WELCOME TO GIANTS LOG
A warm welcome to Giants Log which is a long running society dedicated to preserving the classic television show, Land of the Giants.
If you would like to help us in our research and efforts in keeping this show on the "map", please do drop us a line. We will be adding more features on this site over the coming weeks and months and appreciate any help you can offer with research, pictures, art, reports and anything else on Land of the Giants.
We have had several very sad years of caregiving and family bereavements, and the news of Don Matheson passing away on 29th June 2014 shocked us and left us feeling like we had lost yet another member of our family, so close have the Land of the Giants cast been over the years.
There are so many fine things to remember about Don. His warmth, his humour, his respect for family, friends, colleagues and fans, his considerable catalogue of acting work, and not the least for readers here, his portrayal of Mark Wilson in Land of the Giants. Don was the first "face" of Land of the Giants, appearing in the 1967 promotional reel that Irwin Allen produced to sell the concept of the show. Irwin Allen then cast him as businessman and engineer Mark Wilson in the series which ran for two years. Don gained far more than most from appearing in Land of the Giants as this is where he met his future wife and lifelong friend Deanna Lund. The couple married shortly after the series finished and had a daughter, Michele, in the early 1970s.
As early Giants Log members will know, Don joined us for a very special reunion of Land of the Giants cast members in 1991, and his humour shone through that day as he regaled stories of times past on the set of the show. The energy generated from that reunion and Giants fandom in the early 1990s lead to the cast coming together for several conventions in the following years and Don was always a hit in the question and answer sessions with great banter between him and his cast mates.
In 1995, Don joined cast members in The Fantasy Worlds of Irwin Allen documentary which paid homage to the Land of the Giants creator. This was followed by gatherings at the 1998 Return to Earth convention which celebrated the new Lost in Space movie, and several visits to the Hollywood Show in Los Angeles and Las Vegas and the Chiller Theatre convention in New Jersey.
With the release of Land of the Giants on DVD, the series gained a new generation of fans, and the cast all gathered together in April 2011 for a special commentary recording for the British DVD release. All six of the cast sat in a recording studio, whilst Giants Log watched and listened in via Skype, and discussed and recalled their memories of making the pilot episode, The Crash. This unique occasion will be a lasting snapshot of the Giants "family", of which Don was an integral part, laughing and having fun together.
METALUNA MODELS SPINDRIFT CRASH SITE DIORAMA KIT
A new resin diorama kit by Metaluna Models for displaying the Moebius Models Spindrift is now available at FabGearUSA.
LAND OF THE GIANTS MENTIONED ON THE ELLEN SHOW
Jamie Fox appeared on The Ellen Show a couple of weeks ago and he declared how scared he was of spiders and how the giant spiders on Land of the Giants freaked him out when he was growing up.
DEANNA LUND AND JOHN WILLIAMS AT LINCOLN PARTY
Deanna Lund recently met up with composer John Williams at a party for the new movie Lincoln for which John has composed the music. Nearly half a century ago, John Williams composed themes for several Irwin Allen productions including Land of the Giants. Deanna and Carol have kindly sent this beautiful photograph for us to share with you.
TOUR OF THE SPINDRIFT
LAND OF THE GIANTS - THE COMPLETE COLLECTION
Revelation Films are putting together a Land of the Giants complete collection DVD set for the UK (PAL, Region 2) with both seasons and a new limited edition set of four collectible art cards. The set is due to be released on Monday 5th March 2012.
Box art is courtesy of Revelation Films
LAND OF THE GIANTS GOES TO LAS VEGAS
The cast of "Land of the Giants" will be attending The Hollywood Show Vegas autograph show on Saturday 19th November 2011. Attending the autograph show are series stars Gary Conway, Deanna Lund, Don Marshall, Don Matheson, Heather Young, and Stefan Arngrim. It's going to be a weekend filled with fun! If you're coming from out of town, book your accommodations through the Hollywood Show Vegas website to take advantage of EXTREMELY LOW special weekend rates.
STEFAN ARNGRIM RADIO INTERVIEW 23 JUNE 2011
Stefan Arngrim was interviewed on The Late Show with Ian Collins on UK radio channel TalkSport on the night of 23/24 June 2011. You can listen to the interview at
Click on the 0000-0030 time range and he was on at 00:20 (ie. 12.20am).
UK Season Two DVD Box Set
Here's the new trailer from Revelation Films for the UK Season 2 DVD release of Land of the Giants which is now available in UK stores. Included on this DVD set is the exclusive and fun Land of the Giants cast commentary.
Land of the Giants Commentary
On Friday 8th April 2011, the cast of Land of the Giants gathered together in LA to create a very special treat exclusively for the UK Second Season DVD release which is due out in June. Stefan Arngrim, Don Marshall, Deanna Lund, Gary Conway, Heather Young and Don Matheson have recorded a really outstanding audio commentary which will appear on the second season DVD extras. This unique event showcases the delightful camaraderie between the cast members and is something we are very keen to extend to a convention in the UK.
UK Land of the Giants DVD
Revelation Films have created a trailer for the new UK DVD release of Land of the Giants. Season One is now available in UK stores.
Premiere of Night of the Cat
Heather Young, Don Matheson, Deanna Lund, Gary Conway, Don Marshall and Stefan Arngrim at the Hollywood Show, 9 October 2010
Don Matheson, Deanna Lund, Gary Conway, Heather Young and Don Marshall at the Hollywood Show, 10 October 2010
John P. Britton Gallery
Giants Log 20th Birthday
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Chiller Theatre April 2009
Deanna Lund, Heather Young, Gary Conway, and Don Marshall from Land of the Giants attended the 17-19 April 2009 Chiller Theatre convention in New Jersey. Click on the image or link below to view pictures from the event.