[S3E6] Final Transmission !!TOP!!
Kaylon ships show up and get into a firefight with The Orville and other arriving Union vessels. When The Orville is locked into a Kaylon tractor beam, the decision is made to direct all power to the deflectors, to break the hold. And though that maneuver works, the energy pulse in engineering activates the Aronov device just as Gordon was about to destroy it. Gordon goes missing, and the receipt of an audio transmission from the year 2015 confirms that he was transported back in time some 400 years, and is now stranded in the past.
[S3E6] Final Transmission
The first series, released in 2011, aired on Wednesdays at 10 pm, while the second series aired on Tuesdays at 10 pm in 2012. The third series, which began running in November 2013, aired on Mondays at 10 pm. The fourth and final series began transmission in February 2016, airing on Mondays at 10pm.
As the end of the academic year approaches, JP purchases the house, regarding it as his only home now that his old home has been sold and his father is dead, but is distressed to learn that Oregon and Dylan are planning a backpacking trip around the South Americas, Kingsley and Heather are moving into a small bedsit, and Vod is reluctant to stay in a house with him. Howard, meanwhile, has learnt that Sabine is pregnant with his baby, and adopts a baby pig. However, Oregon is frightened when Jean threatens to tell Dylan about her relationship with Tony Shales at her book launch, and Vod lies to Tony Shales about the actual meaning of the late John Frobisher's "Red Lady," forcing him to rewrite his book. Despite JP's best efforts to unite them, everyone seems to be splitting up. At the book launch, though, Dylan learns about Oregon's affair with his father, following which Vod reveals the actual meaning of John Frobisher's "Red Lady," effectively leaving his academic career in tatters. Dylan initially decides to stay with Oregon, but after kissing her, decides that it is too weird, and breaks up with her. After learning that Sabine was not pregnant, Howard pours his heart out to her, but is rejected. Devastated, he decides to leave the University, but JP convinces him to stay. Kingsley, meanwhile, is horrified to learn that Josie, despite her earlier statement that she is staying in Manchester, is transferring to Southampton to study Zoology. While having a conversation later on, the two finally share a kiss, and have sex in an upstairs bathroom.
After the events of the previous episode, Vod and Oregon are squaring off in the Student Union Presidential Election, while Howard is pining over Candice, Kingsley and Josie are attempting to patch things up, and JP has decided to put the house on the market and leave Manchester. To Oregon's shock, Vod's sensationalist, delusional policies are winning more support than her more sensible, in-depth policies, and realises she will need to step up her game, so at the first debate, she successfully manages to discredit Vod's entire manifesto of "cheap chips," by pointing out the financial difficulties that this will entail. After the debate, the two get into another argument, and when Vod finally asks Oregon what the problem is, she reveals that she is afraid that Vod will just abandon her responsibilities as she abandoned her in South America during the Summer Holidays, and Vod realises that Oregon is right.
The episode opens in the opening days of the final term of third year, with the housemates pondering over the apparent disappearance of Howard, who quickly appears and reveals he has been revising at bizarre hours in the cellar, later labeling himself "the Fritzl of revision." JP's older brother Tomothy unexpectedly turns up, fully aware of his younger brother's lazy habits such as missing lectures and not keeping track of the other housemates' rent payments. Shocked by JP's thinly thought out and absurd career plans, Tomothy aims to change JP's ways, eager for him to take up a role at his firm in London, reminding the housemates of how close they are to the end of university. Oregon is consumed in her role as President of the Student Union, having just penned a book for final years as a much-needed motivator to help them cope in their final months of education.
Alex and Naomi begin realizing the magnitude of events happening on the Agatha King. Firstly, the hybrid missiles launched at Mars have gone dark; secondly, the control of those hybrid pods is aboard the A.K., and most troublingly, the protomolecule is taking over the ship. They use the Razorback so they can access a utility hatch on the Agatha King in an attempt to stop the hybrid pods. When they enter the Agatha King's CIC, they find Admiral Nguyễn dying in his chair. Naomi attempts to disable the hybrid missiles, when they receive a video transmission. Cotyar, who has been infected by the protomolecule by this point, is in the reactor room, disabling magnetic control rods containing the fusion reactor. He broadcasts to all ships in the area, unaware who is watching, that he is setting up the reactor to detonate and to eliminate the threat of the protomolecule-infested UNN flagship. In a final farewell, Cotyar expresses solace in repaying his obligation to Charanpal. Naomi and Alex aboard the Razorback quickly move away the Agatha King, which blows up in the background.
