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Welcome Galactic Castaways, this is Alpha Control the podcast about Irwin Allen’s classic 1960’s Sci-Fi Adventure television series LOST IN SPACE. Listen to a comprehensive review of one episode of the series per podcast. We also release special shows and interviews focusing on subjects directly related to Lost in Space. Alpha Control is an interesting, fun walk down memory lane with two fans who grew up watching Lost in Space that finally get the opportunity to share their knowledge and love of the show with a wider audience.

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Jul 5, 2018


EPISODE SYNOPSIS: Smith encounters a strange metallic object crawling toward him. It is evidently constructed for collecting data & soil samples. Everyone is interested as it must obviously have been sent by some ‘intelligent’ form of life. The next day Will comes across a humanoid boy, the same age as himself. They rapidly make friends & find they have much in common. The space boy & his parents are ‘Taurons’, who are scouting out the planet to see if it is suitable for colonization. The second time Will sees the boy, he sneezes & the ‘Tauron’ boy, instantly contaminated by Earth germs, falls seriously ill.  Will helps him to a nearby cave & stays with him. Both families are highly concerned by the disappearance of their sons & Smith, through his usual blunderings & deceit, sows the seeds of mistrust on both sides.

PRODUCTION OVERVIEW-Writer: Barney Slater & Herman Groves, Director: Sobey Martin, Producer: Jerry Briskin, Executive Producer: Irwin Allen.

Film dates: 19-26 OCT 1965 (6.25 days), Air date: Wednesday November 17, 1965 (no Summer Repeat)

PODCAST SYNOPSIS: Intro-Welcome, Production Notes, Show review, Next Week Preview, Outro