Irwin Allen Television Productions, 1964-1970

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  • 346 Pages
  • Paperback
  • Illustrated in B&W
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Before establishing himself as the "master of disaster" with the 1970s film hits The Poseidon Adventure and The Towering Inferno, Irwin Allen created four of television's most exciting and enduring science fiction series: Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Lost in Space, The Time Tunnel, and Land of the Giants. Filmed within yards of each other on the busy studio lots of 20th Century-Fox, these 1960s series were full of Allen's favorite tricks and techniques. Sometimes adapted from earlier sources, sometimes devised by Allen and his award-winning special effects teams, those characteristic Allen touches have influenced other productions from the original Star Trek to shows of the present day. Every science-fiction show owes something to Allen, yet none has equaled his series for pace, excitement or originality.

Irwin Allen Television Productions, 1964-1970 examines in detail the premise and origin of each of the four shows and critically appraises every episode. A Close-up look at these television landmarks proves that when Allen's episodes were good, they were great--and when they were bad, they were still terrific fun.

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Before establishing himself as the "master of disaster" with the 1970s films The Poseidon Adventure and The Towering Inferno, Irwin Allen created four of television's most exciting and enduring science-fiction series: Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Lost in Space, The Time Tunnel and Land of the Giants. These 1960s series were full of Allen's favorite tricks, techniques and characteristic touches, and influenced other productions from the original Star Trek forward. Every science-fiction show owes something to Allen, yet none has equaled his series' pace, excitement, or originality. This detailed examination and documentation of the premise and origin of the four shows offers an objective evaluation of every episode. A close-up look at these television landmarks demonstrates that when Irwin Allen's television episodes were good, they were great--and when they were bad, they were still terrific fun.
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  • Sales Rank: 30,840
  • ISBN: 0786444916
  • EAN: 9780786444915
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