This is a Netflix Original remake of the classic 60's sci-fi show "Lost In Space" and it doesn't disappoint. The original show, created by Irwin Allen, pre-dates Gene Roddenberry's "Star Trek" by a whole year and could be considered one of the forerunners in the genre.

Is 'Lost in Space' any good?

In a word — yes.

The premise of the story is that the Robinson family jet off from Earth in search of new worlds, colonies, and life forms. Set 30 years from now, the tech stuff is a little advanced for such a small leap into the future, but we're dealing with sci-fi here so anything is possible.

When "Lost in Space" was launched in 1965 it tapped into the imagination of a world fascinated by the space race and the impending lunar landing. Even the chocolate bars of the time were named after planets and stars. Mum, dad and the kids could sit on the sofa munching on a Mars Bar or Milky Way and follow the adventures of the Robinson family from the comfort of their own home and still feel connected, modern, and smart.

Today, the special effects seem like they were from 100 years ago but to the audience at the time, it all seemed so real, in an age where mind-blowing leaps in technology really did come thick and fast. Think flight to spaceflight and you get the idea.

They were the space generation so why shouldn't they have a show that fed their appetite.

The Robinson family encounter strange alien half-robots, other life forms, making new friends along the way to help in their quest.

But disaster strikes

The Robinson's are stranded in deep space, unable to make it home. So they must work together as a team, one unit, pushing for the best result. That's what the show is really all about: family, trust, togetherness, overcoming adversity and learning about each other's strengths along the way.

The production team?

Netflix has invested big in this prime-time adventure and has given the reigns of the production to Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless ("Dracula Untold" and "The Last Witch Hunter") and boy have they delivered. Irwin Allen would be proud of the beefed up, steroid injected remake for sure. They understand that new audiences are not so easy to impress.

Post "Star Wars" and "Blade Runner," it takes something special to capture the small attention spans that exist today.

They've done it.

The cast?

Toby Stephens of "Black Sails" fame plays John Robinson, the dad, alongside Molly Parker ("House of Cards" and "Deadwood") who plays Maureen Robinson. The Robinson kids are played by Taylor Russell ("Falling Skies"), Mina Sundwall ("Maggies Plan") and Max Jenkins ("Sense8")

Along the way, they meet Dr. Smith played by Parker Posey ("Blade: Trinity") and a character named Don West, played by Argentinian actor Ignacio Serricchio ("The Wedding Ringer")

"Lost in Space" is fun, exciting, fast-paced, and action-packed. It's about tech stuff and gadgets.It's about one family fighting for survival in a strange new frontier. It's about the Robinson family.