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. The Olympic opening ceremony on Friday 27th July 2012 also featured 3 jetpack stunts.
Some rare Japanese Lost in Space collectibles from the 1960's are currently up for auction on Ebay. They all feature some really stunning artwork. Thank you to Hideyuki for sharing pictures of these with us.
CultBox have a new interview with David Hedison which discusses his appearances in the Irwin Allen productions as well as his work on the James Bond movies.
50 YEARS OF JAMES BOND
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.
Ernest Borgnine, star of The Poseidon Adventure, Fire, When Time Ran Out, and Alice in Wonderland passed away on 8th July 2012, aged 95. Up until very recently he had been attending signing events with other members of The Poseidon Adventure cast and will be much missed by Irwin Allen and movie fandom.
SEAVIEW: A 50th Anniversary Tribute to Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea by William E. Anchors, Jr. and Frederick Barr with Lynne Holland. Introduction by David Hedison. 500 page book written by fans of the series and includes several interviews with cast members (#ad).
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.