Archive for the ‘Television Movies’ Category

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.

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

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

Ernest Borgnine 1917-2012

9th July 2012

Ernest Borgnine, star of The Poseidon Adventure, Fire, When Time Ran Out, and Alice in Wonderland has passed away 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.

BBC Tribute

Los Angeles Times

Time Entertainment

Warren Stevens Tributes

3rd April 2012

Prominent Irwin Allen television guest, Warren Stevens, has sadly passed away at the age of 92 (27th March 2012). He guest starred Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, The Time Tunnel and Land of the Giants, as well as The Return of Captain Nemo.  Unusually, we’ve struggled to find any obituaries in the mainstream British media.  Here are some tributes in the US press:

The Hollywood Reporter

New York Times Tribute

Washington Times

Variety Tribute

LA Times

Who Played The President?

16th November 2011

We’re having great fun trying to put names to faces for all of the non-credited performers in the Irwin Allen’s productions.  What a challenging task.  Does anyone recognize the man playing the President of the United States in The Return of Captain Nemo?

Irwin Allen Competition

4th November 2011

IANN is running a new Irwin Allen competition. Competition closes on 10th November 2011:

Click here for details on how to enter the Irwin Allen Competition

First Prize: UK DVD for Season Two of Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea

Second Prize: Promotional Time Tunnel T Shirt (size XL)

Third Prize: 8 Irwin Allen movie photos including 2 from Towering Inferno, 2 from The Swarm, 2 from When Time Ran Out, 1 from The Story of Mankind (of Chico Marx) and 1 from The Big Circus

Fourth Prize: Fan produced Giants patch, 2 Giants photos, 1960’s Stefan Arngrim photo, and a Stefan Arngrim postcard from his appearance in Switch

Fifth Prize: British 1998 Lost in Space postcard, Colour 10×8 of Mark and Marta, and 3 small photos

Sixth Prize: Original publicity photo from The Night the Bridge Fell Down and Alice in Wonderland, plus a 10×8 of Desi Arnaz Jr. (star of The Night the Bridge Fell Down)

James MacArthur

29th October 2010

We have just heard the very sad news that James MacArthur (The Night the Bridge Fell Down) died earlier today at the age of 72.  Best known for his role of Danny “Danno” Williams in Hawaii-5-0, Irwin Allen fans will also have enjoyed his work in the two part television movie The Night the Bridge Fell Down.

BBC Tribute

ABC News

Latest on Night The Bridge Fell Down DVD

30th July 2010

The good news is that Warner Bros. have been working hard to get the fault sorted out on the Night The Bridge Fell Down DVD.  A lot of fans are now receiving working replacements.

If you still get a faulty DVD, contact the company you bought it from and ask for a working replacement.  Warner Bros. customer services have been very helpful so we recommend buying directly from them or other reliable retailers such as Amazon who have a good reputation for customer service.

Good news on Night the Bridge Fell Down DVD

1st July 2010

We have received confirmation that fans are starting to receive working versions of The Night the Bridge Fell Down DVD from the Warner Bros Online Store.

If you bought a faulty copy from the Warner Bros store, we would recommend contacting them directly with your order number and ask how to obtain a replacement.

If buying this DVD from any other outlets, we do advise that you first check that they are shipping working versions and not left-over faulty DVDs.

Important Note

We strongly recommend checking any replacement DVDs on arrival (check gets past 84 minutes into the second DVD), as some faulty copies are still being sent out by Warners.  It’s possible that old and new stock are getting mixed up.