With a black Judy Robinson, a Hispanic Major West, and a female Dr. Smith.
This comment won the Internet:
Someone needs to remake Shaft. With James Woods as Shaft.
The Left would lose their minds.
It would be so Raaaaaaaaacist.
The show-runners started by replacing Dr. Smith with a woman, Parker Posey. Yes, Dr. Smith is now a girl (in much the same way that Britain’s Dr. Who is now Nurse Who).
Then Major West was replaced with a Hispanic character, played by Ignacio Serricchio. Okay, Major West is Spanish now. Maybe he should be called “Major Oeste.”
The old Major West. White men must go.
Meet “Major Oeste.”
But the most confusing part is that Judy West is now being played by black actress Taylor Russell.
In the show, Judy, Penny, and Will Robinson were the biological children of John and Maureen Robinson. Since John and Maureen were white, it was pretty much a given that the children were, too.
In their endless quest for diversity, the diversity-mongers in Hollywood are about to rewrite the laws of genetics. I see three possibilities:
1. John and Maureen Robinson adopted Judy. Why, we don’t know.
2. Maureen had an affair with a black man who impregnated her with Judy, and the helpless cuckolded John Robinson forgave her and adopted Judy as his own.
3. Judy actually started out white but had a bad encounter on a planet of aliens whose touch caused her to become black.
“Diversity” has come to mean that minorities must be in every television show, even remakes of ones that never had them, even remakes where the cast had to be white by reason of family relations. If Dallas or The Godfather was remade today, a third of the cast would have to be black or Hispanic, and we’d be treated to Marlon Brando’s character harping on the joys of adopting so many children from the Third World and raising them as his own.
Ironically, the new Lost in Space is a step backward from at least one P.C. perspective: no openly gay characters. In the original series, Jonathan Harris played the role not just acting a little bit gay, but flaming like a blowtorch. There was also something more than a little NAMBLA-ish about how Dr. Smith would always seek out alone time with Will Robinson. By turning Dr. Smith into a woman, the writers have forestalled that possibility…unless they make the Robot bisexual.