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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.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

In Loving Memory - Robert Dowdell - "Chip Morton"

A very, very sad start to the new year with the passing on Tuesday 23rd January 2018 of one of the most popular stars of Irwin Allen's television productions, Robert Dowdell, who was best known for his role of Lt. Commander Chip Morton in Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea. Much loved around the globe, Chip was often the straight guy to several other comedic characters in the show, and he played the role superbly.

Irwin Allen also featured Robert in two of his made for television movies, City Beneath the Sea (1971) and Outrage (1986). He will be sorely missed by his legion of fans and will live on through his work and the love that engendered. Our thoughts at this time are with all of his family, friends, and fans.

Lost in Space – Penny Robinson with 3rd season outfit & Debbie the Bloop

Lost in Space – Penny  Robinson with 3rd season outfit & Debbie the Bloop

1/6th scale action figure

Pre-orders till March 31 2018
Shipping - July 2018

Penny Robinson, the middle child of the Robinson clan at the age 13, has an
IQ of 147  with an interest in zoology and a love for animals and classical music.

Officially Authorized Likeness
Phicen jointed female 1:6 Body
3rd season outfit
Pair of green boots
Plugged hair

3rd season laser pistol holster 
hair band
Specialty Packaging
Figure Stand

1/6 scale Debbie/Bloop space creature

 Retails:  $189.99 (Very Limited)

Winston I. Dunlop II

Executive Replicas

Sunday, December 03, 2017

Lost in Space: The Complete John Williams Collection - Exclusive Vinyl Box Set

Danger, Will Robinson, Danger!

We didn't know we could love John Williams more. But in doing research for this vinyl box set, we discovered he was drafted and spent three years in the Air Force, conducting and arranging music for the U.S. Air Force Band. His jazz piano name was "Little Johnny Love" Williams. He played in Henry Mancini's band, and he played the piano riff we all know and love on the theme from Peter Gunn.

For his work on Lost in Space, he was credited as Johnny Williams. Spacelab9 has collected almost 3 hours of music from four different episodes of Lost in Space onto these gorgeous vinyl pressings in shades of purple, blue, green, and orange to match the aesthetic of the show. Dust off the record player and travel back in time with us!

Product Specifications
•Lost in Space: The Complete John Williams Collection - Exclusive Vinyl Box Set
•Officially-licensed Lost in Space merchandise
•A ThinkGeek exclusive from our friends at Spacelab9
•2 hours and 36 minutes of music from the classic show
•Discs are shades of purple, blue, green, and orange to match the aesthetic of the show
•Sleeves feature photos from the show and notes about the episodes featured


Disc 1 - The Reluctant Stowaway [Total Time: 39:04]


1. Main Title Theme (Season One and Two)
2. Smith’s Entrance (2:28)
3. Judo Chop (1:43)
4. On the Pad (0:46)
5. The Good Doctor (1:13)
6. Preparations (1:12)
7. Final Countdown (4:07)
8. Escape Velocity / Robot Control (3:35)
9. Meteor Storm (3:11)
10. Defrosting / Log Book (2:04)


11. Weightless Waltz (3:23)
12. Bumper (Season One and Two)*
13. Robot Play-on / Doctor & Boy (2:17)
14. The Monster Rebels (3:30)
15. Message for President (0:53)
16. A Walk in Space / To Be Continued (6:47)

Bonus Track:
17. End Title Theme (Season One and Two)

Disc 2 - Island in the Sky [Total Time: 39:02]


18. Strange Planet / Suiting Up (2:49)
19. John’s Descent / John’s Fall (2:44)
20. Rescue Orbit / Helmet it / Group Play-On (2:27)
21. Stranglehold (3:12)
22. The Landing (3:14)
23. Lil Will and the Robot (1:31)
24. Search for John (4:14)


25. Monkey’s Doo (4:54)
26. Operation Rescue / Personal Chauffeur (1:40)
27. Tractor Play-On / Electric Sagebrush (1:05)
28. Watch & Learn / Keeping House (2:54)
29. The Bad Doctor / Will is Threatened (1:58)

Bonus Tracks:
+ Library Cues from The Reluctant Stowaway **
30. Smith’s Entrance (2:48)
31. Meteor Storm (2:40)
32. End Title Theme (Alternate Version) (Season One and Two)
Disc 3 - The Hungry Sea [Total Time: 38:35]


33. The Earthquake (2:46)
34. Chariot Titles (1:07)
35. Temperature Dropping / Nature’s Display / Fahrenheit A Go-Go (2:19)
36. The Chariot Continues (1:12)
37. Boring Company (2:13)
38. I, Messenger (1:41)
39. Don’s Ray (0:22)
40. Space Bridge / John’s Temper (2:33)
41. Warming Rays / Sun Storm (3:02)
42. Morning After (3:14)


43. The Inland Sea (2:17)
44. Land Ho / Kids Play-Off / Space Play-On (2:38)
45. Strange Visitor (1:14)
46. Home Sweet Home (1:24)

Bonus Tracks:
+ Library Cues from The Reluctant Stowaway and The Hungry Sea **
47. Earthquake (3:03)
48. Strange Visitor (To Be Continued) (0:50)
49. The Monster Rebels (3:42)
50. To Be Continued (3:07)

Disc 4 - My Friend, Mr. Nobody [Total Time: 39:33]


51. Wonderland Discovery (3:00)
52. Hair Style Book (0:28)
53. Penny’s Friend (2:04)
54. Diamonds / Smith and Penny / Diamond Play-Off (1:51)
55. Penny’s Cave (2:00)
56. To the Cave (1:07)
57. Gathering Wild Flowers (2:27)
58. Moving Rocks / Mother and Daughter (2:09)
59. Penny’s Problem (4:15)


60. Storm Coming Up (1:33)
61. A New Galaxy (2:29)

Bonus Tracks:
+ Library Cues from the Reluctant Stowaway **
62. Final Countdown (4:45)
63. Escape Velocity/Robot Control (3:35)
64. Defrosting (2:05)
65. Weightless Waltz (3:36)
66. Season Three Main Title Theme
67. Season Three Bumper
68. Season Three End Title Theme

*  Composed by Richard LaSalle
** Composed by John Williams and Conducted by Lionel Newman 

Retails:  $100.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Time Tunnel Blu-Ray

Complete Blu-Ray collection of the 1960's sci-fi adventure show, about two scientists, Doug Phillips and Tony Newman, who become trapped in time after testing a new invention. The episodes comprise: 'Rendezvous with Yesterday', 'One Way to the Moon', 'End of the World', 'The Day the Sky Fell in', 'The Last Patrol', 'The Crack of Doom', 'Revenge of the Gods', 'Massacre', 'Devil's Island', 'Reign of Terror', 'Secret Weapon', 'The Death Trap', 'The Alamo', 'Night of the Long Knives', 'Invasion', 'The Revenge of Robin Hood', 'Kill Two By Two', 'Visitors from Beyond the Stars', 'The Ghost of Nero', 'The Walls of Jericho', 'Idol of Death', 'Billy the Kid', 'Pirates of Deadman's Island', 'Chase Through Time', 'The Death Merchant', 'Attack of the Barbarians', 'Merlin the Magician', 'The Kidnappers', 'Raiders from Outer Space' and 'Town of Terror'.

Director: Sobey Martin
Writer: Irwin Allen
Starring: James Darren, Robert Colbert, Whit Bissell, John Zaremba, Lee Meriwether

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!