"Imagine a world where the future as we know it never happened. Plagued by crime, terrorism, pollution, racial conflict, religious fundamentalism, public apathy, failure of government, an increasing gap between rich and poor, and science fiction produced by Irwin Allen."
Irwin Allen (June 12, 1916 – November 2, 1991) was an American film and television producer and director.
In television, he produced a string of sci-fi "classics" including Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964–68), Lost in Space (1965–68), The Time Tunnel (1966–67), and Land of the Giants (1968–70).
On the big screen, he's best known for his 1970s disaster movies with all-star casts—including The Poseidon Adventure (1972), The Towering Inferno (1974), The Swarm (1978), and When Time Ran Out... (1980)—which earned him the nickname "The Master of Disaster". He carried that reputation into his last TV series, Code Red (1981–82), which depicts the adventures of a family of firefighters and the various fire disasters they have to deal with.
John Williams scored many of Allen's productions, but the success of Star Wars completely bewildered him.