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Thursday, May 16, 2019

THE FANTASY WORLDS OF IRWIN ALLEN By Jeff Bond

THE FANTASY WORLDS OF IRWIN ALLEN
By Jeff Bond
Foreword by Bill Mumy


Creature Features, in association with Synthesis Entertainment and Legendary Pictures, presents THE FANTASY WORLDS OF IRWIN ALLEN, the definitive coffee table book more than two and a half years in the making!

This deluxe 600+ page limited edition hardback is the first and only book of its kind to take a visual journey through the mind and career of legendary producer Irwin Allen, the "Master of Disaster" the man behind some of the most popular television programs of the 1960s and the visionary who invented the special effects movie blockbuster format with his 1970s hits THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE and THE TOWERING INFERNO.

Authored by Jeff Bond with the full participation and cooperation of the Irwin Allen Estate, THE FANTASY WORLDS OF IRWIN ALLEN follows the ambitious icon from his early days as a Hollywood agent and radio personality to his lengthy stint at 20th Century Fox, where he produced movies such as THE LOST WORLD and FIVE WEEKS IN A BALLOON and the popular television shows VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA, LOST IN SPACE, THE TIME TUNNEL, and LAND OF THE GIANTS.

Allen employed the studio’s sprawling lot and soundstages, its library of movie footage, costumes and props, and its veteran special effects craftsmen to bring vivid color and movie-quality action, miniature effects and visuals to television viewers accustomed to low-budget, black and white programming. Allen’s flare for action and visual punch gave audiences some of the 1960s most popular and iconic figures: Admiral Nelson and Captain Crane of VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA; the LOST IN SPACE Robot and Jonathan Harris’ nefarious Dr. Zachary Smith; Will Robinson and the Robinson family of space travelers; the pop art kaleidoscope of THE TIME TUNNEL; the Jupiter 2, the Seaview, the Flying Sub, the Spindrift.

Before George Lucas and Steven Spielberg, Irwin Allen broke box office records with two of the biggest movie blockbusters of all time: THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE and THE TOWERING INFERNO. Wooed to Warner Bros. at the height of his power with the offer of a building named in his honor and one of the most generous studio contracts ever given a producer, Allen faced his biggest challenge: topping himself with THE SWARM, BEYOND THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE, WHEN TIME RAN OUT, and a series of ambitious projects for television.

Illustrated with more than 2,000 images including concept and production artwork, storyboards, blueprints, design sketches, miniatures and behind-the-scenes photographs, many of them never before published, THE FANTASY WORLDS OF IRWIN ALLEN is the ultimate guide to Allen’s famous productions, from his documentaries THE SEA AROUND US and THE ANIMAL WORLD to his spectacular TV-movie CITY BENEATH THE SEA, plus fascinating unproduced projects, all explored in detail for the first time.

This hardbound masterwork will be offered in a standard edition of 1000 copies, and a double-signed edition of 250 copies autographed by author Jeff Bond and actor Bill Mumy, who penned the foreword.

Pre-orders begin on a first come, first served basis on Friday, April 19th at 12 noon Pacific Standard Time.

STANDARD EDITION:
https://creaturefeatures.com/shop/books/the-fantasy-worlds-of-irwin-allen/

SIGNED EDITION:
https://creaturefeatures.com/shop/books/the-fantasy-worlds-of-irwin-allen-signed/

We expect the book to arrive at our door in mid-July, though shipping schedules are always subject to change.

PLEASE NOTE: Creature Features is the only authorized source for new copies of this book and will not be offering it through Amazon or any other retail sellers.

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Custom "3D" Display Case: The "LOST iN SPACE" CHARIOT (1/64th Scale)

Presented for your review is a brand new and fully assembled Custom "3D" Jewel Display Case for The "Lost in Space" Chariot  (1/64th Scale). This beautiful custom and hand crafted jewel display case is purposefully designed to display The Chariot, which many custom resin or die-cast modelers have created from popular die cast versions to fit AFX, Aurora T-Jet or Slim Line Chassis.  These resulting slot cars often sell for up to $300.  If maintained in near pristine condition over time, These "Lost in Space" Chariots will hold or even increase in value.  Here is your chance to proudly display, as well as, protect your prized collectible!



