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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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EPISODE SYNOPSIS: The sources of water on the planet are drying up. The Robinsons have rigged up a water-conversion unit but it doesn’t supply enough for their needs. It becomes vital to find a new source. They set off in search & find an oasis. The water isn’t drinkable but there is a lot of fruit growing there. They bring some back with them to test if it is safe to eat. Smith sees the fruit and eats some, not knowing that it has not yet been tested. The result is that he & the pet 'Bloop' Debbie, who also ate some, start to grow at such a rate that they become Giants overnight. Smith thinks the Robinsons have done this to him purposely because earlier he had taken more than his share of the water for a shower. He plans revenge & leaves the camp taking a fuel cell from the water-conversion unit with him. Maureen goes after him & convinces him to return to the ship with the fuel cell, while they try to find a cure for Smith’s (& Debbie’s) condition

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

Film dates: 8-18 OCT 1965 (6.75 days), Air date: Wednesday November 10, 1965 (no Summer Repeat)

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