We know how big a part of the past 40+ years Van Halen has been, but if the creative teams behind current hit films and TV shows are any indication, the future’ll be jam packed with plenty of hard rock from Eddie & crew as well.
Recently, we pointed out how Stephen Spielberg set the tone for his latest blockbuster, Ready Player One, by featuring “Jump” under the opening credits. Pretty spiffy. But, a future Earth where everyone escapes into online fantasy worlds is still a far cry from a spaceship coasting across the galaxy—with absolutely no clue where it’s going.
Welcome to Van Halen’s latest Forth to the Future moment, as the new Netflix series Lost in Space (yup, the latest incarnation of the classic-era ’60s sci-fi show), features equally classic-era Van Halen, showing off “Panama” in a scene in which Major Don West rocks his own land cruiser with the speakers and engines both cranked.
Y’know, we’ve got a real life Hubble up there, taking pictures. Why don’t we put a satellite out there in the cosmos called the Halen, which would broadcast all sorts of kick-ass rock & roll? If there’s intelligent life out there, perhaps in a galaxy far, far away, imagine how cool it’s gonna be for the nerd who’s been sitting under that big dish receiver waiting to capture a signal from somewhere else? Picture that dude’s eye stalks bulging when he (or she) gets a load of “Little Guitars” or “Eruption”. Okay, in the interests of intergalactic peace, we may want to start off with “Unchained” instead of “Eruption”, but, you get my drift.
Catch the whole scene in Lost in Space, Episode 6, on Netflix.