Archive for the ‘Time Tunnel’ Category

Rodger E. Maus

19th April 2017

We have learned the very sad news that Emmy award winning and Oscar nominated Art Director and Production Designer Rodger E. Maus, who worked for many of Irwin Allen’s productions, passed away last month (16th March 2017) at the age of 84. You only have to browse around our site to see the results of his work, be it the design of the Lost in Space Space Pod or the sub-orbital spaceship, the Spindrift, from Land of the Giants.
Rodger E. Maus Space Pod and Spindrift blueprints

We were honoured to meet with Rodger Maus in 1992 in Los Angeles and he was a charming gentleman. Below is a photograph of Rodger reading our Land of the Giants 25th Anniversary Special.

Rodger E. Maus in 1992

Rodger Ernest Maus Obituary

Lawrence Montaigne

29th March 2017

Lawrence Montaigne in City Beneath the Sea Presentation reel

Lawrence Montaigne, a guest in several Irwin Allen TV episodes, passed away on 17th March 2017 at the age of 86. Irwin Allen fans will know him from The Time Tunnel episodes Massacre (as Yellow Elk, 1966) and Idol of Death (as Captain Alvarado, 1967) as well as Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea episode Man-Beast (as Dr. Braddock, 1968) . He also appeared as Dr. Aquila in the City Beneath the Sea presentation reel in 1969. We understand that he has recently been working on revising his autobiography for Jacobs Brown Press based upon his book “A Vulcan Odyssey.”

Hollywood Reporter Obituary

Red Eye Sci-Fi from MeTV

12th September 2016

Land of the Giants, The Time Tunnel, Lost in Space, and Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea are all now being broadcast on US television after midnight on Sunday mornings on the MeTV network. Enjoy the MeTV trailer above.

MeTV Red Eye Sci-Fi

MeTV Land of the Giants

MeTV The Time Tunnel

MeTV Lost in Space

MeTV Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea

Happy 50th to The Time Tunnel

9th September 2016

Irwin Allen's The Time Tunnel 50th Anniversary

Happy 50th Birthday to The Time Tunnel and to all who have travelled through time with us this past 50 years. On Friday 9th September 2016, The Time Tunnel celebrates the 50th Anniversary of its first broadcast in the US on Friday 9th September 1966. Above are the original US TV Guide clippings for the premiere. Time hasn’t weakened the popularity of this series as evidenced by the continued interest amongst fans, collectors, authors, and time travellers! The influence of The Time Tunnel is far reaching as many night clubs, events, movies and tv shows take inspiration from the theme and design of the Time Tunnel for their stories, logos and backdrops. In the UK, The Time Tunnel first aired on the BBC on 9th July 1968, and only had a partial run before being shown in a few ITV regions in the 1970s and then experienced a rebirth over 22 years later on late night television (ITV).

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

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

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.

Robert Colbert Gallery at The Stu Show

11th October 2012

Stu Show – Robert Colbert Photo Gallery

Robert Colbert Radio Interview

4th October 2012

Robert Colbert, star of The Time Tunnel and City Beneath the Sea, and guest star on Land of the Giants (Sabotage), appears on Stu Shostak’s radio show on 10th October 2012 at 4pm PT (Midnight UK). The interview will also be available for download shortly afterwards.

If you would like to ask Robert Colbert any questions about his career and The Time Tunnel, there is an email link on the main IANN Time Tunnel page to send questions to the Stu Show.  Stu will try and include as many of your questions as possible in the interview.