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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 12, 2018


EPISODE SYNOPSIS: Smith and Will discover a strange device which has the power to materialize an object the holder has in mind. Immediately there is great competition amongst the whole family for its services. But instead of being a blessing, it only makes the users progressively greedier. Quarrels break out as to whose turn is next and even cheating is resorted to, while necessary chores are left undone waiting for the ‘thought machine’ to do them instead. Robinson anxious at this change in his family, orders Smith to take the device back to where he found it. Smith is secretly determined to keep it but an Alien creature appears & silently demands what is evidently his property.

PRODUCTION OVERVIEW-Writer: Barney Slater, Director: Sutton Roley, Producer: Jerry Briskin, Executive Producer: Irwin Allen.

Film dates: 27 Oct-4 Nov 1965 (7 days), Air date: Wednesday November 24, 1965 (Summer Repeat September 7, 1965)

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