE 16

The hull of the attack ship fills his bubble glass.

WEST

The lights are dimming. The curtain's coming up. Showtime!

West hits the firing studs

17 EXT.- DEEP SPACE 17

West's pulse lasers converge on the attack ship barely meters ahead, the ROARING craft EXPLODING directly before him.

 

BLUE - LOST IN SPACE 26/2/91 4.

18 INT.- WEST'S BUBBLE FIGHTER - SPACE 18

WEST SCREAMS as he shoots through the sudden conflagration of flame and debris giving way to the blackness of space and the starfield beyond.

A SPACE-SUITED body SLAPS into West's bubble glass.

WEST

While you're at it, check the oil.

The body is ripped off into space.

Below, the second attack ship ROARS past, lasers FIRING, locked in a pinwheel battle with Jeb's bubble fighter.

19 EXT.- SPACE 19

JEB'S BUBBLE FIGHTER banks, avoiding the high-energy volley. Almost. A laser BURST grazes his bubble fighter, the surface of his craft sparking, suddenly scored with flames.

20 INT. JEB'S BUBBLE FIGHTER - SPACE 20

The attack ship is right behind him 4

JEB

Weapons are off line. I'm going to jettison the main drive core.

21 EXT.- SPACE 21

The thruster core of Jeb's bubble fighter BLOWS off in a bolus of flame, soaring back into the pursuit craft. The Raider EXPLODES.

22 INT.- JEB'S BUBBLE FIGHTER - SPACE 22

JEB

Am I good or what?

Controls are sparking. Displays flicker. (OVER) An ALARM sounds.

COMPUTER

Warning. Failure in redundant drive systems.

JEB-POV. The surface of the hypergate is rushing up fast.

COMPUTER (CONT'D)

Impact in 90 seconds.

JEB

Damn. Gate Control...

 

SUNSET - LOST IN SPACE 30/07/97 5.

23 EXT.- SPACE 23

Jeb's ship is barreling toward the gate.

JEB (OVER)

...this is Ranger One.

24 INT.- WEST'S BUBBLE FIGHTER - SPACE 24

JEB (ON RADIO)

...Engines will not respond. Require assistance. Repeat...

BASE (ON RADIO)

Ranger One this is Grissom Base.

Rescue craft have been dispatched.

25 EXT.- SPACE STATION - SPACE 5

Three small rescue craft race skyward.

26 OMITTED 26

26A INT.- JEB'S BUBBLE FIGHTER - SPACE 26A

COMPUTER

Impact in 60 seconds.

The damaged and burning hypergate fills the view screen.

27 INT. - WEST'S BUBBLE FIGHTER - SPACE 27

The rescue craft are speeding toward Jeb's fighter below.

WEST

Grissom, this is Eagle One. Those Pugs will never reach him in time.

BASE (ON RADIO)

Eagle One clear this frequency and return to base.

Don takes a beat. Then he spins his chair toward the burning gate, begins working the controls.

WEST

This is Eagle One. I'm going after him.

BASE (ON RADIO)

Negative Eagle One, your craft is not equipped for rescue--

West hits his THRUSTERS.

 

West's craft dives toward Jeb's ship and the gate below.

29 INT.- JEB'S BUBBLE FIGHTER - SPACE 29

The gate is coming up fast.

COMPUTER

Impact in 30 seconds.

A section of flaming debris flies toward Jeb's craft. He's done for. Suddenly the debris explodes in a laser blast.

Don is overhead in his bubble fighter heading toward Jeb.

JEB

What the hell are you doing?

WEST (OVER)

Making balloon animals. Saving your ass. The curving face of the gate is all Jeb can see.

30 INT.- WEST'S BUBBLE FIGHTER - SPACE 30

West is accelerating toward Jeb.

BASE (OVER)

Major West, you are not authorized to jeopardize this asset. Return to base. That is a direct order. Acknowledge--

West SLAMS a switch, deactivating his radio.

WEST

Never liked that station, anyway.

He BLASTS toward Jeb, dodging pieces of debris, blowing away others with his lasers.

31 EXT.- SPACE STATION - SPACE 31

Jeb's tiny craft is plunging toward the surface of the gate.

OVERHEAD West's fighter appears, under full thrusters, ROARING toward the gate's surface faster and at a sharper angle.

32 INT.- JEB'S BUBBLE FIGHTER - SPACE 32

The gate is rushing up fast.

 

BLUE - LOST IN SPACE 26/2/97 7.

COMPUTER

Impact in five seconds.

JEB

Don, man, I'm really scared.

33 INT.- WEST'S BUBBLE FIGHTER - SPACE 33

Don is blasting toward the gate, blowing away flying debris,almost as if trying to beat Jeb's ship to a fiery impact below.

COMPUTER

Warning. Proximity alert.

WEST

Jeb, I'm going to give you a little kiss. Don't take it the wrong way.

34 EXT.- GATE'S SURFACE - SPACE 34

West angles his ship directly under Jeb's.

35 INT.- JEB'S BUBBLE FIGHTER - SPACE 35

The expanding surface of the gate, visible beneath his feet, is suddenly obscured by Don's fighter, swooping under his ship.

