Lost in Space is a Netflix Original dramatic and modern reimagining of the classic 1960’s science fiction series. Set 30 years in the future, colonization in space is now a reality, and the Robinson family is among those tested and selected to make a new life for themselves in a better world. But when the new colonists find themselves abruptly torn off course en route to their new home they must forge new alliances and work together to survive in a dangerous alien environment, lightyears from their original destination.
Given the impact of the original series, it was very important to approach the musical score in the right way, according to executive producer Zack Estrin:
When we were approaching the score for Lost In Space we knew there was a certain feeling we wanted to create for the viewers,” said Executive Producer Zack Estrin. “Following in the footsteps of the magnificent John Williams, who composed the original iconic series theme, Christopher Lennertz brought to us a vision that fit perfectly. It is full of triumphant brass and soaring strings, where orchestral melody and percussion dance seamlessly from edge of your seat thrills to simple moments of raw emotion.
Christopher Lennertz was very excited to be a part of this reimagining of the Lost in Space story.
Zack and all the producers wanted the musical language of the title sequence to set up the score for the rest of the story, and hopefully we did just that,” Lennertz explained. “It’s a big story with family and adventure at the very heart. I tried to be grand and heroic, with a nod to exploration, and a hint of nostalgia. I hope it resonates with fans of the show, both old and new!
The soundtrack itself is a breath of fresh air. It is definitely cast in the mould of John Williams’ style of music, with soaring themes and racing melodies. To me, it genuinely sounds like a callback to a bygone age of composition, and I’m happy to hear that television music like this still exists. The “Main Title,” “Will Exploring” and “Danger Will Robinson” are some of my favorite pieces in the soundtrack. I love how the music feels like it’s literally flying, only to suddenly stop and “skitter” into scary territory with the violins. It’s easy to tell, listening to this music, when something has happened.
I had a lot of fun listening to this soundtrack, and I look forward to hearing more of Christopher Lennertz’s work in the future. I’m also considering checking out Lost in Space, since I’m curious to see a series that has such good music to go with it.
Let me know what you think about Lost in Space (and the soundtrack) in the comments below and have a great day!
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