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SOMETHING BIG IS COMING TO HORROR

Land of the Giants on the UK Horror Channel

Land of the Giants is back in the UK on the Horror Channel on weekdays at 12 pm and 8pm starting on 19th September 2016 (Freeview 70, Sky 319, Virgin 149, Freesat 138).

Horror Channel Trailer

RED EYE SCI-FI

Land of the Giants, The Time Tunnel, Lost in Space, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea are all now being broadcast on US television after midnight on Sunday mornings on the MeTV network. Enjoy the MeTV trailer above.

MeTV Red Eye Sci-Fi

MeTV Land of the Giants

MeTV The Time Tunnel

MeTV Lost in Space

MeTV Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea

THE TIME TUNNEL 50TH ANNIVERSARY

The Time Tunnel 50th Anniversary

Happy 50th Birthday to The Time Tunnel and to all who have travelled through time with us this past 50 years. On Friday 9th September 2016, The Time Tunnel celebrates the 50th Anniversary of its first broadcast in the US on Friday 9th September 1966. Above are the original US TV Guide clippings for the premiere. Time hasn't weakened the popularity of this series as evidenced by the continued interest amongst fans, collectors, authors, and time travellers! The influence of The Time Tunnel is far reaching as many night clubs, events, movies and tv shows take inspiration from the theme and design of the Time Tunnel for their stories, logos and backdrops. In the UK, The Time Tunnel first aired on the BBC on 9th July 1968, and only had a partial run before being shown in a few ITV regions in the 1970s and then experienced a rebirth over 22 years later on late night television (ITV).

IRWIN ALLEN'S LOST IN SPACE, VOLUME 1

Irwin Allen's Lost in Space by Marc Cushman

Available now is the first of two volumes by Marc Cushman recording the history of Irwin Allen's Lost in Space. Reaching nearly 700 pages, this first volume covers the making of the first season of Lost in Space and features many notes from Lost in Space production papers, never seen before photos, and old and new interviews with those involved in the show. Reading through the chapters will give you a greater understanding on how television classics like this were produced.

This will be the ultimate reference source for anyone studying the series.

Marc Cushman has also written a three volume series of books researching Star Trek.

The book is available direct from the publishers Jacobs Brown Press or on Amazon.com.

Olivia de Havilland 100th birthday

Olivia de Havilland (star of Irwin Allen’s The Swarm) celebrates her 100th birthday on 1st July 2016. Her 100th follows less than 3 weeks after what would have been the 100th birthday of producer Irwin Allen.

Daily Telegraph - 100 years of shade

Daily Mail – Timelessly Elegant at 100

The Guardian – Happy birthday Olivia de Havilland!

The Independent – Olivia de Havilland turns 100

Variety

COMMEMORATING IRWIN ALLEN'S 100TH BIRTHDAY

12th June 2016 marks the 100th birthday of Irwin Allen, the "Master of Disaster", and all round king of science fiction and movie making. It's amazing to think that he was already in his fifties when busy making his quartet of science fiction shows in the mid to late sixties and this shows us all how much can be achieved even in our later years. He has inspired many movie makers who followed in the decades since, and his name and productions are often referred to and compared with when critiquing current day producers' work. That influence shows no sign of abating as we commemorate Irwin Allen's 100th birthday. We are working on a number of projects in the coming months and years to help keep his body of work in the public eye well into his second hundred years and beyond. Your input to these projects is a vital and a most welcome contribution to ensuring his legacy for the future. Please feel free to share your Irwin Allen creations, collections, and research any time via our contact page.

IRWIN ALLEN 100TH BIRTHDAY ART

The above artwork has been designed by A. Dutto to commemorate the 100th birthday of Irwin Allen.

SOMETHING SPECIAL FOR IRWIN'S 100th BIRTHDAY

Restoring the Gemini 12 video featuring Paul Lubliner, Andre Dhont, and Mark Myers, and produced and edited by Mike Clark.

APRIL HOLLYWOOD SHOW

Bill Mumy, Angela Cartwright and Marta Kristen of Lost in Space fame are attending the 9-10 April 2016 Hollywood Show (Bill and Angela listed for just the Saturday). Also attending are Celeste Yarnall (Land of the Giants episode The Golden Cage) and Sam J. Jones (Code Red).

DEANNA LUND RADIO INTERVIEW

Deanna Lund was interviewed on "Cult Radio A-Go-Go! Live" ; a.k.a CRAGG Live at 7pm PST, Saturday 20th February 2016.

30 Greatest Disaster Movies

Channel 5's 30 Greatest Disaster Movies (UK Channel 5, 10-11.30pm, Sunday 20th September 2015) featured three Irwin Allen disaster movies, namely The Swarm, The Poseidon Adventure and The Towering Inferno. During the broadcast, Irwin Allen was referred to as "the daddy of disaster movies in the 1970s" and of course "the Master of Disaster".

