Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea ~ Polidor screen used prop diorama

As I mentioned in the previous post, I’ve been getting more involved with restoring/bringing back to life T.V. & movie miniatures/props. This one is from the 1961 Irwin Allen production Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea. In the film the mighty Seaview is being pursued by an attack sub called the “Polidor” in the scene, which is set in… Read more »

“Vulcan” Screen used prop restoration & diorama

  I’ve recently been getting more involved with restoring original filming miniatures, and props. The above photo’s show an original screen used submarine prop originally called the “Vulcan” from Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea. A few years later it was converted for another Irwin Allen production called “City Beneath the Sea“, in this telefilm it became the “Cargo… Read more »

Land of the Giants Hand at Universal Studios

I have several family photos from the 70’s of the Land of the Giants telephone and other props at the old Universal Studios prop plaza. What I didn’t know was that we also have home movies of those same props in a very unusual place at Universal. This is a screengrab off the TV – working on ripping the actual… Read more »

Lost in Space 50th Anniversary @ Hollywood Show Jan. 23-25

The Lost in Space 50th anniversary celebration is coming up this month at the Hollywood Show! June Lockhart, Mark Goddard, Marta Kristen, Angela Cartwright & Bill Mumy will be attending. There will also be a Q&A panel on the 25th. The show will be held at the Westin Los Angeles Airport Hotel 5400 West Century Blvd.,Los Angeles CA> We’re planning… Read more »

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea 50th Anniversary reunion @ Hollywood Show

  Sorry for the long delay! – we had meant to cover the 50th anniversary tribute to Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea way back in October! Joining us were our good friends Kirk and Laura, who made the trek up their with us. The event was held at the Hollywood Show located at the Westin Los Angeles Airport… Read more »

Kavan Smith Talks About the Time Tunnel 2002 Remake

A few years ago, I had the opportunity to interview Kavan Smith while he was working on Stargate Atlantis. He played Major Lorne and his primary duty seemed to be leading up the second unit away teams that didn’t concern his superior, Col. John Sheppard. But back in 2002, Smith also starred in the Fox remake of the Time Tunnel…. Read more »

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea 1961 feature on Blu-Ray!

Good news, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea 1961 is finally getting the Blu-Ray treatment! It is scheduled to be released on October 8, 2013. This is great news for fans, as the film already looks fantastic on the deluxe “Global Warming” DVD version, we suspect the Blu-Ray edition is going to look even more spectacular, especially the underwater… Read more »