Updated: May 10, 2018|
I apolize that these photos are not the best of quality,
for these photos were taken many years ago by another
fan. Many of these rare photos have NEVER been seen
before, and your getting the first peak of them right
Producer and Creator, Irwin Allen wanted a design of
the Jupiter-2 that would surpass the period of time.
The design of a flying saucer concept used for the
Robinson's spacespace is one of the very best ever used.
It still remains a favorite by the fans and a true classic.
Several different sizes of the Jupiter-2 were made for
filming purposes on the TV series. This was the 4 footer,
later reused for Irwin's TV movie "City Beneath the Sea"
in 1970. The Jupiter-2 was modified to be a city building,
and windows were cut out of the Jupiter-2's upper hull.
Hard to believe that Irwin would do this on such an expensive
prop as this was back in the 1960's? (This was done to save
production cost) Master prop builder "Greg Jein" of Los Angeles
had this prop and the original Robot B-9 in his warehouse
for many years in storage.
As with both the Jupiter-2 and the Robot, Greg went to work
and restorated both props to which they once were. Note the
fushion core lights, and the landing legs. Photo #8 shows
the Space Pod bay doors underneath the Jupiter-2 near the
fushion core area. A lot of time, work, money, and patience
went into this thanks to Greg Jein.
"Congratulations Greg for a job well done!"