LOST IN SPACE (1965-1968)
In the year 1997, Professor John Robinson, his wife Maureen, their children (Judy, Penny and Will) and Major Don West are selected to go to the third planet in the Alpha Centauri star system, on a ship christened the Jupiter 2, to establish a colony. However, Doctor Zachary Smith, an agent for a foreign government, is sent to sabotage the mission. He is successful in reprogramming the ship's robot, but in the process becomes trapped on the ship. His excess weight and the robot's Smith-programmed rampage causes the ship to prematurely engage its hyperdrive, causing the expedition to become hopelessly lost in the infinite depths of outer space.
Lost in Space is a science fiction television series created and produced by Irwin Allen, filmed by 20th Century Fox Television, and broadcast on CBS. The show ran for three seasons, with 83 episodes airing between September 15, 1965, and March 6, 1968. The first television season was filmed in black and white, with the second and third seasons filmed in color.
VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA (1961)
Harriman Nelson (Walter Pidgeon) is the creator of a revolutionary nuclear submarine. After testing its capabilities in the Arctic Ocean, Nelson and the commanding officer (Robert Sterling) surface the vessel, only to discover the sky ablaze. Learning that the Van Allen radiation belt has caught fire, Nelson conceives a plan that could save the planet from destruction, but the U.N. shoots it down. Nelson, convinced it will work, races against the clock to save our civilization from certain annihilation.
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea is a science fiction film, produced and directed by Irwin Allen, released by 20th Century Fox in 1961. The story was written by Irwin Allen and Charles Bennett. Walter Pidgeon starred as Admiral Harriman Nelson, with Robert Sterling as Captain Lee Crane. The supporting cast included Joan Fontaine, Barbara Eden, Michael Ansara, and Peter Lorre. The theme song was sung by Frankie Avalon, who also appeared in the film.
VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA (1964 - 1968)
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea is a science fiction television series based on the 1961 film of the same name. After the success of the film, Irwin Allen created his longest running television series, which enabled the movie's sets, costumes, props, special effects models, and sometimes footage, to be used in the production of the television series. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea was the first of Irwin Allen's four science fiction television series.
THE TIME TUNNEL (1966 - 1967)
Scientists Dr. Tony Newman and Dr. Douglas Phillips find themselves whisked from time period to time period after a hasty attempt to travel through time, while their colleagues back in the present desperately struggle to retrieve the two men. The pair frequently find themselves on the brink of a major historical event, and while the scientists back home can see the action unfolding wherever Newman and Phillips are, they are helpless to offer any aid.
The Time Tunnel is a science fiction TV series starring James Darren and Robert Colbert. The show was creator-producer Irwin Allen's third science fiction television series, released by 20th Century Fox Television and broadcast on ABC. The show ran for one season of 30 episodes.
LAND OF THE GIANTS (1968 - 1970)
Set in the then-future year of 1983, the series tells the tale of the crew and passengers of a sub-orbital transport spaceship called the Spindrift. In the pilot episode, the Spindrift is en route from Los Angeles to London via the ultra-fast route of a parabolic trajectory. Just beyond Earth's boundary with space, the Spindrift encounters a strange space storm and is transported to a mysterious planet where everything is twelve times larger than its counterpart on Earth. The Spindrift crew call the inhabitants "the giants".
Land of the Giants is an hour-long science fiction television program lasting two seasons beginning on September 22, 1968, and ending on March 22, 1970. The show was created and produced by Irwin Allen and was the fourth of Allen's science fiction TV series. The show was aired on ABC and released by 20th Century Fox Television. The series was filmed entirely in color and ran for 51 episodes starring Gary Conway and Don Marshall.