Feb 3, 2011
Lost in Space (1998) (part 5 of 6)
In the morning, only Will gets an early start on the day. He opens the window shields to reveal a huge blue bubble outside. Then we cut to everyone eating breakfast. (Wow, that was abrupt.) Naturally, the radioactive material they need is right in the middle of that bubble. John says he was afraid of that, although up until now he had no idea the bubble was even there. John posits that the bubble is the same thing they passed through to get to the Proteus. Of course, it’s never explained why the bubble would appear around a ship like that. John theorizes the bubbles are doorways in time, which Don doesn’t buy for a second. He really gets quite snippy about it. Will asks, “What if they aren’t natural?” even though no one has said that they were. Will says he always thought that his prototype science fair time machine would result in something like this, but John doesn’t believe that at all. Okay, it’s one thing to not be around to support your kids because of your work, but this is getting ridiculous. There’s a sudden tremor that would maybe be .05 on the Richter scale, and John says that he thinks the bubble caused it. That’s a pretty big leap in logic, but then he immediately tops himself by wondering how long it will be before the planet completely breaks up [!!]. John decides that he and Don will go into the bubble to retrieve the radioactive material.