Just got back from a wonderful day at the Los Angeles Comic Book & Sci-Fi Convention held on Aug. 18, 2013. The Con featured a 50th anniversary tribute to the classic Sci-Fi series The Outer Limits as well as several guests from classic Star Trek and Gary Lockwood of 2001: A Space Oddity fame to name a few.
Also attending were a few Irwin Allen related guests such as Barbara Luna Five Weeks in a Balloon and Joey E. Tata, who appeared in several IA series including Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Lost in Space & The Time Tunnel.
Yvonne Craig was also present, mostly known for her role as “Batgirl” from the classic 1960s Batman TV series, as well as her role as Marta (the green skinned Orion girl) on classic Star Trek. Yvonne also who did a couple of IA episodes as well: Voyage -“Turn Back The Clock” and she also appeared with Bruce Dern in an episode of Land of the Giants -“Wild Journey” it was great to see her there, and she looked fantastic after all these years!
Another prominent IA related guest Peter Mark Richman was also there. (He’s one of those actors that never seemed to have a day off, having done over 500 guest TV appearances, 3 movies, and his own series Cain’s Hundred from 1961-1962)
Peter (known in the 60s as “Mark” Richman) who guest starred in the Outer Limits, The Invaders, Twilight Zone and many more, also worked for Irwin allen. He did 2 episodes of Voyage to the Bottom of the sea -“Secret of the Deep” and “The Monster’s web”, he also did a second season episode of Land of the Giants -“Panic”
Peter Mark looked fantastic (pictured) and a pleasure to talk with, him and his wife were very cordial and willing to chat and reflect on his career. Our good friend (and long time Irwin Allen fan!) Kirk Kirkland, was hanging out with us at the con, and I was able to get a photo of him with Mr. Richman. All and all a great day, and lot’s of fun to see some our favorite celebs present and willing to talk about some of our favorite shows!