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JUPITER 2 LAUNCH SEQUENCE

Mark M Models has created this video launch sequence using a superb build of the Moebius Models 1/35 scale Jupiter 2 kit.

BEELIBONES AND THE LOST TREASURE

Bill Hedges has built this marvellous Beelibones replica head (Lost in Space episode Treasure of the Lost Planet) based on a plaster head purchased from a talented artist, Pierre Veilleux. Artist Rita Lane painted the face on the outside of the box. This Beelibones replica prop is featured in the very funny Youtube video shown above. Gallery to follow shortly.

THE SATICONS ARE BACK

The Saticons in Lost in Space 'The Galaxy Gift'

Steven Cateris has told us about a new Australian film called 'Mental.' The Saticons from Lost in Space are in it! One of the characters, Michelle, thinks aliens from outer space are visiting her in her bedroom. The aliens are the Saticons, and they say "We want the mechanical man" (just like in 'Wreck of the Robot.') Toni Collette breaks in to her bedroom and says, "You can't give them the mechanical man because you're not a character from Lost in Space." Later in the film, Michelle says, "Those aliens are from Lost in Space, aren't they?" Toni Collette's character Shaz says, "Great episode! But not as good as the one Dr Smith turns into a tree." The credits acknowledge Space Productions for use of the Saticons from Lost in Space, although the actors are described as playing the Faceless Figures.

Website for the Australian movie 'Mental'

LOST IN SPACE - BLAST OFF INTO SPACE

Lost in Space - Blast off into Space by David Holderbaum

Visit the David Holderbaum Art Gallery

DR. SMITH ROMAN HELMET AUCTION

An original roman helmet costume prop worn by Jonathan Harris and his clones in Lost in Space sells for $900 at the Profiles in History Hollywood Auction 49 on 30-31 July 2012.

Lost in Space Original Dr. Smith Roman Helmet

Profiles in History Auction Website

DR. SMITH BUST - FABGEARUSA DISCOUNT OFFER

FabGearUSA are offering IANN visitors a 35% discount on the limited edition Sci-Fi Metropolis Dr. Smith bust collectible. To take advantage of this discount, enter the discount code "iann" during the checkout process on the FabGearUSA website. Discount ends on 31st July 2012.

FabGearUSA - Purchase Dr. Smith Bust

Sci-Fi Metropolis Dr. Smith Bust in the Lost in Space Collectibles Gallery

Limited edition Sci-Fi Metropolis Dr. Smith bust

JETPACK OLYMPIC TORCH RELAY

As the Olympic flame travels around the whole of the United Kingdom, it stops by Leicester and is taken for a Lost in Space style jetpack ride.

Lost in Space style jetpack Olympic torch relay

BBC Olympic Torch Relay Video

LARS LILJEBLAD MOEBIUS MODELS CHARIOT BUILD

Moebius Models Chariot

Moebius Models Chariot Build

Lost in Space Encyclopedia II

Lost in Space Encyclopedia II - Expanded and revised edition edited by Flint Mitchell and William E. Anchors, Jr.

A new expanded and revised version of the Lost in Space Encyclopedia has been published with the title Lost in Space Encyclopedia II. The new edition features a number of excellent new articles and the book is edited by Flint Mitchell and William E. Anchors, Jr. For more details, please visit the Lost in Space Publications page.

FRANCINE YORK INTERVIEW

Francine York - Niolani in the Lost in Space episode The Colonists

Message from Francine

Hi to you all in my favorite country. I hope to visit you in the very near future - my biggest joy is studying English history. I even played Lily Langtry the famous English actress, mistress to Edward V11. I feel like when I see the actual places and paintings of the Kings that I would be visiting old friends because I know so much about your country and history - not too much about mine. I am so glad to see that Lost in Space and Irwin Allen are still big in your country. I know that Niolani was my all time favorite role, and Land of the Giants. etc. - what a great film maker he was and what a character. The Actors Reporter interview I just finished covers Irwin and Lost in Space quite a bit. I hope you all get to see it . It is in five parts and about one hour. You can also see my clips from my Marilyn Monroe picture which are on YouTube. Again best to all of you and hoping to see you in person one day!!

