Archive for the ‘News’ 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.

Alex Karras

10th October 2012

Alex Karras, former American footballer and actor, died at the age of 77 on 10th October 2012. Alex Karras starred as Tiny Baker in Irwin Allen’s volcanic movie When Time Ran Out.

New York Times

Daily Mail

Los Angeles Times

Huffington Post

June DVDs Press Release

27th April 2011

Just in from Revelation Films is the following press release for the UK Season Two DVDs for both Land of the Giants and Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea.

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

Thor Arngrim – Nov. 25th 1928 – Dec. 16th 2009

18th December 2009

Message from Stefan Arngrim:

Thor Arngrim

Thor Arngrim – Nov. 25th 1928 – Dec. 16th 2009 – thank you all for your prayers and support – contributions in memoriam of my father to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research would be greatly appreciated (and needed) – thank you – Stefan Arngrim.

Time Travel in the News

14th October 2009

There is an interesting and bizarre discussion on the Large Hadron Collider in Cern, Switzerland in the Daily Telegraph today.

Daily Telegraph article

Makes us wonder if the Large Hadron Collider isn’t really a top secret underground Time Tunnel!

Irwin Allen Gallery

5th September 2009

We have been setting up a new structured and searchable Irwin Allen Gallery with lots of different bits and pieces on anything and everything related to the Irwin Allen productions.  We will need everyone’s help to make this as comprehensive as possible.  If you would like to help, please contact us via the Email link on the IANN Contact Page.
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Follow Irwin Allen News on Twitter

27th August 2009

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