Post by Andronican64 on Oct 11, 2018 22:23:42 GMT -5
I recently rewatched this 1971 TV pilot/film by Irwin Allen for the first time in years. Although I had forgotten a lot of it, there were still things which I remembered. The film has Robert Colbert, James Darren, Richard Basehart, and Sheila Matthews Allen. It reused the Flying Sub, from Voyage, and the Jupiter 2 is clearly visible atop a futuristic building. I think it even reuses part of the Time Tunnel set. The music is by Richard LaSalle. I recall being really excited when I first saw this, back in the 1970s; apart from it being an Irwin Allen production, it was fun recognizing the actors and the props. Like Allen's other efforts, this is quite a fun action-packed adventure. Worth looking at again.
Ozfan64ma, did you ever go to one of the Australian 'Lost in Space' fanclub meetings? I remember one fan at a meeting called 'City Beneath the Sea' the "Irwin Allen garage sale." I also remember one of the club officials being very upset that a Jupiter Two model had been destroyed for the film ... I can't blame Irwin Allen destroying a Jupiter Two model. To him, it would have been worth no more than a broken-down photocopier at the time.
Post by Andronican64 on Oct 12, 2018 5:07:24 GMT -5
Hi Eligius. No, I haven't been to the fanclub meetings, could be fun to attend one day. I can't really blame fans for feeling that way, given how much the series still means to so many people. But, Allen did have the reputation for reusing so much, whether it was props, stock footage, monster suits, and actors, throughout his career. I guess he simply saw it as just another element to be recycled.
Post by johnnybear on Dec 15, 2018 10:14:27 GMT -5
I got this film on DVD a long time back and had to pay the extra duties on it because it was over the £30 limit! boy this country is obsessed with money and will squeeze every last penny out of your pocket! JB
"I got this film on DVD a long time back and had to pay the extra duties on it because it was over the £30 limit! boy this country is obsessed with money and will squeeze every last penny out of your pocket!"
Apparently, California is thinking of taxing text messages.
Back around 1997, give or take- the memory bank is fuzzy, i went to a rather poorly run and attended sci-fy convention in Hollywood. Francine York was there and i bought a VHS of City Beneath the Sea from her, which she had starred in.