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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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Aug 9, 2018


EPISODE SYNOPSIS: Dr. Robinson and Don have found a small vein of petroleum which they have mined for fuel to blast their spaceship off the planet. Unfortunately, a cyclamen-like plant, which has the power to ingest anything it finds and duplicate an image of it, swallows a can of deutronium hidden by Smith for use as a bargaining factor in case the Robinsons plan to leave him behind. The cyclamen, nourished by this element, starts growing rapidly. It lures Judy close enough to be ingested and turns out a duplicate image of her to steal the rest of the deutronium for its use. Now it grows so big that its tendrils completely envelop the spaceship.

PRODUCTION OVERVIEW-Writer: William Read Woodfield and Allan Balter, Director: Justus Addiss, Producer: Jerry Briskin, Executive Producer: Irwin Allen.

Film dates: 26 November - 3 December 1965, Air Date: Wednesday, December 15, 1965 (summer repeat May 4, 1966)

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