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Irwin Allen (I) (1916–1991)


A graduate of New York's Columbia School of Journalism, Irwin Allen was a magazine editor, the producer/director of a radio show and the owner of an advertising agency before entering film production in the 1950s. His documentary, The Sea Around Us (1953), won an Academy Award. A successful TV series producer (The Time Tunnel (1966), Lost in Space... See full bio »

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Filmography

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  Lost in Space (TV Series) (created by - 28 episodes, 2018 - 2021) (based on 'Lost in Space - No Place to Hide' story by - 1 episode, 2018) (based on 'Lost in Space - No Place to Hide' teleplay by - 1 episode, 2018)
- Trust (2021) ... (creator)
- Contingencies on Contingencies (2021) ... (creator)
- Final Transmission (2021) ... (creator)
- Stuck (2021) ... (creator)
- Nothing Left Behind (2021) ... (creator)
 2006 The Time Tunnel (TV Movie) (based on the original series created by)
 2004 The Robinsons: Lost in Space (TV Movie) (original concept)
 1998 Lost in Space (television series)
 1982 Aliens from Another Planet (TV Movie) (story "Rendez-vous with Yesterday")
 1976 Time Travelers (TV Movie) (story - uncredited)
 1975 Adventures of the Queen (TV Movie) (story)
 1973 The ABC Saturday Superstar Movie (TV Series) (based on the television series created by - 1 episode)
- Lost in Space (1973) ... (based on the television series created by)
 1971 City Beneath the Sea (TV Movie) (story)
  Land of the Giants (TV Series) (created by - 51 episodes, 1968 - 1970) (story by - 1 episode, 1968)
- Graveyard of Fools (1970) ... (creator)
- Wild Journey (1970) ... (creator)
- The Marionettes (1970) ... (creator)
- A Small War (1970) ... (creator)
- Doomsday (1970) ... (creator)
 1969 City Beneath the Sea (TV Short)
 1968 The Man from the 25th Century (TV Short) (teleplay & story)
  Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (TV Series) (created by - 110 episodes, 1964 - 1968) (from a screenplay by - 1 episode, 1966) (story and teleplay by - 1 episode, 1964)
- No Way Back (1968) ... (creator)
- The Death Clock (1968) ... (creator)
- Edge of Doom (1968) ... (creator)
- Attack! (1968) ... (creator)
- Flaming Ice (1968) ... (creator)
  Lost in Space (TV Series) (created by - 84 episodes, 1965 - 1968) (story by - 1 episode, 1965) (teleplay by - 1 episode, 1965)
- Junkyard in Space (1968) ... (creator)
- The Great Vegetable Rebellion (1968) ... (creator)
- The Flaming Planet (1968) ... (creator)
- Space Beauty (1968) ... (creator)
- Fugitives in Space (1968) ... (creator)
  The Time Tunnel (TV Series) (created by - 30 episodes, 1966 - 1967) (story by - 1 episode, 1966)
- Town of Terror (1967) ... (creator)
- Raiders from Outer Space (1967) ... (creator)
- The Kidnappers (1967) ... (creator)
- Merlin the Magician (1967) ... (creator)
- Attack of the Barbarians (1967) ... (creator)
 1962 Five Weeks in a Balloon (screenplay)
 1961 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (screenplay) / (story)
 1960 The Lost World (screenplay)
 1959 The Big Circus (screenplay) / (story)
 1957 The Story of Mankind (screenplay)
 1956 The Animal World (Documentary) (written by)
 1953 The Sea Around Us (Documentary) (commentary written by)
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Show Show Director (16 credits)
Show Show Actor (1 credit)
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Show Show Script and Continuity Department (1 credit)
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Show Show Self (11 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (6 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Unsold pilot: Pe produced pilot for a proposed sci-fi series for NBC to be called "City Beneath the Sea" which starred Glenn Corbett, Francine York and Lloyd Bochner. The series was rejected, but the concept was recast and became a TV movie in 1971 (_City Beneath the Sea (1971) (TV)_ (v)) with Stuart Whitman in the starring role. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 3 Interviews | 3 Articles | See more »


Spouse:

Sheila Allen  (his death)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Nightmares are my best source of entertainment. See more »

Trivia:

When his career took a downturn and three of his big-budget/all-star movies in a row bombed at the box office (The Swarm, Beyond the Poseidon Adventure and When Time Ran Out) Allen's nickname of "The Master of Disaster" suddenly had a new, less than flattering meaning. See more »

Trademark:

Would often fire guns off to get a reaction from the actor, instead of saying "Action". See more »

Nickname:

The Master of Disaster

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