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Irwin Allen Lost in Space, Time Tunnel on DVD this Oct/Nov

by on Mar.20, 2003, under General News

Dave Berry writes “This past week has been filled with very positive news about
`Lost in Space’ and Irwin Allen fandom. The Boston Globe on
Monday reported that fans can expect to see `Lost in Space’
return to the airways on the SciFi Channel in the near future”
Read More for the full (long!) story…


…”Going forward, Sci Fi will still offer daytime reruns of shows
such as ”Lost in Space,” ”The X-Files,” and ”Mystery Science
Theater 3000.” During prime time, the channel offers original
episodes of ”Stargate SG-1” (its top-rated show starring Richard
Dean Anderson), as well as acquired reality series such as ”Beyond
Belief: Fact or Fiction,” horror flicks, and action movies
like ”Raiders of the Lost Ark.”

Kevin Burns and Jon Jashni (Synthesis Entertainment) have been quiet
since last year. A run of dismal failures ABC rejected the Time
Tunnel pilot, NBC canceled the Lost in Space 2 hour Movie of the
Week ‘Journey Home’ after Jonathan Harris passed away in November, and
Fox shutting down production on ‘Firefly’ after the per episode budget
passed the two million dollar mark. SciFi Channel dropped Lost In
Space from their fare in 1999, fans both here and abroad hope this
is the long awaited revival to see their favorite shows back on the
air, as well as offered for sale on DVD.

Ray Dutczak’s http://lismemories.com web site posted this message
from producer Kevin Burns this morning :

“The release date of Season One “Lost In Space”, and the “Time
Tunnel” on DVD is currently set for October/November of this year. I
am helping Fox with gathering “extras” and photos, etc. Bill Mumy is
on board, too. Budget is tight, so project isn’t quite as
comprehensive as we would have liked, but anything that puts the
episodes on DVD is exciting. If Season One (Lost in Space) sells
well (20,000 units or more) Fox will do Season Two, etc.”

“Jon (Jashni) and I are currently negotiating with Fox to
produce a BIG budget theatrical remake of “Voyage to the Bottom of
the Sea.” We’re going to be developing the script this summer if
all goes well. The NBC Lost in Space TV movie-of-the-week is still
in “limbo” following Jonathan’s (Harris) death, but we’re not giving
up on it.”

Regards,
Kevin Burns

No further details are available yet on the contents of the first
DVD release we can only hope Fox Home Entertainment handles the
distribution and not force the fans to join Columbia House Clubs to
purchase the DVDs. Many fans currently are in still in limbo after
joining the Columbia House Club to obtain the release of `Land of
the Giants’ on DVD some got letters saying the LOTG videos and
DVDs were not available others are watching them trickle in at the
rate of one per month, others have had great difficulty leaving the
Columbia House Club subscription program after they had been
notified that the LOTG material was no longer available.

After news of the bad experiences that Irwin Allen fans had
encountered with Columbia House reached Kevin Burns last year, he
had expressed interest in talking with Fox Video to try and have them
release the IA DVD shows instead of Columbia House.

L.I.S.A. (Lost in Space Australia) members and all the Irwin Allen
fans in the UK and New Zealand will now have to hold
their breath to see if Fox will produce a PAL version of the DVDs for
their regions.

When Fox Home Video in Australia released the entire LIS series on
PAL video there during the 1990’s, and also the New Line Cinema
“Lost In Space” movie, as well as the “Lost In Space
Forever”
Kevin Burns’ produced documentary, they had a runaway success
with huge sales which topped the Fox video releases for that time
period.

The first season DVD of Lost in Space would include both the unaired
pilot `No Place to Hide’ along with the following 29 episodes:

#1 RELUCTANT STOWAWAY
Airdate: 9/15/65
Writer: Shimon Wincelberg
Director: Tony Leader
Music: Ricard Lasalle & Herman Stein

#2 THE DERELICT
Air Date: 9/22/65
Writer: Peter Packer
Director: Alex Singer
Music: Richard LaSalle & Herman Stein

#3 ISLAND IN THE SKY
Airdate:: 9/29/65
Writer: Norman Lessing
Director: Tony leader
Music: Richard LaSalle & Herman Stein

#4 THERE WERE GIANTS IN THE EARTH
Airdate: 10/6/65
Writer: Carey Wilbur
Director: Leo Penn
Music: Herman Stein

#5 THE HUNGRY SEA
Airdate: 10/13/65
Writer: William Welch
Director: Sobey Martin

#6 WELCOME STRANGER
Airdate: 10/20/65
Writer: Peter Packer
Director: Alvin Ganzer
Music: Herman Stein

#7 MY FRIEND MR. NOBODY
Airdate: 10/27/65
Writer: Jackson Gillis
Director: Paul Stanley

#8 INVADERS FROM THE FIFTH DIMENSION
Airdate: 11/3/65
Writer: Shimon Wincelberg
Director: Leonard Horn

