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Variety: Danger, Will Robinson! Cast Members Recall ‘Lost in Space’ on its 50th Anniversary

When it premiered on September 15, 1965, the CBS sci-fi adventure “Lost in Space” met with little enthusiasm from TV viewers. But the show, which originally debuted in black and white, gained popularity during its second month on the air, and eventually cracked the top ten weekly programs by January. To mark its 50th anniversary, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment has released a lavish 18-disk Blu-ray boxed set, featuring all 83 episodes of the campy space saga.

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Variety: The Best and Worst Disaster Movies of All Time

Moviegoers have thrilled to disaster since the dawn of the silent film era. From the 1901 drama “Fire!” about a burning house to the 1928 epic “Noah’s Ark,” whose climactic flood scene drowned three actors, Hollywood has reveled in catastrophe from the very beginning. The genre exploded in popularity during the ’70s with a string of blockbusters featuring all-star casts. Though the trend soon faded, the development of CGI effects brought it roaring back to life two decades later. The chaos continues on May 29 with the release of “San Andreas,” about a massive quake that destroys California. While we wait to assess the damage, here are ten essential disaster movies, plus five that barely register on the Richter scale.

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