LOST IN SPACE
A warm welcome to the Irwin Allen News Network's web pages dedicated to Lost in Space
HIGHLIGHTS AND LATEST ADDITIONS
LOST IN SPACE 50TH ANNIVERSARY REUNION
No sooner have we celebrated the 50th Anniversary of television's Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, than we are starting to plan for the 50th Anniversary of Lost in Space next year. The year of celebrations begins with a Lost in Space cast reunion at The Hollywood Show being held at The Westin Los Angeles Airport Hotel, 5400 West Century Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045, USA from 23-25 January 2015. Scheduled to attend are June Lockhart, Mark Goddard, Marta Kristen, Angela Cartwright, Bill Mumy, Francine York and Lou Wagner.
STYLING THE STARS BY ANGELA CARTWRIGHT AND TOM MCLAREN
Styling the Stars: Lost Treasures from the Twentieth Century Fox Archive is a new hardback book which is being published on 7 October 2014. The book offers a gallery of fascinating movie fashion photos from the Twentieth Century Fox archives and has been written by Angela Cartwright and Tom McLaren, with a foreword by Hollywood star Maureen O’Hara.
JUPITER 2 WITH LAUNCH GANTRY AND BASE
David Holderbaum has built this stunning model using the Moebius Models Jupiter 2 kit with a custom built launch gantry and base. Click here to view all of David's latest builds.
MID-ATLANTIC NOSTALGIA CONVENTION 18-20 SEPTEMBER 2014
JUPITER 2 LAUNCH SEQUENCE
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
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.
LOST IN SPACE - BLAST OFF INTO SPACE
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.
LARS LILJEBLAD MOEBIUS MODELS CHARIOT BUILD
Lost in Space Encyclopedia II
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
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!!
SCRATCH BUILT LOST IN SPACE CHARIOT
MOEBIUS MODELS PRE-ASSEMBLED SPACE POD
THE ANTI-MATTER ROBOT TRIBUTE
A TRIBUTE TO DICK TUFELD
A beautiful tribute to Dick Tufeld by Dan Siciliano
THE VOICE AND SOUL 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.
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.
Hapgood's Travelin' Man
Lost in Space Collectibles Gallery
B9 Robot by Jim Pinteralli
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
New book written by Robert Rowe and edited by Jack Hagerty. 80 page softcover book with colour and black and white photos and illustrations.
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."
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.
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."
THE TAURONS ARE COMINGHere 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.
LOST IN SPACE AT THE 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 BLUEPRINTS
JOHN PICHA 3D MODEL VIDEOS
MOEBIUS MODELS PREFINISHED METAL JUPITER 2
REPLICA JUPITER 2 INTERIOR
MOEBIUS MODELS JUPITER II
NEW LOST IN SPACE MEDIA SECTION
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.
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.
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.
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.