Don West is one of the main characters in the Netflix series Lost in Space.


He’s no colonist. He’s a well-paid roughneck, part of a sub-class of highly skilled, but blue collar contractors. He also smuggles in luxury goods on the side. A roguish exterior hides a heart of gold. Once he finished his contract, he’d have been on the next trip back home with enough money to set himself (and those he loves) up for life. He has a cynical view of the colonization of space. They say it's an egalitarian brave new world, but people like him would never be allowed to live there. Now that he's crashed along with "the elites," he's going to have to forge new alliances, and find in the Robinsons, the family he never thought he'd have.