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As pointed out in the question, the Robinsons are in the 24th colonist group. There are numerous instances where the show implies or outright states that others have gone before them. Episode 1: Before the crash sequence, Maureen tells them not to worry because The Resolute has done this 23 times before. Episode 1: The "24" patch does not refer to their ...


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It isn't uncommon for new learners of a language to understand far more than they can speak. I understand German rather well - enough to follow what e.g. Angela Merkel says on the news - but I can only formulate sentences about simple concepts, and that stumblingly and with bad grammar. That could be the case with Robot. If Robot is created to be a servant ...


4

A few people mentioned it, the mechanic, Don West said that basically the Earth is all done and the new colony is the only hope for survival. So if you weren't chosen to go you're doomed to live on Earth for however much time it has left. June said the hell with that and being a thief and a sociopath she'll just steal her sister's identity and have a new ...


3

You can see the Alien Engine/Power source here, around 35 minutes into Episode 9: Resurrection. It appears to have been dismounted and slung underneath the chariot between scenes. The flashbacks following Dr Smith on the Resolute just before this state, but don't explicitly show, that a similar engine was installed there too. We just see Smith highlighted ...


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Two factors are at play, 1) It's a stressful and chaotic situation. The two people who were inside were told they have to get out now and Don said he'd see them on the surface... they might well have expected he was right behind them, rather than going on a time-consuming personal errand. Those on the outside were focused on the stability issues and ...


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My assumption for this was that the miner had consumed some water with the rust virus, which survived long enough to encounter his pins. Devouring the pins caused enough damage to the surounding tissue to break through the skin. This has its own issues, as anyone who had consumed the water and then peed after being transferred to the ship, would likely ...


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There are a few things to keep in mind here. The main thing is to keep in mind the high degree of uncertainty that the humans have about the operation of the engine, which is alien technology that they've only used a handful of times, and their consequent desire to employ significant caution. The first thing to note is that, as I understand it, the ...


1

The conversation between Don West and Hiroki and Naoko Watanabe – who is Hiroki's wife, rather than his daughter – is as follows. The italicized text is my attempt at a translation. Don: If I brought some of that back, too, would that be worth something to somebody? Hiroki: Uh... Only if you could keep it from becoming contaminated. Don: Could you teach me?...


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We don't know. In Season 2 it is put into a deep cave with no access to sun or anything except rock and dirt. Yet it appears to be still powered. A possibility from known technology: the robot may have a compact fusion reactor, which could be compact (no minimum critical mass), and use very little fuel (compare nuclear submarines that spend months without ...


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I don't believe the fuel is ever described that way. In S1E3 at 28:48, Maureen says Our fuel is a methane hybrid. One of the compounds must be similar to its food source on the planet. In any case, ammonia is used as solvent for organics, though AFAIK not methane specifically. Here methane and ammonia are encapsulated together by fullerenes.


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Have we ever even seen this engine before it shows up beneath the land rover? Yes, that engine is seen in S1E9 by Dr. Smith and Maureen as they investigate the alien ship. Do we see this happen? No, that would spoil the surprise. The robot, the Chariot, and the engine were all present together at the alien crash site at the end of the previous episode ...


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