#9 THE OASIS
Airdate: 11/10/65 Writer: Peter Packer
Director: Sutton Roley

#10 THE SKY IS FALLING
Airdate: 11/17/65
Writer: Barney Slater & Herman Groves
Director: Sobey Martin

#11 WISH UPON A STAR
Airdate: 11/24/65
Writer: Barney Slater
Director: Suton Roley

#12 THE RAFT
Airdate: 12/1/65
Writer: Peter Packer
Director: Sobey Martin

#13 ONE OF OUR DOGS IS MISSING
Airdate: 12/8/65
Writer: William Welch
Director: Sutton Roley

#14 ATTACK OF THE MONSTER PLANTS
Airdate: 12/15/65
Writer: William Read Woodfield & Allan Balter
Director: Justus Addiss

#15 RETURN FROM OUTER SPACE
Airdate: 12/29/65
Writer: Peter Packer
Director: Nathan Juran

#16 THE KEEPER, PART ONE
Airdate:1/12/66
Writer: Barney Slater
Director: Harry Harris

#17 THE KEEPER, PART TWO
Airdate: 1/19/66
Writer: Barney Slater
Director: Harry Harris

#18 THE SKY PIRATE
Airdate: 1/26/66
Writer: Carey Martin
Director: Dobey Martin

#19 GHOST IN SPACE
Airtime: 2/2/66
Writer: Peter Packer
Director: Don Richardson

#20 THE WAR OF THE ROBOTS
Airdate: 2/9/66
Writer: Barney Slater
Director: Sobey Martin

#21 THE MAGIC MIRROR
Airdate:2/16/66
Writer: Jackson Gillis
Director: Nathan Juran

#22 THE CHALLENGE
Airdate: 3/2/66
Writer: Barney Slater
Director: Don Richardson

#23 THE SPACE TRADER
Airdate: 3/9/66
Writer: Barney Slater
Director: Nathan Juran

#24 HIS MAJESTY SMITH
Airdate: 3/16/66
Writer: Carey Wilber
Director: Harry Harris

#25 THE SPACE CROPPERS
Airdate: 3/30/66

Writer: Peter Packer
Director: Sobey Martin

#26 ALL THAT GLITTERS
Airdate: 4/6/66
Writer: Barney Slater
Director: Harry Harris

#27 THE LOST CIVILIZATION
Airdate: 4/13/66
Writer: William Welch
Director: Don Richardson

#28 A CHANGE OF SPACE
Airdate: 4/20/66
Writer: Peter Packer
Director: Sobey Martin

#29 FOLLOW THE LEADER /
Airdate: 4/27/66
Writer: Barney Slater
Director: Don Richardson

The Time Tunnel ran for only one season from Sept 1966 thru April of
1967 for a total of 30 episodes- the DVD release should include the
following:

1. 1-1 6034 09-Sep-1966 Rendezvous with Yesterday
2. 1-2 9603 16-Sep-1966 One Way to the Moon
3. 1-3 9602 23-Sep-1966 End of the World
4. 1-4 9606 30-Sep-1966 The Day the Sky Fell In
5. 1-5 9607 07-Oct-1966 The Last Patrol
6. 1-6 9608 14-Oct-1966 Crack of Doom
7. 1-7 9604 21-Oct-1966 Revenge of the Gods
8. 1-8 9609 28-Oct-1966 Massacre
9. 1-9 9611 11-Nov-1966 Devil's Island
10. 1-10 9612 18-Nov-1966 Reign of Terror
11. 1-11 9605 25-Nov-1966 Secret Weapon
12. 1-12 9613 02-Dec-1966 The Death Trap
13. 1-13 9614 09-Dec-1966 The Alamo
14. 1-14 9615 16-Dec-1966 The Night of the Long Knives
15. 1-15 9616 23-Dec-1966 Invasion
16. 1-16 9617 30-Dec-1966 The Revenge of Robin Hood
17. 1-17 9619 06-Jan-1967 Kill Two by Two
18. 1-18 9618 13-Jan-1967 Visitors From Beyond the Stars
19. 1-19 9620 20-Jan-1966 The Ghost of Nero
20. 1-20 9621 27-Jan-1967 The Walls Of Jericho
21. 1-21 9622 03-Feb-1967 Idol of Death
22. 1-22 9623 10-Feb-1967 Billy the Kid
23. 1-23 9610 17-Feb-1967 Pirates of Deadman's Island
24. 1-24 9624 24-Feb-1967 Chase Through Time
25. 1-25 9625 03-Mar-1967 The Death Merchant
26. 1-26 9626 10-Mar-1967 Attack of the Barbarians
27. 1-27 9628 17-Mar-1967 Merlin the Magician
28. 1-28 9627 24-Mar-1967 The Kidnappers
29. 1-29 9629 31-Mar-1967 Raiders From Outer Space
30. 1-30 9630 07-Apr-1967 Town of Terror

Dave Berry
memfiss99@yahoo.com
Jeanette Kelly
jeanetteozlis@aol.com
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/toyslostinspaceandti me"



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