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 Posted:   Apr 14, 2019 - 7:29 PM   
 By:   L. Decima Vittima   (Member)

Hi all - longtime lurker around here, and this is my first post. I’ve been reading a recently-published book about the production history of Irwin Allen’s LOST IN SPACE, and in it there is a bit of information I’d never heard of before: apparently Max Steiner was hired to write a score for the series pilot, “No Place to Hide,” and Irwin Allen rejected it, supposedly exclaiming “No, that’s not outer space!”

Kevin Burns, who is involved with the Allen estate, confirms in the book that there is an unused pilot score in the vault, but it’s a former ABC executive, Lew Hunter, who says Steiner was the composer.

I was wondering if any Steiner experts can confirm if the story is true, or can offer an assessment of whether it might be true (it seems unlikely to me that Steiner’s involvement with the show, however brief, could have gone unremarked upon for over fifty years - so I can’t help thinking it might be a case of Hunter simply misremembering the actual composer.)

 
 Posted:   Apr 14, 2019 - 7:32 PM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

Discussed here-
https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=129732&forumID=1&archive=0

 
 Posted:   Apr 14, 2019 - 7:41 PM   
 By:   L. Decima Vittima   (Member)

Discussed here-
https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=129732&forumID=1&archive=0


Well, that's embarrassing - I tried searching for any prior discussion of the topic, but didn't find anything. Thanks for the link!

 
 Posted:   Apr 14, 2019 - 7:50 PM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

Don't be embarrassed, the FSM search engine doesnt work well. I knew there was an earlier thread, but to find it, I used google which works better than many websites' own search engines.
It was an interesting thread, so if you have some thoughts or questions, I hope you post to it.

 
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