Retails:  $24.95

https://hacenterprise.com/

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Lost in Space – Judy Robinson with 3rd season outfit



Lost in Space – Judy  Robinson with 3rd season outfit  
1/6th scale action figure

Judy Robinson was the oldest child of the Robinson clan at the age of 19.  She heroically postponed a promising career in musical theater to assist her family on this historic mission. 

Officially Authorized Likeness

Phicen new jointed 1:6 Body

3rd season outfit
Pair of lavender boots
plugged hair
belt

Accessories:

3rd season laser pistol
holster 
2 sets of hands
Specialty Packaging
Figure Stand


(*) Pre-orders are due by February 2019

Retails:  $179.99

http://www.executivereplicas.com/






LIS DVD Widescreen

For those fans who wanted to own the series in 16:9 widescreen, now's your chance. It will be released on February 5th 2019.

Here's the cool box art!

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Giants 50th Anniversary Music CD


The exclusive, in-depth liner notes are by co-album producer Bond and the fantastical art design is by Mark Banning. Finally, the music of LAND OF THE GIANTS is here, for all to relive or to discover.

https://www.monstersinmotion.com/cart/soundtracks-on-cd-item-list-k-l-c-12_82/land-of-the-giants-50th-anniversary-soundtrack-4cd-set-p-25877

Retails:  $59.99

Sunday, April 22, 2018

LIS Trading Cards


The sci-fi classic created by Irwin Allen returns with 2018 Rittenhouse Lost in Space Archives Series 1. Limited to just 200 total sets, each factory box contains three autographs and a sketch card.

This first Lost in Space set is part one of the premium release, with Series 2 planned for later in 2018. Boxes are priced at $199.99.

Rittenhouse Lost in Space Archives Series 1 Base / Inserts

Capturing all 85 episodes, the 2018 Rittenhouse Lost in Space Archives Series 1 checklist offers the first 43 Episode cards, while the remaining 42 base cards come in Series 2. The all-new artwork that celebrates each episode is from artist Juan Ortiz.

Rittenhouse Lost in Space Archives Series 1

Every box also offers Metal character cards. While a box only has four of the metal cards, those that purchase two sets are guaranteed the full eight-card set.


Rittenhouse Lost in Space Archives Series 1


Rittenhouse Lost in Space Archives Series 1 Autographs


Satisfying hit collectors, 2018 Rittenhouse Lost in Space Archives Series 1 delivers three autographs per factory set. That includes Inscription Autograph cards for both Bill Mumy (Will Robinson) and Marta Kristen (Judy Robinson). Added excitement comes from the different inscription choices for each signer.

Rittenhouse Lost in Space Archives Series 1

In addition, each box has one Character Art Autograph card for either Angela Cartwright (Penny Robinson) or June Lockhart (Dr. Maureen Robinson). And if you buy two sets, you get both. There is also an exclusive Triple Autograph provided with the purchase of two sets. The triple signature card features Bill Mumy, Marta Kristen and Angela Cartwright.

Sunday, April 08, 2018

New Lost in Space (Netflix April 13, 2018)

New Lost in Space (Netflix April 13, 2018)
Created by - Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless

Based on Lost in Space by - Irwin Allen


 Starring:

Toby Stephens
Molly Parker
Ignacio Serricchio
Taylor Russell
Maxwell Jenkins
Parker Posey
Mina Sundwall

Executive producer(s)

Matt Sazama
Burk Sharpless
Zack Estrin
Kevin Burns
Jon Jashni
Neil Marshall
Marc Helwig




Lost in Space is an upcoming American science fiction web television series based on the 1965 series of the same name, following the adventures of a family of pioneering space colonists whose spaceship veers off-course. It is written by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless and will consist of 10 episodes. The series is produced by Legendary Television, Synthesis Entertainment, and Applebox, with Zack Estrin serving as showrunner.

In the year 2046, the Robinson family and the spaceship Jupiter 2, one of several Jupiter ships, encounters a rip in spacetime and crashes on an unknown planet. Stranded light years from their intended destination, the Robinsons and other colonists marooned with them battle a strange new alien environment and their own personal demons as they attempt to leave the planet.

Cast and characters:

Toby Stephens as John Robinson, the expedition commander.

Molly Parker as Maureen Robinson, a fearless and brilliant aerospace engineer who makes the decision to bring her family to space for a chance at a new life on a better world.

