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SUSAN BLAKELY IN DISPLACEMENT

One of the stars of The Towering Inferno, Susan Blakely, appears in the time travel movie Displacement which premieres on 28th April 2017 in the USA and also on US Video on Demand services such as Amazon and iTunes.

RODGER E. MAUS

We have learned the very sad news that Emmy award winning and Oscar nominated Art Director and Production Designer Rodger E. Maus, who worked for many of Irwin Allen's productions, passed away last month (16th March 2017) at the age of 84. You only have to browse around our site to see the results of his work, be it the design of the Lost in Space Space Pod or the sub-orbital spaceship, the Spindrift, from Land of the Giants.

Rodger E. Maus Space Pod and Spindrift

We were honoured to meet with Rodger Maus in 1992 in Los Angeles and he was a charming gentleman. Below is a photograph of Rodger reading our Land of the Giants 25th Anniversary Special.

Rodger E. Maus Art Director and Production Designer

Rodger Ernest Maus Obituary

francine york memorial CELEBRATION 23 APRIL 2017

A memorial to celebrate the life of actress Francine York (who passed away in January) is being held on Sunday 23rd April 2017 at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood LA. If you would like to attend, please click the image below for a PDF flyer containing details of the event.

Click here or on image above for PDF of Francine's Memorial Flyer

Francine York Memorial Celebration

Lawrence Montaigne

Lawrence Montaigne, a guest in several Irwin Allen TV episodes, passed away on 17th March 2017 at the age of 86. Irwin Allen fans will know him from The Time Tunnel episodes Massacre (as Yellow Elk, 1966) and Idol of Death (as Captain Alvarado, 1967) as well as Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea episode Man-Beast (as Dr. Braddock, 1968) . He also appeared as Dr. Aguila in the City Beneath the Sea presentation reel in 1969. We understand that he has recently been working on revising his autobiography for Jacobs Brown Press based upon his book "A Vulcan Odyssey."

Hollywood Reporter Obituary

LOST IN SPACE COMING TO NETFLIX IN 2018

Legendary Television are bringing a modern update of the Lost in Space story to Netflix in 2018. The ten episode series is currently in production with Toby Stephens, Molly Parker and Parker Posey.

Legendary Television Lost in Space

THREE VOLUME SET OF BOOKS BY MARC CUSHMAN

All three volumes of Marc Cushman's Irwin Allen's Lost in Space: The Authorized Biography of a Classic Sci-Fi Series are now available. This trilogy explores the history of Lost in Space through research and interviews and includes many never seen before photographs. 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 has kindly provided a chapter for you to read here at IANN covering the pilot episode The Reluctant Stowaway.

IRWIN ALLEN'S LOST IN SPACE, VOLUME 1, Chapter 10 (PDF 2.5MB)

Marc Cushman has also written a three volume series of books researching Star Trek.

All three volumes are available direct from the publishers Jacobs Brown Press or on Amazon.com.

SOMETHING BIG IS COMING TO HORROR

Land of the Giants on the UK Horror Channel

Land of the Giants is back in the UK on the Horror Channel on weekdays at 12 pm and 8pm starting on 19th September 2016 (Freeview 70, Sky 319, Virgin 149, Freesat 138).

Horror Channel Trailer

RED EYE SCI-FI

Land of the Giants, The Time Tunnel, Lost in Space, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea are all now being broadcast on US television after midnight on Sunday mornings on the MeTV network. Enjoy the MeTV trailer above.

MeTV Red Eye Sci-Fi

MeTV Land of the Giants

MeTV The Time Tunnel

MeTV Lost in Space

MeTV Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea

THE TIME TUNNEL 50TH ANNIVERSARY

The Time Tunnel 50th Anniversary

Happy 50th Birthday to The Time Tunnel and to all who have travelled through time with us this past 50 years. On Friday 9th September 2016, The Time Tunnel celebrates the 50th Anniversary of its first broadcast in the US on Friday 9th September 1966. Above are the original US TV Guide clippings for the premiere. Time hasn't weakened the popularity of this series as evidenced by the continued interest amongst fans, collectors, authors, and time travellers! The influence of The Time Tunnel is far reaching as many night clubs, events, movies and tv shows take inspiration from the theme and design of the Time Tunnel for their stories, logos and backdrops. In the UK, The Time Tunnel first aired on the BBC on 9th July 1968, and only had a partial run before being shown in a few ITV regions in the 1970s and then experienced a rebirth over 22 years later on late night television (ITV).

Olivia de Havilland 100th birthday

Olivia de Havilland (star of Irwin Allen’s The Swarm) celebrates her 100th birthday on 1st July 2016. Her 100th follows less than 3 weeks after what would have been the 100th birthday of producer Irwin Allen.

Daily Telegraph - 100 years of shade

Daily Mail – Timelessly Elegant at 100

The Guardian – Happy birthday Olivia de Havilland!

The Independent – Olivia de Havilland turns 100

Variety

COMMEMORATING IRWIN ALLEN'S 100TH BIRTHDAY

12th June 2016 marks the 100th birthday of Irwin Allen, the "Master of Disaster", and all round king of science fiction and movie making. It's amazing to think that he was already in his fifties when busy making his quartet of science fiction shows in the mid to late sixties and this shows us all how much can be achieved even in our later years. He has inspired many movie makers who followed in the decades since, and his name and productions are often referred to and compared with when critiquing current day producers' work. That influence shows no sign of abating as we commemorate Irwin Allen's 100th birthday. We are working on a number of projects in the coming months and years to help keep his body of work in the public eye well into his second hundred years and beyond. Your input to these projects is a vital and a most welcome contribution to ensuring his legacy for the future. Please feel free to share your Irwin Allen creations, collections, and research any time via our contact page.

