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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Lost in Space Encylopedia 3


Now available! The book that informed, educated, and excited Lost in Space fans is back, in a new revised DVD ROM edition! Now 592 pages long, this book is certain to become a collector's item, as have previous books in the series.

New content this edition:

Expanded coverage of toys, books, comic books and more!

Expanded and updated biographies and Lost in Space: A-Z sections.
-What Might Have Been: see what different versions of Lost in Space scripts would have been like! See how different from the Jupiter-2 the Gemini-12 was originally!

Extensive coverage of fan made full size Jupiter-2 sets, a full size working Chariot, and more!

We Found Priplanus!: A trip to the Trona Pinnaces (where a lot of the early Lost in Space episodes were filmed), along with photos and maps!

All of this and more (including a new color photo section) in a special DVD ROM edition for only $19.95. This DVD ROM can be played on any computer that can run web browsers.


Lost in Space prototypes figures by Lego toys in the works!



Lost in Space prototypes figures by Lego toys in the works! There's even talk that a Space Pod and Jupiter-2 might complete the set?
 


Special thanks to Chris Krieg on this update!!

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Adam West Memory

Actor Adam West, famous for his straight-faced portrayal of the Caped Crusader in the 1960's “Batman” TV series, has died at 88, his family said Saturday on social media.

West died Friday night “after a short but brave battle with leukemia,” the family statement on Facebook said.

“It’s with great sadness that we are sharing this news,” the family said. “He was a beloved father, husband, grandfather, and great-grandfather. There are no words to describe how much we’ll miss him.”

West played the superhero straight for kids and funny for adults. He initially chaffed at being typecast after “Batman” went off the air after three seasons, but in later years admitted he was pleased to have had a role in kicking off a big-budget film franchise by showing the character’s wide appeal.

I'm delighted because my character became iconic and has opened a lot of doors in other ways, too,” he told The Associated Press in 2014.

“He was bright, witty and fun to work with,” Julie Newmar, who played Catwoman to West’s Batman, said in a statement Saturday.

“I will miss him in the physical world and savor him always in the world of imagination and creativity.”

Born William West Anderson in Walla Walla, Washington, he moved to Seattle at age 15 with his mother after his parents divorced.

He graduated from Whitman College, a private liberal arts school, in Walla Walla.

After serving in the Army, he went to Hollywood and changed his name to Adam West, and began appearing on a number of television series, including “Bonanza,” “Perry Mason” and “Bewitched.”

In April 2012, West received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Most recently he did the voice of nutty Mayor Adam West in the long-running “Family Guy” series. And in February 2016, West made an appearance on the CBS sitcom “The Big Bang Theory’s” 200th episode, which marked the 50th anniversary of “Batman.”

West was married three times, and had six children. He had homes in Los Angeles and Palm Springs, but he and his wife, Marcelle, spent most of their time at their ranch near Sun Valley, Idaho.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Amazing Figure Modeler Magazine #63


This issue, it’s all about the “Bots” as AFM ratchets things up by giving you a component-by-component look at your favorite metallic model monstrosities from the silver screen and beyond. First up is an extensive build on everyone’s favorite nickel-plated nincompoop, Moebius Models’ B-9 Robot from Lost in Space. Next, get ready to make the rounds with Robby the Robot and his custom made ride, The Space Patrol Car. For all you Cowboys, beware of the steely-eyed glare of Creature Features’ Gunslinger from West World! The Mars Attacks gang from Mantic Games is set to invade as a mini-scaled diorama and the classic Rock 'Em, Sock 'em Robots enter the ring for one final showdown! Deckard from Blade Runner gets all lit up again, and Kröte Series 9 Panzer Aufklarungs T.W. 47 goes off to war. We profile styrene giant Atlantis Models, and finally we’ve got not one, but two articles on the ‘70s Cult Film Classic, Silent Running. First, it’s a full-on droid diorama drama with Huey, Louie and Dewey; then as an extra treat, we’ll give you an exclusive interview with Cheryl Sparks, the talented performer who acted as Huey, Drone Number 2. Make no mistake, we are gonna crush, kill and destroy this issue with more models, reviews and stunning photography all laid out in the colorful pages of America’s one and only figure kit magazine, Amazing Figure Modeler!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Irwin Allen’s Lost in Space - The Biography of a Classic Sci-Fi Series, Volume 3

 Irwin Allen’s Lost in Space
  The Biography of a Classic Sci-Fi Series, Volume 3

Written by Marc Cushman
 Forewords by Mark Goddard and Marta Kristen
 Edited by Mark Alfred

Soft Cover - Ship date: February 9th 2017

Lost in Space was the first prime time weekly television series to take viewers into outer space’s strange new alien worlds – something the networks believed impossible on a TV budget and schedule. In this exciting new book series, you are whisked back in time to the production offices, writers’ conferences, and sound stages for the making of this iconic series.  Included are hundreds of memos between creator/producer Irwin Allen and his staff; production schedules; budgets; fan letters; more than 500 rare behind-the-scene images in each volume; and the TV ratings for every episode.

