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ICYMI: Irwin Allen

In June last year, we noted the 99th birthday of the king of ’60s TV science fiction, Irwin Allen. And, as today marks twenty-five years since he died, we thought it was high tim for a re-run. After all: syndication is television’s immortality . . .

Irwin Allen was born in New York City on 12th June, 1916 – and 1960s television SF was set on a collision course with awesome!

From 1964 to 1970, Irwin Allen was TV science fiction. From the ‘space family Robinson’ high-camp of Lost in Space, via the era-spanning adventures of The Time Tunnel, to the oversized-prop-of-the-week in Land of the Giants, Irwin Allen had young boys and girls around the world glued to their TV sets for that week’s instalment of action and adventure.

Behold!

 

 

Irwin Allen: the Master of Disaster. They don’t make ’em like him anymore . . .