Surprisingly, the list also featured several zombie and science fiction movies, possibly due to the fact that it was broadcast during an "End of the World" weekend on Channel 5 (even Celebrity Big Brother got involved in the theme). By including such movies in the genre, some older classic disaster features were omitted from the list including more vintage movies like The Rains Came and San Francisco. Hopefully, some day a list of the greatest "possible" disaster movies will be compiled, limited to real-world disasters (albeit with some added drama that all good movies need).

The list was compiled by a number of film critics and based upon US Box Office success (adjusted for inflation). In current day monetary terms, both The Poseidon Adventure and The Towering Inferno receipts exceed $500,000,000.

30 Greatest Disaster Movies

LOST IN SPACE BLU-RAY CONTENTS

Blu-Ray box set of the complete Lost in Space series

Fantastic Blu-Ray box set of the complete Lost in Space series in high definition with bundles of extras, many never seen before including stunning photo galleries and special effects videos. Released on Tuesday 15th September 2015 to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the premiere episode broadcast in 1965. Region Free and plays perfectly on US and UK players. Available with two different outer boxes, one with smooth surface and one limited edition version with molded embossed Robot graphic, at FoxConnect.com (currently cheapest price) and Amazon.com.

LOST IN SPACE BLU-RAY EXTRAS

Printed Features:
Reprint of Robot Blueprint
8 Large Character Cards
Booklet reprint of Bill Mumy's copy of script for the pilot episode The Reluctant Stowaway

Original Pilot:
No Place to Hide (long version)
No Place to Hide (short version)

Original Network Versions (including bumpers and commercials/tags) of:
The Reluctant Stowaway
The Derelict
The Magic Mirror
Follow the Leader
Blast Off Into Space
Target Earth

Audio Commentaries:
No Place to Hide - Mark Goddard, Marta Kristen, Bill Mumy, Angela Cartwright and Mike Clark
Reluctant Stowaway - Mike Clark and Kevin Burns
My Friend, Mr. Nobody - Mark Goddard, Marta Kristen, Bill Mumy, Angela Cartwright and Mike Clark
Attack of the Monster Plants - Mark Goddard, Marta Kristen, Bill Mumy, Angela Cartwright and Mike Clark
Return from Outer Space - Mark Goddard, Marta Kristen, Bill Mumy, Angela Cartwright and Mike Clark
Phantom Family - Mark Goddard, Marta Kristen, Bill Mumy, Angela Cartwright and Mike Clark
The Anti-Matter Man - Mark Goddard, Marta Kristen, Bill Mumy, Angela Cartwright and Mike Clark
The Promised Planet - Mark Goddard, Marta Kristen, Bill Mumy, Angela Cartwright and Mike Clark
The Great Vegetable Rebellion - Mark Goddard, Marta Kristen, Bill Mumy, Angela Cartwright and Mike Clark

Other Extras:
Guy Williams Screen Test
Lost in Space Segment from Seven Wonderful Nights (1965 Original Network TV Special hosted by Dick Van Dyke
The Ballad of William Robinson - Bill Mumy Music Video
Bob May's Home Movies (Photographed by Judy May during production of The Sky Pirate)
Original Network Presentation for Advertisers and Affiliates (1965)
Original Network TV Spots for Season One
Original Network TV Spots for Season Two
Jonathan Harris: Never Fear, Smith is Here (A&E Network series Biography)
Sheila Mathews Allen Tribute
Jonathan Harris and Al Lewis on Mancow's Morning Madhouse (1998)
Original Network Preemption Bumpers with Jonathan Harris and Robot B9
Alternate, Unused Season Two Main Title Theme by Warren Barker
Dick Strout Promotional Interview with June Lockhart and Guy Williams (1966)
Dick Strout Promotional Interview with Jonathan Harris (1966)
Lost in Space FX Outtakes including full scale Chariot in Trona Valley, Cyclops, miniature robots, flight videos of miniature Jupiter 2 and Space Pod, space ship and planet effects, Robot and John Robinson floating in space,
Studs Radio Promos featuring Mark DeCarlo with June Lockhart, Marta Kristen, Bill Mumy, Angela Cartwright, Jonathan Harris and Dick Tufeld
Syndication TV Spots (1970s and 1980s)
Segment from Lost in Space Forever (1998, featuring Bill Mumy, Jonathan Harris, Bob May and Dick Tufeld)
Lost in Space: The Epilogue (2015) - Table read through of script written by Bill Mumy featuring Mark Goddard, Marta Kristen, Bill Mumy, Angela Cartwright, Guy Williams Jr., Toni Williams, Veronica Cartwright, Kevin Burns
Condemned of Space (1967, presented in 1:78 aspect ratio with 5.1 stereo remix)
Lost in Space Animated TV Special (1973)
Lost in Space Animated TV Series Pitch (2005, by Scott O'Brien)
The Fantasy Worlds of Irwin Allen (1995, full-length television documentary tribute to Irwin Allen featuring interviews with many stars of the Irwin Allen TV shows and movies)
Lost in Space Memories (1995, program interstitials produced for the Sci-Fi Channel)
On-Camera Original Cast Interviews (2015, with Mark Goddard, Marta Kristen, Bill Mumy and Angela Cartwright)
20th Anniversary Interview with Irwin Allen (1985, audio interview conducted by Mike Clark)
Dick Tufeld Tribute (2015)
Photo Galleries - Publicity Stills, Episode Stills, Behind the Scenes Stills, Blu-Ray Cast Reunion (2015), Vintage Merchandise, Props and Sets, Artwork, Lost in Space Saturday Superstar Movie

