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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.

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.

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

Plain Smooth Packaging

Molded Robot Graphic Packaging

NEW LOST IN SPACE COMING TO NETFLIX

Netflix are working on bringing us a new Lost in Space 10 episode series in the next couple of years. It will be fascinating to see how it is handled, and how true to the original it remains. Will it go to the darker season one style episodes or the more comedic later colour episodes? There has already been the 1998 movie version of Lost in Space starring Gary Oldman, William Hurt and Mimi Rogers and a 2004 pilot called "The Robinsons: Lost in Space". The latter pilot showed a lot of promised, but wasn't followed through.

Netflix Press Release

Daily Telegraph Article

Lost (and Found) in Space by Angela Cartwright and Bill Mumy

Lost (and Found) in Space by Angela Cartwright and Bill Mumy

Lost (and Found) in Space is a stunning coffee table style book full of new photos from the production and set of Lost in Space. Written by Angela Cartwright (Penny Robinson) and Bill Mumy (Will Robinson), the book features many memories from both actors. Available in both paperback and hardback versions.

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.

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'

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

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!"

SCI-FI & FANTASY MODELLER

Issue #16 of the bi-monthly magazine Sci-Fi & Fantasy Modeller features an article on the Jupiter II model by Lars Liljeblad. It is now available from Sci-Fi & Fantasy Modeller. It also has a Jupiter II section, coinciding with the release of the new Moebius Models Jupiter II Kit.

1/24th Scale Jupiter II Model

SCIENCE FICTION MEETS SCIENCE FACT

There is great footage on the BBC web site of the latest Jetpack flight at 75 miles per hour across a canyon in Colorado by Eric Scott. The Jetpack has a maximum of 30 seconds of fuel and he has set a world record covering 500m in 21 seconds (without a parachute).

View the 500m Jetpack trip on the BBC web site

Different view in ITN clip of the Jetpack trip

Lost in Space Space Pod from Moebius Models

Moebius Models are currently producing some fantastic new Irwin Allen models, and their new 1/24th scale model kit of the Lost in Space® Space Pod which includes an opening door is now available.

Now shipping is the Lost in Space® Chariot which is also in 1/24th scale kit form. It features interior details, individual wheels, opening doors, and also includes a 1/24th scale B-9 Robot.

Lost in Space Chariot from Moebius Models

The Space Pod is retailing for $39.99 and the Chariot for $49.99 and both are now available from many online model stores. For more details on all the models, please visit the Moebius Website.

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Introducing The Irwin Allen Vaults

LOST IN SPACE VAULT
The Irwin Allen News Network and the Motion Picture and Television Photo Archive are pleased to bring you the Irwin Allen Photo Vaults including a vault featuring rare Lost in Space Photos from the MPTV archive.

LOST IN SPACE DVD RELEASES

Lost in Space DVD box sets for Seasons 1, 2, and 3 are now available in the UK and the US.

DVD box sets can be purchased from most reputable stores including Amazon. Click here for Irwin Allen DVD list.

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