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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 20, 2018


EPISODE SYNOPSIS: Smith gets rid of some blasting materials by throwing them into a nearby bog. The resulting explosion causes an angry, invisible presence to materialize from the marsh that night and make its way to the Jupiter 2 where it wreaks havoc until daylight. Smith, who has been trying to call up spirits with a Ouija board, thinks the manifestation is his dead Uncle Thaddeus. Believing that his uncle needs to be placated, he persuades Will to go to the marsh with him the following night to perform incantations. During the proceedings, Will drops the lantern and falls into the bog while looking for it. Although he clambers out again he has now become invisible. Smith discovers, to his terror, that the angry presence is not his uncle. As he is unable to Will, he thinks that he has drowned.

PRODUCTION OVERVIEW-Writer: Peter Packer, Director: Don Richardson, Producer: Jerry Briskin, Executive Producer: Irwin Allen.

Film dates: January 13-21, 1966 (7 Days) Air Date: February 2, 1966 / Repeat June 8, 1966.

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