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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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Apr 26, 2018



EPISODE SYNOPSIS: Island in the Sky

In the Derelict Alien ship’s control room, John had discovered a neighboring planet with a mass nearly equivalent to Earth. They decide to land there to make necessary repairs. While they orbit the planet, Robinson leaves the ship to land & investigate further. Smith who reprogrammed the Robot to respond only to his commands, tries to take over & return to Earth. Don foils him but, in the process, the ship crash lands. No one is hurt & the family sets out to find John who was only able to activate his ‘Para-jets’ in the nick of time before touching down on the planet’s surface. They find him on the edge of a crater along with a monkey-like creature that Penny adopts and names Debbie. Meanwhile, Smith reprograms the Robot to destroy anyone he finds alone excepting Don, whom Smith needs to pilot the ship back to Earth. The Robot finds Will alone & prepares to destroy him…

PRODUCTION OVERVIEW-Writer: Norman Lessing (story by S. Wincelberg), Director: Tony Leader, Producer: Jerry Briskin, Executive Producer: Irwin Allen.

Film dates: 10-19 August 1965 (8 days), Air date: Wednesday Sep 29, 1965 (no-summer repeat)

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