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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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Jun 14, 2018

Invaders From the Fifth Dimension

EPISODE SYNOPSIS: A spaceship from another galaxy lands on the planet. One of its necessary computers has worn out & it cannot get back to its own star system without a replacement. A human brain will do to replace the missing part, the aliens tell Smith, who discovers them. They will take him, shrinking his body to fit into the required space. Smith terrified, offers them Will in his place, as being a better fit. He cons the boy into going along with him to the spaceship, telling him he has a plan by which, together, they will save the others. Will is fitted into the space but he is so grief-stricken at the thought of leaving his family that he is unable to do the necessary computations; his emotion causing the computer to burn out.

PRODUCTION OVERVIEW-Writer: Shimon Wincelberg, Director: Lenard Horn, Producer: Jerry Briskin, Executive Producer: Irwin Allen.

Film dates: 29 SEP-7 OCT 1965 (7 days), Air date: Wednesday November 3, 1965 (Wednesday, August 31, 1965 repeat)

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