The heart symbolism is pretty important in the series finale, and Robot demonstrates so many odd powers over the course of the show that it's easy to chalk this one up to the rule of cool. However, this particular plot twist does beg the question: What kind of Robot-compatible supercomputer does Will have in his chest? Real-life mechanical hearts are basically high-tech pump systems (per Britannica), and even taking into account the fact that the show takes place three decades in the future, it's unlikely that they've suddenly started making hearts with the computing power to store highly advanced biomechanical alien intelligences. Does Robot just use the heart as an entry point, and store its consciousness in Will's body? If so, would the end result have been the same if SAR would've accidentally stabbed Will in, say, the spleen? Chances are, we'll never know.
Conclusive endings are a rare and welcome thing in the world of sci-fi shows, but "Lost in Space" pulls it off ... well, almost. The biggest wink-and-nod the show delivers at the adventures yet to come isn't a shot at stunning planetary vistas or an expository dialogue scene. It's Penny Robinson (Mina Sundwall), finally wrapping up her written adventures with the words, "The End of Chapter One". Though this doesn't explicitly promise anything, the existence of Chapter One sure does imply a Chapter Two, doesn't it?
Arguably the biggest endgame revelation in "Lost in Space" is the fact that the alien robots aren't quite the heartless murder machines that they seem to be. In fact, as Episode 8 of the show's final season reveals, the whole "Danger, Will Robinson" thing Robot has going on is a lot more common than you'd expect. As multiple kids extend compassion to various damaged robots, they learn that most, if not all the robots are perfectly capable of forming friendly alliances with living creatures, once a show of kinship frees them from the restraints of their programming. As the episode title implies, it's all about trust.
During writing production for Season 2 in 2017 and possibly 2018, "a couple" scripts were set aside if the show were renewed for Season 3. Writers initially planned for up to 13 episodes, based on the number of scripts MacFarlane believed he could write: "Thirteen episodes in is when I start to come apart." The final number was reduced to 11. (It would be reduced again years later, this time to 10, when Covid-19 restrictions made filming Sympathy for the Devil impossible.)
All episodes of Season 3 were directed solely by MacFarlane and Jon Cassar, a change from previous seasons when outside directors joined to shoot most episodes. Cassar later said reducing the number of directors proved a lucky decision in light of the unpredicted global coronavirus pandemic that would interrupt filming; when filming finally resumed, the shooting schedule was tightly constrained. "If we had to have separate directors, it would have been a nightmare," he said. "Because there's no way you'd ever schedule that. Once COVID hit and we came back, because actors are from other countries, bringing actors from other countries became difficult."
Before the global pandemic of Covid-19, the show had originally been projected to return in the year 2020, probably in the autumn. At the start of the pandemic, the crew hoped to return in time to air in late 2020, but those hopes slowly disintegrated as the pandemic dragged on. Production finally restarted on December 1, 2020 and filming resumed on December 4, but a resurgence of Covid-19 forced the studio to shut down again until January 18, 2021. Filming did not conclude until August 11, 2021, 659 days after it began.
Because MacFarlane believed back in March 2020 that the quarantine would last only a few weeks, the production crew had failed to film some material of the first five episodes. When production finally restarted nearly a year later, frustrated senior staff discovered shooting the outstanding scenes would be very difficult. Even worse, scheduling problems forced Cassar and MacFarlane to film all of the remaining episodes at the same time. "It's unbelievably difficult," Cassar bemoaned. "But we're doing it. We're holding onto the tone. He'll direct his stuff; I'll direct my stuff; we'll do stuff together."
The third and final season of the Netflix reboot of the classic sci-fi TV show Lost in Space dropped earlier this week, and Rush's Tom Sawyer is played during one scene. About 19:30 into episode 6 (Final Transmission), Will Robinson is driving a vehicle and being chased by an evil robot. He then pulls up a playlist on the sound system that says Don's Driving Playlist (Don refers to the character Major Don West) and queues up Rush's Tom Sawyer as he says to himself, "come and get me". The song then plays in the background for about 30 seconds. The show is available to watch on Netflix at this location (subscription required). Thanks to Mike P for the heads up. 041b061a72