SOMETHING BIG IS COMING TO HORROR
Land of the Giants is back in the UK on the Horror Channel on weekdays at 12 pm and 8pm starting on 19th September 2016 (Freeview 70, Sky 319, Virgin 149, Freesat 138).
RED EYE SCI-FI
Land of the Giants, The Time Tunnel, Lost in Space, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea are all now being broadcast on US television after midnight on Sunday mornings on the MeTV network. Enjoy the MeTV trailer above.
DEANNA LUND RADIO INTERVIEW
Deanna Lund is being interviewed on "Cult Radio A-Go-Go! Live" ; a.k.a CRAGG Live at 7pm PST, Saturday 20th February 2016. Check their archive for interview in the next few days.
We have had several very sad years of caregiving and family bereavements, and the news of Don Matheson passing away on 29th June 2014 shocked us and left us feeling like we had lost yet another member of our family, so close have the Land of the Giants cast been over the years.
There are so many fine things to remember about Don. His warmth, his humour, his respect for family, friends, colleagues and fans, his considerable catalogue of acting work, and not the least for readers here, his portrayal of Mark Wilson in Land of the Giants. Don was the first "face" of Land of the Giants, appearing in the 1967 promotional reel that Irwin Allen produced to sell the concept of the show. Irwin Allen then cast him as businessman and engineer Mark Wilson in the series which ran for two years. Don gained far more than most from appearing in Land of the Giants as this is where he met his future wife and lifelong friend Deanna Lund. The couple married shortly after the series finished and had a daughter, Michele, in the early 1970s.
As early Giants Log members will know, Don joined us for a very special reunion of Land of the Giants cast members in 1991, and his humour shone through that day as he regaled stories of times past on the set of the show. The energy generated from that reunion and Giants fandom in the early 1990s lead to the cast coming together for several conventions in the following years and Don was always a hit in the question and answer sessions with great banter between him and his cast mates.
In 1995, Don joined cast members in The Fantasy Worlds of Irwin Allen documentary which paid homage to the Land of the Giants creator. This was followed by gatherings at the 1998 Return to Earth convention which celebrated the new Lost in Space movie, and several visits to the Hollywood Show in Los Angeles and Las Vegas and the Chiller Theatre convention in New Jersey.
With the release of Land of the Giants on DVD, the series gained a new generation of fans, and the cast all gathered together in April 2011 for a special commentary recording for the British DVD release. All six of the cast sat in a recording studio, whilst Giants Log watched and listened in via Skype, and discussed and recalled their memories of making the pilot episode, The Crash. This unique occasion will be a lasting snapshot of the Giants "family", of which Don was an integral part, laughing and having fun together.
METALUNA MODELS SPINDRIFT CRASH SITE DIORAMA KIT
A new resin diorama kit by Metaluna Models for displaying the Moebius Models Spindrift is now available at FabGearUSA.
LAND OF THE GIANTS MENTIONED ON THE ELLEN SHOW
Jamie Fox appeared on The Ellen Show a couple of weeks ago and he declared how scared he was of spiders and how the giant spiders on Land of the Giants freaked him out when he was growing up.
TOUR OF THE SPINDRIFT
Actor, writer, director and producer Zalman King died on Friday 3rd February 2012. To the Irwin Allen universe, he is best known for his role as the feisty young man, Nick, in the Land of the Giants episode The Lost Ones.
LAND OF THE GIANTS - THE COMPLETE COLLECTION
Revelation Films are putting together a Land of the Giants complete collection DVD set for the UK (PAL, Region 2) with both seasons and a new limited edition set of four collectible art cards. The set is due to be released on Monday 5th March 2012.
Box art is courtesy of Revelation Films
LAND OF THE GIANTS UK SEASON 2 DVD
Season 2 of Land of the Giants is out on DVD in the UK on Monday 13th June 2011. Here's the press release.
SCI-FI LONDON - FREE IRWIN ALLEN ALL NIGHTER
The Sci-Fi-London Festival is holding an Irwin Allen all-night event on Thursday 28th April 2011 at the Apollo Piccadilly Circus. The screenings start at 11.45pm. Tickets are free and must be reserved in advance. Episodes being shown are:
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea Pilot Eleven Days to Zero
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea Original Unaired Colour Pilot
The Time Tunnel Original Unaired Pilot Rendezvous with Yesterday
The Time Tunnel 2002 Remake
Land of the Giants Pilot The Crash
Land of the Giants Original Unaired Pilot
Note that the Irwin Allen night is being held on the eve of the Royal Wedding so transport in London may be pretty busy on the Friday, so allow extra time for returning home.