Yours always,

NIOLANI

FRANCINE YORK

Francine York Interview

SCRATCH BUILT LOST IN SPACE CHARIOT

Bill Hedges Scratch Built Chariot

Bill Hedges Chariot Gallery

Chariot Video

MOEBIUS MODELS PRE-ASSEMBLED SPACE POD

Moebius Models Assembled Space Pod

Assembled Space Pod Gallery

THE ANTI-MATTER ROBOT TRIBUTE

The Anti-Matter Robot Tribute by Philip Hamrick

Philip Hamrick has produced a beautiful tribute to Dick Tufeld and Bob May in the form of a diorama depicting a scene from The Anti-Matter Man.

Visit the Philip Hamrick Allson Model Studio Gallery

A TRIBUTE TO DICK TUFELD

A tribute to Dick Tufeld by Dan Siciliano, the Voice and Soul of the Lost in Space Robot

A beautiful tribute to Dick Tufeld by Dan Siciliano

THE VOICE AND SOUL OF THE LOST IN SPACE ROBOT

Bob May and Dick Tufeld. The Body and Voice of the Lost in Space Robot

Bob May and Dick Tufeld in 1997

The Voice of the iconic Lost in Space Robot, Dick Tufeld, passed away on Sunday 22nd January 2012. A truly remarkable gentleman has been lost from the worlds of Irwin Allen.

Not only did he provide the voice, and indeed the soul, for the Robot, but also voiceovers for several other Irwin Allen productions including Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea and The Time Tunnel. He also lent his voice to the Land of the Giants presentation reel which you can see on both the US and UK DVD releases.

The Robot spoke again in the guise of the cinematic release of Lost in Space in 1998, with a new look, but the voice was exactly the same. Dick also recorded robot voice clips for the benefit of the full scale B-9 Robot replica owners so his voice will continue to live on through the Robot in homes around the globe.

"Danger Will Robinson!"

KEN NETZEL'S ROBOT COLLECTION

Ken Netzel's amazing robot collection was recently showcased on the WGRZ channel with particular attention paid to his full scale Lost in Space Robot.

Ken Netzel's Robot Collection

Watch WGRZ segment at Ken's Home

Hapgood's Travelin' Man

Hapgood's Travelin' Man

Kenneth Netzel Gallery

Lost in Space Collectibles Gallery

Lost in Space Collectibles Gallery

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B9 Robot by Jim Pinteralli

B9 Robot Montage by Jim Pinteralli

Season One Jupiter 2 Build

MarkM Models Season One Jupiter 2 Build

MarkM Models is currently customizing the Moebius Models Jupiter 2 kit to reflect the design of the Jupiter 2 in Season One of Lost in Space. To see all of his Irwin Allen model builds, please visit MarkM Models' model build gallery.

Lost in Space Design: No Place to Hide

Lost in Space Design: No Place to Hide

New book written by Robert Rowe and edited by Jack Hagerty. 80 page softcover book with colour and black and white photos and illustrations.

Publisher's Description:

Industry insider Robert Rowe was given unprecedented access to the Fox Television archives when he started researching Lost in Space in the mid '80s. For over a decade, he continued to pore over production documents and interview the craftsmen responsible for creating the show. The result was The Jupiter 2 Repair Manual, a guide on the workings of the ship for the writers of the stillborn LiS reunion TV special. Fans of the show will be eternally grateful for Robert's efforts since those archives are no longer accessible, and most of the people responsible for the series are no longer with us.

To make this invaluable information available to the show's fans world-wide, Robert has expanded the Jupiter 2 Repair Manual into a series of Lost in Space Design books. This first one covers the creation of the original pilot episode, "No Place to Hide."

Purchase Lost in Space Design: No Place to Hide direct from ARAPress.com

 

Lost in Space Jupiter 2 Technical Guide

Lost in Space Jupiter 2 Technical Guide

Now in stores is this new book featuring the fantastic blueprints of Geoffrey Hardy, 3D renderings by Christopher Krieg, technical descriptions by William Wolod and edited by Jack Hagerty. 110 page softcover book with colour and black and white photos and illustrations.

Publisher's Description:

Irwin Allen's outer space adventure series, Lost in Space, continues to amaze. Now 45 years after it debuted on CBS, folks are still enthralled by the adventures of the "Space Family Robinson" travelling around the galaxy in their iconic spaceship, the Jupiter 2.

