As a hard core science fiction fan who grew up in the sixties, right in the middle of the space race, I was destined to write a story for the series Lost in Space. Despite the campy, not so serious tone of the second and third seasons, the show still had very respectable Neilson ratings, much higher than Star Trek which ran a year later. One reason for the show’s success, in my opinion is Lost in Space was considered quality family entertainment, a point punctuated by the underlying moral lessons in most of the story lines, an aspect I tried to carry on with in my story.
Reflections started as a short challenge story intended to take one of the characters and reshape them. It didn’t take me long to choose Doctor Smith as person in need of redemption. As I started writing the story I decided I wanted to do more with it, and I didn’t want a Smith/Will/Robot story, nor did I want a monster of the week scenario. Before I knew it, I had created a new world that opened several possibilities for our space family. I love overarching themes.
The Reflections Saga starts in what would have been the fourth season and will span over a decade by the time the story is finished.