Lost in Space Blu-Ray Box Set Gallery

LOST IN SPACE - HAPPY 50TH ANNIVERSARY

Lost in Space arrives on Blu-Ray on the 50th anniversary of the premiere on Wednesday 15th September 1965.

Plain Smooth Packaging

Molded Robot Graphic Packaging

Danger, Will Robinson! Cast Members Recall ‘Lost in Space’ on its 50th Anniversary - Variety

Variety Article

METALUNA MODELS SPINDRIFT CRASH SITE DIORAMA KIT

Land of the Giants Spindrift Crash Site Diorama Kit

A new resin diorama kit by Metaluna Models for displaying the Moebius Models Spindrift is now available at FabGearUSA.

Paint, glue and Moebius Models #255 Spindrift not included. The Moebius Models Spindrift kit is available separately at fabgearusa.com.

Please also note that the Moebius Models 1/350 Seaview model kit is going to be back in stock soon and FabGearUSA.com are now taking pre-orders.

SCIENCE FICTION MUSEUM

Seattle Science Fiction Museum

Visit the Spindrift and Robot at the Seattle Science Fiction Museum

Icons of Science Fiction Exhibition

PAUL ZASTUPNEVICH PRODUCTION ART GALLERY

A new gallery called The Production Art Gallery has opened online and is the "world's first art gallery dedicated solely to original film and TV art". Included in their immense portfolio are many pieces of original Paul Zastupnevich costume art, which are available for sale. Click on the image or link below to visit the Paul Zastupnevich Production Art Gallery.

Paul Zastupnevich Production Art Gallery

Visit the Paul Zastupnevich Production Art Gallery

IRWIN ALLEN GALLERY

We have built a new structured and searchable Irwin Allen Gallery with lots of different bits and pieces on anything and everything related to the Irwin Allen productions. It includes new showcases of the work of the talented and creative fans, without whom there would not be many new things in the Irwin Allen universe to enjoy. If you would like your work and collections showcased here, you are welcome to send material via the Email link in the IANN contact page.

The Irwin Allen Gallery

Visit the Irwin Allen Gallery

IRWIN ALLEN BLOG

We have set up a new blog for general chat, all the little bits of information we come across, and to highlight the latest news in the Irwin Allen worlds.

Irwin Allen Blog

NEW IRWIN ALLEN DISCUSSION GROUP

Irwin Allen Discussion Group on Yahoo

This is a brand new discussion group covering all things Irwin Allen which you are warmly invited to participate in. Discussions can cover any aspect of Irwin's movies and television shows. Feel free to drop by sometime and start a discussion on your favourite Irwin Allen production or actors.

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Irwin Allen Discussion Group

Irwin Allen Calendar and Events Diary

Click here or on the image above to visit the Irwin Allen Calendar and Events Diary. If you are holding an event featuring any of the Irwin Allen cast or crew members or releasing any licensed Irwin Allen products, feel free to contact us with full dates, details, reference web sites etc, and we will add the event to the diary.

Lost in Space Space Pod from Moebius Models

Moebius Models are currently producing some fantastic new Irwin Allen model kits, and recent arrivals include their new 1/24th scale model kit of the Lost in Space® Space Pod which includes an opening door and the Lost in Space® Chariot which is also in 1/24th scale kit form and also includes a 1/24th scale B-9 Robot. Visit the Lost in Space Collectibles page for more on the new Moebius Models.

Moebius Models Lost in Space Chariot

Moebius Models Gallery

Time Tunnel Computer Model

David Kleve has created an amazing 3D computer model of the Time Tunnel. Click here or on image below to explore the Time Tunnel model.

The Time Tunnel Model

NOW SHOWING

If you can't find Irwin Allen's television shows on any of your local television networks, but are located in the USA, then the good news is that you can watch most of the science fiction shows online. There are several options including downloads using iTunes or Amazon. Alternatively, there are free advertising-driven broadcasts on the Hulu web site (Hulu is currently only available from within the US).

Introducing The Irwin Allen Vaults

THE IRWIN ALLEN VAULTS
The Irwin Allen News Network and the Motion Picture and Television Photo Archive are proud to bring you the Irwin Allen Photo Vaults.

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