Special Treat for UK Fans
On Friday 8th April 2011, the cast of Land of the Giants gathered together in LA to create a very special treat exclusively for the UK Second Season DVD release which is due out in June. Stefan Arngrim, Don Marshall, Deanna Lund, Gary Conway, Heather Young and Don Matheson have recorded a really outstanding audio commentary which will appear on the second season DVD extras. This unique event showcases the delightful camaraderie between the cast members and is something we are very keen to extend to a convention in the UK. More news on this amazing project to follow in the coming weeks.
UK Land of the Giants DVD Release Schedule
28 March 2011: Land Of The Giants - Series One
13 June 2011:
Land Of The Giants - Series
HOLLYWOOD SHOW APRIL 2011
THE A TEAM
The A Team movie opens in the US on 11 June 2010 and features Stefan Arngrim as a mental patient. The A Team will open in the UK on 30th July 2010.
GIANTS LOG 20TH BIRTHDAY
GIANTS LOG celebrates 20 years this year and we are planning a number of fun projects to mark the occasion. If you would like to participate, please contact us.
We are also thinking of arranging a get-together for members in London. If you are a member of Giants Log or The Irwin Allen News Network and would be interested in joining us, please drop us a line with your name, address, phone and email and we will keep you informed of any potential gathering.
NEW FLASH GALLERIES
We have added two new Flash galleries with a full screen option. Click on the following images to visit the galleries.
There is a play button for running through these slide shows, and in still mode you can use the left and right arrow keys on the keyboard to go through the pictures.
Note on Internet Explorer: If Flash is installed and still cannot view these slideshows, check that the IANN and Giants Log sites are included as trusted sites:
Tools - Internet Options - Security - Trusted Sites
NEW INTERVIEW WITH STEFAN ARNGRIM
We have added a recent interview for Stefan Arngrim on his web site. It is called Ten Questions for Stefan Arngrim.
COMMERCIAL INFLUENCED BY LAND OF THE GIANTS
The latest Santander commercial featuring Lewis Hamilton has a strong Land of the Giants theme with Hamilton driving around a Scalextric set.
THE MAKING OF THE SANTANDER COMMERCIAL
LAND OF THE GIANTS AT CHILLER THEATRE EXPO
Yes, Land of the Giants is officially 40 years old, and doesn't look a day over 20!
Tin10 Collectibles™ are in the process of releasing some fabulous Irwin Allen collectibles including a reproduction of the 1960's Land of the Giants lunch box. For more details on these collectibles, please visit the Tin10 web site. These new, very reasonably priced collectibles are also available from FabGearUSA. A great credit crunch beater present idea for Christmas, birthdays, and other special occasions such as the 40th anniversary of Land of the Giants!
TIN10 Lunchbox and Waste Basket starring in The IT Crowd
The new season of The IT Crowd starts on Friday 21st November in the UK on Channel 4 at 10pm (we believe that US channels will be airing the show at a later date too).
The series will feature the new TIN10 Land of the Giants waste basket and lunchbox. We understand the waste basket may be seen on the floor by the back wall bookcase, near the desk of the character Roy
The Land of the Giants cast recently attended a fabulous new event called ScoutCon which was held on Saturday 24th May 2008 in Tampa, Florida. Attendees included: Gary Conway, Don Marshall, Deanna Lund, Don Matheson, Heather Young, as well as Don and Deanna's daughter Michele Matheson, Mark Goddard from Lost in Space, Malachi Throne (guest in several Irwin Allen productions), Barbara Luna (Five Weeks in a Balloon), Gary Lockwood and Keir Dullea (stars of 2001: A Space Odyssey), Gil Gerard and Erin Grey (Buck Rogers), and Grace Lee Whitney and Sean Kenny (Star Trek).
LAND OF THE GIANTS DVD BOX SET
The special limited edition, complete 2 season box set of LAND OF THE GIANTS is a super addition to any television fan's collection. The box set features all 51 episodes plus a really good quality version of the unaired pilot episode. Best of the bonus items are the Irwin Allen home movies on the Land of the Giants set and the 1995 interviews with five of the cast members.
This box set is available at Amazon: