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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!!!



Sunday, May 08, 2016

Lost In Space B-9 Robot Antimatter Electronic Action Figure

Warning, warning! Diamond Select Toys has taken their 10-inch rendition of B-9, the friendly helper robot from Lost in Space, and transported it to another dimension! This Anti-Matter version features a fresh paint scheme, as seen in the episode "The Anti-Matter Man," and features lights and sounds taken straight from the classic sci-fi TV show. Lights on his head and chest blink constantly while B-9 is on, and additional lights and "anti-matter" dialogue are triggered with the push of a button. Quotes include, "This is the opposite world," "So you're the goody-goody one," and I" don't need help from you, punk - get lost!" You can also manually raise and lower his head, open and close his claws, extend his arms and turn his torso to the left and right. He even has wheels so you can roll him around! Comes packaged in full-color window box with try-me feature.


You can pre-order him for $39.99 at Entertainment Earth.

Sunday, May 01, 2016

LiS Comic Book Issue #02


Written by Holly Interlandi and Carey Wilber. Art by Kostas Pantoulas. Season Four continues with the lost scripts of Carey Wilber! In Part 2 of 'The Curious Galactics', John Robinson, Will Robinson, and Major Don West are being maneuvered like bugs in a glass jar, finding obstacle after obstacle in their attempt to get back to Jupiter Two - and the culprits, a couple of nosy aliens, are about to throw something really dangerous at them!