VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA
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HOLLYWOOD SHOW 28-30 APRIL 2017
Deanna Lund, Lee Meriwether, and David Hedison (Saturday 29th only) will be attending the Hollywood Show at The Westin Los Angeles Airport Hotel (5400 West Century Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045, USA) over the weekend of 28-30 April 2017. Other Irwin Allen related guests include Barbara Bouchet (guest on Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea), Sandra Lee Gimpel (Bill Mumy's stunt double in Lost in Space), Sherry Jackson (guest on Lost in Space and child star in Where Danger Lives), and Tom Reese (guest on Land of the Giants).
JON ABBOTT - NAKED PULP ZINE
British author Jon Abbott has produced the first of a new print-on-demand zine called Naked Pulp and the first issue includes a feature on Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea. The zine is available through the UK Amazon.
Jon Abbott will also have articles in future issues of the returning sci-fi magazine Infinity including a feature on Land of the Giants in the second issue, due out in June.
SEAVIEW MODEL VIDEO
IN LOVING MEMORY OF OUR CHIEF, TERRY BECKER
It is with deep sadness that we have learned from his family that our dear friend Terry Becker, Chief Francis Ethelbert Sharkey from Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea passed away on Tuesday 30th December 2014.
We are so glad that Terry and his wife Linda were able to attend and enjoy the Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea 50th Anniversary Reunion in October 2014, and that attending fans were able to enjoy Terry's wonderful and mischievious sense of humour. We have much to remember Terry by, with his outstanding attendance at the 1998 VIP convention in Sheffield England, and so many fun appearances in Irwin Allen's Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea.
We want to echo Allan Hunt's words of warmth when remembering Terry, saying "The Chief lived a long and active life for all of us to admire and appreciate. It was an honor to know and work with him. On Voyage he was a friend and supportive co-worker, as was Del Monroe, rest him."
After some private grieving time and a family service on 5th January, his family have created a very special online memorial where you can leave messages of condolence. Our love and heartfelt sympathies goes to everyone who knew and worked with Terry over his long and illustrious life.
MEMORIES OF THE VOYAGE 50TH REUNION
Derrik Lewis, Allan Hunt, David Hedison and Terry Becker at the October 2014 Hollywood Show
Allan Hunt and Derrik Lewis at the October 2014 Hollywood Show
(Photos courtesy of Derrik Lewis and Michael Walton)
THE VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA REUNION
Derrik Lewis, Allan Hunt, David Hedison and Terry Becker at The Hollywood Show
VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA 50TH ANNIVERSARY REUNION
The Hollywood Show on 17-19 October 2014 includes a 50th Anniversary Reunion for Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea. Stars of the series David Hedison, Allan Hunt, Terry Becker and Derrik Lewis (Lieutentant O'Brien in the pilot and first season). The event is being held at The Westin Los Angeles Airport Hotel, 5400 West Century Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045, USA.
VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA 50th ANNIVERSARY
On Sunday 14th September 2014, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea celebrates the 50th Golden Anniversary of the first broadcast in 1964. In honour of this very special occasion, we have created a commemorative banner, remembering in particular the crew who "sailed" on the Seaview. Celebrations for the 50th anniversary will continue for the rest of the year including a special reunion of remaining crew members at the Hollywood Show in LA in October.
VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA MOVIE BANNER
A unique collectible was up for auction on Ebay recently. It is a hand sewn nylon banner that was hung below the front of the theatre for the Hollywood Premiere of the 1961 "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea" movie. The banner is 18 feet long by 30 inches wide.
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea Movie Blu-Ray
The 1961 movie version of Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea is to be released on Blu-Ray on both sides of the Atlantic this Autumn. The Blu-Ray version will be available in the USA from 8 October 2013 and in the UK from 4 November 2013.
20th CENTURY FOX SEAVIEW LAYOUT BLUEPRINT
The blueprint of the Seaview shown above was sent out to fans who wrote in to Twentieth Century Fox during the 1960s and provides a great insight as to how they invisioned the layout of the Seaview (pre-Flying Sub installation). Thanks go to Classic Film & TV Cafe for preserving this special item and for sharing it with us.
BACKLOT SPACEPORT TOUR OF THE SEAVIEW
Kyle Allen shares a new creative and fun tour of the Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea Seaview, in Back Lot Space Port Episode 6 "S.S.R.N. Seaview". The Seaview tour can also be viewed in the Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea media section.
THE SEAVIEW BY JEFF SUMMERS
Jeff Summers has created this stunning composite artwork using his build of the 57" DeBoer Hulls Seaview kit.
VOYAGE - THE COMPLETE DVD COLLECTION
We have received a number of requests from overseas friends for photos of the new complete DVD collection for Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, so we have created a small gallery featuring some snapshots of this very smart looking box set. This is for the UK complete four season collection box set for Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea featuring a new booklet about the show.
Deadly Creature Below
New painting of Deadly Creature Below with Diving Bell by David Holderbaum
MOEBIUS MODELS 8 WINDOW SEAVIEW KIT
Moebius Models are producing some fantastic new Irwin Allen model kits, and now shipping is their new motion picture version of the Seaview kit with 8 windows. The beautiful box art was painted by Japanese artist Yoshiyuki Takani.
50th Anniversary Movie Soundtrack CD
DVD PROMOTIONAL VIDEO
Here is the new Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea promotional video celebrating the release of the 4th season on DVD in the UK on 7th November 2011.
VOYAGE COLLECTIBLES GALLERY
VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE STREET PARODY
We have just added a new parody by Jon Kay to the fan Comic Strips showcase.
3D Seaview Computer Model
36 Inch Flying Sub Blueprints
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea Blueprints
We are adding a new blueprints section to the Behind the Scenes section and start with an early blueprint for the Seaview miniature used in the Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea movie starring Walter Pidgeon.
The Irwin Allen News Network and the Motion Picture and Television Photo Archive are proud to bring you the Irwin Allen Photo Vaults including a photo vault featuring rare Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea photos from the MPTV archive. Many of these are rarely seen pictures which are shared in the Photo Vaults for your viewing pleasure.
Many people write in asking about the actors since the shows were made in the 1960s. Well, you have come to the right place. Visit our cast pages for biographies and filmographies for all your favourite performers.
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.
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea inspired many wonderful collectibles and new items are appearing in shops still to this day including model kits, books, music and DVDs.
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea has been of great inspiration to creative artists and we celebrate their work here and in our magazines.
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