Flying To Tokyo for Netflix’ Lost in Space Press Junket!

in Tokyo for the premiere of Lost in Space

TIMING is EVERYTHING – just like how it was perfectly timed that they needed someone with an exisiting Japan visa to be Globe’s Insider for a Netflix Press Junket and before I knew it, I was on a plane to Japan to attend this special event for Netflix’ Lost in Space launch. Also, the perfect timing of the Lost in Space team coming together to make this super awesome series – more info coming up!!!

Tokyo, Japan

Getting Lost in Space | TenQ Space Museum

As seen everywhere (!!!), people are raving about Netflix Original’s newest series Lost in Space! You want to know what makes this series so special? Aside from the A-team cast members who have wonderful dynamics, there is an A-team of producers behind this series working tirelessly to give you viewers the best. Sharing with you in this post some fast facts about my media junket and Lost in Space!

Lost in Space Exclusive Media Event | Space O, Omotesando Hills

Did you know that Lost in Space is a Netflix Original dramatic and modern reimagining of the 1960’s science fiction series? It’s actually a remake that is set in 30 years into the future and the Robinson family is among the special chosen ones to make a new life for themselves in a better world. How cool is that?? Unfortunately, the Robinson family found themselves torn off course (Danger, Will Robinson!) as their spaceship, the Jupiter, crashes into the unknown so now they must create new alliances and work together to survive in a dangerous alien environment that is suuuper away from their original destination. Check out my interview with the cast!

 

WATCH: My Tokyo vlog + Interviewing the cast!

APAC Press Junket & Japan Special Screening Event | Lost in Space Quick Facts

We were given the opportunity to view the first episodes of Lost in Space and we were all blown away. The cinematography, the set, the chemistry of the cast. Before I share more about the series, here is the brilliant team behind Lost in Space:

Executive Producer – Zack Estrin | Zack’s experience includes co-producing Prison Break, The River and The Whispers

Executive Producer / Writer – Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless | This dynamic duo is responsible for original script Dracula Untold, The Last Witch Hunter and Power Rangers

Executive Producer/ Director – Neil Marshall and Sam McCurdy | Neil’s projects include Dog Soldiers, The Descent, Doomsday, Centurion and the was approached by HBO to work with them on Game of Thrones Season 2 – together with Sam!

Director of Photography – Joel Ransom | Emmy-nominated Director of Photography

Production Designer – Ross Dempster | Ross art directed many large movies such as 2012, Godzilla, Seventh Sun and Elysium.

Costume Designer – Angus Strathie | Academy Award winning costume designer Angus films include Moulin Rouge, Deadpool, The Age of Adaline, Catwoman and Netflix’ A Series of Unfortunate Events.

Visual Effects Supervisor – Jabbar Raisani | Jabbar’s film credits include Iron Man, Fantastic 4, Machete, Predators and Man of Steel. He was won two Emmy’s for VFX Supervision of Game of Thrones.

Stunt Coordinator – Jeffrey Aro | As a stunt performer, Jeffrey can be seen in more than 60 features and series including Deadpool, Star Trek: Beyond, Plant of the Apeas, and World of Warcraft to name a few.

Moments before the one-on-one interview in a hotel in Ginza, Japan

In my interview, I was lucky enough to meet all 5 of the talents! Lost in Space stars Toby Stephens (Black Sails, Die Another Day) as John Robinson, Molly Parker (House of Cards, Deadwood) as Maureen Robinson – the family’s parental leaders with a sort of estranged relationship. As for the Robinson kids, Taylor Russell (Falling Skies) plays the strong-willed and confident Judy, Mina Sundwall (Maggie’s Plan, Freeheld) is the middle child Penny and Maxwell Jenkins (Sense 8, Betrayal) is the curious Will – the youngest (and super cute!!) and the most vulnerable.

I need more tea! | Lost in Space facts

Obviously, the setting of Lost in Space is in a world/planet that doesn’t exist so the production team worked extra hard to turn their vision into a reality. You’ll see it when you watch the series – of course it’s a mixture of use of the green screen but they were actually able to film on location in Vancouver. The producers of this show has an incredible visual effects team (that also worked on Iron Man & Game of Thrones) and pulled it off flawlessly.

About to meet the cast

I was so nervous when I stepped into the room to begin the interview. As soon as I sat down, the cast members were so engaging and you could tell in an instant they have an awesome team chemistry. Since the series is about doing anything for survival, I asked questions like “What 1 item will they bring to an unknown planet for survival?” I strictly had 10 minutes with them but it was so much fun and the interview felt so fast. Just as you see them in the series, the Lost in Space cast is as confident, strong, full of energy and honesty.

TenQ Space Museum

Lost in Space is the perfect family series – even for little kids to see characters who they can aspire to. It’s not something parents can watch JUST for the sake of watching something with their kids – they can actually sit down, watch it together and enjoy.

About Netflix

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Yuki Tansengco

Lost in Space definitely has an awesome cast that really brought this series to life. So, that’s it for me as your Globe insider. Thank you Netflix for inviting us! So start binge-watching Lost in Space and all their 10 hourlong episodes is now streaming on Netflix!

TenQ for reading!

Now, ready for take-off to my next adventure!

XO,

Yuki

(Photos by Gian Clarete of Globe)

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