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Originally broadcast in 1968 as a segment on the Banana Splits Adventure Hour, Danger Island featured the adventures of a group of explorers on a tropical island, as they are pursued by pirates, cannibals and assorted villains whilst searching for the lost city of Tobanya.
A live-action segment filmed on location, it featured the shipwrecked Professor Irwin Hayden and his crew – including a young man named Michael Vincent, who would come to be known as teen idol Jan-Michael Vincent.
Many of the episodes were directed by Richard Donner, who would later helm the Lethal Weapon saga.
Prof. Irwin Hayden
Lincoln ‘Linc’ Simmons