Originally posted to Google+ in April of 2018:
I’ve begun watching the new Lost in Space on Netflix, and I have to say that a few episodes in I am loving how the show is handling making the environment antagonistic to the characters. Not just that, but also how it is highlighting their resourcefulness beyond nigh-magical Trek or Star Wars-style science. Anyone who wants to run a Colony game or any game that pits explorers against the natural dangers of an alien world could do much worse than giving this show a spin.
Take note of how it makes the natural disasters and environmental crises matter primarily through emphasizing and impacting the relationships between characters, the hard choices they have to make, and their personalities/goals. Making a father choose between two kids who are in danger and hours apart from one another is a brutal Hard Move.