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4.0 out of 5 stars Giant Memories, 21 Feb. 2011
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This review is from: Land Of The Giants - The Complete Series One [DVD] [1968] (DVD)
It was 1970- I was 8 and I saw this new series listed in the Radio Times starting on BBC1 on Sunday afternoon (I think)-couldn't wait to see it & when it was on it was everything I hoped it would be- a sci-fi classic- a space craft is travelling from the US to London when it passes thru an electrical storm & enters a world identical to the world it left but populated by giants. The crew & passengers spend the next 50 episodes being terrorized by giant cats , insects & nasty human giants. At $250,000 per episode it was the most expensive TV show in the world at the time and the huge cost was the reason it only lasted 2 seasons.Young kids will love it-45+ year olds will reminisce-the effects still hold up-classic colour show from another age.
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Initial post: 14 Mar 2011 19:07:47 GMT
Last edited by the author on 14 Mar 2011 19:25:04 GMT
P. B. Koeb says:
Hello there. I quite agree with what you wrote, concerning the quality of this series. I only ever seemed to see it from time to time, and greatly look forward to buying this set. (Along with "Time Tunnel".) I think, however, that "LOTG" was surely an ITV series. Shown on a weekday, as i remember going back from primary school to watch it. It is one of those potent childhood memories. Can someone please clarify? (As if it really matters!!) Anyhow, best wishes to you.

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Mar 2011 08:18:13 GMT
Paul Smith says:
i agree with you both, I am 45 and i remember watching this (b&w tv) loved it.... can't wait to get this set, memories of when TV was always good, and when summers where long

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Mar 2011 08:39:24 GMT
Last edited by the author on 18 Nov 2014 15:39:12 GMT
P. B. Koeb says:
Right, Paul! Summers were long........ and hot, as well. This "LOTG" package will be one of those fabulous catch-up products, like with "Time Tunnel". (Which was a fantastic series, through my six or seven year old eyes.) I figured they might never become available in an affordable/playable format. But, hey, you must have been very young when "LOTG" was first aired. Best wishes.

Posted on 30 Apr 2011 10:11:25 BDT
It was on ITV, on a thursday afternoon, I think, I used to have to wait for my Mum to pick me up from school and for some reason on thursdays she was more than often late, so I kept missing it. I'd love to buy this, but are my happy, scappy memories of it horribly distorted by the passage of time?

In reply to an earlier post on 1 May 2011 08:47:59 BDT
P. B. Koeb says:
Many thanks for your input. I was, indeed, absolutely certain that this was a series shown on ITV. Very trivial, but we had to get that detail straight!

Posted on 5 Jul 2011 02:41:19 BDT
well according to some of the cast the reason why the show was axed was because of the movie Cleopatra - which was a huge failure. so the studio became very low on finances and couldn't afford the show...great great shame. i would have loved to see more episodes like the one where steve and dan travel through time and back to earth.

also wish they did a blu-ray set...not for better quality just so there'd be less discs.

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Jul 2011 22:23:52 BDT
Last edited by the author on 11 Jul 2011 22:24:37 BDT
sean cutter says:
Yes it was ITV but regions showed it at different times so I remember watching it on Sundays. Looking forward to seeing it in colour as back then we had b&w TV. To be honest I can't recall any particular storylines but having recently watched DVDs of Lost In Space I was amazed how many memories came flooding back (still very watchable) so hope seeing LOTG again will trigger the brain cells. It was "grown up" compared with LIS and I do recall a Giant with a beard and glasses who kept turning up I'm sure...nasty piece of work.

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Jul 2011 13:51:02 BDT
P. B. Koeb says:
Hey Sean........ thanks for the input. The puzzle seems complete! The price of this one is starting to become very interesting. Time to hit the order button? Although i shall have to wait four months before visiting the person to whom it will be sent. Oh well, at least we presently have access to a version which is NOT the expensive US edition.

Posted on 5 Nov 2014 20:41:54 GMT
J. M. Greer says:
All of the Irwin Allen shows were originally screened on ITV thought with the usual randomness that ITV regions ( ( I think there were about 20 ITV regions in 1970). Scottish televion showed season one in about 1970 then waited another 6 years to show season 2. It just re-appeared one day with no recap or explanation of the premise for new viewers. Channel four did simultaneous network showings of the Irwin Allen shows in the 1990s but with huge cuts to allow time for more commercials.

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Nov 2014 15:36:55 GMT
P. B. Koeb says:
Thanks for the input. Even "Time Tunnel" on ITV? I felt sure it was BBC, at about 6pm on Saturdays. (Just that our grandmother disapproved of ITV, being a bit of a snob!)
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