"Lost in Space Australia" (LISA is Australia's only fan club
dedicated to the 1960's space adventure television show Lost in Space.
Formed in 1992, LISA currently has about 550 members throughout
Australia, Europe and the United States. The Club publishes
a newsletter called "Alpha Control" approximately 2 times per year
which contains over 60 pages of information, interviews, photos,
reader's contributions and artwork.
The results of a survey of members both here and overseas concluded
that the club newsletter is held in very high regard by its readership
as probably the most innovative and informative club fanzine about
Lost in Space ever published.
LISA holds about 2 meetings or conventions per year with attendance of
up to 120 members and guests. Those in attendance can meet other members,
swap information, photos, cards, memorabilia and the like.
At the conventions there are talk and information panels, quizzes,
competitions, special presentations and screenings of rare footage
from the show, interviews with cast members, guest stars, people
involved in production of the show and related material.
Members of the committee managing the affairs of the club have close
connections with the cast of the show and were able to arrange for
a highly publicized and very successful tour of Australia by
Jonathan Harris. Jonathan, who immortalized the role of the comedic
villain Dr Zachary Smith, performed for packed houses his one man
show at the Seymour Centre in Sydney. The Robinson Robot also joined
him during his performance.
LISA hopes that other cast members and perhaps even the whole cast will
tour Australia soon.
The announcement of the purchase of the rights to the Lost in Space
motion picture by Turner Broadcasting has led to great expectations
of an imminent blockbuster revival of Lost in Space on the big screen.
Reference: LISA Press Release 1995.