IRWIN ALLEN 100TH BIRTHDAY ART

The above artwork has been designed by A. Dutto to commemorate the 100th birthday of Irwin Allen.

SOMETHING SPECIAL FOR IRWIN'S 100th BIRTHDAY

Restoring the Gemini 12 video featuring Paul Lubliner, Andre Dhont, and Mark Myers, and produced and edited by Mike Clark.

30 Greatest Disaster Movies

Channel 5's 30 Greatest Disaster Movies (UK Channel 5, 10-11.30pm, Sunday 20th September 2015) featured three Irwin Allen disaster movies, namely The Swarm, The Poseidon Adventure and The Towering Inferno. During the broadcast, Irwin Allen was referred to as "the daddy of disaster movies in the 1970s" and of course "the Master of Disaster".

Surprisingly, the list also featured several zombie and science fiction movies, possibly due to the fact that it was broadcast during an "End of the World" weekend on Channel 5 (even Celebrity Big Brother got involved in the theme). By including such movies in the genre, some older classic disaster features were omitted from the list including more vintage movies like The Rains Came and San Francisco. Hopefully, some day a list of the greatest "possible" disaster movies will be compiled, limited to real-world disasters (albeit with some added drama that all good movies need).

The list was compiled by a number of film critics and based upon US Box Office success (adjusted for inflation). In current day monetary terms, both The Poseidon Adventure and The Towering Inferno receipts exceed $500,000,000.

30 Greatest Disaster Movies

LOST IN SPACE BLU-RAY

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. Region Free and plays perfectly on US and UK players. Available with two different outer boxes, one with smooth surface and one limited edition version with molded embossed Robot graphic, at FoxConnect.com and Amazon.com.

Lost in Space Blu-Ray

Lost in Space Blu-Ray Box Set Gallery

METALUNA MODELS SPINDRIFT CRASH SITE DIORAMA KIT

Land of the Giants Spindrift Crash Site Diorama Kit

A new resin diorama kit by Metaluna Models for displaying the Moebius Models Spindrift is now available at FabGearUSA.

Paint, glue and Moebius Models #255 Spindrift not included. The Moebius Models Spindrift kit is available separately at fabgearusa.com.

Please also note that the Moebius Models 1/350 Seaview model kit is going to be back in stock soon and FabGearUSA.com are now taking pre-orders.

SCIENCE FICTION MUSEUM

Seattle Science Fiction Museum

Visit the Spindrift and Robot at the Seattle Science Fiction Museum

Icons of Science Fiction Exhibition

PAUL ZASTUPNEVICH PRODUCTION ART GALLERY

A new gallery called The Production Art Gallery has opened online and is the "world's first art gallery dedicated solely to original film and TV art". Included in their immense portfolio are many pieces of original Paul Zastupnevich costume art, which are available for sale. Click on the image or link below to visit the Paul Zastupnevich Production Art Gallery.

Paul Zastupnevich Production Art Gallery

Visit the Paul Zastupnevich Production Art Gallery

IRWIN ALLEN GALLERY

We have built a new structured and searchable Irwin Allen Gallery with lots of different bits and pieces on anything and everything related to the Irwin Allen productions. It includes new showcases of the work of the talented and creative fans, without whom there would not be many new things in the Irwin Allen universe to enjoy. If you would like your work and collections showcased here, you are welcome to send material via the Email link in the IANN contact page.

The Irwin Allen Gallery

Visit the Irwin Allen Gallery

IRWIN ALLEN BLOG

We have set up a new blog for general chat, all the little bits of information we come across, and to highlight the latest news in the Irwin Allen worlds.

Irwin Allen Blog

NEW IRWIN ALLEN DISCUSSION GROUP

Irwin Allen Discussion Group on Yahoo

This is a brand new discussion group covering all things Irwin Allen which you are warmly invited to participate in. Discussions can cover any aspect of Irwin's movies and television shows. Feel free to drop by sometime and start a discussion on your favourite Irwin Allen production or actors.

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Irwin Allen Discussion Group

Irwin Allen Calendar and Events Diary

Click here or on the image above to visit the Irwin Allen Calendar and Events Diary. If you are holding an event featuring any of the Irwin Allen cast or crew members or releasing any licensed Irwin Allen products, feel free to contact us with full dates, details, reference web sites etc, and we will add the event to the diary.

Lost in Space Space Pod from Moebius Models

Moebius Models are currently producing some fantastic new Irwin Allen model kits, and recent arrivals include their new 1/24th scale model kit of the Lost in Space® Space Pod which includes an opening door and the Lost in Space® Chariot which is also in 1/24th scale kit form and also includes a 1/24th scale B-9 Robot. Visit the Lost in Space Collectibles page for more on the new Moebius Models.

Moebius Models Lost in Space Chariot

Moebius Models Gallery

Time Tunnel Computer Model

David Kleve has created an amazing 3D computer model of the Time Tunnel. Click here or on image below to explore the Time Tunnel model.

The Time Tunnel Model

NOW SHOWING

If you can't find Irwin Allen's television shows on any of your local television networks, but are located in the USA, then the good news is that you can watch most of the science fiction shows online. There are several options including downloads using iTunes or Amazon. Alternatively, there are free advertising-driven broadcasts on the Hulu web site (Hulu is currently only available from within the US).

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