Ignacio Serricchio as Don West, a roughneck smuggling luxury goods on the side who finds in the Robinsons the family he never thought he would find.

Taylor Russell as Judy Robinson, John and Maureen's eldest child.

Mina Sundwall as Penny Robinson, one of the Robinson children.

Maxwell Jenkins as Will Robinson, the youngest Robinson child.

Parker Posey as Dr. Smith

The Robot also appears in the series in a modified form.



Raza Jaffrey as Victor, a well groomed, educated and officious man with a sense of entitlement. Victor has been a career builder and politician from a young age. There is arrogance and impatience about him. All this masks the underlying fear that he'll one day be found out — that he isn’t quite good enough.

In October 2014, it was announced that Legendary Television was developing a new reboot of Lost in Space and had hired Dracula Untold screenwriting duo Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless to pen the new series. In November 2015, Netflix landed the project. On June 29, 2016, Netflix officially ordered a full 10 episode season of Lost in Space, with Zack Estrin as executive producer and showrunner. Sazama, Sharpless, Kevin Burns, Jon Jashni, Neil Marshall, and Marc Helwig also serve as executive producers.

"It’s a very clever, modern reworking of a great story. Lost In Space is Swiss Family Robinson in space, so it was a story that existed before Lost In Space. The fundamental story is that it’s a family that is lost in a difficult, life-threatening situation and how it challenges them and brings them closer together. That is essentially what the story of this is, it’s just the context is a lot more modern. It's a more modern take on the '60s version. If you look at it now, it's charming, but it seems so innocent. Whereas this is a version that is for our time. I’m hoping it will still have humour and humanity in it, but it has obviously gotta be for a modern audience."

Sunday, March 04, 2018

New Lost in Space Series (Netflix)


Netflix has given us the first look at Lost in Space, the modern-day reboot of Irwin Allen's classic 1965 sci-fi series, which follows the pioneering space-colonists Robinson family, who find themselves in unknown alien territory after their spaceship veers off-course in a space-time incident. Toby Stephens (Die Another Day) and Molly Parker (House of Cards) play the lead parents.

Created by writing duo Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless – their credits include Dracula Untold, The Last Witch Hunter, and Gods of Egypt – the first season of Lost in Space, a total of 10 episodes, will release on April 13, globally on Netflix. In a new marketing move, Netflix says it has already screened the pilot episode for astronauts aboard the International Space Station, earlier this month.
 

Set thirty years in an alternate future, where space colonisation is already a reality, the Robinson family is among those chosen to extend humanity beyond Earth. But as is necessary in any sci-fi drama, bad things immediately happen. Due to a rip in spacetime, they find themselves torn off course, and end up on an unknown planet light years away from their original destination.

Stephens plays John Robinson, father and expedition commander, while Parker is in the role of Maureen Robinson, mother and a "brilliant" aerospace engineer, who decides to take her entire family to space. That includes the three Robinson children: Judy (Taylor Russell), Penny (Mina Sundwall), and Will (Maxwell Jenkins).


They aren't alone on this journey, though. There are two outsiders along with the Robinsons, "who find themselves thrown together by circumstance and a mutual knack for deception". Here's the rest of the official description:

The unsettlingly charismatic Dr. Smith (Parker Posey) is a master manipulator with an inscrutable end game. And the roguish, but inadvertently charming Don West (Ignacio Serricchio) is a highly-skilled, blue collar contractor, who had no intention of joining the colony, let alone crash landing on a lost planet.



The famed The Robot from the original Lost in Space will return in a different form. We're guessing it's either an AI, or Raza Jaffrey (Code Black, Homeland) who plays a new character called Victor, who wasn't in the 60s series. According to a Netflix description given to Deadline last year, he's described as:

"Well groomed, educated and officious man with a sense of entitlement. Victor has been a career builder and politician from a young age. There is arrogance and impatience about him. All this masks the underlying fear that he'll one day be found out — that he isn’t quite good enough."


Zack Estrin, who wrote and produced multiple Prison Break episodes during its original run, serves as the showrunner. Neil Marshall, the director of the 2019 Hellboy reboot, in addition to Game of Thrones episodes, and the 2002 cult horror-comedy Dog Soldiers has directed several episodes. The show has been produced by Legendary Television, Synthesis Entertainment, and Applebox.

Lost in Space hits Netflix on April 13 2018.