Don Matheson

1st July 2014

Don Matheson at the Land of the Giants commentary recording in April 2011It is with immense sadness that we have learned that our longtime friend and star of Land of the Giants, Don Matheson has passed away. Our thoughts at this time are with Deanna Lund, his daughter Michele, and all of his family and friends. Don participated in a wonderful Land of the Giants reunion with us in July 1991 and his sparkling sense of humour shone through as he recalled their times together in the sixties with his fellow cast mates. Since then he has been a popular guest at events and a couple of years ago he participated in the amazing commentary the cast of Land of the Giants did for the British Land of the Giants DVD release. If you have any messages of sympathy that you would like us to pass to his family and to share with fellow fans, please email us at our contact email address.

Land of the Giants mentioned on The Ellen Show

15th April 2014

Jamie Foxx appeared on The Ellen Show a couple of weeks ago and he declared how scared he was of spiders and how the giant spiders on Land of the Giants freaked him out when he was growing up.

MTV Article on The Ellen Show Appearance

New Japanese Collectible Auctions

29th December 2013

Japanese Irwin Allen Collectible Auctions

Our friends in Japan have an exciting range of new Irwin Allen collectible auctions on Ebay which end in the early hours of Sunday 5th January 2014 (GMT). Click here or on the above image to see the items being auctioned.

If you are planning on auctioning any unusual, original, or rare Irwin Allen toys or collectibles at an online auction house or eBay and would like IANN to publicise your auction, please feel free to email over some pictures and descriptions with auction estimates, time, date and location details. Please let us know the name to credit with each photo (can be full name, nickname, initials etc).

Irwin Allen Related Auctions

Profiles in History Hollywood Auction 62

14th December 2013

Profiles in History Hollywood Auction 62

The upcoming Profiles in History Hollywood Auction 62 on 21 December 2013 features a number of Irwin Allen items including an original Flying Sub miniature, the Polidor and Vulcan sub props, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea TV title art, a rare Will Robinson figure and several scripts.

Profiles in History Hollywood Auction 62 – Irwin Allen Lots

Profiles in History Web Site

Sheila Allen

18th November 2013

Sheila Mathews Allen

It is with great sadness that we have learned of the passing of Mrs. Sheila Allen (Irwin Allen’s wife and ambassador for his legacy).  She was a familiar face in so many of Irwin Allen’s productions and a dear friend and supporter of our work. Our heartfelt thoughts go to her family and friends.

We’re also going through a close family bereavement (which is why things have been relatively quiet here for a while), and this news has just left us stunned. We will be paying tribute to Sheila over time, not the least by ensuring that her work and contributions both to Irwin Allen’s productions and fandom are never forgotten.

If you would like to pay tribute to Sheila here on the IANN site, please send your messages of condolence via the IANN Contact Page.

Sheila Allen with Joe Musso and Don Bigelow

Japanese Irwin Allen Collectible Auctions

22nd September 2013

Irwin Allen Collectible Auctions

Our friends in Japan have listed a number of rare 1960s/70s Japanese Irwin Allen collectibles for auction on Ebay (ending 23rd or 24th September, depending on your time zone). Click here or on the above image to see the items being auctioned.

If you are planning on auctioning any unusual, original, or rare Irwin Allen toys or collectibles at an online auction house or eBay and would like IANN to publicise your auction, please feel free to email over some pictures and descriptions with auction estimates, time, date and location details. Please let us know the name to credit with each photo (can be full name, nickname, initials etc).

Irwin Allen Related Auctions

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea Movie Blu-Ray

10th September 2013

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.

Amazon USA

Amazon UK

Tour of the Seaview

2nd August 2013

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 IANN Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea media section.

Los Angeles Comic Book and Science Fiction Convention

30th July 2013
YVONNE CRAIG, PETER MARK RICHMAN, JOE E. TATA APPEAR AT
LOS ANGELES COMIC BOOK AND SCIENCE FICTION CONVENTION
SUNDAY, AUGUST 18, 2013

The Los Angeles Comic Book and Science Fiction Convention is presenting a Classic Star Trek and The Outer Limits program at the August 18, 2013 show, and some of the special guests appearing were also featured Guests Stars in Irwin Allen’s Television Series.  Yvonne Craig, Peter Mark Richman and Joe E. Tata will be signing autographs and here’s their Irwin Allen credits:

Yvonne Craig starred as Berna in the Land of the Giants episode “Wild Journey.”  Yvonne is well known for her role as Batgirl in the Batman Television series.

Peter Mark Richman starred as Dr. Marad in the Land of the Giants episode “Panic,” in two Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea episodes, as John Hendrix in “Secret of the Deep” and as Gantt in The Monster’s Web.  

Joe E. Tata starred in two The Time Tunnel episodes, as Verlaine in “Invasion” and as Napoleon Bonaparte in “Reign of Terror,” in three Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea episodes, as a Corpsman in “Deadly Amphibians,” as Frank Brent in “Fires of Death,” as Farrell in “The Mist of Silence,” five episodes of Lost in Space, as an Alien Hippie in “Collision of the Planets,” the Robot Judge in “Hunter’s Moon,” as the voice of the Purple Robot in “The Mechanical Men,” the voice of the Computer Eye in “Cave of the Wizards,” and the voice of Zalto’s Dummy in “Rocket to Earth.” Joe is well known for starring as Nat Bussichio in the Beverly Hills, 90210 Television series.

Other Guests appearing will be Gary Lockwood (Star Trek, 2001: A Space Odyssey), Sally Kellerman (Star Trek, The Outer Limits), Joanne Linville (Star Trek), Jack Donner (Star Trek), Antoinette Bower (Star Trek),  Jacqueline Scott (The Outer Limits), Joanna Frank (The Outer Limits), Alan Rachins (The Outer Limits), Michael Forest (Star Trek, The Outer Limits), and BarBara Luna (Star Trek, The Outer Limits).  All Guests appearing 11:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M.

The Los Angeles Comic Book and Science Fiction Convention will take place August 18, 2013 at the Shrine Auditorium Expo Center, 700 West 32nd Street, in Los Angeles, CA (across from USC College). Admission is $10.00, five years and under are free.  Show Hours: 10:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.  The Dealers Room features over one hundred tables of Comic Books, Toys, Trading Cards, Movie Memorabilia, DVDs, and many other Collectibles.  Show Hours are 10:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.

Check www.comicbookscifi.com for more information.

Nautilus Filming Miniature

15th July 2013

Nautilus Filming Miniature

The next Profiles in History Hollywood Auction on 28-29 July 2013 features several Irwin Allen items including the original filming miniature of the Nautilus submarine that appeared in Irwin Allen’s The Return of Captain Nemo. Other items in the auction include an original piece of title concept art from the 1961 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea movie and a metal wrench prop from Voyage and Lost in Space.

Profiles in History Hollywood Auction 56