Lost in Space script
Lost in Space (1998)
Synopsis: The Robinson family was supposed to set off on a five-year mission to explore a distant planet, but an act of sabotage by the scheming Dr. Zachary Smith -- who managed to get himself trapped aboard the spaceship -- leaves them adrift in space for three years. The Robinsons, pilot Don West, Dr. Smith and their trusty robot move from planet to planet, always searching for a way to return to Earth.

FADE IN ON:

EXT.-SPACE

PULL BACK slowly as MARS fills THE FRAME, a sphere of red desert and

fast rushing crimson clouds.

A triangular CARGO SHIP descends from the dark of space.

PILOT (OVER)

Mars mining base, this is Grissom One,

Request final descent vector.

REVERSE ANGLE:

EXT.-MARS

A row of giant red mountains and beneath, on the planet's surface, the

spires of A MINING BASE. Illuminated landing crosshairs alight a

landing pad, beckoning the ship.

CONTROLLER (OVER)

Roger, Grissom One, this is Mars

Mining, You are cleared to land. Hope

you got some Partagas in that rust

bucket, Sal.

EXT.-EDGE OF SPACE

THE CARGO SHIP changes attitude, landing thrusters FIRING as the vessel

begins to penetrate the atmosphere.

PILOT:

I brought you the most amazing...

Amazing, what, we'll never know. The CARGO SHIP begins to EXPLODE, the

bubble bridge BLOWING out into space in a ball of fire.

EXT.- MARS

LOW ANGLE from the planet's surface-. Two shapes BLAST through FRAME,

BUBBLE FIGHTERS, single pilot, transparent globes, racing up towards

the sudden star of the cargo ship at impossible speed.

INT.-BUBBLE FIGHTER

POV of the burning Cargo Ship, coming towards us incredibly fast.

Speed, trajectory and tactical readouts flash.

EXT.-CARGO SHIP

The pulse lasers are still hammering the ravaged hull.

WIDER:

Two sinister ATTACK SHIPS, their lasers locked onto the Cargo Ship,

FIRE away as they BLAST overhead. The nuclear core of the Cargo Ship

overloads, the craft finally EXPLODING in a storm of fire.

A BUBBLE FIGHTER ROARS through the hurling world of flame. PUSH IN.

INT.-BUBBLE FIGHTER

A lone FIGURE stands in a gyroscopic harness, working a heads-up

holographic display, command controls spinning 360 degrees with the

pilot's Comas the fighter SCREAMS after the fleeing raider.

The harness spins, the pilot coming clearly into view. Handsome,

intense, reckless eyes. MAJOR DON WEST.

WEST:

Sino-Jordanian Raiders. They're

claiming the cargo ship violated

their air-space.

INT.-SECOND BUBBLE FIGHTER

Another pilot (JEB WALKER) commands an identical craft, ROCKETING

towards the assault craft just below West's.

JEB:

This cold war's heating up. Where did

they come from?

INT.-WEST'S BUBBLE FIGHTER

WEST:

Hell. And we're going to send them

back screaming.

West activates his targeting computer.

WEST:

Last one to kill a bad guy buys the

beer.

TARGETING DISPLAY-CLOSE. The fleeing Attack Ship jogs in and out of the

crosshairs on West's holographic array. West fires.

EXT.-SPACE

The Attack Ship SHOOTS straight up, dodging West's laser BLASTS.

INT.-WEST'S BUBBLE FIGHTER

West closes on the fleeing craft, as Jeb engages the other Attack Ship,

lasers FIRING in the b.g., visible through the transparent surface of

the bubble glass under West's feet.

WEST:

What's that sound? must be the fat lady

warming up.

EXT.-SPACE

The fleeing Attack Ship loops in mid-space, reversing direction,

heading straight towards West's Bubble Fighter. A game of chicken.

INT.-WEST'S BUBBLE FIGHTER

West doesn't flinch. Bears down, FIRING madly, the two space ships

heading straight for each other.

WEST:

That's right. Come on, come on, you wanna

play, I wanna play.

EXT.-SPACE

The two ships are ROCKETING towards each other, locked in collision

vectors, lasers FIRING wildly.

INT.-WEST'S FIGHTER

WEST:

I can hear her. Oh, yes, oh yes. She's

gonna sing.

TARGETING:
DISPLAY-CLOSE. The Attack Ship flashes, captured in the

targeting hatchmarks. The display expands into a tactical grid.

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Akiva Goldsman

Akiva J. Goldsman (born July 7, 1962) is an American film and television writer, director, and producer. He received an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for the 2001 film, A Beautiful Mind, which also won the Oscar for Best Picture. more…

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