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Hello Galactic Castaways, this is ALPHA CONTROL - the podcast about Irwin Allen’s classic 1960’s Sci-Fi Adventure television series LOST IN SPACE. Strap in with your 'Mission Controller', Laen August for compelling guest interviews - exploring subjects directly related to LOST IN SPACE. On some missions, Laen is joined by his old college chum and 'Co-Controller'; Kurt Kuersteiner - for comprehensive podcast reviews of individual original series episodes! Alpha Control Podcast is a fun-filled, informative & very high production value 'walk down memory lane' - exploring all things LOST IN SPACE. Welcome aboard as we "Blast Off" together to celebrate Irwin Allen's 'LOST IN SPACE'.

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Aug 18, 2021

The Android Machine

EPISODE SYNOPSIS: Dr. Smith finds an alien machine; he presses a button & a silver-clad android named Verda appears. She tells him he has ordered her & now she is his property forever and cannot be returned. The children take to her & she becomes so attached to them that she tries to sacrifice herself to save them when they are attacked by a monster. When an alien arrives to demand payment for the android, Smith, anxious to get rid of her, says she is defective. The alien is prepared to have her destroyed, but the children plead with their father to save her by trading some of their valuable deutronium fuel for her. But when the alien discovers that Verda has become so human that she is willing to sacrifice herself for love, he declares that she is far too valuable to be destroyed.

PRODUCTION OVERVIEW-Writer: Bob & Wanda Duncan, Director: Don Richardson, Producer: William D. Faralla, Executive Producer: Irwin Allen.

Film dates: 12 – 19 Aug 1966 (5 days), Air date: Wednesday October 26, 1966 (no summer release)

PODCAST SYNOPSIS: Intro-Welcome, Production Notes, Show review, Next Week Preview, Outro. This podcast was recorded on 7/7/2021


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