Far Out

Lost in Space by James Parker
The Atlantic, January/February 2009

"The vibe is grim. The camera wobbles. The sound track is heavy on loping percussion and chilly pokes of piano. Is the dialogue finely wrought? It is, for the most part, not. It is stunted, sleep-deprived, 21st-century."

Jennie Rothenberg Gritz is a senior editor at The Atlantic, where she edits digital features.

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