New Trailer for Netflix’s Lost in Space [Video & Photos]

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DANGER, WILL ROBINSON

I’m old, guys. So old, that as a tiny, tiny child I watched the original Lost in Space during its original run from 1965-68. The phrase “Danger, Will Robinson” is part of my DNA, and part of why I’m a scifi fan to this day, along with original Star Trek, which ran at about the same time, and Twilight Zone reruns.

I have mixed feelings about the upcoming Lost in Space reboot. Few filmmakers and TV showrunners have been able to match the spirit of combined optimism and camp that ran through television in the mid 1960s, which peaked in the 1966-68 Batman series. The Star Trek franchise has shown that, as long as the basic spirit of the original is remembered, a universe can grow in many different directions and have great success. But few fictional universes have the strongly articulated world building that Gene Rodenberry gave to Star Trek.

Lost in Space has a lot going for it in its basic story. It’s an archetypal tale of a pioneering family setting out for parts unknown and running into unforeseen danger and adventure. They bring an intelligent duo of leaders, a couple of allies and a potential betrayer with them. Plus, there’s a cute kid who functions as a reverse ET, discovering the universe with wonder and reckless abandon. They have a spaceship that can be repaired and used to explore the galaxy, providing endless fodder for new storylines.

Watch the trailer after the jump.

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SYFY’s Happy!: Official Trailer #1

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SYFY’s new show Happy! is about an ex-cop turned hitman (Chris Meloni, from True Blood and some other shows) who partners up with an invisible blue unicorn* played by Patton Oswalt to try to help some people.** Scary bad things happen along the way. It’s Mr Robot meets My Little Pony meets GYNX. I’m…in? At least for the pilot. Who can resist Patton Oswalt as a blue unicorn? Not me.

Watch the trailer after the jump.

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Watch the New Twin Peaks Revival Teaser Trailer (VIDEO)

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Showtime dropped a new teaser trailer today (Friday, January 13) for the long-awaited Twin Peaks limited run revival series. It’s a short 32 seconds long, but it does give us a glimpse of Kyle MacLachlan as Agent Dale Cooper and the iconic Welcome to Twin Peaks sign. In the background is an even more ominous sounding version of the opening theme.

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CMT’s Sun Records, Chronicling the Birth of Rock and Roll, Releases Teaser Trailer (VIDEO)

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CMT Will Pair Sun Records with Nashville Thursday Nights

Sun Records is based on the 2010 Broadway show Million Dollar Quartet, a jukebox musical which portrays a recording session that took place on December 4, 1956 in Memphis, Tennessee. Early rock and roll stars Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash,  Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins gather at Sun Records, the recording studio of Sam Phillips, the man who discovered them all.

Set in Memphis during the tumultuous early days of the civil rights movement, Sun Records tells the untold story of nothing less than the birth of rock ‘n’ roll. Guided by Sam Phillips, young musicians such as Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis combined the styles of hillbilly country with the 1950s R&B sound created by artists like Muddy Waters, B.B. King, Fats Domino and Ike Turner and changed the course of music forever. The series chronicles these young artists’ often jarring and sudden meteoric rise to fame in the face of sweeping political change and social unrest.

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