In Volume 1, author Marc Cushman documented Irwin Allen's early career – a true rags-to-riches story, as Allen ventured from a humble beginning in the Bronx to his later incarnations in Hollywood as an entertainment journalist, radio and television host, and a literary agent – all before becoming a successful motion picture producer and director. After winning an Academy Award in 1954, Allen entered the fantasy genre with films such as The Lost World and Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea.  He then rolled the dice again with a move into television, creating and producing Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea for the fall of 1964 and, one year later, Lost in Space.

In Volume 2, the story continues with Lost in Space's second season and a switch to color. But it has a tough new rival in space – NBC-TV's Star Trek. On Wednesday nights opposite Space, the red-hot Batman provides formidable competition in the ratings game. Paradoxically, CBS seems intent on sabotaging Allen, pressuring him to make the series more cheaply and change it from science fiction, action/adventure to camp/fantasy.

In Volume 3, the story continues. The ratings continue to be strong, and many of the episodes are returning to the 'serious' format of the early first season. An order is placed by the network for a fourth season, and scripts are being written ... but that fourth year would never be realized.

Now, after nearly 50 years, the reasons for the sudden end of this iconic series that pre-dated Star Trek are revealed. But there is much more. Travel along with the Robinson family -- the stars of Lost in Space who truly had become as a family to one another -- through the reunions, the conventions, the efforts by Irwin Allen to make a big-screen big-budget feature film with his stars, then a pilot for CBS, then one for NBC, and, finally, on the doorsteps of the new Netflix series due in early 2018.

This story didn't end in 1968 when the original series went out of production. The space Family Robinson did make it home, and they are here to tell you their story.

Remarkably, the most dangerous monsters of Lost in Space lurked behind the scenes … and wore business suits.

The story of the making of the classic Lost in Space is rich with conflict, drama and surprises. And now you can be there to see it unfold.

http://www.marccushman.com/books.html

Retails:  $39.95

Sunday, January 08, 2017

LIS American Gothic Press Issue #6


Final issue! Sentenced to have their heads chopped off, Will, Penny, Doctor Smith, and the Robot either have to find a way out of the Queen of Hearts' dungeon or a way out of the dimension all together - and the key to the latter might be a few words contained in a silly rhyme. But will it get them out in time?

(*) American Gothis Press did a fantastic job on these 6 issues!  If you haven't gotten these get them before there gone!!!


Sunday, September 18, 2016

New Lost in Space Comic Book Issue #04



AMERICAN GOTHIC PRESS

(W) Carey Wilber, Holly Interlandi (A) Patrick McEvoy

The second unfilmed script from Irwin Allen's Lost in Space begins here: "Malice in Wonderland"! First series colorist Patrick McEvoy takes over full art duties in this adventure that begins when Will, Penny, Doctor Smith, and the Robot find themselves whisked away to a very different dimension... one with Mad Hatters, talking teapots, and a very angry Queen of Hearts.

Release Date:  September 14, 2016

Ron Gross Art "Your Wish is My Command"

Ron Gross:

I'm pleased to announce my latest LIS licensed poster offering, which emphasizes what I consider to have been the most dramatic scene from the episode "Wish Upon a Star." In an earlier post I mentioned that there would be another, less obvious alien in this artwork. To find it, take a look at the swirling star pattern in the background and ask yourself the question, "what is pure cosmic force, what does it turn into?" The Penny character in the piece seems to have figured it out.

Available now "Your Wish is My Command" on http://www.outerportals.com/purchase.html, Art print measures 12x18"

Cost:  $15 + S&H.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Two new Lost in Space Books are now out!!!


First:

Mark Goddard, the author of To Space and Back, looks back fifty years to the three years he spent on Lost in Space. This book reveals the personal thoughts and memories of the author, Mark Goddard in relation to various aspects of the Jupiter-2, costuming and the cast. Thirty-one selected episodes of the series are written in a unique way by both the "real" Mark and his "reel" character, Don West. This book has been written especially with the loyal fans of Lost in Space in mind.

http://www.mark-goddard.com/
 
Second:

Incredible 696 pages Vol. One by Mark Cushman.  The most detail book ever done on the series from the show. Lost in Space first season 1965-66 each episode from start to finish with person notes, changes, re-writes, comments from the actors, and personal notes from writers and Irwin Allen.  Even a few new rare photos never seen before.  Mr. Cushman is already in the works for Vol. two so support his efforts by buying this true gem of a book!!!