Archive for August, 2009

Moebius Models Pre-built Seaview Model

11th August 2009

For those of us who do not have the time to build model kits, Moebius Models are also releasing the 1/350 Seaview model in a pre-built and pre-finished format. It will not require any assembly or painting. This pre-built version of the model is due to be released in September 2009, retailing at $49.99.
Moebius Models Pre-build Seaview Model

Birthdays for Week Starting 10 August

10th August 2009

11th August – Henry Kulky
12th August – Sam J. Jones
13th August – Kurt Kasznar

Time Tunnel Animation

10th August 2009

There is so much untapped talent out in Irwin Allen fandom. Here is a superb animation which is still undergoing further development by artist Chris Krieg.

Time Tunnel Challenge

10th August 2009

We have been so impressed with the creativity of fans and the art and computer modelling being drawn and developed.  So, we were thinking it might be a bit of fun to set a challenge for anyone who would enjoy participating.

We’re looking to see if anyone can draw a sequence of pictures, create a mini-movie or virtual reality scene, or a comic strip which:

1) is shown from the perspective of the viewer

2) takes the viewer from the Time Tunnel complex

3) shows the view we would see if we were falling through the Time Tunnel (maybe with another person or two)

4) takes the viewer into another time either past or future

5) and if you wish, returns them to the Time Tunnel Complex, or another time!

Essentially, a way of making the viewer feel like they themselves are the time traveller.

Just an idea we thought creative Time Tunnel viewers might have a bit of fun with.

Very Sad News from Irwin Allen Fandom

6th August 2009

We have been very sad to learn of the death of Mike Bailey on Monday 3rd August following a brave battle with leukemia.  Mike was one of the most enthusiastic fans of Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea and his web site on Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (vttbots.com) is a lasting tribute to his love of the series.

You can read more about Mike and his career as a radio host in Oregon in a news tribute at the Oregon Live web site.

We hope his work will continue to inspire Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea fans and help inform new generations of fans.  Mike is someone who will definitely live on through his work.

Today’s Birthdays

5th August 2009

Special birthday wishes to Don Matheson and Terry Becker for 5th August.  For more Irwin Allen related birthdays and upcoming event schedule, please visit the IANN calendar.

The Meerkats

5th August 2009

Last year, shortly before his death, Paul Newman did the narration for a wild life movie documentary called The Meerkats.  The movie opens in the UK this coming weekend.

Moebius Models Jupiter II Kit

3rd August 2009

We have a sneak peek of the new Jupiter II model kit courtesy of Moebius Models:

Moebius Models Jupiter II Kit

Towering Inferno released in Blu-Ray format

3rd August 2009

The Towering Inferno has been released in High Definition (HD) Blu-Ray format in the US.  The British PAL version is due out in November 2009.

Sci-Fi & Fantasy Modeller Issue #16

3rd August 2009

Issue #16 of the bi-monthly magazine Sci-Fi & Fantasy Modeller will feature an article on the Jupiter II model by Lars Liljeblad. It should be available around November time. We understand it will also have a Jupiter II section, coinciding with the release of the new Moebius Models Jupiter II Kit.

1/24th Scale Jupiter II Model