This book takes over where previous fan generated efforts have left off. LiS wasn't just a "monster-of-the-week" show. In fact, considerable research into real space flight and serious science fiction concepts of space travel went into the show's design. Vestiges of this research can still be found in the function of the Jupiter 2 and the other equipment of the expedition.

Many of the fans, who watched the show as wide-eyed youngsters, went on to write the "tech manuals" that, with the rise of the Internet, have spread worldwide. The problem is that many of those works were more rooted in fantasy than the show was. This book changes that. Written by professionals and edited by an aerospace engineer, it makes the hardware as real as possible while remaining true to the stories. With seeming half of fandom writing stories and designing games for the other half, we expect this to become the standard reference for the expedition that was "Lost in Space."

Order Lost in Space Jupiter 2 Technical Guide direct from ARAPress.com

THE TAURONS ARE COMING

Here is a fun video from Bill Hedges featuring his cat and an amazing scratch built Tauron Crab Robot. The Tauron Crab Robot appeared in the Lost in Space episode The Sky is Falling, as well as in a modified form in The Golden Man.

Tauron Crab Robot Model Build Gallery

LOST IN SPACE AT THE HOLLYWOOD SHOW

The Cast of Lost in Space at the February 2011 Hollywood Show

Angela Cartwright, Marta Kristen, Bill Mumy, June Lockhart, and Mark Goddard from Lost in Space appeared together with a B9 Robot replica at the Hollywood Show on 12-13 February 2011. Robot owned and built by Thomas Messerschmidt. Photograph above is courtesy of the Hollywood Show.

Lost in Space Conventions

Convention Reports and Galleries

LOST IN SPACE BLUEPRINTS

Lost in Space Blueprints

Lost in Space Blueprints

JOHN PICHA 3D MODEL VIDEOS

John Picha 3D Model Videos

View the John Picha 3D Model Videos

MOEBIUS MODELS PREFINISHED METAL JUPITER 2

Moebius Models Prefinished Jupiter 2

Moebius Models Prefinished Jupiter 2 Gallery

REPLICA JUPITER 2 INTERIOR

Replica Jupiter 2 Interior

Visit the Jupiter 2 Interior Feature Article and Gallery

MOEBIUS MODELS JUPITER II

Build of the Moebius Models Jupiter II Kit

Visit MarkM Models Gallery

Moebius Models Jupiter 2 Kit Build

Visit Moebius Models Build Gallery

NEW LOST IN SPACE MEDIA SECTION

Lost in Space Media

Visit the Lost in Space Media Section

CREATIVITY

CGI Chariot by Ian Emerson

Cartoon by G. Foulds

Irwin Allen's shows live on through the creativity of their fans worldwide, and we celebrate their work throughout this web site. Click here for more Lost in Space creativity.

LOST IN SPACE VAULT

The Irwin Allen News Network (IANN) and the Motion Picture and Television Photo Archive (MPTV) are pleased to bring you the Irwin Allen Photo Vaults including a photo vault featuring rare Lost in Space from the MPTV archive. Many of these are rarely seen pictures which are shared in the Photo Vaults for your viewing pleasure.

CAST MEMBERS

The Lost in Space cast members have been the busiest of all the Irwin Allen performers, attending conventions around the globe for a good couple of decades. You will find many links to their personal web sites and convention reports. There are many opportunities to meet them and we know you will love them when you do. Many conventions are listed in our conventions page.

Heather, Deanna and Mark at ScoutCon 2008

FEATURES

Irwin Allen Model Gallery

The Lost in Space pages are being updated with new material and we welcome your input to help inspire the next generation of Lost in Space fans. Feature articles may include anything Lost in Space or Irwin Allen related. Click here or on the above image to visit the model gallery which includes the creative builds from many talented model builders including MarkM Models who built this Jupiter 2 model.

PUBLICATIONS

IANN and Giants Log have written many newsletters and one-off specials containing 35 years of research into the shows and movies. There are several interviews and many photos from all our meetings with actors and production crew members including our late honorary President, Paul Zastupnevich. We have extended our publications to the Internet over the past decade so fans around the world can easily find out more about these classic shows. These shows live on through you as you share your pleasure of them with future generations and we are here to help.

Feel free to browse around the site and if you would like to participate with articles, photos, convention reports etc, we would welcome your input. Whenever we have a spare moment we try to add something new to the site (which isn't easy when working full time). We think you will enjoy some of the latest additions.

 

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