Coming up at the end of July 2023 is an amazing, once-in-a-lifetime, opportunity to bid on a vast collection of original Irwin Allen props and collectibles. The Heritage Auctions - Irwin Allen Collection auction takes place in session 5 of the 3 day Hollywood/Entertainment SignatureŽ Auction #7351 from 27 to 29 July 2023. Click here to read the press release from Heritage Auctions (HA.com).
Aside from all the exceptional original artwork featured at the upcoming Heritage Auctions (HA.com) Irwin Allen Collection auction on 29th July 2023, the star of the show must surely be "The Fantasy Worlds of Irwin Allen Robot" which is a precise replica of the original B-9 Robot. Recreated by Academy-nominated visual effects model builder Greg Jein from studio molds, with lighting, electronics and wiring installed by Ron Hamill, this exciting one-off creation will be the item to watch during the auction. Below is this Robot when it appeared in The Fantasy Worlds of Irwin Allen with Bill Mumy and June Lockhart.
Lost in Space star Angela Cartwright joined her fellow Sound of Music cast members to celebrate the AFI Life Achievement Award presentation to Julie Andrews. The event, A Tribute to Julie Andrews was held at the Dolby Theatre on 9th June 2022 in Hollywood, California. Angela and her movie "siblings" serenaded Julie with 'Do-Re-Mi'.
Heritage Auctions (HA.com) held an amazing auction of unique and original Lost in Space costumes and props over the weekend of 4-7 November 2021. All the Lost in Space lots were successfully sold on Sunday 7th November. See Lots 89811 to 89840. Two costumes achieved astonishing sale prices of $75,000 each, plus a 25% Buyer's Premium on top of that. These high value items were the Will Robinson's Season 3 Costume Ensemble and the Maureen Robinson's Season 3 Costume Ensemble. Amazingly, some Star Trek costumes didn't sell in the auction for half that price.
Special thanks to Heritage Auctions for allowing us to share the photos of the Lost in Space auction collection with you.
A new set of Japanese Irwin Allen collectibles are being auctioned on 28th/29th September (US/UK time) on eBay. The auctions feature collectibles featuring all four of Irwin Allen's science fiction series. A Lost in Space example is shown below courtesy of Hideyuki.
A new expanded version of Angela Cartwright and Bill Mumy's book Lost (and found) in Space has been published in the US and is called Lost (and found) in Space 2: Blast off into the Epanded Edition.
Standard and autographed versions of this book are available from 1st August 2021 through the Lulu and Angela Cartwright Studio online stores respectively. Also available at the UK Amazon store (#ad):
Devlin And Associates LLC is selling officially licensed first season Lost in Space laser pistols and this limited edition collectible is available via eBay and Facebook. You can see the laser pistol in action in the YouTube video below.
Officially Licensed collectible.
- Assembled laser pistol with lights and digital sound from the TV series!
- Officially licensed limited edition of 100.
- Comes with numbered display stand (black base underneath stand not included available from other vendor)
- Foldable sight stock
- Programmable USB port to add additional sounds
- Powered by 3 AAA batteries - included
- Materials - Resin and ABS plastic, handmade
Available on eBay from user "devlinandassociatesllc".
There is a special Christmas treat for Lost in Space fans. The new season of the Netflix Lost in Space series premieres on Christmas Eve, Tuesday 24th December 2019.
Lost in Space cast members Bill Mumy, Angela Cartwright, Marta Kristen, and Mark Goddard are attending Super MegaFest in Framingham, MA on 13-14 October.
Kevin Burns and Jon Jashni with the cast of the new Netflix 'Lost In Space' at ArcLight Cinerama Dome on April 9, 2018.
Billy Mumy, Jon Jashni, and Kevin Burns at the 'Lost In Space' Season 1 Premiere at ArcLight Cinerama Dome on April 9, 2018 in Hollywood, California.
Bill Mumy, Maxwell Jenkins (the new "Will Robinson"), and Mark Hamill at the Netflix 'Lost In Space' Los Angeles premiere on April 9, 2018.
Laen August and Kurt Kuersteiner host a weekly Lost in Space podcast with comprehensive reviews of all 83 episodes of Lost in Space.
Netflix's new version of Lost in Space (10 episodes) will be available to view on the Netflix platform from Friday 13th April 2018. The trailer video is exciting to see and looks of cinematic quality.
Comic Book Central have been chatting with producer Kevin Burns and four of the Lost in Space cast, namely Bill Mumy, Angela Cartwright, Mark Goddard, and Marta Kristen. You can listen to and download each interview at the Comic Book Central Website.
Lost in Space stars Bill Mumy, Angela Cartwright, Marta Kristen, and Mark Goddard attended the East Coast ComiCon at Meadowlands Expo Center, Secaucus, New Jersey over the weekend of 29-30 April 2017. Featured at the event was a full size Robot and the Chariot.
Several Irwin Allen related Japanese Collectibles were auctioned on eBay on 26th and 28th April 2017 including this very rare Marusan Judy Robinson doll which sold for $787. Thanks to Hideyuki for sharing these pictures with us.
The annual Record Store Day releases on Saturday 22nd April 2017 included a vinyl record of previously unreleased Lost in Space themes and interviews and features a Lost in Space Robot picture cover. Note that this is a limited edition release of just 1000 copies. A full Lost in Space album is planned for later in the year.
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.
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 (all available in print and on Kindle).
Alien Con (28-30 October 2016) brought us a Lost in Space reunion over the Halloween weekend with guests including Bill Mumy, Angela Cartwright, Marta Kristen, Vitina Marcus, Kevin Burns, as well as authors Marc Cushman and Jeff Bond. The event was held at the Santa Clara Convention Center.
The video above is courtesy of Chris Pappas and shows John Antonellis' amazing replica build of the Chariot from Lost in Space. Chris Pappas was a consultant on the project and provided considerable materials.
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 (currently cheapest price) and Amazon.com.
Bill Mumy, Angela Cartwright, Marta Kristen and Mark Goddard attended the 9-12 July 2015 Comic Con in San Diego and celebrated the 50th Anniversary of Lost in Space.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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!"
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.
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).
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.
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.