JEB

You're too close. Abort. Abort.

36 INT. - WEST'S BUBBLE FIGHTER - SPACE 36

Jeb's fighter is visible overhead.

WEST

Going up.

Don angles the throttle.

37 EXT.- GATE'S SURFACE - SPACE 37

Don's ship, sandwiched between the surface and Jeb's fighter, angles up and, like a cue ball hitting its target, KNOCKS Jeb's ship spinning through a burning hole in the gate left by the Sedition Raider's attack, out toward the safety of space beyond.

WEST'S SHIP actually scrapes the surface of the gate, sending up a plume of metal fragments.

38 INT. - WEST'S BUBBLE FIGHTER - SPACE 38

JEB (OVER)

Does this mean we're going steady?

 

BLUE - LOST IN SPACE 26/2/97 8.

West pulls his throttle all the way back.

39 EXT.- SPACE 39

West shoots up and out toward the dark of space.

WEST (OVER)

You weren't getting out of buying those beers that easy.

The rescue craft converge on Jeb's ship as Don heads for base.

CUT TO:

40 OMITTED 40

40A INT.- ROBINSON HOME - DINING ROOM - AFTERNOON 40A

IMAGES-CLOSE. Deep space. (OVER) a heroic, stringy ANTHEM.

V.O.

Since the dawn of history, men and women have searched for a land of plenty, where unlimited resources are available to all.

INSERT IMAGE. A dashing hero, wind in his hair. 
JOHN ROBINSON and MAUREEN ROBINSON.

V.O. (CONT'D)

This man, Professor John Robinson, inventor of the faster-than-light hyper drive, will make that timeless dream a reality.

INSERT IMAGE. Airbrushed faces of a perfect family in a circular mission logo. THE ROBINSONS.

V.O. (CONT'D)

John Robinson and his family have been specially trained to make a 10-year journey across the galaxy in the world's most advanced spacecraft, the Jupiter.

INSERT IMAGE. A towering launch dome glints in the morning sun.

V.O. (CONT'D)

The Robinson family will be the vanguard for generations of families to come. They will join our research colony on Alpha Prime. (MORE)

 

BLUE - LOST IN SPACE 6/2/97 9.

V.O. (CONT'D)

There they will become the first settlers on a world where unlimited food and water will be the birthright for all.

INSERT IMAGE. A satellite photo of a planet. CLOSER TO REVEAL computer simulations of a garden paradise.

V.O. (CONT'D)

Alpha Prime will be a new Eden. A chance for mankind to spread its wings across the galaxy. What kind of future can our children look forward to?

INSERT IMAGES. Sun-dappled, fertile land. 
(OVER) MUSIC CRESCENDOS.

V.O. (CONT'D)

A future in paradise.

INSERT CORPORATE LOGO. 
A Coke bottle hurling toward the stars.

V.O. (CONT'D)

This mission sponsored by the U.S. Army and the Coca-Cola Corporation.

PULL BACK TO REVEAL

WILL ROBINSON (10) hides in a small space, watching the commercial on a jury-rigged, palm-sized computer. 
He mimics the
NARRATOR.

WILL

Coke. Saving the future for our children. (a beat) Give me a break.

Will activates a new program on his tiny hacker's deck. He looks up, spying through the open slats of his hiding place into...

40B INT. - ROBINSON HOME - LIVING ROOM - AFTERNOON 4OB

Basic Twenty-first Century modern. Moving day. A life packed into boxes. MAUREEN ROBINSON directs two MOVERS toward the door, simultaneously talking with a PRINCIPAL who is less than happy.

PRINCIPAL

He hacked our main power grid to run his experiment. The school was in chaos. We didn't even have lights.

 

YELLOW - LOST IN SPACE 5/3/97 10.

The room lights suddenly dim. The principal flickers, revealed as a holograph, her head now sitting on Schwarzenegger's body.

40C INT.- ROBINSON HOME - CLOSET - AFTERNOON 40C

Will stares at the image of the principal on his tiny deck.

He selects the body of Twiggy from a flashing menu. Smiles.

WILL

The changing shape of education.

40D INT.- ROBINSON ROME - LIVING ROOM - AFTERNOON 40D

Maureen LAUGHS, then realizes the principal has no idea her image is being distorted. Maureen begins moving about the room, surreptitiously glancing behind couches, into cabinets.

PRINCIPAL (OVER)

This is no laughing matter, Professor Robinson. Will is terribly gifted. His little time machines, though pure fancy, are the products of a truly brilliant mind.

The principal's body has become that of an ape. Maureen pulls open a closet. Will sits inside. Grins.

MAUREEN

No more monkey business.

Will shrugs, adjusts his deck. The principal returns to normal.

PRINCIPAL

But the boy is starved for attention. I know your life is anything but normal right now, but was there no way his father could have attended the science fair?

41 EXT.- HOUSTON - AFTERNOON 41

Probably Austin and Dallas too. Texas has become a giant urban sprawl spreading into Mexico and beyond. Immense industrial air purifiers hang in a dark, wet sky.

REPORTER (OVER)

Professor Robinson, can you confirm reports that New Global Sedition attacked the hyper gate last night? Is that why the mission has been pushed up?