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The Creator Of Lost In Space & Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea Irwin Allen Featured With Teen Super Hero Adventure & Aaron Spelling's Missions Impossible Team! *Presented In The Highest DVD Quality MPG Video Format Of 9.1 MBPS As An Archival Quality All Regions Format DVD, MP4 Video Download Or USB Flash Drive! #CityBeneathTheSea #TheManFromThe25thCentury #IrwinAllen #Superboy #TheSilentForce #TheSilentForceTVSeries #AaronSpelling #TVPilots #TelevisionPilots #PilotEpisodes #TV #Television #TVShows #TelevisionShows #DVD #VideoDownload #MP4 #USBFlashDrive
CITY BENEATH THE SEA (1970, COLOR, 10:28)
This is Irwin Allen's demo reel created to sell the idea of a tv series to television studios. The concept was not bought initially, and a few years later, Allen produced a two-hour telefilm for NBC. The two-hour movie again failed to get picked up as a series, but has remained a cult favorite amongst sci-fi and Irwin Allen fans. It's the story of a 21st century underwater city, Pacifica, and its struggle against alien forces.
THE MAN FROM THE 25TH CENTURY (1968, COLOR, 16:58)
Originally conceived as a spin-off of Irwin Allen's Lost In Space, and oddly similar to the Supermarionation series Captain Scarlet that aired a year earlier, this pilot features a live action cast and a story based on the alien abduction of a young man trained by his captors to be a killing machine designed to destroy earth's space defense weaspons system.
SUPERBOY (1961, B&W, 29:30)
The concept has worked well in later years, but when a teen superboy was first put to pilot, the series concept was not picked up. Immediately following there is a 23:15 film of the screen tests for the pilot.
THE SILENT FORCE (1969, COLOR, 50:36)
Aaron Spelling produced this pilot to sell his 1970-1971 TV Series, reminiscent of Mission Impossible, The FBI and even a bit of the A-Team, where five special agents match wits and schemes with organized crime.
A Television Pilot, also known as a Pilot, TV Pilot or a Pilot Episode, and sometimes marketed as a Tele-Movie) is a standalone episode of a television series that is used to sell the show to a television network. At the time of its creation, the pilot is meant to be the testing ground to gauge whether a series will be successful. It is, therefore, a test episode for the intended television series, an early step in the series development, much like pilot studies serve as precursors to the start of larger activity. In the case of a successful television series, the pilot is commonly the first episode that is aired of the particular series under its own name -- the episode that gets the series "off the ground". A "backdoor pilot" is an episode of an existing successful series that heavily features supporting character(s) or guest stars in previously unseen roles. Its purpose is to introduce the characters to an audience before the creators decide on whether or not they intend to pursue a spin-off series with those characters. Television networks use pilots to determine whether an entertaining concept can be successfully realized and whether the expense of additional episodes is justified. A pilot is best thought of as a prototype of the show that is to follow, because elements often change from pilot to series. Variety estimates that only a little over a quarter of all pilots made for American television proceed to the series stage.