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How Lost In Space Season 3 Could Set Up Future Spinoffs

The thrilling saga of Netflix's "Lost in Space" series came to an end earlier this month with the release of its 3rd and final season. The series is a reimagining of the classic novel "The Swiss Family Robinson," and follows a family of space colonizers as they struggle to survive after their ship crash lands on a planet they know nothing about.

It's a show about survival as much as it is about relationships, especially in the case of young Will Robinson, who befriends the alien robot that first attacked their ship and sent them crashing onto the inhospitable planet. By the end of Season 3, the family has hopped their way across several planets since they first veered off course, but have finally completed their ultimate goal of reaching Alpha Centauri.

The series ends in a climactic battle between two factions of alien robots: one dead-set on destroying humanity, the other trying to save it. By the time the dust settles, the good guys win, and several robots stay behind to assist the humans as they colonize Alpha Centauri. It's a concise ending that wraps up the story in a way that's satisfying, though perhaps doesn't leave enough to the imagination.

"Lost in Space" might be done, but that doesn't necessarily mean the story is over – indeed there's one moment in Season 3 that seems to perfectly set up a new spinoff series with two of the show's most beloved characters.

Will and Robot could traverse the stars together in a new spinoff

Will and Robot (the latter being the original robot he first befriended back at the series' start) have certainly been through a lot during the series' limited run. Specifically, in the final season, Robot sacrifices himself to repair Will's mechanical heart after it stops beating — and his sacrifice inspires his ally robots to join the side of the humans in the coming battle. Later, Will is stabbed in the heart by the leader of the evil robots, and the piece of Robot living inside Will leaps out and takes control of the other robot's body, essentially being revived in his efforts to protect Will one last time. 

In the epilogue, we see Will and Robot set off into space to explore another planet, providing the perfect setup for a spinoff where the duo might visit various new worlds in their journey across the stars. Perhaps the series could delve deeper into the mysterious creator of Robot, or perhaps the two could scout new worlds thought to be hospitable for humans.

While this is nothing but speculation, the premise certainly seems right in line with Will's character. Considering how crucial the dynamic between the boy and his robot is to the show, it wouldn't be so hard to believe that bond would translate into another series.