Archive for the ‘Land of the Giants’ 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.

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

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.

New Year Irwin Allen Competion

2nd January 2013

IANN UK Pal DVD Competition

To celebrate the holiday season, we are offering two DVD box sets, in UK Pal format, as first and second prizes in a competition open to UK residents. For details on how to enter, please visit the IANN Competition Page.

John Williams at Lincoln Party

31st December 2012

Deanna Lund recently met up with composer John Williams at a party for the new movie Lincoln for which John has composed the music. Nearly half a century ago, John Williams composed themes for several Irwin Allen productions including Land of the Giants. Deanna and Carol have kindly sent this beautiful photograph for us to share with you.

Stefan Arngrim interview with SFX

2nd September 2012

Stefan Arngrim discusses Land of the Giants and Irwin Allen in a new interview with the British SFX magazine website:

Stefan Arngrim Interview with SFX

New Sendit.Com DVD Competition

17th May 2012

Sendit.com are running a new Irwin Allen DVD competition for UK residents with a bumper DVD prize including the Land of the Giants, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea and Time Tunnel Complete DVD box sets plus a Time Tunnel T Shirt and a signed Land of the Giants poster.

Competition is now closed.

Take a Tour of the Spindrift

5th May 2012

Kyle Allen takes us on an out-of-this-world tour of the Land of the Giants sub-orbital spaceship, The Spindrift.

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