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.”

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Don Marshall

1st November 2016

Don Marshall in Land of the Giants

We learned today via Celeste Yarnall of the very sad news that actor Don Marshall passed away on Sunday evening at Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles.  Don had been due to attend a Land of the Giants reunion at Campbell Con over the weekend, but had to pull out due to a serious health issue, and this sudden news has been very shocking for fans around the world.  We will pay tribute in the coming hours and days on the IANN Giants page and Giants Log site.

Don Marshall in Land of the Giants

Don Marshall at the 2011 recording of the Land of the Giants commentary for the British DVD release (photo courtesy of Stefan Arngrim)

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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

Something BIG is coming to HORROR!

12th September 2016

Land of the Giants on the UK Horror Channel

Land of the Giants is back in the UK on the Horror Channel on weekdays at 12 pm and 8pm starting on 19th September 2016 (Freeview 70, Sky 319, Virgin 149, Freesat 138).  Keep an eye on the UK Horror Channel as they are showing the trailer for Irwin Allen’s Land of the Giants during programme intervals.

Horror Channel Trailer

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).

Irwin Allen’s Lost in Space

7th September 2016

Irwin Allen's Lost in Space by Marc Cushman

Available now is the first of two volumes by Marc Cushman recording the history of Irwin Allen’s Lost in Space. Reaching nearly 700 pages, this first volume covers the making of the first season of Lost in Space and features many notes from Lost in Space production papers, never seen before photos, and old and new interviews with those involved in the show. Reading through the chapters will give you a greater understanding on how television classics like this were produced.

This will be the ultimate reference source for anyone studying the series.

Marc Cushman has also written a three volume series of books researching Star Trek.

The book is available direct from the publishers Jacobs Brown Press or on Amazon.com.

Rare Land of the Giants Topps Auctions

14th July 2016

There’s still time to bid on two rare Land of the Giants Topps items at Hakes.com, an uncut display box sheet and an original film positive for card #49:

Topps Land of the Giants Uncut Display Box Sheet

Topps Land of the Giants Uncut Display Box Sheet

Topps Land of the Giants Front Film Positive #49

Olivia de Havilland celebrates her 100th birthday

1st July 2016

Olivia de Havilland in The Swarm

Actress Olivia de Havilland (star of Irwin Allen’s The Swarm) celebrates her 100th birthday, today 1st July 2016.

Daily Mail – Timelessly Elegant at 100

The Guardian – Happy birthday Olivia de Havilland!

The Independent – Olivia de Havilland turns 100

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Commemorating Irwin Allen’s 100th Birthday

12th June 2016

Commemorating Irwin Allen's 100th Birthday

12th June 2016 marks the 100th birthday of Irwin Allen, the “Master of Disaster”, and all round king of science fiction and movie making. It’s amazing to think that he was already in his fifties when busy making his quartet of science fiction shows in the mid to late sixties and this shows us all how much can be achieved even in our later years. He has inspired many movie makers who followed in the decades since, and his name and productions are often referred to and compared with when critiquing current day producers’ work. That influence shows no sign of abating as we commemorate Irwin Allen’s 100th birthday. We are working on a number of projects in the coming months and years to help keep his body of work in the public eye well into his second hundred years and beyond. Your input to these projects is a vital and a most welcome contribution to ensuring his legacy for the future. Please feel free to share your Irwin Allen creations, collections, and research any time via our contact page.

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Profiles in History Hollywood Auction 74

30th September 2015

Profiles in History Hollywood Auction 74

Several Irwin Allen related items including Lost in Space and Land of the Giants costumes are up for auction in the Profiles in History Hollywood Auction 74 (30 September and 1 October 2015).