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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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May 10, 2019


EPISODE SYNOPSIS: Smith and Will discover an ultra-sophisticated spaceship which the Robot reports is capable of circumnavigating the universe at the velocity of light squared, but warns that there could be great hazards in such a flight. Will gets in, and inadvertently sets it in flight. He returns shortly with his intellect tremendously stimulated. Smith, wanting the same advantages, also takes a flight but he returns just a doddering old man. Will thinks that another trip, with the ships guidance system in reverse, might return Smith to the way he was. Smith says he is too old and frail to take the risk so Will agrees to try it first. The alien owner of the spaceship appears, angrily demands the return of his ship and seizes smith as a hostage.

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

Film dates: March 22-30, 1966 (7 days).

Air Date: April 20, 1966. / Repeat August 19, 1966.

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


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