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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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Sep 13, 2018


EPISODE SYNOPSIS: Tucker, a sky pirate, makes a forced landing on the planet as his spaceship is urgently in need of repairs. Holding Will as a hostage, he bargains with the Robinson to repair his ship in order to get the boy back. Will is fascinated by Tucker and his tale of pirate adventures in space. Tucker is being pursued by a “THING” from the planet Cygnet 4, his last stopover. He doesn’t know why. The “THING” tracks him down and, to escape it, Tucker and the family take refuge in the Jupiter 2. But when it looks as though they will all be destroyed Tucker leaves the ship to save the others. In his headlong flight he drops a curious forecasting instrument he had picked up while on Cygnet 4.

PRODUCTION OVERVIEW-Writer: Carey Wilber, Director: Sobey Martin, Producer: Jerry Briskin, Executive Producer: Irwin Allen.

Film dates: January 4-12, 1966 (7 Days) Air Date: January 26, 1966 / Repeat June 6, 1966

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


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