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Hello everyone.

I received an email today about a series of books from the same writer that made the three volumes TOS "These are the Voyages" books.

This time he focus on Irwin Allen legacy in general and on LIS in details.

Here is the email:

Irwin Allen’s Lost in Space
The Authorized Biography of a Classic Sci-Fi Series

By Marc Cushman Foreword by Bill Mumy

Soft Cover - TO BE RELEASED August 9, 2016


You loved reading Marc Cushman's These are the Voyages: Star Trek TOS series, and now Mr. Cushman has given Irwin Allen's Lost in Space the same level of research as he reveals the behind the scenes story of this classic TV series.

Volume One documents the early career of Irwin Allen. It is a true rags-to-riches story, as Allen ventures from a humble beginning in the Bronx to his later incarnations in Hollywood as an entertainment journalist, radio and television host, a literary agent – all before becoming a successful motion picture producer and director. After winning an Academy Award in 1954, Allen entered the fantasy genre with films such as The Lost World and Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea. He then rolled the dice again with a move into television, creating and producing Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea and, one year later, Lost in Space.

Lost in Space was the primetime weekly series that took you into outer space’s strange new alien worlds – something the networks believed impossible on a TV budget and schedule. In this book you’ll be whisked back in time to the production offices, writers’ conferences, and sound-stages for the making of this iconic series. Over 700 pages, Including hundreds of memos between Allen and his staff; production schedules; budgets; fan letters; more than 300 rare behind-the-scene images; and the TV ratings for every episode.

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They can count me in.
 

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well, son of a b**ch! NOW it comes out!! Right when I'm super broke! ARGH! :)

So his intent is to do all of LiS in one book? Hm. Well, I assume it has to do with whatever documentation he has access to, so I wish him well. I really have enjoyed the three Trek books, I kinda wish he could do one for the 'interregnum', that period between the end of production of TOS and the actual start of The Motion Picture. Call it 1969-1978. But that might be more about Roddenberry and his struggle to do ANYTHING because every other project he floated just died on the vine, except the Filmation Star Trek animated series.
 

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well, son of a b**ch! NOW it comes out!! Right when I'm super broke! ARGH! :)

So his intent is to do all of LiS in one book? Hm. Well, I assume it has to do with whatever documentation he has access to, so I wish him well. I really have enjoyed the three Trek books, I kinda wish he could do one for the 'interregnum', that period between the end of production of TOS and the actual start of The Motion Picture. Call it 1969-1978. But that might be more about Roddenberry and his struggle to do ANYTHING because every other project he floated just died on the vine, except the Filmation Star Trek animated series.
In fact, there will be two books, the second of them focusing on the second and third seasons.
 

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In fact, there will be two books, the second of them focusing on the second and third seasons.
Good. At 700 plus pages I don't expect these to be cheap. Kinda wish they were hardcover like the Trek books but I expect going trade paperback will help keep them affordable.

Then other books on other Allen productions? If nothing else Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea could use one (or two) :)
 
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