“Summer arrived almost overnight! At least we get to wear our hot-weather uniforms now.”
Just a couple of brief updates: this September, CBS will be releasing a 50th Anniversary Edition of Lost In Space, remastered and reformatted for wide screen. Orders are being taken already for delivery later. Looks like it’s selling now for $99. This will include a number of new interviews and commentary from cast members. It seems that June Lockhart is not appearing with any such new material. In a possibly related observation, photos of cast members at recent conventions include Bill, Mark, Marta, and our dear Angela, but not Miss Lockhart. We also note that her website to which we have provided a link (look to the left) appears to have been taken down. We hope and pray that these are not poor harbingers for June Lockhart.
Exciting news in this 50th Anniversary year of Lost In Space: Angela Cartwright will be appearing at the Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention this September in Baltimore. Terrific opportunity for East Coasters! Admission is low and the memories will be priceless! No word so far on whether any of the other crew will make it, but a there’s a good lineup already from other quadrants of the Galaxy.
Here’s the info: Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention
Any visitors who happen to be fans of anime are invited to visit our new sister site, Anime Academy. Hundreds of different anime TV series, movies, and OVAs are reviewed, critiqued, and graded by an extensive faculty of knowledgeable otaku. The Academy has been reclaimed and reconstituted from an abandoned site of the same name, and we have already added several new reviews. Share and enjoy!
We have a new, experimental page set up under The Written Word. Down at the bottom of the list when you open the drawer, there is now a collection of our non-LIS “fanfics” (I really dislike that term!) An eclectic assortment of our other writings, there just might be something there that tickles your fancy! Please enjoy….
Our great project has completed its first phase — we’ve watched all the Lost In Space episodes, first to last, all 84! Look in the drawer Season Three Galleries, just above, for our Farewell Gallery of the last two Lost In Space episodes. To note this milestone, we present to you the very first look we had at Penny, from The Reluctant Stowaway:
and the very last, from Junkyard In Space:
And what a trip it was in between! We’re not done, though. We’ll be going back around to the beginning, leaving thoughts on the episodes we watched before but hadn’t started the commentary section. The first new comments on The Reluctant Stowaway are up in a new drawer, “Thoughts On Season 1” , under “The Written Word.” More photo galleries too! We missed most of the pre-Mr. Nobody episodes, so we’ll catch up on those. Also, we’re planning a gallery dedicated to poor neglected Judy! And finally, possibly our most intriguing feature to come, “Farnum B’s Beauty Contest”! Inspired by the episode Space Beauty, a gallery dedicated to all the lovely ladies who came visiting the Robinsons! Remember Verda? And the delightfully green Lorelei/Athena? How about Eefra, charming in black & white & Daisy Dukes? And the *ahem* intriguing Miss Fishtails? Yes, they’ll all be here soon!
Don’t miss our popular science fiction trilogy, Through Endless Skies! Together, the three stories A Penny Saved, Symphony Of An Angel, and Through Endless Skies comprise one complete novel-length collection of Lost In Space adventure, romance, thrills, humor, and maybe a even a tear or two. We still have a limited number of professionally printed and bound copies of Endless Skies available, real old-fashioned softcover books! Completely portable and never need charging, works at the beach or in your bedroom. Yours for a donation to cover the cost of production and postage, $22 even. Paypal button is below, thanks. And in response to a number of inquiries, yes! More Endless Skies stories are in the works and coming sometime relatively soon!
NEW PHOTO FEATURES!!!
Look under “Gallery of Beautiful Models” for some of our latest work in beautifully built models — the Chariot, Pod, Robot, and more! And in the drawer labeled “Steampunk Jupiter 2” is a customized build of the Polar Lights brand Jupiter 2 model kit, done in the steampunk style: if you’re not familiar with that, imagine the Jupiter 2 constructed based on the technology and science of the Victorian era! Lots of steam piping and gears and such are what usually mark out steampunk. This project is presented as if it were a scientific journal of the era, recounting the recent flight of the “Aether Ship” Jupiter 2 to Mars and back. Basically it’s a lot of photos and some backstory. Please enjoy!
We’ve also published the first volume of Lost In Space Adventures, five short stories which re-think and re-imagine a number of actual episodes which had some very good ideas in them, but, for whatever reason, didn’t make it to air time as everything they might have been. Essentially, they have been rewritten as serious science fiction for grown-ups. Well, mostly serious. Dr. Smith remains the thorough scoundrel he originally was, but he does lend some light touches still! Volume One is available under “The Written Word,” and has just been updated to contain all five Adventures.
And of course thousands of screenshots from early Season One to the end of Season Three, all showing off the beautiful girl who is Penny. Lots of our own thoughts and comments on many episodes, too.
More new fans just landed!
Now here! A video gallery!!
We have to be very careful posting video, as Lost In Space is still copyrighted material, but we have a growing gallery of short clips featuring some of Penny’s best scenes, and other related material. Check out our first clips now! Mark Goddard fans, be sure and visit the Golden Wheel Saloon, where we’re showing complete episodes of Johnny Ringo, co-starring Mark in his first TV series as deputy “Cully” to Sheriff Johnny Ringo in old Arizona Territory. A classic Western from the Golden Age of the American Western! And learn how you can get your very own Johnny Ringo DVD set. The first five episodes of Johnny Ringo are now playing in the Golden Wheel Saloon!
But now . . .
OK, more accurately, the Penny Robinson Fan Club would appreciate your help.
We’d appreciate it if you could chip in just a little to help defray our WordPress subscription cost. Paypal any amount you like to the Penny Robinson Fan Club on the Paypal button below; make it $22 and we’ll send you as a free premium a First Edition of our Endless Skies trilogy, almost certain to become a rare and priceless collector’s item in the future. (Sorry, US only. Will ship abroad, but must ask for a bit more to cover postage. Just ask, though!)
Please, dear friends . . . don’t let Penny down.
Help Penny! Well, in the picture, I guess she really does need to be let down. But that’s not what I meant. I mean, I’m sure you knew that, I know you’re pretty bright. But just in case — Yes, Penny dear, I’ll shut up now.